Publish Date: October 11, 2021

B.Tech. Students of NIT Sikkim to be Eligible for Direct Admission to IIT Delhi’s PhD Programmes

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IIT Delhi, NIT Sikkim Sign MoU

New Delhi: IIT Delhi and National Institute of Technology (NIT) Sikkim have recently signed an MoU to foster academic and research collaboration in the areas of mutual interest. Under this MoU, NIT Sikkim’s B. Tech. students would qualify for direct admission to IIT Delhi’s PhD programmes without qualifying GATE or any other national level examination.

The MoU, which was signed by Prof V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi and Prof. M. C. Govil, Director, NIT Sikkim, will also facilitate faculty and student exchange programmes between the two institutes.

The undergraduate students of NIT Sikkim with a CGPA of 8.00 at the end of their 6th semester (03 years) will be eligible to apply to IIT Delhi for a summer project and complete their 04th year (7th and 8th semesters, or either) there.  

Since they will enter IIT Delhi with a minimum CGPA of 8.00 the requirement of GATE for PhD is waived off. They are expected to demonstrate sufficient merit in coursework and research during their 7th and 8th semesters of the B.Tech.

After the completion of their fourth year at IIT Delhi, the students would be considered for an early admission to the Institute’s PhD programmes based on their academic performance.

Speaking of the MoU with IIT Delhi, Prof. M. C. Govil, Director, NIT Sikkim said, “I am confident that our association with IIT Delhi will immensely benefit our students and faculty with regard to research and innovation. I hope that it will usher in a new era of technological and academic brilliance in the northeast, which will help the region develop at a brisk pace.”

While welcoming the MoU with NIT Sikkim, Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi said, “NIT Sikkim is a prominent technology institute in the North-Eastern region of the country. At IIT Delhi, NIT Sikkim students will get exposure to a world class research infrastructure, which, I am confident, will be helpful in shaping their careers. I am hopeful this MoU will be a win-win for both the sides.”

Under the MoU, a mentorship programme is also being envisaged in which faculty members from IIT Delhi will act as mentors for each of the departments of NIT Sikkim. This will facilitate the exchange of faculty/staff at a departmental level, which can be done via both online/offline mode. This programme may also be extended to include creation of common virtual/physical laboratory facilities.

Along with the faculty, NIT Sikkim and IIT Delhi will also exchange B.Tech., M. Tech., M. Sc. students, and research scholars.

IIT Delhi would not charge any academic fees from the NIT students since they would be paying a regular academic fee at their parent institute.


                                       Press Release Issued on : 09-10-2021