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Indian Institute of Information Technology Kottayam
Online Application for the Admission to PhD Programme

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PhD Admission - August 2018

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Applications are invited for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme starting in August 2018.

The following areas in which these programme will be offered are:

Computer Science and Engineering Data Mining, Big Data analytics, Social network analysis, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, Cloud Computing, IoT, HPC, Green Computing, Information Retrieval, Graph Algorithms, Parallel Computing, Financial Enginnering
Electronics and Communication Engineering Image Processing, Signal Processing, Communication, Embedded Systems
Mathematics Differential Equations, Graph Theory, Statistical Algorithms, Fluid Dynamics, Analysis

Categories of PhD Students


A candidate who is having INSPIRE/ CSIR/UGC/NBHM can apply for full-time Ph.D programme. Such candidates receives assistantship or fellowship from concerned funding agencies.


A candidate in this category is sponsored by a recognized R&D organization, academic institution, government organization or industry or QIP candidates for doing research in the Institute on a full-time basis. The candidate must be a regular employee of the sponsoring organization with at least one year of professional experience in the respective field. The Institute does not provide any assistantship/fellowship to such a student. Sponsorship letter must be attached with the application .


A candidate in this category works full-time towards the PhD Programme. The Institute will not provide any assistantship/fellowship to such a student.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission into PhD Programme

Minimum CGPA or Percentage of marks in the qualifying degree, with specific requirements has been indicated below:

For admission to the PhD Programme, a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:

  1. Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science/Computer Applications/Electronics/IT or equivalent area with a minimum Cumulative Grade point average (CGPA) of either 6.0 in a 10 point scale or 60% of marks.
  2. Four-year Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Mathematics or equivalent in a relevant area from any national institute of importance with a minimum CGPA of either 7.0 in a 10 point scale or 70% of marks. Such students will be awarded both MS and PhD degrees on completion of PhD programme without any exit option during the programme.
  3. A student of IIIT Kottayam who is continuing his/her B.Tech-MS studies and having a minimum CGPA of 7.0 at the end of sixth semester may be enrolled in the PhD programme of the institute in the beginning of his/her seventh semester of study. Such students can receive B.Tech-MS and Ph.D Degrees. The degrees will be awarded after completion of PhD degree.


Candidates still to appear in their qualifying degree examinations may also apply, provided they appear in all their qualifying degree examinations and complete all requirements for their degrees before 13-07-2018. If selected, such candidates shall be admitted provisionally, and they will have to furnish the results of their qualifying degree examinations latest by 20-08-2018. Further, they must fulfil the minimum requirements of marks/CGPA, and other conditions like valid INSPIRE/CSIR/UGC/NBHM fellowship (as may be applicable) as mentioned under eligibility criteria for respective programmes. Failure to fulfil any of these requirements shall automatically result in cancellation of admission.


An application fee of Rs.100 for general/OBC and Rs 50 for SC/ST/PWD/Female candidates will have to be paid through State Bank collect.


Selection of the candidate will be based on test/interview. Appearing for test/interview does not entitle for admission of the Ph.D. programme.


The Last date for application is 31-05-2018

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