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NIT Rourkela PhD Admission 2020, Dates, Eligibility, Application Form

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NIT Rourkela Admission Notification for PhD Program 2020 (Spring Semester)

NIT Rourkela PhD Admission 2020-21 - National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela invites online applications from eligible candidates for admission to Ph.D Program of the Institute for the academic session commencing in January 2021 (Spring Semester)
Interested candidates can check more details on NIT Rourkela PhD Admission 2020-21 from the page below and apply for the same on or before December 25, 2020

About the Program

  • Admissions will be given preferably to the applicants who are eligible for Institute fellowship or have qualified for external fellowships. However, admission may also be considered without fellowship. Students with an external fellowship like JRF-NET are especially encouraged to apply.

PhD Program Offered





Social Sciences


Biotechnology and Medical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Ceramic Engineering

Computer Science & Engineering

Electronics & Communication Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Earth and Atmospheric Science

Food Process Engineering

Humanities & Social Sciences

Industrial Design

Life Science


Mechanical Engineering

Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Mining Engineering

Planning and Architecture

Physics and Astronomy

School of Management

NIT Rourkela PhD Admission 2020-21 Important Dates



Application form will be available in the Institute website

07th to  25th December 2020

Publication of result of scrutiny in the website

29th December 2020

Test and/ Interview (Venue - NIT, Rourkela)/online

05th January 2021

Publication of result of Interview in the website

08th 05th January 2021

Admission (Tentative)

19th 05th January 2021

Semester Registration

21st 05th January 2021

Starting of Class / Research work

22nd 05th January 2021

Eligibility Criteria for NIT Rourkela PhD Admission 2020-21

The minimum qualification required for admission to Ph.D. programs in Engineering, Science, Planning & Architecture, Management, and Humanities & Social Sciences is one of the following:


M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Pharm./ M.Arch./ M.Des. in relevant discipline with at least 6.5 CGPA or 60 percent marks or 1st class in both B.Tech. (M.Sc./B.Pharm./MCA or equivalent) and M.Tech. levels from a recognized Technical Institute or University.


B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm./ MCA/ B.Arch. or equivalent in relevant discipline with CGPA of 7.0 or 65 percent marks.


M.Sc. in Basic Sciences with CGPA 7.0 or 65 percent marks in relevant disciplines. For applicants with valid GATE/ NET/ GPAT score, the requirement may be relaxed by a maximum of 0.5 CGPA or 5% marks.


M.B.B.S. / B.V.Sc. with CGPA 6.5 or 60 percent marks or 1st class.


M.A./ MBA/ M.Com./ M.Sc. in Humanities and Social Sciences or Management with 6.5 CGPA or 60 percent marks or 1st class

Candidates should have qualified GATE/ CAT/ NET/ BET/ GPAT score or any National level eligibility test.

NIT Rourkela PhD Admission 2020-21 Application Process

  • Interested candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria may submit their online application at
  • Read this advertisement and the instructions to fill up the online application form given in the online portal carefully,
  • Candidates need to Take a print-out of the online application form and send the same along with the DD/ BC by Regd./ Speed Post [not by hand or courier] to the following address.
  • Write “your name and Application ID” on the backside of the DD/BC and “Application for Ph.D.” on the envelope for proper identification to Asst. Registrar [Academic – PG & Res], National Institute of Technology, Rourkela-769008 [Odisha]

Application Fee

  • Candidates need to pay an application fee of Rs. 500/- in the form of Demand Draft/ Banker’s Cheque drawn in favor of “Director, NIT Rourkela”.

Selection Procedure

  • Selection will be made on the basis of academic record, relevance of qualification, candidate’s research interest, existing research programs and facilities of the departments, and performance of the candidate in written tests and/or interviews
  • Therefore, merely attending tests and/or an interview does not guarantee admission.

Fellowship Details

  • Candidates admitted to the Ph.D. program will be eligible for a fellowship of Rs. 31,000/- for the 1st and 2nd year and Rs. 35,000 for the next 3 years

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website


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