NIT Rourkela PhD Admission Spring (Jan) 2021-22: Dates, Application

NIT Rourkela PhD Admission Autumn (Jan) 2021-22 Semester – National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela (NIT Rourkela) invites applications for PhD admission in Spring (Jan) Semester of AY 2021-22.

Check more details on NIT Rourkela PhD Admission 2022 below here.

Department & Area of Research for Spring (Jan) Semester of AY 2021-22

Sl. No.Name of DepartmentCodeIndicative Broad Area of Research Available
1Biotechnology and Medical EngineeringBMMedical Electronics & Instrumentation, Biomaterials
& Tissue Engineering, Cell & Molecular Engineering,
Bioprocess Engineering, Agriculture &
Environmental Engineering, Biomechanics & Biotransport.
2Civil EngineeringCEGeotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering,
Transportation Engineering, Water Resources
Engineering, Environmental Engineering
3Chemical EngineeringCHAll the conventional areas under Chemical
4Ceramic EngineeringCRAdvanced Ceramics, Industrial Ceramics
5Computer Science & EngineeringCSAll specializations of Computer Science &
6ChemistryCYInorganic, Organic, Physical, Materials, BioInorganic, Organometallic, Biophysical Chemistry,
Nano Science, Environmental, Computational,
Theoretical Chemistry, Solid State, Biochemistry
7Electronics & Communication EngineeringECVLSI Design & Embedded Systems, Microwave &
Radar Engineering, Signal & Image Processing,
Communication and Networks, Electronics and
8Electrical EngineeringEEPower Electronics Converters & Control, Electrical
Machines, High Performance Industrial Drives,
Electric Vehicles and Battery management Systems,
Renewable Energy, Power System, Smart Grid, High
Voltage and Electrical Insulation, Power Quality
Improvement, Control System, Energy Policies and
Management, Energy Storage and Conversion, RF &
Microwave, Wireless Communication & Networks,
Signal & Image Processing, Computer Vision,
Nanotechnology, Microelectronics, VLSI &
Embedded Systems, Machine learning & AI,
Sensors & IoT.
9Earth and Atmospheric ScienceERGeology, Applied Geology, Geophysics, Atmospheric
& Ocean Sciences, Climatology
10Food Process Engineering(FP)Food Quality & Safety, Food Process Design,
Horticultural Process Technology, Food Grains and
Oilseeds Process Engineering, Food Packaging and
Storage Engineering, Dairy and Livestock Process
11Humanities & Social SciencesHSEconomics, English, Sociology/Anthropology,
Psychology, Sanskrit and relevant subjects related to
Humanities and Social Sciences
12Industrial DesignIDRobotics, HCI, DFMA, Product Design, CAD,
Ergonomics Design, Acoustics, Vibration, Interaction
Design, AR/VR etc.
13Life ScienceLSAll areas of Life Science
14MathematicsMANumerical Analysis, Number Theory, Differential
Equation, Fractional Calculus, Probability &
Statistics, Mathematical Physics, Integral Equations,
Stochastic Process, Functional Analysis, Fractal
Theory, Soft Computing, Convex and Variational
Analysis, Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Graph
Theory, Linear Algebra, Fluid Dynamics,
Representation Theory, Control Theory
15Mechanical EngineeringMEThermal, Cryogenic and Vacuum Technology,
Industrial Engg. & Management, Production Engg.,
Machine Design and Material, Manufacturing Science
16Metallurgical & Materials EngineeringMMPhysical Metallurgy, Mechanical Metallurgy, Nanomaterials
17Mining EngineeringMNAll specialization of Mining Engineering
18Planning and ArchitecturePAClimate responsive Building Design, Construction
Management, Urban Planning, Urban Design,
Housing, Neighborhood Planning/Community
Planning, Age friendly Neighborhoods/Cities,
Environmental Psychology, Globalization, Citynetwork, Network Analysis, Urban Amenities, Leisure
Amenity, Age friendly Cities, Vulnerability
19Physics and AstronomyPHNuclear Astro-physics, Solar & Space Physics,
Nonlinear Dynamic & Complex System, Stellar
Astrophysics, Soft Condensed Matter, Astrophysics &
Cosmology, Functional Material, Astronomy &
Astrophysics, Soft Matter & Polymer Physics, Low
Temperature Physics, Functional Material,
Theoretical Physics
20School of ManagementSMHuman Resource Management, Marketing
Management, General Management,

