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NIT Rourkela PhD Program Admission 2019, Dates, Eligibility, Application

NIT Rourkela announces Admission to PhD Program (July) 2019

NIT Rourkela PhD Admission 2019 - Applications are invited online from eligible candidates for admission to PhD Program of the Institute in Autumn Semester 2019-20 commencing from July 2019.

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


NIT Rourkela PhD Admission 2019 Important Dates

  • Application Form will be available in the Institute website: 01st May 2019 to 19th May 2019
  • Publication of Result of scrutiny in the website (announcement section): 27th May 2019
  • Test and/ Interview (Venue: NIT, Rourkela): 21st June 2019
  • Publication of Result of Interview in the Website: 01st July 2019
  • Date of Admission Physical presence of Candidates is required: 17th July 2019  
  • Semester Registration: 22nd July 2019
  • Starting of Class/Research work:  23rd July 2019


See: PHD Full Form


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, Nanotechnology, 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 & Bioprocess Engineering
  • Humanities & Social Sciences (HS): Economics, English, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Sanskrit
  • Industrial Design (ID): Product Design, Ergonomics, Rehabilitation, Computer-Aided Design, Geometric Modeling, Biomechanical, 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.
  • Planning and Architecture: Urban & regional planning, housing, urban design, Neighborhood planning.
  • 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 for NIT Rourkela PhD Admission 2019

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.


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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/-) per month
  • 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


See: PhD in Computer Science Admission


Fees Details
Fees to be paid at the time of admission to PhD Program:

  • Admission fee (one-time fee) Rs 2500/-; 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 2000/-; 6) Caution Money (Refundable on successful completion of the program) (One time) Rs 10000/- 7) Hall Establishment fee Rs. 5000/-; Mess Advance Rs 19500/-
  • Total Fees: Rs 56,500/- (Rs 49,000/- in case of SC/ST students)
  • The above fee is only for the 1st semester. For remaining semesters the approximate fee will be Rs 44,000/- per semester (Rs 36,500 /- 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.


See: Top PhD Entrance Exams in India


NIT Rourkela PhD Admission 2019 Application Process

  • 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