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Ph.D. Admission Brochure- Spring-2024 Academic Year 2023-24

Ph.D. Program




Important Dates (Tentative)

 

Filling of Online Application Form Commence From

15.10.2023

Last Date to Apply Online(extended)

18.11.2023 20.11.2023 21.11.2023(1:00 PM)

Display of Shortlisted Applicants for Test

25.11.2023

Date of Ph.D. Written Test and Interview of Shortlisted Applicants

 06.12.2023

Declaration of Result

 11.12.2023

 

Common Eligibility Criteria:

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

    1. Possessing M.Tech. / M.E. / M.Sc. (Engg.) / M.Arch. / M.Pharm. / M.S.(Pharm.)(only from NIPERs)/ M.Sc.(Pharm) / M. Plan./ 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 examination are eligible to apply for admission in the relevant departments. Candidate appearing in the final semester may also apply, however they may have to produce the Final Degree and Marksheet lastest by the date of declaration of results.

 

    1. Possessing B.Tech./B.E./B.Sc. (Engg.)/B.Pharm/B.Arch./B.Plan. or equivalent Degree in relevant branch from a recognized University/Institute with a minimum of 80% marks or 8.0 CGPA on a ten-point scale in the qualifying examination and a valid GATE/GPAT score with a minimum of   80   percentile are   eligible to apply for admission in the departments as per their Specialization.

Note: In this case, the candidates need to pass in more numbers of qualifying Pre- PhD papers. For detail refer Section 9.1 of Ph.D. Regulation 2018.

 

    1. Sponsored candidates must have minimum of two years of professional work experience, in addition to the eligibility criteria (a or b). In addition, sponsored candidates should have valid sponsorship for at least three years.

Please note that Sponsored category candidates are those whose entire PhD program is being funded by any external sponsoring organization (Industry/Academia). Sponsorship letter from the sponsoring organization is mandatory in this case.

RELAXATION FOR SC/ST CANDIDATES

Eligibility criteria will be relaxed by 5% marks for SC / ST candidates.

 

Note:

  1. No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Institute is mandatory for employees of the Institute which shall be obtained before appearing at the admission test for the Ph.D. program.
  2. Employees from other organizations shall produce NOC from his/her respective employers before payment of admission fees.
  3. In case of the candidates with other grade point scale, the decision of the equivalence made by the assigned committee of the Institute shall be final.

Departments offering Ph.D. Program:

    1. Architecture & Planning
    2. Bio-Engineering & Biotechnology
      • Disciplines – Biotechnology and Bio-Medical Engineering
    3. Chemical Engineering
      • Disciplines – Chemical Engineering, Polymer Engineering and Food Technology
    4. Chemistry
    5. Civil & Environmental Engineering
      • Disciplines – Civil Engineering and Environmental Science
    6. Computer Science & Engineering
    7. Center for Quantitative Economics and Data Science
      • Discipline: Data Science, Mathematics and Statistics 
    8. Electrical & Electronics Engineering
    9. Electronics & Communication Engineering
    10. Management
      • Discipline – Management, and Hospitality & Tourism Management
    11. Mathematics
    12. Mechanical Engineering
    13. Pharmaceutical Science & Technology
    14. Physics
    15. Production & Industrial Engineering
    16. Remote Sensing
    17. Space Engineering & Rocketry
    18. Humanities and Social Science
    • ​​​​​​​Disciplines: French and English

