(IITM) Indian Institute of technology Madras Ph.D. & M.S. Admissions – January 2008

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) is established as an autonomous institute of national importance in 1959 by the Government of India with an initial technical and financial support from Germany. IIT Madras with a number of well equipped laboratories, advanced research facilities, sophisticated services and computing and networking capabilities, is recognized to have done exceedingly well in the fields of higher technical education, research and industrial consultancy.

IIT Madras conducts academic programmes of B.Tech., Dual Degree (B.Tech. and M.Tech.), Integrated M.A, M.Tech., M.B.A, M.Sc., M.S. and Ph.D. in various disciplines. Located in about 225 hectares of natural flora and fauna, with 17 student’s hostels and about 1000 faculty/staff quarters, IIT Madras is one of the greenest residential campuses in the country. Faculties of international repute, a brilliant student community, excellent technical and supporting staff and an effective administration have all contributed to the pre-eminent status of IITM.

Applications are invited for admission to Ph.D and M.S programmes under regular full time [ with/without Half-time Teaching/Research Assistantship (HTRA )] and part-time/external in the engineering departments of Aerospace, Applied Mechanics, Biotechnology, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical, Engineering Design, Mechanical, Metallurgical & Materials and Ocean and in the departments of Chemistry, Humanities & Social Sciences, Management Studies, Mathematics and Physics. Application and Admission Brochure may be obtained by post with a request enclosing a self-addressed envelope (26 x 18 cm) and a demand draft for Rs. 250/- (Rs. 125/- in the case of SC/ST/PD/Female candidates) drawn in favour of “IIT Madras” payable at Chennai to the Assistant Registrar (Acad.), IIT Madras, Chennai 600036 on or before 19.10.2007 by post and upto 26.10.2007 in person. Reservations are applicable to SC/ST/Persons with Disability (PD) candidates as per Govt. of India rules. The envelope must be superscribed as “Request for application for Ph.D/M.S programme”. Candidates applying for more than one department should submit a separate application for each department. Application and Admission Brochure can also be downloaded from the website http://www.iitm.ac.in . Such candidates have to send the demand draft along with a hard copy of the filled in application.

Note: Candidates seeking admission to Chemistry, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Departments must apply online following the instructions given therein through the respective Website:

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ABOUT RESEARCH PROGRAMMES The IITM is internationally renowned for the quality and diversity of its research, with over 350 academic staff and 2800 post-graduate students. Ample opportunities are provided for research- minded students to hone their research skills and participate actively in pioneering research studies through Ph.D and M.S (by research) programmes. The faculties of engineering, science , Humanities and Management departments, along with their scholars do active research in frontier areas, which often results in highly acclaimed publications in International and National Journals and patents. Most of the research work is also presented in International and National conferences. A large number of sponsored research projects are funded by agencies such as the Department of Science &Technology, Aeronautical Research & Development Board, Indian Space Research Organisation, Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources and Defence Research & Development Organisation, Naval Research Board, Department of Electronics, IGCAR, Atomic energy agencies and other Organisations for tackling the challenging research issues of national interest. Our faculty also undertakes several application -oriented industrial consultancy projects with industries in India and abroad and collaborative research projects with foreign universities. Opportunities are available for interested students to participate in such sponsored research, industrial consultancy or collaborative research projects.

The Engineering, Science, Humanities and Management Departments of our Institute are equipped with excellent laboratories, facilities with state-of-the-art equipment. Research is being carried out on many areas of topical interest world wide. For example, research is carried out in areas such as Laser diagnostic applications, Non-destructive techniques, NMR spectroscopy, solid state physics and micro-electronic devices, Nano-materials technology, Bio-technology, Bio-medical research, Bio-chemistry, Wireless Local Loop technology, Alternative Energy sources and Emission Control, Composite materials, Finite Element modeling, Photo elasticity, Structural Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Ocean Engineering, Vibration & Acoustics, Rarefied Gas Dynamics, to name a few. The details of areas of research in the departments and research centres are given in this brochure. More detailed description of the research work undertaken in each department is available in the Institute website www.iitm.ac.in. Strong expertise exists among the faculty on both theoretical and experimental methods of research.

Research works are carried out in the interdisciplinary areas among the Departments which may be pursued by the research scholars for the Ph.D degree. A list of interdisciplinary areas is given in section 8.20.While the Office of the Dean, Academic Research administers the academic research activities, the Industrial Consultancy & Sponsored Research (IC & SR) wing of the Institute coordinates the sponsored research and consultancy activities.

