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National Institute of Technology (NIT) Kurukshetra announces PhD Admission 2020-21 (Odd Semester)

NIT Kurukshetra PhD Admission 2020 – Applications on the prescribed format are invited from Indian and Foreign nationals for admission to PhD Programs (Full-Time/Part-Time) in the Departments/ Schools of Engineering, Sciences, Social Sciences, Computer Application and Business Administration for the current academic session 2020-2021 (Odd Semester)

About the Program

  • 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 undertakes sponsored research and development projects from various industrial and other organizations in the public and private sectors. The Institute encourages research in interdisciplinary areas also and provides opportunities for such research programs.

PhD Programs Specializations

Ph.D. Programs are offered by the following departments / Schools in the related areas of specializations:
a) Department of Civil Engineering
b) Department of Electrical Engineering
c) Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
d) Department of Computer Engineering**
e) Department of Mechanical Engineering*
f) Department of Physics
g) Department of Chemistry
h) Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
i) Department of Mathematics
j) School of VLSI Design and Embedded Systems
k) School of Renewable Energy and Exigency
l) Department of Business Administration
m) Department of Computer Application
n) Includes Production and Industrial Engineering


  • The total number of seats is 257

NIT Kurukshetra PhD Admission 2020 Important Dates

Events Dates
Last date for submission of application form 28th July 2020

Eligibility Criteria for NIT Kurukshetra PhD Admission 2020

  • 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 the University of qualifying degree must be recognized by AICTE & UGC and will be varied by Academic Section before registration.
  • 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
Part-Time PhD
  • The applicants should be professionally employed as engineers or scientists in Public Sector Undertakings or Government Departments or national level R&D organization/national laboratories/industry
  • Regular faculty of reputed Institute/University/College having sufficient facilities to carry out research at their place in the related research area
  • Minimum qualification for these candidates is the same as for full-time candidates Part-time candidates are required to submit a “No Objection Certificate” on a proper letterhead from the appropriate authority in the organization clearly
Eligibility for Institute Scholarship
  • Only GATE / NET qualified scholars shall be considered for the award of the Institute fellowship.
  • Initial award of the scholarship at the time of Provisional admission to Ph.D. program will continue for one year from the date of the issue of the scholarship.
  • There shall be an annual assessment of the performance of the Ph.D. scholar for the continuation of the scholarship.
  • All scholars getting Research / Teaching Assistantship would be required to put in at least eight hours of research or teaching assigned to him in the institute

Reservation/ Relaxation

  • Reservation in full time/regular PhD seats in various categories will be made as per the norms of Govt. of India from time to time. Such reservations in various categories will be implemented in all departments/schools on a rotational basis.
  • 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.

NIT Kurukshetra PhD Admission 2020 Application Process

  • Application format can be downloaded from the Institute website
  • The duly completed Ph.D. applications must reach the office of the Registrar, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra-136119 (Haryana) by 28th July 2020 (5:00 PM)
  • Incomplete applications or applications received after the due date will be out rightly rejected and Ph.D. application fee in any case will not be refunded.
  • Number of Seats, application form, non-refundable application fee and other relevant details along with Ph.D. ordinance can be downloaded from the Institute website:

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

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