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 Department||No of Seats|
|Computer Science & Engineering||28|
|Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering||40|
|Electronics & Communication Engineering||88|
|School of Physics & Material Science||9|
|School of Humanities & Social Science||21|
|School of Mathematics||15|
|School of Chemistry & Biochemistry||11|
|School of Energy & Environment||5|
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.