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Department of Civil Engineering offers admissions to Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme for Full time/External /Project based research in the following specializations:

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Potential candidates can apply online for admissions into Ph.D. program twice a year (January and August). Please refer to admissions column for eligibility criteria. Exceptional candidates having Bachelors (B.Tech/B.E) degree can also apply for direct Ph.D. program.

  • Financial support will be provided to all Indian students enrolled in the Full time Ph.D. programme provided they do not receive any other form of financial assistance.
  • Applicants working in reputed R&D Organizations/Laboratories are eligible to apply. Such applicants(a) need to be deputed on leave by the parent organization/department during their residency period, (b) do not require GATE qualification, (c) will not be paid any financial assistance by IITH.
  • Residency requirement is compulsory for external registrants to complete the required course credits (a minimum of four courses) in the first year.
  • For direct PhD registrants, a minimum of ten courses are required to complete the course credit requirement in the two years from the date of registration.


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For eligibility criteria to each Ph.D program please refer  admissions column.
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