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Non-degree Programmes

Non-degree Students

IIT Gandhinagar invites applications for non-degree students in its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. A student who is registered for a degree in a recognized institute or university in India or abroad, and who is officially sponsored by that institute or university to complete part of his/her academic requirements at IITGN, can apply for admission to IITGN as a non degree student. Such a student may carry out research, or take courses for credit or otherwise, or may use other academic facilities. However, any credits earned by a non-degree student cannot be applied for any degree programme at IITGN at any time.

Application deadlines:

Admission offer is open for both Semester-I (August-November) and Semester-II (January-April). Application in prescribed form can be submitted by 1st July for the Semester-I and by 10th December 2019 for the Semester-II of an academic year.
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Part-Time Non-degree Students

IIT Gandhinagar invites applications for part-time non-degree students. Students / scientists / engineers of other institutes / universities / industries / research-labs can apply to register for one or two courses at IITGN as non-degree students, while pursuing other endeavors at their parent organization. Such a student may carry out research, take courses for credit or otherwise, or may use other academic facilities of the institute. However, any credits earned by a part-time non-degree student cannot be applied for any degree programme at IITGN at any time.

Application deadlines:

Admission offer is open for both Semester-I (August-November) and Semester-II (January-April). Application in prescribed form can be submitted by 1st July for the Semester-I and by 10th December 2019 for the Semester-II of an academic year.
Click here for a tentative list of courses

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Non Degree Programmes - Find out more


  • Admissions Criteria

    Non Degree Students:

    Criteria for admission:

    An applicant should be officially part of a recognized institute or university in India or abroad.

    He/she should be officially sponsored by that Institute/University to complete part of his/her academic requirements at IITGN.

    His/her academic record should be such that there is good likelihood of his/her benefitting from the period of study at IIT Gandhinagar.

    Norms for Non Degree Students:

    IIT Gandhinagar encourages interdisciplinarity and students are free to select courses from various disciplines

    A) Undergraduate

    1) A student is required to register for a minimum of 3-4 courses per semester. The total courses should not exceed 6 courses per semester.

    B) Post Graduate (PG)

    A student is required to register for a minimum of 3 courses per semester. The total courses should not exceed 5 courses per semester.

    Part-Time Non Degree students can register for less than 3 courses.

    Part Time Non Degree Students:

    An applicant should have completed one of the following degree.

    • 1. Bachelor’s in engineering
    • 2. Master’s in sciences
    • 3. Master’s in humanities and social sciences

    His/her academic record should be such that there is good likelihood of his/her benefitting from the period of study at IIT Gandhinagar.

  • Costs

    All students are required to pay a refundable security deposit of Rs 10,000 /- at the time of admission

    Non Degree students UG

    Tuition Fee 1,00,000 per semester

    Other Charges (including housing, mess, laundry, etc): Rs. 42,000 per semester (approximately)

    Non Degree students PG

    Tuition Fee 25,000 per semester

    Other Charges (including housing, mess, laundry, etc): Rs. 42,000 per semester (approximately)

    Part-Time students are required to pay Rs 10,000 per credit. Accommodation is not provided for part-time students.

  • General Terms and Conditions

    Non-degree Students

    1. A non-degree student may be admitted - for one semester at a time, and permitted to pursue studies at IITGN for a maximum period of two semesters during his/her entire academic programme at the parent institute.
    2. The strength of non-degree students in any discipline should preferably not exceeds 5% of the sanctioned strength at IITGN.
    3. A non-degree student is expected to register for credits at par with credits prescribed for full time students at IITGN in the concerned discipline/programme.
    4. A non-degree student will be charged tuition and other semester fees that a regular student of IITGN in that programme and of that nationality is required to pay, unless there is a formal agreement between IITGN and the Institute/ University for student exchange programme; in such a case, the terms and conditions of the agreement will prevail.
    5. A non-degree student will have to pay a refundable deposit of Rs.10000/, to be forfeited in the event of any unacceptable incident / behavior.
    6. A non-degree student will be governed by all rules and regulations of IIT Gandhinagar.
    7. All matters related to dissemination of information concerning academic, behavioral, and other relevant issues will be handled in accordance to policies applicable to IITGN students.
    8. A non-degree student should have adequate medical insurance; only non-reimbursable OPD facilities will be extended to him/her.
    9. IIT Gandhinagar will extend all facilities to the non-degree students, which are offered to regular students in the concerned programme, such as Hostel, Mess, Library, Sports, Laboratories, Computer Center and internet etc. Further OPD facilities (without reimbursement) will also be provided.


    Part-Time Non-degree Students

    1. A part-time non-degree student may be admitted - for one semester at a time.
    2. The strength of part-time non-degree students in any discipline should preferably not exceeds 5% of the sanctioned strength at IITGN.
    3. A part-time non-degree student is permitted to register for a maximum of 3 courses in a semester.
    4. A part-time non-degree student will be charged fee on the basis of an amount per credit of registration as set by the institute from time to time. The cost per credit is typically Rs. 10000/- and most courses are usually in the range of 3 to 5 credits.
    5. A part-time non-degree student will have to pay a refundable deposit of Rs.10000/-, to be forfeited in the event of any unacceptable incident / behavior.
    6. A part-time non-degree student will be governed by all rules and regulations of IIT Gandhinagar.
    7. All matters related to dissemination of information concerning academic, behavioral, and other relevant issues will be handled in accordance to policies applicable to IITGN students.
    8. A part-time non-degree will not be eligible for medical facilities.