(Admission Info) Indian Institute of Technology Patna: Ph.D. Admission - July 2011

IIT Patna

Indian Institute of Technology Patna: Ph.D. Admission – July 2011

Applications are invited for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme, starting in July 2011 in the following Departments. The Areas of Research at IIT Patna are as follows:

Department & Area of research:

Computer Science and Engineering: Natural language processing, Information Retrieval/ Information Extraction, Bioinformatics. Pattern Recognition, Data Mining, Multiobjective Optimization. Systems Security, Formal Verification, Database Systems. Theoretical Computer Science. Network Security, Networking. Peer-to-Peer Security, Distributed Systems, Dynamic Distributed Systems, Peer-to-Peer Computing, Grid Computing, Parallel Programming, Software Transactional Memory. Computer Security, Lightweight Cryptography. Mobile Computing, Wireless Sensor Networks. Machine Learning, Quantum Computing.

Electrical Engineering: Smart Material, Optical Network and Communication, Digital Signal Processing, Digital Image Processing, Biomedical Image Processing, RF and Microwave, VLSI Design, Wireless and Digital Communications.

Mechanical Engineering: Heat Transfer, Boiling and Condensation, Two-phase Flows, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Turbulent Flows, Flow of Granular Materials, Manufacturing, Machining of Advanced Materials, Welding Process Monitoring, Metal Forming Analysis by Finite Element Method, Micro-/nano-manufacturing, Laser Material Processing, Condition Monitoring, Composite, Smart Materials, Vibration, Vibration Control, Rotor Dynamics.

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Physical Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Computational Chemistry, Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Chemical Dynamics, Organic Chemistry, Nanocatalysis, Supramolecular Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry.

Mathematics: Algebraic Topology, Topological Graph Theory, Optimal Control, Mathematical Control Theory, Dynamical Systems, Nonlinear Functional Analysis, Number Theory, Non Linear Optimization, Multi-objective Programming, Support Vector Machines, Fuzzy Optimization, Numerical Analysis, Data Mining, Image Processing, Statistical Decision Theory and Statistical Inference, Estimation Theory, Reliability, Bayesian
Estimation, Financial Mathematics.

Physics: Experimental Condensed Matter: Multi Ferroic phenomena and applications, Renewable energy materials and devices, Nanocrystalline magnetic materials. Nanocrystalline multiferroic ceramics.
Optical Cryptography, Digital Holography, Optical Pattern Recognition, Fractional Fourier Transform: Theory and Experiment.
Theoretical Studies in Bose-Einstein condensate, Nonlinear, and Quantum Optics.

Humanities and Social Sciences: Economics: Macroeconomics, Political Economy of Globalization, Privatization & Liberalization, WTO and India; English: Indian writings in English, Contemporary Literary Theory; Linguistics: Theoretical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Language in Education, Language and Cognition; Sociology: Theoretical and Methodological Practice, Sociology of Education, Health, Migration, Globalization, Culture, and Development.

Inter-Disciplinary research: IIT Patna also encourages and promotes inter-disciplinary research. In such cases, research areas must coincide with research areas of faculty members of IIT Patna.

Category of Admission:

The Institute admits Ph.D. students under the following categories:
A student in this category works full-time for her/his PhD degree. They can be classified as
1.1 a) Institute Fellows
She/he receives assistantship from the Institute.

The qualifying Degree for Financial Support is:
1.1.1 BE/ BTech/ MSc/ MA equivalent with valid GATE score above the prescribed cut off level/ NET / NBHM/ DBT-JRF qualification.
1.1.2 ME/ MTech or equivalent.

Age Limit: Please refer Eligibility Criteria for Admission into Ph.D. Programme
1.1 b) JRF/SRF Fellows
She/he receives fellowship from any government recognized funding agencies, such as CSIR, UGC, DBT, etc.

Application Procedure:

Prescribed application form can be downloaded here (DOC format, PDF format).
Application form can also be obtained from the Assistant Registrar, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Patliputra Colony, Patna – 800 013, Bihar, on or before 25-04-2011 by ordinary post or in person. To receive application forms by post, send a request along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope (24cm x 15cm size). Request for form must be sent in an envelope superscribed with ‘Request for Ph.D. Application form’.
Filled in application forms complete with copies of mark sheets/certificates and other testimonials (both sides) and a Demand Draft for Rs.200/- for General/ OBC candidates and Rs.100/- for SC/ST/PD candidates drawn in any nationalized bank and payable at Patna in favour of IIT Patna should be sent to the Assistant Registrar, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Patliputra Colony, Patna – 800 013, Bihar, to reach on or before 29th April 2011. The words “Application for Ph.D. admission in the Department of _________” should be written on the top of the envelope for sending the completed form.
Candidates applying for more than one department should submit a separate application for each department.


  • The Institute reserves the right to call a limited number of candidates for written test or/ and interview, based on performance in GATE/NET, grades/marks in the qualifying examination, etc.

Important Dates:

  • Date of Issue of Application Forms: 23-03-2011 onwards
  • Last Date for issuing Application Forms is: 25-04-2011 (by post / in person)
  • Last Date for receipt of completed Application Forms by IIT Patna is: 29-04-2011
  • Note that the Application Form is available for downloading from 23-03-2011 to 25-04-2011
Note: The above information is not the complete set of Rules & Regulations for the Ph.D. programme of IIT Patna.
For any further information, please contact:
    Assistant Registrar, Indian Institute of Technology Patna
    Patliputra Colony, Patna – 800 013, Bihar
    Phone : +91 (621) 2552067
    Fax: +91 (612) 2277383
    Website: http://www.iitp.ac.in


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