Admission to Ph.D - December 2020

Selected and Waitlisted Candidates

Note: For each department, it is planned to send the offer letters within a week of publishing the list for that department online.  In any case, it will be sent on or before Dec. 7, 2020, for all the students in the selected list.


Interview Dates - Dec. 2020 Admissions

Shortlist for interviews.

Application Portal closed on 30th Sept 2020.


Once the fee payment completed, please enter the payment reference number in the application form and submit it. Please note the application forms which are not submitted won't be considered for shortlisting. If you facing any issue in payment please inform us with your application number and payment reference number.



Indian Institute of Technology, Palakkad
Research Admissions - Important Announcement


Once the last date for submission of applications (Sept. 30, 2020) is over, the departments will publish a shortlist of candidates who are qualified to appear for the interview on or before Oct. 16, 2020.   Due to the serious situation that exists in the country which makes travelling impossible,  there will not be any test for the shortlisted candidates, but only an interview, which will be conducted through only video conferencing.   There could be multiple rounds of interviews, if necessary. 
If you are shortlisted, you will be required to submit a statement of purpose (SOP) in support of your application in about 500 words in pdf format on or before October 23rd.     If you do not submit this SOP, it will be assumed that you are not interested in the admission, and your application will not be considered further.

Important Dates

Advertisement to Appear September 9, 2020
Application Portal Opens September 9, 2020
Last date for submission of application online September 30, 2020
Shortlist to appear On or before Oct. 16, 2020
Statement of purpose (SOP)  to be submitted On or before October 23, 2020
Interview dates During November  2 – 20, 2020
Selection list to appear November 27, 2020
Last date to issue admission letters December 7, 2020
Date of Admission To be announced


Students who are selected for admission will need to pay the fees appropriate for a day scholar to ensure admission.  On such payment, they will be given provisional admission.   They are expected to take the provisional admission, and will have a faculty member as supervisor, and they will need to start attending the courses, which as of now are completely online.   They will be eligible for their fellowships starting from the date of start of the semester or an earlier date (the date will be announced , later), but they will be paid the fellowship as arrears when they join physically.    

Important Note

In situations which are not covered or made clear in this document, an appropriate decision will be taken by the Dean (Academic Research) after examining the situation carefully. His/her decision on the matter will be final.


Selected candidates list of Joint Ph. D. program (IIT Palakkad and University of South Brittany, France) 2020.