NIT Students Can Pursue PhD at IIT Delhi Without Any GATE Scores

Last Modified: 18 May 2024

From the next year, NIT students don’t need to appear for GATE exam in order to pursue PhD courses at the premise of IIT Delhi.

From the upcoming year 2020, The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi will allow BTech students from the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) to get admission in its PhD programmes without even appearing for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) exam.

Under the new admission policy, NIT candidates will need to score a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 8 and above and get an opportunity to join the IIT Delhi to pursue PhD courses.

Admission Policy for NIT students –

Students who are enrolled under National Institute of Technology will have to score a CGPA (cumulative grade point average) of 8 by the end of their third year (6th Semester) of the BTech programme will be able to sit for an interview round, which will be the deciding factor for admission into the PhD course. Shortlisted students will be capable to take admission in PhD directly without appearing for GATE exam. This scheme is only applicable for the students who are enrolled under 4th year of BTech course at astonishing NITs premise across the country.

The examination and teaching pattern at NITs is comparatively similar to IITs. Students at both the institutes are selected based on their astounding capabilities and talent. Explaining the procedure, Mr. V Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi said, “NIT students, who have a CGPA of 8 and above in the third year of their academic course and are interested in research will get direct admission in IIT Delhi for completing their final year here. After that, they can continue to pursue their PhD studies in the institute as well.”

Improved Culture of Research

The idea of shortlisting NIT students into IITs has been discussed for the past one year and the initiative has been taken to attract the meritorious candidates and encourage the right research talent to improve the overall research ecosystem. The IIT Delhi Directors says, “The idea behind getting NIT candidates into the IIT is to improve the research culture and we want students who have the potential for research to join our institute”.

Students who will be shortlisted require spending a minimum of six months or completing a project with the IIT during their last year of B.Tech before they can start with their PhD programmes.

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