IIIT Hyderabad has announced suspension of the course work with immediate effect on 14th-March-2020 and has made it mandatory for all undergraduate students (first year to fourth year batches) and postgraduate students (MTech first and second year batches) doing only course work to return home by 18th-March-2020; research students (MS, PhD and Dual Degree students registered for thesis credits) can choose to stay and continue their research work. Institute will announce plans for finishing the Spring semester's coursework by 20th-March-2020.

Post Graduate Student Status Programme (PGSSP)

Admissions are open in Monsoon and Spring semesters every year.  Applicants (with exceptional academics along with R&D working experience) interested in research programmes are allowed to apply anytime in the year through the Standing Committee by sending their curriculum vitae (CV). Working professionals who are employed at Hyderabad and have a desire to pursue higher studies on a part-time basis can also apply to the Post Graduate Student Status Programme (PGSSP).

The PGSS Programme (PGSSP) provides an opportunity for professionals in the Hyderabad area to benefit from the advanced courses offered at the institute. The post-graduate status can be accorded to a professional on the basis of his or her academic and experience record. Once someone is awarded the PG status, he/she can take a maximum of two courses at the institute every semester. This provides him /her with the opportunity to acquire new knowledge in chosen areas without committing to a formal programme. The courses taken under the PGSSP scheme can count towards a formal degree from the institute, should the student join one of the full-time or part-time programmes subsequently.


The basic eligibility for applying to this programme is that he / she should be a resident of Hyderabad( to produce  NOC(NOC TEMPLATE) certificate from employer so that a candidate can attend the classes in the office hours). The candidate has to attend the classes within week days ( Mon - Sat ). The classes for the courses selected will be conducted twice or thrice a week. Attendance for the classes is mandatory. The candidates should take minimum of one subject and maximum of two subjects in PGSSP.

Admission to the PGSSP is based on the academic and professional record of the applicants. Sample qualifications include: a Bachelors or Master's degree in Engineering, MCA, or a Masters degree in Science/Mathematics. Professionals with 1 or more years of experience in software design and development, may also apply.

Available Courses

PGSSP students are free to register for any course in the institute for which they satisfy the prerequisites. The recommended way is to contact the course instructor at the time of registration or before, to know the expectations and workload of the course involved. The Course Offerings and Time Table for Spring 2020 will be updated in the first week of December 2019.

Please see the below last semester course offerings and time table (Monsoon 2019) for your reference.

Course Offerings for Spring 2020


Important Dates

  • 24th October 2019: Start date for online registration

  • 9th  December 2019: Last date for online registration

  • 16th December 2019: Intimation to shortlisted candidates

  • 31st December 2019: Physical/Course registration at Admissions Office, IIIT Hyderabad.

Admission Procedure

To apply for PGSSP admissions, you must use the following portal click here. All notifications regarding the selection, interview etc will be made over email only.

Application Fees

An application fee of Rs. 1000/- is to be paid at the time of on-line registration through online payment gateway on or before 9th December 2019 by 5 PM.

Note: Application fee is Non Refundable(Please do not use RuPay cards).

Fee Structure

PGSSP students should pay the student status fees, of Rs 28,000/- to maintain the Post-Graduate Status in each semester. Each course the student registers for, will be charged as per the pro-rata rates of the institute. The current pro-rata tuition fee is Rs. 7,000/- per credit with a maximum of Rs 28,000/- per course. PGSSP students will have access to the institute's library and other academic resources as long as he/ she is registered for at least one course.

The following fee has to be remitted on registration day..

The total fee (if opted for two courses):Rs.94,000/-
The total fee(if opted for one course): Rs. 66,000/-

Following is the breakup for the tuition fee (per semester) Spring 2020:

Tuition fee: Rs 28,000/- Course fee per subject + Rs.28,000/- (Student Status Fee) per semester

Caution Deposit: 10,000/- (refundable)

Documents to be brought at the time of registration (for Selected Candidates)

  1. No-objection Certificate from your employer (Mandatory)

  2. Original qualifying certificates for verification
  3. One set of copies of qualifying certificates(B.E/B.Tech/Equivalent) for submission

  4. 2 stamp size photographs (1 for records and 1 for ID Card)


The students has to attend the Classes regularly, depends on the course for which the student opt at the time of physical registration.


For any queries mail to pgadmissions@iiit.ac.in


Page last updated on January, 2020