IIT Delhi is situated at Hauz Khas in South Delhi, bounded by Sri Aurobindo Marg on the east, Jawaharlal Nehru University complex on the west, National Council of Educational Research and Training on the south, and the Outer Ring Road on the north. The institute campus is about 20 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport, 10 km from domestic terminal of the airport, 19 km from Delhi main Railway Station and 14 km from New Delhi Railway Station. The nearest Metro station is Hauz Khas.

The institute campus extends over an area of 320 acres with many topographical features, imaginatively laid out with picturesque landscape. With clean and wide roads, and lot of greenery around, the campus presents a spectacle of harmony in architectural and natural beauty. Most of the students, faculty and staff reside on the campus. The main academic building houses various teaching and research facilities. Although each department is a separate entity, all the departments together constitute an integrated complex.

Each academic year consists of two semesters and a summer term. The education system is organised around a credit system, which ensures continuous evaluation of student’s performance and provides flexibility to choose courses so as to facilitate progress at an optimum pace suited to one’s ability or convenience. Each course is assigned certain number of credits depending upon the class contact hours. A minimum number of credits are to be completed in order to qualify for the award of a degree. A minimum level of performance is necessary for satisfactory progress/ completion. IIT Delhi has revised its M. Sc. curriculum with effect from academic session 2005-2006.

The revised curriculum emphasises on self-learning, project activity and laboratory work and leaves sufficient time for a student to take part in other activities like sports and recreation as well as to think and be creative and innovative.

The Students Activity Centre provides a number of facilities for student’s extracurricular activities and physical development. It has a central two-storied block with a swimming pool and a gymnasium hall with amenities such as squash courts, hobbies workshop, seminar rooms, music rooms and other multipurpose rooms for reading and indoor games. The amphitheater constructed in modern style is an added amenity to the centre. The campus also provides other amenities such as staff club, hospital, shopping centre, banks, post office, community centre, stadium and playing fields.

Credit System

The prominent features of the credit system are the process of continuous evaluation of a student’s performance, the absence of pass or fail on annual basis and the flexibility to allow a student to progress at the pace suited to his/her individual ability and convenience subject to the regulations of the credit requirements.

Each course, except for a few special courses, has a certain number of credits assigned to it depending on its lecture, tutorial and laboratory contact hours in a week. Each course is coordinated by a member of the faculty called the course coordinator. He/she has the full responsibility for coordinating the course, coordinating the work of other members of the faculty involved in the course, holding tests and awarding grades. In case of any difficulty, students are expected to approach the course coordinator for advice and clarification.

A letter grade with a specified number of grade points is awarded in each course for which a student is registered. A student’s performance is measured by the number of credits that he/she has earned and by the weighted grade point average maintained by him/her. A minimum number of credits and a minimum grade point average are necessary in order to qualify for a degree.

Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi, features amongst the top centres for higher education in chemistry in the country. It has academic programmes leading towards the Ph. D., M. Tech., and M. Sc. degrees. Almost 25 faculty members, 100 odd doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, about 10 M. Tech. students, and over 85 M. Sc. students contribute towards the vibrant academic environment.

The unique feature of the M. Sc. curriculum of the department is that biochemistry is treated on an equal footing with the traditional chemistry sub-disciplines: inorganic, organic, and physical. In addition to basic courses in these four sub-disciplines students are exposed to the state-of-the-art of various research fields in elective courses. They learn design and synthetic principles, use analytical instruments, and sharpen their writing skills during a year-long project work on cutting-edge research problems priming them for a career in modern day chemistry research and development. Recent alumni of the M. Sc. programme have gone on to do doctoral work in top class institutes and universities around the globe or have found employment in major chemical companies.

The M. Tech. program in “Molecular Engineering: Chemical Synthesis and Analysis” is one of a kind program to be offered by any Chemistry department in all the IITs. It is a two-year post-M. Sc. program started in 2010-11 with the intention of training and preparing students for a career in the chemical industry in India.

Doctoral and post-doctoral research is carried out in a number of thrust areas of national and international importance in all the chemistry sub-disciplines. The research is generously supported by all the national funding agencies and the research findings have yielded several patents and numerous publications in journals of high impact and even start-up companies. A number of faculty members also take up consultancy projects from chemical and pharmaceutical industries within the country. Details of the faculty research interests and the active research projects may be obtained by visiting

Modern day chemistry research is instrument intensive. The department has well equipped laboratories with sophisticated instruments like a powder and a single Crystal X-ray diffractometer, two NMR spectrometers in addition to a host of other instruments for chemical analysis. Researchers also have access to other instrumental facilities, for example electron and force microscopes, from the institute network of sophisticated equipments. A Glass Blowing Workshop and a Supercomputing facility for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology are also available in-house. Students benefit immensely from having unrestricted and unlimited access to all these analytical instruments and facilities. Chemistry Department of IIT Delhi is an attractive destination today for students, researchers and faculty.

Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics is actively engaged in teaching and research in the areas of Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, and Computer Science and Applications. The department has well established and widely recognized research activities. Both fundamental and applied research is being carried out in many important areas recognized at national and international levels. Research contributions of the department are published in international journals of repute.

The department offers various academic programs. Besides offering the Ph.D. program in various specializations, the department runs a 5-year Integrated M. Tech. program in Mathematics and Computing (admission through JEE) and a 2-year M.Sc. program in Mathematics.

The department also runs a 2-year Interdisciplinary M. Tech. program in Computer Applications, in collaboration with some other departments.

The two year M.Sc. program in Mathematics covers, courses in the area of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research, and Computer Science and Applications. The department has well equipped computing Labs and has most of the standard Mathematical Softwares. All students are required to do Major Projects of one-year duration in the area of their choice in the second year.

