IIT Dharwad PhD Admission 2024 Notification


Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Dharwad announces PhD Program Admission 2024 (Autumn Semester)  


IIT Dharwad PhD Admission 2024 – Indian Institute of Technology, Dharwad invites applications for Admission to PhD (Doctoral of Philosophy) Program for the academic year 2024-23 (Autumn Semester). IIT DHARWAD is an autonomous premier Science and Technology Institute established by the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India in 2016 under the mentorship of IIT Bombay. IIT DHARWAD has established the Global Centre of Excellence for Affordable and Clean Energy (GCOE ACE) from the Corporate Social Responsibility contributions from Honeywell Foundation. The mission of the centre is to make Affordable and Clean Energy (ACE) a backbone of India’s development. 


IIT Dharwad PhD Admission 2024


Departments Offering PhD Program

  • Biological Sciences and Bioengineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • HSS
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering
  • Physics


Important Dates

  • Applications open: March 2024
  • Last Date to apply online: April 2024
  • Announcement of shortlist of eligible candidates: May 2024
  • Interview Schedule: May to June 2024
  • Declaration of provisional list of selected & waitlisted candidates: June 2024
  • Admission process for recommended candidates: June 2024
  • Admission for waitlisted candidates: June 2024


Eligibility Criteria

Biological sciences and Bioengineering

  • M.Tech/MSc. or equivalent in Bioinformatics/ Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Microbiology/ Computer Science or other allied biology subjects.
  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) of CSIR/UGC/DST INSPIRE/DBT/MHRD/ICMR or any other relevant funding agencies.


  • M.Sc. or equivalent degree in any area of Chemistry/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Microbiology/Pharmacy and/or any other related areas.
  • The candidates must also fulfill any one the following additional requirements:
  • Valid GATE Score or M.Phil or M.Tech./M.E. or equivalent degree in chemistry (for TA category)-applicable to SC, ST, EWS or PWD candidates only for this round
  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) of CSIR/UGC/DST INSPIRE/DBT/MHRD/ICMR or any other relevant funding agencies (for FA category)-open to all social categories

Civil Engineering

  • M.Tech. or equivalent degree in Civil Engineering with the specialization of Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Structural Engineering, Water Resource Engineering and Environmental Engineering (or any other equivalent PG specialization in Civil Engineering)

Computer Science & Engineering

  • M.Tech. or equivalent degree in Computer Science and Engineering or any related stream.

Electrical Engineering

  • M.Tech., MS, ME or equivalent degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, or any related stream. OR
  • MSc in Mathematics and Statistics with valid GATE or NET scores, or any related stream.

Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)

  • Qualifying Degree (Economics) : Master’s Degree in Economics / Engineering / Science/ Commerce / Business Administration
  • UGC-NET/GATE Qualified or M.Phil. in Economics
  • UGC-NET/JRF Qualified Candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Qualifying Degree (English) : M.A. in English
  • UGC-NET Qualified or M.Phil. in English
  • UGC-NET/JRF Qualified Candidates are encouraged to apply


  • M.Sc. Mathematical Science, M.Phil in Mathematical Science (or equivalent degree)

Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering

  • M.Tech./M.E./M.Sc.(Engg.) or equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering or Materials and Metallurgical Engineering or AerospaceEngineering or equivalent stream


  • M. Sc. or equivalent degree in Physics/Applied Physics/Photonics.
  • B. Tech. / B. E. or equivalent degree in Engineering Physics/Electrical Engineering/ Electronics and Communications
  • Engineering/Optics/Optoelectronics.
  • M. Tech. / MS in Remote Sensing/Geoinformatics/Optics/Optoelectronics/Photonics/ Engineering Physics/Electrical Engineering.
  • M. Phil in Physics.
  • The candidates who do not have M. Tech. / M. Phil. degree must also fulfill ONE of the following additional requirements:
  • Valid GATE Score in Physics.
  • Valid Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) of CSIR/UGC/DST INSPIRE or any other funding agencies in Physical Sciences.
  • More eligibility criteria please check on website


Application Process

  • Please read the instructions given in the brochure carefully before filling up the application form.
  • You are required to submit an application Online. Candidate can apply Online Application Form the University website


Application Fee

  • For Gen/Gen (EWS)/OBC/ all other candidates : Rs. 200/-
  • For Women/SC/ST/PwD category candidates : Rs. 100/-
  • Mode of Payment : Through Online Mode


Selection Procedure

  • The selection process consists of a screening test followed by interview(s).
  • The screening test will either be online or written and will consist of multiple choice questions.


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website


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