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  • National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur
  • An Institute of National Importance Established by Government of India
  • राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान जमशेदपुर
  • भारत सरकार द्वारा स्थापित राष्ट्रीय महत्व की संस्था

NIT Jamshedpur - Cradle of technical excellence
Ph. D Programme


Admission to Ph.D. Programme will be offered in the following two categories:

  • Institute Research Scholar (RS) which is stipendiary.
  • Sponsored Scholar (SS) which is non-stipendiary and is only applicable to candidates employed in reputed industry / government organizations / research institutions and with a minimum experience of 5 years.

Reservation for SC/ST/OBC is applicable as per Govt. of India rules.

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  • No separate interview letter / communication will be made to any individual.
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Selection Procedure

The admission to Ph.D. Programme will be on the basis of weightage as given below:

  • Overall academic performance (to be fixed by the Institute): 70%
  • Written Test may be conducted
  • Interview conducted by the Department : 30%

All candidates selected for admission shall be required to deposit the requisite Institute fee at the time of admission.

Semester Registration

A scholar will have to register in each semester till the submission of thesis, by payment of fees as applicable. Generally, registration for Autumn Semester will be in July/August and Spring Semester in December/January.


Each scholar (RS/SS category) admitted to Ph.D. Programme will complete a minimum of 12 credits and maximum of 20 credits through course work allocated by Doctoral Scrutiny Committee (DSC). If a required course is not available in the existing curricula, instructions in the subject will be imparted in "self study" mode and which shall have all evaluation components as prescribed for a regular course. All Research Scholars will have to obtain minimum grade of 'C' in individual subjects so assigned. If the grade obtained by a candidate in any subject is below 'C', the candidate is required to repeat that subject and clear it with grade not less than C. Should the candidates fails to clear the coursework within one year of the course enrollment, the DSC may review the performance of the candidate and recommend the change of course work.

Residential Requirement

Normally, a candidate has to devote at least three years of study and research. Research scholar in the SS category will have a minimum residential requirement of one year which may be reduced to one semester by the DSC to complete the course work.


A candidate is required to give a seminar talk on the topic of his research work within one year of enrolment or within one year of completion of the course work as the case may be. The seminar talk will be delivered to an open audience in the presence of the DSC and DAC (PG & R). If the seminar is satisfactory, the candidate will be allowed to register for the degree. However, if the DSC and DAC (PG & R) is not satisfied by the seminar talk, the candidate will be required to deliver another talk with suitable modification or improvement.

Monitoring the Work and Progress

Each research scholar will be assigned a Supervisor (not more than two) by the Department. The research work and progress of the scholars will be monitored by the DSC specially appointed for each scholar. The work and progress of the scholars in each semester will be assessed by the DSC and the thesis supervisor and only on satisfactory progress as approved by the DSC, the scholars will be allowed to continue in the programme.

No Research scholar shall be permitted to accept or hold any appointment, paid or otherwise or receive any emoluments, salary, stipend or any other scholarship during the tenure. However, Sponsored Scholar (SS) will not get any Research Scholarship.

Field of Specialisation

Broad field of research in the different departments are as mentioned below:

Civil Engineering.
  • Structural Engineering
  • Concrete Technology
  • Soil-structure interaction
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Buckling, vibration and stability of composite plate / shell
  • Stability analysis, foundation engg., ground improvement, river bank filtration
  • Reinforced earth, environmental geo-technique, ground improvement
  • Transportation engineering
  • Surface water hydrology, river flood flow modeling, water resources systems analysis and rain water harvesting, watershed management
Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Instrumentation and control
  • Control system
  • Power systems
  • AC drives, application of power electronics in power system
  • Power system and protection
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Electrical machines and drives
Electronics & Communications Engineering
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • Non-conventional power generation
  • Instrumentation and control systems
  • VLSI and embedded systems
Mechanical Engineering
  • Solar energy
  • I.C Engine, Gas turbines, Power plants, Combined cycle, Energy systems.
  • Heat transfer & Mass transfer
  • Mechanism
  • CFD, integrated energy systems, fluid flow
  • Thermal engineering
  • Renewable energy
  • Machine Design, CAD /CAM
  • Value engineering
  • TPM and TQM
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning
  • Vibration
  • Composite materials
  • Process integration, pinch technology
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Process metallurgy
  • Corrosion engineering
  • Phase transformation, structure - property relationship
  • Physical metallurgy
  • Iron and steel making
  • Extractive metallurgy
  • Mechanical metallurgy: fatigue, fracture and failure analysis
  • Geology, mineral beneficiation, bio-hydro metallurgy, bio-technology
  • Metallic glass
  • Nanotechnology
  • Hydro metallurgy
  • Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Engineering
  • Structural Mechanics
Manufacturing Engineering
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Manufacturing management
  • Product design and development
  • Rapid prototype and reverse engineering
  • Industrial engineering and management
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Toyota Production system
  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • Energy management
  • Surface science
  • Environmental chemistry , waste disposal management
  • Biophysical, analytical chemistry, surface chemistry
  • Materials science
Computer Applications
  • Software Quality and Reliability, Supply Chain Management
  • Fuzzy logic and its applications
  • Operation research and statistics
  • Multivariate polynomial system
  • Numerical analysis
  • Fractional calculus and integrated equations
  • Laser applications

Legal Jurisdiction

All disputes pertaining to the counseling and admission for the Ph.D. programme of NIT Jamshedpur shall fall within the jurisdiction of Jamshedpur, Jharkhand only.


The statement made in the information brochure and all other information contained herein is believed to be correct at the time of publication. However, the Institute reserves the right to make at any time without notice, changes in and additions to the regulations, conditions governing the admission, requirements, seats, fees and any other information, or statements contained in this information brochure. No responsibility will be accepted by the Institute / Chairman - PG & R Admission for hardship or expenses encountered by its students / any other person for such changes, additions, omissions or errors, no matter how they are caused. Address for correspondence.

Address for correspondence

Associate Dean (Academic: PG & R)
National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur
PO RIT Jamshedpur 831 014
Jharkhand, India
Telephone: 0657-2374248, 23724245
Email: assodean.acad@nitjsr.ac.in, dean.ac@nitjsr.ac.in
Website: nitjsr.ac.in

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