Application and Admission Procedure

Results of Entrance Test

The following candidates were selected for admission to the PhD(CS) program for 2012.

Dillip Rout Dipto Sarkar Hemant Kumar Aggarwal
Mohit Ahuja Monalisa Jena Monika Gupta
Raghu Ramakrishnan Subho Sankar Banerjee Sweta Mishra

(Declared: 22nd April)

Entrance Test

  • The shortlisted candidates will have to appear in a written test, a programming test (if shortlisted in the written test) and an interview (if shortlisted after the programming test) at IIIT-Delhi on April 21st, 2012.

    • Venue: IIIT-Delhi
      • Reporting date: April 21, 2012 (Saturday)
      • Registration time: 7:30 A.M.
      • Following is the tentative schedule for the rest of the day.
      • Breakfast: 8-8:30 A.M. (only for candidates)
      • Written test starts: 9:00 A.M.
      • Programming test (for seleted candidates): 11:30 A.M.
      • Lunch: 12:30 P.M. (only for candidates)
      • Interview (for selected candidates): 2 P.M.
  • Documents: Shortlisted candidates MUST bring with you the following documents for the purpose of verification of facts furnished in the application form.
    1. One recent passport size photograph
    2. Original mark sheets, degree and certificates (including X, XII, undergraduate, etc.)
    3. Proof of date of birth and photo identification
    4. Copies of all publications (if any)
    5. GATE/GRE/TOEFL/other score card (if any)
    6. Original copies of awards
    7. Any other document (in original form) that you have mentioned in the application form

You must bring with you COPIES of the above documents without fail. In case your last semester exam is not yet over or the results have not yet been declared, you should bring mark sheets / grade cards of all the previous semesters whose results have been declared.

Written and Programming Test

  • Written test: The written test will have two sections (Part A and B) as described below. The questions will be on standard B.Tech. level concepts (MSc for non CS/IT areas). Syllabus for the testis given below.The questions may be a mixture of multiple choice, fill in the blanks, one-two line answers, and similar short answers. They will not require long descriptive answers. Use of calculators and similar computing devices will not be permitted.
    • Part-A is compulsory. This section will have questions from discrete maths, data structures, algorithms and programming concepts.
      • Syllabus:
        Sets, Relations, Boolean Algebra, Combinatorics, Summation, Asymptotic notation, Recurrences, Basic data structures (arrays, linked-list, stacks, queues), Trees, Graphs, Sorting, Graph algorithms, Dynamic programming, Divide and conquer, Heaps, Hash tables, Basic programming concepts.
    • In Part-B, candidates need to choose ANY ONE from the following 6 subsections. The candidate will have to specify their chioce during registration ON THE MORNING of the test.
      1. Linear algebra, probability, statistics, logic.
        • Syllabus:
          Mathematical Logic: Propositional Logic; First Order Logic.
          Probability: Conditional Probability; Mean, Median, Mode and Standard Deviation; Bayes Theorem, Random Variables; Distributions; uniform, normal, exponential, Poisson, Binomial.
          Probability & Statistics: Probability space, conditional probability, Bayes theorem, independence, Random variables, joint and conditional distributions, standard probability distributions and their properties, expectation, conditional expectation, moments; Weak and strong law of large numbers, central limit theorem; Mean, Median, Mode and Variance, Testing of hypotheses, Distributions; uniform, normal, exponential, Poisson, Binomial.
          Linear Algebra: Algebra of matrices, determinants, systems of linear equations, Eigen values and Eigen vectors.
      2. Computer networks, operating systems
        • Syllabus:
          Computer Networks: ISO/OSI stack, LAN technologies (Ethernet, Token ring), Flow and error control techniques, Routing algorithms, Congestion control, TCP/UDP and sockets, IP(v4), Application layer protocols (icmp, dns, smtp, pop, ftp, http); Basic concepts of hubs, switches, gateways, and routers. Network security  basic concepts of public key and private key cryptography, digital signature, firewalls.
          Operating System: Processes, Threads, Inter-process communication, Concurrency, Synchronization, Deadlock, CPU scheduling, Memory management and virtual memory, File systems, I/O systems, Protection and security.
      3. Databases and software engineering
        1. Syllabus:
          Databases: ER-model, Relational model (relational algebra, tuple calculus), Database design (integrity constraints, normal forms), Query languages (SQL), File structures (sequential files, indexing, B and B+ trees), Transactions and concurrency control.
          Information Systems and Software Engineering: information gathering, requirement and feasibility analysis, data flow diagrams, process specifications, input/output design, process life cycle, planning and managing the project, design, coding, testing, implementation, maintenance.
      4. Computer hardware
        • Syllabus:
          Digital Logic: Logic functions, Minimization, Design and synthesis of combinational and sequential circuits; Number representation and computer arithmetic (fixed and floating point).
          Computer Organization and Architecture: Machine instructions and addressing modes, ALU and data-path, CPU control design, Memory interface, I/O interface (Interrupt and DMA mode), Instruction pipelining, Cache and main memory, Secondary storage.
      5. Artificial intelligence, machine learning and image processing
        • Syllabus:
          Image understanding and representation, Image transformations, Filtering, noise removal, Edge detection, Color image processing, and transformations, Decision tree, and Bayes classification.
      6. Geoinformatics
        • Syllabus:
          3 Basic Principles of Remote Sensing, Sensors and Platforms, Multi-Spectral Image Analysis and Classification, GIS Data Structures, Spatial Indexes, Attribute Data Model, Map Projections, Basic Cartography, Vector and Raster Spatial Analysis.
  • Programming Test: Selected candidates after the written test will have to appear for the programming test.
    • Allowed programming languages: C / C++ / C# / Java
    • Available programming environments: (command-line) gcc, g++, gmcs, javac, (IDE) Eclipse, Netbeans, Visual Studio, Turbo-C
    • The program may require file I/O for reading input and producing output
    • The candidates will be allowed to use default libraries in the standard installation of their programming language. Non-standard libraries will not be available.


