IIT BHU Varanasi PhD Admission 2017 – Eligibility, Application, Dates


PhD Admission 2017-18 at IIT BHU Varanasi | PhD Application Form 2017-18

Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi has invited online applications for admission to PhD Program for Even Semester of 2017-18 Session.

PhD Program in Specializations – Ceramic Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Humanities and Social Science, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Mgmt, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Pharmacy, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Biochemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Technology.

PhD Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have the requisite qualification with minimum marks/CPI as mentioned below in the discipline concerned or in an allied discipline/area.

PhD in Engineering: Applicants with master’s degree in engineering in the discipline concerned or in an allied discipline/area must have a minimum of 60% marks or 6.0 CPI (on a 10.0 point scale) at the master’s degree level.

Applicants with bachelor’s degree in engineering in the discipline concerned or in an allied discipline/area must have a minimum of 75% marks or 7.5 CPI (on a 10.0 point scale) at the bachelor’s degree level.

The applicants should be qualified in GATE for the award of Institute Assistantship.

Applicants with master’s degree in science or in an allied discipline/area (where science is an allied discipline/area), must satisfy each of the following criteria:

A minimum of 65% marks or 6.5 CPI (on a 10.0 point scale) at the master’s degree level,

A minimum of 60% marks or 6.0 CPI (on a 10.0 point scale) at the bachelor’s degree level, and

Qualified in GATE or NET-LS or CSIR/UGC-NET-JRF or DBT-JRF or ICMR-JRF or DST-INSPIRE fellowship.

PhD in Pharmacy: Applicants with master’s degree in pharmacy or in an allied discipline/area must have a minimum of 60% marks or 6.0 CPI (on a 10.0 point scale) at the master’s degree level.

Applicants with bachelor’s degree in pharmacy must have a minimum of 75% marks or 7.5 CPI (on a 10.0 point scale) at the bachelor’s degree level.

The applicants should be qualified in GPAT or GATE or DBT-JRF or ICMR-JRF or NET-LS or CSIR/NET-JRF or DST INSPIRE fellowship.

PhD in Sciences: Applicants with master’s degree in science in the discipline concerned or in an allied discipline/area must have a minimum of 60% marks or 6.0 CPI (on a 10.0 point scale at the master’s degree level and qualified in GATE or NET-LS or CSIR/UGC-NET-JRF or DBTJRF or ICMR-JRF or DST-INSPIRE fellowship.

Applicants with four-year bachelor’s degree in science in the discipline concerned or in an allied discipline/area must have a minimum of 75% marks or 7.5 CPI (on a 10.0 point scale) at the bachelor’s degree level.

They should be qualified in GATE or NET-LS or CSIR/UGC-NET-JRF or DBT-JRF or ICMR-JRF.

PhD in Humanistic Studies: Applicants with Master’s degree in relevant subject or allied subjects with a minimum CPI of 6.00 on a 10.0 point scale (or 60% marks) in the qualifying degree.Applicants should be qualified in UGC -NET-JRF.

Applicants with Master’s degree in Science or allied subjects with a minimum CPI of 6.00 on a 10.0 point scale (or 60% marks) in the qualifying degree. Applicants should be qualified in CSIR/UGC-NET-JRF or in GATE.

Applicants with Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Sciences (4-Year program) with a minimum CPI of 7.50 on a 10.0 point scale (or 75% marks) in the qualifying degree with qualified GATE Score.

PhD in Interdisciplinary Programs

PhD in Systems Eng: Applicants with bachelor’s and master’s degree in any branch of Engg must have a minimum of 60% marks or 6.0 CPI (on a 10.0 point scale) at the master’s degree level.


Applicants with bachelor’s degree in any branch of engineering must have a minimum of 75% marks or 7.5 CPI (on a 10.0 point scale) at the bachelor’s degree level.

The applicants with bachelor’s degree should also be qualified in GATE for the award of Institute Assistantship.

PhD in Industrial Mgt.: Applicants with bachelor’s degree in any branch of engineering and master’s degree in any branch of engineering/management must have a minimum of 60% marks or 6.0 CPI (on a 10.0 point scale) at the master’s degree level.

Applicants with bachelor’s degree in any branch of engineering must have a minimum of 75% marks or 7.5 CPI (on a 10.0 point scale) at the bachelor’s degree level.

The applicants with bachelor’s degree should also be qualified in GATE for the award of Institute Assistantship.

PhD in Biochemical Eng/Bio-Medical Eng/ Materials Science &Tech.: Applicants with master’s degree in the discipline concerned or in an allied discipline must have a minimum of 60% marks or 6.0 CPI (on a 10.0 point scale) at the master’s degree level.

Applicants with bachelor’s degree in the discipline concerned or in an allied discipline should have a minimum of 75% marks or 7.5 CPI (on a 10.0 point scale) at the bachelor’s degree level.

The applicants should be qualified in GATE/NET-LS for the award of Institute Assistantship.

PhD in Humanities & Social Sciences (English): Applicants with master’s degree in arts (English) should have a minimum of 60% marks or 6.0 CPI (on a 10.0 point scale) at the master’s degree level.

Applicants should be qualified in UGC-NET-LS or UGC-NET-JR.

PhD Selection Criteria

Admission to PhD Program will be based normally on written test and interview of the applicants shortlisted by the DPGC of the Department/School concerned.

However, outstanding applicants, who have acquired their M.Tech/M.Pharm degrees from the premier institutions such as IITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions may be offered admission directly, provided they have obtained a CPI of 8.0 or above (on a 10.0 point scale).

This may be done at the time of shortlisting itself.

The shortlisting for calling for written test and interview may be done based on the percentage marks/CPI in the qualifying examination.

PhD Application Form

The applicant can apply online on the website: www.iitbhu.ac.in.

Application Processing Fee (Rs.500/- for GEN/OBC applicants and Rs.250/- for SC/ST/PD applicants) should be paid ONLINE ONLY and is Non‐ Refundable.

Application Dates

Last date for receipt of completed application form: November 15th 2017

Last date for notification of shortlisted applicants to be called for interview on admission portal: November 21st 2017

Date of Interview/Written Test: 02nd – 05th December 2017

Announcement of List of applicants Offered Admission including Wait Listed applicants: December 08th 2017

Last date for online submission of Admission Fee: December 13th, 2017

Last date for 1st withdrawal from Admission/ Waitlist activation: December 15th 2017

Last date for 2nd Withdrawal from admission/ 2nd Waitlist activation: December 20th 2017

Date of P.G. Admission Closure: December 26th 2017

Date of Physical Registration in Dept./School concerned: December 27th 2017

Commencement of Classes: December 29th 2017

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