Defence Institute of Advanced Technology Pune Ph.D. admissions January 2024

Are you looking for admissions in PhD programs of DIAT? The Defence Institute of Advanced Technology has released the official notification for PhD 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 2024.

Courses offered

  • Aerospace Engineering

  • Metallurgical & Materials Engg

  • School of Computer Engineering and Mathematical Science

  • Applied Physics

  • Applied Chemistry

  • Electronics Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • School of Robotics

  • Technology Management

  • School of Quantum Technology

  • School of Energy & Environmental System

  • 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 criterion is a maximum of 30 years as of 1st July 2023, 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.

    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/-.

    Financial support and Grant

    Selected Ph.D. candidates who are admitted as full-time Ph.D. students (Institutional Scholarship category) will be provided financial assistance as per Institute rules. Currently, the institutional fellowship for the first two years is Rs. 37000/- and after that Rs. 42000/- up to 5 years/till the submission of the thesis, whichever is earlier. The Ph.D. students (who are provided an Institute fellowship) may also be assigned 4-6 hours per week of teaching/research assistantship for conducting tutorial or laboratory work and evaluation.

    In addition to the Ph.D. scholarship, such candidates would also be entitled to a contingency grant of Rs.15,000/- per year in accordance with the decisions of the Institute.

    Hostel facility

    There is separate hostel accommodation for boys and girls. As of now, you 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, you 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 on or before 8th December 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 examinations

  • 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: 8th Nov 2023
    Last date to submit an online application: 8th Dec 2023
    Tentative date of written/ interview exam: Last week of December 2023.
    Tentative date of commencement of program: 1st week of January 2024.

    Contact Information

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


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