Specializations Offered by Departments

Sr No. Department Specialization
1 Architecture & Planning Housing and Community Planning, Culturally Responsive Built Environment, Urban Governance and Development Planning, Urban and regional Planning Urban Infrastructure Planning Systems, Construction Management, Disaster Management Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, Conservation Planning, Disaster Mitigation, Architecture Education, Building Science and Technology, Sustainability and Green Architecture, Transportation Planning
2 Bio-Engineering & Biotechnology Agriculture & Plant Biotechnology; Animal & Plant Tissue Culture; Biofuel Production; Bioinformatics; Bioprocess Engineering; Biosensor & Nano-biotechnology; Down Stream Processing; Environmental Biotechnology; Industrial Biotechnology; Medicinal Plant; Microbial Resources; Microbial Biotransformation; Value Addition to Biomass & Waste Materials; Biosignal Analysis; Biomedical Instrumentation; Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare; Systems Biology
3 Chemistry Organic-Inorganic Materials; Biomaterials; Polymer Matrix Composites; Theoretical & Computational Chemistry, Molecular Modeling, Medicinal Chemistry;  Renewable Energy and Storage, Supramolecular
4 Chemical Engineering Catalysis, Multi Phase Flow, Biomass conversion, Process modeling and simulation-nonlinear systems, Signal processing, Renewable energy, Food Processing, Conducting polymer composites, Alternative fuels, Biomass conversion to nano carbon
5 Computer Science & Engineering Data Science and Optimization, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, Natural Language Processing, Image Processing, Software Engineering, Cyber Security, Network Security, Signal Processing, Computer Vision, Biomedical Imaging, IoT and Cloud Computing, Theoretical Computer Science
6 Electronics & Communication Engg. Signal Processing and Automations, Cyber Security, Signal & Image Processing, VLSI, Wireless Communication, Embedded IoT, Sensors and Actuators, Fiber optics, Visible light communication, EMI & EMC, RF and Microwave Engg.
7 Electrical & Electronics Engineering Control and Drives of Electric Vehicle, AI-powered Digital Twin, Analysis of AC, AC-DC Microgrids, Block Chain Based Security Analysis of Microgrid, Integration of Renewable Sources, Demand Response, Non-linear Control and Stability Analysis, Longitudinal and Lateral Control of Autonomous Ground Vehicles, Biomedical Signal Processing, System Reliability Analysis, Wide Area Monitoring and Control, Battery Management System, System Integrity Protection Scheme, Application of Artificial Intelligence Technique on Power Systems, Application of AI ML in Smart-grid/ Smart-Cities, IoT Enabled Cyber-Physical Systems for Energy Management, Development of Control Strategies for nonlinear and unstable plants like Maglev, Coupled Tank, TRMS, Learning based Robust Shared Lateral and Longitudinal Control for Driver
Vehicle Interactions, Optimal Controller Design for the Aerial Vehicles, Speech Recognition and Control, Image and Video Processing based Control
8 Mathematics Operations Research, Mathematical Modelling of Ecological and Biological Systems, Seismology, Fluid Dynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Topology, Functional Analysis, Complex Analysis & Dynamics
9 Mechanical Engineering Thermal and Design
10 Pharmaceutical Science & Technology Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance
11 Production & Industrial Engineering Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
12 Remote Sensing Air Pollution, Extreme Weather Phenomena
13 Space Engineering & Rocketry Aerospace (Rocket Propulsion/ CFD/ Aerodynamics/ Structures/ Flight Control), Ramjet, Combustion, Microthruster, Fuel Development, Green Propellant, Propellant Processing, low speed flows, high speed flows, hypersonic flows, turbulence, aero-acoustics
14 Physics Plasma Physics, Materials Science, Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Experimental Condensed Matter Physics,  Functional materials, Electronic ceramics, Nanotechnology, 2D devices, Optoelectronics, Bio-Materials,Cosmology, Atmospheric Physics, Statistical Mechanics, Biophysics, Experimental Surface Physics, Experimental Particle Physics, General Relativity
15 Management Organizational Behaviour, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Business Analytics, CSR, Entrepreneurship, Communication, Information Systems, Technology Management, Supply Chain Management , Human Resource Management,Sustainable Development, Industrial Engineering Management, Operations Management ,  Hospitality  & Tourism Management , optics, photonics, Plasmonics and Experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics
16 Civil & Environmental Engineering Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental sciences and Engineering
17 Centre for Quantitative Economics and Data Science(CQEDS) Data Science: -

Computer Science, Optimization of Graph Neural Networks, Explainable Artificial Intelligence, Hyperspectral Data Analytics

Mathematics & Statistics: -

Interval matrices, Optimization Techniques, Decision-making under uncertain environments, Optimization methods in Finance, Complementarity problems, Numerical optimization, Reliability Theory, Survival Analysis, Bayesian Inference

Important Instructions:

  • Before applying for the program, please refer eligibility criteria.
  • Please mention the name of the campus (main/Off-campus) preferred.
  • Apply for one department only.

How to Apply:

  • To fill online application form, click on the link “APPLY ONLINE” to register for the program and create password for the application process. Do not share the password with anybody.
  • Eligible    candidates   must    complete   and    submit    the    application   form    online only [link available on the Institute website www.bitmesra.ac.in].
  • Pay   application fee    of Rs.1,500/- (General / OBC candidates) and  Rs.1,000/- (SC/ST candidates) through Online Payment Gateway (candidates  may use Net banking / Debit card / Credit card of any nationalized bank) till the last date of application process.

Note: Fees once remitted shall not be refunded under any circumstances.

