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NIT Sikkim announces admission to PhD Programme 2014-15

National Institute of Technology Sikkim invites applications for admission to PhD programme for the year 2014-15.

More than 300 students will be accepted to the undergraduate programmes in Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Civil Engineering

Important Date

Last date for receipt of the printed and signed application form: 15th January 2015

The institute also offers PhD programmes in Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Comm., Engg, Electrical and Electronics Engg, Civil Engg, Chemistry, Humanities and Social Sciences (Economics and English), Mathematics, Physics. Candidates are also encouraged to undertake Ph.D program in interdisciplinary areas

Duration: The minimum duration Programme shall be normally three years (The maximum period to complete the Ph.D programme is 7 years)


The general eligibility criterion for admission in all Departments/fields are given below

These eligibility conditions are the absolute minimum; Departments may prescribe any other requirements over and above the minimum criteria, subject to the approval of the Postgraduate Committee

  1. a) Master degree in Engineering/ Technology with a minimum of 70% marks or equivalent grade or;
  2. b) Master degree in Science with First class or minimum 55% marks or equivalent grade or;
  3. c) Bachelor degree in Engineering/ Technology or equivalent, with minimum 75% marks or equivalent grade

For SC/ST candidates a relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade will be considered

For admission in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, candidates meeting the above requirement must also fulfil ONE of the following additional requirements:

  1. a) Valid GATE/CEED score
  2. b) CSIR/UGC/NBHM/DBT/DST award or Fellowship
  3. c) Minimum 2 years of professional work experience, for Sponsored (FT02/ PT06), Selffinanced (FT03/PT07) categories, and Institute Staff of NIT Sikkim (“Institute Staff” sub-category of PT05)
  4. d) Minimum 6 months project work experience in the Institute, for Project Staff of NIT Sikkim (“Project Staff” sub-category of PT05)


Wherever the eligibility qualification is Master degree in Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics) or Humanities and Social Sciences (Economics or English), qualifying NET is must for getting Institute Fellowship as per letter F.No. 25-2/2010-TS.II dated 30.09.2010, and subsequent modifications which may be issued by MHRD from time to time

Phd Program Components

The PhD programme consists of several components, starting from Enrollment to award of the doctoral degree

Admission Criteria

Admission will be based on written examination and interview

Fee Structure

Candidates selected for PhD programmes, whose names will be displayed on the Institute website, will be required to deposit a non-refundable amount in the form of a Demand Draft in favour of “Director, NIT Sikkim” payable at Ravangla by 15th January 2015, as given below:

  1. a) Rs 12,200/- (Rs.4700/- in case of SC/ST) for full-time scholars, and
  2. b) Rs 11,200/- (Rs.3700/- in case of SC/ST) for part-time scholars

Admission fee is not refundable in any case whatsoever

If accommodation is provided, a hostel charge of Rs.9000/- is required to be deposited at the time of registration in the form of Demand Draft in favour of “Director, NIT Sikkim” payable at Ravangla

Application Procedure

Eligible candidates are required to download the application form from our Institute website

Dully filled-in and signed application form along with a demand draft of Rs.500/- (Rs.100/- for SC/ST) in favour of “Director, NIT Sikkim” payable at Ravangla, must reach Assistant Dean (Academic Affairs), National Institute of Technology Sikkim, Ravangla, South Sikkim-737139

Note: Candidates applying for more than one programme in different departments have to apply on separate application forms, with a Demand Draft of Rs.500/- (Rs.100/- for SC/ST) for each programme

Completed applications on prescribed format must reach along with the supporting documents before or on 15th January 2015. Applications which are incomplete, delayed or not in prescribed format may be rejected

National Institute of Technology Sikkim

Ravangla-737139, India,

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