How to Apply for IIT Patna PhD Programme admissions July 2021


Are you interested in joining a PhD programme? Indian Institute of Technology, Patna (IITP) has invited online applications from eligible candidates for admission in PhD programme-2021. Read this article to know the details like program details, eligibility criteria, application and selection procedure etc.

PhD Programmes at IIT Patna

Indian Institute of Technology, Patna has released an official advertisement (Advt. No. IITP/ACAD/PhD/2021/1) and is inviting applications from eligible candidate for admission in PhD programme starting from July 2021.

Departments offering PhD Programme at IIT Patna


Categories of PhD Students

There are four categories for admission of PhD students. Details of categories are as follows:

Regular & Full-time: These students will be full-time & regular students at the institute. They will be referred to as institute fellow or research fellow. Institute fellow will get assistantship from the institute while the research fellow will receive funding support from recognised funding agencies such as CSIR, UGC, DBT, NBHM, DST (INSPIRE programme), etc.

Sponsored & Full-time: The candidates who are already in regular employment with experience. They must have obtained sponsorship from any academic institution, R&D organisation, government organisation or any industry. He/she will also be a full-time PhD student and will work full time in the institute to obtain the degree for 3 years. No financial support will be provided by the institute to such students. Sponsored candidates must apply in a prescribed format using Form I (available on the website) through his/her employer.

Self-financed Students: They will also work full-time at the institute but will not receive any assistantship/funding/fellowship from the institute.

Project Staff (full-time or part-time): In this category, the students who are working on a sponsored project at IIT Patna will also get admission to PhD programme as full-time students. However, their remaining project duration should be at least two years at the time of admission in PhD. Upon early completion of the project before the PhD, the project staff category will be converted to a self-financed Category. The project staff wishing to join the PhD programme at IIT Patna will have to submit the application form in prescribed format i.e. Form II (available on the website with the application form).

Employed and Part-time: In this category, the candidates who are professionally employed in an institute including IIT Patna staff can also join PhD programme with the continuation of duties of his/her service. However, they will not be eligible for any assistantship or financial support from the institute. They will have to reside at the Institute for a minimum period of one or two semesters based upon the mandatory course work for a PhD. They must have at least two- years of experience. The candidates will have to submit a NOC letter with the application form (Form III, available with the application form).

Duration of the Program: The duration of PhD programme will be of three to five years' duration. The term will start in July 2021.

Reservation Policy

Reservation will also be there for the candidates belonging to the SC, ST, OBC, EWS categories and for Persons with Disability (PwD) as per Government of India norms. OBC (Non-creamy layer) candidates will have to submit a certificate (Annexure- I) and self-declaration statement (Annexure-II) provided with the application form.

Financial Assistance

Indian students who will be eligible for the Institute assistantships will get a total emolument of Rs.31,000 /per month (current rate) as per prevailing (MoE, GoI) norms. The regular or sponsored or self-financed students or other students may also get assistantship from external funding agencies as per the terms and conditions of the concerned funding organizations. Assistantship or fellowship will be continued if their performance will be found satisfactory.

Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit

The candidates who are applying for the PhD programme of IIT Patna should not cross the upper age limit of 28 years (B.Tech/BE/MSc/MA/MCA/MBA) and 32 years (M.Tech/ME/MS/M.Phil) as on the last date of application. The upper age limit criteria will apply to Regular and Full-time category (institute fellow) candidates only. The age limit for Research/ project fellows will be as per the norms fixed by the funding agency. There will be a relaxation of up to 5 years in case of SC/ST/Physically handicapped/OBC/Women candidates.

Educational Qualification

For PhD in Engineering: To be eligible for admission in PhD Engineering, the candidates must satisfy any of the eligibility criteria:
  • The candidates must a degree in M.Tech or ME in Engineering/Technology. They must have scored at least a CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.
  • The candidates who have BE or B.Tech from the institute other than IITs must have scored a minimum CPI of 8.0 or 75% of marks.
  • The candidates having a Bachelor's degree from any Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) with a minimum CPI of 7.0.
  • The candidates having a Master's degree in Science in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.5 or 70%.

PhD in Science: The candidates who wish to get admission in PhD Science must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:
  • The candidate must have an M.Phil or MSc or ME or M.Tech degree in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.
  • The candidates who have BE or B.Tech from the institute other than IITs/IISc must have scored a minimum CPI of 8.0 or 75% of marks.
  • The candidates having a Bachelor's degree from any Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) with a minimum CPI of 7.0.

PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences: The candidates who wish to get admission in PhD Programme in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:
  • The candidates must have an M.Phil or Master's degree in Arts/Commerce/Science in a relevant area with at least 55% marks or equivalent.
  • He/she must have ME or M.Tech or M.Des. in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% marks.
  • The candidates who have BE or B.Tech from the institute other than IITs/IISc must have scored a minimum CPI of 7.5 or 70% of marks.
  • The candidates having a Bachelor's degree from any Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) with a minimum CPI of 7.0.

How to Apply

The candidates who are desirous to join the PhD programme at IIT Patna must visit the official website of Indian Institute of Technology, Patna and read the instructions carefully before applying. First, the candidate needs to submit the application fee.

Application Fee:The candidates will have to pay an application fee and submit it through SBI Collect. Students must use the link for payment provided on the online portal. The application fee once submitted will not be refunded. An application that will be submitted without an application fee, will be summarily rejected. The details of the application fee are given below:
  • For GEN/EWS/OBC-NCL Category Students: Rs. 300/- (for male candidates), Rs. 150/- (for female candidates)
  • For SC/ST/PwD Category Students: Rs. 150/- (for male candidates), Rs. 150/- (for female candidates)
After fee payment, a reference/journal number will be generated online. The candidate must note that reference/journal number and save it safely for use in future communication. Further, the printed e-receipt of payment must be preserved and provided with the application form.
After submission of the application fee, the candidate needs to fill the application form using the link for the application available on the website and also provided in this article. The candidates who are applying for more than one specialization must fill separate forms and submit the separate application fee. Candidates must note that the application form is to be filled online only and no need to submit it through the post. However, they must keep the copy of the application form (PDF generated after application form submission) along with the self-attested copies of required documents and printed e-receipt and must produce at the time of written test or interview. Self-attested copies of required documents must be attached along with the application form. Following documents must be attached with the application form:
  1. Copies of mark sheets & certificates (from class X to highest degree obtained/appeared)
  2. Caste certificate (if applicable)
  3. GATE/NET/other relevant certificates
  4. Experience certificate
  5. Other testimonials
  6. Printed e-receipt of online payment

Selection Procedure

Only a limited number of candidates will be called for a written test or interview, based on their performance in GATE or NET exam, grades/marks in the qualifying examination, etc.

Key Dates

Commencement of Online Application: March 24, 2021
Closing Date of Online Application: April 27, 2021

Contact Details

Indian Institute of Technology Patna,
Bihta, Patna -801106 (Bihar)

Helpline
Academic matter
Email: acadphd@iitp.ac.in
Phone: 06115-233-684/697
Fee -payment/ SBI collect link
Email: arfa@iitp.ac.in
Phone: 06115-233-062
Technical issues in the online application (except fee)
Email: skverma@iitp.ac.in
Phone: 06115-233-333
Official Notification: https://www.iitp.ac.in/acad/files/PhD_Advertisement_July_2021.pdf
Link for payment: https://www.onlinesbi.com/sbicollect/icollecthome.htm?corpID=595859
Link (should be accessed after payment):http://academic.iitp.ac.in


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