PhD Admissions December 2018

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List of Selected Candidates for PhD (ECE)
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List of Selected Candidates for PhD (Mathematics)

List of Shortlisted Candidates for PhD (CSE) Admission Process
List of Shortlisted Candidates for PhD (ECE) Admission Process
List of Shortlisted Candidates for PhD (CB) Admission Process
List of Shortlisted Candidates for PhD (Mathematics) Admission Process
List of Shortlisted Candidates for PhD (Social Sciences) Admission Process

IIIT Delhi is looking for bright and dedicated young scholars interested in research to join us as Ph.D scholars. Currently, we offer PhD programs in

  • » Computational Biology (CB)
  • » Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • » Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE)
  • » Mathematics (Maths)
  • » Social Sciences (SS)

Prospective candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the research areas of our faculty members for suitable match of interest.

Salient Features

  • » More than 160 PhD scholars - Many with fellowships viz Prime Minister’s Fellowship, TCS, IBM, Intel, Cognizant & Visvesvaraya.
  • » Highly prolific faculty and Collaborations with leading international research groups.
  • » Attractive stipend of Rs.27,000/- per month in the first year and up to Rs.30,000/- after the 2nd Year. Financial support to present papers in top international conferences.
  • » Fresh B.Tech. graduates with research aptitude are strongly encouraged to apply. GATE score is not mandatory.
  • » Students interested in acquiring a global exposure may enroll in the collaborative PhD program with selected partner groups / institutes across the world. Students are also eligible for IIIT-Delhi Overseas Research Fellowship under this program (details).
  • » Industry / employed persons have an option to pursue a sponsored full-time PhD program (details).

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

For discipline wise minimum eligibility criteria, please click here. The concerned Department may use higher cut off levels for short listing besides giving due consideration to the way questions are answered in the application form. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories would be eligible for relaxations, as per norms, in the selection criteria.

In 2018, 6 students graduated with PhD degree. Our PhD Graduates are doing well in their concerned areas. Find more about them here.

Research Areas (For Admissions to 2018-19 AY Winter Session)


Research Area


Computational Biology, Network Biology, Computational Gastronomy, Biomedical Data Informatics, Complex Networks, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Data Analytics and Mining

Healthcare Decisions with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence


Algorithms, Discrete Math, Computational Geometry

Approximation/Online Algorithms, Discrete Optimization

Compilers and Runtimes for Parallel Programming

Computer Vision and Machine Learning

NLP, Data Science, Social Media Analysis, Cyber-security

Operating Systems/Compilers

Program Analysis

Semantic Web, Knowledge Graphs, IoT

Virtual Reality, Computer Graphics, Machine learning in graphics

Wireless Networks


Architectures for AI

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Transportation

Control Systems and Robotics

Cyber Physical Systems, Wireless Networks

Using ML/DL in EEG signal processing

Deep Learning in beyond 5G Wireless Communication

Using AI/ML/DL to propose solutions for effective teaching

Multimedia and Vision

Optical Communications, Fiber wireless architectures.

Optical Networks / Wireless communication, 5G Cellular standards

Robotics, Optimization, Control


Analytic Number Theory

Applied and computational math in analysis (finite elements and like), and geometry (discrete differential geometry)



Discrete Math, Graph Theory, Discrete Optimization

Ergodic Theory

Paraconsistent logics, Non-classical logics, Description Logics, Epistemic Reasoning, Epistemic Game Theory, Type Theory

Partial Differential Equations

Probabilistic methods in Computational Biology

SS (Social Sciences)

Applied Game Theory (IO and Environmental), Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Game Theory, Market Design

ICTs and Society

Sociology / Media and Communication

Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Moral Philosophy

» Candidates in the final year of their programs 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 and selection purposes, their performance until the preceding semester (preceding year if their programs 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. Requirements may be relaxed for exceptional candidates with publications / R&D / software development experience in their area of interest or those from institutes of national and international repute.

Application Process

  • » Fill up the online PhD application form (Apply Here)
  • » The online applications portal is available from 1st November 2018 (17:00 Hrs) till 16th November 2018 (17:00 Hrs) . 18th November 2018 (23:59 Hrs)
  • » Candidates can apply only through the online application portal. There is no provision for offline submission of application forms
  • » There is no application fee for PhD program.

Selection Process
Admission is generally offered on the basis of an interview, which may be supplemented by a written test, if necessary. The Institute will invite a limited number of candidates for a written test and interview based on the academic records, statement of purpose, etc. The final selection will be mainly based on academic credentials, written test and/or interview.

The candidates who do not qualify in the written test need not appear for interview. The reserved category candidates will be given due relaxation in cutoff marks as per the norms.

Important Dates

Online Application Starts on 1st November 2018, 17:00 Hrs onwards
Last Date of Online Application 16th November 2018 (17:00 Hrs) 18th November 2018 (23:59 Hrs)
Announcement of shortlisted candidates 21st November 2018 (after 5 PM)
Written test/ Interview 30th November 2018


Get most of your doubts cleared about PhD Admission 2018 in Frequently Asked Questions

Travel Logistics

For the outstation candidates (non-NCR) who are shortlisted to appear for the written test/ interview, IIIT-Delhi will reimburse their travel fare by second sleeper or public bus fare by the shortest route, whichever 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.

Admission Enquiry

For general queries, please refer to the frequently asked questions. Please do not email us with your resume/CV. The application must be entered online. For other information, you may contact us through:

Contact for Admission related queries 011-26907505 (During office hours between 9:30 am to 5:30 pm)
Contact for Technical queries (Related to application form filling only) 011-26907575 (During hours between 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm )

Note: All admission related decisions (i.e. screening, shortlisting, and selection) made by the IIIT-D PhD Admission Committee will be final.