NIT Rourkela Executive PhD Admission 2022: Dates, Application Form

NIT Rourkela Executive PhD Admission

NIT Rourkela Executive PhD Admission 2022 – National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NIT Rourkela) invites applications for Executive PhD Programmes of the Institute to be offered under Self Financing Scheme Starting in Autumn (July) semester of the AY 2022-23.

Check full details on NIT Rourkela Executive PhD Admission 2022 below here.

Related – NIT Rourkela PhD Admission (Regular)

NIT Rourkela Executive PhD Programs

Name of the   Department CodeIndicative Broad Areas of Research for Executive PhD
Biotechnology   and Medical   Engineering BM Medical Electronics & Instrumentation,  Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering, Cell &  Molecular Engineering, Bioprocess  Engineering, Agriculture & Environmental  Engineering, Biomechanics & Bio-transport.
Civil Engineering CE Geotechnical Engineering, Structural  Engineering, Transportation Engineering,  Water Resources Engineering,  Environmental Engineering.
Chemical   Engineering CH Biochemical & Bioenergy Engineering,  Catalysis and Reaction Engineering,  Environmental Engineering, Energy  Storage, Coal chemicals, Fluidization  Engineering, Heat Transfer for Industrial  Applications, Interfacial Science and  Nanotechnology, Polymers and Advanced  Materials, Thermodynamics & Molecular  Simulations, Transport Process and  Complex Fluid, Sensor and Sensing  Technology, Systems Modelling and  Control, Process Design and Optimization.
Ceramic   Engineering CR Ceramics, Structural Ceramics, Nano  Ceramics, Bio Ceramics, Electro Ceramics,  Ceramics for energy sector and  environmental engineering, Refractory,  Glass.
Computer   Science &   Engineering CS AI/ML, IOT, Computer Networks, Cloud  Computing WSN, Software Engineering,  Computer Vision, Biomedical Signal and  image processing, Cloud Security,  Cryptography, Low Power VLSI, Theoretical  Computer science, NLP, SDN.
Chemistry CY Biophysical Chemistry, Organic, Materials,  Bio-Inorganic, Inorganic, Organometallic, Physical, Computational, Supramolecular,  Bio-organic, Nano Science, Environmental,  Theoretical, Solid State, Biochemistry.
Electronics &   Communication  EngineeringEC VLSI Design & Embedded Systems,  Microwave & Radar Engineering, Signal &  Image Processing, Communication and  Networks, Electronics and Instrumentation.
Electrical   Engineering EE All areas of Electrical Engineering
Earth and   Atmospheric   SciencesER Geology, Geophysics, Atmospheric &  Ocean Sciences
Food Process   Engineering FP Food Packaging and Storage Engineering,  Food Properties, Extrusion Food Quality &  Safety, Computer Aided Engg, Post-Harvest  Operations, Product Development and  Ingrediet Innovation, Transport Process &  Kinetics
Humanities &   Social Sciences HS English, Economics, Sociology/ Anthropology, Psychology, Sanskrit.
Industrial Design ID Robotics, Product Design, CAD,  Ergonomics Design, Assistive Devices  Design, Acoustics, Vibration, DFMA, Design  Applications, Interaction Design,  Rehabilitation Devices Design.
Life Science LS All areas of Life Science
Mathematics MA Numerical Analysis, Number Theory,  Differential Equation, Fractional Calculus,  Probability & Statistics, Mathematical  Physics, Integral Equations, Stochastic  Process, Functional Analysis, Fractal  Theory, Soft Computing, Convex and  Variational Analysis, Algebraic  Combinatorics, Computational Finance,  Algebraic Graph Theory, Linear Algebra,  Fluid Dynamics, Representation Theory,  Control Theory, Lie Super Algebra, Finite Geometry, PDE
Mechanical   Engineering ME Thermal, Cryogenic and Vacuum Tech.,  Industrial Engg. & Management, Production  Engg., Machine Design and Material,  Manufacturing Science
Metallurgical &   Materials   EngineeringMM Mechanical Metallurgy, Computational  Materials, Process Metallurgy, , Nano materials
Mining   Engineering MN All specialization of Mining Engineering
Planning and   Architecture PA Vernacular architecture, Climate responsive  Building Design, Green Infrastructure,  Environmental planning, Landscape design,  Landscape planning, Construction  Management, Urban Planning, Urban  Design, Housing, Neighborhood Planning,  Community Planning, Age friendly  Neighborhoods/Cities, Urban amenities,  Leisure amenities, Urban governance,  Transport planning, Infrastructure planning, Land use planning, Global cities, City network, Contemporary urbanization,  Network analysis, Vulnerability assessment,  Environmental psychology
Physics and   Astronomy PH Astronomy & Astrophysics, Classical &  Quantum Chaos Theory
School of   Management SMOperations and Supply Chain Management,  Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, General Management,  Entrepreneurship, Finance.

