Ph.D. Admission in Civil Engineering at IIT Delhi (Session 2024-2025)

Ph.D. Admission in Civil Engineering at IIT Delhi (Session 2024-2025)
Ph.D. Admission in Civil Engineering at IIT Delhi (Session 2024-2025)

The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) invites applications for Ph.D. admission in the Civil Engineering Department for the session 2024-2025. We are looking for bright and motivated students to join our research groups and contribute to cutting-edge research in various areas of Civil Engineering.

Application Deadline: April 4th, 2024, at 4:00 PM IST

Apply Online: You can find the application link on the official IIT Delhi website.

For more information:

  • Visit the Civil Engineering Department website: IIT Delhi Civil Engineering Department: https://civil.iitd.ac.in/
  • Contact the Ph.D. admissions committee: phd.civil@iitd.ac.in

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission of Online Application Commences onMarch 20, 2024 (12:00 noon)
Last Date for Submission of Online Application and Application FeeApril 04, 2024 (04:00 pm)
Range of Dates for Test / InterviewMay 14 – June 14, 2024
Orientation for New PG StudentsJuly 18, 2024
Registration for New PG StudentsJuly 18 – July 19, 2024
Commencement of ClassesJuly 22, 2024

IIT Delhi is a premier institute in India for engineering education and research. The Civil Engineering Department at IIT Delhi offers a vibrant research environment with faculty members who are leading experts in their fields. If you are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and contributing to impactful research, then IIT Delhi is the perfect place for you.

Ph.D. Admission in Civil Engineering at IIT Delhi (Session 2024-2025)
Ph.D. Admission in Civil Engineering at IIT Delhi (Session 2024-2025)

Here are some of the research areas in which the Civil Engineering Department at IIT Delhi has expertise:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Construction Engineering and Management

I encourage you to visit the Civil Engineering Department website to learn more about the research groups and faculty members.

Application Process:

The application process for Ph.D. admission at IIT Delhi is online. You will need to submit an online application form, along with your transcripts, CV, statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation. The selection process is based on the candidate’s academic record, research experience, and statement of purpose.

If you have any questions about the Ph.D. admission process, please contact the Ph.D. admissions committee at phd.civil@iitd.ac.in.

I hope this blog post has been helpful. I encourage you to apply for Ph.D. admission in the Civil Engineering Department at IIT Delhi if you are interested in pursuing a research career in this field.

ADMISSION PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS

I.    Ph.D. Programmes

The award of the Ph.D. degree is in recognition of high achievements, independent research, and application of scientific knowledge to the solution of technical and scientific problems. Creative and productive inquiry is the basic concept underlying research work. The details of research programmes in various Departments/ Centres/ Schools are given in Annexure I.

Admission to the Ph.D. Programmes: Admission to the Ph.D. programmes is normally made on the basis of an interview of eligible candidates conducted by the Department/Centre/School concerned, through its Department Research Committee (DRC) / Centre Research Committee (CRC)/ School Research Committee (SRC). DRC/CRC/SRC may decide to conduct a written test as well, or multiple interviews, or other ways or testing, in order to screen the candidates. Applications are invited from candidates by advertising the programmes in Employment News/web portals in March for the first semester and in October for the second semester every year.

Admission Schedule: Normally, Ph.D. programmes are advertised in the month of March and October each year, and test/interviews are carried out in the months of May and December. Further, admission to the Ph.D. programme is possible at any time of the year with the application being processed and candidates interviewed by the respective DRC/CRC/SRC. Ph.D. scholars can join the Institute at any time of the year, though the course registration will be possible only at the beginning of the subsequent semester. Such candidates must also fulfill the required academic qualification / experience at the time of the interview. They must join the Institute within 4 weeks after the issue of admission offer unless specifically permitted otherwise. Admission is subject to the vacancy being available in the relevant specializations.

