PhD programmes and fellowships:
In order to meet the national need of significantly increasing the number of PhD scholars as was pointed out by the Kakodkar Committee report, IIT Ropar has taken up several bold steps in this direction and started several new programs in addition to the regular and existing PhD program that we have.
•MSc-MS program: This program in various disciplines is primarily aimed towards training world class PhD graduates.
•Direct PhD program: This would help us pool in brilliant PhD aspiring undergrads who can actually join IIT Ropar even before they finish their graduation.
•External PhD program: This would help us pool in good PhD aspirants from other institutes or companies.
Research scholars who have already submitted their thesis from IIT Ropar and who would like to continue research for some more time to conclude some unfinished work can avail this fellowship.
This program can be availed by candidates who having done their PhD want to pursue postdoctoral work at IIT Ropar.