Thapar University PhD admission window open for 297 seats for Semester II 2017-18

Patiala: Thapar University, formerly known as Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology and a leading private university based in Patiala, invites applications for PhD admission for Second Semester 2017-18. The total number of PhD seats available for admission for the session is 297 in 12 departments.

Key Dates & Application Fees: The closing date for filling the online application form is 13 December 2017. The application fee is Rs. 1,500/- (Non-refundable).


Eligibility Conditions:  A candidate seeking admission to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy must have obtained M.E./M.Tech./M.Phil./MCA/M.Sc./M.A./M.B.A./C.A. or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 6.00 on a 10-point scale or 55% marks in aggregate where marks are awarded OR GATE/NET(UGC/CSIR) qualified with minimum CGPA of 6.00 on a 10-point scale or 55% marks in aggregate where marks are awarded.

Candidates with B.E./B.Tech. 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. However, candidates admitted with B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent qualification will be admitted for Ph.D after successful completion of eight Masters level courses as suggested by the Ph.D Admission Committee of concerned Department/School, within a period of two years from the date of admission. A minimum CGPA of 6.00 on a 10-point scale should be earned in the courses prescribed by the concerned Department/School.

List of Departments with number of vacant PhD seats:

Name Of DepartmentNo of Seats
Chemical Engineering16
Civil Engineering14
Computer Science & Engineering28
Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering40
Electronics & Communication Engineering88
Mechanical Engineering44
School of Physics & Material Science9
School of Humanities & Social Science21
School of Mathematics15
School of Chemistry & Biochemistry11
School of Energy & Environment5

Selection Procedure:

Candidates shall be admitted on the basis of merit of Entrance Test and Interview to be conducted by the University. The candidates who secure minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST) marks in the Entrance Test shall only be called for Interview. During interview, a candidate is required to indicate area of research.

Relaxation for appearing in the Entrance Test may be given by the University to those candidates who have qualified GATE/NET(UGC/CSIR).

For exact qualification, how to apply and other details, interested candidates should refer Admission Notification, which is uploaded on the official website of  of the Thapar University.


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