I(a) Minimum Qualifications for admission to Full-time Ph.D. Programmes:

Table 1 defines the minimum qualifications required for admission to full-time Ph. D. programmes at IIT Delhi. Please note:

1. These are Institute minimum requirements and any Department/Centre/School operating through their DRC/CRC/SRC can specify higher short-listing criteria than what is specified here.
  • This table includes most of the degrees, but each DRC/CRC/SRC is free to specify the qualifications and disciplines acceptable for admission to their programmes.
  • Candidates in the final year of their programmes and who expect to complete all their qualifying degree requirements before the date of registration are also eligible to apply for admissions. For short-listing purposes, their performance until the preceding semester (preceding year if their programmes are year based) would be considered but their admission would be provisional, subject to their meeting the minimum eligibility criteria after their final qualifying examination results are announced. In any case, all admissions

are provisional at first and it is confirmed only after all certificates and previous records are duly checked and verified, a process which may take a few weeks into the starting semester.

Table 1: Minimum Qualification for Admission to Full-time Ph.D. Programs

Sr. No.Qualifying DegreeMinimum Performance in the Qualifying Degree for General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)/EWS Category StudentsQualification Through National Level Examination Requirements
1.M.Tech./M.E./M.D./ M.Des. or equivalent60% marks or 6.00 CGPA on a 10-point scaleNil
2.M.Sc./MBA/M.A./ M.B.B.S. or equivalent60% marks or 6.00 CGPA on a 10-point scaleQualified GATE/CSIR/ UGC NET/ICAR/ICMR/ DST-INSPIRE fellowship
3.B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent70% marks or 7.00 CGPA on a 10-point scaleQualified GATE/CSIR/ UGC NET/CEED/ICAR/DST INSPIRE Fellowship

Exemptions, Relaxations and Clarifications:

  1. For SC/ST/PwD category candidates, the minimum performance in the qualifying degree (S. No. 1 & 2 in Table 1) is relaxed from 60% to 55% (CGPA relaxed from 6.00 to 5.50).
  2. For SC/ST/PwD category candidates, the minimum performance in the qualifying degree (Sr. No. 3 in Table 1) is relaxed from 70% to 65% (CGPA relaxed from 7.00 to 6.50).
  3. Qualifying degree performance is computed by aggregating performance over all the semesters/years of the qualifying degree, as per the credit or weightage system approved in the institution / board where the degree has been completed.
  4. Requirement of qualification in GATE / National Exam is waived for the following categories of applicants:
    1. Currently registered students in Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs) pursuing B. Tech./B.E./ Integrated M. Tech/ Integrated M. Sc. Programmes (or any other programme of minimum four year duration, admission to which is on the basis of JEE), who have completed 6 semesters or more, and have CGPA of 8.00 or above (on a 10 point scale). Such students must obtain a CGPA of 8.00 or above at the time of graduation, and before they formally register for the Ph.D. programme (80% aggregate marks, if marks are the primary mode of evaluation);
    1. Graduates of CFTIs (in the programmes marked under (i)) with a final graduation CGPA of more than 8.00 (80% aggregate marks, if marks are the primary mode of evaluation);
  • M.A or M.Sc. graduates from IITs with CGPA 8.00 or above.
  • For purposes of shortlisting, the primary method of evaluation (i.e., CGPA/CPI, or aggregate percentage, whichever is appropriate) followed by the institution where candidate has obtained his/her qualifying degree will be used by IIT Delhi for determining whether the candidate meets the final shortlisting requirements.
  • For assistantship purposes only (and not for qualification), candidates with M.B.B.S. qualification will be considered equivalent to M. Tech., for admission to Ph.D. programme in Centre for Biomedical Engineering;
  • For candidates with M.A. degree in English, a 5% relaxation in marks or 0.5 relaxation in CGPA may be permitted for admission to the Ph.D. programme in Humanities and Social Sciences;
  • Candidates holding an MBA degree are eligible for applying to the Ph.D. programme in the Department of Management Studies.

