Ph.D. Admission – December 2017
Applications are invited for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme, starting in December 2017 in the following Departments. The areas of research in IIT Patna are as follows:
Organic Chemistry, Carbohydrate Chemistry, Gas Phase Molecular Spectroscopy, Computational Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry: Reaction dynamics and Spectroscopy,Theory and Molecular Simulation of Liquid. Biochemistry, Biophysical Chemistry Bioorganic Chemistry, DNA Nanotechnology, Coordination driven self-assembly and supramolecular chemistry, Polymer chemistry (synthesis/characterization and applications). Green Polymer Synthesis, Polymer Bioconjugates and Nanomaterials, Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Solid state and Materials Chemistry
Category of Admission:
The Institute admits Ph.D. students under the following categories:
1.1 REGULAR and FULL-TIME
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/ M.Sc./MCA equivalent with valid GATE score above the prescribed cut off level/ NET / NBHM/ DBT-JRF qualification.
1.1.2 ME/ M.Tech. 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, NBHM, DST (INSPIRE programme), etc.
A student in this category is sponsored by a recognized industrial R&D organization, academic institution (universities/colleges), government organization (defence or other ministries of the Government of India or any other government organizations including PSUs and autonomous bodies) or reputed industries (as may be recognized by this Institute) for doing research in the Institute.
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 (of repute) with a minimum of two-year job experience in the respective field. A student in this category is therefore a professionally employed person, who pursues PhD while continuing the duties of her/his service. An intending sponsored candidate must submit his/her application in prescribed format (online generated) for admission through his/her employer, who will forward the same to the Institute with suitable endorsement.
A sponsored candidate selected for admission shall be required, at the time of joining the Institute, to produce certificate in the prescribed form from the employers to the effect: (i) that she/he has been officially released from her/his duties for purpose of joining the PhD program and has been granted leave for the required period; (ii) that her/his services shall be retained with the employer. In the case of a sponsored candidate admitted as such to the Ph.D. program, 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.
1.3 PROJECT STAFF
This category refers to a student who as a project staff is working on a sponsored project (registered in R&D Unit, IIT Patna). The said project staff is eligible to be admitted in the PhD Program (of this Institute) to work on a full-time basis. The minimum remaining duration of the project at the time of admission as well as tenure of the project employee should be at least 2 years from the date of joining the Ph.D. program.
If the project gets completed before the student completes her/his PhD, her/his category will no longer be that of Project Staff.
A project staff intending to join the PhD program of IIT Patna must submit her/his application in prescribed form (online generated) for admission through Principal Investigator, Head of the Department and Associate Dean R&D with suitable endorsement.
Minimum Eligibility Criteria for Admission in to Ph.D. Programme:
In all the disciplines, the upper age limit is 28 years (B.Tech./B.E./M.Sc./MA/MCA/MBA/PGDM) and 32 years (M.Tech./M.E./M.S./M.Phil.) to be calculated from the last date for receiving the application form (Printed and Signed version, 03.11.2017) and is applicable only for candidates applying in Regular and Full time category. Upper age is relaxed up to 05 years in case of candidate belonging to Schedule Castes/Schedule Tribes, Women, Physically Handicapped and OBC applicants.
A.1 PhD in Engineering
For admission to the PhD Programme in Engineering Department, a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:
A.1.1 Candidates having M.Tech./M.E. degree in a Engineering/Technology, with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.
A.1.2 Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.
A.1.3. Master’s degree in Science in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.
A.2 Ph.D in Science
For admission to the PhD Programme in Science departments, a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:
A.2.1 M. Phil. or Master’s degree in Science in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.
A.2.2 Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.
A.2.3 Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.
A.3 PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences
For admission to the PhD Programme in the department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:
A.3.1 M. Phil. or Master’s degree in Arts/Commerce/Science/Management in a relevant area with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent.
A.3.2 Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Design in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% marks.
A.3.3 Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.
Direct Admission (Waiver of Written Test):
For candidates in Sciences, Engineering &Technology:
The Institute may admit exceptionally bright students and Full-time (Institute Fellows) directly (i.e., without written test) into the Ph.D. program.
Eligible candidates meeting one of the following criteria may be considered for a waiver of the written test:
- B.Tech. from the IITs, graduated within the last five years, with a degree in the respective discipline with a CPI/CGPA of 8/10 and above.
- Masters from the IITs/IISc, graduated within the last five years, with a degree in the respective discipline with a CPI/CGPA of 8.5/10 and above.
Further relaxation criteria and requirements if any would be decided by the Department and applied after approval by the Chairman, Senate.
Such a candidate has to apply online. Additionally, an application must be sent with supporting documents to the Assistant Registrar, Academics.
There would be no admission in direct admission category in Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Candidates are requested to use the following link to fill and submit application form online.
For December 2017 admission in one of the Departments, the online link will remain active till, 27.10.2017 Please login and fill up all the parts of the application form. Follow the instructions given in the document “Instructions to Candidates”. At the end a final PDF will be generated. You can download it from your registered email address or from your application page.
The application fee of Rs. 300/- for General/OBC (Male) candidates and Rs. 150/- for SC/ST/PD/Female (all categories) candidates must be submitted through online mode.
Candidates are requested to use the following link to submit application fee online.
You are requested to send final submitted application generated online duly signed along with self attested copies of mark sheets & certificates (from class X to highest degree obtained/appeared), caste certificate (if applicable), GATE /NET/Relevant certificate related to any fellowship, experience certificate and other testimonials (both sides) and e-receipt of online payment to the following address “The Assistant Registrar(Academics), Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Bihta, Kanpa Road, District – Patna, Bihar , PIN – 801106” to reach on or before 03.11.2017.
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 for Application in Departments:
Start Date of On-line Application: 09.10.2017
Last Date of On-line Application: 27.10.2017
Last Date for receipt of completed Application Forms by IIT Patna is: 03.11.2017
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
The Assistant Registrar (Academics),
Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Bihta,
Kanpa Road, District – Patna, Bihar,
PIN – 801106
Email – [email protected], [email protected]
Phone : +91 (612) 3028240/3028697