What is a Postgraduate?
A postgraduate is a student who has successfully completed an undergraduate degree level course at a college or university and is undertaking further study at a more advanced level.
What is a Postgraduate course?
A postgraduate course is typically one year’s duration full time or it can take two years to complete part-time. A postgraduate diploma, postgraduate degree or Master’s degree offers the student an advanced level of education in their chosen area of study.
The course content is designed to build on the knowledge obtained at the undergraduate degree level. Often the course content is more practical in nature to better prepare the student with the skills they will need in the workplace. Completing postgraduate studies helps students further their career prospects and deepen their understanding of their area of study.
The Post Graduate admission session of the Institute is divided into two parts:
- The first semester will normally commence in the last week of July every year, and
- The second in the last week of December.
- The admissions to the M.Tech./M.Des. and Ph.D. programmes may be made in either or both of the two regular semesters. The Head of the Department concerned may take the decision in this regard. Admissions to MBA programme are made once a year in July.
- Admissions to the M.Tech./M.Des. and Ph.D. programmes are normally made in April-May for the first semester and in November- December for the second semester. The Dean of Academic Affairs will notify the admission calendar each semester.
- In addition, the department may process applications for admissions to Ph.D. Programmes on a continuous basis and admit students as per the existing procedure. The candidates admitted during the course of a semester, would be required to register for a thesis with the proportionate reduction in units.
Eligibility for Admission and Reservation of Seats
- The eligibility conditions given below are the absolute minimum. Departments may prescribe any requirements over and above these, subject to the approval of the SPGC.
- The specified minimum marks/CPI (Cumulative Performance Index), referred to in subsequent sections, implies a minimum of 55 percent marks /5.5 (on a 10 point scale) as long as it is not less than the minimum pass marks/CPI; otherwise, the specified minimum marks/CPI implies the minimum pass marks/CPI.
- The number of admissions that can be made to any programme shall be as decided by the Senate from time to time.
- Reservations (for SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PD shall apply as per Government of India rules. The certificate for the same must be in the format specified.