I(b) Minimum Qualifications for Admission to Part-time and Sponsored (full-time) Ph.D. Programmes:

The following eligibility conditions apply for Part-time and sponsored full-time programmes:

  1. Only employees of Public Sector Undertakings or Government Departments or Research and Development Organizations or Private Industries (approved by Faculty Boards) are eligible for admission to these programmes.
  2. The minimum full-time experience required after obtaining the qualifying degree and as on date of registration, is given below in Table 2:

Table 2: Experience Required for Admission to Part-time Ph.D./ M.Tech./ M.S.(R) Programmes

For Admission to Part-time ProgrammeQualificationsWork Experience (post-qualification)
Ph.D.M.E./M.Tech./M.S.(R)/M.D./M.Des. or equivalentNil
Ph.D.B.E./B.Tech. /M.Sc./M.A./M.B.A. /MBBS/ or equivalent, from CFTIs/Central Universities1 Year
Ph.D.B.E./B.Tech./M.Sc./M.A./M.B.A./MBBS or equivalent, and working in IIT Delhi* (Project or Regular)1 Year
Ph.D.B.E./B.Tech./M.Sc./M.A./MBA/MBBS or equivalent, from institutions other than CFTIs/Central Universities2 Years
M.Tech./M.S.(R)B.E./B.Tech./M.Sc or equivalent, from CFTIs/Central Universities6 Months
M.Tech./M.S.(R)B.E./B.Tech./M.Sc or equivalent, and working in IIT Delhi* (Project or Regular)6 Months
M.Tech./M.S.(R)B.E./B.Tech./M.Sc. or equivalent, from institutions other than CFTIs/ Central Universities)1 Year
  • Minimum qualification for these candidates is the same as for full-time candidates (Table 1), except that the requirement of qualifying in a national examination (column 3 in Table 1) is waived.
  • For part-time candidates from outside NCR (or at a radial distance of more than 50 km from IIT Delhi), there is a minimum residency requirement of 6 months. DRC/CRC/SRC may specify a higher residency requirement based on the courses recommended as well as the background.
  • Sponsored (full-time) candidates seeking admission to a Ph.D. programme on the basis of study leave, must submit a “Sponsorship Certificate” on a proper letterhead from the appropriate authority in the organization clearly stating the following:
    • for the period of his/her studies in the programme, the candidate would be treated as on duty with usual salary and allowances; and
    • that he/she will be fully relieved and granted study leave for a minimum period of 3 years (2 years for M.Tech. and equivalent degree holders).
  • Part-time candidates are required to submit a “No Objection Certificate” (NOC) on a proper

letterhead from the appropriate authority in the organization clearly stating the following:

  • the candidate is permitted to pursue studies on a part-time basis;
    • he/she will be fully relieved from duty and permitted to reside at the Institute for the period of required residency that is essential for completing the course work (this is not a requirement for candidates who are working in NCR or organizations located within a distance of 50 km from the Institute);
    • that his/her official duties permit him/her to attend required classes as per the Time
  • Through proper channel

Table of IIT Delhi;

  • that his/her official duties permit him/her to devote sufficient time for research;
    • facilities for research in the candidate’s field of research are available at the candidate’s place of work, in case the proposed Ph. D. research plan requires him/her to use these facilities when the candidate is physically present at this place of work.

Template of this NOC is available on the IIT Delhi PG admissions website. Kindly note that lack of confirmation and clarity on one or more of the above points in the NOC may make prevent the applicant’s application being processed, even if he/she qualify in the interview/screening.

Duration of the Programmes:

Minimum period of registration required for students with M.Tech. or equivalent qualifications is 2 years whereas those with B. Tech. or equivalent qualifications is 3 years. All candidates are allowed a maximum of 7 years for submission of their thesis.

Course Work and other Academic Requirements:

Breadth and depth of training pre- doctoral courses are offered by each Department/ Centre/ School. Normally, candidates having a B. Tech./ M.Sc./ M.A., or equivalent degree are required to complete a minimum of 12 or 20* credits (depending on the programme) with a minimum required DGPA of 7.50 and CGPA of 7.00. M. Tech. or equivalent degree holders are required to complete a minimum of 6* credits with a minimum required DGPA of 7.50 and CGPA of 7.00.

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