Selection Procedures:

Provisional selection for the Ph.D. Program will be based on performance of the applicants in Written Test, Academic Performance, and Interview.

Note: Upto 20% of the selected candidates for admission to the respective Department may be allotted to Part-Time candidates depending upon their position in the merit list. However, in the departments such as Management and Architecture & Planning, the number of selected part-time candidates may be more than 20% and shall be decided by an appropriate committee.

Schedule For Written Test & Interview:

Written Test:Date: 06.12.2023 [Wednesday]

Venue: Main Campus at BIT  Mesra

Reporting Time: 10:00 AM

Written Test Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM IST (2-hour duration)

Pattern of Question: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Total Marks: 100 (Full marks for each correct answer).

There will be no negative  marking.

Selection to Ph.D. will be of two stage process:

  1. Ph.D. Written Test (WT)

    Group A:

    Category

    Aptitude Test and Subject Specific Test (100)

    Academic Record

    (60)

    Interview

    (40)

    Total

    (200)

    General

    30% (each test)

    -

    -

    45%

    SC/ST

    25% (each test)

    -

    -

    40%

    Group B:

    Category

    Aptitude Test and Subject Specific Test (40)

    Academic Record

    (60)

    Interview

    (100)

    Total

    (200)

    Sponsored

    30% (each test)

    -

    -

    45%

    Note: Qualified/ Eligible candidates of written test shall be called for Interview

    and
  2. Personal Interview (PI).

The written test for the Ph.D. Program shall be multiple choice types of questions for 100 marks (50 marks of Aptitude Test and 50 marks of Subject Specific Test) of Two hours duration. The type of multiple-choice types of questions will follow the sample pattern of NET and GATE/GPAT. There will be no negative marking.

Interview: [Qualified / eligible candidates of written test will be shortlisted for interview].

The interview of the candidates who are shortlisted/exempted from written test will be conducted as per the schedule given below:

Date of Interview: 06.12.2023 [Wednesday]

Reporting Time: 3:00 PM Onwards at the department concerned / applied

Exemption From the Written Test:

Those with UGC-CSIR-JRF/DBT-JRF/ICMR-JRF/GATE/NET-JRF and all other similar all India fellowships based written test for Ph.D. admission may be exempted from the Written Test, but the candidate has to appear in the interview.

Note: Candidates who are not opting for Institute PhD Entrance Written Test will not be entitled to get any kind of financial assistance from the Institute.

Documents Required

Candidates are advised to carry the following documents in original during reporting for interview along with a set of photocopies of the same.

    1. Pass certificate and Marksheet of Class 10 (bearing date of birth)
    2. Marksheet of Class 12 / Intermediate or equivalent
    3. Certificate and Marksheets of Graduation
    4. Certificate and Marksheets of Post-graduation
    5. College Leaving Certificate
    6. Migration Certificate
    7. Candidates with qualifications acquired through correspondence or distance- learning programs are eligible only if
(a) they acquired such qualifications as working professionals / while in employment,
(b) the programs are recognized by the DEC- UGC-AICTE or MHRD,
(c) they have passed the qualifying examination at the time of applying, with minimum requisite marks as given in eligibility criteria.
They must enclose photocopies of
  • work experience certificate
  • pass certificate and marksheets of qualifying examination
  • proof of the program recognized by the DEC-UGC-AICTE or MHRD in letter head of the Institute/College /University, with their application.
  1. UGC-CSIR/DBT/BINC/ICMR-JRF and all other similar all India fellowships based on a written test for pursuing Ph.D. Admit card and Score card (if applicable)
  2. Caste certificate / special category certificate (if applicable) in proper format, signed by appropriate authority of rank not less than SDO.
  3. Sponsorship letter, NOC, Experience Certificate and Facilities available to carry out the research work at their place of working (if applicable) for Sponsored / Part- Time candidates.

The Admission Office / concerned Departments may not undertake detailed scrutiny of applications before verification of documents,  and  shortlisted  applicants  will appear in the Test on purely provisional  basis, subject  to  their  eligibility  being verified at the time of interviews. Merely being allowed to appear in the Test will not be considered as a ground for being eligible for admission to the Ph.D. program. 

Scholarship Available:

Several   Institute   Research   Scholarships (IRS) with   a   fellowship   amount   of Rs. 15,000/- per month for the first two years and Rs. 20,000/- per month for the next two years are available depending on the performance. The minimum marks required for IRS may vary across   the   departments and    shall    be   decided by   an appropriate committee.    The IRSs shall be awarded based on the performance in the admission test, academic career, and interview. Ph.D. admission test is mandatory for candidate aspiring for the IRS.

