Ph.D Admission criteria:

First Class or 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST), as specified in the General Eligibility Criterion, in the qualifying degree:

A) M.Tech./M.E.  or  equivalent degree in any branch of Engineering
Master’s degree in Architecture, Urban Planning, Environmental Sciences,Energy Sciences, Geography, Social Sciences, Economics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, MBA/PGDM, or related disciplines.

B) B.Tech./B.E.  or  equivalent degree in any branch of Engineering
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Urban Planning or related disciplines.

with and at least two years of work experience and a valid score in GATE/UGC-NET (Lectureship)/UGC-JRF/CSIR-NET (Lectureship)/CSIR-JRF exams, to be eligible for TA category.

A screening exam will be conducted for Ph.D. candidate selection.

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Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. The application form and relevant information could be found at:



Candidates are required to bring with them a SOP. SOP gives the candidate an opportunity to share with the admission committee his/her motivation behind, and preparation for the PhD. SOP should briefly describe (a) a past project/ research work done (b) a new project/research work the candidate would like to undertake. SOP is restricted to 1000 words. The SOP will aid the admission committee in evaluating an applicant.



The written test is compulsory and is common for all candidates, irrespective of their discipline or the category in which they apply (TA/RA/PS/IS/SW etc). The test is designed to assess only the numeracy, reading comprehension and writing skills – not the disciplinary knowledge – of the candidates.



Candidates short-listed on the basis of the performance in the written test are invited to appear for the interview, on the same day.



The final selection would be based on the qualifications, recommendations, GATE score, SOP, written test and interview.