BIT Ranchi PhD Admission 2018 (full time/Part Time)

BIT Ranchi – Admission Notification for Full-time/Part-time PhD Programs (Session Spring 2018)


Birla Institute of Technology (BITS) Mesra Ranchi invites applications from eligible candidates for admission for BIT Ranchi PhD Admission 2018 under full-time / part-time categories for the spring session 2018


PhD Program offered in the following Departments:

Architecture, Bio-Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Science & Technology, Physics, Production Engineering, Remote Sensing and Space Engineering & Rocketry


Eligibility Criteria

Candidates with following qualification shall be eligible for admission to the Ph. D. Program of the Institute:

Candidates possessing M.Tech/M.E/M.Sc. (Engg)/M.Arch/M.Pharm /M.Sc. /MCA / MBA or equivalent Degree in relevant branch from a recognized University / Institute with minimum 60% marks or 6.0 CGPA on a ten point scale in the qualifying exam are eligible to apply for admission in the departments as per their Specialization



Candidates possessing B.Tech/B.E/B.Sc. (Engg)/ B.Pharm/BArch or equivalent Degree in relevant branch from a recognized University/ Institute with minimum 70% or 7.0 CGPA on a ten point scale in the qualifying examination and a valid GATE score with a minimum of 80 percentile are eligible to apply

Candidates possessing B.Tech/B.E/B.Sc. (Engg) /B.Pharm/ BArch or equivalent Degree in relevant branch from a recognized University/ Institute with minimum 70% or 7.0 CGPA on a ten point scale in the qualifying examination and employed in R&D organizations and having ten years’ experience with good research credentials are eligible to apply

Relaxation for SC/ST Candidates: Eligibility criteria will be relaxed by 5% marks for SC/ST candidates


Selection Procedure

Selection to the PhD programs would be based on performance in a written test, previous academic record and an interview. Only such candidates, who obtain the minimum required marks in aptitude test, subject specific test and the indicated total percentage of marks, will be considered for final preparation of result as given below:

General [Aptitude Test (100%) = 40%; Subject Test (100%) = 40%; Academic Record (60%); Interview (40%) and total (300%) = 50%]

SC/ST [Aptitude Test (100%) = 35%; Subject Test (100%) = 35%; Academic Record (60%); Interview (40%) and total (300%) = 45%]

Venue for Ph.D. Entrance Test:

The Ph.D. Entrance Test will be held on 03rd January 2018 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Institute Main Building in the Institute’s Campus at Mesra, Ranchi-835215.


Exam Pattern

The Ph.D. Entrance Test would consist of 2 parts

a) General Aptitude Test common to all applicants, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am and

b) Subject Specific Tests to examine basic fundamental knowledge in the subject, from

11:00 am to 1:00 pm for candidates applied for only one Department

11:00 am to 1:00 pm & 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm for candidates applied for two Departments

11:00 am to 1:00 pm & 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm & 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm for candidates applied for three Departments

The syllabi of the Subject Specific Tests for each Department can be seen on the Department web pages on the Institute website


Fellowships Details

Institute fellowships are available for full-time scholars

Only those with superior performance in the PhD Entrance Test shall be eligible for Institute Fellowship with initial amount of Rs. 12000/- per month for the first year

After satisfactory performance (i.e. clearing all the registered subjects and getting the synopsis approved) in the first year, the Institute fellowship will be enhanced to Rs. 15000/- (Rs. 14000/- for Science Departments) per month in second year

Only if a student publishes at least one research paper in SCI journals of repute, then his/her Institute fellowship amount will be enhanced to Rs.18000/- per month (Rs.16000/- for Science depts.) in the third year

Candidates who have qualified in UGC-JRF/CSIR- NET/any other national level test for pursuing PhD would avail the fellowships directly from the respective organizations


How to Apply

To apply for the PhD Program (Session Spring 2018), eligible candidates must complete and submit the application online [link available on Institute website].

Pay application fee through State Bank Collect (any nationalized bank) of Rs.2500/- (General candidates) and Rs.1500/- (for SC/ST candidates). Fee once remitted shall not be refunded under any circumstances

Send a printout of the completed application form along with required enclosures (see List of Enclosures) in a A4 size envelope by Speed post / reliable courier (means by which sender may track its movement on internet) to the office of Dean, Admissions & Academic Coordination, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi-835215, to reach positively by the due date

Write “Application for PhD Admission (Session Spring 2018) on top of the envelope”

Applications reaching us after the due date are liable to be rejected / may not be processed.

Please do not print a blank form and fill it by hand as this will not be accepted



Please use separate application forms to apply for two or more Departments. Each application form must be complete in all respects and sent in a separate envelope along with all required enclosures as above. Candidates may apply for the Ph.D. program in a maximum of three Departments

For more details information please visit their official website:



Important Dates


Availability of Application Form (Online): 08th November 2017


Last Date to Apply Online: 08th December 2017


Last Date for Receipt of Completed Forms at Mesra: 13th December 2017


Display of list of eligible candidates to be called of Written Test and Interview: 22nd December 2017


Date for Entrance Test: 03rd January 2018


Interview of Selected candidates: 04th January 2018


Declaration of 1st Provisional Selection List on the Institute Website/NB: 06th January 2018


Date of Admission by 12th January 2018


Date for Commencement of Classes: 16th January 2018


BIT Mesra Ranchi

Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra Ranchi (Deemed University u/s 3 of UGC Act 1956), Mesra, Ranchi-835215, Tel.: 0651-2275868 (Dir), PBX: 2275444/896, Website


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