Eligibility Criteria

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

  • ME/MTech/MSc Engg/ MPharm/ MArch/ MPlan/ MDes in relevant discipline with at least 6.5 CGPA or 60% marks or 1st class in both BE/ BTech/ BSc Engg/ MSc/ BPharm/ MCA/BArch/ BDes or equivalent, and ME/MTech/ MScEngg/ MPharm/ MArch/ MPlan/ MDes from a recognized Technical Institute or University.
  • BE/BTech/BScEngg/MSc/BPharm/MCA/BArch/BDes or equivalent in relevant discipline with CGPA of 7.0 or 65% marks.
  • MSc in Basic Sciences with CGPA 7.0 or 65% marks in relevant disciplines. For applicants with valid GATE/NET/GPAT or equivalent score, requirement may be relaxed by maximum
    0.5 CGPA or 5% marks
  • MBBS/BVSc with CGPA 6.5 or 60% marks or 1st class

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

  • MA/MCom/MBA/MSc in Humanities and Social Sciences or Management or BTech with 6.5 CGPA or 60% marks or 1st class for PhD in Management, and Humanities and Social Sciences only.

In addition to the above eligibility criteria the following additional criteria will also be applicable

A candidate should score minimum 6.5 CGPA or 60% marks or 1st class throughout career to be eligible for admission to PhD programme. The Departmental Research Committee (DRC), however, may make exception (marks < 60% or CGPA < 6.5) at its discretion in only one among the results of 10th, +2, BA, BSc, BCom, Diploma etc. (except qualifying degree) if the candidate has qualified in GATE/NET/GPAT or other national level fellowship tests like DST-INSPIRE, etc. or joined as JRF/SRF in any research project

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

Science students admitted to PhD programme in Engineering/Physics/ Mathematics must have passed Mathematics at +3 level. Students without Mathematics at +3 level may be admitted under the condition that they will have to register for 14 credits of 1000 and 2000 level Mathematics and 1000 level Computer Science courses (Theory and Practical) in addition to their normal course requirement, and secure at least C grade in each course.

A student should have passed Life Science or Biological Science either at +2 or +3 level for admission to PhD in Life Science department.

Students without having qualifying degree in the primary discipline will be required to take up additional course work of 6 credits to gain adequate knowledge on the subject so as to be considered to qualify along with students with specialization in a primary discipline, unless explicitly exempted by the Senate.

However, a higher short listing criteria (possibly different for different departments) may be set by the Department during scrutiny of applications depending on the departmental requirement, number and quality of applicants.

Therefore, merely satisfying the minimum eligibility criteria does not guarantee a candidate to be called for interview and mere attending an interview does not guarantee admission.

For Department specific Qualifying Degrees and Primary Disciplines for Admission check Information Brochure/Notice.

NIT Rourkela PhD Admission Spring (Jan) Semester of AY 2021-22 Schedule

EventTentative Date
Application form will be available in the Institute website for online submission05.01.2022 (Thursday) to
21.01.2022 (Friday)
Publication of result of scrutiny in the website (announcement section)31.01.2022 (Monday)
Test and/ Interview (Venue – NIT, Rourkela)/online03.02.2022 (Thursday)
Publication of result of Interview in the website09.02.2022 (Wednesday)
Admission14 -16.02.2022
Semester Registration17.02.2022 (Thursday)
Starting of Class / Research work18.02.2022 (Friday)

