What are HTRA and HTTA for post-graduate students at IIT Madras?

Created by Kiran A, Modified on Mon, 12 Dec 2022 at 07:21 PM by Kiran A

Stipends are no joke at IITM! The institute offers a Half-time Teaching/Research Assistantship scheme that is applicable for research scholars who are enrolled in M.S./PhD programs. Students that have qualified the GATE examination are eligible for the scheme. For M.S scholars, the stipend amount is Rs. 12400 per month for the first two years and an additional 6 months upon specific recommendation by the GTC. Ph.D. scholars shall receive Rs 31000 per month for the first two years and Rs 35000 per month for the next three years. Project associates get their stipend based on the qualification they hold. 

Regarding the work schedule under the HTRA scheme, research scholars must work for 8 hours per week in teaching/research in the department. The renewal of assistantship every semester is contingent on enrolment, satisfactory progress in research work and good performance during the preceding semester in the discharge of responsibility as teaching/ research assistant.

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