IIT Delhi Launches PhD Fellowship Programme for Foreign Students


Under the programme, IIT Delhi plans to provide 500 PhD fellowships to international students over the next five years

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D) has launched a new PhD fellowship programme, called International PhD Fellowship Programme (IPFP), for foreign students.

The institute is planning to enroll 500 foreign students through this newly launched programme over the next five years.

All international students admitted to PG programmes in IIT Delhi under the IPFP will pay fees on par with Indian students, and they will also receive the same scholarship amount as their Indian counterparts.

As of now, foreigners pay 2,000 US dollars per semester, but under IPFP, they will now be paying as much as the Indian students which is about Rs 5,000 or Rs 10,000 per semester.

They would also get a fellowship amount of Rs 31,000 per month, and be eligible for the Research Scholar Travel Award, whereby they would get Rs 1.5 lakh to travel for international conferences, Sanjeev Sanghi, Dean, Alumni Affairs and International Programmes, said at the launch.

To boost ranking

The institute’S Director V Ramgopal Rao believes that the intake of foreign students would help boost the ranking for IIT Delhi. It is to be noted here that IIT Delhi was recognised as an Institution of Eminence by the Government of India last year.

Rao informed the institute will also be hiring more foreign faculty.

Candidates holding foreign passports with either a CGPA of 7 on point scale of 10 at bachelor level or those with 60 per cent in master’s level can apply.

They can apply for PhD in 28 academic units at the IIT. This includes Applied Mechanics, Atmospheric Sciences, Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Design, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Public Policy among others.