BIT Mesra PhD 2024 Admission

BIT Mesra PhD 2024 Admission Spring, Academic Year 2023-24 Ph.D. Program, Apply Online

Eligibility Criteria

Common Eligibility Criteria: Candidates with the following qualifications shall be eligible for admission to the Ph.D. Program of the Institute:

  • Possessing M.Tech. / M.E. / M.Sc. (Engg.) / M.Arch. / M.Pharm. / M.S.(Pharm.)(only from NIPERs)/ M.Sc.(Pharm) / M. Plan./ M.Sc./ MCA / MBA or equivalent Degree in the relevant branch from a recognized University/Institute with a minimum of 60% marks or 6.0 CGPA on a ten-point scale in the qualifying examination are eligible to apply for admission in the relevant departments. Candidates appearing in the final semester may also apply; however, they may have to produce the Final Degree and Marksheet latest by the date of declaration of results.
  • Possessing B.Tech./B.E./B.Sc. (Engg.)/B.Pharm/B.Arch./B.Plan. or equivalent Degree in the relevant branch from a recognized University/Institute with a minimum of 80% marks or 8.0 CGPA on a ten-point scale in the qualifying examination and a valid GATE/GPAT score with a minimum of 80 percentile are eligible to apply for admission in the departments as per their Specialization.

Note: In this case, the candidates need to pass in more numbers of qualifying Pre-PhD papers. For details, refer to Section

9.1 of Ph.D. Regulation 2018.

Sponsored candidates must have a minimum of two years of professional work experience, in addition to the eligibility criteria (a or b). In addition, sponsored candidates should have valid sponsorship for at least three years.


Eligibility criteria will be relaxed by 5% marks for SC / ST candidates.


  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Institute is mandatory for employees of the Institute, which shall be obtained before appearing at the admission test for the Ph.D. program.
  • Employees from other organizations shall produce NOC from his/her respective employers before the payment of admission fees.
  • In the case of the candidates with another grade point scale, the decision of the equivalence made by the assigned committee of the Institute shall be final.

Departments offering Ph.D. Program:

    1. Architecture & Planning
    2. Bio-Engineering & Biotechnology
      • Disciplines – Biotechnology and Bio-Medical Engineering
    3. Chemical Engineering
      • Disciplines – Chemical Engineering, Polymer Engineering and Food Technology
    4. Chemistry
    5. Civil & Environmental Engineering
      • Disciplines – Civil Engineering and Environmental Science
    6. Computer Science & Engineering
    7. Center for Quantitative Economics and Data Science
      • Discipline: Data Science, Mathematics and Statistics 
    8. Electrical & Electronics Engineering
    9. Electronics & Communication Engineering
    10. Management
      • Discipline – Management, and Hospitality & Tourism Management
    11. Mathematics
    12. Mechanical Engineering
    13. Pharmaceutical Science & Technology
    14. Physics
    15. Production & Industrial Engineering
    16. Remote Sensing
    17. Space Engineering & Rocketry

Departments Offering Specialization:

Department Specialization
Bio-Engineering & Biotechnology Agriculture & Plant Biotechnology; Animal & Plant Tissue Culture; Biofuel Production; Bioinformatics; Bioprocess Engineering; Biosensor & Nano-biotechnology; Down Stream Processing; Environmental Biotechnology; Industrial Biotechnology; Medicinal Plant; Microbial Resources; Microbial Biotransformation; Value Addition to Biomass & Waste Materials; Biosignal Analysis; Biomedical Instrumentation; Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare; Systems Biology
Chemistry Biomimetic Coordination Chemistry, Renewable Energy, and Computational Drug Design & Molecular Modeling, Organic-Medicinal Chemistry and Hydrogen fuel production and storage applications.


Specializations Offered by Departments

Important Instructions: Before applying for the program, please refer to the eligibility criteria. Please mention the name of the campus (main/Off-campus) preferred. Apply for one department only.

How to Apply: To fill the online application form, click on the link “APPLY ONLINE” to register for the program and create a password for the application process. Do not share the password with anybody. Eligible candidates must complete and submit the application form online only [link available on the Institute website]. Pay the application fee of Rs.1,500/- (General / OBC candidates) and Rs.1,000/- (SC/ST candidates) through the Online Payment Gateway (candidates may use Net banking / Debit card / Credit card of any nationalized bank) till the last date of the application process. Note: Fees once remitted shall not be refunded under any circumstances.

