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Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU) announces Admission to PhD under  AICTE Doctoral Fellowship (ADF) Scheme 2020-21

ASTU PhD Admission 2020  – Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU), Guwahati, invites application for admission in Ph.D. under AICTE Doctoral  Fellowship (ADF) Scheme  for  the session 2020-21.

Eligible Candidates may apply for Ph.D. (under ADF Scheme) in Energy Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Engineering at the School of Engineering of ASTU.

ASTU PhD Admission 2020 Important Dates

Opening of the online application submission process

09th October 2020

Closing Date of application submission

25th October 2020

Date of Online Interview of Shortlisted Candidates

04th & 05th November 2020

Declaration of merit & waiting lists for the shortlisted/ selected applicants

08th November 2020

Counselling/Admission of Merit & Waiting List Candidates  (details to be informed later on)

13th November 2020


  • The duration of the scheme shall be for a period of 3 Years. Further one-year extension (In two slots of 6 months’ each) may be given by AICTE on the recommendation of the university based upon the performance of the scholar in the research work

Eligibility Criteria for ASTU PhD Admission 2020

  • The candidate must have secured a minimum cumulative grade point average  (CGPA)  of 7.5  on the scale of 10 (or minimum 75% marks) or equivalent at both Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree.
  • In addition to above, the candidate should have qualified GATE/  NET during the  last 5 years. For SC/ ST/ PH candidates, CGPA requirement will be 7.0 on the scale of 10 (or 70% marks) or equivalent.
  • The candidate should be less than 30 years of age as on date of admission. However, age relaxation of 5 years would be applicable to candidates belonging to SC/ ST, women and physically challenged category in succession.

ASTU PhD Admission 2020 Application Process

  • Eligible Candidates can apply online through the official website
  • Candidates may submit application online by filling up & uploading the required documents at the Google Form available at following link
  • A recent passport size colored photograph of the candidate should be uploaded in the space  indicated in the online application form. 
  • Candidates are advised to verify their own eligibility carefully before applying for registration, as the fee will not be refunded if a candidate is found ineligible for the course.

Amount of Fellowship

  • The  fellowship  will  be  Rs.  31,000/-pm  for  the  first  two  years  followed  by  Rs.  35,000/-per month for the third year. HRA (at the rate of 8%, 16% and 24%, whichever is applicable) will be provided as per the Government ofIndia (GoI) norms. In addition,  Contingency Grant will be admissible to the scholars at the rate of Rs.15,000/-per annum to meet the miscellaneous expenditures.


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


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