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National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (NIT) formerly known as Regional Engineering College, (REC) is one of the premier national level institutions for technical education in the country. and is funded by the Government of India. Government of India has elevated the Regional Engineering College, Rourkela to a deemed university under the name of National Institute of Technology, Rourkela.

Admission To Ph.D / M.Tech.(Research) Programmes Starting Spring Semester (January), 2012-13.


Applications are invited online from eligible candidates for admission to Ph.D. and M.Tech. (Research) Programmes of the Institute with or without fellowship for Spring Semester 2012-13.


Programme(s) being Offered

Biotechnology and Medical Engineering

Ph.D only

Ceramic Engineering

Ph.D & M.Tech (Research)

Chemical Engineering

Ph.D & M.Tech (Research)

Civil Engineering

Ph.D & M.Tech (Research)

Computer Science & Engineering

Ph.D only

Electrical Engineering

Ph.D only

Electronics       &       Communication Engineering (Including Instrumentation Engineering)

Ph.D only

Industrial Design

Ph.D only

Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D only

Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Ph.D & M.Tech (Research)

Mining Engineering

Ph.D & M.Tech (Research)

School of Management

Ph.D only


Ph.D only

Life Science

Ph.D only


Ph.D only


Ph.D only

Humanities & Social Sciences (English, Psychology, Economics & Sociology)

Ph.D only

Sponsored candidates may apply for M.Tech (Res) programme in any discipline.

Eligibility Criteria for Ph.D. Programme:
The minimum qualification required for admission to Ph.D. programme in Engineering, Science, Management, and Humanities & Social Sciences is one of the following:
a) M.E./M.Tech./ in relevant discipline with at least 6.5 CGPA or 60 percent marks in aggregate in both B.Tech. (Or M.Sc./ MCA) and M.Tech. levels from a recognized technical Institute or University.
b) B.E./B.Tech./MCA or equivalent in relevant discipline with CGPA of 7.0 or 65 percent marks in aggregate.
c) M.Sc. in Basic Sciences with CGPA 7.0 or 65 percent marks in aggregate in relevant disciplines.
d) M.B.B.S. with CGPA 6.5 or 60 percent marks in aggregate.
e) M.A. / MBA / M.Com / M. Sc. in Humanities or Social Sciences or Management with CGPA 6.5 or 60 percent marks.
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 for specializations under the various departments is given in Clause ‘D’ below:


Eligibility Criteria for M.Tech (Research) Programme:
The minimum qualification required for admission to M.Tech (Research) programme in Engineering, Science, Management, and Humanities & Social Science is one of the following:
a) B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm/MCA or equivalent in relevant discipline with 60 percent marks in aggregate (or 6.5 CGPA).
b) M.Sc. in Basic Sciences with 60 percent marks in aggregate (or 6.5 CGPA) in relevant disciplines.
c) M.B.B.S. with 60 percent marks in aggregate (or 6.5 CGPA).
d) M.A. / MBA / M.Com. / M.Sc in Humanities, Social Sciences or Management with 60 per cent marks or 6.5 CGPA.

Applicants Awaiting Results
Applicants who have fully completed the final examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply for both M.Tech(Res) and PhD programmes. The following conditions apply:
1. For all course based degrees [B.Tech, M.Sc., MBA, M.Tech (Regular)] results need to be published/produced before admission is granted.
2. For thesis based Postgraduate degrees [M.Tech (By Research), MS or equivalent] a student given admission to the PhD programme is permitted one year from the date of his/her thesis submission . Thesis submission (proof required) for producing successful result. During this period, students eligible for the award of fellowship will be paid fellowship at B.Tech rate. Difference of fellowship will be paid on submission of results.

Differential academic qualifications across the departments have been made considering the departmental requirement, availability of candidates in the respective departments and uniform growth of all departments in the Institute.

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Qualifying Degrees and Primary Disciplines for Admission to Ph.D/ M.Tech (Research) Programmes

The following are the minimum academic eligibility criteria to be eligible for applying to a programme. However, a higher short listing criteria (possibly different for different departments) may be set by the Department during scrutiny of applications depending on the departmental requirement, number and quality of applicants. Therefore, merely satisfying the minimum eligibility criteria does not guarantee to be called for interview and mere attending an interview does not guarantee a seat for admission.

Department                        Requisite Academic Qualification

Biotechnology and Medical Engineering (BM)

B.Tech (with GATE) and B.Pharm (with GPAT) OR M.Tech./ M.Pharm. (with B.Tech/B.Pharm)/M. B.B.S/MVSc.

Civil Engineering (CE)

B.Tech/M.Tech in Civil / Mining/Mechanical/Agricultural/Chemical Engineering or any relevant branch of Engineering.

