Ph.D. (Rolling) – FAQ

When will the submission of online Application Form commence on?

Throughout the Year

When will the Review of the submitted application form happen?

14 March 2024

Date of presentation or Interview?

20 March 2024

Please give the program overview for Ph.D.

Ph.D. rolling admission is aimed at inviting candidates who have a clear idea of the research area or research problems they want to pursue.

The interested candidates are first expected to interact with the concerned faculty member(s) at DA-IICT to explore the research areas and topics of their interest. The details of the faculty members with their research interests can be found here.

Under the Ph.D. rolling admission scheme, applications are invited throughout the year and will be reviewed on a quarterly basis, tentatively in the month of March/June/September/December.

Admissions in the Ph.D. program is also possible through the Ph.D. (Regular) category. For more details, please visit here

What are the disciplines for the doctoral program?

ICT & allied disciplines, Mathematical & Computational Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences. Candidates interested in any of these disciplines, or in interdisciplinary areas, are encouraged to apply.

What is the program structure of Ph.D.?

The PhD program comprises of both course and research work. The amount of coursework one has to undergo depends on the candidates' past background and the research one is engaged in. The research work to be undertaken for PhD must include original contribution to the knowledge reserve culminating in a thesis to be submitted for the doctoral degree.

What is the intake for Ph.D.?

Institute reserves the right to admit as many as candidates depending on their credentials and potential.

What are the categories for Ph.D.?

(1) Sponsored Candidates, (2) Candidates with fellowship, (3) JRF/SRF (GATE or NET qualified):

What is the fee structure for Ph.D.?

At the time of admission an amount of Rs. 50,000/- (Rs. 25,000/- towards tuition fee for the first Semester and Rs. 25,000/- towards caution deposit) is to be paid by way of bank draft drawn in favour of ‘DA-IICT,’ payable at Ahmedabad. The registration fee is payable at the time of registration and hostel rent on allotment of the hostel room.

*Subject to revision.

What is the fee for Ph.D. per semester?

  • Rs. 25,000 per Semester, applicable from academic year 2023-2024.
  • The Current fellowship is as follows:
    • Rs. 28,000/- per month till the completion of the comprehensive examination.
    • During post comprehensive period,
      (a) Rs. 31,000 per month for first two years
      (b) Rs. 35,000 per month for next two years


2,500/- registration fee per semester. Rs. 1,500/- Examination and Semester Grade Report Charges.

What is the refund policy for Ph.D. candidates?

The refund policy for the withdrawing candidates will be in accordance to the UGC/AICTE rules.

What are the stipendary benefits for Ph.D. candidates?

Institute may consider to provide financial assistance at par with regular fellowship to the desirable candidates who will not be able to avail JRF/SRF or UGN-NET financial assistance/stipend.

Can we withdraw our Application?


Does hostel rooms have A.C?

No, all the rooms in the hostels are Non-A.C.

Are distance learning courses available at DAIICT?

No, at present, we do not offer any distance learning programs.

Is there any certification program available at DAIICT?

No, we don't offer any certification Program.

Is there any age limit to apply for Ph D?

No, there is no any age limit to apply for Ph D

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