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National Institute of Technology (NIT), Puducherry announces PhD Programme Admission 2016

Updated on Mon, 12 September 2016 at 16:21 IST

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Puducherry invites applications for admissions to PhD Programme for the academic year 2016 - 17.

PhD Programme admission is conducted by National Institute of Technology (NIT), Puducherry.

Important Dates

PhD Programme Exam Dates / Exam Schedule
Events Dates
Last Date for submitting filled in Application 15th September 2016
Publication of Shortlisted Candidates 19th September 2016
Date of Written Test/ Interview 01st October 2016
Publication of Selected List 03rd October 2016
Date of Admission 13th to 17th October 2016

Courses Offered

PhD Programme in following courses
=> Computer Science and Engineering
=> Electrical and Electronics Engineering
=> Electronics and Communication Engineering
=> Mechanical Engineering
=> Mathematics
=> Physics
=> Chemistry


a) A full-time candidate can submit the synopsis and thesis only after a minimum period of study of 21 and 24 months respectively from the date of registration

b) A part-time candidate can submit the synopsis and thesis only after a minimum period of study of 33 and 36 months respectively from the date of registration

c) The maximum period to complete the programme is 5 years for full-time candidates and 7 years for part-time. However, scholarship will be given up to 4 years for full-time candidates

Eligibility Criteria

Interested candidates should fulfill following eligibility criteria

=> The candidate must have a first class in Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology in addition to Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology in the relevant discipline.

=> However, the minimum percentage of marks required may be relaxed by 5% for SC/ST candidates. Candidates having PG degree in Science should possess an M. Tech./M.E. degree over and above their PG degree for PhD in Engineering

=> Candidates who have completed M.Tech. programmes through GATE score (or) who already possesses a valid GATE score are eligible for admission with institute fellowship as per MHRD norms.

Application Procedure

Candidates are advised to refer to official notifications /documents for detailed application procedure. published details for informational purpose.

=> Candidates applying for PhD programme can apply separately through the downloaded application form available at Candidates applying for more than one application category in the same discipline should submit the separate application form.

=> The filled up application form along with self-attested photocopies of necessary documents along with a non-refundable application fee of Rs.1000/- (Rs.500/- for SC/ ST/ PH) by means of demand draft drawn in favour of “The Director, National Institute of Technology, Puducherry” payable at Karaikal should reach “The Registrar (A/c), National Institute of Technology Puducherry, Thiruvettakudy, Karaikal–609609”

Application form available at official website of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Puducherry http//

Candidates are required to submit following

The following documents (whichever applicable) arranged in order given below should be enclosed along with the duly filled application
1. Self-attested copy of GATE scores card.

2. Self-attested copy of the mark sheets & degree certificate of the qualifying examinations.

3. Self-attested copy of the provisional certificate of the qualifying examination.

4. Self-attested copy of UG degree certificate and mark sheets.

5. Self-attested copy of the certificate of matriculation/ 10th class as proof of age of the candidate.

6. Self-attested copy of caste certificate in case of SC/ST/OBC candidates from the competent authority

7. Self attested copy of Medical Certificate for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) in the case of PwD candidates from the competent authority.

8. Self-attested copy of experience certificate, if any.

9. Research proposal of 1000 words should be attached with the application form.

10. No objection certificate duly signed by the HOD/HOS in the case of sponsored candidates from Industry/ State Government employee.

11. Self-attested copy of credentials including AICTE recognised short term courses attended, research publications, professional qualifications etc.

12. Demand Draft towards application fee as per category for the candidate i.e. Rs.500/- for General/OBC and Rs.250/-for SC/ST/PwD candidates

For detailed information regarding the application procedure, applications, eligibility and other related information, candidates should refer the official notification. Please visit http// for further reference.

Fee Details

Application fee is Rs. 1000/- (Rs.500/- for SC/ST/ PwD )

Selection Process

=> Candidates recommended by the Departmental Selection Committee on the basis of GATE/NET/JRF/SRF score will be screened by an entrance test and / or interview by the Departmental Selection Committee with a Senate Chairperson Nominee as an observer.

=> Both full time and part time candidates will have a common written test.

Contact Details

For more details please contact
The Registrar,
National Institute of Technology Puducherry,
Nehru Nagar,
Karaikal – 609 605
Phone+91(0) 4368 231665
E-mail [email protected]

National Institute of Technology, Puducherry
National Institute of Technology, Puducherry (NITPY), is one of the thirty National Institutes of Technology situated in Karaikal, Puducherry. NIT Puducherry is also one of the newly formed ten NITs, sanctioned by the Government of India in 2009, as part of the Eleventh Five-Year Plan (2007–2012). Cut Off

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