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PhD Admissions Spring 2020 at BIT Mesra [Fellowship Rs. 25K/Month]: Entrance Exam on Dec 16; Apply by Nov 25: Expired

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for admission to full-time / part- time Ph.D. Programme of the BIT Mesra for the Session Spring 2020.


Candidates with following qualification shall be eligible for admission to the Ph.D. Programme of the Institute:

  1. Candidates possessing M.Tech./M.E./M.Sc. (Engg.)/M.Arch./M.Pharm./M.Plan./M.Sc./MCA/MBA or equivalent Degree in relevant branch from a recognized University/Institute with minimum 60% marks or 6.0 CGPA on a ten point scale in the qualifying examination are eligible to apply for admission in the relevant departments.
  2. Candidates possessing B.Tech./B.E/B.Sc.(Engg.)/B.Pharm/B.Arch./B.Plan. or equivalent Degree in relevant branch from a recognized University/Institute with a minimum of 80% marks or 8.0 CGPA on a ten-point scale in the qualifying examination and a valid GATE/GPAT score with a minimum of 80 percentile are eligible to apply for admission in the departments as per their Specialization. (In this case, the candidates need to pass in more numbers of qualifying Pre-PhD papers; the concerned detail is described in Ph.D. ordinance 2018 -Section 9.1).
  3. Sponsored candidates must have minimum of two years of professional work experience, besides fulfilling the above criteria. In addition, such candidates should have valid sponsorship at least for three years.

Eligibility criteria will be relaxed by 5% marks for SC / ST candidates.


A limited number of Institute Research Fellowship (IRF) with a fellowship amount of Rs. 25,000/- per month for the first two years and Rs. 28,000/- per month for the next two years is available depending on the performance. The minimum marks required for IRF may vary across the departments and department wise minimum marks shall be decided by an appropriate committee. These IRFs shall be distributed based on the performance in the admission test, academic career and interview. Ph.D. admission test is mandatory for candidate aspiring for the IRF.

Selection Procedure

Selection in the Ph.D. programme shall be based on the performance in a Written Test, Previous academic record and an Interview. Only such candidates, who obtain the minimum required marks in Aptitude Test, Subject Specific Test and the indicated total percentage of marks, will be considered for final preparation of result.

The Ph.D. Entrance Test shall be conducted on 16th December 2019 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Institute Main Building in the Institute’s Campus at Mesra, Ranchi- 835215.

The Ph.D. Entrance Test will consist of 2 parts:

a) General Aptitude Test common to all applicants: From 9:00 am to 10:30 am
b) Subject Specific Tests to examine basic fundamental knowledge in the subject: From 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Those with UGC-CSIR/DBT/BINC/ICMR-JRF /DST INSPIRE and all other similar all India fellowships based on a written test may be exempted from the Entrance Test but will be required to appear in the interview. Note: Candidates will not be entitled to get any kind of financial assistance from the Institute.


The interview process of the selected candidates will be conducted on 16th December 2019 from 3:00 pm onwards in the concerned Departments.

How to apply

Click here to apply online.

Important Dates

Filling of online form commences from: 26th October 2019
Last date for Applying Online: 25th November 2019
Display of list of eligible candidates to be called for Written Test and Interview: 30th November 2019
DATE OF ENTRANCE TEST: 16th December 2019
Interview of the selected candidates: From 3:00 pm on 16th December 2019
Declaration of 1st Provisional Selection List on the Institute website / Notice Boards: By 6:00 pm on 17th December 2019
Admission from: 18th December 2019
Classes will commence from: 2nd week of January 2020
[Exact date will be notified at later stage]


Dean, Admissions & Academic Coordination, Birla Institute of Technology,
Mesra, Ranchi – 835 215 Phone: PBX: 0651-2275444 / 896,
Extn. 4469, and 0651-2275868 (Direct)
E-mail: admissions@bitmesra.ac.in, dean.aac@bitmesra.ac.in

Click here for the detailed brochure and here for the official website.


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