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Last date for receipt of fillied in application forms is April 23, 2007
Applications are invited for admission to the Master of Technology (MTech), Master of Design (MDes) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes starting in August 2007. The departments/centres and areas in which these programmes will be offered are:
Departments/Centres - Areas
Computer Science & Engineering: Algorithms, Computational Geometry, Mobile Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Speech Processing, Natural Language Processing, Image Processing, Software Engineering, Formal Verification, Electronic CAD, Computer Systems & Security, Networks
Electronics & Communication Engineering: Communication Systems, Signal Processing, Speech Processing, Biomedical image and Signal Processing, Radar Signal Processing, Control Systems, Electromagnetics, Microwave Engineering, Instrumentation, VLSI and MEMS
Mechanical Engineering: Solid Mechanics, Composite Materials, Machine Design, Dynamics and Controls, Robotics, Vibration, Nonlinear Vibration, Composite & Smart Structures, Noise, Tribology, Thermal Science, Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Advanced Manufacturing, Metal Cutting, Mechatronics, Materials Processing and Heat Treatment, Metal Forming, Identification of Mechanical Systems, Energy Storage and Fluidization, Flow Control, Bio-mechanics
Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Science, Engineering Geology, Geoinformatics.
Biotechnology: Biocatalysis and Biosensor, Biochemical Engineering, Gene therapy & nano-biotechnology, Structure-Function and Folding Relationship of Proteins/Protein Engineering, Protein Expression & Spectroscopic Studies on its Self-association, Molecular Biology and Protein Engineering of Carbohydrate Enzymes
Chemical Engineering: All areas of Chemical Engineering
Design: Product Design and Development, Design Semantics, Usability Engineering, Interaction Design, Experiential Design, Environmental Design, Human-Computer Interaction Design, Ergonomics, Occupational Hazard and Safety and Design Management
Physics: Condensed Matter Physics (Experimental and Theory) Laser and Photonics (Experimental and Theory), Theoretical Physics, High Energy Physics, Statistical Physics.
Chemistry: Inorganic,Organic, Physical Chemistry, Physics with interest in atomic and chemical physics.
Mathematics: Linear Algebra, Numerical Analysis, Differential Equations, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Theoretical Computer Science
Humanities & Social Sciences: Psychology, Cultural Studies, History(Modern) and philosophy (Ethics, Applied Philosophy, Western Philosophy and Contemporary Indian Philosophy)
Energy: Alternative fuels, Bio-energy, Hydropower, Wind energy, Fuel cells, Fuels and combustion, porous medium combustion, Energy conservation, Two-phase flow, Fluidized bed technology, Energy efficient technology, Modeling of fluid-thermal systems, Micropropagation & Genetic Engineering of Biofuel Plants, Nuclear energy, Energy and environment, EIA of energy projects, Global warming and climate Change, Detonation Combustion (hydrogen-oxygen detonation), Solar energy.
Environment: Air Pollution - Dispersion, Control and Modeling; Water and Wastewater Treatment; Solid Waste Management and Recycle; Environmental Bioremediation/ Biotechnology; Removal of Toxic and Recalcitrant Compounds; Biodegradation/Bio-detoxification of Toxic Wastes; Green Chemistry; Optimization; Environmental Management; Nutrient and Trace Metal Dynamics; Environmental Economics; Built Environment and Green Design
Nanotechnology: Theoretical and computational Nanotechnology and VLSI, Nano Electronics and optics, Nano Materials and Biology, Nano Devices and Applications
Departments/Centres - Specializations
Computer Science & Engineering: (i) CSE, (ii) Information Security
Electronics & Communication Engineering: (i) Signal Processing, (ii) VLSI
Mechanical Engineering: (i) Fluids and Thermal Sciences, (ii) Machine Design, and (iii) Computer Assisted Manufacturing
Civil Engineering: (i) Structural Engineering, (ii) Water Resources Engineering and Management, (iii) Geotechnical Engineering, (iv) Environmental Engineering, and (v) Transportation Systems Engineering
Chemical Engineering: Petroleum Refinery Engineering
Design (MDes programme): Design
Eligibility for Regular PhD Candidates
For PhD: Science: a) Masters degree in the relevant discipline with a first class or a minimum of 60% marks or a C.P.I. of 6.5 or equivalent and a valid GATE score or NET qualification.
For PhD: Engineering
a) MTech degree or equivalent in an appropriate area with minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% marks, OR b) BTech degree or equivalent in an appropriate area with a CPI of at least 8.00 or 75% marks and a valid GATE score, OR c) BTech degree from an IIT in an appropriate area with a CPI of at least 8.0 with or without a GATE score.
