Defence Institute of Advanced Technology – DIAT Pune PhD Admission 2024 (Jan): Dates, Application Form

DIAT Pune PhD Admission
DIAT Pune PhD Admission

DIAT Pune PhD Admission 2024 (Jan) – Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) Pune, Deemed to be University (DIAT) under Dept. of Defence R&D / DRDO – Ministry of Defence, invites application for PhD Admission for 2024 (Jan).

Check full details on DIAT Pune PhD Admission 2024 (Jan) below here.

About DIAT Pune

Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) is Technological Institute of National repute for higher learning. The Institute imparts education and training in Advanced Technologies used for Tri-services, DRDO, DPSUs, etc. DIAT found its roots in 1952 as a training institute that has grown over the years into a premier teaching and research institute for DRDO and the Armed Forces. 

DIAT Pune PhD Programs

DIAT offers PhD in the following departments & schools –

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Technology Management
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • School of Computer Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Quantum Technology
  • School of Robotics
  • School of Defence Technology
  • School of Energy and Environmental System

Department Wise Areas of Research

Department /School-wise area of Research are as under: [Institutional Scholarship Category].

Sr. NoDepartment/ SchoolSubject / Research Area
1Metallurgical and Materials Engg.Biotechnology/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Nanocomposites/ Flexible Electrodes, Bulk Metallic Glass & Nanomaterials, High Energy Alloys, High-Temperature Materials, Coating/Corrosion, Supercapacitor and battery type electrode materials, Piezoelectric materials, Armor materials, Coating materials, Composite materials, High-Temperature coating and Ceramics, Additive manufacturing, Texture Thermomechanical Processing of Metallic Materials, Electrical Steel, Additive Frictions stir Processing/Welding, Polymer Nanocomposites for energy storage and water treatment, polyurethane foam for acoustic absorption and oil-water separation, and carbon foams for energy storage, Computational Materials Engineering, Energy Materials, Machine Learning, Microstructural modeling, Organic Photovoltaics, Phase-field modeling, Modeling, Simulation and Experimentation of Batteries and Supercapacitors.
2Electronics Engg.Antenna Microwave Engg. & OTH Radar, Radar, Radar Signal Processing, FPGA, SAR, RF, Photonics, Brain-Computer Interfacing, Human-Computer Interaction, Signal Processing, Automation, RFID, Antennas, Microwave Circuits, Embedded Systems, VLSI, SoC, SDR, AI&ML.
3School of Computer Engg & Mathematical ScienceAI, Cyber Security, Secure Cyber Physical System, IoTs, Artificial Intelligence (AI), & Machine Learning, NLP, AR/VR, Post Quantum Cryptography, Applied Cryptography. Secure Software Engg, Blockchain, Computer Vision, Image and Audio Processing, DL application, Digital Forensics, Drone Forensics, Deep Learning, GANS. CV, Malware Analysis, Computer optimization-HPC, Sanskrit Processing, Operating System, Mathematics/Statistics or Any Branch of Engineering.
4Applied ChemistryNanotechnology, Nanomaterial chemical synthesis QDs noble metal & metal hybrid chalcogenides for opto-electronics & energy application, Organic Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, Energetic Materials, Synthesis and Application of Ionic Liquids, Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation. Wastewater Treatment, Energy Storage Materials, Catalysis & Combustion. Adsorption of Solutes, Membrane Process, Hybrid Materials, Catalysis, Nanotechnology, Biomimecity, Mesoporocy Materials. Fluorescent Organic Nanocrystal.
5Mechanical Engg.Surface Engg. Mechanical Behaviour, High Strain Rate deformation, Composite Structure, Additive manufacturing, composite material processing, Impact Analysis, Micro Machining, CFD, Fluid Mechanics, CFD/Blast/FSI, High strain rate, hardened structures, Terr-mechanics etc. Flow Separation and control, Thermal management systems, Fracture Mechanics.
6Applied PhysicsSensors, Memristors for resistive switching, lab on chip, Sensors, Electronics nose, Radar absorbing materials, machine learning for electronic nose, Probe microscopy study of materials for electrostatic, Mechanical conductivity properties of thin films, QCL, Semiconductor laser, Quantum Dot Laser, THz Technology, Ultrafast Lasers, Nonlinear Optics, Optics & Bio photonics.
7School of RoboticsRobot Vision, Control & Dynamics, Aerial Robotics, Underwater Robotics, Robotics, Control Systems, Sensor Data fusion, Semantic perception, Dual arm manipulation.
8School of Quantum TechnologyQuantum Communication, Quantum Metrology & Sensing, Quantum Materials, Quantum Simulation & Quantum Machine learning.
9Technology ManagementHR Management, Strategic Management, Organizational Behaviour, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management
10School of Energy & Environmental SystemsGreen solvents, Combustion of Hydrogen, Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation, Biomass to Fuel, Energy Storage Materials, Fuel Cell Membranes, Adsorption of Solutes, Wastewater Treatment, Thermal and Fluid Power, Bio-fuels and Bioenergy, Internal and External Combustion Engines, Fuel Cell, Energy Management, Solar Energy, Hydrogen fueling and storage, Artificial Intelligence and Optimization, Radiation Heat Transfer, Solar Energy, Gas recovery from hydrates & sustainability, Thermal management of electric vehicles.

