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Birla Institute of Technology (BIT) Mesra PhD Entrance Test 2012

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Exam State Exam Date Last Date
All India 17 Aug 2012 30 Jul 2012

Exam Details:

Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Ranchi

Mesra, Ranchi 835215, Tel 0651-2275444/896, Extn 469, Fax 0651-2275401, 2276007
E-mail, Website

Ph.D Admission-2012

Applications are invited from interested candidates for admission to (Full Time/Part Time) Ph.D programmes in the following Departments and Groups

Architecture, Applied Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Applied Mechanics, Applied Physics, Bio-Medical Instrumentation, Bio-Technology, Centre of Excellence in Climatology, Chemical and Polymer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Production Engineering, Remote Sensing and Space Engineering & Rocketry

An applicant for admission to the Ph.D programme of this Institute shall possess, normally, M.Phil/Master’s degree in Technology/ Engineering/ Pharmacy/ Management/ Architecture or equivalent, with a minimum of 60% marks at Master’s level for general candidates (55% in case of full time sponsored candidates with a minimum of three years professional experience, and SC/ST candidates); or

M.Phil./Master’s degree in Science/Humanities with a minimum of 55% marks at Master’s level for general candidates (50% in case of full time sponsored candidates with a minimum of three years professional experience, and SC/ST candidates); or

Any other discipline approved by the technical council of the Institute from time to time

Applicants with B.Tech/B.E./B.Sc Engg/B.Arch/B.Pharm/MBBS having a minimum of 70% marks at graduation level for general candidates (65% in case of full time sponsored candidates with a minimum of three years professional experience, and 55% for SC/ST candidates) may also apply

However, an applicant having professional qualifications such as Associate Member of Institution of Engineers (India)/ Aeronautical Society of India or equivalent may be considered for admission to the Ph.D programme only after he/she completes the M.E./M.Tech programme of any recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks at Master’s level (55% in case of full time sponsored candidates with a minimum of three years professional experience, and SC/ST candidates)

Candidates must have adequate proficiency in written and spoken English

Foreign nationals, excluding ex-students and faculty/staff members of BIT International Centres, possessing any of the above qualification shall be required to clear TOEFL or any other equivalent examination prescribed by the technical council of the Institute from time to time to become eligible for admission to the Ph.D programme

Candidates with foreign diplomas should see the EdCIL website for equivalence (, and if required should obtain an equivalence certificate well in advance from the evaluation division of the AIU website (

In case any board/university awards grades instead of marks, the calculation of equivalent marks would be based on the procedure prescribed by the board/university

In case a university does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing obtained CGPA with the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant with 100

Selection Procedures: Selection to the Ph.D programmes would be based on previous academic record, performance in a written test followed by an Interview

Entrance Test: The Ph.D entrance test will be held on 17th August, 2012, 09.00 a.m. to 01.00 p.m. at the Institute main building on the Institute’s Campus at Mesra, Ranchi-835215 (except for those candidates who wish to join the Ph.D programme 2012 (MO 2012) at any of the Extension/International Centre, the venue for the test/interviews will be the same centre)

However, they must indicate the centre for the test/interview in their application form

The Ph.D entrance test on 17th August, 2012 would consist of 2 parts; General Aptitude Test common to all applicants, from 09.00 a.m. to 09.45 a.m. on 17th August, 2012 and Subject Specific Tests to examine basic fundamental knowledge in the subject, from 10.00 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. for candidates applying to only one Department; 10.00 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. to 11.45 a.m. for candidates applying to two Departments; 10.00 a.m. to 10.45 a.m., 11.00 a.m. to 11.45 a.m. and 12 Noon to 12.45 p.m. for candidates applying to three Departments

The syllabi of the General Aptitude Test and the Subject Specific Tests for each Department can be seen on the Department profiles on the Institute website

Date for Interviews: 17th August, 2012, from 02.00 p.m., at the concerned Department /Centre

Provisional selection lists, along with procedures for admissions, will be notified by 05.00 p.m. on the day after the interviews, on the Institute website and Notice Boards of the Institute only

