i) Admission to a Ph.D. Programme shall be open to Indian Nationals who passed the qualifying degree in relevant field with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 6.0 in the 0-10 scale grading system, or not less than 60% marks in the aggregate (taking into account the marks scored in all the subjects of all the public/ university examinations conducted during the entire prescribed period for the qualifying degree). However, this prescribed minimum shall be a CGPA of 5.5 or 55% marks in the aggregate for SC/ST/PwD candidates.
The prescribed qualifying examination is as follows:
a. For Ph.D. in Engineering/Technology – Master’s degree in relevant field.
b. For Ph.D. in Physics – Master’s degree in relevant field
c. For Ph.D. in Chemistry - M.Sc. / M. Tech in relevant field including M. Pharma.
d. For Ph.D. in Mathematics - M.Sc.in Mathematics / M. Tech in relevant field / MCA
e. For Ph.D. in Humanities, Social Science and Management – Master degree in relevant field, CA along with undergraduate degree.
If the evaluation system in qualifying degree is in both CGPA and Marks, CGPA value will be considered. In such cases, conversion from Grade point system to Percentage system will not be considered.
ii) Only those applicants having Post-Graduate Degree in Basic Sciences / Social Sciences / Humanities / Management/ Mathematics / Engineering / Technology and who have qualified through NET/GATE are eligible for admission to Ph.D. programme.iii) Employed professionals having experience and proven competence aspiring for Ph.D. Programme will be considered under External Registration and will be allowed to pursue their research at their own location of work.
iv) There are four types of student status for Ph.D. program:1. Full-time students on Institute Scholarship
2. Full-time sponsored students under QIP,3. Full-time/External Registrants - sponsored from Industry or other organizations including Educational Institutions.4. Internal Registrants - sponsored institute or project staff of NITK
Ph.D. : Selection of candidates for admission to Ph.D. programme will be based upon the academic performance in the qualifying examinations, written aptitude test, presentation on a research topic and interview as specified by the concerned departments.
Application Fee: The registered candidates have to complete Online Application form and pay prescribed application fee, i.e. Rs 500 (OC/OBC) and Rs 150 (SC/ST) through SBI e-Collect.
How To Apply ForPh.D. Programmes 2019-20
The hardcopy of the completed application form with payment receipts and copy of necessary documents is to be sent to the Assistant Registrar (Academic),National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025, Karnataka, on or before the last date, i.e. 24.05.2019 (Friday).