Patna: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna, a premier engineering and technology institute, has invited online applications for July 2018 session. The admission to PhD programmes is open in the following departments: Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Civil & Environment Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Materials Science & Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.
IIT Patna admits PhD students under the following categories: REGULAR and FULL-TIME, Research Fellows (JRF/SRF), SPONSORED, PROJECT STAFF, EMPLOYED & PART-TIME. A student in this category works full-time for her/his PhD degree. They can be classified as Institute Fellows-She/he receives assistantship from the Institute. The qualifying Degree for Financial Support is BE/ BTech/ MSc/ MA/ MBA/ MCA /equivalent degree with valid GATE score above the prescribed cut off level/ NET qualification. B.Tech from IITs with CGPA 8.0 and above is exempted from GATE qualification as per MHRD letter no. 17-2/2014-TS.I dated Feb 18, 2015. ME/ MTech/ MPhil / equivalent degree with GATE/ NETqualification.
Minimum Eligibility Criteria for Admission in to Ph.D. Programme: In all the disciplines, the upper age limit is 28 years (B.Tech./B.E./M.Sc./MA/MCA/MBA) and 32 years (M.Tech./M.E./M.S./M.Phil.) to be calculated from the last date for receiving the application form (Printed and Signed version, 12.04.2018) and is applicable only for candidates applying in Regular and Full time category, as institute fellow. For externally funded candidates norms of the funding agency will follow. In absence of the guidelines, the norms prescribed for Institute fellows shall be applicable. Upper age is relaxed up to 05 years in case of candidate belonging to Schedule Castes/Schedule Tribes, Women, Physically Handicapped and OBC applicants.
A.1 PhD in Engineering
For admission to the PhD Programme in Engineering Department, a candidate must satisfy one of the
A.1.1 Candidates having M.Tech./M.E. degree in a Engineering/Technology, with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or
60% of marks.
A.1.2 Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of
A.1.3. Master’s degree in Science in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.
A.2 PhD in Science
For admission to the PhD Programme in Science departments, a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:
A.2.1 M. Phil. or Master’s degree in Science in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.
A.2.2 Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.
A.2.3 Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.
A.3 PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences
For admission to the PhD Programme in the department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:
A.3.1 M. Phil. or Master’s degree in Arts/Commerce/Science/Management in a relevant area with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent.
A.3.2 Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Design in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or
A.3.3 Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.
Direct Admission (Waiver of Written Test):
For candidates in Sciences, Engineering &Technology:
The Institute may admit exceptionally bright students and Full-time (Institute Fellows) directly (i.e.,
without written test) into the Ph.D. program.
Eligible candidates meeting one of the following criteria may be considered for a waiver of the
- B.Tech. from the IITs, graduated within the last five years, with a degree in the respective
discipline with a CPI/CGPA of 8/10 and above.
- Masters from the IITs/IISc, graduated within the last five years, with a degree in the respective
discipline with a CPI/CGPA of 8.5/10 and above.
Such a candidate has to apply online. Additionally, an application must be sent with supporting
documents to the Assistant Registrar, Academics.
There would be no admission in direct admission category in Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Candidates are requested to use the following link to fill and submit application form online.
For July 2018 admission in one of the Departments, the online link will remain active till, 05.04.2018.
The application fee of Rs. 300/- for General/OBC (Male) candidates and Rs. 150/- for SC/ST/PD/Female
(all categories) candidates must be submitted through online mode.Candidates are requested to use the following link to submit application fee online.
You are requested to send final submitted application generated online duly signed along with selfattested copies of mark sheets & certificates (from class X to highest degree obtained/appeared), caste certificate (if applicable), GATE /NET/Relevant certificate related to any fellowship, experience certificate and other testimonials (both sides) and e-receipt of online payment to the following address “ The Assistant Registrar(Academics), Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Bihta, Kanpa Road, District – Patna, Bihar ,PIN – 801106” to reach on or before 12.04.2018. Please note that your application must be complete in all respects, along with all documents, including e-Receipt of payment.
The words “Application for Ph.D. admission in the Department of _________” should be written on the top of the envelope for sending the completed form.
Important Dates for Application in Departments:
Start Date of On-line Application: 09.03.2018
Last Date of On-line Application: 05.04.2018
Last Date for receipt of completed Application Forms by IIT Patna is: 12.04.2018
For more details on eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, interested candidates should visit the PhD Admission page of the official website of IIT Patna: https://www.iitp.ac.in/