The goal of the Ph.D. program at IIIT-Delhi is to empower students to become part of the global research ecosystem, and contribute to research organizations and top class universities across the world. The program is based on the best practices models at top universities across the world. IIIT-Delhi offers Ph.D. programs in Computational Biology (CB), Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE), Human-Centered Design (HCD), Mathematics (Maths), and Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH).
"Candidates qualified for UGC/CSIR JRF, DST INSPIRE, DBT Fellowship and fresh B.Tech. graduates with research aptitude are strongly encouraged to apply. GATE score is not mandatory."
For discipline wise minimum eligibility criteria, please click here. The concerned Department may use higher cut off levels for shortlisting besides giving due consideration to the way questions are answered in the application form. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/Differently abled categories would be eligible for relaxations, as per norms, in the selection criteria.
Regular Ph.D. - Students who are not holding regular work/employment and are primarily engaged in their academic program only.
Sponsored Ph.D. - IIIT-Delhi allows highly motivated working professionals to pursue a Ph.D. degree while still employed at the sponsoring organization. Click here for more details.
Students joining the Ph.D. program as regular student will be considered for Institute Fellowship. Presently institute is offering fellowship at the rate of Rs.31,000/- per month in the 1st & 2nd year and Rs.35,000/- per month in 3rd & 4th year. For 5th year, fellowship is at the reduced rate that is, Rs. 30,000/- per month.
Additional Financial Support
- Support upto Rs 50k is provided towards purchase of laptop/ desktop.
- Contingency grant of Rs.10k per annum.
Institute Travel Grant
Full time Ph.D. students are encouraged to present their research work at International Conferences. Financial support of up to Rs. 2L for the entire duration of the program is available.
Overseas Research Fellowship (ORF)
Support upto US $6000 may be considered in deserving cases to conduct research collaborations with reputed Universities/Labs abroad for a period of 3 to 6 months.
Rolling Admissions - It is meant for candidates who have a clear idea of the area they want to work. The interested candidates are expected to interact with the concerned faculty member(s) in IIIT-Delhi and get their consent for working with him/her. However, such candidates will undergo a full selection process before being admitted to the Ph.D. program. Click here for more details.
Regular Admissions - The regular admission happens in two cylces; once during February - April every year (for Monsoon Session) & other during September-November every year (for Winter Session).
Applications are invited from eligible candidates through an open advertisement. Admission is generally offered on the basis of an interview and/or written test, if necessary. The Institute will invite a limited number of candidates for a written test and interview based on the academic records, statement of purpose, etc. The final selection will be mainly based on academic credentials, written test and/or interview. The candidates who do not qualify in the written test need not appear for interview. The reserved category candidates will be given due relaxation in cutoff marks as per the norms.
The outstation candidates (non-NCR) who are shortlisted to appear for the written test/ interview, will be reimbursed their travel fare by second sleeper or public bus fare by the shortest route, whichever is cheapest. They will have to furnish the proof of travel. If a candidate decides to choose a different mode (e.g. 3AC, air, etc.), they will be only reimbursed the second sleeper or public transport bus fare by the shortest route.
- Candidates can apply only through the online application portal. There is no provision for offline submission of application forms.
- If you are applying for more than one discipline, please submit a separate application for each discipline.
- After successful submission of the application form, you will receive an application number and a link to download the application form. Please save the application form. You need to furnish hardcopy of the application form and self-attested copies of all the relevant documents at the time of interview.
- Incomplete applications will be rejected.
- The application fee for Ph.D. program is as follow:
Rs.150/- : For SC/ST/ PD candidates
Rs.300/- : For other candidates
- Apply Online Here.
Note: The Institute reserves the right to call or not to call eligible candidates for the admission process.
|Start Date of Online Application||23rd February 2021|
|Last Date of Application|
|Date of Interview (CB)||24th April 2021|
|Date of Interview (Maths)||Round - I - May 2 (Sunday), May 3 (Monday), and May 4 (Tuesday)
Round - II - May 10 (Monday) and May 11 (Tuesday)
|Date of Interview (ECE)||31st May 2021|
|CB||Computational Structural biology|
Computer Science and Engineering
|CSE||Software-defined Networking (SDN)|
|CSE||ML for speech and audio processing|
|CSE||Computer Vision & Deep Learning|
|CSE||Distributed/Federated Machine Learninng, Concurrent/Learned Data Structures|
|CSE||Computer Graphics, 3D visualization and AI|
|CSE||Machine Learning and Computer Vision|
|CSE||Geometric Computer Vision and Deep Learning|
|CSE||High Performance Computing|
|CSE||Knowledge Graphs, Multimodal data analysis, Semantic Web|
Electronics and Communications Engineering
|ECE||AI/ML for Wireless|
|ECE||ML/AI in Healthcare|
|ECE||Quantum transport in Spintronics Devices|
|ECE||Circuits and Systems for Safety Applications|
|ECE||In-Memory Compute with emerging Memory Technologies like PCM, RRAM, MRAM etc|
|ECE||System on Chip Design|
|ECE||Geometric Computer Vision and Deep Learning|
|Maths||Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing|
|Maths||Non - Classical Logics|
|Maths||Algebra and quantum coding, Algebraic Combinatorics|
Social Sciences and Humanities (LACH)
|SSH (LACH)||Transcendental Idealism, phenomenology, Social and Political Philosophy, Marx and the Critical Theory tradition, Ethics, Philosophy of Technology|
|SSH (LACH)||Disciplinary Area: Political Science/ Development Studies Thematic Focus: Urban Governance and Politics, Urban Theory, Digital and Smart Cities, Institutional Change, Everyday Democracy|
|SSH (LACH)||Politics (Thematic areas: Democratic governance, public participation, social movements, Civic media and journalism)|
|SSH (LACH)||Political Philosophy, Ethics, Moral Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Ethics of AI|
|SSH (LACH)||Health and ICTs, Digital Inequalities, ICT for D, Psychological Health and Wellbeing in minority communities|
Social Sciences and Humanities (Economics / Cognitive Science)
|SSH (Economics)||Microeconomics, Game Theory and allied areas|
|SSH (Cognitive Science)||Attention, Visual perception|
Last updated: 20-09-2021