Qualifying Degrees and Primary Disciplines for Admission to Ph.D/ M.Tech (Research) Programmes
The following are the minimum academic eligibility criteria to be eligible for applying to a programme. However, a higher short listing criteria (possibly different for different departments) may be set by the Department during scrutiny of applications depending on the departmental requirement, number and quality of applicants. Therefore, merely satisfying the minimum eligibility criteria does not guarantee to be called for interview and mere attending an interview does not guarantee a seat for admission.
Department Requisite Academic Qualification
Biotechnology and Medical Engineering (BM)
B.Tech (with GATE) and B.Pharm (with GPAT) OR M.Tech./ M.Pharm. (with B.Tech/B.Pharm)/M. B.B.S/MVSc.
B.Tech/M.Tech in Civil / Mining/Mechanical/Agricultural/Chemical Engineering or any relevant branch of Engineering.
B. Tech/M.Tech in Chemical / Petrochemical/ Polymer/ Environmental / Metallurgical & Materials/ Ceramic/ Mechanical/ Nanotechnology/ Biochemical/ Biotechnology/ Mining / any relevant branch of Engineering and Technology with Mathematics in +2 or M.Sc. in Chemistry/ Physics/ Materials Science with Mathematics in +2.
Ceramic Engineering (CR)
B.Tech/M.Tech in Ceramic/ Metallurgy/ Chemical / Mechanical Engg./ Nanotechnology/Biomedical Engg. Or M.Sc. in Physics / Chemistry / Materials Science/ Nano Science.
Computer Science & Engineering (CS)
B.Tech/M.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering / Electronics / Electrical Engg.
Or IT/MCA or M.Sc. in Computer Science
M.Sc. in Chemistry, Physics, or B.Tech/M.Tech in Chemical / Ceramic / Metallurgical and Materials Engg.
Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC)
B. Tech/M.Tech in Electronics / Electrical Engg./ Electronics & Communication Engineering/ Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering/ Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering/ Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering/ Electrical and Electronics Engineering /Biomedical Engg.
Electrical Engineering (EE)
B.Tech/M.Tech in Electrical / Electronics / Electrical & Electronics/ Electronics & Communication / Instrumentation Engg./ Instrumentation & Control with good GATE Score if B.Tech
Humanities and Social Sciences (HS)
M.Sc/ MA in relevant subjects or B.Tech/ M.Tech in any branch of Engineering or MBA.
Industrial Design (ID)
M.Des with any specialisation or M.E/M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering/ Manufacturing Science/ Production/ Industrial Engineering/ Computer Science/ Instrumentation or M.E/M.Tech with specialisation in Robotics/ Mechatronics/ Computer Integrated Manufacturing/CAD-CAM
Life Sciences (LS)
M.Sc. in Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Microbiology/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Bioinformatics / MBBS/ BVSc./Bio-Physics /Food Science & Technology
Mechanical Engineering (ME)
B. Tech/M.Tech in Mechanical/ Automobile/ Biomedical/ Aeronautical/ Production / Manufacturing/ Industrial/ Metallurgy/Met & Mat / Polymer / Chemical Engg/ Mechatronics.
M.Sc. in Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science/Information Technology/MCA and First class Honours or equivalent in B.Sc. withMathematics/Statistics as Honours subject.
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering (MM)
B.Tech/M.Tech in Metallurgy / Met. and Mat. / Ceramic / Chemical / Mechanical / Production / Manufacturing Engg. or M.Sc. in Physics or Chemistry.
Mining Engineering (MN)
B.E/B.Tech/M.Tech in Mining/ Civil/ Environment/ Chemical/ Electronics/ Electrical/ Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Mechanical/Metallurgical & Materials Engineering or MSc in Geology/ GeoPhysics/Environmental Science/Remote Sensing/Mathematics/Statistics/Chemistry/Physics.
School of Management (SM)
M.Tech/ B.Tech in any discipline/ M.Pharm / MBA
M.Sc . in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry (WithMathematics as a subject in B.Sc), B.Tech in any branch.
1. In addition to the minimum eligibility criteria a candidate should score above 60% of marks or 6.5 / 10 CGPA at both Metric and +2 levels, or above 70% marks or 7.5/10 CGPA in one of these twoExaminations to be eligible for admission to Ph.D. or M.Tech.(Res) programmes. Depending on the number of vacancies and no. ofapplications received, cut off marks in B.Tech./ M.Sc or equivalentexaminations may be set differently by different departments.
2. BE., B.Tech., AMIE and other recognized Memberships will be considered equivalent for the purpose of Ph.D. & M.Tech.(Res) admission.
3. For selection of Research scholars in Engineering disciplines, Students with B.Tech. degree will be given preference over students with M.Sc. degree, even if the latter has an M.Tech. Degree.
4. Students with any other relevant background may be eligible, but only with approval of Senate or Chairman, Senate on the recommendation of the Departmental Research Committee ( DRC).
5. Science students admitted to Ph.D. programme in Engineering need Mathematics in +3 level. Students without Mathematics in +3 level may be admitted under the condition that they will have toregister for 16 credits of 100 and 200 level Mathematics & ComputerScience courses (Theory and Practical) in addition to their normal course requirement, and secure at least C grade in each course.
