Here is a great programme for meritorious students. IIT Kharagpur is inviting applications for admission to Joint Masters and Ph.D. programme in Engineering and City Planning for the academic year 2012-2013. This progrmamme is aimed at encouraging intelligent and motivated students to join themselves for PhD programme after completion of first year of MTech / MCP course. IITK shall conduct a written test and / or interview to assess the candidates for the suitability to enroll for PhD. Those did not qualify for PhD can continue with two-year MTech / MCP programme. Candidates selected for Ph.D should complete MTech / MCP before enrolment for PhD. They will be awarde MTech / MCP and PhD degrees together. Here are details of eligibility and application procedure:
Eligibility: Candidates should have Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / MSc or any other equivalent professional degrees suc has AMIE etc. They must have a valid GATE score. Candidates should have secured minimum 60 percent marks in qualifying examination. Selection is based on GATE Score and Personal Interview of short-listed candidates. 70 percent weightage will be given for GATE Scores and personal interview will have 30 percent weightage. Interviews will be held at IIT Kharagpur.
There are some seats for sponsored candidates who have at least two years of experience. They must have scored at least 60 percent marks in the qualifying degree examination. NET qualified applicants can apply for MCP Programme. GATE score is not mandatory for Sponsored candidates and they are not eligible for assistantship of MHRD, Govt. of India. Interested candidates can download application forms from http://gate.iitkgp.ac.in/mtech OR you can apply online using the same web link. Application fee is Rs. 500 for GN / OBC candidates and Rs. 250 for all other candidates. Female candidates need not pay any fee. Completed applications should be sent to The Chairman, GATE, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302 so as to reach on or before 20 April 2012.
1) Start of online Application Form submission: 19 March 2012
2) Closure of website for online submission: 13 April 2012
3) Last date for the receipt of completed application form at the GATE office by Speed Post: 20 April 2012
4) Announcement of short-listed candidates: 27 April 2012
5) Personal Interviews at IIT Kharagpur: Between 8-17 May 2012
6) Personal Interviews for Ph.D Candidates at IIT Kharagpur (Tentative): 15 May 2012
7) Announcement of first list of selected candidates: 25 May 2012.