NIT (National Institute of Technology) Patna Ph.D. Admission 2018

Last Updated - April 04 2018

National Institute of Technology Patna is the 18th National Institute of Technology created by the Ministry of H.R.D. The Institute is conducted in six engineering and an architecture department along with personnel departments for physics, chemistry, mathematics and humanities. Presently 3000 students are enrolled in it. Institute provides 7 undergraduate and 11 post-graduate courses.

Institute provides Ph.D. admissions in different departments such as Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering. Following are the departments and their specializations along with seat intake of each:

DepartmentsArea of SpecializationSeat Intake
ArchitectureRural/ Urban/ Metropolitan planning, architecture conservation, remote sensing & GIS, Disaster Resistant architecture & Sustainable development, transportation & infrastructure planning, building science & technology/ Construction management4
Civil EngineeringStructural engineering, transportation engineering, water resource engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering21
Computer science & engineering and Information TechnologyData networking, e-learning systems, database systems, semantic web, ad-hoc & sensor network, digital forensic, social networks, data mining, big data analytics, software engineering, high performance computing algorithms, computational geometry, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, information security, cloud computing, natural language procedures10
Electrical EngineeringPower system, control system, power electronics, electric drives control5
Electronics & communication engineeringOptical Communication & Photonics, Microelectronics & VLSI Circuit Design, Signal Procedures, Wireless Communication, Microwave and millimetre-wave antennas & circuits13
Mechanical engineeringThermal & Fluid Engineering, Manufacturing Procedure and Industrial Engineering, CAD/CAM & Robotics11
ChemistryPhysical, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry9
Humanities and social scienceEnglish, Economics, Psychology and Human Resource Management5
MathematicsTopological group, modern algebra, numerical analysis, group theory, the theory of reliability, hydromechanics, solid mechanics, partial differential equations8
PhysicsSolid state physics, few-body systems in nuclear physics13

For Ph.D. Admissions:

  • The application procedure is clearly online.
  • The application fee must be made via Demand Draft.
  • The basic requirement is a valid GATE or NET score.
  • Selection of aspirants will be based on three aspects i.e. overall academic performance, written exam and Interview.

  • Method of Application



    24th Aug 2018 - 26th Aug 2018

Important Dates of NIT (National Institute of Technology) Patna Ph.D. Admission 2018

M.Phil/Ph.D in Architecture
Registration17th Jun - 10th Jul, 2018
Advertisement / Issuance of Notification28th Jun 2018
Date of Entrance Examination05th Aug 2018

Eligibility Criteria for NIT (National Institute of Technology) Patna Ph.D. Admission 2018

The eligibility set up are as follows:

  • At Least CGPA/ Marks will be relaxed by 0.5 CGPA or 5% in case of SC/ ST category aspirants.
  • MTech./ ME/ M.Arch. or equivalent degree in relevant branch with minimum 6.5 CGPA or 60 percent marks in aggregate from a recognised technical institute or university.
  • A valid GATE score/ NET qualification is compulsory.
  • B.Tech/ BE/ B.Arch or equivalent degree in relevant branch with minimum 8.5 CGPA or 80% marks in aggregate from a recognised institute.
  • Aspirants having their own fellowship from CSIR/ UGC/ DST/ DRDO/ other relevant national funding agencies obtained via NET or equivalent national examination may be exempted from the written examination and may be straight called for Interview.
  • M.Sc./ M.Com./ MBA/ PGDBM/ PGDM/ MA or equivalent degree in relevant branch with minimum 6.0 CGPA or 55% marks from a recognised institute.

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Application Procedure of NIT (National Institute of Technology) Patna Ph.D. Admission 2018

Aspirants must fulfil the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. The fee must be paid via Demand Draft drawn in favour of NIT Patna, Payable at Patna.

the steps of application procedure are as follows: Aspirant required to fill this form with basic information.
  • Login credential will be offered on registered email id and mobile number.
  • Login again with the credentials and fill the application form with all the need details.
  • Upload the scanned copy of photograph and signature and preview the filled in the form.
  • After previewing, submit the application form.
  • Take the printout of filled in application form and attach relevant documents along with DD and send it at
  • Assistant Registrar (Academics)

    National Institute of Technology Patna

    Ashok Rajpath, PATNA-800005 (Bihar)

    Need Documents

    Documents required to be attached along with the printout of filled in application form. An application form will be available online on the official website of the university. The list of documents is as follows:

    • Photocopy of Caste certificate, if eligible
    • Photocopy of GATE/ NET or equivalent scorecard
    • Certificate of sponsorship in the prescribed pattern, if eligible
    • Photocopy of High School Certificate
    • Photocopies of all Marksheets

    Application Fee

    Aspirants required to pay the application fee of INR 1500 for General/ OBC/ Sponsored category. For SC/ ST/ PH category aspirants, the application fee is INR 750.

    • Click on ‘Admission’ tab and further on ‘Ph.D. Admission’ link.
    • A registration window will appear.
    • Visit the official website.

    Selection Procedure of NIT (National Institute of Technology) Patna Ph.D. Admission 2018

    Selection of aspirants will be done on basis of merit. Aspirants fulfilling the eligibility criteria will be selected for entrance exam and interview. For each wrong response, 2 marks will be deducted.

    Weightage DetailsFor Master’s DegreeFor Bachelor’s Degree
    Overall academic performance (Matriculation, Intermediate, Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree)30%30%
    Written Test60%60%

    NIT Patna Contact Details

    In case of any query or doubt, kindly contact at:

    National Institute of Technology Patna,

    Ashok Rajpath,

    Mahendru, Patna,

    Bihar (800005), India
    Phone nos.: 0612-2371715/ 2372715/ 2371929/ 2370419/ 2370843/ 2371930
    Institute Fax nos.: 0612-2670631, 0612-2660480

    Merit will be decided on overall academic performance, written examination followed by an Interview. Written test will have 100 multiple choice questions having 6 marks each.

    *The article might have information for the earlier academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification alloted by the University/College

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