National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra announces Admission to PhD Program 2021-22, Apply Now

NIT Kurukshetra PhD Admission – 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 academic session 2021-2022


PhD Programs Specializations

PhD 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 Exigency
  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Computer Application
  • Includes Production and Industrial Engineering



  • The total number of seats is 295


NIT Kurukshetra PhD Admission Dates 2021

  • Online Application Process: Ongoing
  • Last date for submission of application form: 14th December 2021


NIT Kurukshetra PhD Admission Eligibility Criteria 2021

  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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.

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 Application Process 2021

  • 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 14th December 2021 (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.

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