National Institute of Technology Silchar

Ph.D Mechanical Engineering National Institute of Technology Silchar

Also known as: NIT Silchar
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Course Details

  • Mode: Full time
  • Duration: 6 Years
  • Offered by: National Institute of Technology Silchar

Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering doctorate program offered by National Institute of Technology Silchar.

Duration

Minimum duration of the Ph.D. Program, excluding dropped semester(s)/maternity leave, are as follows:

  • Full-time students with a Post Graduate degree shall have to be enrolled for a minimum period of four semesters.
  • Part-time students with a Post Graduate degree shall have to be enrolled for a minimum period of six semesters.
  • Full-time students with Bachelor degrees shall have to be enrolled for a minimum of a period of six semesters.
  • Part-time students with Bachelor degrees shall have to be enrolled for a minimum of a period of eight semesters.

The Institute admits Ph.D. students under the following categories:

(I) Regular: The regular students are those who work full-time for their Ph.D. and may receive assistantship from the Institute or fellowship from CSIR/UGC or any other recognized funding agency or maybe self-financed.

(II) Sponsored: The Institute may admit persons who are employed in a Central/State Govt. Departments/PSUs/Reputed Educational Institutes/Research organizations/Reputed Industries for doing research in the Institute on a full-time basis. He/She should have at least two years of working experience in the respective field. The candidate must submit the filled-in sponsorship letter (FORM I) from the employer with the application for admission. He/She shall not be entitled to any financial support from the Institute.

(III) Part-Time: This category refers to the candidates who are professionally employed personnel. They have to stay in the Institute/around the Institute at least during the period of coursework so that they can attend regular classes as per the Institute academic norm. The applicant must be an employee of a State/ Central Govt. Departments/ PSUs/ Reputed Educational Institutes/ Research organizations/ Reputed Industries at the time of admission having at least one year experience in the discipline in which admission is sought. No financial assistance shall be provided by the Institute to such students.

A No Objection Certificate from the Head of the Institute/Organization, in which he/she is employed, must be enclosed with application in FORM II.

(IV) Project Staff: This category refers to the candidates who work on sponsored projects in the Institute. They may apply for admission into part-time Ph.D. program of the Institute. The remaining duration of the project at the time of admission should be at least one year. They may be sponsored (FORM II-A) as part-time students by the Dean (R & C) on recommendation of the Project Investigator.

(V) Sponsored (External Registration): This category refers to candidates employed in R&D organizations/ educational Institutes having adequate research facilities. The research work leading to the Ph.D. degree may be carried out on a part-time basis largely in the parent organization of the candidate under a Local Supervisor (Joint Supervisor) from his/her organization, but with the overall guidance and advice to be provided by a faculty member (Institute Supervisor) of the department in which he/she is registered. A consent letter along with bio-data of the proposed local supervisor must be enclosed with the application for admission. Sponsorship certificate (FORM III) from the Head of the organization where the candidate is employed must be enclosed at the time of application. No financial assistance from NIT Silchar shall be provided to such students.

(VI) Institute Employees: Institute employees (regular and contract) may be sponsored (FORM II-B) as part-time students by the Director, on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of the concerned employee. A contractual employee may continue with his/her Ph.D. program even after his/her tenure of appointment or his/her contract is terminated.

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Eligibility Criteria

Students for admission into Ph.D. Program in Engineering Departments must satisfy one of the following criteria:

  • M.E./M.Tech. or equivalent in an appropriate area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 (on a 10 point scale) or equivalent (60% of marks). For SC/ST candidates, a minimum CPI of 6.0 (on a 10 point scale) or equivalent (55% of marks).
  • B.E./B.Tech. with an excellent academic record and with a CPI of at least 8.0 (on 10 point scale) or equivalent (75% of marks). For graduate from IITs/NITs, the minimum CPI requirement is 7.0 (on 10 point scale). For SC/ST candidates, there is a relaxation of 0.5 CPI or 5% of marks.
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