Chemical Engineering


B. Tech/M.Tech in Chemical / Petrochemical/ Polymer/ Environmental / Metallurgical & Materials/ Ceramic/ Mechanical/ Nanotechnology/ Biochemical/ Biotechnology/ Mining / any relevant branch of Engineering and Technology with Mathematics in +2 or M.Sc. in Chemistry/ Physics/ Materials Science with Mathematics in +2.

Ceramic Engineering (CR)

B.Tech/M.Tech in Ceramic/ Metallurgy/ Chemical / Mechanical Engg./ Nanotechnology/Biomedical Engg. Or M.Sc. in Physics / Chemistry / Materials Science/ Nano Science.

Computer Science & Engineering (CS)

B.Tech/M.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering / Electronics / Electrical Engg.

Or IT/MCA or M.Sc. in Computer Science

Chemistry (CY)

M.Sc. in Chemistry, Physics, or B.Tech/M.Tech in Chemical / Ceramic / Metallurgical and Materials Engg.

Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC)

B.   Tech/M.Tech   in   Electronics  /  Electrical   Engg./   Electronics  & Communication Engineering/ Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering/ Electronics   &   Instrumentation   Engineering/  Applied   Electronics   & Instrumentation   Engineering/  Electrical  and   Electronics   Engineering /Biomedical Engg.

Electrical Engineering (EE)

B.Tech/M.Tech in  Electrical / Electronics / Electrical & Electronics/ Electronics & Communication / Instrumentation Engg./ Instrumentation & Control with good GATE Score if B.Tech

Humanities and Social Sciences (HS)

M.Sc/ MA in relevant subjects or B.Tech/ M.Tech in any branch of Engineering or MBA.

Industrial Design (ID)

M.Des with any specialisation or M.E/M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering/ Manufacturing Science/ Production/ Industrial Engineering/ Computer Science/ Instrumentation or M.E/M.Tech with specialisation in Robotics/ Mechatronics/ Computer Integrated Manufacturing/CAD-CAM

Life Sciences (LS)

M.Sc. in Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Microbiology/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Bioinformatics / MBBS/ BVSc./Bio-Physics /Food Science & Technology

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

B. Tech/M.Tech in Mechanical/ Automobile/ Biomedical/ Aeronautical/ Production / Manufacturing/ Industrial/ Metallurgy/Met & Mat / Polymer / Chemical Engg/ Mechatronics.

Mathematics (MA)

M.Sc. in Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science/Information Technology/MCA and First class Honours or equivalent in B.Sc. with Mathematics/Statistics as Honours subject.

Metallurgical & Materials Engineering (MM)

B.Tech/M.Tech in Metallurgy / Met. and Mat. / Ceramic / Chemical / Mechanical / Production / Manufacturing Engg.   or   M.Sc. in Physics or Chemistry.

Mining Engineering (MN)

B.E/B.Tech/M.Tech in Mining/ Civil/ Environment/ Chemical/ Electronics/ Electrical/ Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Mechanical/Metallurgical & Materials Engineering or    MSc in Geology/ GeoPhysics/Environmental Science/Remote Sensing/ Mathematics/Statistics/Chemistry/Physics.

School of Management (SM)

M.Tech/ B.Tech in any discipline/ M.Pharm / MBA

Physics (PH)

M.Sc . in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry (With Mathematics as a subject in B.Sc), B.Tech in any branch.


1.   In addition to the minimum eligibility criteria a candidate should score above 60% of marks or 6.5 / 10 CGPA at both Metric and +2 levels, or above 70% marks or 7.5/10 CGPA in one of these two Examinations to be eligible for admission to Ph.D. or M.Tech.(Res) programmes. Depending on the number of vacancies and no. of applications received, cut off marks in B.Tech./ M.Sc or equivalent examinations may be set differently by different departments.

2.   BE., B.Tech., AMIE and other recognized Memberships will be considered equivalent for the purpose of Ph.D. & M.Tech.(Res) admission.

3.   For selection of Research scholars in Engineering disciplines, Students with B.Tech. degree will be given preference over students with M.Sc. degree, even if the latter has an M.Tech. Degree.

4.   Students with any other relevant background may be eligible, but only with approval of Senate or Chairman, Senate on the recommendation of the Departmental Research Committee ( DRC).

5.   Science students admitted to Ph.D. programme 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 100 and 200 level Mathematics & Computer Science courses (Theory and Practical) in addition to their normal course requirement, and secure at least C grade in each course.

1. There is no relaxation in academic requirement for SC/ST/OBC/OM/PH students, because the minimum academic requirements have been set to meet the basic challenges of the academic programme.
2. Students of one discipline may seek admission in a related department which will be considered on the basis of merit of the case. Selection will be made on the basis of academic record, relevance of qualification, candidate’s research interest, existing research programmes and facilities of the departments, and performance in tests and/or interviews.

