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NIT Rourkela Announces PhD Admission Jan 2021 for 20 Departments

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Rourkela, Odisha, 15 December 2020:  National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela, has applications from eligible candidates for admission to PhD Program (without Institute Fellowship) for Spring (January) 2020-21 Semester commencing from January 2021. Institute Fellowship category of PhD Admission is not available for January 2021 semester.

NIT Rourkela informed that admissions will be given preferably to the applicants who have qualified for external fellowships. However, admission may also be considered without fellowship. Students with external fellowship like JRF-NET are especially encouraged to apply.

Key Dates:  Application form will be available in the Institute website for online submission: 07 December 2020 (Monday) to 25 December 2020 (Friday).

Test and/ Interview (Venue – NIT, Rourkela)/online – 05 January 2021 (Tuesday)

Starting of Class / Research work-  22 January 2021 (Friday)

List of Departments: There are 20 departments where PhD Admission available.

Biotechnology and Medical Engineering (BM)

Civil Engineering (CE)

Chemical Engineering (CH)

Ceramic Engineering (CR)

Computer Science & Engineering (CS)


Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC)

Electrical Engineering (EE)

Earth & Atmospheric Science ( ER )

Food Process Engineering(FP)

Humanities and Social Sciences (HS) – Economics, English, Sociology/Anthropology, Psychology, Sanskrit, Developmental Studies.

Industrial Design (ID)

Life Sciences (LS)

Mathematics (MA)

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Metallurgical & Materials Engineering (MM)

Mining Engineering (MN)

Planning & Architecture (PA)

Physics and Astronomy (PH)

School of Management (SM)

Eligibility Conditions:

The minimum qualification required for admission to Ph.D. programs in Engineering, Science, Planning & Architecture, Management and Humanities & Social Sciences is one of the following:

a) M.E./M.Tech./M.Pharm./M.Arch./M.Des. in relevant discipline with at least 6.5 CGPA or 60 percent marks or 1st class in both B.Tech. (M.Sc./B.Pharm./MCA or equivalent) and M.Tech. levels from a recognized Technical Institute or University.

b) B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm./MCA/B.Arch. or equivalent in relevant discipline with CGPA of 7.0 or 65 percent marks.

c) M.Sc. in Basic Sciences with CGPA 7.0 or 65 percent marks in relevant disciplines. For applicants with valid GATE/NET/GPAT score, requirement may be relaxed by maximum 0.5 CGPA or 5% marks.

d) M.B.B.S. / B.V.Sc. with CGPA 6.5 or 60 percent marks or 1st class.

Further, candidates having the following qualification can also apply for Ph.D. in Management and Humanities & Social Sciences:

e) M.A. / MBA / M.Com. / M.Sc. in Humanities and Social Sciences or Management with 6.5 CGPA or 60 percent marks or 1st class.

In addition to the above eligibility criteria (based on B.Tech., B.Arch., M.Sc., MBA, MA, M. Com., M.Tech., M.Arch., M. Des. and M. Pharm., etc. examinations), the following additional criteria will also be applicable:

a) A candidate should score minimum 60% marks or 6.5/10 CGPA or 1st class throughout career to be eligible for admission to Ph.D. program. The DRC, however, may make one exception (marks <60% or Grade < 6.5/10) at its discretion from among the results of 10th, +2, BA, B.Sc., Diploma etc. (except qualifying degree) if the candidate has qualified GATE/NET/GPAT or other national level fellowship tests like DST-INSPIRE, RGNF etc.

b) For admission to Engineering and Science disciplines (except Life Science), a candidate should have passed Mathematics in +2 Science or Diploma.

c) Science students admitted to Ph.D. program in Engineering need Mathematics in +3 level. Students without Mathematics in +3 level may be admitted under the condition that they will have to register for 16 credits of 100 and 200 level Mathematics and 100 level Computer Science courses (Theory and Practical) in addition to their normal course requirement, and secure at least C grade in each course.

d) A student should have passed Life Science or Biological Science either in +2 or +3 level for admission to Ph.D. in Life Science department.

e) Students without adequate background in the primary discipline will be required to have 10% extra marks (1.0 CGPA) to qualify over students with specialization in a primary discipline, unless explicitly exempted by the Senate. List of primary disciplines for specializations under the various departments is given in Clause “D” of the PhD Admission Prospectus.

For exact eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer PhD Admission Notification, uploaded on the official website of  NIT Rourkela.


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