  • Shortlisted candidates (after the written + programming tests) will be interviewed on the same day.
  • A final shortlist, based on (i) the performance in the tests, (ii) the interview, (iii) the background and (iv) references will be the final list of admitted candidates.
  • The admission decisions (i.e. screening, shortlisting, and others) will be made by the IIIT-D PhD Admission Committee, which will be final.

Screening Results

We received an overwhelming number of PhD applications of very good quality. A screening committee of IIIT-Delhi faculty members carefully reviewed each application that met the minimum eligibility criteria. The candidates were finally shortlisted based on their performance in X, XII, BTech, MTech and other criteria including projects, work experience, research experience, publications, etc. Based on these criteria, the following candidates have been short-listed for the PhD entrance exam on April 21st 2012 at IIIT-Delhi campus.

The shortlisted candidates have also been sent an email with detail instructions on the entrance test.

General category candidates
Aashish Kumar Verma P12-4F50B7BC0D724   Neetika Jain P12-4F65D68177BFF  
Abhinav Dhar P12-4F51A2C5858E6   Parul Agarwal P12-4F63776DCD747  
Abhishek P12-4F62E1D6997EC   Parvinder Singh P12-4F6062B104979  
Abhishek Bhola P12-4F60D4BC848C9   Payal Khurana Batra P12-4F6D3A7622A8E  
Abhishek Sharma P12-4F72CE39B9716   Pooja Saigal P12-4F746975BCDC6  
Ajay Narayan Shukla P12-4F6F29B45AB09   Praneeth Vaddadi P12-4F740A67898D3  
Ajay Nehra P12-4F68634787A7B   Priya Chakraborty P12-4F72E09CF4119  
Ajit Kumar P12-4F7450DDAB648   Priyanka Jain P12-4F6EF8A815860  
Akshara Pande P12-4F698D6E27051   Puja Saxena P12-4F6C2B58A588C  
Akshay Rastogi P12-4F545BF650068   Raghu Ramakrishnan P12-4F70A5671A81C  
Alpa Gore P12-4F6AF042DDAB8   Raghvendra Kumar Yadav P12-4F60484C2A034  
Amit Dubey P12-4F5506D8705CA   Rahul Kohli P12-4F54DA02D5180  
Anjali Shukla P12-4F5ED34CA56BE   Rajiv Kumar Ranjan P12-4F72D67DCA85E  
Anoop Kumar Yadav P12-4F7078C3B9DF9   Rakhi Sharma P12-4F740C2AEB440  
Antony Jenose P12-4F74063A25195   Ravi Krishna P12-4F74A7888CC9F  
Anubha Goel P12-4F7590753AC9D   Ridhi P12-4F6DDA074A44E  
Apoorve Mohan P12-4F6619D906573   Ritika P12-4F5D828F9073C  
Bhaghath P J P12-4F71573A0E47A   Roshni Sanyal P12-4F716D04DC9BB  
Chirag Kumar P12-4F7420DB03455   Sabila Khan P12-4F670963C3BA4  
Dasari Siva Krishna P12-4F72ACB503AF1   Sachin Kumar P12-4F6F3E936589A  
Deepak Sohu P12-4F6C28E1AF0D4   Saurabh Gupta P12-4F74CE5D8918D  
Dillip Rout P12-4F62DB38998B5   Seema Pruthi P12-4F75344EEDB9B  
Dimple P12-4F60CC85B01E7   Shahnawaz Qadir P12-4F70A3BEEEC77  
Dipto Sarkar P12-4F60C277A4ACF   Shailja Thakur P12-4F52FEA42294D  
Gargi Aggarwal P12-4F7401133038A   Shalini Sharma P12-4F66EEB71C436  
Gaurav Damri P12-4F54F442AD1E3   Sharad Kishore P12-4F744F8367B04  
Gaurav Vashisth P12-4F67637EA3D3A   Shelja Sharma P12-4F61AA0412AF3  
Gourav Misra P12-4F70A45EDEBF0   Shelly P12-4F547EAD50B18  
Hemant Kumar Aggarwal P12-4F6EC3E966E39   Shilpa P12-4F70A525390E0  
Himani Maheshwari P12-4F7043D799A46   Shiv Prakash Nath Tripathi P12-4F6339096A16D  
Indu Yadav P12-4F632D246051E   Shivangi Gautam P12-4F50FB0DEB95A  
Keerthana Chilukuri  P12-4F742F426B1B6   Shubhi Jain P12-4F542919A2456  
Kumari Pooja P12-4F69DCC98A089   Sibi Chakkaravarthy S P12-4F70781EC35F1  
Lavannya Bhatia P12-4F72D79E5B7BD   Smruti Snigdha Pani P12-4F6834FEC7797  
