IIT Bombay releases notification for PhD Admission Spring Semester 2018-­19

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has invited Online Applications for admission to the PhD Programmes for the Spring Semester of the Academic Year 2018­19, starting from January, 2019.

Key Dates: The online application portal will commence from 03 September 2018. The last date for submission of completed application form is 16 October 2018.

General Eligibility criterion for Admission in all Departments/ Centres/ Schools/ Interdisciplinary Groups:

ONE of the following in appropriate subject areas:

1) Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology or equivalent degree, with First class or 60% marks (55% marks for  SC/ST/PwD) as described in the PhD Information Brochure.

2)  One of the following:

(i)  Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology with First class or 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST/PwD) as described later in A.5.4.

(ii) Master’s degree in Science or equivalent degree, with First class or 60% marks  (55% marks for  SC/ST/PwD) as described later in A.5.4.

(iii) Master’s degree in Arts/Commerce or equivalent degree in allied subjects with a minimum of 55% marks (50% for  SC/ST/PwD), only for admission to the  Ph.D. programmes offered by the Industrial Design Centre and Department of Humanities & Social Sciences.

Candidates must also fulfill ONE of the following additional requirements:

  1. Valid GATE/CEED Score.
  2. Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) of CSIR/ UGC/ NBHM/ DBT/ ICAR/ ICMR/

ICPR or DST INSPIRE Fellowship.

iii. Candidates having UGC­NET Lectureship (LS)   are also eligible for Teaching Assistantship in addition to other academic qualifications in Humanities & Social Sciences Department.

  1. Minimum of 2 years of professional experience (acquired after obtaining the qualifying degree and completed before the starting of the semester in which

admission is sought).

In   addition   to   general   eligibility   criterion,   applicants   must   satisfy   the   eligibility criteria specified for the respective Departments/ Centres/Schools/ Interdisciplinary Groups. Further, for financial support the eligibility criteria for specific category has to be satisfied.

Admission for IIT BTech degree holders: Candidate having an B.Tech. degree from IITs and having a CGPA/CPI score of 8.00 (on 0­10 scale)  and above are exempted from requirement of GATE qualification. They   may   be   admitted   to   M.Tech.   Programme   under   TA/RA   positions   through written test and/or interview.

The PhD programmes are available in the following departments/Centres of IIT Bombay:

Aerospace Engineering

Biosciences and Bioengineering

Chemical Engineering


Civil Engineering

Climate Studies

Computer Science and Engineering


Earth Sciences

Educational Technology

Electrical Engineering

Energy Science and Engineering

Environmental Science & Engineering

Geoinformatics & Natural Resources Engineering

Humanities and Social Sciences (Economics, English, Philosophy, Sociology, Indian Science and Technology in Sanskrit)

Industrial Engineering and Operations Research



Mechanical Engineering

Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science

Centre for Research for Nanotechnology & Science


Centre for Policy Studies

Systems & Control Engineering

Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas

Centre for Urban Science & Engineering

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