Ph.D. degree programme is offered in various departments as follows:
i) Civil Engineering
ii) Computer Science and Engineering
iii) Electrical and Electronics Engineering
iv) Electronics and Communication Engineering
v) Mechanical Engineering
vi) Science & Humanities (Mathematics/ Physics/ Chemistry/ English)
1. ADMISSION CATEGORIES
1.1 Full time
a) Regular full time scholars with institute fellowship/JRF. The institute
fellowship will be limited and shall be available on merit.
b) Sponsored candidates being employee of a public sector undertaking, government department, Defense organization, Research and development organization, a private industry/institution (or) educational institutions.
c) Sponsored from industries under bilateral agreement with the institute.
d) Self-financed (Indian / Foreign)
o Indian: This category refers to the persons with experience and good academic record to join the doctoral program in their personal capacity.
o Foreign: These students are admitted through embassy of the foreign government after the approval from the ministry of external affairs and No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (or) Department of Education, Government of India (or) admitted under MoU with NIT Puducherry.
i. The number of institute fellowships will be limited and shall be available on merit.
ii. In case of full-time sponsored category, the candidate should be sponsored by their salary and allowances and are relieved for a period of not less than three years for pursuing Ph.D. Programme.
iii. In case the sponsorship is withdrawn, the candidate can continue his Ph.D. program provided he/she has passed the comprehensive examination. Under self financed category, he/she may apply for the fellowship from other funding agency.
1.2 Part time
a) Regular employees of the academic institute may apply against Ph.D.
advertisement through proper channel.
b) Project Assistant at Government/Private/Public sector R&D organization/labs who cannot award Ph.D. degree and have MoU with NIT Puducherry, can register at NIT Puducherry under the supervision of a supervisor at NIT Puducherry. It is optional that a major part of the work may be completed in their institution. The Choice of a Supervisor at their institution is optional and shall be a matter of mutual understanding between the supervisor at NIT Puducherry and the principal investigator of the project under which the student is project assistant.
c) Institute Project Staff: Working on sponsored projects undertaken by the institute can be admitted to Ph.D. programme of NIT Puducherry through institute Ph.D., advertisement External Candidates. Employed in other public/private sector organizations or research laboratories having R&D facilities may also register at NIT Puducherry and will normally carry out part or all of one's research work only under supervision of a Supervisor employed in the same organization and a Supervisor at NIT Puducherry.
2.1 Ph.D. in Engineering
Candidates with Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology or a Master’s degree by
Research (M.S. By Research) in Engineering/Technology disciplines with a minimum
of 60% aggregate marks (or) CGPA of 6.5/10 in UG and in PG for admission under
OC/OBC category and 55% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA of 6.0 for SC/ST
candidates. Aggregate marks/CGPA, the standard in awarding the degree that the
university follows will be taken for consideration. No conversion certificate is
2.2 Ph.D. degree in Science & Humanities
Candidates with First class Master’s degree in Sciences & Humanities in the relevant discipline with minimum 60% aggregate marks (CGPA 6.5/10) in UG and in PG for OC/OBC category and 55% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA of 6.0 for SC/ST candidates. A valid GATE/UGC/CSIR/NET score is mandatory for full-time candidates. Aggregate marks/CGPA, the standard in awarding the degree that the university follows will be taken for consideration. No conversion certificate is required.
i. The award of scholarship/fellowship/assistantship shall be governed by circular notification issued by NITPY from time to time.
ii. Candidates applying for part-time and external modes of registration do not require GATE score or NET Score or UGC/CSIR fellowship.
iii. Research areas of all the departments are shown in Table I.
iv. Final year PG students are eligible to apply provided that they should be able to submit the PG provisional degree certificate and consolidated statement of grades at the time of admission.
3. SELECTION PROCEDURE
Candidates recommended by the Departmental Selection Committee from the received
applications will be screened by an entrance test and/or interview by the Departmental
selection Committee with Chairman, Senate (or) a Senate nominee as observer. Both
full time and part time candidates will have a common written test.
4. ADMISSION PROCEDURE
a) Candidates whose selection is approved by the Director will be admitted to the
Ph.D. programme by paying the prescribed fees. The candidate should also pay
fees every semester as prescribed by the institute failing which registration will be
b) Ordinarily, a candidate is not eligible for re-registration for Ph.D. after cancellation of his/her earlier registration for any reason. However, depending on the merits and considering any special circumstance of the individual case, a candidate may be considered for re-registration after Director's approval.