As per a recent notification from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Delhi), the admissions are now open for various post-graduation courses for the academic year 2020-2021. The courses include Masters in Technology (M.Tech), Masters in Science (M.Sc.), Post-Graduation Diploma in Management (PGDM), Research Fellowship (Interns) and Ph.D. (Doctorate in Philosophy). 

The admissions are open from 2nd March 2020 and students can register themselves for the above-mentioned courses latest by 30th March 2020. To apply for the courses, they can visit www.iitd.ac.in (official website of IIT-Delhi) and can go through the procedure. To enroll for the technical courses like Masters in Technology (M.Tech) a valid GATE-Score is needed (GATE-2018, 2019,2020) while enrolling for PGDM courses a valid CAT (Common Aptitude Test) Score is must. For the Masters in Science (M.Sc.) degree the students need to have a good score in the IIT-JAM examination (Joint Admissions in M.Sc. entrance examination). Similarly, students can also enroll themselves for various fellowship research programs under the Summer Fellowship Program-2020. To enroll for such fellowship the students need to submit their existing research work/SOP (Statement of Purpose) to the distinguished authority/professor under whom they want to carry out their research. 

IIT-Delhi is also offering a Ph.D. (Doctorate in Philosophy) for the academic year 2020-21. The students with post-graduation and simply graduation can apply for the offered courses under the program. Most of the IITs including IIT-Delhi now offer directly as well as Ph.D. after masters. For direct Ph.D.: After completing a bachelor’s degree in relevant fields a person is required to appear a National Level Competitive Exam (GATE, JAM, CSIR, etc.) with 75% marks in bachelors or a CGPA of 7.5 or above. On the basis of one’s score in the exam, he/she would be called for the written tests and interviews. Based on the performance in the written test and interview one’s admission would be finalized. Please note that if you hold a bachelor’s degree from a CFTI (Centrally Funded Technical Institute) then the national level competitive exam score is not mandatory. Ph.D. after masters: The person is not required to appear at the national level examination. Rest all the process is the same as in the case of direct Ph.D. 

Now one can also apply for Ph.D. twice a year under two schemes

Sir Visvesvaraya Ph.D. scheme: This is the Ph.D. offered under the aegis of the Central Government (Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of communication and IT). If selected under this scheme, one would be eligible for Sir Visvesvaraya Fellowship with a monthly stipend of Rs. 31,500 for the first two years and Rs. 35,000 for the next three years with a contingency allowance of Rs. 30,000 yearly for 5 years. 

Institute Assisted Ph.D.: If selected under this scheme, one would get eligible for a monthly stipend of about Rs. 25,000 for the subsequent years so offered by the institute.

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