IIT Kanpur Admission 2021-22 Session – Application Form (Available), Eligibility Criteria

Notice for Admission to PhD/MTech/MDes/MS(By Research)/DIIT Programmes
2021-22-I Semester

IIT KanpurIIT Kanpur Admission 2021-22 Session – The application form is available for 23 March 2021 to 15 April 2021 session at iitk.ac.in. Candidates who have completed their U.G/P.G degree may apply now for admission to M Tech & PhD (ENGINEERING), MS (BY RESEARCH), PhD (SCIENCES), PhD (HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES) DIIT Programmes. The last date to submit the application form till April 15, 2021. Admissions are granted based on the academic record and the performance of the candidates in the interview and/or test. Details of IIT Kanpur Admission 2021 like the application form, selection process, and other important information are given on this page.

Online Application Procedure:The online applications portal (for Indian Nationals only) will be available from 23/03/2021 up to 15/04/2021 (11:59 PM). Indian Nationals can apply only through online mode of application. The last date for receiving applications in both offline and online modes is 15/04/2021 (11:59 PM).

Notice for Admission to PhD/MTech /MDes/MS(By Research)/DIIT Programmes
2021-22-I Semester

Applications are invited for admission to July 2021 semester in the following programmes:

M Tech & PhD (ENGINEERING): Aerospace Engineering * Biological Sciences & Bio engineering * Chemical Engineering * Civil Engineering * Computer Science & Engineering * Earth Sciences (M Tech) * Electrical Engineering * Industrial and Management Engineering (all areas of Management) * Materials Science & Engineering * Materials Science * Mechanical Engineering * Photonics Science and Engineering * Sustainable Energy Engineering

MS (BY RESEARCH): Aerospace Engineering * Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering, Geoinformatics and Structural Engineering) * Chemical Engineering * Computer Science & Engineering * Cognitive Science * Electrical Engineering * Mechanical Engineering * Photonics Science & Engineering * Sustainable Energy Engineering

PhD (SCIENCES): Chemistry * Cognitive Science * Economic Sciences * Earth Sciences * Mathematics * Statistics * Physics

PhD (HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES): English (Literature, Linguistics & ELT) * Fine Arts * Philosophy * Psychology * Sociology

Masters of Design & PhD (Design)

Diploma of IIT (DIIT) Programme: The DIIT programme is being offered in three areas under the Geoinformatics specialization (For details, see the FAQs on DIIT):

1. Geodesy 2. Navigation and Mapping 3. Remote Sensing and GIS.



Detailed information on PG programmes offered at IIT Kanpur is available at:

PG Manual >>>>

Indian Candidates: 

(i) Reservations [EWS/SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/DAP] shall apply as per Government of India (GoI) norms.

(ii) For Application Form, Reference Letter Form, Information Brochure, Eligibility Criteria and other relevant details, please visit:

Imp. Links >>>>

Click the link for the concerned department to get detailed information about the department.

(iii) Students who are in final year of their programme (likely to finish the program by July 15, 2021) may also apply and secure provisional admission for the session commencing in July, 2021 (2021-22-I Semester).

(iv) Financial support (Institute Assistantship/Scholarship) will be provided to non-sponsored PhD, MTech and MS (By Research) students.

(v) Those employed in industry or a college/university/institute may apply for admission as sponsored, external or part-time candidates. Further information on these categories of admissions is available at: Imp. Links >>>>

Foreign Nationals:  

Details on the admission for candidates in Foreign Nationals category can be found at:

Application Procedure:  

  • The online applications portal (for Indian Nationals only) will be available from 23/03/2021 up to 15/04/2021 (11:59 PM).
  • Indian Nationals can apply only through online mode of application. Foreign Nationals can apply only through offline mode. The last date for receiving applications in both offline and online modes is 15/04/2021 (11:59 PM).
  • Offline Application Form (for Foreign Nationals and for Indian Nationals with qualifying degree from Universities abroad) (common form for PhD, MTech and MS (By Research)) can be downloaded from:
    Imp. Links >>>>
  • PhD applicants must arrange for two letters of reference as well. For this purpose, the names of the referees along with their e-mail addresses are to be provided by the candidate at the online applications portal. The referees will be contacted electronically through an auto generated mail with a request to submit their recommendations online.
  • MTech Admissions: All the admission offers to GATE qualified-candidates will be displayed on the Common Offer AcceptancePortal (COAP). Candidates must register at the COAP portal for viewing and accepting their offers. Registration on COAP portal is free. Candidates are advised to download COAP 2021 information brochure and follow the guidelines (https://coap.iitd.ac.in) for participation. For these candidates, COAP Registration number is mandatory for applying at the IIT Kanpur Admission Portal. The offers to candidates who have not qualified GATE will be communicated directly to the candidates by the department via E-mail.
  • The application fee is Rs.500 for General, EWS, OBC and OBC-NCL candidates and Rs.250 for SC/ST and all DAP candidates. The application fee is waived for candidates in the ‘Foreign National’ category.
  • Separate application form is to be filled for each programme.

IIT Kanpur Admission 2021-22 Session

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (Shiksha Mantralaya), Government of India.The GATE committee, which comprises of representatives from the administering institutes, is the sole authority for regulating the examination and declaring the results.GATE is conducted through the constitution of eight zones.
Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM)
Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM) is an all-India examination conducted across the country jointly by Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institute of Science. JAM is an all India Entrance examination for admission to M.Sc. (Two Year), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree and other Post-Bachelor’s Degree programmes at the IITs and to the Integrated Ph.D. programmes at IISc.