Thursday, 27 September 2012


The Institute will be admitting candidates to  Ph.D. programmes in various departments for the Spring Semester and applications are invited for admission to full-time / part- time Ph. D. programmes in the following departments/Centres:
(I)  Departments:
(1)  Alternate Hydro-Energy Centre, Architecture and Planning, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Earthquake Engineering,  Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Hydrology, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Paper Technology, and Water Resources and Management  (2) Biotechnology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Physics. (3) Humanities & Social Sciences and Management Studies.
(II) Centres of Execellence: (1) Centre for Transportation Systems (2) Centre for Disaster Mitigation and Management (3) Centre for Nanotechnology.
(III)Institute Instrumentation Centre
1.   Eligibility & Minimum Qualifications : An applicant possessing the following qualifications in appropriate area shall be eligible to apply for admission to Ph.D. programmes of the Institute:
(a)  Master's degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Urban & Rural Planning / Pharmacy / Computer Applications of 3 years duration after graduation in respective discipline or equivalent with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 6.00 on a 10 point scale or equivalent as determined by the Institute wherever letter grades are awarded; or 60% marks in aggregate (of all the years/semesters) where marks are awarded. Such candidates should have qualified GATE prior to admission to M.Tech/ M.Arch or thereafter (GATE score may or may not be valid) or UGC/CSIR NET wherever applicable.This condition shall not be applicable to Sponsored Research Scholars/ Part-Time Research Scholars. OR
(b)  Master's degree in Sciences/Humanities & Social Sciences/ Management in respective discipline or equivalent with a valid NET or valid GATE or valid GPAT  score and minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 6.00 on a 10 point scale or equivalent as determined by the Institute where letter grades are awarded; or 60% marks   where marks are awarded. OR
(c) B.Tech. / B.Arch. degree or equivalent in respective discipline with excellent academic record (with a minimum CGPA of 7.0 on a 10 point scale or equivalent or 70% marks) and in possession of a valid GATE score.
2. The admission eligibility requirements may be relaxed to 5.5 on a 10 point scale or equivalent, or to 55% marks to the following categories:
(a) SC/ST candidates with Master’s degree.
(b) Any category of PD (Persons with   disabilities) candidate holding B.Tech. degree or equivalent degree.
(c) Academic staff of the Institute who has an experience of more than 5 years
3. Eligibility for Part-time Ph.D.
a) The applicant possesses the minimum entry qualifications for the degree as given in 1 above;
b) The applicant proves that his official duties permit him to devote sufficient time to research;
c) He / She will be required to reside at the Institute for a period of not less than 6 months during his/her registration for the degree.
(This condition of minimum residence period will be automatically waived for candidates who are working in Roorkee or in Organizations / institutions located within a distance of 100 km from the Institute).
d) The facility of part time registration will also be available to all employees of the IIT Roorkee or candidates working in organizations having MoU with IITR or organizations approved by IIT Roorkee as Research Centres. Such applicants are exempted from the requirement of having valid GATE / NET / GPAT.
e) The applicants must have been in continuous service with the sponsoring organization for at least two years at the time of submitting the application form for admission.
f ) The candidates working in Institute/University awarding Ph.D. degree itself are not eligible for admission as a part-time candidate.
4. Employee seeking admission to the Ph.D. programme with minimum of two years service in an organization or confirmed regular employee may obtain and submit ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the employer to the effect that the duties allotted by the employer will allow the required time for this pursuit.
For admission to Ph.D. programmes of Spring Semester 2012-13, candidates need to register and fill the application ONLINE (website shall be open from 26.09.12) only by accessing  on or before October 26, 2012. The application process is complete only when a print out of the filled ONLINE application form with the candidate’s signature, IITR copy of bank challan and a good quality photo affixed at the appropriate places are sent to the Chairman, PG Admissions office, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee along with necessary documents so as to reach on or before November 02, 2012.
A candidate is required to download Bank Challan Proforma after finalizing the application form simultaneousely  and then deposit the requisite fee of Rs. 200/- for GEN/OBC and Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PD category candidates in any branch of State Bank of India throughout the country on or before the last date i.e. October 26, 2012.  Bank will retain a copy and will return two copies to you.
In those two copies, retain the Candidate’s copy with you and attach the IITR’s copy with the application form.
The candidate is also required to deposit  separate fee for each department/centre through separate Bank Challan form.
* Reservation in admissions is as per directions of Govt. of India from time to time.
* Preference will be given to graduates from IITs/IISc possessing a CGPA of 7.5 in M.Tech /M.Arch degree in Engineering and Architecture, and a CGPA of 8.0 in M.Sc / M.Tech degree in Sciences.
* A good number of Institute assistantships are available as per MHRD norms.
Note:- Separate application  be sent for separate departments/centres and for each department/centre separate fee by separate Challan form will be required with each completed application form. Incomplete application forms and without Bank Challan for payment of application fee will not be entertained.
For more details visit the Institute website:  or contact “Chairman PG Admission Office” at Phone No. 01332-284010 / 285875
Chairman, PG Admission-2013
Important Documents
Admission to Ph.D. Programmes of Spring Semester 2012-13

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Poster for Admission to Ph.D Programme of Spring Semester 2012-13.

PhD Information Brochure 2012-13

OBC Certificate

List of Approved Research Centres

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