NIT Kurukshetra

PhD Admission 2018, PhD Degree, PhD Courses, PhD Admission Last Date

National Institute of Technology – NIT Kurukshetra has invited applications on the prescribed format are invited from Indian and Foreign nationals for admission to PhD Programs (Full Time/Part Time) in the Departments/Schools of Engineering, Sciences, Social Sciences, Computer Application and Business Administration for the 2017-18 sessions.

Ph.D. programs are offered by the following departments / Schools in the related areas of specializations:

  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Department of Computer Engineering**
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering*
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department of Mathematics
  • School of VLSI Design and Embedded Systems
  • School of Renewable Energy and Efficiency
  • School of Materials Science and Technology
  • School of Biomedical Engineering
  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Computer Application
  • *Includes Production and Industrial Engineering
  • **Includes Information Technology

PhD Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications

An applicant possessing the prescribed qualifications shall be eligible for admission to a Ph.D. program of the institute. Degrees obtained through distance education programs shall not be considered. The course as well as University of qualifying degree must be recognized by AICTE & UGC and will be verified by Academic Section before registration.

In order to encourage the applicants for interdisciplinary research which is the state of art in today’s scenario, the eligibility criteria for Ph.D. is as below:

Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Sciences/Mathematics/ Humanities and Social sciences in respective discipline or equivalent with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 6.5 on a 10-point scale or equivalent as determined by the Institute wherever letter grades are awarded; or 60% marks in aggregate where marks are awarded. OR

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology with a minimum of 70% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA and a minimum of 10 years of work experience (at the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent) in an engineering degree level technical Institute or R&D organization/industry, and Evidence of Master’s level R&D work completed.

Additional Eligibility Conditions for Part-Time Ph.D. Admission

The applicant should be a regular faculty / employee in the sponsoring institute / organization and must have completed on the last day of receiving applications, a minimum of one year of service after obtaining Master’s degree at the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent in the sponsoring engineering degree level technical institute or R & D organization / industry.

The applicants, who are employed in an NIT on a regular / contract (including the project staff) for three years or more, are exempted from the above condition.

The applicant should satisfy the DRC that his official duties permit him to devote sufficient time to research.

He is required to visit NITK to discuss the research work with his supervisor in the Department. He may visit any number of times; but; must visit at least twice in each semester at intervals of not less than a month. All such visits shall be reported to the Chairman of the DRC for record.

Eligibility for Institute Scholarship

Only full-time Ph.D. research scholars are eligible for the award of the Institute scholarship.

Applicant/scholar is required to apply for the scholarship through the supervisor and concerned Chairman, DRC. In a particular department, scholarships will be awarded only if these are available in that department.

The eligibility for scholarship & its amount will be as per the guidelines issued from time to time by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India. and/or funding agency.

Those who are awarded scholarship/fellowship or equivalent from any other source will not be eligible for the institute scholarship.

In case the semester research progress is unsatisfactory, the scholarship shall be discontinued/stopped.

Support for doctoral program by the MHRD would be termed as Research /Teaching Assistantship. Only GATE/NET qualified applicants are eligible. All scholars getting Research / Teaching Assistantship would be required to put in atleast eight hours of research or teaching assigned to him in the institute.

A Ph.D. research scholar receiving institute scholarship will receive it for a duration of two years, which may be expandable to 3rd year if the research scholar has published at least one research paper before the start of 3rd year and can be extended/resumed in 4th year if the research scholar has published at least two / one research papers respectively before the start of 4th year. These research papers should be published from his research work in non-paid peer-reviewed SCI/SCIE/Scopus/Web of Science Journals.

Further, the above modifications shall be applicable prospectively (i.e. students to be admitted from academic session 2017-18 onwards).

(h) Recommendation of extension/resumption of scholarship after second third and fourth year will be done by DRC after considering the above criteria.

Extension/resumption of scholarship is subject to its availability on the date of receiving the recommendation from the DRC. No institute scholarship will be given after 5-year (Amended in line with the directions of the MHRD, Govt of India).

# The scholars receiving the scholarship from external Govt/Autonomous organizations shall be governed by the rule and regulations issued and amended by the respective Govt./Autonomous organizations.

Reservation/ Relaxation

Fifteen percent (15%) scholarships (of the total sanctioned Institutional scholarships) shall be reserved for Scheduled Caste applicants and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe applicants. A total of 3% scholarships, over and above the sanctioned strength, will be reserved for persons with disabilities (PwD) in all the Ph.D. programs of the Institute put together.

For the SC / ST / PwD applicants, the eligibility requirement of marks be relaxed by 5%, or by a CGPA of 0.5 (on a 10-point scale) at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s level.

NIT Kurukshetra PhD Application Form 2018

Application format can be downloaded from the Institute website under Academic >Admission->Ph.D. The duly completed Ph.D applications should be sent to the Registrar, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra-136119 (Haryana) latest by January 10th, 2018 before 5.00 pm.

NIT PhD Admission Last Date 2018

Last date for submission of application form: January 10th 2018

National Institute of Technology

(Under the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India), KURUKSHETRA-136119, Website:

NIT Kurukshetra PhD Admission 2018, Eligibility, Application, Dates
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