Ph.D Admission

About Ph.D

NITTTR, Chandigarh has been granted the status of Deemed to be University under Distinct Category. Henceforth, NITTTR Chandigarh will be awarding the degree under its own aegis.

NITTTR, Chandigarh offers Ph.D. Programmes under the following categories:

Regular
  • PhD under QIP Scheme of AICTE
  • PhD under Sponsored (by Institute/ Industry/ Other Organizations/ Self) Scheme
Modular
  • Ph.D. under Sponsored (by Institute/ Industry/ Other Organizations/ Self) Scheme
  • Employees of NITTTR Chandigarh

PhD scholars have to follow all PhD rules and regulation of the respective university in addition to the Ph.D. rules and regulation of NITTTR Chandigarh.

Ph.D Admission 2024-25
  1. Information Brochure [Brochure]
  2. Last Date of Submitting e-Applications for Entrance Test: 20th August 2024 (upto 5:30 PM) on phd.entrance@nitttrchd.ac.in
  3. Date of Entrance Test: 22nd August 2024
  4. Last Date of Submitting e-Applications for Ph.D. Admission: 27th August 2024 (upto 5:30 PM) on phd.admissions@nitttrchd.ac.in
  5. Dates of Counselling and Interview for September 2024 Admission: 2nd September, 2024
Eligibility Criteria for Ph.D. Admission

In-service Teachers/ Working Professionals/ Fresh Master’s Degree holders aspiring to be teachers are eligible to apply for admission in Ph.D. programmes subject to the following minimum eligibility criteria:

  1. Ph.D. under QIP Scheme of AICTE: Please refer the eligibility criteria prescribed as per the AICTE-QIP scheme information brochure available at https://qip.aicte- india.org/assets/manuals/QIP_Admission_Brochure_21_05_2024.pdf.
  2. Ph.D. under Sponsored (by Institute/ Industry/Other Organizations/ Self) Scheme (Regular/Modular):
    1. Relevant Master’s Degree or Equivalent in Engineering/ Applied Sciences/Management with a minimum CGPA of 6.00 on a 10-point scale or 60% (55% in case of SC/ ST/ PWD/ OBC/ EWS) marks in aggregate where marks are awarded.
    2. Qualified GATE/ NET/ other such national fellowship test or Ph.D. Entrance Test of NITTTR, Chandigarh in the respective discipline.
    3. Note: For the candidates opting for Modular Ph.D., an experience of minimum two years is essential.
    4. Interview of the eligible candidates by Ph.D. Admission Committee of NITTTR Chandigarh
    5. Any other additional eligibility criteria as per sponsoring/ funding agency’s requirement will also be applicable.
Programme Duration
  1. Ph.D. Programme shall be for a minimum duration of three (3) years for regular and four (4) years for modular candidates from the date of admission.
  2. The maximum permissible duration is six (6) years from the date of admission to the Ph.D. programme.
  3. A candidate does not require to seek any extension for submission of thesis upto 6 years from the date of admission. After 6 years, a maximum of one year extension may be granted by the Director, on the recommendation of the concerned Supervisor and Dean (Academics and Students) on the basis of valid justifiable grounds. The total period for completion of Ph.D. programme should not exceed 7 years from the date of admission in such cases.
  4. The women candidates and Persons with Disability (more than 40% disability) may be allowed a further relaxation of one year beyond 7 years. The total period for completion of Ph.D. programme should not exceed 8 years from the date of admission in such cases.
  5. The women candidates may be provided Maternity Leave/ Child Care Leave in the entire duration of Ph.D. up to 240 days. These 240 days shall be inclusive of the maximum stipulated period of 8 years.
  6. If a candidate fails to submit the thesis in 7 years for men and 8 years for women and Persons with Disability (stipulated period) as per the above-mentioned clauses, his/her registration will automatically stand cancelled.
Admission Procedure
  1. Applications may be submitted through email at phd.admissions@nitttrchd.ac.in along with self-attested copy of relevant documents and proof of payment of non-refundable fee of Rs. 1000/- on or before the prescribed date.
  2. A non-refundable fee of Rs. 500/- is to be paid for additional discipline applied. A candidate is permitted to apply for a maximum of two disciplines only.
  3. A valid GATE/NET/other such national fellowship test or Ph.D. Entrance Test of NITTTR Chandigarh in the respective discipline.
  4. The Ph.D. Entrance Test conducted by NITTTR Chandigarh will have a validity of 2 years from the date of test.
    1. For engineering branches, the syllabus of the test will be that of the GATE-2024 for the corresponding branch.
    2. For Management, the syllabus of the entrance test will be that of Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management), available on https://www.ugcnetonline.in/syllabus-new.php
    3. For Physics and Mathematics, the syllabus of the entrance test will be that of Physical Sciences and Mathematical Sciences respectively, available on https://csirhrdg.res.in/Home/Index/1/Default/2666/78
    4. The entrance test will consist of 50 Multi-Choice Questions (MCQs) and the duration of the test will be 1 hour. The test will comprise of 25 questions from the relevant discipline and the remaining 25 questions related to basics of research methodology.
    5. Applications for the entrance test may be submitted through email at phd.entrance@nitttrchd.ac.in along with proof of payment of fee on or before the prescribed date provided in the application form.
  5. Awardees of JRF/National/ International fellowship for pursuing Ph.D. may seek admission in the Ph.D. Programmes throughout the year.
  6. Eligible candidates will be called for an interview to assess the following aspects:
    1. the candidate’s competence for the proposed research;
    2. the feasibility of conducting the proposed research work at the institution;
    3. the likely contribution of the proposed area of research to new/additional knowledge as per the mandate of NITTTR Chandigarh.
  7. The institute may decide the number of eligible candidates to be called for an interview based on the number of Ph.D. seats available in the respective department.
  8. For the selection of candidates, a weightage of 70% for the Academic Performance Index and 30% for the performance in the interview shall be given.
No. of Seats

The number of Ph.D. seats in any branch/ discipline is decided by the availability of the supervisor(s) in that particular branch/ discipline.

Refer to the detailed information brochure for more information related to Ph.D. programmes.

Admission Helpline:

For any information related to the PhD Admission at NITTTR Chandigarh, contact:

  1. Academic Cell, Phone; 0172-2759593,
    email: academiccell@nitttrchd.ac.in

  2. Dr. Suniti Dutt, Phone: 0172-2759695,
    email: phd.admissions@nitttrchd.ac.in, academiccell@nitttrchd.ac.in

  3. Er. (Mrs.) Rama Chhabra, Phone: 0172-2759627,
    email: academiccell@nitttrchd.ac.in