Specific requirements in addition to above for some departments/centres:
d) For PhD in Biotechnology, (i) MTech in Biotechnology/ Biochemical Engg./Chemical Engg. or related disciplines or MPharm with minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% marks OR (ii) BTech in Biotechnology/ Biochemical Engg./Chemical Engg. or related disciplines or BPharm, with minimum 8.00 CPI or 75% marks and with a valid GATE score (iii) MSc in Biotechnology/Molecular Biology/ Biochemistry/Microbiology/Life Sciences/ Agricultural Sciences/Chemistry/ related disciplines with minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% marks and a valid qualification of GATE/NET/equivalent test conducted by ICAR/ICMR.
e) For PhD in Environment, (i) MTech/BTech in Environmental / Chemical /Civil Engg, Biotechnology, Atmospheric Sciences, Applied Mathematics), OR (ii) MSc (as in a) above) in Atmospheric Sciences with Mathematics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, OR (iii) M Des/M Arch with at least 6.5 CPI or 60% marks or BDes/BArch of IITs with at least 8.0 CPI OR (iv) for the area of Environmental Economics, MA/MSc in Economics with Specialization in Econometrics/Environmental Economics with at least 55% marks or equivalent with valid NET
f) For PhD in Nanotechnology, Eligibility: i)M. Tech/B. Tech in Computer Science, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical engineering, Biotechnology, Materials Science, Metallurgy, Instrumentation, Aerospace Engineering, Petrochemical Engineering and allied areas with general qualifications for PhD in Engineering as specified above. OR (ii) M Sc in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Medical Sciences and Instrumentation with general qualifications for PhD in Science as specified above
g) For PhD in Energy, (i) MTech/BTech in Mechanical /Chemical/Civil /Agricultural /Electrical Engg. or in relevant field OR (ii) MSc (as in a) above) in Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Environmental Science or in relevant field.
For PhD: Design
a. MDes with a minimum CPI of 6.5, or equivalent Masters degree in a Design related area such as Architecture, Engineering (Product Design Engineering/Industrial Design Engineering),Physiology/Psychology/Ergonomics, Fine Arts (Digital/Computer graphics) with minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% marks and a valid GATE/NET/CEED score.
b. B.Des/B.Arch/B.Tech(Comp. Sc./Mechanical) from IITs with minimum 8 CPI without GATE/CEED score requirements.
c. B.Des degree or equivalent in a Design related area with minimum CPI of 8.00 or 75% marks with valid GATE/ CEED score.
d. MBA (with specialization in Design Management from a recognized institution) with valid CEED/GATE/NET scores.
e. NID Post-Graduate Diploma Program in Design (PGDPD) with a basic first class engineering/BFA degree.
Valid CEED/GATE/NET scores are necessary for all candidates except sponsored and self financed candidates.
For PhD: Humanities & Social Sciences
a) Masters Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent, and a valid NET qualification.
Eligibility for Regular MTech Candidates
A valid GATE score in an appropriate discipline and a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% marks in the qualifying degree (GATE is not required for candidates having BTech degree from an IIT with a minimum CPI of 8.0) fulfilling the following specific requirements:
Computer Science & Engineering: Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Technology or equivalent in an appropriate area or MSc (Computer Science/Information Technology) or MCA from a recognised Institution and GATE score in CS or IT
Electronics & Communication Engineering: Bachelor's degree in Electrical/ Electronics Engineering or Equivalent or MSc(Electronics) and GATE score in EC/EE
Mechanical Engineering: Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Technology in an appropriate area with and GATE score in ME
Civil Engineering: Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Technology in an appropriate area and GATE score in Civil Engineering
Chemical Engineering: Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Technology in an appropriate area and GATE score in Chemical Engineering
Eligibility for Regular MDes Candidates:
a) 4-year Bachelors' degree or equivalent in Design, Engineering, Architecture, Interior Design or a Design related field. OR 4 year Professional Diploma in Design of NID or Professional Diploma of CEPT (5-year programme)
b) A minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grades (50% marks in case of SC/ST candidates) in the qualifying degree/diploma.
c) All candidates must possess a valid score of All India Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED).
Eligibility for Sponsored Full-Time and Part-Time (PhD, MTech, MDes) and Self Financed (PhD) candidates
Candidates possessing any of the qualifications specified for regular candidates with or without GATE/NET/CEED scores may apply for admission as (a) sponsored candidates (b) part-time candidates or (c) self-financed (only in case of PhD) candidates. These candidates must have at least 2 years professional experience in a relevant field. Further details will be available in the Information Brochure accompanying the application form. For part-time candidates, their place of residence should be within commutable distance from the Institute.
Relaxation for SC/ST Candidates: Eligibility criteria will be relaxed by 5% marks or 0.5 CPI for SC/ST applicants
Reservation of Seats for SC, ST, OBC and PH categories: As per Govt. of India rules
(For regular students, who are Indian nationals)
Assistantships are provided to regular students (Indian nationals) at the following rates:
a) Rs.8000 per month for students with BE/ BTech/ MSc /MA or equivalent as entry level qualification
b) Rs.9500 per month for students with MTech/ ME /MDes as entry level qualification
Terms & Conditions:
Selected regular candidates will get Institute Assistantship subject to the conditions prescribed by the regulations, which includes:
1. A student with BTech degree in Engineering must have a valid GATE score at the time of admission (with the exception of candidates with BTech degree from IITs with CPI 8 or above).
