Surat: The Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat has invited applications for PhD Programmes 2017-16 session. Admission to eligible candidates may be offered on the basis of their performance in interview/written test/ presentation to be held at respective departments, the interview / presentation may be supplemented with written test if necessary.
The closing date for submission of application is 30 June 2017. The Full-time Institute research Scholars will be paid scholarship at a rate in accordance with the directives from the appropriate authorities. They are eligible to receive scholarship for a maximum period of three years, which may be extended for four years with approval of competent authority.
The institutes provide PhD programmes under the following categories: (a) Full-time Institute Research Scholars (FIR); (b) Full-time Research Scholars and Paid by Government/Semi-Government Organization / QIP / EFIP (FRS); (c) Full-time Sponsored Candidate (FSC); (d) Part-time Institute Faculty and Staff (PIS); (e) Part-time Project Staff (PPF); (f) Part-time External candidates (PEC); (g) Full-time Self-Financed candidate (FSF); (h) Full-time Study Leave candidate (FSL).
The PhD programmes are offered bu NIT Surat in the following academic departments of the Institute.
- Applied Mathematics & Humanities Department (Mathematics, Management & English)
- Applied Chemistry
- Applied Physics
- Civil Engineering
- Applied Mechanics (Structural Engineering & Geotechnical Engineering)
- Chemical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electronics Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
The eligibility for the admission to a PhD Programme in faculty of Engineering, Science, Humanities and Social Science as well as Interdisciplinary areas are as follows:
(a) A candidate shall possess Master Degree in relevant area of research and should have passed with at least second class with minimum 50% (CGPA=5.5) or equivalent in respective Engineering faculty and 55% in other cases, like programmes related with Humanities and Sciences.
(b) If a student of full time M. Tech. Programme at the Institute willing to change over to a Ph.D. Programme of the Institute, he may be permitted to do so in the beginning of the second year provided:
(i) He / She has obtained a CGPA of 9.0 or above after having registered for the full credits of course work in each of the first and second semester of M. Tech. programme.
(ii) Once a student changes to Ph.D. programme, thereafter, he / she is governed by the Regulations of the Ph.D. programme of the Institute.
(iii) Course credit requirements for such candidate should be the same as those being admitted in Ph.D. programmes after their Master degree.
(c) Candidates, who have qualified for award of Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology with exceptionally good academic record (CGPA 9.0 / equivalent marks or higher) in prescribed discipline, will also be considered for direct admissions to a Ph.D. programme subject to the following conditions:
(i) He / She should be eligible for admission to a M.Tech. / M.E. programme in relevant stream by virtue of his excellent valid GATE score. He / She should be top 10% scorer of his/her related branch.
(ii) He /She will be registered as full-time research scholar with minimum 4 years of duration.
For more details on eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the PhD Admission notification, uploaded on the official website of