National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) Surathkal Ph.D. Admission 2012-2013

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal invites application for admission to Ph.D Programmes  for the academic session 2012-2013 (December Session).

Minimum Eligibility

Admission to a Ph.D. Programme shall be open to candidates who passed the prescribed qualifying examination with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 6.5 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 degree programme). However, this prescribed minimum shall be a CGPA of 6.0 or 55% marks in the aggregate for SC/ST candidates. The prescribed qualifying examination is as follows:
i) For Ph.D. in Engineering/Technology – Master’s degree in relevant field.
ii) For Ph.D. in Science /Humanities, Social Sciences & Management – Master’s degree in relevant field.

Employed professionals having experience and proven competence aspiring for Ph.D. Programme will be considered under External Registration and will be allowed to pursue their research at their own location of work. A minimum of one semester residential requirement is to be completed by all external registrants.

There are five types of student status for Ph.D. programme:

ii) Full-time students on Institute Scholarship
ii) Full-time sponsored students on QIP
iii) Full-time/External Registrants sponsored from Industry or other organizations including Educational Institutions.
iv) Full-time/ External Registrants non sponsored non-scholarship students
v) Internal Registrants sponsored staff of NITK.

There will not be any age restriction. However, preference should be given to those who are below 45 years of age.

Specializations in Ph.D. Programme are listed below

Civil Engineering: Structures, Geotechnical, Transportation, Earthquake Engg. Environment, Earth Sciences

Applied Mechanics & Hydraulics: Water Resources Engg & Management, Marine Structures & Coastal Engg., RS & GIS Applications.

Mechanical Engg: Renewable Energy, Alternative Fuels, IC Engine & Combustion, Refrigeration and Airconditioning, Heat Transfer, Fluid Dynamics, Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue, FEM,
Stress Analysis, Tribology, Machine Dynamics and Vibration, Advance Materials, Advance Manufacturing, Mechatronics, MEMS, Nanotechnology, Robotics and Control.

Electrical Engineering: Energy Systems, Power Electronics & Drives, High Voltage Engg, Power Systems, Control Systems, Instrumentation Engg.

Electronics & Commn.: Communication/VLSI/ Signal Processing

Chemical Engineering: Process Development, Particulate System, Biotechnology, Environmental Engg. Transfer Operation, Industrial Biotechnology

Metallurgical & Materials: Engineering Mechanical Processes, Chemical Processes & Materials

Mining Engg.: Rock Mechanics & Ground Control, Drilling & Blasting, Mine Planning, Environmental Management

Physics: Solid State Physics, Materials Science, Theoretical Physics, Electromagnetics, Photonics

Chemistry: Physical, Inorganic, Organic Chemistry

Humanities, Social Sciences & Management: Management, Economics, English (Comparative Literature) & related Disciplines

Mathematics & Computational Sciences: Graph Theory, Fluid Mechanics, Computer Applications, Reliability Engg., Systems Optimization, Functional Analysis.

Information Technology: Applied Perception, Cloud Computing, Databases, Data Mining, Distributed / High Performance Computing, Human Computer Interaction, Multimedia Information
Retrieval, QOS Aware Bio-Inspired MANETS, Virtual Reality, Web Services, Wireless Sensor Networks.

Computer Science and Engg: Computer Networks, Software Engineering, Distributed Computing, Databases, Data Mining, Information Security, High Performance Computing, Computer Vision.


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Selection Procedure

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

How to Apply

The prescribed application form and Information Bulletin can be downloaded from the Institute website The application form can be duly filled and sent to the Dy. Registrar (Academic), National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Srinivasnagar, Mangalore -575 025, Karnataka State on or before the last date prescribed 03.12.2012 along with the D.D. of Rs. 500/- (for SC/ST- Rs.150/-). drawn in favour of the Director, N.I.T.K., Surathkal payable at State Bank of India, or Canara Bank, NITK, Campus Branch, Surathkal. Candidates sponsored by the Educational Institutions/Industries must get their applications forwarded through proper channel.

Applications which are incomplete/defective/received late are liable to be rejected summarily and no correspondence will be entertained on such applications.
Note: If a candidate desires to apply to more than one Department, he/she should submit separate application along with D.D. for each PhD programme. Candidates called for interview will have to appear for interview at their own cost. The interview will be held at N.I.T.K., Surathkal.

Calendar of Events for admission to Ph.D. Programmes 2012-13 (December Session):

Last Date for receiving completed applications 03.12.2012 (Monday)

Applications to be sent to the Departments for processing, on or before 03.12.2012 (Monday)

Preparing preliminary merit-list or short-listing 07.12.2012 (Friday)

Last date for dispatch of call letters to short-listed candidates, and announcement in the website by respective departments. 07.12.2012 (Friday)

Selection Test and/or Interview 17.12.2012 (Monday)

Publication of provisional selection/merit-list on website by respective departments. 18.12.2012 (Tuesday)

Last date for Sending admission orders/letters 24.12.2012 (Monday)

Reporting Dates for Selection-List Candidates 19.12.2012 to 28.12.2012

Last Date for sending admission orders/letters to waiting-list candidates 01.01.2013 (Tuesday)

Last Date for Reporting, for waiting-list candidates 02.01.2013 (Wednesday)

Commencement of Programme 31.12.2012 (Monday)

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