National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra announces Admission to PhD Program 2023-23, Apply Now


NIT Kurukshetra PhD Admission 2023 – National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra has invited Applications on the prescribed format 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 2023-2024 (Even Semester). National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra is a public technical and research university. In December 2008, it was accredited with the status of Institute of National Importance. Candidates can check out the post below for more details on NIT Kurukshetra PhD Admission 2023.


PhD Programs Specializations

PhD Programs are offered by the following departments / Schools in the related areas of specializations:

  • PhD Civil Engineering
  • PhD Computer Engineering
  • PhD Information Technology
  • PhD Electrical Engineering
  • PhD Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • PhD Mechanical Engineering
  • PhD Production & Infrastructure Engineering
  • PhD Physics
  • PhD Chemistry
  • PhD Mathematics
  • PhD Humanities & Social Sciences (Economics, Management, Psychology)
  • PhD Renewable Energy and Efficiency
  • PhD VLSI Design & Embedded System
  • PhD Computer Applications
  • PhD Management



  • The total number of seats is 60


Important Dates

  • Issue of Advertisement: November 01, 2023
  • Last date for application (Google Form): November 30, 2023, 05:00 PM
  • Display of Scrutiny Result on Institute Website: December 07, 2023
  • Written Test (Paper-1 and Paper-2): December 27, 2023, From 10:00 AM
  • Interview by DRC/SRC: December 27-28, 2023
  • Issue of Admission Letters to Recommended Candidates: January 04, 2024
  • Joining of Ph.D. Programme: January 05, 2024 – January 10, 2024
  • Commencement of Classes for Course Work: January 08, 2024


Eligibility Criteria 2023

  • 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.
  • Note: (a) Only primary mode of evaluation (CGPA or percentage) as mentioned in the qualifying degree certificate/mark sheet will be considered for verification of eligibility. Conversion from CGPA to percentage or vice versa given by an individual Institute/University will not be considered.
  • (b) For the SC/ST/PwD candidates, the eligibility requirement of marks/CGPA will be relaxed by 5% or by a CGPA of 0.5 (on a 10-point scale) at both the Bachelor and Masters level. 


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.


Application Process

  • Applicants must apply through the online portal (The Link has to copy and paste in browser) only. 
  • While filling-in the online application, attention must be paid to the following: 
  • Applicants are requested to apply online only. Duly filled hard copy of the application form is to be uploaded in the online google form. 
  1. Applicants must fill/enter their CGPA or percentage of marks as issued by their institute/university. 
  2. Online application once submitted by the applicants shall be considered final and binding. Requests for making corrections in the online application shall not be entertained once the final submission is made. 
  3. An applicant fulfilling minimum eligibility criteria can choose only 1 department/school in one application he/she is eligible. 
  4. Each application must accompany an application fee is Rs. 1000/- per department for OC/GEN-EWS/OBC-NCL applicants and Rs. 500/- per department for SC/ST/PwD applicants. Applications to more than one department shall be considered only upon payment of the requisite fees for each department. Application fee is non-refundable. 
  5. The fee payment (one or more departments) should be made through State Bank i-collect mode only, on or before the last date – 30thNovember, 2023 (5:00 pm)


Admission Process

  • Applications for Ph.D. Program are to be invited from Indian and foreign nationals in the prescribed format. Guidelines for the admission will be as under:
  • Reservation in full-time/regular Ph.D. seats in various categories will be made as per the norms of the Government of India amended from time to time. Such reservation in various categories will be implemented in all Departments/Schools on a rotational basis. The Academic Section will do this exercise before the beginning of new academic year, preferably in the month of March/April.
  • Applications as received will be scrutinized by the DRC/SRC of the concerned Department/ School. After scrutiny, the list of all eligible candidates will be uploaded on the Institute website by the Office of the Dean (Academic).
  • All eligible candidates shortlisted for presentation and interview will be required to appear before the respective DRC/SRC, which will act as the Admission Committee, for a brief power point presentation on the related research area followed by an interview. The candidates who are called for presentation and interview may contact prospective supervisors in the Department/School.
  • All eligible candidates who are not exempted from the written test as per R-3.1 are required to appear in an objective type (MCQ) written test of PG level comprising two papers as mentioned below:
    • Paper-I*: Analytical skills, Reasoning, Aptitude: 30 marks; Duration: 30 minutes (Common to all Depts./Schools)
    • Paper-II: Area of Research/ Specialization: 40 marks; Duration: 40 minutes
    • Qualifying marks**: 40 % marks in each paper (Relaxation as per latest Govt. of India norms)


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


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