1. There is no relaxation in academic requirement for SC/ST/OBC/OM/PH students, because the minimum academic requirements have been set to meet the basic challenges of the academic programme.
2. Students of one discipline may seek admission in a related department which will be considered on the basis of merit of the case. Selection will be made on the basis of academic record, relevance of qualification, candidate’s research interest, existing research programmes and facilities of the departments, and performance in tests and/or interviews.
Rate of Fellowship/ Assistantship
1st & 2ndyear
3rd & 4thyear
B.Tech./B. Pharm./M.Sc./MA/M. Com/MBA MCA/MBBS
[With valid GATE/NET/GPATscore only]
1st & 2ndyear
3rd, 4th & 5th year
B.Tech./ B.Pharm./ MBA/ M.Sc./ MCA/ MBBS/M.Com./M.A.[With valid GATE/ NET/GPAT score only]
Fees to be paid at the time of admission to PhD/M.Tech (Research) Programmes:
Amount to be paid at the time of admission
Admission fee (One time fee)
Rs.2500/- [ Nil for SC/ST students]
Other fees (Exam., Library, Electrical etc.
Student activity fee
Hostel Seat rent
Caution Money(Refundable if programme completed) (One time)
TOTAL ( to be paid through demand draft in favour of Director, NIT, Rourkela payable at any bank in Rourkela)
Rs.17,000/-( Rs.14500/- in case of SC/ST students)
Mess Advance (Draft to be made in favour of "Chief Warden of Halls, NIT Rourkela" payable at any bank at Rourkela)
The above fee is only for the 1st semester. For remaining semesters the approximate fee will be Rs.28,000/- per semester (Rs.25500 /- for SC/ST students) which is inclusive of Mess dues.
A. If a student is removed or he withdraws/leaves the Institute in the mid-session without completing the entire programme, all fees paid including the caution deposit will be forfeited by the institute. Mess advance may be refunded after deduction of dues, if any.
B. If a student with fellowship (Institute / project / external) withdraws/leaves the Institute in the mid-session without completing the programme, the entire amount paid to him/her towards fellowship need to be returned by the student before leaving the Institute.
Sponsored/Local Sponsored candidates:
The Institute welcomes candidates from reputed academic and R & D Institutions, as well as from Government organizations and Industry. Sponsored candidates canwork full time in the Institute or at their place of work after satisfying residential requirements, if facilities exist at their parent organization. Local sponsored applicants (working in and around Rourkela having permanently non-transferable jobs) must have enough time and flexibility in their job assignment in order to continue the programme applied for. Their working hours to be suitably adjusted in the sponsored organization so that he/she can work on his/her studies at NIT Rourkela for at least 120 days and 500 hours per semester. Sponsored candidates must have completed at least two years of continuous service in the sponsoring organization, which must be an institution of repute employing good number of engineering/science professionals. The completion of two years continuous service shall be counted on July 31 and January 31 for Autumn and Spring semester admissions respectively. Sponsored students are expected to serve their sponsoring organization on completion of their degree in NIT, for at least 3 years after completion of the academic programme.
Interested candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria may submit online application at application.nitrkl.ac.in following the instructions. Applicants are advised to (a) use Internet Explorer browser version 6.0 or above, (b) read the advertisement carefully, (c) read the instructions to fill up the online application form (d) pay application fee of Rs.500/- online from online application portal and (e) fill up and submit the online application form accordingly. Sponsored candidates are required to submit the scan copy of the sponsorship certificatewhile submitting online application.
Applicants are not required to send hard copy of the application form or any other document to NIT Rourkela. However, candidates who will be called for interview will be required to submit signed copy of the application form, a set of Xerox copies of all certificates and original sponsorship certificate (for sponsored candidates only) at the time of interview. They also need to produce original certificates from HSC onwards for verification. The same will be forward to Academic Officer by the department for record.
Important Dates for this advertisement:
Application form will be available in the Institute website for online submission
November 16, 2012 (Friday)
Application to be scrutinized
Submitted online till November 30 (Friday)
Completion of scrutiny of applications by all departments
December 5, 2012 (Wednesday)
Result of scrutiny in the website
December 10, 2012 (Monday)
December 19, 2012 (Wednesday)
Result of Interview in the website
December 26, 2012 (Wednesday)
January 03, 2013 (Thursday)
On the date of admission
Starting of Class / Research work
From the date of admission
For the departments with poor availability of research students, as well as in all other special cases, admission can be done throughout the year with the approval of the Director. Intending applicants may contact the Head of the Department or the proposed supervisor.
Applicants are required to visit the above webpage accordingly. They are also advised to book ticket in advance according to the interview and admission dates. In case they fail to qualify either in scrutiny or interview, they will cancel their ticket.
NIT Rourkela is around 8 kms away from the railway station. Applicants may hire an auto and reach the Institute. The usual rate of auto fare at present is Rs.90/-.
Accomodation for Interview:
NIT Rourkela is having Two Guest Houses (South Block and North Block) with limited number of rooms. Accommodation will be provided on payment basis subject to the availability. Interested applicants may contact in the following details for booking accommodation.
Contact Person: Dr Samir Mohanty.
For further details please contact:
Assistant Registrar (AC), NIT Rourkela:
Original Notification: (http://application.nitrkl.ac.in/Advertisement/2012-13-Spring/PG_Advertisement_PHD.pdf)