IIT Bhilai Applications Open for PhD 2022-23-M Session

IIT Bhilai Applications Open for PhD 2022-23-M Session: IIT Bhilai is an institute of national importance declared as such under the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act 2016 to provide for education and research in various branches of engineering, technology, science, and arts.

The main focus of IIT Bhilai is to prepare young individuals to become professional leaders of tomorrow by imparting cutting-edge technical skills and knowledge, so that they can take on the real-life challenges in the future with confidence and maturity.

IIT Bhilai is striving for research-driven undergraduate and postgraduate education. Our objective is to create an educational system with multifaceted outcomes, including research, entrepreneurship, technical leadership, and above all, responsible citizenship.

IIT Bhilai offers PhD programs in the following disciplines.

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electric Vehicle Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Physics
  • Regular
  • Sponsored external full-time
  • Sponsored external part -time
  • Sponsored non-external full-time
  • Sponsored non-external part -time

Eligibility criteria for PhD admissions: IIT Bhilai Applications Open

A. Applicants must have ONE of the following in appropriate subject areas.

1. Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology or equivalent degree, with first class, 60% marks or equivalent (55% marks for SC/ST).

2. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology, with first class, 60% marks or equivalent (55% marks for SC/ST)

3. Master’s degree in science, arts, social sciences, or equivalent degree, with first class, 60% marks or equivalent (55% marks for SC/ST).

B. Applicants must also fulfil ONE of the following additional requirements.

1. Valid GATE Score or CSIR-UGC NET (JRF/LS) (Also refer to Table below for discipline specific criteria).

2. Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) of CSIR/ UGC/ NBHM/ DBT/ ICAR/ ICMR/ ICPR/DAE or DST INSPIRE Fellowship (Also refer to Table below for discipline specific criteria).

3. Minimum of 2 years of professional experience. The experience gained while acquiring a Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology or experience acquired after obtaining the qualifying degree and completed before the starting of the semester in which admission is sought may be considered as professional experience.

4. BTech from IIT with a CPI/CGPA of 8.0 or more. An ongoing degree may also be considered as a qualifying degree provided the applicant graduates before the PhD program starts. Discipline specific requirements are given in Table 1.

Table 1: Discipline specific criteria for PhD admissions

DisciplineCriteria
ChemistryCSIR-UGC NET (JRF/LS) in Chemical Sciences if applicable,
GATE in CY if applicable.
Computer Science and EngineeringGATE score in CS/ EC/ EE/ MA/ PH if applicable.
Data Science and Artificial IntelligenceGATE score in any engineering discipline/MA/ST, if applicable.
Electrical EngineeringGATE score in EE/ EC/ IN/ CS/ MA/ PH/ XE if applicable.
Electric Vehicle TechnologyGATE score in ME/ EE/ EC/ IN/ AE/ CY/CH/XE/XE-F/XE-C/PI, if applicable.
CSIR-UGC NET (JRF/LS) in Chemical Sciences/Physical Sciences, if applicable.
Liberal ArtsCSIR-UGC NET (JRF/LS) in Psychology/ English/ Economics, if applicable.
GATE in XH, if applicable. ICMR JRF in Social Sciences, if applicable.
MathematicsCSIR-UGC NET (JRF/LS) in Mathematical Sciences, if applicable.
GATE in MA/ST,if applicable.
JRF in NBHM/DST-INSPIRE if applicable.
Mechanical EngineeringGATE score in AE/ CE/ ME/ PI/ PH/ XE if applicable.
MechatronicsGATE Score in ME/EE/EC/PI/IN/AE if applicable.
PhysicsCSIR-UGC NET (JRF/LS) in Physical Sciences, if applicable
GATE in PH/EE/XE/ME, if applicable
DST-Inspire, if applicable.

Application categories for PhD admission: IIT Bhilai Applications Open

Applicant meeting the eligibility criteria may apply for admission to the PhD program under any of the following categories.

  1. Regular
  2. Sponsored external full-time
  3. Sponsored external part -time
  4. Sponsored non-external full-time
  5. Sponsored non-external part -time

A. Regular: Applicant applying under this category has to be a full-time scholar at IIT Bhilai and needs to be present on the campus for the duration of PhD program as per the rules of IIT Bhilai. A regular student receives Institute Fellowship as per the norms defined by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.

