Ph.D. Admissions

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Ph. D. Admissions - Academic year (2021-22) - Spring Semester

Interviews will be held on 2nd and 3rd December 2021 in online mode.

Details are sent to the shortlisted candidates on their registered email ID.

Eligibility For Admission

Candidates with a B.E./B.Tech./M.E./M.Tech. in any branch of Engineering or M.Sc. (Physics or Mathematics) - with First Class or 60% marks (55% for SC/ST) are eligible to apply for the doctoral program in Systems and Control. Shortlisted candidates will be called for an online interview on a pre-specified date. The final selection is based on the performance in the interview. Depending on their background, the candidates will be examined on topics from Engineering and/or Mathematics. The primary topics are:

  1. In Engineering, candidates should be prepared to be examined on:
    - basic notions of classical control - transform calculus, transfer functions, stability, root locus, Bode plots, Nyquist plots and simple compensators used in feedback control.
    - state-space models, state feedback, controllability and observability.
    - ordinary differential equations, elementary linear algebra and probability, and basic optimization techniques.

  2. In Mathematics, candidates should be prepared to be examined on:
    - basics of analysis, probability and statistics, geometry, discrete mathematics, and algebra
    - basics of optimization and variational techniques
    - basics of dynamical systems.

NOTE: Physics graduates must be prepared to be examined on some of the topics listed above.

The candidates must fill the application form available at the IIT Bombay academic office website, for the particular semester that they wish to apply for. For further queries, contact: phdcandidates[at]

Admitted Students
All students admitted to the doctoral program in Systems and Control have to register and clear a minimum of 6 courses (including 4 compulsory courses.) This course requirement is normally completed within two or three semesters of joining the program.
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