Madhuri Gupta P12-4F637F29C38C1   Sonal Jain P12-4F71F18BA4E65  
Mainak Bandyopadhyay P12-4F71CDC5137E9   Sonal Tripathi P12-4F7184CE8CA69  
Malarvizhi A P12-4F5492E5D2156   Sonali Ganguly P12-4F58F8160FA99  
Mani Gupta P12-4F61AE57E1795   Srivaishnavi H P12-4F5F19C99C110  
Manpreet Singh P12-4F55EAD02E8B4   Subho Sankar Banerjee P12-4F61C0DC1DA22  
Mansi Gulati P12-4F6E1A556AA3E   Sumit Kumar Yadav P12-4F6D8CADC3B24  
Mathew K. S. P12-4F6AE781BA812   Supriya Chakraborty P12-4F75302196362  
Md Anis Alam P12-4F74867E4C040   Sweta Mishra P12-4F59F467BA8E3  
Mehak Kapur P12-4F6BDCB380B72   Tripti Sharma P12-4F6376CDA7758  
Mohit Ahuja P12-4F7293A71A6FC   Vijay Bhaskar Semwal P12-4F71719A5F7A4  
Monalisa Jena P12-4F71800A0A7AC   Vinita Malik P12-4F727147C655D  
Monika Gupta P12-4F7031CCB8CC5   Vipin Kumar P12-4F685CCBE7D29  
Mukul Gupta P12-4F6C04A6E127B   Jaya Shukla P12-4F754AD1B98A0  
Naveen Chauhan P12-4F7465EDD180E   Jyoti Singh Kirar P12-4F71A8C0A6288  
Neeraj Kumar P12-4F752B96792D9   Madhuri Sharma P12-4F744B7188B32  
Neeraj Kumar P12-4F757F37151DC   Priya J N Singh P12-4F6E10516DF4E  
Neha Bisht P12-4F734D6E6D2C0   Priya Shukla P12-4F73F5723865C  
Nishi Gupta P12-4F607806DBF80   Sanchi Girotra P12-4F6F1D54CED21  
Nitesh Kumar P12-4F7465E2A5B1E   Suneet Gupta P12-4F74206BA01A7  
Nivedita Singh P12-4F64C19233E61   Tulika Choudhary P12-4F732F48AFC94  
P Chj Srinivasa Rao P12-4F69CD9879869   Vinod Kumar P12-4F6B6A117573E  
      Vivek Verma P12-4F6977F79EACA  
Reserved category candidates
Chandresh Pratap Singh P12-4F64A09774A20   Padmalatha Pirangi P12-4F65C7244FB2B  
Manaswi Saha P12-4F697730A01E3   Rishi Kumar P12-4F60833014E8D  



  1. Fill up the online application form (link to online form). Application is now closed. Screeing results will be available on 4th April.
  2. Last date of application -  March 30, 2012, 5:00pm (Friday).
  3. Send a demand draft of non-refundable Rs 350/- towards application processing fee in favour of IIIT-Delhi payable in New Delhi to the address below. Write clearly your name and application ID on the back of the draft.

    PhD Admission Committee
    3rd Floor, Library building, NSIT Campus
    Azad Hind Fauj Marg
    Sector-3, Dwarka
    New Delhi - 110078

  • The draft should reach IIIT-Delhi latest by April 3rd 5:00pm, otherwise your application might be rejected without screening.
  • The candidates will be screened based on the information provided in the online application form.
  • The list of shortlisted candidates will be called for the written test.

Travel logistics: For the outstation candidates (non-NCR) who are appearing for the test, IIIT-Delhi will reimburse their travel fare by second sleeper or public bus fare by the shortest route, which ever is cheapest. They will have to furnish the proof of travel. If a candidate decides to choose a different mode (e.g. 3AC, air, etc.), IIIT-Delhi will only reimburse the second sleeper or public transport bus fare by the shortest route.

Accommodation logistics: IIIT-Delhi may be able to provide accommodation to a limited number of candidates on a first-come-first-serve basis. More details will be provided in 1st week of April. Candidates are advised to arrange for their own accommodation if possible.

More details on the tests and interviews will be posted on this page - so please check this page regularly for announcements.