The Institute shall admit Ph.D. candidates in following categories of Ph.D. programmes:
Seat Matrix :
MHRD Fellowship : 119
Others : 102
Full Time Research Scholars:
i. Fellowship Research Scholars (Category Code: FT01) :- These scholars shall be eligible for financial assistance in the form of fellowship at the approved rates and guidelines as notified by MHRD from time to time. The fellowship shall be awarded to the students of this category on a Semester–to-Semester basis on the recommendation of SRC (Student Research Committee) through Convener DPGC (Department Post Graduate Committee). The renewal of the assistantship is dependent on the satisfactory academic performance of the scholar.
ii. Self-financed Research Scholars (Category Code: FT02) :- These scholars shall be supporting themselves from their own funding arrangements
iii. Sponsored Research Scholars (Category Code: FT03) :- The admission process of doctoral students of this category would be as per the guidelines issued by the related coordinating agencies. These scholars shall be sponsored by Government/Semi-Government organizations/Institutions. Such scholars receive financial support from AICTE under QIP scheme or from Government/Semi-Government institutions/organizations under study leave. Such a candidate must be sponsored by the current employer and must have been in employment with the sponsoring organization for at least two years at the time of admission. Candidates in service are to be relieved on study leave or extraordinary leave from the organization for full-time research work at NIT Hamirpur and must furnish a sponsorship along with No Objection Certificate from the current employer.
Part-Time Research Scholars
i. Institute Part Time Research Scholars (Category Code: PT01) :- This category refers to students who are regular employees of the Institute or who are working on various sponsored projects undertaken by the Institute. They are expected to work for their Ph.D. programme while performing their normal duties.
ii. External Part Time Research Scholars (Category Code: PT02) :- This category comprises of Ph.D. scholars who are working professionals and are sponsored by their respective organizations. While working at their respective organizations, they can pursue the Ph.D. work as a student of Institute. Such Ph.D. research scholars, after completion of residential requirement (completion of course work and minimum stay of one year in the Institute campus),may be allowed to join his/her parent organization, where he/she will be doing the research work while serving the parent organization and would be allowed to continue as Part Time student.
Eligibility : Admission to Ph.D. Programme in various Departments/Centres shall be made in accordance with the educational qualifications mentioned as follows:
(a) Ph.D in Engineering/Architecture/Planning (Including Centres) :- The applicant must have passed Bachelor Degree and Master Degree in Engineering/Technology/ Architecture/Planning in the appropriate discipline. Open/EWS/OBC candidates must have secured minimum CGPI of 6.5 on a 10-point scale (or equivalent) or 60% marks in Master Degree. Whereas, in case of SC/ST candidates, a minimum CGPI of 6.0 on a 10-point scale (or equivalent) or 55% marks in Master Degree will be applicable. OR The applicant must have passed Bachelor Degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Planning in the appropriate discipline with minimum CGPI of 8.5 on a 10-point scale (or equivalent) or 80% marks in case of Open/EWS/OBC category. Whereas, in case of SC/ST candidates, a minimum CGPI of 8.0 on a 10-point scale (or equivalent) or 75% marks in Bachelor Degree will be applicable.
(b) Ph.D. in Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences :- The candidate must have passed Master Degree in relevant subject with minimum CGPI of 6.5 on a 10-point scale (or equivalent) or 60% marks in case of Open/EWS/OBC category. Whereas, in case of SC/ST candidates, minimum CGPI of 6.0 on a 10-point scale (or equivalent) or 55% marks in Master Degree will be applicable.
(c) Ph.D. in Management :- The candidate must have passed Master Degree in Management i.e. MBA with minimum CGPI of 6.5 on a 10-point scale (or equivalent) or 60% marks in case of Open/EWS/OBC category. Whereas, in case of SC/ST candidates, minimum CGPI of 6.0 on a 10-point scale (or equivalent) or 55% marks in Master Degree in Management will be applicable. OR Qualified Professionals/Executives with Bachelor Degree in Engineering and working with corporate houses, and having five years professional experience may be considered. Such candidates must have minimum CGPI of 8.0 on a 10-point scale (or equivalent) or 75% marks in Bachelor Degree in case of Open/EWS/OBC category. Whereas, in case of SC/ST candidates, minimum CGPI of 7.5 on a 10-point scale (or equivalent) or 70% marks in Bachelor Degree will be applicable.
(d) Additional Requirements for Sponsored Candidates (Category Code: FT03 & PT02) :- A candidate who fulfills the eligibility criteria mentioned above and is sponsored by his/her employer may be considered for admission provided he/she fulfills the following conditions: i. The sponsored candidate must attach the relevant sponsorship certificate on letterhead of the institution/organization/industry along with the application. ii. The sponsoring organization must be a reputed medium or large scale Government organization/private industry/AICTE recognized technical institution. iii. The sponsored candidate must have been in regular service of the sponsoring organization for at least two years on 31.05.2019. The sponsoring organization must specifically undertake to relieve him/her to pursue the Ph.D. programme for its full duration as per the admission category requirement. Such candidates are required to submit No Objection Certificate from their employer/organization.
Application Fee : Application processing fee of Rs.1200 for Open/EWS/OBC and Rs.600 for SC/ST per application is to be paid online through SBI Collect as per the procedure mentioned (Refer to “Guidelines for Payment of Ph.D. Application Fee Through SBI Collect”). If a candidate is applying in more than one Department/Centre, separate application is to be submitted and processing fee is to be paid for each application
How To Apply ForThe Institute shall admit Ph.D. candidates in following categories of Ph.D. programmes:
Interested candidates should Apply Online latest by 07.06.2019.
The applicant shall have to take the print of the filled in online form and paste his/her passport size photograph on it and post it along with other documents to Dean (Academic),NIT Hamirpur, HP-177005, so as to reach on or before the last date (please refer to schedule in Section 10). The envelope must be super-scribed as “Application for PhD Admission in Department/Centre _________________ for Academic Year 2019-20”.
Closing date of online application : 07.06.2019
Last date of receiving hard copy of application along with other documents in the office of Dean (Academic),NIT Hamirpur : 14.06.2019
Presentation/interview of the candidates in respective Department/Centre : 04.07.2019 (09.00AM onwards)
About National Institute of Technology Hamirpur
National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur is one of the twenty NITs of the country, established in 1986 as Regional Engineering College, as a joint and cooperative enterprise of the Govt. of India and Govt. of Himachal Pradesh. The goals of the institute as embodied in the logo are truly remarkable in their scope of vision.