NIT Kurukshetra PhD Admission 2022-23: Dates, Application Form

NIT Kurukshetra PhD Admission

NIT Kurukshetra PhD Admission 2022-23 – Applications are invited for PhD Programs in the Departments/ Schools of Engineering, Sciences, Social Sciences, Computer Application and Business Administration for the academic session 2022-23. Last date for application is 16 August 2022.

Check full details on NIT Kurukshetra PhD Admission 2022-23 below here.

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NIT Kurukshetra PhD Programs

PhD Programs are offered by the following departments / Schools

  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Department of Computer Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department of Mathematics
  • School of VLSI Design and Embedded Systems
  • School of Renewable Energy and Exigency
  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Computer Application
  • Production and Industrial Engineering

Available Seats

Name of Departments / SchoolsInstitute
Civil Engineering11
Computer Engineering08
Information Technology04
Electrical Engineering12
Electronics & Communication Engineering11
Mechanical Engineering11
Production & Industrial Engineering04
Hum. & S.S.01
Total Seats80

Note – In addition to these seats, applications are also invited for Part-Time Ph.D. seats, Full-Time Ph.D. seats on CSIR-UGC-JRF etc. fellowship scheme or under any Full-Time Ph.D. seats in project fellowship (on minimum two-year fellowship). Such seats are variable in number depending on the availability of the supervisors’ slots of the concerned department/school for the Academic Year 2022-23.

NIT Kurukshetra PhD Admission 2022-23 Important Dates

Date of notification29 July 2022
Start of submission of application form29 July 2022
Last date for submission of application form16 August 2022
Display of result of Scrutiny of applications18 August 2022
Conduct of Written Test (Paper-1 and Paper-2)22 August 2022
Date of interview by DRC/SRC23-24 August 2022
Issue of admission letter to the recommended candidates for admission in Ph.D. programme25 August 2022

Eligibility Criteria for NIT Kurukshetra PhD Admission 2022-23

An candidate should satisfy the prescribed qualifications to be eligible for admission to a Ph.D. program of the institute. Degrees obtained through distance education shall not be considered.

The course as well as the University of qualifying degree must be recognized by AICTE & UGC and will be verified by Academic Section before registration.

Minimum Qualification for Eligibility

Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Sciences/Mathematics/ Humanities and Social Sciences in respective discipline or equivalent with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 6.5 on a 10-point scale or equivalent or 60% marks in aggregate where marks are awarded. OR

Full time Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering /Technology or equivalent with a minimum of 80% marks in aggregate or 8.0 CGPA on 10-point scale or equivalent and a minimum of 5 years of work experience at the level of Assistant Professor, Class-I Officer or equivalent in any reputed
Institute/Industry/Government organization, and evidence of Master’s level R&D work completed.

Additional Eligibility Conditions for Part-Time PhD Admission

  • Permanent/Regular Employees working in R&D Organizations, National Laboratories, Government Organizations, Industries, PSUs, State Undertakings having sufficient facilities to carry out research at their Organization.
  • Regular faculty of reputed Institute/University having sufficient facilities to carry out research at their place in the related research area.
  • Regular Employees of NITKKR working in any Department/School, Centre, Section and Cell of the Institute.
  • All such candidates should have a minimum experience of two years which will be counted from the date of joining in the sponsoring organizations to the last date of application in the Ph.D. programme. The candidate is required to produce the experience certificate at the time of interview by the respective DRC/SRC. Minimum qualification for these candidates is the same as for fulltime candidates.
    • Part-time candidates are required to submit a “No Objection Certificate” on a proper letterhead from the appropriate authority in the organization clearly stating the following:
    • That the candidate is permitted to pursue the Ph.D. research work on a part-time basis.
    • That the candidate’s official duties permit the candidate to devote sufficient time for research work.
    • That the facilities for the research work in the candidate’s field of research work are available at the candidate’s place of work.
    • That the candidate will be sanctioned leave for sufficient duration for conduct of research work in case the research facilities are not available in the Institute/Industry/Organization.

Eligibility for Institute Scholarship

  • Only NET/GATE qualified candidates shall be considered for the Institute fellowship.
  • A Full-time research scholar may receive Institute scholarship for a maximum duration of FIVE years of the Ph.D. programme, subject to fulfilling the requirements of eligibility for the scholarship over the successive years of Ph.D. registration period.
  • Initial award of the scholarship at the time of Provisional admission to Ph.D. programme will continue for two years from the date of the issue of the scholarship subject to satisfactory performance in every semester.
  • In addition to above, there shall be annual assessment of the performance of the Ph.D. research scholar for continuation of the scholarship on the basis of achievement of milestones in the scholar’s Ph.D. research work as per rules.

Reservation/ Relaxation

Reservation in full time/regular PhD seats in various categories will be made as per the norms of Govt. of India from time to time. Such reservations in various categories will be implemented in all departments/schools on a rotational basis.

For the SC/ST/PwD applicants, the eligibility requirement of marks be relaxed by 5%, or by a CGPA of 0.5 (on a 10 point scale) at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s level.

