IIT Bombay Releases PhD Online Application Form for Autumn 2023-2024 - Check Details

IIT Bombay Releases PhD Online Application Form

Applications are invited ONLINE for admission to the Ph.D.,M.Tech., M.Tech.+ Ph.D. (Dual
Degree), M.Sc.-Ph.D.(Dual Degree) (Energy),Master in Public Policy (MPP), M.S. by
Research (CS & CMInDs), MA+Ph.D (Dual Degree) in Philosophy in the Department of
Humanities & Social Sciences, Master in Development Practice (MDP) (CTARA) and Master
of Arts by Research (MA.Res.) for the Academic Year 2023-24 starting from July 2023.


Chemical Engineering (CL) [Department of Chemical Engineering]
Chemistry (CH)

Minimum Eligibility criterion


A.5.1) General eligibility criterion for Admission in all academic units :
Departments, Centres, Schools and Interdisciplinary Groups:

Qualifying Degree:

1. Master’s or equivalent degree in Engineering/Technology
2. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology
3. Master’s or equivalent degree in science
4. Master’s or equivalent degree in Arts/Commerce (or allied subjects)

For qualifying degree listed under (2), (3) & (4), candidates must also fulfil
ONE of the following additional requirements:

a) Valid GATE/CEED/score

b) Selected through National Eligibility Test – UGC NET including
lectureship (Assistant Professorship)

c) Selected through a National level examination conducted by MHRD or its
agencies /Institutions such as UGC/ IIT/ IISc./ IISER/ IIIT etc.

(d) Selected provisionally for the DST-INSPIRE Fellowship (provisional
award letter to be produced


e) Minimum of TWO years of professional experience (acquired after
obtaining the qualifying degree and completed before the starting of the
semester in which admission is sought)

Marks / CGPA / CPI requirement in Qualifying Degrees (listed above):
For GN/EWS/OBC (NC) category

(a) a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate, OR

(b) a First Class as specified by the University, OR

(c) a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) / Cumulative
Performance Index (CPI) of 6.0 on the scale of 0-10, OR

(d) an equivalent to 6.0 on other corresponding proportional requirements
when the scales are other than 0-10.

(e) For master’s or equivalent degree in Arts/Commerce (or allied
subjects, a minimum of 55% marks will be considered for admission to
the Ph.D. programmes offered ONLY by Industrial Design Centre and

A.5.2) All Bachelor’s degree undergraduate course leading to a Bachelor’s,
Integrated Master’s or Bachelor-Master Dual Degree in Engineering, Sciences or Architecture offered by IITs (admitted through JEE) having a CGPA/CPI score of 8.00 (on 10 scale) and above from an Indian Institute of Technology or any of the CFTIs is exempted from the requirement of a valid GATE score for the consideration of General
Eligibility Requirement for admission.

In addition to general eligibility criterion, the applicants must also satisfy the
eligibility criteria specified for the respective Departments / Centres / Schools
/ Interdisciplinary Groups. Over and above the general eligibility criteria for admission, candidates need to satisfy additional criteria for financial support / fellowship, as specified
under specific admission categories [Please refer section 6.0]. The final selection process to Ph.D. programme to any Departments / Centres / Schools / Interdisciplinary Groups at IIT Bombay will be through written test and/or interview as specified by individual Department / Centre / Schools / Interdisciplinary Groups.

Important Guidelines for Ph.D. Application

  1. Please read the instructions given in the brochure carefully before filling up the application form.

2. Online Application Form & Information Brochure (including the admission schedule along with the important dates) is available on the Institute website at the following link,
http://www.iitb.ac.in/newacadhome/phd.jsp You are required to submit the application ONLINE. No Downloadable Forms will be available. After filling the form, you are advised to take a print of your application and keep the same for the record.

3. The application fee is as follows,

Women candidates : Rs. 150/­
SC/ST/PwD category candidates : Rs. 150/­
All other candidates : Rs. 300/­

The fee is to be paid by SBI Internet Banking/ Online Payment System and you do not have to submit the printed copy of the application. Applications without online payment details will not be considered.


Admission is offered on the basis of an interview held usually a month before the commencement of the semester for which admission is sought. The interview may be supplemented by a written test, if necessary. Merely satisfying the general eligibility criterion as well as criterion set for each admission category is no guarantee for being called for test/interview. Depending on the number of applications received and considering the constraints of time and other resources for conducting Written Test and
Interview, the Academic Units may put additional academic performance based shortlisting criterion.

Candidates called for the written Test/Interview under Teaching Assistantship (TA) category, only candidates belonging to SC/ST and PwD categories will be paid single second class return railway fare by the shortest route (as per rules) from their place of residence to the Institute. They have to produce evidence (Original/Photocopy of Railway Ticket) in support of their claim. A candidate called for more
than one discipline, can submit only one claim.


Various fees and deposits for the programme ­ as available on the following webpage
https://www.iitb.ac.in/newacadhome/FeesStructure.jsp under
https://www.iitb.ac.in/newacadhome/PGNewEntranceFeeStructureAutumnSem2022­23.pdf &


After a candidate has been admitted to the Institute, he/she has to make an application on a prescribed form for registration for the Ph.D. degree. This application will be considered by the Departmental Postgraduate Committee (DPGC) which will make appropriate recommendations to the Senate regarding (a) the course work prescribed for the candidate and (b) the date of registration. The period of validity of Ph.D. registration for all candidates is FIVE/SIX years from the date of confirmation of registration (Registration is confirmed as per rules, after successfully completion of course credit requirements).

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