Thapar University announces Admission to PhD Program for Session 2024


Thapar University PhD Admission 2024 – Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology (Deemed to be University), Patiala invites applications for Admission to the PhD Program in the various Departments/Schools of the Institute for academic session 2024. Aspirants can check the post below for details on Thapar University PhD Admission 2024 including important dates, eligibility criteria, selection process and more.


PhD Program

  • Mode of Program: Regular/Part-time



  • The student shall submit his/her thesis to the Registrar within five years but not earlier than 2.5 years in case of regular and 3.5 years in case of part time student from the date of his/her admission


Important Dates

  • Last date for receipt of completed application forms: July 15, 2024
  • Date for issuing the admit card through registered email ID: July 18, 2024


Entrance Test to be conducted by TIET

  • Departments
  • Biotechnology July 23, 2024 09:00 AM
  • Chemical Engineering July 23, 2024 11:00 AM
  • Computer Science and Engineering July 23, 2024 09:00 AM
  • Civil Engineering July 23, 2024 01:00 PM
  • Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering July 23, 2024 01:00 PM
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering July 24, 2024 03:00 PM
  • Mechanical Engineering July 24, 2024 09:00 AM
  • Physics & Materials Science July 24, 2024 11:00 AM
  • Humanities & Social Sciences July 24, 2024 09:00 AM
  • Mathematics July 24, 2024 01:00 PM
  • Energy and Environment July 24, 2024 01:00 PM
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry July 24, 2024 03:00 PM
  • Display of Result of Entrance Test: July 26, 2024
  • Admit cards will be sent to the candidates through a registered email ID filled in the application form. Candidates are advised to check their email (including
  • Junk/Spam)


Eligibility Criteria

  • A candidate seeking admission to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy must have obtained M.E./M.Tech./ M.Phil./ MCA/ M.Sc./M.Com/ M.Pharma/ M.A./ M.B.A./ C.A. or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 6.00 on a 10-point scale or 60% (55% in case of SC/ST/Differently-Abled candidates) marks in aggregate where marks are awarded OR GATE/GPAT/NET(UGC/CSIR) qualified.
  • Candidates with B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharma degree or equivalent with excellent academic record (minimum CGPA of 9.00 on 10-point scale or 80% marks in aggregate) may be considered for admission.
  • Relaxation in CGPA to 7.00 on a 10-point scale or in marks to 65% for the minimum eligibility conditions may be permitted for candidates with a B.E./B.Tech. degree or equivalent who have a minimum of 3 years of professional and/or research experience in the area in which the admission is sought.

Eligibility for Teaching Associateship

  • Only those candidates will be considered for Teaching Associateship who are GATE/GPAT/NET (UGC/CSIR) qualified. A candidate should have a minimum CGPA of 6.0 (10-point Scale) or 60% marks in the qualifying exam.
  • However, depending upon the teaching load requirement of a department/school, if GATE/GPAT/NET (UGC/CSIR) qualified candidates are not available, PhD candidates who are not GATE/GPAT/NET (UGC/CSIR) qualified may also be considered.
  • Such candidates should have a minimum CGPA of 7.0 (10-point Scale) or 70% marks in the qualifying exam to be eligible for Teaching Associateship. The candidate must have completed his/her course work (including Seminar).


Application Process


  • Candidates seeking admission in Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology shall fill up the online application form available on our website or
  • The candidates are required to fill complete details in the online form.


Application Fee


  • Application Fee : Rs. 1500/-
  • Mode of Payment : Through the Payment Gateway (online mode) or Demand Draft (offline mode).



Selection Process


  • Candidates shall be admitted on the basis of merit of Entrance Test and Interview to be conducted by the Institute. The candidates who secure a minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST) marks in the written exam shall only be called for Interview. During the interview, a candidate is required to indicate the area of research.
  • Relaxation for appearing in the entrance test will be given by the institute to those candidates who have qualified GATE / CSIR-UGC NET or any other national exam conducted by the central government departments or their agencies and institutions.



Entrance Test


  • Entrance Test for Ph.D. programme shall be conducted OFFLINE. 
  • The Entrance Test shall contain 80 objective type questions. Duration of the Entrance Test will be 90 minutes.
  • The total marks of the test will be 80.
  • The test will be taken in the concerned subject area.
  • Cut off marks in the entrance test will be 50% (45% for SC/ST) of the total marks.
  • There will be no negative marking in the test.

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