2. A student with BDes/BArch/BTech degree for admission in Design must have a valid CEED/GATE score at the time of admission (with the exception of candidates with BDes/BArch/BTech degrees from IITs with CPI 8 or above)
3. Students with postgraduate degree in Science/Humanities must have a valid GATE score or NET qualification (JRF or LS) for the award of Institute fellowship.
4. Students with fellowships tenable at the time of admission from CSIR/ UGC/NBHM or any other organization recognized by the Institute will also receive fellowship as per the rates approved by these awarding organizations.
5. Students receiving assistantship from the Institute or from any other funding agencies will be required to perform academic duties assigned to them by the departments as per rules in force from time to time.
6. The continuation of the assistantship/fellowship will be subject to satisfactory performance of the duties assigned by the department and satisfactory progress in the Programme of Research.
7. No financial assistance from the Institute will be available to part time students. Project staff will get funding from project as per rules but will not get any additional assistance from the Institute.
MTech and MDes Programmes
Assistantships are provided to regular students (Indian nationals) at the rate of Rs.5000 per month.
Terms & Conditions:
Selected regular candidates will get Institute Assistantship subject to the conditions prescribed by the regulations, which includes:
i. A student must have a valid GATE/CEED score at the time of admission (or BDes/BArch/BTech degree from an IIT with CPI 8 or above).
ii. Students receiving assistantship from the Institute or from any other funding agencies will be required to perform academic duties assigned to them by the departments as per rules in force from time to time.
iii. The continuation of the assistantship/fellowship will be subject to satisfactory performance of the duties assigned by the department and satisfactory progress in the postgraduate programme.
iv. Financial assistance will be for a period of two years.
For appearing in the PhD interview, to & fro sleeper class railway fare or equivalent will be paid by the shortest route from the communication address to the Institute.
Application forms with details can be downloaded from the links given below.
Application forms and Information Brochures can also be obtained from the Assistant Registrar (Academic), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781 039 personally or by ordinary Post. To receive application forms by post, send a request along with a self-addressed unstamped envelope (24cm x 15cm size). Request for form must be sent in an envelope superscribed with ‘Request for PhD/MTech/MDes Application form'.
Filled in application forms complete with copies of marksheets/certificates and other testimonials and a DD for Rs.150 (Rs.75 for SC/ST candidates) drawn in any nationalized bank and payable at Guwahati in favour of Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati should be sent to the Head of the concerned department/centre, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati - 781039 to reach on or before 23 APRIL 2007. The words "Application for PhD admission" should be written on the top of the envelope for sending the completed form.
The Institute reserves the right to call a limited number of candidates for written test or/and interview/portfolio review, based on performance in GATE/NET/CEED, grades/marks in the qualifying examination, etc.
Date of Issue of Application Forms: 15 March 2007
Last Date for issuing Application Forms â–º By Ordinary Post - 13 April 2007, In Person - 23 April 2007
Last Date for receiving Application Forms â–º 23 April 2007
Admission to Foreign Students
The applications of sponsored or self-financed foreign national candidates will also be considered for admission to the MTech/MDes and PhD Programmes. For prescribed academic criteria, please see the eligibility criteria for MTech/MDes and PhD programmes. The desirous foreign nationals will submit their complete bio-data with regard to their academic qualifications indicating clearly (1) the class obtained, (2) percentage of marks where marks are awarded and cumulative performance index (CPI) or equivalent where grades are awarded and (3) proficiency in English. Such candidates who are in India and are seeking admission to the MTech programme must satisfy the same GATE/CEED requirements (if eligible to take it) as the candidates in the general category. However, application of a candidate who is in India and has not been able to take GATE/CEED for valid reasons will be considered by the department concerned on its merit.
Please download the application form (.doc, .pdf), take a print out, fill it and send it to the Dean of Academic Affairs, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati, India 781039. Please send a copy of the completed application form by fax to +91-361-2690762 or a scanned copy of the completed application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org as an advance copy. The last date of receipt of application form from foreign candidates is 30 April 2007.
Foreign students from countries under South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) have to pay US Dollars (USD) 2000 or equivalent amount as fees every year. For students from non-SAARC countries, the fee is USD 4000 or equivalent amount per year. This excludes the hostel admission and mess bills.
Foreign students can stay in the hostels along with Indian students. The hostel rooms are single-seated. Limited number of quarter-type accommodation for married students is also available. Mess bills in hostels are around Indian Rupees (INR) 1400 per month for basic menu. Only Indian foods are served in the hostels.
ADVT. NO. ACAD/Admissions/01/2007
Note : The above information is not the complete set of Rules & Regulations for the MTech, MDes and PhD programmes of IIT Guwahati.
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