IIT Madras has announced a new rolling admission process for its MSc and PhD programmes from this year. The premier institute, which earlier used to admit students in two phases (July and December), will accept applications from students throughout the year.

The institute will release a consolidated list of applicants to all its department every month and admissions (interview test) will be organised if there are adequate number of aspirants. Selected students can join classes in the following semester or even mid-semester. IIT-M currently offers 235 and 450 seats for its Masters and PhD programmes, respectively . “We have a portal where candidates can apply any time of the year for admission to research programmes. A candidate can even update hisher application if heshe has undergone a course in between submission of application and start of the admission process,“ said IIT-M director Bhaskar Ramamurthy on Monday .