Eligibility Criteria for NIT Rourkela Executive PhD Admission 2022

Minimum qualification required for admission to Executive Ph. D programs in Engineering, Science, Planning & Architecture, Management, and Humanities & Social Sciences is one of the following:

  • M.E./M.Tech./M.Pharm in relevant discipline with at least 6.5 CGPA or 60 percent marks or 1st class in in both B.Tech.(B.Pharm/M.Sc./MCA or equivalent) and M.Tech levels from a recognized Technological Institute or University.
  • B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm/MCA/B.Arch. or equivalent in relevant discipline with at least 7.0 CGPA or 65 percent marks.
  • M.Sc. in Basic Sciences with CGPA 7.0 or 65 percent marks in relevant disciplines. For applicants with valid GATE/NET/GPAT score, requirement may be relaxed by maximum 0.5 CGPA or 5% marks.
  • M.B.B.S./B.V.Sc. with 6.5 CGPA or 60 percent marks or 1st class.

For Executive Ph. D Programme in Management and Humanities & Social Sciences:

  • M.A. / MBA / M.Com. / M. Sc. in Humanities and Social Sciences or Management with at least 6.5 CGPA or 60 percent marks or 1st class and B.A. / BBA / B.Com. / B. Sc. with at least 6.5 CGPA or 60 percent marks or 1st class.

Relaxation – 

  1. Relaxation of 0.5 in CGPA [5 percent in marks] may be considered in the qualifying degree for  the Group-A officers of Central/State Govt./Autonomous Bodies, faculty and Group-A officers  of Central/State Universities/CFTIs, positions in private sectors having annual CTC equal to  annual gross pay at the minimum pay scale in Level – 10 of 7 CPC Pay Matrix, who have at  least 5 years of experience as on 30th June 2022
  2. Less than 6.5 CGPA [6 percent marks] in 10th and/or 12th will be accepted without qualifying  in NET/GATE/any other examination. 
  3. Less than 6.5 CGPA [60 percent marks] in B.A. / BBA / B.Com. / B. Sc. / B.E. / B. Tech. / B.  Pharm. / M. Sc. / MCA will be accepted if the same is not the minimum qualifying degree [i.e. in case of (a), (c) and (e) above] for applicants who have qualified in NET/GATE/GPAT/any  other examination in any year (validity not mandatory).

In addition to the above eligibility criteria (based on minimum qualification), following additional  criteria will also be applicable:- 

  • For admission to Engineering and Science disciplines (except Life Science), an applicant should have passed Mathematics in +2 Science.
  • Science students admitted to Ph. D program in Engineering need Mathematics in +3 level. Students without Mathematics in +3 level may be admitted under the condition that they will have to register for 16 credits of 1000 and 2000 level Mathematics and 1000 level Computer Science courses (Theory and Practical) in addition to their normal course requirement, and secure at least C grade in each course.
  • A student should have passed Life Science or Biological Science either in +2 or +3 level for admission to Ph. D in Life Science department.
  • Students without adequate background in the primary discipline will be required to have 10% extra marks (1.0 CGPA) to qualify over students with specialization in a primary discipline, unless explicitly exempted by the Senate. List of primary disciplines and specializations for various departments is given in Clause “D” below.
  • Must have 02 years of post-qualifying degree work experience as on 30 June, 2022.

