National Institute of Technology - [NIT], South Sikkim - Ph.D

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Ph.D

Full Time
23,200FIRST YEAR FEES
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Duration3 Years
Course typeDegree
PlaceOn Campus
Type of courseDoctorate/M.Phil

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    Course Description

    Latest Updates: NIT Sikkim is inviting the B.Tech students, who have been allotted seats at the institute through JoSSA counselling, to submit the mandatory documents during Online Institute Reporting and Admission 2020-21. The online institute reporting began on November 16, 2020. Read More. Additionally, the students are also required to pay the 1st Semester fees during the online reporting till November 21, 2020. The official notice also states that if any document is not available during the time of online reporting, the student shall submit those documents by January 15, 2021. Also, the GATE exam form correction window is reopened for M.Tech candidates. Read More

    Important Dates

    Event Date
    Commencement of Online Reporting Session for B.Tech admissions November 16, 2020
    Last Date of Online Reporting November 21, 2020
    Last Date to Submit 1st Semester Fees November 21, 2020
    Last Date to Submit the remaining documents January 15, 2020
    Commencement of Classes To be notified

    National Institute of Technology (NIT), Sikkim offers full-time and part time Ph.D program for the duration of 2 to 5 years in the field of Engineering and Humanities & Social Science. The course is offered in a total of 8 disciplines.

    • Generally, the course duration is 2-5 years but can be extended to a period of 7 years.
    • The minimum requirement to apply for Ph.D. Program at NIT is a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree.
    • The institute also accepts entrance exams for specific category candidates.
    • Seats are reserved in PhD programs as per govt norms.

    NIT, Sikkim PhD Eligibility Criteria

    Candidates who wish to seek admission for the Ph.D program of NIT Sikkim shall fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

    • For Ph.D in Engineering: Bachelor’s and Master’s degree with a minimum of 65% aggregate marks or 7.0 CGPA in M.Tech in relevant discipline of Engineering and Technology, or, a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 80% aggregate marks or 8.5 CGPA in relevant discipline of Engineering and Technology from IIT, NIT, IIIT or other CFTIs. Must have qualified GATE/ NET exams.
    • For Ph.D in Basic Science and English: A Master’s degree with a minimum 55% aggregate marks or equivalent 6.0 CGPA in relevant discipline of Science.
    • A relaxation of 5% in the aggregate marks or 0.5 in CGPA is provided to SC/ ST candidates.
    • Those who are appearing in the last semester examination of their qualifying degree are also eligible to apply.
    • Candidates who are applying through the Research Fellow category under sponsored shall be eligible according to the minimum requirement of the funding agency.
    • Applicants for the Part-time Ph.D program shall have a minimum of one year of teaching, research, or industry experience.

    NIT, Sikkim Ph.D Admission Guidelines

    The selection criteria for admissions to the Ph.D program of the institute are based on the GATE or NET scores and further Interview and written test. 

    • Candidates can follow the steps below to apply for PhD courses at NIT Sikkim:
    1. Visit the NIT Sikkim official website.
    2. Download the application form available on the homepage.
    3. Fill in the application form thoroughly. Any incomplete or wrong application form will not be considered by the institute.
    4. Candidates are required to submit the signed application form along with all self-attested necessary documents mentioned below:
      1. Proof of Date of Birth
      2. 10th and 12th mark sheets
      3. Masters and Graduation Degree mark sheets.
      4. 10th,12th, Graduation, and Master’s Degree Passing Certificate
      5. Character Certificate issued by the Head of the Institution/ Department last attended
      6. Statement of Purpose indicating the type of Research Work to be carried out by the candidate.
      7. GATE/NET qualification certificate.
      8. Work Experience Certificate, in any
      9. Aadhaar Card
      10. PAN Card
      11. Two recent passport-size colored photographs
      12. Research Paper Submitted (if any)
    5. Demand Draft of INR 500 (INR 100 for SC/ ST candidates) in favor of “Director, NIT Sikkim” payable at Ravangla must reach the following address:

    Dean, Academic Affairs

    National Institute of Technology Sikkim

    Ravangla, South Sikkim - 737 139

    Sikkim, India 

    1. Candidates should mention the subject “Application for Admission in Ph.D. in (Department/Discipline), Programme category” on the envelope.
    2. Additionally, the candidates are also requested to send an email on the official ID of the institute which shall have the scan copies of the filled application form along with the supporting documents, and demand draft.
    • The first selection for the admissions to the Ph.D. program of NIT will be based on the marks obtained in GATE or NET or Written Test conducted by the Institute.
    • The institute will display the list of shortlisted candidates along with their examination and interview schedule and venue on the NIT Sikkim official website.
    • Candidates are also required to bring the original documents which have been submitted during the submission of the application form for verification purpose.
    • The final Selection of the candidate’s to the NIT Ph.D. program will be based on their GATE/ NET scores, performance in the written ability test, and personal interview.

    Read More: NIT Sikkim Admission

    NIT, Sikkim Ph.D Course Details

    NIT Sikkim offers full time and part-time Ph.D in the field of Engineering, Humanities & Natural Sciences. Tabulated below are the details of Specializations offered in Ph.D program of NIT Sikkim:

    Departments Specializations
    Department of Engineering Computer Science and Engineering
    Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    Electronics and Communication Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    Department of Basic Sciences and Humanities Chemistry
    Mathematics
    Physics
    English

    Categories of Admission: Ph.D program at NIT Sikkim is offered in below mentioned three categories:

    • Institute Research Fellow
    • Research Fellow under a sponsored project funded by Government agencies, organizations, etc.
    • Research Fellow under a collaborative research program between NIT Sikkim and other Government Universities/ Institutes / R&D organizations in India or abroad. OR Faculty members working at NIT Sikkim.

