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NIT Rourkela PhD Admission 2018 Eligibility, Application, dates

NIT Rourkela Admission to PhD Program (January) 2018


NIT Rourkela invites online applications from eligible candidates for admission to PhD Programs of the Institute in Spring Semester 2017-18 commencing from January 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


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:

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

c) 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

d) 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:

1) 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



How to Apply

Interested candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria may submit online application on

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. [email protected]


Important Dates


Application Form will be available in the Institute website 15th to 26th November 2017


Publication of Result of scrutiny in the website (announcement section): 05th December 2017


Test and/ Interview (Venue: NIT, Rourkela): 11th December 2017 (Wednesday)


Publication of Result of Interview in the Website: 15th December 2017


Date of Admission: 27th December 2017  


Semester Registration: 01st January 2018


Starting of Class/Research work:  02nd January 2018


NIT Rourkela

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela, Rourkela, Odisha, India, 769008, Email: [email protected], Website, Phone: 0661-246-2021/2001


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