Total Intake: All IITs Have More Than 10,000 PhD Seats with Institute Fellowships

 In India, there are 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). These Institutes of National Importance are dream destination for BTech, MTech, PhD and other courses. IIT students pursuing PhD are entitled to a Monthly Stipend of ranging from Rs 31,000 to 45,000 with additional benefits.  These fellowships are popularly known as Institute Fellowships as per the norms of the Ministry of Education.

Recently Minister of State for The Ministry Of Education Dr Subhas Sarkar, while answering a question on the annual permitted strength of the Ph.D Programmes at each Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) during 2021 along with their category-wise institute-funded, he informed the the annual permitted strength of the PhD programme is fixed for an academic year, while it is not fixed and keeps rolling in others.

Sanctioned Strength/In Take (Annual Permitted ) for Doctoral Progarmmes under Institute Funded:

IIT Delhi – 3144

IIT Kanpur -1648

IIT Kharagpur: There is no sanctioned strength for Ph.D. programme in IIT Kharagpur. Admission is given to all those who are above the cut-off that is fixed for that semester.

IIT Bombay- 431

IIT Madras -400

IIT Guwahati – 535

IIT Roorkee -1642

IIT BHU -170

IIT Ropar -68

IIT Patna- 338

IIT Hyderabad -120

IIT Jodhpur -385

IIT Gandhinagar -237

IIT Bhubneshwar -43

IIT Indore -20

IIT Mandi -158

IIT Jammu -No specified sanctioned strength is there.

IIT Bhilai -20

IIT Goa- 11

IIT Palakkad -42

IIT Dharwad- 58

IIT Tirupati -72

IIT ISM Dhanbad -253

Grand Total: 9795

PhD seats are not on annual intake basis but on rolling basis, based on sanctioned faculty strength. Extra admissions in some Departments/Centre/School are against overall sanctioned seats for PhD.

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