1. Disciplines of Ph. D. Programme : Petroleum Engineering*, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Renewable Energy#, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Geoinformatics, Management and English Literature.
*Candidates having Bachelor or Master degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Production and Civil engineering are eligible to apply
#Candidates having Bachelor or Master degree in Mechanical, Electrical & Chemical engineering and Master degree in Physics are eligible to apply
2. GENERAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERION FOR Ph.D. ADMISSION:
One of the following in appropriate subject areas:
First class or 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST)/CGPA or CPI of 6.5 in Master’s Degree in Engineering / Technology (M.E./M.Tech.) or equivalent
First class or 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST) )/CGPA or CPI of 6.5 in Master’s degree in Science or a first class or 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST)/CGPA or CPI of 6.5 in Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology (B.E./B.Tech.). Candidates meeting this requirement MUST also fulfill one of the following additional requirements:
Valid Gate Score
Valid CSIR /UGC / NBHM / DBT / DST Inspire Award or Fellowship.
Minimum of 2 years of professional work experience (for externally/self funded candidates, see more details in A 4)
Applicants are encouraged to visit our faculty webpage for information on areas of research interests.
Admission in Ph.D. program is offered on the basis of an interview. Candidates called for the interview are paid to and fro single AC3 tier railway fare by the shortest route from their place of residence to the venue of the interview. They have to produce evidence (railway ticket) in support of their claim.
4.CATEGORIES OF Ph.D. CANDIDATES
Regular category: Full time Teaching assistantship (TA)/project assistantship (PA)
Students under this category are entitled for Institute Teaching Assistantship as per institute norms (Please refer to Item No. A 5 for financial assistance). Students joining under TA category must assist in teaching or research, as assigned by the Institute, to the extent of 6 hours of work per week. The candidates joining under PA category are required to work for about 20 hours a week on the Sponsored Research Project. The continuation of the assistantship (TA/PA) will be subjected to satisfactory performance of the duties assigned by the Department / Centre / School as well as satisfactory academic performance.
Sponsored Category: These candidates are sponsored by recognized corporations or R&D organizations for doing research work in the Institute on a full time/part time basis. An undertaking from the employer stating the same should be furnished along with the application form. Candidates are expected to be released for full time research work at the Institute with full pay for a minimum period of three years. They will not receive any financial support from the Institute. A candidate working in an R & D establishment and desiring to do research at his/her parent institution must also provide detailed information about the research facilities present at his/her organization and a certificate that these would be available to him/her for carrying out research. The candidate will be required to furnish their employers consent (Annexture 1) at the time of interview. The candidate under sponsorship category is not required to have GATE/NET qualification.
Students joining the Ph.D. programme as regular candidates will be considered for institute fellowship based on the following norms:
Those students having B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch / M.Phil. / B.Sc.(Engg)/ M.Sc. / M.A. /M.Com. or equivalent and who have either a valid GATE score or National Level test–UGC / CSIR / NBHM / DBT etc. (JRFship) will be considered for monthly assistantship of Rs. 18,000/- for 4 years.
Those students having M.Tech. / M.E. / M.Arch / M.Sc.(Engg) or equivalent and Management students with M.B.A. qualification with Engineering /Technical background will be considered for monthly assistantships of Rs. 18,000/- for 4 years. The candidate should have cleared GATE/NET as applicable to the specific discipline before or after master’s degree.
The Assistantship/Fellowships will be payable for 4 years (or the granting agency) or date of submission of thesis, whichever is earlier. Continuation of financial aid is contingent to satisfactory performance. Any act of indiscipline is likely to result in withdrawal of financial aid.
Admission forms can be filled up in the specified format (Click here). The print out of the application duly filled and signed along with demand draft of Rs. 500/- (Five hundred only) in favor of "Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology"payable at “Rae Bareli” and necessary enclosures should reach at the following address latest by November 25th 2012. Please mark the envelope “Application form for PhD Programme” You need to bring all the documentary evidences in original (testimonials, certificates, publications, work experience and research/professional experience) along with a self attested photocopy of each at the time of interview.
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