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Admission to PhD (Full-Time, Part-Time and Self-Sponsored) Programme in Engineering,
Sciences, Humanities and Management for the Academic Year 2023-2024
(Session June-July, 2023)

Applications are invited for admission to PhD (Full-Time, Part-Time and Self-Sponsored) Programme in Engineering, Sciences, Humanities and Management for the Academic Year 2023-2024 (Session June-July, 2023). The Broad areas of Research, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Procedure, Reservation, Teaching Assistantship-cum-Scholarships etc. are given in this advertisement.

A) PhD (Full-Time, Admission under financial support from NIT Jalandhar, Part-Time without financial support and Self-Sponsored) –

Department Email address of HOD – Biotechnology ([email protected])

(Broad Areas of Research)

Bioprocess and Bioreactor Design, Biofuels, Biohydrogen, Bioprocess Optimization, Bioremediation, Industrial Biotechnology, Microbial and Environmental Biotechnology, Metabolites and Biorefinery, Bioplastics, Enzyme and Protein Engineering Nanobiotechnology, Biopolymers, Aerogels/hydrogels, Waste management, Environmental Engineering, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Waste Valorization, Computational Biology, Drug Delivery System, Environmental Biotechnology, Enzyme Technology, Bioinformatics, Proteomics, Environmental

Remediation Environmental Microbiology, Applied Microbiology, Biofilms, Wastewater treatment, Bioreactor Design, Bioprocess Engineering, Phosphorous recovery from Waste Streams, Nitrogen and Phosphorous Removal, Emerging Pollutant Removal, Membrane Technology

B) Eligibility Criteria

1) PhD Full-Time (under Institute Fellowship)

Engineering Departments (Sr. No. 1 to 11): Engineering Departments: General (For all Departments) –

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology in the relevant area of research along with a Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate branch of Engineering/Technology with a first-class or minimum of 60% marks (or CGPA of 6.5 on 10 point scale) in the qualifying examination.
  • For all Engineering Departments (Sr. No. 1 to 11), direct PhD admission is also available in the case of candidates with B Tech/B.E./BS (4 years) with a CGPA of 8.0 and above on a 10 point scale or 75% aggregate from a Centrally Funded Technical Institute (CFTI). All such candidates must be GATE qualified. The number of credit courses to be cleared will be 24 credits before the comprehensive examination.

Engineering Department Specific Qualifications

(i) Department of Biotechnology

(a) The Candidate should be B.E./B.Tech and/or M.E./M.Tech in the relevant branches of Engineering/Technology out of which either B.E./B.Tech. or M.E./M.Tech should be in Biotechnology/ Environmental Biotechnology/ Biochemical engineering/ Bioengineering/ Bioinformatics/ Environmental engineering/ Chemical Engineering/ Biomedical engineering/ Biological science and Bioengineering/ Computational biology.

(b) Apart from above qualification, the Candidate with M.Sc./MS/M.Pharma in Biotechnology/Industrial Biotechnology/Environment Biotechnology/Biochemical Engineering/ Biochemical Technology/ Environmental Engineering/ Biomedical Technology/Biochemistry/Microbiology/Bioinformatics/ Pharmacy and in allied areas of  Biotechnology with GATE/NET/GPAT in Biotechnology/Life sciences/Pharmacy are also eligible.

(c) The candidates with GATE/CSIR-UGC NET/GPAT do not require to clear Institute written examination for shortlisting towards “presentation and interaction” session. The admission to the PhD programme shall be solely based upon performance of the individual candidates during “presentation and interaction” and availability of the Supervisor in the proposed area of research.

(d) The M.E./M.Tech/M.Pharma candidates without GATE/NET/GPAT need to clear Institute written examination for shortlisting towards “presentation and interaction” session. Once selected based on the “presentation and interaction” session, they can join in PhD (full time) programme with stipend.

(e) The M.Sc/ MS/M.Pharma candidates without GATE/CSIR-UGC NET/GPAT need to clear Institute written examination for shortlisting towards “presentation and interaction” session. Once selected based on the “presentation and interaction” session, they can join in PhD (part time) programme

2) PhD programmes (Part-Time) –

Faculty/Technical/Scientific staff of NITJ; External candidates sponsored by Industry/ Institute having R & D facility recognized by NITJ as having a minimum of two years’ experience and possessing the same academic qualifications as that for PhD regular candidates are eligible to apply for PhD Programme as a part-time candidate. The Part-Time candidate(s) shall be required to submit a No Objection Certificate from their Employers stating that the concerned candidate(s) is an employee of that organization and is allowed to pursue his/her research work at NIT, Jalandhar, and his/her routine work permit him/her to devote sufficient time for research work.

