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NIT Rourkela PhD Admission 2018 - Eligibility, Application, dates

NIT Rourkela Admission to PhD Program (July) 2018

NIT Rourkela PhD Admission 2018 - Applications are invited online from eligible candidates for admission to Ph.D Program of the Institute in Autumn Semester 2018-19 commencing from July, 2018.

Admissions will be given with fellowship subject to eligibility or without fellowship. Students with external fellowship like JRF-NET are encouraged to apply
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program offered in Engineering, Science, Management, and Humanities & Social Sciences


Also See : Admission Notification


Important Dates

  • Application Form will be available in the Institute website: 27th April to 20th May 2018
  • Publication of Result of scrutiny in the website (announcement section): 5th May 2018
  • Test and/ Interview (Venue: NIT, Rourkela): 20th June 2018
  • Publication of Result of Interview in the Website: 29th June 2018
  • Date of Admission Physical presence of Candidates is required: 18th July 2018  
  • Semester Registration: 23rd July 2018
  • Starting of Class/Research work:  24th July 2018

Department & Area of Research

  • Biotechnology and Medical Engineering (BM): Medical Electronics & Instrumentation, Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering, Cell & Molecular Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering, Agriculture & Environmental Biotechnology
  • Civil Engineering (CE): Geotechnical, Water Resources, Environmental, Transportation & Structural Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering (CH): Energy, Environmental, Nano-Technology, Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, Mass Transfer, Heat Transfer, Control, Modeling & Simulation, Allied Chemical Engineering
  • Ceramic Engineering (CR): All academic areas of Ceramic Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering (CS):  All specializations of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Chemistry (CY): Inorganic, Organic, Physical, Materials, BioInorganic, Organometallic, Biophysical, Computational, Theoretical
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC): VLSI design & Embedded System, Signal & Image Processing, Communication & Networks, Instrumentation Engineering, Microwave & RF Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (EE): All Disciplines
  • Earth and Atmospheric Science (ER): Geology, Geophysics, Atmospheric & Ocean Sciences
  • Food Process Engineering (FP): Food & Bio-Process Engineering
  • Humanities & Social Sciences (HS): Economics, English, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Sanskrit
  • Industrial Design (ID): Product Design, Ergonomics, Rehabilitation, Computer-Aided Design, Geometric Modeling, Bio-Mechanical, Industrial Design, Robotics & Automation, Acoustics, Vibrations etc.
  • Life Science (LS): All areas of Biological Science
  • Mathematics (MA: Mathematics, Statistics
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME): Mechanical/ Machine Design/ Production/Thermal/ Cryogenic/ Mechatronics/Robotics/ Mechanical Vibrations/Automobile/ Manufacturing/ Industrial/Aerospace/ Aeronautical Engineering/Composites/ Tribology/ Industrial Management/ Heat Transfer
  • Metallurgical & Materials Engineering (MM): Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Molecular Dynamics, Surface & Coating, Process Metallurgy
  • Mining Engineering (MN): All specialization of Mining Engineering Planning and Architecture (PA) Architectural theory & Practices, Urban & Regional Planning, Development Studies
  • Physics and Astronomy (PH): Experimental & Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Theoretical High Energy Physics, Quantum Optics
  • School of Management (SM): HR, Marketing & Financial Management


Eligibility Criteria

The minimum qualification required for admission to PhD Program in Engineering, Science, Management, and Humanities & Social Sciences is one of the following:

  • M.E./M.Tech./M.Pharm in relevant discipline with at least 6.5 CGPA or 60% marks in aggregate in both B.Tech. (or 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 or equivalent in relevant discipline with CGPA of 7.0 or 65 percent marks in aggregate
  • M.Sc. in Basic Sciences with CGPA 7.0 or 65 percent marks in aggregate in relevant disciplines. For applicants with valid GATE/NET/GPAT score or other national level fellowship tests like DST-INSPIRE, RGNF etc. requirement may be relaxed upto 0.5 CGPA or 5% marks. This concession shall be made available along with the concession of one (60% marks or 6.5 CGPA) in the exams in the career
  • M.B.B.S./B.V.Sc. with CGPA 6.5 or 60 percent marks in aggregate
  • Additionally, candidates having the following qualification can also apply for Ph.D. in Management and Humanities & Social Sciences:
  • MA/ MBA/M.Com./M. Sc. in Humanities and Social Sciences or Management with or 6.5 CGPA or 60 percent marks
  • Students without adequate background in the primary discipline will be required to have 10% extra marks (1.0 CGPA) to qualify over students with specialization in a primary discipline, unless explicitly exempted by the senate.


Financial Support

  • Institute Fellowships are available to the Ph. D students of all the departments. Monthly rate of fellowship is given in the following table:
  • PhD - Qualifying: M.Tech./M.Pharm or B.Tech./B.Pharm./M.Sc./MA*/M.Com*/MBA*/ MCA/MBBS With valid GATE/NET/GPAT score only (1st & 2nd year - Rs.25000/- ; and 3rd, 4th & 5th year - Rs.28000/-)
  • However, fellowship will not be awarded to candidates above 32 years of age for Ph. D (35 years for SC/ST and women candidates) on the date of admission. This restriction shall not apply to fellowships awarded by external agencies or sponsored projects


Fees Details

  • Fees to be paid at the time of admission to PhD Program:
  • Admission fee (one-time fee) Rs 1500/-; 2) Tuition fee Rs 7500/- [Nil for SC/ST students]; 3) Other fees (Exam, Library, Electricity etc. Rs 3000/-; 3) Student Activity fee Rs.2000/-; 4) Hostel Seat rent Rs 5000/-; 5) Medical fee Rs 1250/-; 6) Caution Money (Refundable on successful completion of the program) (One time) Rs 5000/- 7) Hall
  • Establishment fee Rs5000/-; Mess Advance Rs 19500/-
  • Total Fees: Rs 49,750/- (Rs 42,250/- in case of SC/ST students)
  • The above fee is only for the 1st semester. For remaining semesters the approximate fee will be Rs 43,250/- per semester (Rs 35,750 /- for SC/ST students) which is inclusive of Mess dues
  • However, the Institute reserves the right to amend the fee structure from time to time, which will be implemented with immediate effect for all students irrespective of the date of admission



  • Interested candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria may submit online application on https://application.nitrkl.ac.in
  • Read the instructions to fill up the online application form Pay application fee of Rs 500/- online from online application website fill up and submit the online application form accordingly
  • Sponsored candidates are required to submit the scan copy of the sponsorship certificate while submitting online application.
  • Applicants are not required to send hard copy of the application form or any other document to NIT Rourkela

For further details please contact: Deputy Registrar (AC), NIT Rourkela: email: dr. acad@nitrkl.ac.in


NIT Rourkela

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela, Rourkela, Odisha, India, 769008, Email: registrar@nitrkl.ac.in, Website www.nitrkl.ac.in, Phone: 0661-246-2021/2001