Selection Procedure: Eligible candidates possessing the minimum educational qualifications (as given in section 5, eligible degree as given in section 6) and satisfying additional and stiffer criteria set by the departments from time to time, will be called for an interview and/or test by the Selection Committees of the respective departments. For candidates who have obtained PG degree 10 years earlier as on the last date prescribed for receipt of the completed application, a departmental test will be conducted. The applications of foreign nationals may be considered without a personal interview / test (details vide section 7). Based on the academic record and the performance of the candidates in the interview and/or test, the Departmental Selection Committee will recommend to the Chairman, Senate the names of candidates found suitable for admission to the Ph.D. programme.

CATEGORIES OF ADMISSION Categories of admission in Ph.D programme: a) Regular full-time scholars with or without Institute fellowship or with project support. b) Research scholars sponsored under the Quality Improvement Programme (QIP). c) Research scholars who are staff members of the Institute d) Research scholars under the external registration programme sponsored by and employed in industry/orgainsation having R & D facilities and recognised by DST or IIT Madras, national laboratories, reputed universities/colleges or employed in research/analysis jobs in public sector/private sector/government in the case of management area. ( A research scholar under the external registration programme will normally carry out part or all of his / her research work in the industry/organization/national laboratories/universities employing the scholar under the supervision of a co-guide also employed in the same organization and a guide at IIT Madras.) The candidate must have at least two years experience in the case of registration in Engineering/Sciences/Social Sciences and at least five years in the case of registration in Management. e) Research scholars working on a part-time basis from a reputed University/Institution/ Organisation. They should have two years experience for registration in Engineering, Sciences and Humanities & Social Sciences Depts. and five years in Management Studies Department. (A research scholar working on a part time basis shall normally carry out the research work at IIT Madras under the supervision of a guide at IIT Madras. The feasibility of doing this with sufficient intensity will be an important consideration in admitting the scholar in this category).

Categories of admission in M.S programme: a) Regular full time scholars with or without Institute fellowship or with project support.b) Research scholars who are staff members of the Institute. c) Research scholars under the external registration programme sponsored by and employed in industry/organisation having R & D facilities and recognized by DST or IIT Madras, national laboratories, reputed universities/colleges or employed in research/analysis jobs in public sector/private sector/government in the case of Management area. (A research scholar under the external registration programme will normally carry out part or all of his/her research work in the industry/organization/national laboratories/ universities employing the scholar under the supervision of a co-guide employed in the same organization and a guide at IIT Madras. The candidate must have at least two years experience). d) Research scholars working on a part-time basis from a reputed University/ Institution/Organization. They should have two years experience. (A research scholar working on a part-time basis shall normally carry out research work at IIT Madras under the supervision of a guide at IIT Madras. The feasibility of doing this with sufficient intensity will be an important consideration in admitting the scholar in this category).

Documents to be enclosed along with the Application Form:

  • Downloaded Applications form from the website www.iitm.ac.in should accompany a DD for Rs. 250 (Rs.125 for SC/ST/PD).
  • Copies of all Mark sheets / grade cards, degree certificates beginning from first degree towards proof of qualification. [Original certificates should not be enclosed].
  • Copy of Community Certificate in the case of SC/ST/OBC candidates issued by the respective State Government.
  • Authorised Doctor’s Certificate with disability descriptions in the case of P e r s o n with Disabled (PD) candidates.
  • Copy of GATE score or NET (UGC-JRF/Lectureship/CSIR/ DAE-JEST) or other fellowship award.
  • Employer’s Certificate in the prescribed format (received along with Application Form) in the case of candidates applying under the following scheme:
  • External Scheme. A copy of the degree certificate of the proposed Co-guide also has to be enclosed.
  • Part-Time scheme sponsored by reputed University / Institution / organization.
  • Project Co-ordinator’s certificate in the prescribed format and a copy of project appointment letter from Dean IC & SR of IITM in the case of Project Associate if already appointed.

Whom to send filled in Application: Filled in Application with all enclosures superscribed as _Application for Ph.D/M.S Programme should be sent to

  • The Deputy Registrar (Academic)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600 036
  • Telephone : (044) 2257 8034 Fax : (044) 2257 8042
  • Email : dracad@iitm.ac.in

Candidates seeking admission to Electrical Engineering Dept. must apply online through the website http://www.ee.iitm.ac/msphd/ following the instructions given there. Such candidates have to send the Demand Draft for Rs. 250/-(Rs.125/- in the case of SC/ST/PD candidates) along with a hard copy to the above address.

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Important Dates & Information

  • Issue of Application forms and also downloadable from IITM website

 

23.09.2007

  • Last date for receipt of requisition for application form by post

 

19.10.2007

  • Last date for receipt of completed application form at counter/by post

 

26.10.2007

  • Candidates to join on

 

02.01.2008

Intimation on interview and/or test will be given by the respective Departments

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