For a foreign national candidate who applies through the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, or Indian Council of Cultural Relations, Govt. of India, are eligible to apply provided that they possess the same minimum qualifications as required for PhD admission in case of Regular candidates.

3) PhD (Full-Time) with external fellowships like JRF/DST INSPIRE etc.

A candidate who has already secured funding/fellowship from reputed external agencies like JRF/DST INSPIRE etc. can also apply for admission to PhD (Full-Time) programme. These candidates, if selected, will not be provided with any fellowship/contingency grant by the Institute.

4) PhD (Full-Time) for candidates/staff working under the Research Projects sponsored by MHRD/DST/UGC or some other government agency at NIT, Jalandhar

The candidate/staff working under the projects at NIT, Jalandhar sponsored by MHRD/DST/ UGC/some other government agency/industrial organization and coordinated by the institute faculty as certified by the concerned Principal Investigator/Coordinator; those having appropriate provisions for salaries and contingency grants for the required shall also be eligible for admission to PhD Full-Time programme, only if, they have at least two years of remaining Project period at NIT Jalandhar.

The academic qualifications for the programmes mentioned at Sr. No. 2, 3, 4 & 5 will be the same as that for PhD (Full-Time) as mentioned at Sr. No. B.

C) Seat Matrix –

The number of seats depends upon the number of available research guides in the Institute, vacancies available with the guide and research infrastructure in the concerned Department. The admission of candidates to PhD programme depends on the expertise available in a department and the willingness of the candidate to work in the corresponding research areas. The following table shows the tentative number of seats available in various Departments for admission during June-July 2023; however, it is not obligatory for the Institute or concerned Department to fill all the seats mentioned in this matrix. The number of seats may increase/decrease as per the vacancies available at the time of admission.

D) Admission Procedure

  1. Candidates with GATE/NET (JRF/LS)/ UGC (JRF/LS) / GPAT/ Inspire Fellow / Sponsored by some outside agency as a full-time candidate need not clear Institute written examination. For all other candidates Institute, a written examination is to be cleared. However, GATE/NET (JRF/LS)/ UGC (JRF/LS) /GPAT/ Inspire Fellow/ Sponsorship from outside agency or Institute Examinations are only for shortlisting of the applicants. Mere shortlisting of an applicant does not confirm admission to Ph.D. Programme. The admission shall be solely based upon the performance of individuals during “presentation and interaction” and the availability of the Supervisor in the proposed area of research.
  2. The admission to PhD programme (Full-Time/Part-Time) in all disciplines mentioned in this advertisement shall be made purely on the basis of a  “presentation” to be made by the shortlisted applicants in their proposed area of research followed by “interaction” to be conducted by the respective Department Admission Committee. Mere shortlisting of an applicant does not confirm admission to Ph.D. Programme.
  3. Shortlisting of candidates (other than GATE/NET (JRF/LS)/ UGC (JRF/LS)/GPAT/ Inspire Fellow / Sponsored by some outside agency as a full-time candidate) shall be done by the Departmental Admission Committee for the process of “presentation and interaction” for the applicants. For this purpose, a screening test shall be conducted by the respective Departments. Only those applicants who score marks above the cutoff of 40%, i.e. 24 marks out of 60 for UR category candidates, and 35% i.e. 21 out of 60 for  SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PWD candidates in the screening test shall be eligible for presentation and interaction process. Marks obtained in the screening test shall not be counted for the preparation of the final merit list of the successful candidates. The details of the Syllabi will be separately notified on the Institute website i.e. www.nitj.ac.in
  4. The Pattern of Examination shall be as of GATE and NET examination. The Screening Test will be in MCQ  Mode.
  5. The Department Admission Committee for each Department shall recommend suitable candidates for admission based on its assessment of presentation and interaction. Marks obtained in the screening test shall not be counted for the preparation of the final merit list of the successful candidates.
  6. Merely shortlisting of an applicant does not confirm admission to PhD programme. The admission shall be solely based upon the performance of individuals during “presentation and interaction” and the availability of the Supervisor in the proposed area of research. The Department Admission Committee/Institute reserves the right not to recommend any candidate for admission to PhD in the respective Department if the performance
    of the shortlisted candidates is not found satisfactory during “presentation and interaction”. The decision of the Department Admission Committee (approved by the competent authority of the Institute) shall be final.
  7. The merit list of the selected candidates (based on presentation & interaction) shall be prepared on the basis of a mark. A candidate who scores less than 40 marks (out of 100) for “presentation & interaction” shall not be considered “qualified” for admission to a PhD programme and his/her name shall not be recommended for admission by Departmental Admission Committee.
  8. The list of recommended candidates for admission to PhD (Full-Time & Self-Sponsored) programme shall be made in order of merit. The candidates who will be in the order of merit can opt for the Self-Sponsored mode of admission otherwise the seat available in the Self-Sponsored mode will be made available to the next candidate in order of merit. There will be no up-gradation of the candidate admitted under Self-Sponsored mode to Full-Time (Institute Fellowship) mode.
  9. All the admitted candidates shall be governed by the PhD regulations of the Institute and other instructions issued by the Institute from time to time.