Application Procedure

  • Interested candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria may submit their online application at
  • Read the notification carefully before filling application form.
  • Pay non-refundable Application Fee of Rs. 500/- through SBI Collect only. No other mode of payment is acceptable. The applicants has to search SBI COLLECT -> ODISHA -> EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS -> DIRECTOR NIT ROURKELA -> APPLICATION FEE PHD PROGRAMME. Note down the SB Collect Reference Number. Application fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
  • Fill up the online application form and enter the SB Collect Reference Number in the appropriate column of Application Fee section and submit the same.
  • Sponsored candidates are required to submit the scanned copy of the sponsorship certificate while submitting online application.
NoticeClick Here
NIT Rourkela WebsiteClick Here

NIT Durgapur PhD Admission 2022: Dates, Application Form

NIT Durgapur PhD Admission 2022- NIT Durgapur invites applications for PhD admission Even Semester 2021-22.

Check more detailslike admission categories, application fees, eligibility criteria etc. here.

PhD Admission Categories

Application are invited for categories (A, B, C , K)

Category-A: Full-time Research Scholar with Institute Fellowship

Category-B: Regular Research Scholar with financial support from Government Programs (sponsored by DST, CSIR, UGC etc.)

Category-C: Regular Research Scholar selected in Externally Funded Sponsored Projects in the Institute

Category-D: Regular Research Scholar under QIP/EFIP Scheme (Not Applicable)

Category-E: Regular Foreign Research Scholar Admitted through Government of India (Not Applicable).

Category-F: Professional Research Scholar from the Institute (NIT Durgapur Faculty / Staff): (Must be supported by a No Objection Certificate from the Head of the Institute). (Not Applicable).

Category-G: Regular Sponsored Research Scholar from Government/ Semi-Government/ other Highly Reputed Organizations/Academic or Research Institutions (Submission of No Objection Certificate /Sponsorship Certificate in the given format is mandatory). (Not Applicable).

Category-H: Professional Sponsored Research Scholar from Reputed Industries (Industry Research Program): (Submission of No Objection Certificate / Sponsorship Certificate in the given format is mandatory). (Not Applicable).

Category-I: Professional Research Scholar from Academic/ Research Institutions (Must be supported by a No Objection Certificate from the Head of the Institute). (Not Applicable).

Category-J: Professional Sponsored Research Scholar under Government of India Schemes like TEQIP etc. (Will be guided by TEQIP norms), (Not Applicable).

CATEGORY-K: Self-Sponsored PhD Program (for all Departments/Centers).

PhD offering Departments

  • Physics (PH)
  • Biotechnology (BT)
  • Civil Engineering (CE)
  • Chemical Engineering (CH)
  • Computer Science & Engineering (CS)
  • Chemistry (CY)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC)
  • Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • Earth and Environmental Studies (ES)
  • Humanities & Social Studies (HS)
  • Mathematics (MA)
  • Metallurgical & Materials Engineering (MM)
  • Management Studies (MS)
  • Centre for Research on Environment and Water (CREW)
  • Centre for Biomedical Engineering & Assistive Technology
  • Centre for Advanced Research on Energy (CARE)
  • Centre of Excellence on IoT and Intelligent Systems (IoTIS)

List of Departments with vacant seats with Institute Fellowship

Biotechnology (BT)01
Chemical Engineering (CH)03
Computer Science & Engineering (CS)03
Chemistry (CY)02
Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC)02
Earth and Environmental Studies (ES)01
Mechanical Engineering (ME)01
Management Studies (MS)03
Total Number of  Seats16

Important Dates for NIT Durgapur PhD Admission 2022

Last date of form submission (Online)28/01/2022 at 17.00 Hrs.
Publication of list of applicants01/02/2022
Verification of Documents &
Uploading of any remaining documents
Publication of shortlisted candidates07/02/2022
Online/offline admission test and viva-voce10/02/2022 – 12/02/2022
Publication of results16/02/2022
Online admission and enrolment of selected candidates18/02/2022 – 21/02/2022
Waitlist availability23/02/2022
Date of Admission of Candidates from Waitlist, if required24/02/2022 – 25/02/2022
Date of Physical Reporting to the InstituteTo be notified later

Eligibility Criteria for NIT Durgapur PhD Admission 2022

For department wise eligibility criteria Read Notification.

