How to Reach IIT Mandi?
Frequently Asked Questions
Part-time PhD Scholars
Admissions to the Ph.D. Programme at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) at IIT Mandi are held twice a year. Applications are usually invited in April and November each year and the selection process is completed in May and December. Intake in particular academic fields will be determined by the advertisement that is put out each time. Admission to UG course, MA may be open only in April.Admission to the M.A Development studies starts in the month of April end and May starting every year.
At least 60% (SC/ST 55%) marks on the aggregate in the MA degree or equivalent. There is a relaxation upto 55% for candidates from a Literature background.
You need to have qualified the UGC/ NET or Junior Research Fellowship. This will entitle the student to a fellowship and the student would be assigned as a Teaching Assistant for the SHSS faculty. There is no provision for a self-financed Full Time PhD registration at IIT Mandi.
You need to have a minimum of two yeas of work experience and would be required to submit a No Objection Certificate (NoC) from the employer at the time of admissions. Details of the NoC can be found in the prospectus. Please visit (Click Here) for details
Yes, but you would need to produce an NoC from your current employer. Something more norms should be added.
Yes. In case of difficulty do consult the SHSS office.
You can continue to work. But you would need to attend lectures which may be scheduled during working hours. Something more norms should be added.
Do look up the faculty research interests on the SHSS Department web space. You are welcome to get in touch with a particular faculty member in advance. Visit Here for faculty page: https://iitmandi.ac.in/Schools/SHSS/faculty.php
Usually interviews are held on one or two days. Beyond this the interview cannot be postponed. Ph. D admissions are conducted every semester, so perhaps you can reapply next semester.
Accommodation will be available on payment of a nominal amount at IIT Mandi Guest House the in campus if available otherwise follow the link:
At the time of interview, the shortlisted candidates are to bring the original as well as photocopies of the following documents, along with two passport size photographs:
a. One Passport size photograph
b. Copy of interview call letter c. Updated Resume d. Degree certificate(s) 10th/SSC/SSLC onwards e. Qualifying certificate for NET/JRF (or equivalent examination) f. Caste certificate for SC/ST/OBC candidates
g. NOC and experience certificate (For part time candidates only) h. Latest OBC certificate valid upto next 6 months of issued.