IIT Bombay is India’s most popular Institute which is located in Mumbai Maharashtra. This Institution is established in 1958. Every year India’s one of the best students passes out from this Institute. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) PhD. Admission 2022 is a known competitive examination that opens several opportunities one after the other.

At present, Undergraduate (B.Tech.), Postgraduate (M.Tech.), and Doctoral (PhD) programs are offered by the Departments Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth Sciences, Energy Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science. Interdisciplinary groups in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research and Systems and Control Engineering offer M.Tech. and PhD. Programmes & Ph.D. The program in Climate Studies is offered by the corresponding group.

IIT Bombay Ph.D.- Latest Updates:

  • March 17, 2022: IIT Bombay Ph.D. applications to begin from March 23. The last date to apply is April 11. Check here

IIT Bombay Ph.D. application dates have been announced by the institute. The applications for July 2022 session will begin on March 23, 2022. Candidates will be able to fill out the application forms till April 11, 2022. Dates for further admission processes will be announced soon.

IIT Bombay Ph.D program is a 3-year program offered in 36 specializations. The popular among the offered specialization is the Computer Science Engineering course with cut off up to 660-1000 in the GATE examination. The minimum eligibility required for applying is 60% aggregate marks in a Master’s degree and the selection of the candidate is done on the basis of GATE/ CEED/ UGC-NET exams scores. For the IIT Bombay Ph.D. CSE admissions, the institute conducted 2 tests followed by the final interview round.

IIT Bombay Ph.D. Eligibility Criteria

Given below are the IIT Bombay Ph.D. eligibility criteria for admission in 2022:

  • Candidates applying for Ph.D. programs need to have completed a Master’s degree in arts, commerce, science, technology, or engineering. 
  • Additional requirements include a valid score through GATE/ CEED/ UGC-NET
  • Candidates should be selected through any national-level exams like UGC-NET, IISc, IISER, or IIIT.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience is required after completing all the aforementioned degrees.

IIT Bombay Ph.D. Admission 2022

The selection procedure can be categorized into two broad phases: application shortlisting and written/ interview phases.

IIT Bombay Ph.D. Selection Criteria 2022

The selection procedure can be categorized into two broad phases: application shortlisting and written/ interview phases.

Stage 1: Application shortlisting 

  • Shortlisting is done based on previous academic records and GATE/ UGC-NET scores
  • The relaxations are considered based on the Government of India norms which are as follows:

General/ OBC(NC)/ EWS

  • An aggregate of 60% marks or first class in the Master’s degree 
  • Alternatively, a minimum 6.0 CGPA or equivalent on a scale of 10
  • Minimum 55% marks in Master’s degree in Arts, Commerce or allied subjects as Design and Social Science


  • An aggregate of 55% marks or first-class specified by the University in a Master’s degree
  • Minimum of 5.5 CGPA or equivalent on a scale of 10
  • At least 50% marks in master’s degree in arts, commerce, design, or social sciences

Stage 2: Final Selection

  • The final selection is done based on the performance at written tests and personal interviews. This is solely pertaining to the Teaching Assistance category. 
  • Written tests are department-specific and students need to apply for written tests according to their research area of interest.
  • Students shortlisted from the written test will be notified and called for an interview.

Note for PWD candidates: PWD candidates can apply for a one-time second class railway fare for the shortest route between the place of residence and the institute. PWD candidates applying for more than 1 discipline will be only 1 grant.

IIT Bombay Ph.D. Application 

The application mode for the IIT Bombay Ph.D. 2022 is Online. Candidates are required to download the Ph.D. brochure online and apply through the given link.

The application fee required for admission is as follows:

  • Women Candidate: INR 150
  • SC/ ST/ PWD categories: INR 150
  • All other candidates: INR 300

How to apply? 

Applications for IIT Bombay Ph.D. admissions are submitted online. Students need to apply through their official website, the steps for which are as follows:

  • Visit the IIT Bombay online portal for Ph.D. admissions.
  • New users need to register with a valid email address and password.
  • The email address will be used as a communication pathway to share details of the application form link.
  • Apply with all the personal details and academic records.
  • Make the payments through net banking, credit cards, or debit cards.
  • Submit the application.

Note: There are no downloadable forms available. Additionally, no application can be complete without payment of application fees. Students are advised to download a copy of the application submitted for future reference.

Documents required 

  • Scanned copies of Photograph and Signature.
  • Marksheet of last semester/ Consolidated mark-sheet of the qualifying degree
  • Caste Certificate (OBC-NC/SC/ST), if applicable. An affidavit for having applied in case the certificate is not yet received.
  • Sponsorship certificate, if applicable. (please upload the Sponsorship Certificate, If not available then attach a Self- Declarant letter stating that the sponsorship certificate will be given at the time of Interview/ Admission).
  • Statement of Purpose (SoP)
  • A sample of writing (if applicable)
  • Research proposal (if applicable), as a single file irrespective of the number of disciplines/specializations. 

Financial Support for Ph.D. Candidates 2022

IIT Bombay provides financial support to all its Ph.D. candidates based on MHRD norms categorically for Teaching Assistantship (TA), Research Assistantship (RA), and TA or RA through projects. The details for which are stated below;

Teaching Assistantship (TA)

  • The payable assistantship is available for 5 years and even up to the submission of the thesis.
  • For the first 2 years, the monthly rate is INR 31,000 and the following years will be INR 35,000/-
  • Candidates will be applicable for work as Teaching Assistants for 8 hours every week

Research Assistantship (RA)

  • Candidates will be selected for a payable assistantship for 5 years till thesis submission.
  • The monthly stipend is INR 35,000/- for the first 2 years and then INR 39,000/- for the remaining period.
  • Candidates have to look for laboratories and assist in research work for 20 hours a week.

TA and RA through Research Projects 

  • Candidates who applied in this category are sponsored by the projects of which they are apart
  • Payable up to 5 years and until thesis submission