Financial support:



Academic Programs



Rate of Fellowship/ Assistantship




1st & 2nd year


3rd & 4th year




B.Tech./B. Pharm./M.Sc./MA/M. Com/MBA MCA/MBBS

[With valid GATE/NET/GPATscore only]

1st & 2nd year


3rd, 4th & 5th year



M.Tech.(Re s)

B.Tech./ B.Pharm./ MBA/ M.Sc./ MCA/ MBBS/M.Com./M.A.[With valid GATE/ NET/GPAT score only]

2 years


Fees to be paid at the time of admission to PhD/M.Tech (Research) Programmes:

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Institute fees

Amount to be paid at the time of admission


Admission fee (One time fee)



Tuition fee

Rs.2500/- [ Nil for SC/ST students]


Other fees (Exam., Library, Electrical etc.



Student activity fee



Hostel Seat rent



Medical fee



Caution Money(Refundable if programme completed) (One time)


TOTAL ( to be paid through demand draft in favour of Director, NIT, Rourkela payable at any bank in Rourkela)

Rs.17,000/-( Rs.14500/- in case of SC/ST students)

Mess Advance (Draft to be made in favour of "Chief Warden of Halls, NIT Rourkela" payable at any bank at Rourkela)

Rs. 17500/-

The above fee is only for the 1st semester. For remaining semesters the approximate fee will be Rs.28,000/- per semester (Rs.25500 /- for SC/ST students) which is inclusive of Mess dues.

Refund Rule:
A. If a student is removed or he withdraws/leaves the Institute in the mid-session without completing the entire programme, all fees paid including the caution deposit will be forfeited by the institute. Mess advance may be refunded after deduction of dues, if any.
B. If a student with fellowship (Institute / project / external) withdraws/leaves the Institute in the mid-session without completing the programme, the entire amount paid to him/her towards fellowship need to be returned by the student before leaving the Institute.

Sponsored/Local Sponsored candidates:
The Institute welcomes candidates from reputed academic and R & D Institutions, as well as from Government organizations and Industry. Sponsored candidates can work full time in the Institute or at their place of work after satisfying residential requirements, if facilities exist at their parent organization. Local sponsored applicants (working in and around Rourkela having permanently non-transferable jobs) must have enough time and flexibility in their job assignment in order to continue the programme applied for. Their working hours to be suitably adjusted in the sponsored organization so that he/she can work on his/her studies at NIT Rourkela for at least 120 days and 500 hours per semester. Sponsored candidates must have completed at least two years of continuous service in the sponsoring organization, which must be an institution of repute employing good number of engineering/science professionals. The completion of two years continuous service shall be counted on July 31 and January 31 for Autumn and Spring semester admissions respectively. Sponsored students are expected to serve their sponsoring organization on completion of their degree in NIT, for at least 3 years after completion of the academic programme.

Application Procedure:
Interested candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria may submit online application at following the instructions. Applicants are advised to (a) use Internet Explorer browser version 6.0 or above, (b) read the advertisement carefully, (c) read the instructions to fill up the online application form (d) pay application fee of Rs.500/- online from online application portal and (e) fill up and submit the online application form accordingly. Sponsored candidates are required to submit the scan copy of the sponsorship certificate while submitting online application.

Applicants are not required to send hard copy of the application form or any other document to NIT Rourkela. However, candidates who will be called for interview will be required to submit signed copy of the application form, a set of Xerox copies of all certificates and original sponsorship certificate (for sponsored candidates only) at the time of interview. They also need to produce original certificates from HSC onwards for verification. The same will be forward to Academic Officer by the department for record.

Important Dates for this advertisement:

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Application form will be available in the Institute website for online submission

November 16, 2012 (Friday)


Application to be scrutinized

Submitted online till November 30 (Friday)


Completion   of   scrutiny   of   applications   by   all departments

December 5, 2012 (Wednesday)


Result of scrutiny in the website

December 10, 2012 (Monday)



December 19, 2012 (Wednesday)


Result of Interview in the website

December 26, 2012 (Wednesday)



January 03, 2013 (Thursday)


Semester Registration

On the date of admission


Starting of Class / Research work

From the date of admission

For the departments with poor availability of research students, as well as in all other special cases, admission can be done throughout the year with the approval of the Director. Intending applicants may contact the Head of the Department or the proposed supervisor.

Applicants are required to visit the above webpage accordingly. They are also advised to book ticket in advance according to the interview and admission dates. In case they fail to qualify either in scrutiny or interview, they will cancel their ticket.

NIT Rourkela is around 8 kms away from the railway station. Applicants may hire an auto and reach the Institute. The usual rate of auto fare at present is Rs.90/-.

Accomodation for Interview:
NIT Rourkela is having Two Guest Houses (South Block and North Block) with limited number of rooms. Accommodation will be provided on payment basis subject to the availability. Interested applicants may contact in the following details for booking accommodation.
Contact Person: Dr Samir Mohanty.

For further details please contact:
Assistant Registrar (AC), NIT Rourkela:


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