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Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur - Kharagpur 721 302
Phone : 03222-2820-91/93/94/95 FAX : 03222-278243
Email : gate @ adm.iitkgp.

Joint MTech/MCP-PhD Programme 2015

The programme is open to candidates of all categories with Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/M.Sc or equivalent professional degrees (AMIE etc.) and having valid GATE score.

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.

Eligibility criteria:

(1) For institutes awarding degree based on aggregate marks secured in all years of the qualifying degree:
(a) GE/OBC: Min. of 60% marks (or a CGPA of 6.5 on a 10 point scale)
(b) SC/ST/PwD: Min. of 55% marks (or a CGPA of 6.0 on a 10 point scale)

(2) For institutes awarding degree based on aggregate marks secured in the final two semesters or final year of the qualifying degree:
(a) GE/OBC: Min. of 60% marks (or a CGPA of 6.5 on a 10 point scale)
(b) SC/ST/PwD: Min. of 55% marks (or a CGPA of 6.0 on a 10 point scale).

All selected candidates, graduating in 2015 have to produce the original certificates and mark sheets of the final qualifying degree by 31st October, 2015. Seats are reserved for OBC/SC/ST candidates and persons with disability (PwD) as per Government of India rules.

B.Tech students graduating from any of the IITs in 2015 or graduated in 2014 having CGPA 8.0 or above may be admitted to the Post-Graduate programme without GATE score. However, they have to follow the formal process as indicated in the website.

Please note that candidates seeking admission to the above programmes under sponsored category, have to apply separately. These candidates are advised to visit the institute website for details on the admission procedure.

Application Procedure
Application for Joint MTech/MCP-PhD programme is to be submitted by an online process only by accessing the "Apply Online" link from 18th March 2015 to 8th April 2015. Fee payment has to be made online only and all the necessary qualifying certificates and documents have to be uploaded online at the time of submitting the application.

Hardcopy of the application and documents are not required.

The online application process consists of the following pages (menus)

A. How to Register:
To start with, candidates need to register with their email ids, a password of at least 8 characters, date of birth (as per GATE score card), GATE Year, GATE Registration Number, current category (category in which you are applying for), qualifying degree as per Table 4, background discipline as per Table 5. Note that the data entered during the registration can not be changed later.

B. Upon successful registration, a candidate would be able to login with registered email and password to progressively fill in information pertaining to each of the above five pages.

C. Please note that application process is sequential in nature. Hence an applicant will not be able to go to Academic page without filling in and subsequently saving requisite details in Profile page.

D. Applicants should fill up the profile page first. Note that some of the fields in this page have been automatically populated and disabled to edit. Applicant should fill the remaining data and click save to go to Academic page. Save academic details to go to fee payment page.

E. In Fee payment page, applicants are requested to fill up the fee payment details. The application fee is Rs. 500/- for GE/OBC Male/Transgender Candidates and Rs. 250/- for all Female or PwD/SC/ST Candidates. The Application fee is non refundable.

F. At the Photo upload page, candidates are urged to go through the Instructions before uploading soft copies of a) candidate passport size photos and b) candidate hand written signature. All files being uploaded should be in jpg format.

G. Finally, the candidate should go ahead and freeze the application. Please note that no further editing in any form is possible once the application is frozen.


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

Important Note: For specializations where admission is based on both GATE score and interview, a candidate who fails to appear for the personal interview will not be considered for admission.


For the first two years of M.Tech/MCP Programme students receive an assistantship of Rs. 12400.00 per month. Students permitted to continue with the Ph.D Programme will receive an additional assistantship of Rs. 4000.00 per month in the second year of their study and Rs. 25000.00 per month after enrolment for Ph.D. However, the additional assistantship will be paid retrospectively after the Ph.D registration. The revised assistantship will be applicable subject to the approval of the competent authority.

An applicant admitted to a post-graduate programme with assistantship will not be eligible for admission with assistantship in any other programme at this institute or any other Institution on the basis of the same GATE scorecard.

Tentative Date:
Commencement of online Application Form submission 18th March 2015 (Wednesday)
Website Closure for submission of online Application Form 8th April 2015 (Wednesday)
Call letter for shortlisted candidates for interview via e-mail To be announced later
Release of First List Offer (Direct Admission based on GATE Score only) To be announced later
Acceptance of First List (Direct Admission) To be announced later
Personal Interviews for shortlisted candidates at IIT Kharagpur To be announced later
Final offer (Direct Admission as well as based on interview) 3rd July 2015 (Friday)

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Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur - Kharagpur 721 302
Phone : 03222-2820-91/93/94/95 FAX : 03222-278243

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