Defence Institute of Advanced Technology Ph.D. admissions Jan 2023

Are you looking for admissions for Ph.D. programs of DIAT? The defense institute of advanced technology has released the official notification for Ph.D. admissions. Read this article to know details regarding eligibility criteria, admission process, selection procedure, etc.

About Institute

Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) is a premier engineering training institute under the Department of Defence Research & Development, Ministry of Defence, Government of India. It is a Deemed a university and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council and the National Board of Accreditation. The Department of DIAT has invited applications from bright and research-oriented students for admission to the Ph.D. programs for the Jan session 2023.

Courses offered

  • Aerospace Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Electronics Engineering

  • School of CSE&DS

  • Applied Physics

  • Applied Chemistry

  • Metallurgical

  • Materials Engg

  • Eligibility Criteria

  • Educational Qualification: The candidate should have a Master of Engineering/Master of Technology (or equivalent) for pursuing a Ph.D. in Engineering/Science, and a Master in Science (M.Sc. or equivalent) for pursuing a Ph.D. in Science. In the relevant qualifying degree, the candidate should have a minimum of 55% marks (or equivalent CGPA/DGPA) which may be relaxed by 5% if they are applying through the SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/PWD category.

  • Age limit: The age criteria are maximum of 30 years as of 1st July 2021, which will be relaxed as per the Central Govt. norms for those applying in the SC, ST, OBC, and PH categories.

  • Also, the following candidates are eligible to apply for a DIAT Ph.D. program-
  • A candidate who is a recipient of a National Doctoral Fellowship or other fellowships from a government or semi-government organization, such as the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Dept. of Biotechnology (DBT), University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), etc.

  • A candidate who has qualified in a national level test such as CSIR/UGC NET, Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE), Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship, NBHM, etc.

  • Course fee

    Fee for institutional scholarship enrolled candidates: Once selected for a DIAT Ph.D. program, on joining itself you are required to pay a fee of Rs. 31,000/- per semester (for General and OBC category candidates). The fee is Rs. 18,000/- for SC and ST category candidates. You must also pay a caution deposit of Rs.10,000/-. There may be additional fees up to submitting the Ph.D. thesis.
    Fee for MoD-sponsored (DRDO) candidates: The semester fee is Rs. 50,000/- per semester, to be paid on joining.

    Fee for self-sponsored (Service Officers) candidates: The semester fee is Rs. 15,000/- per semester for General and OBC category candidates, and Rs. 10,000/- for SC and ST category candidates, to be paid on joining along with a caution deposit of Rs.10,000/-.

    Financial support and Grant

    Candidates can avail of Fellowships and if selected, they are required to provide support in research work as well as teaching activities every week for a maximum of 10 hours alongside other responsibilities. Once admitted to a Ph.D. program, they will receive a contingency grant, which is Rs.15,000/- per year for the current academic year.

    Hostel fees

    There is separate hostel accommodation for boys and girls. As of now, students have to pay a monthly charge of Rs.7000/- for boarding and lodging (this may be revised) and mess facilities are also available on payment of the same. To avail of hostel accommodation, they need to pay Rs. 40,000/- in advance as a deposit at the start of every semester, and a security deposit of Rs.10,000/- has also to be paid at the hostel office.

    How to Apply

    Interested and eligible candidates should download the application form from the official website of DIAT. Candidates have to send the filled-in application form along with self-attested photocopies of the documents and the original Demand draft drawn in favor of the Vice Chancellor, DIAT, Pune, payable at Pune-411025. The filled-in application form in the prescribed proforma has to be forwarded in a sealed envelope, marked as "Application for Admission to Ph.D. Programme in the Department / School of ______" to the Joint Registrar (Academics), Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Girinagar, Pune 411025 along with the DD/online generated receipt and self-certified copies of mark lists, certificates, and other testimonials. These documents should reach DIAT latest by on or before 13th Jan 2023. Postal delays will not be entertained. Candidates seeking admission to more than one Department need to apply separately.

    Application Fee

    A non-refundable application fee is to be paid by the candidate. Fees can be paid either online or offline. Fee details are as follows-
    For the general category candidates: Rs.500/-
    For reserved category (SC/ST) and women candidates: Rs. 250/-.

    List of essential documents

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

  • 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)

  • Scorecard 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, followed by personal 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 application: 22 Dec 2023.
    Last date to submit an online application: 13th Jan 2023.
    Tentative date of written/ interview exam: 24th Jan 2023.
    Tentative date of commencement of program: 4th week of Jan 2023.

    Contact Information

    Defence Institute of Advanced Technology , Girinagar,
    Ph. no: 020 -24304424/4425/4025


    Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao06 Feb 2023 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 7

    Initially, this institute was called the Institute of Armament Technology (IAT). Only defence personnel were allowed to join and study here by applying for study leave under the qualification improvement programme. The institute was providing knowledge to the defence personnel that will be helpful for their career development. They were inviting various industry professionals to give lectures to the defence staff. Later on, it was given the deemed university status and general candidates were also allowed to join the institute. Today the institute is having two wings. One is exclusively for training the service personnel. The other one is for all, defence personnel as well as others.

    The specialty of this institute is the seminars and workshops that are conducted by senior scientists from various Defence R & D laboratories. These will help the students to interact with senior scientists and to get clarifications from them.

    I am fortunate to have had some association with this university. I was a Board of Studies member in the applied chemistry department of this institute and I have participated as a resource person in some QIP programs and seminars.

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