    Course Duration: NIT Sikkim offers a full-time Ph.D program for the duration of two to five years. However, the candidates can be given an additional time of one year at a time for submission of his/her thesis without fellowship. Additionally, the institute also offers a part-time Ph.D. program and the students who have applied for the part-time program can submit their thesis within 7 years.

    Prescribed Coursework: The entire Ph.D program of NIT Sikkim is divided into a minimum of 4 semesters of 6 months each.

    • The first semester will include elective subjects and compulsory courses.
    • From the next semesters, the students have to register for comprehensive examinations, teaching work, OPEN Seminars, thesis work, and Synopsis.
    • The PhD programme consists of several components, starting from enrollment to award of the doctoral degree. Several components are:
      • Course works and other formalities
      • Comprehensive Examination
      • Research Work Registration
      • Successful recommendation for the State of Art
      • Dissertation/Thesis Submission
      • Final Submission
      • Seminar
      • Award of Degree

    Course Work: Grades in the course work, including elective courses shall be finalized after a combined assessment by the candidate’s supervisor and the Department / Research Centre.

    Comprehensive Examination: After the completion of the course work candidates are required to take the comprehensive examination.

    • A student has to qualify in the comprehensive exam that helps assess the student’s capacity to do research and problem-solving ability.
    • If the student fails to qualify for the first comprehensive examination, he/she is required to reappear for the examination within the prescribed time.

    After qualifying the Comprehension examination, students are required to register their Research work. Students are required to present an open seminar related to their Research Work.

    Dissertation/ Thesis Submission: After the successful recommendation for the State of Art, students are required to produce a draft dissertation within the prescribed duration.

    • The Ph.D. thesis submitted by a student shall be evaluated by the Research Supervisor and two external examiners.
    • The thesis not approved by the examiners shall be re-submitted again.

    Degree Award: Students will be awarded the doctoral degree after the successful completion of coursework, the recommendation for the State of Art, Dissertation/ Thesis Submission open seminars, and Final Thesis, as per the standards of the NIT Sikkim.

    NIT Sikkim Ph.D Fee Structure: Mentioned below is the detailed fee structure of Ph.D. program for full time and part time scholars offered by NIT Sikkim:

    Semester Full Time Part Time
    1st Semester Subsequent Semesters 1st Semester  Subsequent Semesters
    Total Fees for Gen/ OBC Category INR 17,200 INR 11,600 INR 14,500 INR 9,000
    Total Fees for SC/ ST Category  INR 9,700 INR 4,100 - -

    The candidates belonging from SC/ST category will be exempted to pay the tuition fees. Additionally, all students are required to make a Caution Deposit of INR 3,000 during the admission which will be refunded after the completion of the Ph.D program.

    NIT, Sikkim Ph.D Scholarships

    NIT Sikkim supports full-time Ph.D students in terms of tuition fees and stipend as long as they maintain good academic standing. In order to get the full financial assistance, a student requires to put in 20 hours of work per week. Fellowship will be as per the Institute/ MHRD norms and may depend on the qualification of the candidate. To qualify for the Institute Fellowship:

    • GATE / NET(LS or JRF) qualifying certificate is mandatory.
    • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in the appropriate discipline from an institute of national importance/ UGC/ AICTE approved University/ Institution are mandatory. 

    NIT, Sikkim Ph.D Research Project

    National Institute of Technology (NIT) Sikkim invites Ph.D students to apply for a research funded project every year. This year, on February 21, 2020, students were invited for the post under the project titled “Innovative and Sustainable decision support system for drinking water security in Indian Himalayan,” which was sponsored by The National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

    NIT, Sikkim Ph.D FAQs

    Ques. What all documents I need to produce during the Interview process for PhD at NIT Sikkim if I am in the last Semester of my qualifying degree examination?

    Ans. Candidates who are appearing in qualifying degree during the Ph.D admission process, have to produce the Original Appearing Certificate from the Head of the Department or Institute at the time of interview. Additionally, they will only be considered for the personal interview or written test if they claim to submit the mark sheet within the date prescribed by the institute if selected.

    Ques. Can I apply for more than one Ph.D program offered at NIT Sikkim?

    Ans. Yes. Candidates can apply for more than one Ph.D program at NIT Sikkim. Candidates who wish to apply for more than one Ph.D program are required to apply on the separate application form along with a separate demand draft of INR 500 for each program.

    Ques. On what basis do the candidates get selected for the Ph.D Research Program at NIT Sikkim?

    Ans. The selection of the shortlisted candidates will be merit-based and will be intimated via email. They need to appear for an interview in person at NIT Sikkim and other researching institutes (if any). Candidates appearing for interview should produce original degree certificates and mark sheets, proof of date of birth, and any other relevant information. No TA/DA is payable to candidates appearing for the interview.

    Ques. What is the admission procedure of the Ph.D part-time program at NIT Sikkim and also what is its annual fee?

    Ans. The admission procedure for a full-time and part-time Ph.D is the same. Although the candidates applying for the part-time Ph.D. have to produce the letter from their respective institutions or organizations. A work experience of minimum 2 years is also required for part time PhD candidates. The annual fee for a Ph.D part-time program is INR 20,500.

    Ques. What are the different disciplines under which NIT Sikkim offers Ph.D. program?

    Ans. NIT Sikkim offers full-time and part-time Ph.D program under the following disciplines:
    1. PhD in Engineering:
      1. Computer Science and Engineering
      2. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      3. Electronics and Communication Engineering
      4. Mechanical Engineering
    2. PhD in Basic Sciences and Humanities:
      1. Chemistry
      2. Mathematics
      3. Physics
      4. English

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