Monday, October 3, 2011

Ph.D Programme in IITM

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) Ph.D MS Admission Notice 2012 

 

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) invites applications for Ph.D/ M.S Admissions for the session starting 2012 in its academic departments and a few advanced research centres in various disciplines of engineering and pure sciences like

Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Design, Humanities & Social Sciences Department, Department of Management Studies, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Ocean Engineering Department, Physics, Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility (SAIF),
Half-time Teaching/Research Assistantship (HTRA)
Scholars admitted to Ph.D. and M.S. programmes under regular scheme (fulltime) are eligible for Half-time Teaching/Research Assistantship (HTRA) for which:
(a) They should work for 8 hours per week in the Departments to earn this assistantship.
(b) Renewal of assistantship every semester will be contingent on enrolment, satisfactory progress in research work and good performance during the preceding semester in the discharge of responsibility as teaching/ research assistant.
Categories of admission for Ph.D and M.S

Candidates are admitted in different categories like
• Regular full-time scholars
• Research scholars sponsored under the Quality Improvement Programme (QIP).
• Staff members of the Institute
• External registration programme sponsored by and employed in industry/orgainsation having R & D facilities and recognised by DST or IIT Madras,
• Part-time basis from a reputed University/Institution/ Organisation.
 
MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSIONS:
For Regular (full time) Research Scholars:

Ph.D. in Engineering:
a) Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology or a Master’s degree by Research in Engineering/ Technology with a good academic record.

b) Master’s degree in Sciences with a good academic record and of exceptional merit where eligible, for the relevant Engineering discipline and with a valid GATE score or UGC/CSIR NET/NBHM or equivalent qualification in the relevant area tenable for the year of registration.

In the case of candidates with more than 5 years relevant experience after the Master’s degree, the requirement of a test score may be waived by the Selection Committee.

c) Candidates who have qualified for the award of Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology with exceptionally good academic record in an eligible discipline will be considered for direct admission to Ph.D. Programme as a regular full time scholar subject to the following conditions:

• B.Tech degree holder of an IIT with a minimum CGPA of 8.0 on a 10 point scale or with a valid GATE score.

• Bachelor’s degree holder in Engineering/Technology from any other University should be among the top 10 rank holders in the University and having a valid GATE score.

• Bachelor’s degree holder in Engineering/Technology from a reputed R & D organisation and having a proven research record.


Ph.D. in Sciences:

1. Master’ s degree in Sciences with a good academic record and having a valid GATE score or UGC/CSIR NET/NBHM or equivalent qualification tenable for the current year in the relevant area.

2. Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology are eligible with a good academic record.

1. B.Tech degree holder of an IIT are eligible with a minimum of CGPA of 8.0 on a 10.0 point scale or with a valid GATE Score.

2. B.Tech / B.E degree of any recognized University in India with a minimum CGPA of 8.0 on a 10.0 point scale or equivalent with valid GATE score.

3. Students who get more than 8.0 CGPA in M.Sc. in Science Departments of IIT Madras can be admitted directly to their Ph.D programme in Sciences with interview at departmental level; sanction of HTRA to these candidates is subject to the clearance of MHRD.


Ph.D. in Humanities and Social Sciences:

Master’ s degree in an eligible discipline with a good academic record or equivalent and having a valid GATE score or UGC/CSIR NET/NBHM or equivalent qualification tenable for the current year in the relevant area.


Ph.D in Management:

Masters degree or equivalent PG Diploma or Associateship in a relevant discipline, and a Bachelor’s degree with a good academic record OR Five year integrated masters degree / dual degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline with a good academic record

AND

Qualifying in national level examinations such as JMET /CAT /XAT /MAT /ATMA /GATE /UGC or CSIR / NET / JRF or Lectureship or equivalent or international level post graduate admission examination such as GMAT / GRE or equivalent. OR At least 5 years of managerial experience in lieu of the above examination. (This clause is only for Non-HTRA candidates)

Master s degree in Engineering / Technology with a good academic record or a Master s degree by Research in Engineering / Technology in a relevant discipline are exempted from qualifying in National level examinations.

For Institute staff members / Research Scholars under QIP / Research Scholars under External Registration / Research Scholars working on part-time basis:

For Research Scholars in the above categories, the minimum educational qualifications are the same as prescribed for Regular (full time) Research Scholars in 5.1.1 for admission to the Ph.D. Programme in the respective categories.

However, valid GATE score or CSIR/UGC NET/NBHM/JMET/CAT/AIMA/JRF or Lectureship or equivalent qualification as applicable for regular (full time) research scholars may not be required in these cases.
Minimum Educational Qualifications for M.S:

For Regular (full time) Research Scholars:


M.S. in Engineering :
a) Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology with valid GATE score or a Master’s degree in appropriate Sciences Management/Humanities and Social Sciences where eligible with a good academic record and a valid GATE score or CSIR/UGC NET/NBHM/JMET/CAT/AIMA or equivalent qualification tenable for the current year in the relevant areas.

b) Candidates having Associate Membership of the following professional bodies will also be eligible for admission to the M.S. programme of their parent discipline provided they have a valid GATE score and have passed both part A and part B of the Membership examinations with a good academic record.
The Institution of Engineers (India) (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Communications), the Aeronautical society of India, the Indian Institute of Metals, the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Institute of Electronics and Tele¬communication Engineering and other professional bodies approved by the Senate from time to time.

c) Candidates having qualified in MFT (Major Field Test) will also be eligible for admission to the M.S. programme if the concerned department opt for it.


M.S. in Entrepreneurship/Management
A) Bachelors degree or equivalent in any professional discipline of minimum four years duration or Masters degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, with a good academic record,

AND
B) A good score or pass in:

a) national I evel post graduate admission qualifying examinations such asJMET/CAT/XAT/MAT/ATMA/GATE/ UGC or CSIR NET JRF or Lectureship or equivalent, or

b) International level post graduate admission qualifying examination such as GMAT/GRE or equivalent

c) at least 3 years of managerial experience in lieu of the qualifying test. (This clause is only for non-HTRA candidates)

C) Candidates having qualified in MFT (Major Field Test) will also be eligible for admission to the M.S. programme if the concerned department opt for it.

For Institute staff members/Research Scholars under External Registration / Research scholars working on part-time basis:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or a Master’s degree in appropriate Sciences/Management / Humanities and Social Sciences where eligible with a good academic record.

However, valid GATE score or CSIR/UGC NET/NBHM/JMET/CAT/AIMA or equivalent qualification as applicable for regular (full time) research scholars may not be required in these cases.
Refer http://research.iitm.ac.in/msphdbrochure.pdf for list of eligible discipline in which the minimum educational qualifications have to be obtained by the candidate

Important Dates

Last date for Registration of application through on-line – 21.10.2011
How to Apply: For admission brochure and more details please visit http://research.iitm.ac.in