However, a higher selection criteria (may be different for different departments) may be set by the Departments during scrutiny of applications depending on the number and quality of applications. Therefore, mere fulfillment of the minimum eligibility criteria does not guarantee an applicant to be called for test/interview and/or grant of admission.

Applicants Awaiting Results Applicants awaiting result of their qualifying degree are NOT ELIGIBLE for admission to Executive and Part-Time Programmes

Qualifying Degrees and Primary Disciplines for Admission

Qualifying Degrees and Primary Disciplines for Admission for NIT Rourkela Executive PhD Admission 2022 –

Department Academic Eligibility / Primary Disciplines for Executive Ph.D
Biotechnology and Medical Engineering (BM)ME / M. Tech. / BE / B. Tech. OR Master’s / Bachelor’s degree in Medicine  / Dental / Veterinary / Pharmacy OR Master’s degree in Basic Science 
Civil Engineering  (CE)M. Tech. / B. Tech. in Civil / Mining / Mechanical / Agricultural / Chemical  Engineering 
Chemical Engineering (CH)B. Tech. / M. Tech. in Chemical / Petroleum and Petrochemical / Polymer /  Environmental / Metallurgical & Materials / Ceramic / Mechanical /  Biochemical / Mining Engineering/ Nanotechnology / Biotechnology 
Ceramic Engineering (CR)B. Tech. / M. Tech. in Ceramic / Metallurgical & Materials / Chemical /  Mechanical Engg. / Biomedical Engg / Nanotechnology / Biotechnology  OR M. Sc. in Physics / Chemistry / Materials Science / Nano Science
Computer Science  & Engineering (CS)B. Tech. / M. Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering / Information  Technology OR MCA OR M. Sc. in Computer Science / Information  Technology
Chemistry (CY)M. Sc. in Chemistry / Physics / Biochemistry / Biotechnology /  Nanoscience & Nanotechnology / Bioinformatics / Industrial Chemistry / Applied Chemistry / Environmental Chemistry / Food Science &  Technology / Nutrition OR M. Pharm. OR B. Tech. / M. Tech. in Chemical  Engineering / Ceramic Engineering / Metallurgical and Materials  Engineering / Biotechnology
Electronics &  Communication  Engineering (EC)B. Tech. / M. Tech. in Electronics Engineering / Electrical Engineering /  Electronics & Communication Engineering / Electronics &  Telecommunication Engineering / Electronics & Instrumentation  Engineering / Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering /  Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical Engineering (EE)B. Tech. / M. Tech. in Electrical Engineering / Electronics Engineering /  Electrical & Electronics Engineering / Electronics & Communication  Engineering / Instrumentation Engineering / Instrumentation & Control  Engineering
Earth & Atmospheric Science (ER ) M. Sc. / M. Tech. in Geology / Applied Geology / Geophysics /  Environmental Science / Remote Sensing / Chemistry / Physics /  Atomspheric Science / Meteorology / Oceanography / Mathematics OR B.  Tech. / M. Tech. in Civil Engineering / Mining Engineering / Electronics  Engineering / Computer Science & Engineering
Food Process Engineering (FP)B. Tech. with M. Tech. in Food Processing Engineering / Food Technology  / Agricultural Process Engineering / Post Harvest Engineering / Agricultural  Engineering 
Humanities and  Social Sciences (HS)M. Sc. / MA in Economics / English / Sociology / Anthropology /  Psychology / Sanskrit OR B. Tech. / M. Tech. in any branch of Engineering  OR MBA 
Industrial Design  (ID) B. Des. / BE / B. Tech. with M. Des. / ME / M.Tech. in any discipline.
Life Sciences (LS)M. Sc. in Life Sciences / Botany / Zoology / Microbiology / Biotechnology /  Biochemistry / Bioinformatics / MBBS / BVSc../ Bio-Physics / Food  Science & Technology OR B. Tech. / M. Tech. in Biotechnology or any  branch of biological sciences OR B. Pharm. / M. Pharm. OR MS in any  branch of biological sciences
Mathematics (MA)M. Sc. in Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Science / Information  Technology OR MCA OR First class B. Sc. with Mathematics / Statistics  as Honors’ OR B. Tech. / M. Tech. in any branch of engineering
Mechanical Engineering (ME)B. Tech. / M. Tech. in Mechanical / Machine Design / Thermal /  Cryogenics / Mechatronics / Robotics / Mechanical Vibrations / Automobile  / Production / Manufacturing / Industrial Management / Aerospace /  Aeronautical / Composites / Tribology / Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering (MM)B. Tech. / M. Tech. in Metallurgy Engineering / Metallurgical & Materials  Engineering / Ceramic Engineering / Chemical Engineering / Mechanical  Engineering / Production Engineering / Manufacturing Engineering OR M.  Sc. in Physics / Chemistry / Materials Science
Mining Engineering (MN)B. Tech. / M. Tech. in Mining / Civil / Environmental / Chemical /  Electronics / Electrical / Instrumentation / Computer Science / IT /  Mechanical / Metallurgical & Materials Engineering OR M. Sc. in Geology /  Geo-Physics / Environmental Science / Remote Sensing / Mathematics /  Statistics / Chemistry / Physics
Planning & Architecture (PA) B. Arch. with M. Arch. / MCP / MURP / MUP / MTRP / M. Tech.
Physics and Astronomy (PH)M. Sc. in any branch of Science with Mathematics and Physics at B. Sc.  level OR B. Tech. / M. Tech. in any branch of Engineering.
School of  Management (SM) B. Tech. / M. Tech. in any discipline OR MBA / M. Sc. / MA / M. Com.

