Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur admissions 2019 into PhD. Programs

Are you looking for admission in VNIT? Vishvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur has announced admissions 2019 into Ph.D. Programs. Check out for more details like eligibility criteria, selection process, the application procedure, and important dates, etc.

About VNIT

Vishvesvaraya National Institute of Technology is one of the 30 national institutes in India. Central Government by the act of Parliament has declared VNIT as an institute of national importance along with all other National Institute of Technology (NITs). This institute was established in the year 1960 under the scheme sponsored by the Government of Maharashtra and Government of India. This institute offers Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Doctoral Programs like B.Tech., B.Arch., M.Arch., M.Tech., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in various departments like Engineering, Applied Sciences, and Architecture & Planning.

Admissions 2019

Applications are invited by the candidate's for admissions 2019 into Ph.D. Program in various departments at VNIT as follows:

  • Architecture and Planning
  • Engineering: Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Computer Science, Electronics, Chemical, Mining, Metallurgical and Materials, Applied Mechanics,VLSI & Nano Technology.
  • Applied Sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Humanities.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria for admission 2019 into Ph.D. Programs:

  • For Engineering candidate should have passed Post Graduate Degree in Engineering and Technology like M.Tech., M.E. or equivalent in related specialization with minimum first class or CPI/ CGPA 6.75 on a 10 point scale at Bachelor's or Master's level and with a qualified GATE score.
  • For Architecture and Planning candidate should have passed Post Graduate Degree in Architecture and Planning like M.Tech, M.Arch, M.Plan. or equivalent in relevant field with minimum first class or CPI/ CGPA 6.75 on a 10 point scale at Bachelor's or Master's and with a qualified GATE/ NET score.
  • For Applied Sciences candidate should have passed a Post Graduate Degree in Basic Science like M.Sc., M.A. or equivalent with minimum first class or CPI/ CGPA 6.75 on a 10 point scale or Graduate Degree in Professional Course and with a qualified GATE/ NET score.
  • Candidates who have secured Government Fellowship like CSIR fellowship, DST fellowship, UGC fellowship can also apply even if they do not appear or have a qualified GATE/ NET score.
  • Candidates who have appeared M.Tech/ M.E/ M.Plan/ M.Arch/ M.Sc. and waiting for results can also apply and they have to submit the exam result by 31st July 2019 until that time the registration for them will be considered as provisional.

Selection Procedure

Selection is done based on the candidate's qualified GATE/ NET score and performance entrance test and interview. The percentile for the final list will be considered as for GATE/ NET score 40%, for written test 40%, and for interview 20%. Candidates have to attend for written test and the interview. The candidates are called for interview based on the performance in the written test and a list of selected candidates for admission into Ph.D. Program are displayed on the institute website and no other intimation will be sent. Selected candidates have to report the Dy.Registrar for admission and payment of prescribed fee on or before 05th July 2019.

Written test and interview date and timings:
For Architecture and planning, Applied Mechanics, Mathematics, Chemical Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Electrical & Communication Engineering, Chemistry, Mining Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Physics departments, the written test will be held on 13th June 2019 from 10.00 am to 11.00 pm and interview will be conducted on 13th June 2019 at 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm. For Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, VLSI & Nano Technology department the written test will be held on 13th June 2019 at 11.30 am to 12.30 pm and interview will be conducted on 14th June 2019 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.

Application Procedure

Interested and eligible candidates are requested to download the application form from the official website from 29th April 2019. The last date for submission of application is 27th May 2019 and the list of eligible candidates for written test will be declared on 3rd June 2019. The application fee is Rs. 500/- should be paid online through 'state bank collect' and after that system will generate a receipt with the reference number. Candidate has to note the reference number which is required while filling the application form and also have to take a copy of the receipt. In case of failure of SBI Collect operation the processing fee can be paid as online payment to Bank- State Bank of India, Branch- VNIT, Nagpur-440010, Account Number: 10259420299, IFSC No.: SBIN0006702 or through DD in favor of Director, VNIT Nagpur payable at Nagpur will also be accepted.

Candidates have to send the duly filled application form along with required certificates, photograph, and SBI Collect receipt/ online payment/ DDof processing fee by post or hand delivery to the following address and also have to write on the envelope as Ph.D. in name of the department you are applying. The applications received after the last date or incomplete will be not considered. Candidates have to pay one-time fees and semester fees together at the time of admission is Rs. 19100/- for Ph.D. full time with teaching assistantship and Rs. 30200/- for Ph.D. full-time sponsored candidates.

Dy. Registrar ( Academic ),
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology,
South Ambazari Road,
Maharashtra - 440010,

Contact details

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT),

Phone No.: 0712 2801301
E mail:

Important dates to remember

  • Start date for submission of application and notification on website: 29th April 2019
  • Last date for submission of application: 27th May 2019
  • Date of declaration of shortlisted candidates in website: 03rd June 2019
  • Date of written test: 13th June 2019
  • Date of Interview for shortlisted candidates: 13th and 14th June 2019
  • Date of declaration of selected candidates: 19th June 2019
  • Date of reporting for admission and classes: 01st to 05th July 2019

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