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Ph.D. Programme
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Ph.D. Programme

Doctoral programmes at NITK are offered in 14 Departments under various research areas and interdisciplinary streams, under the following categories. Full-time students on Institute Scholarship Full-time sponsored students under QIP Full-time / External Registrants - sponsored from Industry or other organizations including Educational Institutions Internal Registrants - sponsored institute of project staff of NITK


Admission to a Ph.D. Programme shall be open to Indian Nationals who passed a qualifying degree in a relevant field with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 6.0 in the 0-10 scale grading system, or not less than 60% marks in the aggregate (taking into account the marks scored in all the subjects of all the public/ university examinations conducted during the entire prescribed period for the qualifying degree). However, this prescribed minimum shall be a CGPA of 5.5 or 55% marks in the aggregate for SC/ST/PwD candidates. The prescribed qualifying examination is as follows:


Only applicants having a Postgraduate Degree in Basic Sciences / Social Sciences / Humanities / Management/ Mathematics / Engineering / Technology and also have qualified through NET/GATE in-addition are eligible for admission to Ph.D. programme.


Employed professionals having experience and proven competence aspiring for Ph.D. Programme will be considered under External Registration and will be allowed to pursue their research at their own location of work.