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NIT Kurukshetra PhD Admission 2018


National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra PhD Admission 2018

Applications on the prescribed format are invited from Indian and Foreign nationals for admission to Ph.D. Programs (Full Time/Part Time) in the Departments/Schools of Engineering, Sciences, Social Sciences, Computer Application and Business Administration for the current academic session 2018-19
About NIT Kurukshetra
The National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra (NITK), formerly a Regional Engineering College, was conferred the deemed university status on 26.6.2002, and declared an “Institute of National Importance”, on 15.08.2007. The Institute is now fully and directly funded by Central Government through the Ministry of Human Resource Development
The Institute undertakes sponsored research and development projects from various industrial and other organizations in public and private sectors. The Institute encourages research in interdisciplinary areas also, and provides opportunities for such research program
Ph.D. programs are offered by the following departments / Schools in the related areas of specializations:
Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
Department of Computer Engineering**
Department of Mechanical Engineering*
Department of Physics
Department of Chemistry
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Mathematics
School of VLSI Design and Embedded Systems
School of Renewable Energy and Efficiency
School of Materials Science and Technology
School of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Business Administration
Department of Computer Application
* Includes Production and Industrial Engineering
** Includes Information Technology

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications

An applicant possessing the prescribed qualifications shall be eligible for admission to a Ph.D. program of the institute. Degrees obtained through distance education programs shall not be considered. The course as well as University of qualifying degree must be recognized by AICTE & UGC and will be verified by Academic Section before registration.

In order to encourage the candidates for interdisciplinary research which is the state of art in today’s scenario, the eligibility criteria for Ph.D. is as below:

Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Sciences/Mathematics/ Humanities and Social sciences in respective discipline or equivalent with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 6.5 on a 10-point scale or equivalent as determined by the Institute wherever letter grades are awarded; or 60% marks in aggregate where marks are awarded.OR

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology with a minimum of 70% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA and a minimum of 10 years of work experience (at the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent) in an engineering degree level technical Institute or R&D organization/industry, and Evidence of Master’s level R&D work completed

Additional Eligibility Conditions for Part-Time Ph.D. Admission

The applicant should be a regular faculty / employee in the sponsoring institute / organization and must have completed on the last day of receiving applications, a minimum of one year of service after obtaining Master’s degree at the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent in the sponsoring engineering degree level technical institute or R & D organization / industry

The applicants, who are employed in an NIT on a regular / contract (including the project staff) for three years or more, are exempted from the above condition

The candidate should satisfy the DRC that his official duties permit him to devote sufficient time to research

He is required to visit NITK to discuss the research work with his supervisor in the Department. He may visit any number of times; but; must visit at least twice in each semester at intervals of not less than a month. All such visits shall be reported to the Chairman of the DRC for record
Eligibility for Institute Scholarship#

Only full-time Ph.D. research scholars are eligible for the award of the Institute scholarship

A candidate/scholar is required to apply for scholarship through the supervisor and concerned Chairman, DRC. In a particular department, scholarships will be awarded only if these are available in that department

The eligibility for scholarship & its amount will be as per the guidelines issued from time to time by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India. and / or funding agency

Those who are awarded scholarship / fellowship or equivalent from any other source will not be eligible for the institute scholarship

In case the semester research progress is unsatisfactory, the scholarship shall be discontinued / stopped

Support for doctoral program by the MHRD would be termed as Research /Teaching Assistantship. Only GATE/NET qualified candidates are eligible. All scholars getting Research / Teaching Assistantship would be required to put in atleast eight hours of research or teaching assigned to him in the institute

A Ph.D. research scholar receiving institute scholarship will receive it for a duration of two years, which may be expandable to 3rd year if the research scholar has published at least one research paper before the start of 3rd year and can be extended / resumed in 4th year if the research scholar has published at least two / one research papers respectively before the start of 4th year. These research papers should be published from his research work in non-paid peer reviewed SCI/SCIE/Scopus/Web of Science Journals

Further, the above modifications shall be applicable prospectively (i.e. students to be admitted from academic session 2018-19 onwards)

(h) Recommendation of extension / resumption of scholarship after second third and fourth year will be done by DRC after considering the above criteria

Extension / resumption of scholarship is subject to its availability on the date of receiving recommendation from the DRC. No institute scholarship will be given after 5-year(Amended in line with the directions of the MHRD, Govt of India)

# The scholars receiving scholarship from external Govt/Autonomous organizations shall be governed by the rule and regulations issued and amended by the respective Govt./Autonomous organizations
Reservation/ Relaxation

Fifteen percent (15%) scholarships (of the total sanctioned Institutional scholarships) shall be reserved for Scheduled Caste applicants and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe applicants. A total of 3% scholarships, over and above the sanctioned strength, will be reserved for persons with disabilities (PwD) in all the Ph.D. programs of the Institute put together

For the SC / ST / PwD applicants, the eligibility requirement of marks be relaxed by 5%, or by a CGPA of 0.5 (on a 10-point scale) at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s level


Application format can be downloaded from the Institute website www.nitkkr.ac.in under Academic >Admission->Ph.D. The duly completed Ph.D applications should be sent to the Registrar, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra-136119 (Haryana) latest by 03rd July 2018 before 5.00 pm

Important Dates

Last date for submission of application form: 03rd July 2018

For more information visit the NITK website: www.nitkkr.ac.in

National Institute of Technology

(Under the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India), KURUKSHETRA-136119, Website: www.nitkkr.ac.in
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