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Fresh start: Students at the IIT’s temporary campus in Medak, Andhra Pradesh.
Fresh start: Students at the IIT’s temporary campus in Medak, Andhra Pradesh.

The new Indian Institute of Technology in Hyderabad is set to conduct admissions to its M.Tech. and Ph.D. programmes in various disciplines.

The institute has invited applications for admissions to its full-time Master of Technology (M.Tech.) programmes, being conducted by the Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering from July.

Admissions are also open to Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programmes being conducted by the following departments — Engineering: chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, material science and engineering, and mechanical engineering; Sciences: chemistry, mathematics and physics; Humanities and social sciences (HSS): languages, psychology, economics, and management.

The institute is now functioning from a temporary campus at Yeddumailaram in Medak district, Andhra Pradesh. The foundation has been laid for a permanent campus at Kandi village, near Sangareddy town in Medak. For M.Tech. in electrical engineering, the areas of focus are communications, micro-electronics and power systems. In mechanical engineering, they are design engineering and manufacturing engineering.

To apply, candidates should have a B.Tech./B.E. degree with first class in the respective or allied areas with an “exceptional academic record” and possess a GATE score.

For Ph.D., the minimum qualifications for applying are — Engineering: M.Tech./M.E./M.Sc.(Engineering) degree with first class or equivalent in the respective or allied areas.

Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in engineering/technology or master’s degree in sciences in an allied area with exceptional academic record and a valid GATE score can also apply; Sciences and HSS: M.Sc./M.A. degree with first class or equivalent in respective or allied areas with a valid GATE/UGC Net/CSIR JRF/NBHM score.

Financial support in terms of assistantship or scholarship will be provided to all students enrolled in both the programmes. They should be Indian citizens and fulfil the prescribed requirements, and not in receipt of any other form of financial assistance.

Fifteen per cent of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, 7.5 per cent for those from the Scheduled Tribes and 27 per cent for candidates from Other Backward Castes. Up to three per cent seats have been reserved in each category for physically challenged persons.

Applicants working in Central R&D organisations/ laboratories can also apply, in which case they should be officially deputed on leave and require GATE scores.

They will not be eligible for scholarship. Prospective candidates should apply to these programmes online. Website:

http:// www.iith.ac.in/

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