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MHRD IIT PhD Fellowship

1000 PhD Fellowship at IITs – MHRD, Govt. of India

In recognition of the deep and historical ties between India and ASEAN, India’s foremost technical education centres, the internationally renowned Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), welcome aspirants from ASEAN countries to apply for PhD fellowships. Applicants apply online on this portal. Those selected get a chance to finish their PhD with funding at par with their Indian counterparts from the Government of India. The funding covers the entire cost of study and living expenses for up to 5 years of their PhD programme.

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Total number of fellowships available 1000
Total duration of the programme until graduation of all fellows 7 years
Total number of incoming batches 3
Expected incoming batch size (total) 250 in 1st year, 300 in 2nd year, 450 in 3rd year


Maximum tenure of each fellowship 5 years
Stipend per month INR 31,000/- for the first 2 years, INR 35,000/- for the next three years
Research grant Up to INR 170,000/- for research expenses such as travel, books, contingency
Accommodation/Monthly House Rent Allowance Upto 24% – as per Govt. norms (depending on the city) – of the stipend, if hostel accommodation not provided.


  • Interested candidates apply online on the portal.
  • They choose the IIT and the specific programme/area in the online application.
  • Each IIT a candidate applies to conducts its admission process consisting of application screening, shortlisting, possible online interview, and announces its admission offers, including the waitlist. Candidates selected in multiple programmes give their final acceptance to exactly one, and the consolidated results are announced on this portal after duly operating the waitlist


Commencement of call for applications Sep 17, 2019
Last date of application submission October 31, 2019

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