ResearchIndian Institute of Technology, Ropar; Nangal Road, Rupnagar, Punjab-140001, has invited applications for admission to the PhD Programmes for the January 2019 session.

Programmes are offered under (i) Regular PhD: Candidates can join for regular PhD in Engineering/Sciences/Humanities and Social Sciences/Biomedical Engineering (ii) Direct PhD: Students under this category get an opportunity to earn a Doctorate in Engineering / Sciences / Humanities just after the Bachelor’s degree. Students pursuing 7th semester of their B.Tech can apply. However they can join in July 2019 (iii) External PhD: A research scholar under the External Registration Programme will carry out major part or all of his/her research work in the industry/research laboratories employing the scholar. Research scholars should be sponsored by and employed in industries/research laboratories having R & D facilities and recognised by DST or IIT Ropar. Admission to this programme is open to the Departments/Centers as furnished in the Institute website / Advertisement and (iv) Part-Time PhD: A research scholar under the Part time PhD Programme will carry out major part or all of his/her research work at IIT Ropar under the supervision of supervisor(s) at IIT Ropar. The feasibility of doing this with sufficient intensity will be an important consideration in admitting the scholar in this category. The candidate should be employed in a reputed University/Institution/Organisation. Leave is not required for attending the courses.

Those with BE/B.Tech/ME/M.Tech/MA/M.Sc/Integrated BS-MS etc can apply for admission in the following departments (as per availability): Biomedical Engg, Chemical Engg, Civil Engg, Computer Science & Engg, Electrical Engg, Mechanical Engg, Metallurgical & Materials Engg, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Humanities & Social Sciences.

Details of admission eligibility and other conditions are available at

Applications have also been invited from students of foreign nationalities, for the PhD programme.

Applications can be submitted at by 24th October, 2018.