NIT Kurukshetra PhD Admission 2022-23 Application Process

  • Visit the Institute’s website under Admission 2022->Ph.D. tab and submit the Ph.D. application form in the Google Form before August 16, 2022 up to 5:00 PM.
  • Before submitting the online application (Google Form) for Ph.D. admission for the Academic Year 2022-23, all interested candidates are advised to read the Ph.D. Ordinance 2022-23, available on the Institute website, carefully for eligibility and other requirements
  • The application fee of Rs. 500/- for Open Category/OBC(NCL)/EWS candidates and Rs. 200/- whereas for SC/ST/PwD candidates. The application fee is payable through SBI – Collect.

NIT Kurukshetra PhD Admission 2022-23 Selection Process

  • Applications for Ph.D. programs are to be invited from Indian and foreign nationals on the prescribed format. Applications as received will be scrutinized at the central level by inviting two DRC/SRC nominees. After scrutiny, list of all eligible applicants will be uploaded on the institute website.
  • All eligible applicants are to appear in two objective type written tests of PG level.
  • Qualified candidates from written test will have to appear for interview.

Entrance Test Details

  • All eligible applicants are to appear in two objective type written tests of PG level as below:
    • Paper I – Research Methodology: 30 marks, 30 minutes duration
    • Paper II – Area of Research Specialization: 40 marks, 40 minutes duration
  • Qualifying marks are 50 % of the total marks (35 out of 70 marks).
  • Tests will be conducted by the respective departments. Detailed guidelines for the conduct of tests (along with tests schedule) will be provided by the Dean (Academic).
  • List of the qualifying candidates will be uploaded by the office of Dean (Academic) on the Institute website.

Exemption From Written (Entrance) Test

  • Part-Time Ph.D. programme: Regular employees of R&D Organization, National Laboratories, Public/Private Industry/PSUs/State Undertakings having an MoU with NITKKR and with adequate research facilities possessing First Division or 6.5 CGPA on 10-point scale or equivalent at M.Tech./PG level with minimum 5 years of relevant experience will be exempted from the written test.
  • Full-Time Ph.D. Programme: NET-JRF from UGC, CSIR etc. qualified candidates
  • However, they shall be required to appear before the DRC/SRC for interview/interaction and qualify as per the prescribed norms in terms of the eligibility conditions.


  • All qualified candidates will be required to appear before the respective DRC/SRC for an interview comprising a brief presentation by the candidate related to research area.
  • DRC/SRC will evaluate the candidates and marks will be awarded out of 30 marks (10 marks for presentation, 10 marks for interview and 10 marks for academic achievements). Qualifying marks for this are 50% (15 marks out of 30 marks).

Final Merit List

  • Based upon their performance in written test and interaction/interview with DRC/SRC in totality (out of 100 marks), respective DRC/SRC will recommend the merit list of candidates by awarding marks out of 100, seat wise (as advertised) along with proposed allotted supervisor(s). Such allotment should take care of uniform distribution of full time research scholars (including candidates from other departments) among all eligible supervisors. Qualified scholars if working in the Govt./Industry sponsored project/fellowship are to be supervised by the coordinating faculty/ principal investigator, provided he/she is eligible to become supervisor.
  • In case of tie, merit list will be prepared on the basis of following (in order of preference):
    • Performance of candidate in written test
    • Percentage of marks in qualifying degree
    • Percentage of marks in 10+2
    • Percentage of marks in 10th
    • Seniority as per Date of Birth.
  • After receiving the merit list as above, Dean (Academic) will issue the admission letters to recommended candidates for joining the programs.

Important Links

NotificationClick Here
Ph.D. Ordinance 2022-23Click Here
Application Form for PhDClick Here
Google Form for ApplicationClick Here
NIT KKR WebsiteClick Here

Previous Admissions

NIT Kurukshetra PhD Admission 2021-22

Important Dates

Date of notification23 Nov 2021
Last date for submission of application form14 Dec 2021

Available Seats

Name of DepartmentsInstitute Scholarship SeatsPart TimeTotal Seats
Geotechnical Engineering22
Structural Engineering347
Water Resources & Hydraulics Engineering279
Environmental Engineering235
Transportation Engineering11
Remote Sensing11
Computer Engg81220
Information  Technology41216
Electrical Engg123042
Electronics & Communication Engineering114051
Production & Industrial Engineering369
Thermal Engineering4812
Machine Design4812
Production & Industrial Engineering41014
Total Seats80215295

Note – In addition to these seats, applications will also be invited for CSIR-UGC-JRF or any other scholarship seats as sponsored by the external agency that are variable in number depending on the availability of the
supervisors’ slots of the concerned departments.

Project Seats

Business Administration01

NIT Kurukshetra PhD Admission 2021-22 Results

Selected Candidates

Shortlisted Candidates

NIT Kurukshetra PhD Admission 2020-21

Important Dates

Extended Last date for submission of application form10 Aug 2020