JRF Admission - 2020-21


Interested candidates should register their name using valid email id and phone number and submit their application online from 16.03.2020 to 15.04.2020. Details on the application along with information brochure containing eligibility criteria can be downloaded from the IIT(ISM) website https://www.iitism.ac.in/admissions.php from 16.03.2020 onwards. Application fee of Rs. 2000/- (Rs.1000/- for SC/ST/PC/Female candidates) for the Ph.D. selection is to be paid online, by the available mode of payment supported. The candidates will be guided through the application process during registration and online application. It is advised to read the on-screen instructions very carefully while filling online application. The candidates are advised to take utmost care while filling and NOT to give any false information or conceal any information. If the claim by the candidate is found WRONG at any stage of the Ph.D. selection process, their candidature stands canceled, and no communication will be made in this regard. Candidates will be responsible for any mistake that occurred during the filling and consequent submission of online application. For any other queries, please feel free to contact the Ph.D. Admission office through jrf@iitism.ac.in

  • All candidates, wishing to be admitted to the Ph.D. programme in the Institute (irrespective of whether they opt for full-time, external, or part-time Ph.D. programmes), may apply through this online admission procedure. This admission procedure also applies to candidates holding positions in projects at the Institute for availing IA beyond the project tenure.
  • A candidate, who has qualified GATE/NET/Appropriate National Level Examination, is eligible for Ph.D. admission in Engineering, Science and Humanities & Social Sciences. A candidate who has qualified CAT/GMAT is eligible for Ph.D. in Management.
  • The admission procedure consists of (i) shortlisting and (ii) interview. The shortlisting may be done through a written examination (scheduled on 14.05.2020) conducted by the department (if desired), depending on the number of candidates. The interview of the shortlisted candidates will be conducted on 15.05.2020.
  • For Masters and/or Bachelors degree holders from IITs having a CGPA of 8.0 or above, the requirement of GATE/NET is waived off.
  • The hard copy of the application form or any other document is NOT required to be submitted at the time of application. It is the responsibility of the candidate to follow the instructions given in the Ph.D. admission brochure and on the website carefully before submitting an online application. Any mistake/wrong information provided during the online application, intentionally or unintentionally, will result in cancellation of the applicant’s candidature. No further information/clarification will be intimated to the candidates in such cases. Extension of the deadline will NOT be allowed in any case.