Indian Institute of Technology,
PhD Admission - July 2012
Applications are invited for admission to the Doctor of
Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme, starting in July 2012 in the following
Departments. The areas of research in IIT Patna are as follows:
Computer Science and Engineering
Humanities and Social Sciences
Category of Admission:
Regular and Full-Time
A student in this category works full-time for her/his PhD degree. They can
be classified as
a) Institute Fellows
She/he receives assistantship from the Institute. The qualifying Degree for
Financial Support is:
- BE/ BTech/ MSc/ MA equivalent with valid GATE score above the prescribed
cut off level/ NET /
NBHM/ DBT-JRF qualification.
- ME/ MTech or equivalent.
Age Limit: Please refer Eligibility Criteria for Admission into Ph.D.
b) JRF/SRF Fellows
She/he receives fellowship from any Government recognized funding agencies, such
as CSIR, UGC, DBT, etc.
Sponsored (Full -Time)
- A student in this category is sponsored by a recognized R&D
organization, academic institution, government organization or industry for
doing research in the Institute on a full-time basis. The Institute does not
provide any assistantship/fellowship to such a student.
- Candidate in Sponsored category must be a regular employee of the
sponsoring organization with at least one year of professional experience in
the respective field.
This category refers to a student who is working on a
sponsored project in the Institute and is admitted to the PhD Programme to work
on a full-time or part-time basis. The remaining duration of the project at the
time of admission should be at least two years. If the project gets completed
before the student completes her/his PhD Programme, her/his category will be
converted to that of SELF-FINANCED unless she/he is granted an
assistantship/fellowship from the Institute or any other agency.
Employed & Part-Time
- A student in this category is a professionally employed person
(including the staff of IIT Patna), who pursues the PhD Programme while
continuing the duties of her/his service. The Institute does not provide any
assistantship/fellowship to such a student. PhD students registered in
Employed and Part time category, the minimum residential requirement is one
or two semester(s) depending on the completion of mandatory course work
required for PhD students by the respective departments.
- Candidate in Employed and Part-time categories must be a regular
employee of the sponsoring organization with at least one year of
professional experience in the respective field.
Distance requirement: The candidate must reside within 50 km radius
from IIT Patna.
In all the disciplines, the upper age limit is 28 years (B.Tech./B.E./M.Sc./MA/MCA/MBA)
and 32 years
(M.Tech./M.E./M.S./M.Phil.) to be calculated from 30-04-2012 and is applicable
only for candidates
applying in Regular and Full time category (Institute Fellows). Upper age is
relaxed upto 05 years in case of
candidate belonging to Schedule Castes/Schedule Tribes, Women, Physically
Handicapped, and OBC
PhD in Engineering
For admission to the PhD Programme in Engineering Department, a candidate must
satisfy one of the
- Candidates having M.Tech./M.E. degree in a Engineering/Technology, with a
minimum CPI of 6.5 or
60% of marks.
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology (from any Institute other than