Selection Procedures: Provisional selection for the Ph.D. Program will be based on the performance of the applicants in Written Test, Academic Performance, and Interview.

Note: Up to 20% of the selected candidates for admission to the respective Department may be allotted to Part-Time candidates depending upon their position in the merit list. However, in the departments such as Management and Architecture & Planning, the number of selected part-time candidates may be more than 20% and shall be decided by an appropriate committee.

Schedule For Written Test & Interview:

  • Written Test Date: 06.12.2023 [Wednesday]
    • Venue: Main Campus at BIT Mesra
    • Reporting Time: 10:00 AM
    • Written Test Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM IST (2-hour duration)
    • Pattern of Question: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
    • Total Marks: 100 (Full marks for each correct answer).
    • There will be no negative marking.
  • Selection to Ph.D. will be a two-stage process:
    • Ph.D. Written Test (WT) and
    • Personal Interview (PI).
  • The written test for the Ph.D. Program shall be multiple choice types of questions for 100 marks (50 marks of Aptitude Test and 50 marks of Subject Specific Test) of Two hours duration. The type of multiple-choice types of questions will follow the sample pattern of NET and GATE/GPAT. There will be no negative marking.
  • Interview: [Qualified / eligible candidates of written test will be shortlisted for the interview].
    • The interview of the candidates who are shortlisted/exempted from the written test will be conducted as per the schedule given below:
      • Date of Interview: 06.12.2023 [Wednesday]
      • Reporting Time: 3:00 PM Onwards at the department concerned / applied
  • Exemption From the Written Test:
    • Those with UGC-CSIR-JRF/DBT-JRF/ICMR-JRF/GATE/NET-JRF and all other similar all India fellowships based written test for Ph.D. admission may be exempted from the Written Test, but the candidate has to appear in the interview.
    • Note: Candidates who are not opting for Institute PhD Entrance Written Test will not be entitled to get any kind of financial assistance from the Institute.

Documents Required: Candidates are advised to carry the following documents in original during reporting for an interview along with a set of photocopies of the same.

  • Pass certificate and Marksheet of Class 10 (bearing date of birth)
  • Marksheet of Class 12 / Intermediate or equivalent
  • Certificate and Marksheets of Graduation
  • Certificate and Marksheets of Post-graduation
  • College Leaving Certificate
  • Migration Certificate
  • Candidates with qualifications acquired through correspondence or distance-learning programs are eligible only if (a) they acquired such qualifications as working professionals / while in employment, (b) the programs are recognized by the DEC- UGC-AICTE or MHRD, (c) they have passed the qualifying examination at the time of applying, with the minimum requisite marks as given in eligibility criteria.
    • They must enclose photocopies of
      • work experience certificate
      • pass certificate and marksheets of qualifying examination
      • proof of the program recognized by the DEC-UGC-AICTE or MHRD in the letterhead of the Institute/College /University, with their application.
  • UGC-CSIR/DBT/BINC/ICMR-JRF and all other similar all India fellowships based on a written test for pursuing Ph.D. Admit card and Score card (if applicable)
  • Caste certificate / special category certificate (if applicable) in proper format, signed by an appropriate authority of rank not less than SDO.
  • Sponsorship letter, NOC, Experience Certificate, and Facilities available to carry out the research work at their place of working (if applicable) for Sponsored / Part-Time candidates.
  • The Admission Office / concerned Departments may not undertake a detailed scrutiny of applications before verification of documents, and shortlisted applicants will appear in the Test on a purely provisional basis, subject to their eligibility being verified at the time of interviews. Merely being allowed to appear in the Test will not be considered as a ground for being eligible for admission to the Ph.D. program.

Important Dates (Tentative):

Event Date
Filling of Online Application Form Commence From 15.10.2023
Last Date to Apply Online 18.11.2023
Display of Shortlisted Applicants for Test 25.11.2023
Ph.D. Written Test and Interview of Shortlisted Applicants 06.12.2023
Declaration of Result 11.12.2023



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