National Institute of Technology(NIT) Patna PhD admissions 2021

Are you looking for admission to a PhD programme from a reputed institute? National Institute of Technology (NIT) Patna has announced official notification for admission to PhD programmes (Full Time / Part Time) for January-June 2021 Semester. Read this article to know the details of PhD programmes offered by NIT Patna, eligibility conditions, application and selection procedure, etc.

About NIT Patna

National Institute of Technology(NIT) Patna is an autonomous institute that holds national importance. It is the eighteenth National Institute of Technology declared by the HRD Ministry. NIT Patna, formerly known as Bihar College of Engineering Patna, is the 6th oldest engineering college in India. The institute runs several programmes including undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes. NIT Patna is currently inviting applications from eligible candidates for admission to various PhD Programs for the session starting from February 2021.

Department wise intake capacity

There are a total of 74 seats for PhD admission across 10 departments. Vacant PhD seats available in different departments are:

Category for PhD programme

There are following categories for PhD students under which they can join the PhD programme at NIT Patna:
  1. Full-time PhD Programme (with scholarship/Funded by NIT Patna and With direct financial support from Govt / Semi Govt. agencies such as CSIR, UGC, DST, DAE)
  2. Part-Time
  3. JRF/SRF working at NIT Patna
  4. Non-PhD regular Faculty and Faculty appointed on a consolidated salary of NIT Patna

At present, NIT Patna is calling applications from eligible students for a full-time PhD with a scholarship funded by NIT Patna.

PhD programme fee details

  • PhD Regular: Rs.42,200/- (1st Semester: At the time of Admission)
  • PhD Part-time: Rs.42,200/- (1st Semester: At the time of Admission)

Eligibility criteria

The candidate must possess a Master's degree such as MA, MSc, MBA, M.Com, M.Des., ME, M.Tech, M.Arch, M.Planning, or equivalent degree in relevant discipline from a recognized university or technical institute. He/she must secure a minimum of 60% marks aggregate or at least 6.5 CGPA (in the scale of 10). However, there will be a relaxation of 5 %marks (0.5 CGPA) for the candidates belonging to the SC/ ST/PwD categories. Candidates should have qualified the National Eligibility Test or GATE or JAM or JEST or CAT or any other equivalent exam.

Application process

The candidates who wish to apply for PhD admission at NIT Patna must apply online on the official website of the NIT Patna. The candidate must register himself and fill in all the requisite details in the application form. Besides, an application fee is to be paid online. Upon submission of the online application, the applicant should download and print the computer-generated application and keep it safe for future reference.

Application fee

The candidate will have to pay an application fee along with an online application. The application fee must be paid online through the NIT Patna website only. Details of application fee are as follows:
  • For General/OBC/EWS/Sponsored Category candidates: Rs 1500/-
  • For SC/ ST/ PwD category candidates: Rs 750/- (For relaxation in the application fee, the applicants must enclose Caste Certificate issued by competent authority)

Please note that the link for the online application fee payment will be activated from January 07, 2021, till 12:05 AM.

Mode of selection

Selection of candidates for admission at NIT Patna will be based on the online interview. Selected candidates will be called to appear in an online interview where the interview panel will assess the research aptitude and subject knowledge of the candidates. A merit list will be prepared based on the performance of the candidates in an online interview and seat availability. The selection committee will publish the merit list on the institute's website.

Key dates

Announcement of PhD programme: January 05, 2021 (Tuesday)
The closing date for Online Application Submission: January 18, 2021, till 11:00 AM (Monday).
Release of the Provisional list of Candidates for Interview: January 18, 2021, till 07:00 PM (Monday)
Date of Online Interview (All categories): January 20, 2021 (Wednesday).
Release of Merit List of Selected Candidates: January 25, 2021 (Monday)
Dates of Admission and Registration: January 29-30, 2021 (Friday & Saturday)
Start of Classes: February 01, 2021 (Monday)

Contact details

National Institute of Technology Patna
Patna, Bihar-800005
Phone: +91-0612-237 1715 / 237 2715
FAX : +91-0612-2670631 , 0612-2660480
Email ID:

Important Link
Official Notification:'2021,WebSite-1.pdf

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