NITK Surathkal PhD Admissions 2021: Dates, Application Form

NITK Surathkal PhD Admissions

NITK Surathkal PhD Admissions 2021 – National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal invites applications for PhD admission 2021-22.

Check more details on NITK Surathkal PhD Admissions 2021 below here.

Departments Offering PhD Programmes

  • Water Resources and Ocean Engineering (Formerly Applied Mechanics & Hydraulics Department)
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • School of Management
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematical and Computational Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Physics

Admission Categories

  • Full-time students on Institute Scholarship
  • Full-time sponsored students under QIP
  • Full-time / External Registrants – sponsored from Industry or other organizations including Educational Institutions.
  • Internal Registrants – sponsored institute or project staff of NITK
  • Full-time – Non-sponsored / Non-scholarship students

Eligibility Criteria for NITK Surathkal PhD Admissions 2021

  • 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:
    • For Ph.D. in Engineering /Technology – Master’s degree in relevant field.
    • For Ph.D. in Physics – Master’s degree in relevant field
    • For Ph.D. in Chemistry – M.Sc. / M. Tech in relevant field including M. Pharma.
    • For Ph.D. in Mathematics – M.Sc.in Mathematics / M. Tech in relevant field / MCA
    • For Ph.D. in Humanities, Social Science and Management – Master degree in relevant field, CA along with undergraduate degree.

NITK Surathkal PhD Admissions 2021 Important Dates

Last Date for Online Submission of applications15 July 2021
Last Date for hard copy of applications to reach NITK19 July 2021
Announcement of short-listed candidates26 July 2021
Date of Online Selection Test and/or Interview04 & 05 Aug 2021
Publication of provisional selection/merit-list on website13 Aug 2021
Last date for Sending admission orders/letters18 Aug 2021
Online Reporting and Fee Payment Dates for Selection-List Candidates19 & 24 Aug 2021
Last Date for sending admission orders/letters to waiting-list candidates27 Aug 2021
Last Date for Online Reporting and Fee Payment, for waiting-list candidates31 Aug 2021
Physical Reporting at the Institute/Class start datesTo be announced later

Financial Assistance

  • Full time research scholars admitted as Full-time students on Institute Scholarship are eligible for a fellowship of Rs. 31,000/- pm for the first two years and Rs. 35,000/-pm for the remaining two years on satisfactory progress. Pursuant to the directives of MHRD Government of India, the revision in PhD scholarship will be effected. The Research scholars have to assist in teaching and laboratory work assigned by the department and is eligible for 30 days’ vacation leave per year.
  • Full-time sponsored candidates may receive complete financial support including stipend, contingency grants and project expenses from the sponsoring organizations.
  • Internal Registrants (Institute Faculty / Staff, Project staff) are expected to work for their Ph.D. Programme while fulfilling their normal duties.
  • External Registrants are expected to carry out their Research work in their parent organization after fulfilling certain pre-requisites in the Institute. They are not entitled for Institute scholarship. The external candidate shall produce a sponsorship and clearance certificate from his employer and submit it along with the application.

NITK Surathkal PhD Admissions 2021 Application Process

  • Candidates have to apply online on the official website (https://www.nitk.ac.in/)
  • The Information Bulletin, Seat Matrix and Online Application portal is available on the Institute website.
  • The hardcopy of the completed application form with payment receipts and copies of all necessary documents is to be sent to the mentioned address in brochure.

Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
For OC/OBC CandidatesRs. 500/-
For SC/ST/PwD CandidatesRs. 150/-

Selection Process

Selection of candidates for admission to PhD Programme will be based upon the GATE score, academic performance in the qualifying examinations, written aptitude test, presentation on a research topic and interview as specified by the DRPC of the concerned departments.

Important Links –

Information bulletin

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Previous Years Admissions

NITK Surathkal PhD Admissions 2020

Important Dates

Last Date for Online Submission of applications17th August 2020
Last date for dispatch of call letters to short-listed candidates, and announcement in the website by respective departments27th August 2020
Date of Online Selection Test and/or Interview07th & 08th September 2020
Publication of provisional selection/merit-list on website14th September 2020
Last date for Sending admission orders/letters16th September 2020
Online Reporting and Fee Payment Dates for Selection-List Candidates17th & 25th September 2020
Last Date for sending admission orders/letters to waiting-list candidates30th September 2020
Last Date for Online Reporting and Fee Payment, for waiting-list candidates05th October 2020
Physical Reporting at the Institute/Class start datesTo be announced later