In addition, Project Staff from DRDO Laboratories & DIAT (JRF/SRF/PA) & Candidates with CSIR-NET, DST, UGC-NET or any other National fellowship / scholarship available to them are also eligible to apply for Ph. D admission in any subject area of the concerned deptt / school.

Eligibility Criteria for DIAT Pune PhD Admission 2024 (Jan)


A candidate, seeking admission to the Ph.D. program, shall be required to have passed the qualifying examination securing at least 55% marks or equivalent CGPA/DGPA. A relaxation of 5 % of marks may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) / PWD – (Divyang) categories.

The qualifying degrees are

  • Master of Engineering/Master of Technology (or equivalent) for Ph.D. in Engineering/Science.
  • Master in Science (M.Sc. or equivalent) for Ph.D. in Science
  • For Technology Management:
    • MBA/MMS/PGDM (2 years) from reputed institutes / M.Sc/ME/M.Tech OR
    • M.Phil (Defence and Strategy Studies) OR
    • A 1 year / 2 semester master’s degree programme after a 4-years / 8 semesters bachelor’s degree programme ,provided that a candidate seeking admission after a 4-years/8- semesters bachelor’s degree programme should have a minimum of 75% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade on a point scale wherever the grading system is followed. A relaxation of 5% marks or equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/ differently abled/EWS.

A candidate who has passed the qualifying examination with the requisite percentage of marks as prescribed above and who fulfill the following requirement may be considered for admission to the Ph.D. programme –

  • Qualified in a national level test such as, CSIR/UGC NET , Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE), Rajiv Gandhi National fellowship, NBHM etc. subject wise and category wise GATE/NET cut off will be decided by DIAT. OR
  • A candidate who is a recipient of National Doctoral Fellowship or other fellowships from government semi-government organization such as Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), University Grants Commission (UGC), INAE, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Dept. of Biotechnology (DBT), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and similar organizations.

Age Criteria

  • Not above 30 years as on July, 01, 2024.
  • Relaxations as per Govt. of India rules apply to SC / ST / OBC / PH applicants.

DIAT Pune PhD Admission 2024 (Jan) Important Dates

Last Date of receipt of Hard copy of application13 Jan 2023
Tentative Date of Interview / Written Test24 Jan 2023
Tentative date of commencement of the program4th week of Jan 2023

DIAT Pune PhD Admission 2024 (Jan) Application Process

  • Application form is available at Institute’s website (
  • A print out of the application has to be forwarded with all required documents to DIAT.
  • The filled in application form in the prescribed proforma has to be forwarded in a sealed envelope, super scribed “Application for Admission to PhD Programme in the Department / school of ______” to the Joint Registrar (Academics), Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Girinagar, Pune 411025 along with the DD / online generated receipt and self certified copies of mark lists, certificates and other testimonials.
  • Candidates seeking admission to more than one Department need to apply separately.

Application Fee

General / OBC categoryRs.500/-
For SC/ST & WomenRs.250/-

DIAT Pune PhD Admission 2024 (Jan) Selection Procedure

  • Admission to PhD will be based on the performance in the entrance exam (written test) conducted by the department concerned followed by a personal interview.
  • The Institute may restrict the number of candidates to be called for test/ interview to a reasonable limit, on the basis of qualifications / marks higher than that of the minimum prescribed in the advertisement.
  • For short listing of candidates, the department screening committee may decide subject-wise and category wise GATE/NET Cut off.

