NIT AP Biotech PhD Admissions 2020 December


NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ANDHRA PRADESH 
KONDRUPOLU, BESIDE NH-16 
 TADEPALLIGUDEM-534101, WEST GODAVARI DIST., ANDHRA PRADESH

ADMISSION TO THE PH.D. (FULL-TIME)/ PH.D. (PART-TIME) 
AND 
M.S. (BY RESEARCH) PROGRAMME - DECEMBER 2020 

1. THE INSTITUTE National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh, Tadepalligudem, is an Institute of National Importance, established in 2015. It is a fully-funded Institute under the Ministry of Education, Government of India. 

Currently, the Institute is offering B.Tech. programmes in eight engineering branches, Bio-Technology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Metallurgical & Materials Engineering. The Institute is also offering M.Tech. programmes in six specializations. 

The Institute also offers Ph.D. (both Full-time and Part-time) and M.S.(by Research) programmes in the above-mentioned engineering branches, Sciences, Humanities and Management, viz., Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English and Management. 

2. ABOUT THE RESEARCH PROGRAMMES The Institute offers both full-time and part-time Ph.D. and M.S. (by Research) programmes in all the existing departments mentioned above. Details of Research areas for admission are given in Annexure ‘A’. The following is the list of admission modes for Ph.D. and M.S. programmes. 

a) Ph.D. Full-Time – Stipendiary Category Half Time Research Assistantship (HTRA) is available to the full-time scholars who are admitted to Ph.D. programmes in different departments, subject to the availability as stipulated by the Ministry of Education (MoE). The award and renewal of the assistantship/ scholarship are as per the guidelines issued by MoE, from time to time. The recipients of HTRA are required to assist the department in academic works. The assistantship/scholarship will not be available for sponsored candidates or to the scholars getting financial support from any private agency or other agencies under state or central governments. Candidates having their fellowships from funding agencies such as DST, CSIR, UGC, NBHM, etc. can also apply for Ph.D. (Full-time) in any department relevant to the research grant. 

b) Ph.D. (Full Time) - Project category This category of Ph.D. programme is open for the candidates who are (i) currently working under any sponsored project as JRF/SRF/Project assistant, or (ii) seeking admissions under a sponsored project available with the faculty members of NIT Andhra Pradesh and interested to pursue PhD degree on full-time basis. The candidates will be admitted to the Ph.D. programme to work on a full-time basis under the project. If the project gets completed before the student completes his/her PhD programme, his/her category will be converted to the SELF-FINANCED mode (no financial assistance will be provided from the Institute) unless he/she is granted an assistantship/fellowship from the Institute or any other agency. The eligibility criteria and the selection procedure shall remain the same as the Ph.D. Full-Time (Stipendiary Category). 

c) Ph.D. Part-Time (Externally sponsored) This positions are open for the candidates who are working on a Regular basis in reputed research organizations/Academic Institutions/Industries with a minimum experience of two years. The applicants are not entitled to receive institute stipend. 

d) Ph.D. (Part-Time) positions are also open for the faculty members currently working at NIT Andhra Pradesh on an ad-hoc basis. e) M.S. (by Research) - offered only in externally sponsored mode. 

3. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 

a. Eligibility Criteria for Ph.D. Programme in Engineering (Full-Time) Candidates with a Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology or a Master’s degree by Research in Engineering/Technology in appropriate branches* with 60% (or above) aggregate marks (CGPA of 6.5) either at UG or PG level examination under UR/EWS/OBC-NCL category. For SC/ST/PwD candidates, 55% aggregate (or above) marks or equivalent CGPA of 6.0 is essential either at UG or PG level. They should have qualified GATE or NET in the relevant disciplines. 

 *Note: “The candidates with B.Tech. degree in any branch of Engineering and M.Tech degree in the relevant branches of Bio-Technology and Chemical Engineering are eligible to apply for PhD (FullTime/ Part-Time) programmes in the Department of Bio-Technology and Department of Chemical Engineering respectively.” 

b.Eligibility Criteria for Ph.D. Programme in Engineering (Part-Time) Candidates applying for Ph.D. programme in Engineering (Part-Time) should satisfy all the criteria listed below. 
• Candidates should be working on a Regular basis in reputed research organizations/Academic Institutions/Industries with a minimum experience of two years. 
• Candidates with a Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology* or a Master’s degree by Research in Engineering/Technology with 60% (or above) aggregate marks (CGPA ≥6.5) either at UG or PG level examination for admission under UR/EWS/OBC-NCL category. For SC/ST/PwD candidates, 55% aggregate (or above) marks or equivalent CGPA of≥6.0 is essential either at UG or PG level. 

c. Eligibility Criteria for Ph.D. Programme in Sciences and English (Full-Time) Master’s degree in Sciences/English in relevant branch of Science/English with 60% (or above) aggregate marks (CGPA≥6.5/10) either at UG or PG level examination for admission under UR/EWS/OBC-NCL category. For SC/ST/PwD candidates, 55% aggregate (or above) marks or equivalent CGPA of ≥6.0 is essential either at UG or PG level. Candidates should have qualified GATE or UGC/CSIR-NET in relevant discipline. 

d. Eligibility Criteria for Ph.D. Programme in Sciences and English (Part-Time) Candidates applying for Ph.D. programme in Sciences and English (Part-Time) should satisfy all the criteria listed below. 
• Candidates should be working on a Regular basis in reputed research organizations/Academic Institutions/Industries with a minimum experience of two years. 
• Master’s degree in Sciences/English in relevant branch of Science/English with 60% (or above) aggregate marks (CGPA ≥6.5/10) either at UG or PG level examination for admission under UR/EWS/OBC-NCL category. For SC/ST/PwD candidates, 55% aggregate (or above) marks or equivalent CGPA of≥6.0 is essential either at UG or PG level. Candidates should have qualified GATE or UGC/CSIR-NET in the relevant discipline. 

e. Eligibility Criteria for Ph.D. Programme in Management (Part-Time) Candidates applying for Ph.D. programme in Management (Part-Time) should satisfy both the criteria listed below. 
 • Candidates should be working on a Regular basis in reputed research organizations/Academic Institutions/ Industries with a minimum experience of two years. 
• MBA or Master’s degree in relevant branch of Management with 60% (or above) aggregate marks (CGPA ≥6.5/10) either at UG or PG level examination for admission under UR/EWS/OBC-NCL category. For SC/ST/PwD candidates, 55% aggregate (or above) marks or equivalent CGPA of≥6.0 is essential either at UG or PG level. 

f. Eligibility Criteria for M.S. (by Research) Programme Candidates applying for M.S. (by Research) in Engineering/Technology should satisfy all the criteria listed below. 
• Candidates should be working on a Regular basis in reputed research organizations/Academic Institutions/ Industries with a minimum experience of two years. 
• Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology with a good academic record. 


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