Department of Physics

The Department of Physics is one of the largest departments in the Institute. There are a number of teaching and research laboratories in the Department. The department runs a four year B. Tech. program in Engineering Physics, a two-year M.Sc. program in Physics, 2 year M. Tech. program in Solid State Materials, Applied Optics, and also a 2 year interdisciplinary M. Tech. program in Optoelectronics and Optical Communications run jointly with the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Major research activities in the department include areas such as (1) Condensed Matter Physics with emphasis on Thin Film Technology, Nanomaterials, Modern Magnetic Materials like Magnetic Quasicrystals and Shape-Memory Alloys, Multiferroics, Magnetic Semiconductors for Spintronics applications, high frequency nanomagnetic materials and Ultra-fast magneto-optical Kerr microscopy; (2) Applied Optics and Optoelectronics like Holography, Photonic bandgap Structures and Structures with Negative Refraction, High Density Data Storage, Optical Information Security and Processing, Singular Optics, Quantum Optics, Fiber and Integrated Optics with emphasis on periodic waveguides like Bragg reflection waveguides, microstructured optical fibers, fiber optic components, fiber amplifiers and fiber optic sensors, Nanophotonics like photonic crystal, ultra fast processing, Laser Spectroscopy; (3) Plasma Physics like studies on Laser Plasma Interaction, Instabilities, Solitons, Harmonic Generation, Microwave and Plasma Interaction, Space Related Relativistic Plasmas, Semiconductor Plasmas, THz Generation, High Power Microwave Transmission through waveguides; (4) Theoretical Physics with specific interests in Quantum Hall systems, Bose Einstein condensation of ultra cold atoms with long range interaction, optical lattice potential and disorder, Transport in Graphene sheets with and without magnetic field & quantum information processing in these systems, High-Energy Physics. Several state-of-the- art facilities for carrying out both fundamental and applied research are available in these areas.

The department has the unique distinction of having six of its faculty (past & present) members as recipients of the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards of CSIR and majority of the faculty members have been recognized through several international and national level awards for their research contributions. Being an Institute of technology, the M. Sc. Physics program is designed to impart education and training with an emphasis on applied topics. In addition to the core courses, students have the freedom to opt for a variety of courses of advanced level available in the institute as electives, and thus broaden their learning horizon. Students also gain considerable hands-on-experience and opportunities to participate on the ongoing research problems through their Major Project dissertation etc., which help them, learn design principles, analytical techniques and sharpen their scientific skills.

State-of-the-art analytical facilities for research on materials science like SQUID Magnetometer, HRTEM, AFM, SEM, GAXRD, ESCA/AES, optical spectrum analyzer, variety of gas and semiconductor lasers, Raman spectrometer, optical fiber splicer, OTDR, etc are available to benefit the students.

Scholarships Merit-cum-Means Scholarship:

Merit-cum-means scholarship of Rs.1000/- per month and free tuition are permissible to M. Sc. students to the extent of 25% of the approved strength subject to a maximum of twelve in each department as per institute rules. Only those students are eligible whose parents’ gross income is less than Rs.4.50 lakh per annum for all categories of students, including SC/ST students. The terms and conditions of the award of scholarship including conditions for continuation are laid down in the Rules and Regulations and are subject to change from time to time.

Apart from above, the following scholarships instituted by outside organizations/individuals are also available for M.Sc. students:

(a) The National Board of Higher Mathematics conducts

examinations and offers scholarships to successful candidates for pursuing the M.Sc. Program in the department of Mathematics.

(b) Prof. Prem Kumar Merit Scholarship in the Deptt. of Mathematics : One Scholarship of the value of Rs.1000/- per month will be given for a period of 10 months to 2nd year student based on Merit.

(c) Amarchand Memorial Scholarship in the Deptt. of Mathematics : Two merit scholarships of the value of Rs.400/- p.m. (each) to be awarded to a first year and a second year student of M. Sc. (Mathematics) for ten months.

(d) Dr. R.S. Narayanan Memorial Scholarship in the Deptt. of Physics: Four Merit-cum-Means Scholarships, each of the value of Rs.300/- p.m. will be given to the meritorious M. Sc. (Physics) students of each year.

(e) Prof. Vidhya Bhushan Anand Memorial Scholarship in the Deptt. of Physics : A scholarship of Rs.1500/-per month will be given to an M. Sc. (Physics) final year student who secures the highest CGPA (minimum 8.0) at the end of 1st year.

(f) Mr. Biman Behari Sen Memorial Scholarship: A Scholarship of Rs.1500 p.m. will be given for a duration of 10 months to the best students in M.Sc.(Final) Physics Deptt. securing highest CGPA.

(g) Asha Devi Ram Kishkore Jaiswal Scholarship in the Deptt. Of Physics: A scholarship of Rs.1500/- P.M. will be given for a period of 10 months to the best student in M.Sc. (Final) Physics Deptt. securing highest CGPA in M.Sc. 1st year (i.e. at the end of 2nd semester).

(h) Madan Lal Parliwala Memorial Loan Scholarship: This Loan scholarship is available for 3 full-time M.Sc. Students (one each in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) at 1st year level, and continues till the successful completion of the program.

(i) Suman Gupta Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship of Rs.1000/- p.m. is awarded to a student of 1st year M.Sc. Mathematics for a period of 10 months in academic session on the basis of Merit-cum-Means.

Fees and other Payment*

(a)Institute’s fees payable at the time of admission:

Rs.8985/- for General candidates if allotted hostel (Rs.8185/- for non-hostel).

Rs.6485/- for SC/ST candidates if allotted hostel (Rs.5685/- for non-hostel).

(b)Mess dues payable: Rs.20500/- (Rs.19500/- for girls) – if hostel accommodation allotted.

* Tentative and subject to change