Application Process

Eligible candidates can apply online through the official website of NIT Durgapur.

Read instructions given there carefully before filling application form.

Application Fee

For SC/ST/PWD candidatesRs 1,000/-
For othersRs.1500/-
Mode of PaymentNEFT or IMPS only

Selection Procedure

Selection of PhD candidates under categories A, B, C, G, I & K

  • The shortlisting of applications will be made by the respective departments based on the documents submitted (online) and only the shortlisted candidates will be intimated for online admission test and viva voce (online) on the notified date.
  • All shortlisted candidates shall appear for the admission test online/offline.
  • There may be a further screening after the conduction of the admission test and before viva-voce, depending upon the number of candidates.

Selection of PhD candidates under categories F, H, & J

  • Selection under these categories will be made directly subject to fulfillment of eligibility criteria fixed by the respective departments.
  • A shortlisting of applications will be made and the shortlisted candidates only will be called for viva voce online.

Syllabus of the admission test

Candidates are referred to check the webpage of the
respective Departments/Centres in the Institute website.

Ph.D Advertisement – Even Semester -2021-22
For Online Application -Even Semester- 2021-22 – Click Here
NIT Durgapur Website

NIT Raipur PhD Admission 2021-22: Application Form, Dates

NIT Raipur PhD Admission 2021-22 – NIT Raipur invites applications for PhD Admission for session 2021-22 in various departments.

Check more details like important dates, eligibility here.

Admission Categories

  • Full time                       
  • Sponsored
  • Self-Financed
  • Part time

Department Offering PhD Admission

  • Physics
  • Applied Geology
  • Architecture
  • Bio Medical Engineering
  • Bio-Technology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Application (MCA),
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Mining Engineering

Department wise tentative vacancies (Only for Full Time research Scholars with Institute Fellowship/Scholarship)

Applied Geology04
Biomedical Engineering03
Chemical Engineering08
Civil Engineering08
Computer Applications03
Computer Science and Engineering08
Electrical Engineering12
Electronics and Communication Engineering08
Humanities and Social Sciences04
Information Technology08
Mechanical Engineering08
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering04
Mining Engineering04

Eligibility Criteria for NIT Raipur PhD Admission 2021-22

Educational Qualifications

Master’s degree in Science/Engineering/Technology/ Management/ Humanities and Social Science, Architecture/ Planning or equivalent qualification with at least 60% marks or 6.5/10 CGPA/CPI (relaxation up to 55% or 6.0/10CPI (CGPA) for SC/ST/OBC (Non Creamy Layer)/Differently Abled).

For detailed eligibility conditions refer to information brochure.

NIT Raipur PhD Admission 2021-22 Application Process

  • The candidates should apply separately to each department if wishing to apply in more than one department.
  • The relevant information is available in the detailed information bulletin and the candidates are required to download and fill the application form and deposit the requisite application fee online.
  • The filled application form, along with soft copy of recent passport sized photograph and single (merged) pdf file of all relevant documents, as mentioned in the form, should be sent directly to the respective departments wherein the candidate wishes to apply.(The email ids of respective departments are provided in the detailed information bulletin).

Application Fee

For OC,OBC and EWS category candidatesRs. 500/-
For SC/ST/PH candidatesRs. 250/-
Mode of PaymentThrough Online Mode

NIT Raipur PhD Admission 2021-22 Results

Updated List of Applications received for PhD 2021-2022 admissions 

Selection Process

Selection of candidates for Ph.D. program will be made on the basis of candidate’s performance in the objective type (MCQ based) examination and their performance in the Interview.

Cut-off Marks

  • For OC/OBC/EWS – 50% of the maximum marks scored in the written examination
  • For SC/ST/PH – 45% of the maximum marks scored in the written examination

Exemption from Written Entrance Examination

CSIR(JRF)/UGC/ NET/Teacher fellowship holder/MPhil qualified candidates are exempted from written entrance examination.

NotificationClick Here
Information BrochureClick Here
Application FormClick Here
WebsiteClick Here