NIT Patna Ph.D. Admission 2020: Dates, Eligibility, Admission Process

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National Institute of Technology Patna offers Ph.D. programmes in 10 different  specializations. For NIT Patna Ph.D. admissions, the basic requirement is a GATE or NET score.

Application forms will be available online on the university’s official website ( The registrations will begin in mid of April 2020 (Tentative).

Applicants will be eligible for admission to Full-Time/part-time Ph. D. Programme of the Institute and Full-time Ph.D. program under the Visvesvaraya Ph.D. scheme.

The selection process will be based upon criteria like Overall Academic Performance, Written Exam and Interview.

Ph.D. specialisations are tablulated below:

ArchitectureCivil EngineeringElectrical EngineeringComputer Science EngineeringElectronics and Communication Engineering
Mechanical EngineeringChemistryHumanities and Social SciencesMathematicsPhysics

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NIT Patna Ph.D. Application Process

All the candidates are required to fill up the application provided on the institute’s official website.

  • One must register with their email id to receive the login credentials.
  • After successfully logging in, the candidate has to fill up the application form.
  • Once registered under part Time Ph.D. program at the institute, the conversion of candidature will not be permitted.
  • The candidate will be required to upload a scanned copy of their photograph and signature.
  • The application fees should be paid online only through the Institute’s website.
  • The applicant has to pay a fee of Rs. 1500/- ( Rs. 750/- for SC/ ST)
  • After submission of the online application, the candidate should download the printed application for future reference.
  • Applicants from SC/ ST category must enclose a valid Certificate issued by a competent authority to claim relaxation in application Fee.
  • A candidate can apply for multiple departments (if s/he is eligible for that discipline) but separately.

The application number allotted to the candidates will serve as their enrollment number.

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NIT Patna Ph.D. Eligibility Criteria

For admission to any of the above-mentioned Ph.D. programs, the candidates must possess the following qualifications:

  • Masters degree or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline with at least 6.5 CGPA or 60% marks in aggregate from a recognized institute or university.
  • B. Tech/ B.E./ B. Arch or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline with at least 8.5 CGPA or 80 percent marks in aggregate from a recognized university.
  • A valid GATE/ NET/ JAM/ JEST score is mandatory.
  • One must have cleared the qualifying exam in a single attempt.
  • Relaxation of 5% will be provided to candidates belonging to the SC/ ST/PwD categories.
  • The sponsored candidates will be exempted from GATE/ NET qualification.

To be eligible for UGC NET the candidate must be:

  • A Master’s Degree holder with a minimum aggregate of 55%
  • Younger than 28 years of age to apply for the junior research fellowship.
  • There is no upper age limit to apply for Assistant Professorship.


Admission Process

Admission to the institute is made on the grounds of eligibility and the performance of the candidate in the written exam and the screening process. The admission committee of each department conducts its own screening/selection process.

The candidate has to appear for the admission test and interview separately for each of the disciplines that she/he has applied for.

The written test comprises of 100 questions, in which 6 marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 2 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Candidates will be considered for the screening process even if the result of their qualifying exam hasn’t been released yet. Such candidates can join the program provisionally.

The candidates' name with application number, will be displayed on the Institute’s website as per admission schedule.

During the interview round, the candidate’s depth of knowledge in domain/research subjects and aptitude for research will be tested.

A merit list will be prepared by the admission committee based on the Selection Interview Marks and the availability of seats.

Cut off marks for admission can not be less than 50% of full marks for Selection Interview.

The candidates are required to bring an original Photo I-Card ( Aadhaar Card, PAN Card) with a photocopy at the time of the Screening Test, where they have to pay INR. 42,950/- as admission fees.

The candidates are required to bring the following documents at the time of interview:

  • High School Certificate in the original form
  • Mark sheets of qualifying examination in original
  • Character Certificate
  • Certificate of sponsorship in the prescribed format (if applicable)
  • No. Objection certificate from parent employer (if applicable)

The candidates are required to submit the following self-verified documents at the time of interview:

  • Downloaded Application form along with the fee slip
  • Photocopy of High School Certificate
  • Photocopies of all Mark sheets
  • Certificate of sponsorship in the prescribed format
  • A photocopy of GATE/NET or equivalent scorecard (if applicable)
  • A photocopy of the certificate of Caste (if applicable)

The candidates are required to bring the following documents at the time of admission:

  • Passport size Photographs
  • Two sets of Self-attested copies of all the documents mentioned above

Visvesvaraya Ph.D. Scheme for Electronics and IT

Visvesvaraya Ph.D. scheme is offered only to those candidates who wish to pursue Ph.D. in Electronics and IT (or related field)

This Scheme provides 25% more fellowship amount than the other PhD Schemes.

The full-time Ph.D aspirants are provided with a Fellowship of ? 31,500 - ? 35,000 per month along with an annual contingency grant.

Part-time Ph.D. candidates receive a one-time incentive of ? 2,50,000/- on successful completion of the Ph.D.

Contact Details

National Institute of Technology Patna,
Ashok Rajpath,
Mahendru, Patna,
Bihar (800005),

Phone no.: 0612-2371715/ 2372715/ 2371929/ 2370419/ 2370843/ 2371930
Institute Fax no.: 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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