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IIT Gandhinagar PhD Fellowship

IIT Gandhinagar Start Early PhD Fellowship

The objective of Start Early PhD Fellowship is to put promising young undergraduate students from diverse disciplines on the fast-track mode of cutting edge technological research in order to prepare them to participate in the process of nation building.

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  • B.Tech. students (Class of 2020) from NITs and other select colleges, who are among the top five rank holders in the department at the end of their third year (You may check with HOD/Director of your college to see if your college is included in the list of select colleges. You may also contact us at to check the eligibility).
  • B.Tech. students (Class of 2020) from IITs with a CPI/CGPA of not less than 6.0 at the end of their third year.
  • No GATE qualification requirement


  • Rs. 41,000/- per month (with valid GATE score)
  • Rs. 31,000/- per month (without GATE score)


  • Earn a Ph.D. degree directly after Bachelor’s degree.
  • Get generous financial support in terms of stipend and travel grants.
  • A fulltime residential researcher (RR) programme.

Application Procedure:

Application portal for admission to the Start Early Ph.D. programme beginning in July 2020 will open tentatively in August 2019. Final year B.Tech. students (graduating in 2020) from select institutes are eligible to apply and all applications must be submitted online. On successful submission of the application form, a confirmation screen will appear with a link to download the submitted application form. Please save the application form. You need to furnish hardcopy of the application form and all the documentary evidence (copies of testimonials, certificates, publications, work experience and research/professional experience) at the time of interview. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

  • There is NO application fee.
  • You NEED NOT send the hard-copy of the application form.

Admission Procedure

Admission is generally offered on the basis of an interview, which is supplemented by a written test if necessary. The final selection will be mainly based on academic credentials, written test and/or interview.

The written test is generally based on the topics related to general aptitude (logical reasoning, analytical and numerical ability, etc.), writing skills, and basic courses of various disciplines at undergraduate level. The candidates who do not qualify in the written test need not appear for interview. The reserved category candidates will be given due relaxation in cutoff marks as per the norms.

The candidates called for the Test / Interview will be reimbursed to and fro single second-sleeper class railway fare by the shortest route from their place of residence to the Institute /venue of the Test / Interview. It is required to produce evidence (railway ticket) in support of the claim.

Important Dates

Application form submission deadline 27 September 2019
Announcement of short-list for written test and/or interview 03 October 2019
Written test and/or interview 19-20 October 2019
Announcement of list of provisionally selected candidates 15 November (tentative)

Discipline wise written test/interview dates

Date Disciplines
19 October, Saturday
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
20 October, Sunday
  • Biological Engineering
  • Earth Sciences
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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