IIT Kharagpur Post Graduate Programmes & Eligibility

By Ashish Singh Dhanjal|Updated : March 31st, 2020

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur invites applications for the Joint Masters and Ph.D programme in Engineering and City Planning for the admission year 2020-2021. This programme is designed to encourage bright candidates to enroll themselves for Ph.D after completion of first year of M.Tech/MCP programme. The programme is open to students of all categories with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/ M.Sc or equivalent professional degrees (AMIE etc.) and having a valid GATE score. Seats are reserved for OBC/SC/ST candidates and Persons with Disability (PwD) as per Government of India rules.

IIT Kharagpur Departments and Programmes

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering
  • Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering
    • Farm Machinery and Power
    • Land and Water Resource Engineering
    • Food Processing Engineering
    • Agricultural Biotechnology
    • Aquacultural Engineering
    • Agricultural Systems and Management
  • Department of Architecture and Regional Planning
    • City Planning
  • Department of Biotechnology
    • Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
    • Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering CE2
    • Transportation Engineering CE3
    • Environmental Engineering and Management CE4
    • Geotechnical Engineering CE5
    • Structural Engineering RR Railway Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
    • Machine Drives and Power Electronics (MDPE) 
    • Control System Engineering (CSE) 
    • Power and Energy Systems (PES) 
    • Instrumentation and Signal Processing (ISP)
  • Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering
    • Micro Electronics and VLSI Design 
    • RF and Microwave Engineering 
    • Telecommunication Systems Engineering 
    • Visual Information and Embedded Systems Engineering
  • Department of Geology and Geophysics 
    • Exploration Geosciences
  • Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Department of Mathematics
    • Computer Science and Data Processing
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    • Manufacturing Science and Engineering 
    • Thermal Science and Engineering 
    • Mechanical Systems Design
  • Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
    • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Department of Mining Engineering
    • Mining Engineering
  • Department of Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture
    • Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture
  • Department of Physics 
    • Solid State Technology
  • Advanced Technology Development Centre
    • Embedded Controls and Software
  • Centre for Educational Technology
    • Multimedia Information Processing
  • Centre for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences
    • Earth System Science and Technology
  • Cryogenic Engineering Centre
    • Cryogenic Engineering
  • Materials Science Centre
    • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Subir Chowdhury School of Quality and Reliability
    • Reliability Engineering
  • Rubber Technology Centre
    • Rubber Technology
  • G. S. Sanyal School of Telecommunications
    • Wireless Communications and Networks
  • Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management
    • Infrastructure Design and Management
  • School of Energy Science & Engineering
    • Energy Engineering
  • School of Medical Science and Technology
    • Medical Imaging and Informatics
  • School of Water Resources
    • Water Engineering and Management

Educational Qualification

  • B.E./B.Tech/B.Arch or Masters degree in Science/Arts or qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE, e.g. AMIE.
  • Applicants must qualify in GATE paper or NET qualified applicants are also eligible for admission to MCP.  
  • Candidates seeking admission to Joint M.Tech/MCP-Ph.D Programme of the Institute should have the following academic qualification:
    • GE/OBC: Minimum of 60% marks (OR a CGPA of 6.5 on a 10 point scale)
    • SC/ST/PWD: Minimum of 55% marks (OR a CGPA of 6.0 on a 10 point scale) 
    • For both the above cases, If the CGPA is on a different scale than 10.0, the eligibility of the candidates will be calculated corresponding to the equivalence stated above.
  • Candidates whose result is awaited (final year), marks sheet/certificate as evidence of passing the qualifying examination to be submitted latest by October 31, 2020.
  • NET Qualified candidates with fellowship having M.A or M.Sc Degree in Economics, Sociology, or Geography and having studied mathematics/statistics at the higher secondary level or at the graduate level are eligible to be considered for selection to MCP/Ph.D. Programme.
    • For applicant with Master Degree in Science subject should have 60% or above (55% marks or equivalent CGPA for Master's degree holders in Arts or Social Science subjects)

Important Note:

  • The admission will be based on either GATE Score only or on GATE Score (70 % weightage) and a personal interview (30 % weightage).
  • The personal interview will be conducted to test the following:
    • Motivation and aptitude for the Programme
    • Suitability for the department/centre
    • Skills in basic science, engineering, and relevant areas.
  • The personal interview will be conducted at IIT Kharagpur. 


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Rahul Gupta

Rahul GuptaMar 17, 2017

why gate cut off is not provided.
Sri Hari

Sri HariMar 18, 2017

Result not came how can v apply
Adityaa Mohanty
Does IIT have P.G. courses for life science??
Soumik Mukherjee
What is the cutoff for civil in gate to pursue mtech from iit kgp
Baji 273

Baji 273Mar 21, 2017

What is the rank required to get VLSI
Ceby Xavier

Ceby XavierMar 26, 2017

I got 793 as gate score..can i expect an interview call from this institute?
Aadya Sharma

Aadya SharmaMar 26, 2017

I got 729 marks ..712 rank. Any chances getting admission here ?
Harshit JAIN

Harshit JAINApr 20, 2017

What is Gate cutoffs for Civil General category students? Give the details for each branch of specialization?
Sai Vinay

Sai VinayApr 20, 2017

I have Ece background. Can I apply for mtech I'm cse. I have written gate in cs stream


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