Financial Assistance

  • The selected Ph.D. candidates against this admission notice, admitted as full-time Ph.D. students [Institutional Scholarship category] will be provided financial assistance as per Institute rules, in force from time to time. Currently institutional fellowship for first two year is of Rs. 37000/- and after that Rs. 42000/- upto 05 years / till the submission of thesis, whichever is earlier. The Ph.D. students (who are provided Institute fellowship) may also be assigned 4-6 hours per week of teaching/research assistantship for conduction tutorial or laboratory work and evaluation.
  • In addition to the Ph.D. scholarship, such candidates would also be entitled for contingency grant (presently Rs. 15,000/- per year) in accordance with the decisions of the Institute

Boarding / Lodging

  • Selected candidates will be provided hostel accommodation (Exclusive Girls Hostel available).
  • Mess facilities are available on payment basis.
  • The present monthly charges towards boarding and lodging are Rs. 7000/- (subject to revision).
  • However, Rs. 40,000/- is to be deposited at the beginning of each Semester towards lodging and boarding charges, in advance.
  • A security deposit of Rs. 10,000/- would need to be paid to Hostel Office.

Course Fee and Other Charges

  • Selected candidates for the Ph.D programmes are required to pay Semester Fee @ Rs. 31,000/- per semester (for Gen & OBC) and @ Rs. 18,000/- (for SC & ST) payable immediately on joining and a caution deposit of Rs. 10,000/-, Alumni Life Membership Rs. 1000/- & Rs.4000/- as one time fee, commencing from Jan-2024.
  • Fees payable up to submission of thesis by candidate admitted to Ph.D programme shall be as prescribed by the Institute from time to time.

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Admission to Ph.D Programme for the Session Jan-2024 under MoD Sponsored/Self Sponsored [DRDO, Services, Industry etc] category

Previous Admissions

DIAT Pune PhD Admission 2023 (July)

Important Dates

Last Date of receipt of Hard copy of applicationMay 20, 2023
Tentative Date of Written Test / Interview2nd/3rd week of June 2023
Tentative date of commencement of the program1st/2nd week of July 2023

DIAT Pune PhD Admission 2023 (Jan)

Important Dates

Last Date of receipt of Hard copy of application13 Jan 2023
Tentative Date of Interview / Written Test24 Jan 2023
Tentative date of commencement of the program4th week of Jan 2023

DIAT Pune PhD Admission 2022 (July)

Important Dates

The online application process will start on17 May 2022
Last Date of application16 June 2022
Last Date of receipt of Hard copy of application21 June 2022
Tentative Date of Interview / Written Test1st week of July 2022
Tentative date of commencement of the program2nd week of July 2022

DIAT Pune PhD Admission July 2022 Results

Shortlisted Candidates

List of Shortlisted Candidates for Written Test for PhD Programme July-2022 is available now –

List of Shortlisted Candidates for Written Test

  • DATE OF WRITTEN TEST : 08-07-2022 and TIME:10.30 HRS
  • The entrance exam contains Two Question papers (Paper-1 and Paper-2).
  • Each paper contains 50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) i.e a total of 100(MCQ).
  • Paper-1:Research Methodology & Quantitative Aptitude:(50MCQ), Max Marks: 50Marks
  • Paper-2: Subject Exam:(50MCQ), Max Marks: 50Marks
  • Each correct answer carries 1 mark.
  • (Paper-1 + Paper-2): Max Time: 90 Minutes
  • If a candidate is qualified in the Entrance Exam, then the candidate will be called for the personal interview (100Marks), the minimum qualifying marks for the interview is 50Marks.

DIAT Pune PhD Admission 2022 (Jan)

Important Dates

Last Date of receipt of Hard copy of application25 Dec 2021
Tentative Date of Interview / Written Test1st / 2nd week of Jan 2022
Tentative date of commencement of the program1st / 2nd week of Jan 2022

DIAT Pune PhD Admission 2021 (July)

Important Dates

Start of online application process24 May 2021
Last Date for accepting online application form23 June 2021
Last Date of receipt of Hard copy of application30 June 2021