Note: Institute financial support would be applicable to only those candidates who are appearing for the PhD Entrance Test conducted by the Institute.

Contact Details:

Admission Section

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi – 835 215

Tollfree:   18003457057, 18003457058

Phone: 0651-2275868

Mobile: 9508050840

E-mail: daac@bitmesra.ac.in, coa@bitmesra.ac.in, admissions@bitmesra.ac.in

 

For Queries, please contact:

 

  • Dean, Postgraduate Studies through email at dpgs@bitmesra.ac.in for Ph.D. Ordinance related issues.
  • Department Head for Area of Research
  • Admission Officials on 0651-2275868 or 9508050840 for admission related issues.

Discipline, Rules & Regulations, Hostel and Medical Examination

Institute Rules & Regulations: For details of Institute rules and regulations, please see booklet provided at the time of admission.

Discipline

The Institute places a very high emphasis on discipline of students both inside and outside the campus. Students must abide by the Institute and  Hostel rules  and  agree to  conform to the  rules and regulations enforced  from  time to time.  They  must not do  anything either inside  or  outside the Institute that will interfere with its orderly governance, discipline and  image. Students must attend lectures, tutorials and practical classes  regularly.  A minimum  attendance  of  75% in lectures, tutorials and sessionals for each subject is essential for appearing in the Semester Examinations. Thus, students should  attend all theory and  laboratory classes from  the first day of the academic year. In case  of absence due  to unavoidable circumstances, students are  advised to take prior  permission from  the Dean  / Head. In case  of absence due  to illness, students will have to produce a  Medical Certificate with an  application from  their parents or  guardians. In such  a case, parents/guardians or Hostel Warden should inform the  authorities immediately.  Students should strike a proper balance between extracurricular activities and academic requirements. A student’s participation in extra-curricular activities should not be allowed to interfere in his/her academic schedule.

During teaching hours, the main lobby, the library, the corridors of the Institute and the area surrounding the Institute are to be observed as silence zones. Students must not cause any disturbance in these zones. Students must not indulge in any kind of misconduct or indiscipline or anti-social activities within or outside the campus. Students must not form a group causing any hindrance to the academic and  administrative activities of the College. Those  found  doing  so will be punished and strict disciplinary action will be taken by the  authorities.  Students shall  not damage the property of the Institute. Cost of such damage will be recovered from students, parents/guardians of the students.

Students must always carry their Identity Card and produce it on request.  In  case  of  loss  or damage of Identity Card, the concerned authorities should be informed immediately.

Students are not permitted to enter and use the laboratory / workshop / sports ground if they do not wear  appropriate dress. For example, they should  enter the laboratory only with apron, cap or mask as instructed. Students should park their cycles in an orderly manner at  the cycle  stands. Students should follow the rules of the Hostel Mess / Canteen. Students are advised to read the Notice Boards regularly.

Students are strictly prohibited from possessing or consuming  spirits,  tobacco  products  and narcotic drugs either within or outside the campus, and if found violating this will be rusticated immediately, without warning.

Ragging in any form inside or outside the campus is strictly prohibited by law. Any students found ragging other students will be summarily expelled from the  Institute  and  dealt  with  as  per  the directive of Hon. Supreme Court/Hon. High Court.

Each student must read the “UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009” on the UGC website. Each student admitted to any of the Institute’s programs must submit the two completed affidavits [one from candidate  and  one from parents] at the time of admission. [for details, please refer Annexure -II].

Hostel

Hostel facilities are provided only at Mesra & Patna Campuses. All students admitted at Mesra and Patna Campuses are  required to reside in  one  of  the Institute hostels, to which  they are  allotted and must take food along  with  other inmates of  the hostel in  the common  mess.  There  are separate hostels for girls’ students.

Medical

All selected students will be required to undergo medical examination by a Medical Officer of the Institute and their admission is subject to being found medically fit for the Program. Therefore, candidates, for their own satisfaction, are advised to get themselves examined by a  registered medical practitioner.

The Institute at Mesra is located in a spacious green campus. There are small forests with a large number of trees – mostly sal trees which  are  native to Chotanagpur. These  sal trees and  a number of other trees and plants have their flowering season during mid-February to early April, and this sometimes leads to a large pollen content in the air. It has been noted that some people who are allergic or susceptible to pollen from these sal trees / other plants may develop some  health problems / breathing problems or  their existing problems may  be  aggravated during  these weeks, as also  during  some  other months of the year  when  other plants flower. Thus, such  candidates who are  known  to be  sensitive or susceptible to pollen  from  trees or other plants are  required to get allergy tests done / take advice from their physicians / a specialist before taking admission at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi.

