Ph.D. Opportunity with Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology

Ph.D. Opportunity with Visvesvaraya National Institute of  Technology


VNIT NagpurVisvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur is one of the thirty National Institutes of Technology in the country. The Govt. of India conferred on the Institute, the Deemed to be University status (under University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956)) with effect from 26th June 2002. Subsequently, the Central Govt. by Act of Parliament (National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007 (29 of 2007)) declared VNIT Nagpur as an Institute of National Importance along with all other NITs. The Act was brought into force from 15th August 2007.

Earlier, the Institute was known as Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering (VRCE). It was established in the year 1960 under the scheme sponsored by Govt. of India and Govt. of Maharashtra. The college was started in June 1960 by amalgamating the State Govt. Engineering College functioning at Nagpur since July 1956. In the meeting held in October 1962, the Governing Board of the College resolved to name it after the eminent engineer, planner, and statesman of the country Sir M.Visvesvaraya.

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology invites applications for Admission to Ph.D. (Full Time) with:

  • Teaching Assistantship*.
  • Sponsored Programme (place of research work VNIT only)
  • Sponsored Candidate category from 100% centrally funded research laboratories including public sector and private industries.

*Candidates desirous of seeking admission to Ph. D. (Full Time) programme with teaching assistantship should note that:

  1. Number of seats per department may change depending on the availability & suitability of the candidates.
  2. Candidates having M. Tech. / M.E./ M.Arch./ M.Plan. qualification shall receive teaching assistantship @ Rs. 18,000/- per month for 1st / 2nd year and Rs. 20,000/- for 3rd year / 4th
    year subject to satisfactory progress.
  3. Candidates having M Sc / M.A with valid GATE / NET qualification shall receive teaching assistantship @ Rs. 16,000/- per month for 1st / 2nd year and Rs. 18,000/- for 3rd year / 4th
    year subject to satisfactory progress.
  4. Teaching assistantship shall be offered for a maximum period of four years only.


Eligibility Criteria:

Name of the Department: Civil Engineering

Eligibility for Ph.D : 

  • B.E. / B.Tech / AMIE (Civil) and M E / M.Tech in any branch of Civil Engineering with a minimum of First Class (C.P.I. or C.G.P.A. greater than 6.75 on a 10 point scale) at Bachelor’s or Master’s level.
  • Qualified GATE score or equivalent national level exam in past

Areas of Research: 

  • Remote Sensing & GIS Applications
  • Geotechnical Engineering

Important Dates to Remember:

  • Date of notification – Mon, 20.10.2014
  • Last date of submission of application – Wed, 12.11.2014
  • Display of list of eligible candidates – Wed, 19.11.2014
  • Written test for eligible candidates – Thu, 27.11.2014
  • Interview for short listed candidates – 27.11.2014 & 28.11.2014

Admission Procedure:

The application form is available on Institute website The form, duly filled in by the candidate, along with xerox copies of the certificates and photograph duly attested and crossed DD/ Bankers Check of amount Rs. 500/- (non-refundable) towards processing fee drawn in favour of The Director, VNIT, Nagpur, payable at Nagpur, should be send it to:

Dy. Registrar (Academic),
VNIT, South Ambazari Road,
Nagpur-440 010

and must reach on or before the last date of submission of application form (clearly mention admission category and department on the envelop in bold letters). Incomplete applications and applications received after the last date are liable to be rejected.


Read Information Brochure-I Admission To Ph.D. (Full Time)



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