M.S. / Ph.D. Admission Criteria JULY 2022

UG% means the percentage marks scored in your 4 year UG programme, as reported by you, rounded to one decimal place.

PG% means the percentage marks scored in your 2 year PG programme, as reported by you, rounded to one decimal place.

GS means the Gate Score (out of 1000) obtained in your Gate exam. Gate score should have been taken in 2020 / 2021 / 2022.

If your degree reported performance in CGPA, the equivalent marks are computed according to a formula. Conversion of CGPA to Percentage of Mark base point 10 CGPA [ %mark = CGPA*10 ] Other then base point 10 CGPA, scale to 10 and use above step.

Note: If any of these marks are incorrectly reported in your application form, IIT Madras reserves the right to cancel your application on that basis.

In addition the following types of application are handled as follows:
  1. MSc is considered to be a UG degree, and BSc is not considered as a qualifying degree. MSc students should have cleared NET or GATE to be called for interview. Such students may also be called for PhD test and interview on a case by case basis.
  2. 4 Year BS will be considered equivalent to a UG degree. BS students should have cleared NET or GATE to be called for interview. Such students may also be called for PhD test and interview on a case by case basis.
  3. Applicants from IITs with high CGPA (above 8.0 for general category students, and above 7.5 for reserved category students) are eligible to apply for MS without clearing GATE.
  4. Applicants who have been (and continue to be) in an IIT Madras project for six months are eligible to apply for MS even if they do not have a gate score. All such project students must have a strong recommendation from their project supervisors. Shortlisting will be done based on a case-by-case basis.
  5. PhD applicants with good GATE score who are not otherwise eligible may be shortlisted on a case by case basis.
  6. PhD applicants with high GRE scores who are not otherwise eligible may be shortlisted on a case by case basis.
  7. MS or PhD applicants with relevant (non-teaching) work-experience who are not otherwise eligible may be shortlisted on a case by case basis.
  8. MS or PhD applicants with publications in reputed journals or conferences who are not otherwise eligible may be shortlisted on a case by case basis.
  9. MS applications with GRE scores not accepted as of now.
  10. PhD applications from candidates with 1 year masters cannot be accepted. The application may be considered for the MS programme instead, provided the UG and GATE scores meet MS norms.