No separate intimations will be sent to candidates

Provisionally selected candidates will be required to take admission by the date given, failing which vacant seats may be allotted to waitlisted candidates

The list of waitlisted candidates will also be announced on our website and Institute Notice Boards only

No separate intimations will be sent to candidates

Candidates provisionally admitted to the Ph.D programme will be required to fill the enrollment form with details of their proposed field of research, research topic, and name of their guide, within 2 to 4 weeks after their admission, and submit the same to the Dean, PG and Research, through the Head of the concerned Department

The enrollment form will be available at their Department office/ office of the Dean, Admission and Academic Coordination)

Fellowships: Candidates who have qualified in CSIR-NET/BRNS/NBHM/other selections would avail the fellowships directly from the respective organizations

A limited number of Institute fellowships are available for 3 years (extendable to 1 more year) at Mesra/ other campuses

The quantum of the Institute fellowship to be awarded would be Rs 18,000/- p.m. for the disciplines of Engineering, Pharmacy and Architecture; and Rs 16,000/- p.m. for other Departments

8 vacancies under UGC BSR scheme and UGC major research project in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

How To Apply:

To apply for the Ph.D programme of the Institute, eligible candidates must download and print the application form available on website and send the completed form along with two recent colour photographs (one pasted on the form and one attached by paper clip to the form), with photocopies of all marksheets and certificates, and a crossed demand draft for Rs 2,500/- (Rs 1,200/- for SC/ST) (non-refundable) in favour of Birla Institute of Technology, payable at Ranchi, in a stout A4 size envelope by speed post or registered post to the office of Dean, Admission and Academic Coordination, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi-835215, positively by the due date

Write Application for Ph.D 2012 on the envelope

Applications reaching us after the due date are liable to be rejected/may not be processed

You may use one application form to apply for Ph.D in only one Department

Please use separate application forms to apply for two or more Departments

Each application form must be complete in all respects and sent in a separate envelope along with all required enclosures and demand draft

Candidates may apply for the Ph.D programme in a maximum of three Departments

Candidates must carry the originals of the following documents at the time of test and interviews, as well as an extra set of photocopies

If provisionally selected, candidates will be required to submit all the documents below in original (except the Photo ID) at the time of admission, along with the requisite fees

Candidates must attach two recent colour passport size photographs, identical to that affixed in the application form These should be attached by a paper clip. Candidates must enclose photocopies of the following documents with the duly completed application form; pass certificate of class 10 and marksheet of class 10; marksheet of class 12/Intermediate or equivalent; certificate and marksheets of graduation; certificate and marksheets of post graduation; college leaving certificate and migration certificate; candidates with qualifications acquired through correspondence or distance learning programmes are eligible only if (a) they acquired such qualifications as working professionals/while in employment, (b) the programmes are recognized by the DEC-UGC-AICTE or MHRD, (c) they have passed the qualifying examination at the time of applying, with minimum requisite marks as given in eligibility criteria. They must enclose photocopies of work experience certificate, pass certificate and marksheets of qualifying examination with their application; CSIR-NET/ BRNS/ NBHM/ GATE/ GPAT 2012 admit card and score card (if applicable); caste certificate/ special category certificate (if applicable) in proper format; sponsorship letter, NOC, experience certificate and facilities available to carry out the research work at their place of working (if applicable) for sponsored/ part time candidates; photo identification (driving license, passport, PAN card, Voter ID, employee identification card are acceptable); two self-addressed slips with phone number (see last page of application form)

Write your name, your telephone number and Ph.D 2012 (July (MO) 2012) on the back of each of these documents and certificates

All candidates belonging to the SC/ST categories must obtain caste certificates which should be in proper format, and which should be signed by appropriate authority of rank not less than SDO
Important Dates:

The last date for receipt of completed application form is: 30th July, 2012, 04.00 p.m.

Entrance Test: The Ph.D entrance test will be held on 17th August, 2012, 09.00 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.


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