Residential Requirement / Class Timings

  • Students of Executive Ph.D. Programme need to attend a Contact Programme for 5 days (separately or in one go) per course during every semester till completion of course work and thereafter minimum 10 days (separately or in one go) each during every subsequent semester till their Synopsis Seminar.
  • Accommodation in Hostel / Guest House may be provided subject to availability and on payment basis.

NIT Rourkela Executive PhD Admission 2022 Important Dates

Event Tentative Date
Application form will be available in the Institute website for online submission23.06.2022 (Thursday)
Last date for application14.07.2022 (Thursday)
Publication of result of scrutiny in the website (‘Notice Board’ section) 21.07.2022 (Thursday)
Test and/ Interview (Venue – NIT, Rourkela)/online 29.07.2022 (Friday)
Publication of result of Interview in the website 05.08.2022 (Friday)
Admission 16.08.2022 (Tuesday)
Semester Registration 18.08.2022 (Thursday)
Starting of Class / Research work Will be intimated later on

NIT Rourkela Executive PhD Admission 2022 Application Process

  • Interested candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria may submit their online application at
  • Read advertisement and the instructions to fill up the online application form given in the online portal carefully.
  • Pay non-refundable Application Fee of Rs. 1000/- through SBI Collect only. No other mode of payment is acceptable. The applicant has to search SBI COLLECT -> ODISHA -> EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION -> DIRECTOR NIT ROURKELA -> APPLICATION FEE FOR EPTP PROGRAMME. After making successful payment of application fee, download the ereceipt from SBI Collect website and/or note down the SB Collect Reference Number. Application fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
  • Fill up the online application form at with desired information and enter the SB Collect Reference Number in the “Update Application Fee Details” link given at homepage of and SUBMIT the application.
  • Applicants are NOT required to send hard copy of the application form or any other document(s) to NIT Rourkela.

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