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NIT Patna Ph.D. Admission 2019: Courses, Placement, Cut Off, Fees

Updated On - March 28th 2019

National Institute of Technology Patna is the 18th National Institute of Technology created by the Ministry of H.R.D. The Institute is organized into six engineering and an architecture department along with individual departments for physics, chemistry, mathematics and humanities. Institute offers 7 under-graduate and 11 post-graduate courses. Currently 3000 students are enrolled in it.

NIT Patna Ph.D. admissions in various departments such as Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering. Following are the departments and their specializations along with seat intake of each:

DepartmentsArea of SpecializationSeat Intake
ArchitectureRural/ Urban/ Metropolitan planning, architecture conservation, remote sensing & GIS, Disaster Resistant architecture & Sustainable development, transportation & infrastructure planning, building science & technology/ Construction management4
Civil EngineeringStructural engineering, transportation engineering, water resource engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering21
Computer science & engineering and Information TechnologyData networking, e-learning systems, database systems, semantic web, adhoc & sensor network, digital forensic, social networks, data mining, big data analytics, software engineering, high performance computing algorithms, computational geometry, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, information security, cloud computing, natural language processing10
Electrical EngineeringPower system, control system, power electronics, electric drives control5
Electronics & communication engineeringOptical Communication & Photonics, Microelectronics & VLSI Circuit Design, Signal Processing, Wireless Communication, Microwave and millimeter-wave antennas & circuits13
Mechanical engineeringThermal & Fluid Engineering, Manufacturing Process and Industrial Engineering, CAD/CAM & Robotics11
ChemistryPhysical, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry9
Humanities and social scienceEnglish, Economics, Psychology and Human Resource Management5
MathematicsTopological group, modern algebra, numerical analysis, group theory, theory of reliability, hydro-mechanics, solid mechanics, partial differential equations8
PhysicsSolid state physics, few body systems in nuclear physics13

For Ph.D. Admissions:

  • The basic requirement is a valid GATE or NET score.
  • Application process is completely online.
  • Application fee must be made through Demand Draft.
  • Selection of candidates will be based on three aspects i.e. overall academic performance, written exam and Interview.

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  • Mode of Application



    15th Feb, 2019 - 27th Apr, 2019

Important Dates

M.Phil/Ph.D in Architecture
Advertisement / Issuance of Notification 15th Feb, 2019
Registration 23rd Mar - 03rd Apr , 2019
Date of Entrance Examination 18th Apr, 2019
Announcement of Results 18th Apr, 2019
Interview 19th - 20th Apr, 2019
Merit ist of selected candidates 27th Apr, 2019

NIT Patna Ph.D. Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility set up are as follows:

  • MTech./ ME/ M.Arch. or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with at least 6.5 CGPA or 60 percent marks in aggregate from a recognized technical institute or university.
  • M.Sc./ M.Com./ MBA/ PGDBM/ PGDM/ MA or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with at least 6.0 CGPA or 55% marks from a recognized institute.
  • B.Tech/ BE/ B.Arch or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with at least 8.5 CGPA or 80% marks in aggregate from a recognized institute.
  • A valid GATE score/ NET qualification is mandatory.
  • Candidates having their own fellowship from CSIR/ UGC/ DST/ DRDO/ other relevant national funding agencies obtained through NET or equivalent national examination may be exempted from the written examination and may be directly called for Interview.
  • Minimum CGPA/ Marks will be relaxed by 0.5 CGPA or 5% in case of SC/ ST category candidates.

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NIT Patna Ph.D. Application Process

Candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Application form will be available online on the official website of university. the steps of application process are as follows:

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on ‘Admission’ tab and further on ‘Ph.D. Admission’ link.
  • A registration window will appear. Candidate need to fill this form with basic information.
  • Login credential will be provided on registered email id and mobile number.
  • Login again with the credentials and fill the application form with all the required details.
  • Upload the scanned copy of photograph and signature and preview the filled in form.
  • After previewing, submit the application form.
  • Take printout of filled in application form and attach relevant documents along with DD and send it at

Assistant Registrar (Academics)

National Institute of Technology Patna

Ashok Rajpath, PATNA-800005 (Bihar)

Required Documents

Documents need to be attached along with the printout of filled in application form. The list of documents is as follows:

  • Photocopy of High School Certificate
  • Photocopies of all Marksheets
  • Certificate of sponsorship in the prescribed format, if applicable
  • Photocopy of GATE/ NET or equivalent score card
  • Photocopy of Caste certificate, if applicable

Application Fee

Candidates need to pay the application fee of INR 1500 for General/ OBC/ Sponsored category. For SC/ ST/ PH category candidates, application fee is INR 750. Fee must be paid through Demand Draft drawn in favor of NIT Patna, Payable at Patna.

NIT Patna Ph.D. Selection Process

Selection of candidates will be done on basis of merit. Merit will be decided on overall academic performance, written examination followed by an Interview. Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria will be selected for entrance exam and interview. Written test will have 100 multiple choice questions having 6 marks each. For each wrong answer, 2 marks will be deducted.

Weightage DetailsFor Master’s DegreeFor Bachelor’s Degree
Overall academic performance (Matriculation, Intermediate, Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree)30%30%
Written Test60%60%

NIT Patna Contact Details

In case of any query or doubt, kindly contact at:

National Institute of Technology Patna,

Ashok Rajpath,

Mahendru, Patna,

Bihar (800005), India
Phone nos.: 0612-2371715/ 2372715/ 2371929/ 2370419/ 2370843/ 2371930
Institute Fax nos.: 0612-2670631, 0612-2660480

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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