National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela has released the results for admission to Ph.D program spring session for 2017-2018 on December 15, 2017. The result is available on the official website in a PDF format. NIT had earlier invited application froms from the eligible candidates for admission to Ph.D Program in Spring Semester 2017-18. The spring session starts from January 2018. Admissions will be given with fellowship subject to eligibility or without fellowship. Students with external fellowship like JRF-NET can also apply. Candidates may fill their application in online mode. Check complete information regarding NIT Rourkela Admission 2017 application process, eligibility criteria and other information through this page below.

Latest: NIT has released the Provisional Selection List for Admission to Ph.D. Programme 2017, Candidates can check the result below.

NIT Rourkela Admission 2017 for Jan Session

Eligible and Interested candidates may apply online from the official website as per scheduled date. Candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully before filling the application form.

Event Dates
Application form available from 15 Nov 2017
Closing of Application Form process 26 Nov 2017
Publication of result of scrutiny in the website (announcement section) 05 Dec 2017
Date of Test and Interview 11 Dec 2017 13 Dec 2017
Publication of result of Interview 15 Dec 2017
Admission 27 Dec 2017
Semester Registration 01 Jan 2018
Starting of Class / Research work 02 Jan 2018


NIT Rourkela has announced the result ofTest and Interview & Scrutiny Result of Applications for Admission To Ph.D Programme 2017-18 (Spring). The result is available in a PDF format on the official website of NIT. Candidates can also check their result from the links we have provided below or visit the official website of NIT.


  • Click Here to check the Provisional Selection List for Admission to Ph.D. Programme of EC and EE.
  • Click Here to check the Provisional Selection List for Admission to Ph.D. Programme Commencing in 2017-18 (Spring) Semester except for EC and EE.
  • Click Here to check the final list of selected candidates for Test and Interview.

Application Form

Interested candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria can submit the online application form at Applicants are advised to

  • read the advertisement carefully,
  • read the instructions to fill up the online application form
  • fill up and submit the online application form accordingly and
  • pay application fee of Rs.500/- online from online application portal.
  • Sponsored candidates are required to submit the scanned copy of the sponsorship certificate while submitting online application.

Application Process is Over. 

Applicants are NOT required to send hard copy of the application form or any other document to NIT Rourkela. However, candidates who will be called for interview will be required to submit signed copy of the application form, a set of photocopies of all certificates and original sponsorship certificate (for sponsored candidates only) at the time of interview. They also need to produce original certificates from HSC onwards for verification. The signed copy of application form along with a set of photo copies of all certificates will be forwarded to the Academic Office by the department for record.

Eligibility Criteria

For PhD Programme

The minimum qualification required for admission to PhD programme in Engineering, Science, Management, and Humanities & Social Sciences is one of the following:

  • M.E./M.Tech./M.Pharm in relevant discipline with at least 6.5 CGPA or 60 percent marks in aggregate in both B.Tech. (or M.Sc./B.Pharm/ MCA or equivalent) and M.Tech. levels from a recognized Technical Institute or University.
  • B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm/MCA or equivalent in relevant discipline with CGPA of 7.0 or 65 percent marks in aggregate.
  • M.Sc. in Basic Sciences with CGPA 7.0 or 65 percent marks in aggregate in relevant disciplines. For applicants with valid GATE/NET/GPAT score requirement may be relaxed upto 0.5 CGPA or 5% marks.
  • M.B.B.S./B.V.Sc. with CGPA 6.5 or 60 percent marks in aggregate.

Further, candidates having the following qualification can also apply for Ph. D in Management and Humanities & Social Sciences:

  • M.A. / MBA / M.Com. /M. Sc. in Humanities and Social Sciences or Management with 6.5 CGPA or 60 percent marks in aggregate.

Application Awaiting Results

For thesis based Postgraduate degrees [(M. Tech. (Research), MS or equivalent] a student is permitted to submit the final result within one year from the date of thesis submission. However, one documentary evidence (proof of thesis submission) from the candidate’s Institute/University is required to be submitted at the time of admission.

For all course based degrees [B. Tech., M. Sc.., MBA, M. Tech. (Regular)] results need to have been published before admission is granted. In exceptional cases when a university will not be in a position to publish result by the time of admission, submission of qualifying degree result may be permitted till 28th February, 2018, but not beyond.

Qualifying Degrees and Primary Disciplines for Admission

Differential academic qualifications across the departments have been made considering the departmental requirement, availability of candidates in the respective departments and uniform growth of all departments in the Institute.

  • In addition to the minimum eligibility criteria (based on B. Tech, M.Sc., MBA, MA, M. Tech. and M. Pharm examinations) A candidate should score minimum 60% marks or 6.5/10 CGPA throughout career to be eligible for admission to Ph. D program. The DRC, however, may make one exception(marks <60% or Grade < 6.5/10) at its discretion from among the results of 10th, +2, BA, NIT Rourkela Ph. D Admission Notice [Spring 2017-18] Page – 3 of 9 B.Sc., Diploma etc. (except qualifying degree) if the candidate has qualified GATE/NET/GPAT or other national level fellowship tests like DST-INSPIRE, RGNF etc.
  •  For admission to Engineering and Science disciplines (except Life Science), a candidate should have passed Mathematics in +2 Science.
  • Science students admitted to Ph. D program in Engineering need Mathematics in +3 level. Students without Mathematics in +3 level may be admitted under the condition that they will have to register for 16 credits of 100 and 200 level Mathematics and 100 level Computer Science courses (Theory and Practical) in addition to their normal course requirement, and secure at least C grade in each course
  • A student should have passed Life Science or Biological Science either in +2 or +3 level for admission to Ph. D in Life Science department.
  • Students without adequate background in the primary discipline will be required to have 10% extra marks (1.0 CGPA) to qualify over students with specialization in a primary discipline, unless explicitly exempted by the senate. List of primary disciplines for specializations under the various departments is given below.

Fee Structure

Fees to be paid at the time of admission to PhD Programmes:

Institute Fees Amount to be paid at the time of admission
Admission fee (One time fee) Rs. 1500
Tuition fee Rs. 7500 (Nil for SC/ST students)
Other fees (Exam, Library, Electricity etc.) Rs. 3000
Student activity fee Rs. 2000
Hostel Seat rent Rs. 5000
Medical fee Rs. 1250
Caution Money (Refundable if programme is completed) (one time) Rs. 5000
Hall Establishment fee Rs. 5000
Mess Advance Rs. 19500
Total (to be paid through demand draft in favour of
Director, NIT, Rourkela payable at any bank in Rourkela))
Rs. 49750 (Rs. 42250 in case of SC ST Students)


The above fee is only for the 1st semester. For remaining semesters the approximate fee will be Rs.43,250/- per semester (Rs.35,750 /- for SC/ST students) which is inclusive of Mess dues. However, the Institute reserves the right to amend the fee structure from time to time, which will be implemented with immediate effect for all students irrespective of the date of admission

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