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IIT Kharagpur invites applications for the Joint Masters
and PhD programme in Engineering and City Planning for the admission year
2012-2013. This progrmamme encourages bright and motivated student to enroll
themselves for PhD after completion of first year of MTech/MCP programme.
Under this programme, at the end of first year, interested students having CGPA
8.0 and above are eligible to appear for written test and/or interview to judge
their suitability to enroll for PhD. Those who do not qualify for PhD can
continue with their two-year MTech/MCP programme.
Students selected for PhD will have to complete the two year academic
requirements of MTech/MCP programme before enrolment for PhD. For these students
the MTech/MCP and PhD degree will be awarded together upon successful completion
The programme is open to students of all categories with a Bachelor's degree in
Engineering/Technology/Architecture/MSc or equivalent professional degrees (AMIE
etc.) and having a valid GATE score. Seats are reserved for OBC/SC/ST candidates
and persons with disability (PD) as per Government of India rules.
The programme is open to candidates of all categorities with Bachelor's
Degree in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / MSc or equivalent
professional degrees (AMIE, etc.) and having a valid GATE score. Candidates
seeking admission to Joint MTech/MCP-PhD Programme of the Institute shall have
to possess a minimum of 60% marks (or a CGPA of 6.5 in 10 point scale) for
General/OBC categories and 55% marks (or a CGPA of 6.0 in 10 point scale) for
SC/ST categories in the final qualifying examination. All selected candidates
have to produce the certificate with regard to the marks secured in the final
qualifying examiniation by 31 October, 2012. Seats are reserved for OBC/SC/ST
candidates and persons with disability (PD) as per Government of India rules.
Selection is based on performance in GATE and Personal Interview of short-listed
candidates. Marks obtained in GATE and in personal interview will have 70% and
30% weightage respectively. Personal interview will be held to test the
following: (a) Motivation and aptitude for the programme (b) Oral communication
skills (c) Skills in basic science, engineering, and relevant areas.
Personal interviews will be conducted at IIT Kharagpur.
Applicants with professional qualifications or with XE/XL paper in GATE and
short-listed sponsored candidates need to qualify through personal interviews
and/or test at IIT Kharagpur.
Important Note: A candidate who fails to appear for the personal
interview will not be considered for admission.
An applicant employed in an industry or any other recognized
organization/institution with at least two years of experience are eligible for
admission to the Joint MTech/MCP-PhD programmes provided the applicant is
sponsored by the employer. The applicant should have scored at least 60% marks
(or a CGPA of 6.5 in 10 point scale) for GN/OBC Categories, 55% marks (or a CGPA
of 6.0 in 10 point scale) for SC/ST Categories and 55% marks (or a CGPA of 6.0
in 10 point scale) for Master's degree holders in Arts or Social Science
subjects) in the qualifying degree examination. NET qualified applicants are
eligible for admission to MCP Programme. For sponsored applicants GATE score is
not mandatory and they are not eligible for assistantship.
Students in the two-year MTech/MCP Programme receive an assistantship of Rs.
8000 per month. Students permitted to continue with the PhD Programme will
receive an additional assistantship of Rs. 4000 per month in the second year of
their study and Rs. 18000 per month after enrolment for PhD. However, the
additional assistantship will be paid retrospectively after the PhD
Application Fee :
The application fee is Rs. 500/- for GN/OBC Candidates and Rs. 250/- for
PD/SC/ST Candidates. Female candidates are not required to pay any application
Application Procedure :
Application for Joint M.Tech/MCP-PhD Programmes is to be submitted only by an
ONLINE process by accessing the website. http://gate.iitkgp.ac.in/mtech from 19
March 2012 to 13 April 2012. The candidate should first pay the Application Fee
by obtaining a Demand Draft drawn in favour of IIT Kharagpur on any nationalized
bank payable at Kharagpur, West Bengal. The draft details are required while
filling up the ONLINE application form. Candidates are required to take a print
of the ONLINE application form after successful submission of data. The printed
form, with candidate's signature and photograph along with the Demand Draft,
copy of GATE score card and relevant certificates for OBC/SC/ST/PD (as
applicable) must be sent by Speed Post so as to reach The Chairman, GATE, IIT
Kharagpur, Kharagpur, PIN - 721302 by 20 April 2012.