The Start Early PhD Fellowship of IIT Gandhinagar is a fellowship aimed at attracting top talent BTech final year students of IITs/NITs/select colleges to the PhD programme of IIT Gandhinagar. Top five rank holders (at the end of third year) in a department from NITs/select colleges are eligible to apply for this fellowship, without the requirement of a GATE score. The student is paid a fellowship of Rs. 35000/- per month (if GATE qualified) or Rs. 25000/- per month otherwise.
Last year we also started an Early Admit MTech programme, which enables the bright students to pursue MTech at IIT Gandhinagar without the requirement of clearing GATE.
Both the programmes have been attracting some of the best talents to the PhD and MTech programmes of IIT Gandhinagar. Admissions to both the programmes for the semester starting in July 2018 is currently open. The deadline for applications is 29 September 2017.
  • B.Tech. students (Class of 2018) from NITs and other select colleges, who are among the top five rank holders in the department at the end of their third year (You may check with HOD/Director of your college to see if your college is included in the list of select colleges. You may also contact us at to check the eligibility).
  • B.Tech. students (Class of 2018) from IITs with a CPI/CGPA of not less than 6.0 at the end of their third year


Programme Structure and Curriculum:
The curriculum, as well as other regulations, will be same as that of the regular M. Tech. programme at IIT Gandhinagar. You can see more details about the regular M.Tech. programme here.


  • Rs. 12,400/- + Rs. 3,000 (Director’s fellowship) per month (with valid GATE score)
  • Rs. 6,000/- per month (without GATE score)

Application Procedure:

All applications must be submitted online. On successful submission of the application form, a confirmation screen will appear with a link to download the submitted application form. Please save the application form. You need to furnish hardcopy of the application form and all the documentary evidence (copies of testimonials, certificates, publications, work experience and research/professional experience) at the time of interview. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

  • There is NO application fee.
  • You NEED NOT send the hard-copy of the application form.

Admission Procedure

Admission is generally offered on the basis of an interview, which is supplemented by a written test if necessary. The final selection will be mainly based on academic credentials, written test and/or interview.

The written test is generally based on the topics related to general aptitude (logical reasoning, analytical and numerical ability, etc.), writing skills, and basic courses of various disciplines at undergraduate level. The candidates who do not qualify in the written test need not appear for interview. The reserved category candidates will be given due relaxation in cutoff marks as per the norms.

The candidates called for the Test / Interview will be reimbursed to and fro single second-sleeper class railway fare by the shortest route from their place of residence to the Institute /venue of the Test / Interview. It is required to produce evidence (railway ticket) in support of the claim.

Important Dates

Application Form Submission Deadline 29 September 2017
Written Test and/or Interview October 2017
Announcement of List of Selected Candidates November 2017
Joining July 2018

For Filling above online form, student need to submit Rank certificate issued from Institute.
Interested students of BITDURG who are willing to apply for Early Admit M.Tech. Programme @ IITGN  are advised to register by clicking on following link in order to generate  Rank Certificate based on their marks
Note : Deadline to Apply 23 Sept 2017 upto 8.00 AM (No one would be entertained after deadline)