VNIT Nagpur PhD admissions 2022 application process and entrance examination

VNIT Nagpur offers 3-year Ph.D. courses in various streams like Engineering or Technology, Architecture and Planning, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Basic Sciences. This article gives details of the application process.


Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur is one of the reputed educational institutes and offers various educational courses (B.Tech, M.Tech, B.Arch, M.Sc. etc) to eligible candidates. It also offers PhD courses to the eligible candidates in various streams like Engineering or Technology, Architecture and Planning, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Basic Sciences.

Ph.D. Admission 2021

The last date for submitting the application for admission to Ph.D. program is 23.11.2021 and those candidates who have decided to apply for it at the eleventh hour can still avail the opportunity and apply for the same.


The following criterion is considered for the evaluation of the candidates for assessing the eligibility for consideration for appearing in the written test and interview for the Ph.D. course in this institution-
Candidates having an M.E. or M.Tech degree with a minimum of 7.0 CGPA or 65% marks or the candidates having acquired 8.5 CGPA or 80% marks in their B.E. or B.Tech degree are eligible to apply.

Course fee

The institute charges fee of Rs 34800 for the first year of the Ph.D. program.

How to apply

The interested candidates have to visit the official website of the institute and download the application form for the Ph.D. program. The application form is to be duly filled giving all the personal and educational details of the candidate and then attaching with it the candidate's photograph and all the relevant copies of the educational certificates conforming to the eligibility criterion. The candidate should take due care in mentioning the personal mobile number and email address in the application form as that is crucial for any communication to be done with him. The candidate should also keep all the original educational credentials (UG/PG degrees and mark sheets, Aadhar card, GATE or UGC NET or CSIR NET scores etc) ready in case he is called for a counselling session immediately after the successful completion of the written test and interview.

There should not be any deviation between the original educational certificates of the candidate and the information provided by him in the application form. The application fee of Rs 500 is to be paid through online mode of SBI (State Bank of India) and the receipt for same is to be enclosed with the duly filled-in application form.

The completed application form in all respect with all the relevant documents along with it is to be sent by post to the following address of the institute -
Dy Registrar (Academic)
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT)
South Ambazari Road
Nagpur - 440010.

Selection criterion

The candidates will be shortlisted for the written test and interview based on the basic eligibility criterion and also the score in GATE or UGC NET or CSIR NET exams.

Important dates

  • Last date for submitting the application - 23.11.2021
  • Display of list of eligible candidates in the institute website - 03.12.2021
  • Written test - 13.12.2021
  • Interview of shortlisted candidates - 13.12.2021/14.12.2021
  • Provisional list display of selected candidates - 16.12.2021
  • Payment of fees and admission reporting - 18.12.2021 to 27.12.2021
  • Registration of courses - 28.12.2021 to 03.01.2022
  • Commencement of course - 03.01.2022

Contact information

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT),
South Ambazari Road, Nagpur, Maharashtra - 440010.
Phone: 0712-2801370, 2801361
Fax: 0712-2802200, 2223230

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