IIT Madras Announces PhD Admission July 2023: 323 PhD Seats with Fellowships & 144 Seats for MS

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, an Institute of National Importance, has opened application window for PhD/Direct PhD/MS (by Research) Admission July 2023 Semester.  Scholars admitted to PhD and MS programmes under Regular scheme are eligible for the following Half-Time Research Assistantship (HTRA).

The total number of vacant PhD seats with HTRA are 323 while MSC (by Research) seats are 144 for July 2023-24 session.

Fellowships: Scholars admitted to PhD and M.S. programmes under Regular scheme are eligible for the following Half-Time Research Assistantship (HTRA).  PhD Candidates will get Rs 31,000 /- Per Month while MS (By Research) candidates will get Rs 12,400 Per Month. They should work for 8 hours per week in the Departments to earn this assistantship.

Key Dates: The online application portal has opened from 01 March 2023. The last date of Receipt of Online Application is 31 March 2023.

Written Test and Interview:  Intimation on “written test and interview” or “interview” indicating the date, time & venue will be communicated by the respective Departments through email to the shortlisted candidates.

The Application fee is as follows:

GN/EWS/OBC-NCL Male candidates : Rs.100/-

GN/EWS/OBC-NCL Female candidates : Rs.50/-

SC/ST and PwD candidates : Rs.50/-

List of Departments where PhD Programms available with vacant HTRA Seats  

Aerospace Engineering-19

Applied Mechanics-09

Biotechnology – 08

Chemical Engineering-18


Civil Engineering-20

Computer Science & Engineering-26

Electrical Engineering-43

Engineering Design-09

Humanities and Social Sciences-25

Management Studies-12


Mechanical Engineering-19

Metallurgical & Materials Engineering-10

Ocean Engineering-10



Total- 323

For latest update, eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, candidates should visit the official website of  IIT Madras.

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