B. Sponsored external full-time: An applicant working in industry / academic establishment / research laboratories having R&D facilities may apply under this category. A sponsored external full-time student needs to be involved in full-time research at the organization employing the student. Such a student is expected to carry out all/major part of the research work in the organization employing the student. The employer must explicitly undertake to relieve the applicant for staying in the campus to complete the required course work. A certificate to that effect from the sponsoring organization must be provided by the applicant at the time of applying for admission. The student will be under joint supervision of a supervisor from IIT Bhilai and one from his/her parent organization. The applicant shall provide the CV of the prospective supervisor who would supervise the applicant’s work at his/her organization.

C. Sponsored external part-time: An applicant working in industry / academic establishment / research laboratories having R&D facilities may apply for admission to PhD programs as an external applicant. A sponsored external part-time student may be involved in his/her regular job assignments along with the research for PhD.

Such a student is expected to carry out all/major part of the research work in the organization employing the student. The employer must explicitly undertake to relieve the applicant for staying on the campus to complete the required course work. A certificate to that effect from the sponsoring organization must be provided by the applicant at the time of applying for admission. The student will be under joint supervision of a supervisor from IIT Bhilai and one from his/her parent organization. The applicant shall provide the CV of the prospective supervisor who would supervise the applicant’s work at his/her organization. Such applicants may apply as full-time or part-time scholars.

D. Sponsored non-external full-time: An applicant who is either awardee of research fellowship from some recognized funding agency (CSIR/ UGC/ NBHM/ DBT/ ICAR/ ICMR/ ICPR etc. or DST INSPIRE Fellowship) or is sponsored by his/her employer or is ready to self-sponsor himself/herself for the duration of PhD tenure may apply under this category. A sponsored non-external full-time student needs to be present on the campus for the duration of PhD and be involved in full-time research as per the rules of IIT Bhilai. A certificate/declaration of sponsorship from the sponsoring body(self-declaration in case of self-sponsored) must be submitted by the applicant at the time of applying for admission.

E. Sponsored non-external part -time: Professionally employed personnel such as working engineers, scientists and teachers who can, while employed, attend regular classes as per schedule of IIT Bhilai may apply for admission to PhD program under sponsored non-external part-time category. The applicant must be an employee of a recognized organization and be engaged in professional work in the area to which admission is sought. The student must be available in person for discussion/meeting with the supervisor on a regular basis. The applicant shall give an undertaking endorsed by the employer that the applicant will be relieved to attend all classes.

Guidelines for PhD applications: IIT Bhilai Applications Open

1. Applicants must read the instructions given in the brochure carefully before filling up the application form.

2. Applicants must fill out the online application form available at www.iitbhilai.ac.in/index.php?pid=phd_admission. There is NO need to send a hardcopy of the application forms.

3. Separate application form is to be filled if applicants are applying in more than one discipline.

4. Reservations are applicable for applicants in other Backward Class-Non-Creamy layer (OBC-NCL)/ Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Person with benchmark disability (PwD) / Economically weak section (EWS) category, as per Government of India rules. Necessary supporting documents must be attached to avail such reservation during online application and the same will be verified at the time of admission.

5. Applicants should complete the application form in all respects. Incomplete application will not be considered. 6. Applicants MUST keep the following documents (softcopy) ready to upload during their application process:

● Photograph.

● Academic certificates (10th/12th, UG & PG certificates, etc. whichever is applicable)

● Mark-sheet of all semesters/Consolidated mark-sheet of the qualifying degree. Result awaited candidates have to upload their latest/previous semester mark-sheet.

● Caste certificate (OBC-NCL/SC/ST), if applicable.

● Experience certificate and any other relevant documents., whichever applicable.

7. Applicants are encouraged to combine all their testimonials as a single PDF file and upload the same in the application portal.

8. Applicants must also provide the details of at least two well acquainted people who can provide reference letters in support of candidature of applicant. At least one of them must be an academician and must have taught the applicant.

9. Applicants having degree from foreign universities should upload equivalence certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi for qualifying Exam and proof of having first class or 60% (55% for SC/ST) marks or equivalent in qualifying examination.

10. Applicants are advised to check the Institute website for results / important announcements. Applicants are also advised to check emails sent to the email address provided in their applications for all important communications and announcements. All communications related to admission will be communicated only through email.

11. Applicants called for written test/interview should bring with them

● Photo ID Card,

● Printed copy of the application submitted online,

● Thesis / dissertation / report / publications,

● All Original certificates and mark-sheets.

Note: For any query, write to [email protected]

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