IIT Patna PhD Admission notice for July 2017 session, fellowships available

Patna: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna, a premier engineering and technology institute, has invited online applications for July 2017 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 Full Time, Sponsored and  Project Staff.  Regular PhD  full time  can be classified a) Institute Fellows- She/he receives assistantship from the Institute; b) JRF/SRF Fellows – She/he receives fellowship from any government recognized funding agencies, such as CSIR, UGC, DBT, NBHM, DST (INSPIRE programme), etc.

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Also, DeitY sponsored Visvesvaraya PhD scheme for Electronics and IT is also available. Candidates have to apply online http://academic.iitp.ac.in/?vacancy_type=4

Key Dates: The last date for submission of online application is 06 April 2017. The last date for receipt (by post) of completed application forms is 12 April 2017.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria for Admission in to PhD 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, 12.04.2017) and is applicable only for candidates applying in Regular and Full time category (Institute Fellows). 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

following criteria:

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 marks.

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 60% marks.

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):

Sciences, Engineering &Technology: The Institute may admit exceptionally bright students and Full-time (Institute Fellows) directly (i.e., without written test) into the PhD program.

Eligible candidates meeting one of the following criteria may be considered for a waiver of the written test:

  1. B.Tech. from the IITs who have graduated with a degree in the respective discipline within the last five years with a CPI/CGPA of 8/10 and above.
  1. Masters from the IITs/IISc who have graduated with a degree in the respective discipline within the last five years with a CPI/CGPA of 8.5/10 and above.

There would be no admission in direct admission category in Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Relaxation for SC/ST Candidates:

Eligibility criteria will be relaxed by 5% marks or 0.5 CPI for SC/ ST applicants.

Reservations:

The reservation of seats in admissions for SC, ST, OBC categories and for Persons with Disability (PD) will be as per Government of India rules.

For more details on eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, interested candidates should visit the official website of IIT Patna.

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:

http://iitp.ac.in/index.php/noticeboard/2442-phd-admission-july-2017.html

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