NIT Sikkim’s BTech students eligible for direct admission to IIT Delhi’s PhD programmes

NIT Sikkim’s UG students with a CGPA of 8.00 at the end of their 6th semester will be eligible to apply to IIT Delhi without qualifying GATE or any other national level examination.

NIT Sikkim’s BTech students eligible for direct admission to IIT Delhi’s PhD programmes
Anu Parthiban | Oct 9, 2021 - 1:13 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: ndian Institute of Technology Delhi and National Institute of Technology (NIT) Sikkim have recently signed an agreement to foster academic and research collaboration in the areas of mutual interest. Under this agreement, NIT Sikkim’s BTech students would qualify for direct admission to IIT Delhi’s PhD programmes without qualifying GATE or any other national level examination.

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The undergraduate students of NIT Sikkim with a CGPA of 8.00 at the end of their 6th semester (3 years) will be eligible to apply to IIT Delhi for a summer project and complete their fourth year (7th and 8th semesters, or either) at the campus.

Since the eligibility criteria is a minimum of 8.00 CGPA, the requirement of GATE for PhD is waived off. However, these students are expected to demonstrate sufficient merit in coursework and research during their 7th and 8th semesters of the BTech.

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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.

As per the official notice, “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.”

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.”

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“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,” the notice said.

Along with the faculty, NIT Sikkim and IIT Delhi will also exchange BTech, MTech, MSc students, and research scholars.

The programme may also be extended to include the creation of common virtual/physical laboratory facilities, it added.


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