National Institute of Technology Patna Ph.D. admissions semester Jan-June 2023

Are you looking for admission to Ph.D. programs at a reputed institute in Patna? The National Institute of Technology, Patna (NITP) is accepting online applications from eligible candidates for admission to the Ph.D. programs for the Jan-June semester of 2023. Read this article to know the details like courses offered, eligibility criteria, application and selection procedure, etc.

About the Institute

National Institute of Technology Patna (NIT Patna), was formerly known as Bihar College of Engineering. It was renamed NIT Patna by the Government of India on 28th January 2004. It was established in 1886 as a public technical university by the Government of India and is a well-known Institute of National Importance. The institute is accredited by NAAC and also ranked by NIRF 2021 in Engineering. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs. Currently, NIT Patna is inviting applications for admission to the Ph.D. programs for the Semester of January to June 2023. Reservation of seats for different categories will be given as per the norms of the Government of India.

Departments offering Ph.D

  • Architecture and planning

  • Civil Engineering

  • Computer Science and Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Electronics and communication engineering

  • Mechanical engineering

  • Chemistry

  • Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Mathematics

  • Physics

  • Categories of Ph.D. Students

    There are different types of student categories for admission to the Ph.D. program. Details of major categories are as follows-

    Full-time: These students will be full-time and regular students at the institute. They will be referred to as institute fellows or research fellows. The Institute Fellow will get a fellowship from the institute while the Research Fellow will receive funding support from recognized funding agencies such as CSIR, UGC, DBT, NBHM, DST, etc.

    Sponsored and Full time: In this category, Candidates who are already in regular employment with experience can join. They must have obtained sponsorship from any academic institution, R&D organization, govt organization, and any other organization. Full Ph.D. students 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. Self-financed students will also work full-time at the institute but will not receive any assistantship/funding/fellowship from the institute.

    Part-time: In this category, the candidates who are professionally employed in an institute including NIT Patna staff can also join the Ph.D. program 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 on the mandatory coursework for a Ph.D. Permanent faculty of educational institutions fully funded by the government or maintained by a public-private partnership model can also join.

    Eligibility criteria

    Candidates should have a Master's Degree with a minimum of 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA in the respective discipline. The candidates who have a valid score in CSIR/NET/GATE/SETS are exempted from appearing in the eligibility test.

    Engineering department: The candidates must have MTech or BTech (with GATE) in relevant engineering subjects.

    Science Departments: The candidate must have a master's degree in the relevant discipline of Science (Mathematics/ Physics/ Chemistry)/B.Tech or equivalent degree/ M.Tech or equivalent degree. All candidates must have qualified in GATE/UGC/CSIR/NET (not a compulsion part-time scholars).

    Humanities: The candidate must have a master's degree in the relevant discipline of humanities. All candidates must have qualified in GATE/UGC/CSIR/NET (not a compulsion part-time scholars).

    Note- Sponsored candidates are exempted from NET/GATE scores. 5%relaxation will be given to those candidates belonging to SC/ST category.

    How to Apply

    The candidates who wish to join the Ph.D. program must visit the official website of NIT Patna and read the instructions given in the official advertisement carefully before applying. To apply online the candidate must submit their application through the online application portal.
    For registration, candidates need to provide their full name, date of birth, email address, and mobile number. After registration, the candidate must log in using login credentials to fill out the online application form. Before filling out the application form, the candidate must pay the application fee online through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Bank.

    Application Fee

    Candidates are required to pay an application fee online. Details are as follows:
    For GEN/OBC/EWS/ sponsored candidates: Rs.1500/-
    For SC /ST /PWD candidates: Rs.750/-

    List of essential Documents

    Self-attested copies of the following documents are to be submitted with the application:
  • All marksheets

  • Class 10th certificate,

  • Intermediate/ (10+2) Certificate

  • Provisional certificate / Degree Certificates and Marks Memos of the qualifying

  • Caste certificate (in case of SC/ST candidates)

  • Score card of GATE/NET

  • Note: Verification of all the original documents will be done at the time of admission as per institute rules.

    Selection Procedure

    Selection of the students for the Ph.D. program will be done based on performance in the written test and interviews. Apart from this, academic records, qualifications, and candidates' research interests as per available research areas will also be taken into consideration at the time of selection of suitable candidates. Thus, a thorough evaluation process will be followed for the final selection of the candidates.

    Important dates

    Opening date of submission of online applications: 14th November 2022
    Last date to submit online applications: 7th December 2022
    Admission test:18th December 2022
    Result of written admission test: 19th December 2022

    Contact Information

    National Institute of Technology,
    Ashok Raj path
    Patna 800005
    Bihar, India
    Tel: (0612)-237-1929,
    Fax:(0612) 2670631
    Official website:

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