PhD Admissions November 2019

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IIIT Delhi offers PhD programs in Computational Biology (CB), Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE), Human Centre & Design (HCD), Mathematics (Maths), and Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH).

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 of PhD programme

Financial Support: Students joining the PhD programme as regular student will be considered for Institute Fellowship. Presently institute is offering fellowship at the rate of Rs.31,000/- per month in the 1st & 2nd year and Rs.35,000/- in 3rd & 4th year.


  • » Candidates qualified for UGC/CSIR-NET JRF, DST INSPIRE Fellowship are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • » Fresh B.Tech. graduates with research aptitude are strongly encouraged to apply. GATE score is not mandatory.
  • » Full time PhD students are encouraged to present their research work at international conferences. Financial support of up to Rs. 2L for the entire duration of the programme is available.
  • » Support upto US $6000 may be considered in deserving cases to conduct research collaborations with reputed Universities/Labs abroad for a period of 3 to 6 months.
  • » Support upto Rs 50k is provided towards purchase of laptop/ desktop.
  • » We currently have more than 180 PhD scholars - Many with fellowships viz Prime Minister’s Fellowship, DST-INSPIRE, DBT, UGC, CSIR, TCS, Intel, Cognizant & Visvesvaraya.
  • » We have faculty with strong reserach credentials who have collaborations with international research groups.
  • » Industry / employed persons have an option to pursue a sponsored full-time PhD program (details).
  • » Our PhD Graduates are doing well in their concerned areas. Find more about them here

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.

Research Areas (For Admissions to 2019-2020 AY, Winter Session)


Research Areas


Decoding Cancer Hacking Mechanisms

Computational biochemistry, Mathematical and systems biology modeling of metabolic networks of cancer systems

Computational protein engineering

Computational Biology, Network Biology, Systems Biology of Cancer and other Complex Diseases, Computational Gastronomy, Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Data Informatics, Complex Networks, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Data Analytics and Mining


Human Factors in Software Engineering

NLP, Social Network Analysis, Graph Mining, Data-driven Cybersecurity

Affective Computing using Physiological Signals

Ecological Networks

Compilers and OS

Computer Vision and Machine Learning


Data Science and Machine Learning

Reinforcement Learning for Networks of Autonomous Agents

Hardware security, Neuromorphic Architectures


5G mm-wave mobile communications, Drones for 6G and beyond, Reinforcement learning

Reconfigurable architectures for AI

Radar (Electromagnetic modeling and signal processing)

Reinforcement Learning for Networks of Autonomous Agents

Machine learning in EEG Signal Processing/Medical Imaging

Robotics, Optimization and Control Systems


Analog Circuit Design, Digital Circuit Design, Memory Design

Hardware security, Neuromorphic Architectures

UAV communications, Visible Light Communication, 5G Cellular Standard , Wireless communications


Fieldwork for technology requirements and design

Human-Centered Design around Education and Healthcare


Applied and Computational Math, Non Newtonian flows

Statistics (Count data modeling)

Analytic Number Theory

Graph Theory/Discrete Mathematics


Migration, Transnationalism, ICTs, Demography, Family and Kinship, Ageing

ICTs and Organizational Work, Health and Technologies, Health Psychology

» Candidates in the final year of their programs and who expect to complete all their qualifying degree requirements before the date of registration i.e. 31st December 2019, 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 (Click Here)
  • » The online applications portal is available from 9th October 2019 till 31st October 2019 For CB - 14th Nov, For CSE, ECE, MATH, SSH, HCD - 6th Nov.
  • » 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 9th October 2019
Last Date of Online Application 31st October 2019
For CB - 14th Nov
For CSE, ECE, MATH, SSH, HCD - 6th Nov
Announcement of shortlisted candidates Will be announced soon
Written test/ Interview Between 16th-30th November 2019 (Exact date will be notified later)


Get most of your doubts cleared about PhD Admission 2019 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.