Applicability of Regulations for the time being in force, Disclaimer and Legal Jurisdiction: In Force

Notwithstanding the nature of a program spread  over  more  than  one  academic year,  the regulations in force at the time a student joins a program  shall  hold  good  only  for  the examinations held during or at the end  of  the semester. Nothing in these regulations shall  be deemed to debar the Institute from amending the regulations subsequently and the amended regulations, if any, shall apply to all students old or new, as specified therein.

 

Disclaimer

 

The statements made in this Information Brochure and all other information, contained herein are believed to be correct at the  time of  publication.  However,  the  Institute  reserves the  right  to make  at any  or  without notice, changes in and  additions to the regulations, conditions governing the conduct of students, requirements for degree, fees and any other information, or statements contained in this Information Brochure. No responsibility will be accepted by the Institute for hardship or expense encountered by its students or any other person for such changes, additions, omissions or errors, no matter how they are caused.

 

Legal Jurisdiction

 

All disputes will be subject to jurisdiction of the Civil Courts at Ranchi city only.

 

 

Annexure – II

Procedure for submission of Anti-ragging Affidavit [during admission]

Step 1:

 

A student should submit his/her details on the following below mentioned web sites

  1. www.antiragging.in         OR

 

  1. www.amanmovement.org

 

Read and confirm that you and your parents/guardians have read and understood the AICTE regulations on curbing the menace of ragging. You should then confirm & agree that you will not engage in ragging in any form.

 

 

Step 2:

                                                     

You will receive an  e-mail  with your  registration number and  a  web  link. You have  to forward the link  to the Institute Nodal  Officer  in the below  mentioned email ID.

Please note that you will not receive any pdf affidavits and you are not required to print & sign it as used to be the case earlier.

 

 

BIT Mesra Nodal Officer: Rahul Rai

 

Enrollment Form

 

 

Date:                            _    

 

 

Through: The Dean, Postgraduate Studies (PGS)

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

  1. I have been     admitted  to  the  Ph.D. Program     of the  Institute     in Department of

…………………………………………. I a m enclosing herewith my biodata for your kind perusal and needful.

 

  1. My proposed field of research will be:
  1. Discipline:                                                                                                                        

 

  1. Field of Research work:                                                                                                    

 

  1. Name of the Guide:                                                                                                          

 

  1. Proposed Course work:

Theory

Term Paper

Code

Subject

Code

Subject

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. The No Objection Certificate from my organization (for part - time research scholar only) is attached herewith. The certificate for providing the required research facilities by my organization/institution is also attached herewith.

 

  1. I certify that  the particulars given above are correct and I undertake to
    1. Abide by the Rules of the Institute during the Ph.D. Program.
    2. Appear before the relevant Admission Committee whenever directed to do so.
    3. Take any test or qualifying examinations as specified for the Ph.D. program.

 

  1. The proof of my date of birth, caste (General/OBC/BC/SC/ST) and qualifications are attached.

 

  1. I shall also comply with residential requirement specified for the Ph.D. program.

 

Thanking you Yours faithfully,

 

Signature:                       _                                              

 

Name:                                                                                   Roll No.                                             

 

Approved / Recommended / Comments

                                                                               

 

Chairperson (DAC/OAC):                                                         

 

Departments offering Ph.D. Program:

    1. Architecture & Planning
    2. Bio-Engineering & Biotechnology
      • Disciplines – Biotechnology and Bio-Medical Engineering
    3. Chemical Engineering
      • Disciplines – Chemical Engineering, Polymer Engineering and Food Technology
    4. Chemistry
    5. Civil & Environmental Engineering
    6. Computer Science & Engineering: GATE Syllabus for CSE and IT
    7. Center for Quantitative Economics and Data Science
      • Discipline: Data Science, Mathematics and Statistics 
    8. Electrical & Electronics Engineering
    9. Electronics & Communication Engineering
    10. Management
      • Discipline – Management, and Hospitality & Tourism Management
    11. Mathematics
    12. Mechanical Engineering
    13. Pharmaceutical Science & Technology: Refer to the PG syllabus available at Department webpage
    14. Physics
    15. Production & Industrial Engineering
    16. Remote Sensing
    17. Space Engineering & Rocketry