Ph. D.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) program is for enthusiastic students, who are willing to take up challenging research problems in various areas of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, as mentioned in the research profiles of the faculty members (but not limited to). New ideas, inventions and innovations are most welcome. Specific research areas will be mentioned at the time of the interview.
Ph. D. Admissions to the department take place before the beginning of the autumn and spring semesters. Use the link below for applying for a Ph. D. position in the MSME department at IIT Hyderabad.


Candidates interested in Institute scholarship (MoE) and Candidates with external funding (DST-INSPIRE/ joint CSIR-UGC JRF QUALIFIED/ industry sponsorship/ external registrants from national research laboratories) with the required qualifications (mentioned below) are encouraged to apply.
Externally funded candidates (non-MoE) are encouraged to contact interested MSME faculty before the exam/ interview schedule.

Candidate should have one of the following qualifications:

  • M.Tech./M.E. or equivalent degree (with a minimum first-class) in Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Ceramics, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing/ Production Engineering, Nanoscience, Polymer, Biomaterial, Chemical Engineering and other relevant areas.
  • Direct Ph.D. - B. Tech. / B.E. in the above disciplines with a CGPA of 8.0 (Gen) and 7.5 (for all others) and a valid GATE score. The GATE criterion is not mandatory for B.Tech. or B.S. students graduating from an IIT/ IISc-B/ NIT /IISER or any CFTI.
  • MSc or equivalent in Materials Science/ Physics/ Chemistry / Biology or equivalent degree with a valid GATE Score in a relevant area or joint CSIR-UGC JRF, DST-Inspire, qualified or equivalent exam.
  • Candidates working in industry and R&D Labs with a first-class B.Tech/B.E. or equivalent Degree in a relevant discipline and two years of experience are eligible to apply as an external Ph.D. student. GATE is not mandatory for them. However, they must provide an NOC from their current employer as well as a DSIR certificate.

Selection Process

Shortlisted candidates will be called for the selection process. Selection will be conducted based on written test and/or interview.
Please note that mere fulfillment of the eligibility criteria does not guarantee shortlisting and only candidates shortlisted for written test and/or interview would be intimated by email.

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Brochure for the program

Provisionally selected candidates for Ph. D. program, July 2022 (Click Here)