IIT Madras M.S/Ph.D Admissions (2018-2019), Apply Now!

By Himanshu Verma|Updated : March 20th, 2018

IIT Madras invites applications for (2018-2019) admissions to PhD and M.S(by Research) programmes under regular full time [with/without Half-time Teaching Research Assistantship (HTRA)] and part-time/external programmes funded by MHRD as well as fellowships from other funding agencies like CSIR, UGC, DST, ICMR, ICAR, AICTE etc. are available for those who have qualified for these schemes. in the departments of Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Design, Humanities & Social Sciences, Management Studies, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Ocean Engineering and Physics.

IIT Madras M.S. &PhD Admissions 2018, Apply Now

IIT Madras M.S and PhD Admissions Notification 2018


IIT Madras Admission 2018: Important Dates

S.NoParticularsImportant dates
1.Registration of Online Application begins01.03.2018
2.Last date for Registration of Online application31.03.2018
3.Interview and or Test [on or before]01.05.2018 to 11.05.2018
4.Selected candidates list display on the Department Website25.05.2018
5.Selected Candidates to join on09.07.2018

Programmes and Eligibility

Research Programs in various departmentsInterdisciplinary Research AreaQualifications required
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Bio-Technology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Design
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Management Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Metallurgical and Material Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Physics
  • Combustion
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Technology, including climate science and climate change
  • Nano/biomaterials and devices
  • Sustainability
  • Technology and policy
  • Computational sciences applied to
  • Environmental science and engineering in the following (and not restricted to) areas
  • MEMS, NEMS, Lab on a chip, microfluidics and applications
  • Bioengineering – applications and devices
  • Advanced sensors for national security and personal health

B.E/B.Tech or M.E/M.Tech in relevant branches for various departments

For Detailed Programmes and Eligibility Check here:

IIT Madras Post Graduate Programs & Eligibility

Selection Procedure

  • Eligible candidates possessing the minimum educational qualifications 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.
  • 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 PhD programme.
  • A few candidates may also be considered for admission to the Ph.D./M.S. programme without the assistantship also (Non-HTRA) under a Regular category.
  • The eligible qualifications are the same as for the Regular HTRA candidates. Such candidates have to enclose a letter along with the Application Form stating that they may be considered for admission even without assistantship (Non-HTRA).

Financial Assistance

Scholars admitted to PhD and M.S. programmes under Fulltime scheme are eligible for the following Half-time Teaching/Research Assistantship (HTRA) for which:

  • They should work for 8 hours per week in the Departments to earn this assistantship.
  • 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.


B.E/B.Tech/M.Sc. graduates or equivalent qualification with valid GATE/NETRs.25,000/- p.m. First 2 yearRs.28,000/- p.m. next 3 years

M.E/M.Tech/MBBS or equivalent qualificationRs.25,000/- p.m. First 2 years


In Engineering / ManagementRs.12400/- p.m. upto 3 years

Application Procedure

  • The Online Application Form & Admission Brochure (including the admission schedule along with the important dates) is available on the Institute website.
  • Application Fee:
    • General/OBC-NCL Male candidates: Rs.100/-
    • General/OBC-NCL Female candidates: Rs.50/-
    • SC/ST and PWD candidates: Rs.50/-
  • Candidates called for written test/interview should bring with them. The printed copy of the application submitted online along with Original & photocopies of relevant certificates.


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