(Admission) Indian Institute of Technology, Patna : Ph.D. Programme: July - 2012

Indian Institute of Technology, Patna

PhD Admission - July 2012

Applications are invited for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme, starting in July 2012 in the following Departments. The areas of research in IIT Patna are as follows:

  • Computer Science and Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Chemistry

  • Mathematics

  • Physics

  • Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Inter-Disciplinary research

Category of Admission:

Regular and Full-Time

A student in this category works full-time for her/his PhD degree. They can be classified as

a) Institute Fellows
She/he receives assistantship from the Institute. The qualifying Degree for Financial Support is:

  • BE/ BTech/ MSc/ MA equivalent with valid GATE score above the prescribed cut off level/ NET /
    NBHM/ DBT-JRF qualification.
  • ME/ MTech or equivalent.

Age Limit: Please refer Eligibility Criteria for Admission into Ph.D. Programme

b) JRF/SRF Fellows
She/he receives fellowship from any Government recognized funding agencies, such as CSIR, UGC, DBT, etc.

Sponsored (Full -Time)

  • A student in this category is sponsored by a recognized R&D organization, academic institution, government organization or industry for doing research in the Institute on a full-time basis. The Institute does not provide any assistantship/fellowship to such a student.
  • Candidate in Sponsored category must be a regular employee of the sponsoring organization with at least one year of professional experience in the respective field.

Project Staff

This category refers to a student who is working on a sponsored project in the Institute and is admitted to the PhD Programme to work on a full-time or part-time basis. The remaining duration of the project at the time of admission should be at least two years. If the project gets completed before the student completes her/his PhD Programme, her/his category will be converted to that of SELF-FINANCED unless she/he is granted an assistantship/fellowship from the Institute or any other agency.

Employed & Part-Time

  • A student in this category is a professionally employed person (including the staff of IIT Patna), who pursues the PhD Programme while continuing the duties of her/his service. The Institute does not provide any assistantship/fellowship to such a student. PhD students registered in Employed and Part time category, the minimum residential requirement is one or two semester(s) depending on the completion of mandatory course work required for PhD students by the respective departments.
  • Candidate in Employed and Part-time categories must be a regular employee of the sponsoring organization with at least one year of professional experience in the respective field.

Distance requirement: The candidate must reside within 50 km radius from IIT Patna.

Eligibility Criteria

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 30-04-2012 and is applicable only for candidates applying in Regular and Full time category (Institute Fellows). Upper age is relaxed upto 05 years in case of candidate belonging to Schedule Castes/Schedule Tribes, Women, Physically Handicapped, and OBC applicants.

PhD in Engineering
For admission to the PhD Programme in Engineering Department, a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:

  • Candidates having M.Tech./M.E. degree in a Engineering/Technology, with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or
    60% of marks.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology (from any Institute other than IITs) in a relevant area
    with a minimum CPI of 8.0 or 75% of marks.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in a relevant area with a minimum
    CPI of 7.0.
  • Master’s degree in Science in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.5 or 70%.

PhD in Science
For admission to the PhD Programme in Science departments, a candidate must satisfy one of the following
criteria:

  • M. Phil. or Master’s degree in Science in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.
  • Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.0.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area in Engineering/Technology (from any Institute other than IITs) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 8.0 or 75% of marks.

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:

  • M. Phil. or Master’s degree in Arts/Commerce/Science in a relevant area with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent.
  • Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Design in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% marks.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.0.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology (from any Institute other than IITs) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.5 or 80% marks.

Direct Admission:
The Institute may admit exceptionally bright student(s) in Regular and Full-time (Institute Fellows) directly into the PhD programme, who is one of the toppers or who has secured 90% marks in the last qualifying degree from a reputed Institute/University like IIT, IISc Bangalore, IIM, NITIE Mumbai, IISER, NIT, NISER etc. This is subjected to discretion of Indian Institute of Technology, Patna.

Financial Support:
The Institute assistantships will be available to eligible (Indian) students as per prevailing (MHRD, GoI) norms, as applicable from time to time.

Qualifying Degree for Financial Support

Assistantship Rates

BE/ BTech/ MSc/ MA equivalent with valid GATE score above the
 prescribed cut off level/ NET / NBHM/ DBT-JRF qualification
1st & 2nd Year: Rs 16,000/- p.m.
3rd to 5th Year: Rs 18,000/- p.m.
ME/ MTech or equivalent 1st & 2nd Year: Rs 18,000/- p.m.
3rd & 4th Year #: Rs 20,000/- p.m.

Note:# No assistantship will be available beyond 4th year for this category of students.

How To Apply:

  • Prescribed application form can be downloaded here (DOC format, PDF format).

  • Application form can also be obtained from the Assistant Registrar(Academic), Indian Institute of Technology, Patna, Patliputra Colony, Patna – 800013, Bihar, on or before 23-04-2012 by ordinary post or in person.

  • To receive application forms by post, send a request along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope (24cm x 15cm size). Request for form must be sent in an envelope superscribed with ‘Request for Ph.D. Application form’.

  • Filled in application forms complete with copies of mark sheets/certificates and other testimonials (both sides) and a Demand Draft for Rs. 300/- for General/OBC candidates and Rs. 150/- for SC/ST/PD candidates drawn in any nationalized bank and payable at Patna in favour of IIT Patna should be sent to the Assistant Registrar (Academic), Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Patliputra Colony, Patna – 800 013, Bihar, to reach on or before 30-04-2012. 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.

  • Candidates applying for more than one department should submit a separate application for each department.

Selection Procedure:

The Institute reserves the right to call a limited number of candidates for written test or/ and interview, based on performance in GATE/NET, grades/marks in the qualifying examination, etc.

Important Dates

  • Date of Issue of Application Forms: 22-03-2012onwards
  • Last Date for issuing Application Forms is: 23-04-2012 (by post / in person)
  • Last Date for receipt of completed Application Forms by IIT Patna is: 30-04-2012
  • Note that the Application Form is available for downloading from 22-03-2012 to 23-04-2012.

Contact Details:

Assistant Registrar (Academic),
Indian Institute of Technology, Patna
Patliputra Colony, Patna – 800 013, Bihar

Phone : +91 (621) 2552103
Fax: +91 (612) 2277383

Website: http://www.iitp.ac.in

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