E) Other Issues

  1. An applicant is required to apply on different application forms in case he/she wants his/her candidature to be considered in more than one Department.
  2. Category (UR/EWS/OBC/SC/ST/PWD) once chosen by the applicant in his/her application form shall not be changed at a later stage. Candidate(s) claiming any reservation category (EWS/OBC/SC/ST/PWD) and also UR category should apply on separate application forms for the purpose.
  3. OBC/EWS Certificate must have been issued on or after 1st April 2023 so that the candidates from the creamy layer are identified. No certificate issued before this date shall be acceptable.
  4. All the candidates should ensure that they possess the required educational qualification by the last date of submission of the application under this Advertisement.
  5. Certificate Checking – The certificates (in original) of all the candidates recommended for admission shall be checked by the individual Department before deposition of fee by the candidates.
  6. The candidate (in-service) applying for full-time PhD programmes needs to apply through the proper channel. Any application without a “No Objection Certificate” from the employer shall not be considered for shortlisting.
  7. The application without proof of application fee as applicable/self-attested copies of
    documents/certificates/testimonials shall be rejected and shall not be considered for shortlisting.

F) Reservation

The reservation rules will be followed as per Government of India guidelines prevailing at the time of admission.

G) Teaching Assistantship-cum-Scholarships

Eligible candidates for stipend cum teaching assistantship shall be paid as per instructions issued by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) from time to time.

  1. For all Engineering Departments, GATE is not mandatory for a scholarship for candidates with a Master’s degree in Engineering. Candidates with a Master’s degree in science must have qualified in GATE/NET for a scholarship. For all other Programmes, GATE/NET shall be compulsory for Institute Scholarship. Candidates admitted under Full-Time (Institute Fellowship/JRF/any other external Fellowship) will be allotted a certain teaching load as prescribed by the Institute from time to time.
  2. No Stipend cum Teaching Assistantship/Scholarship and Contingency grant shall be given to the candidates admitted under the Part-Time and Self-Sponsored PhD programme. However, Stipend-cumTeaching Assistantship/Scholarship and Contingency grant to the candidate working under the Sponsored Projects coordinated by the faculty of the institute shall be given as per the terms and conditions of the project.
  3. In case, the provisional admission is done under some project grant/financial support from other funding agencies, the relevant rules of the funding agency shall be implemented for the disbursement of stipend/scholarship. No financial assistance shall be given by the Institute in such cases. All other criteria of admission to Ph.D. programmes shall remain the same for such candidates.
  4. Stipend-cum-teaching assistantship for Research Scholars admitted to the appropriate discipline under Institute support shall be started from the date of his/her joining in the Department.

H) Important Dates

Activity Date
Last date for submission of Applications 17.04.2023
Display of list of eligible candidates by the concerned HOD in the
Institute website
21.04.2023
Written Test (if required, in the respective Department. Reporting time
9:30 AM)
26.04.2023
Display of list of candidates eligible for presentation & interaction 26.04.2023 by 4:00 PM in the
respective Departments
Presentation/interaction by all eligible candidates 27.04.2023 to 28.04.2023
Deposition of fee & Registration 03.05.2023 to 10.05.2023
Commencement of classes 17.07.2023

 

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