Ph.D. Admissions 2020 at DIAT, Pune: Apply by July 17: Expired


The Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Pune invites applications for admissions to its Ph.D. Program for the academic session July 2020-21.

DIAT offers admission to Ph.D. (full-time) in the frontier areas of Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, Materials Engineering, and Applied Chemistry.

Defense Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) is the Technological Institute of National repute for higher learning. The Institute imparts education and training in Advanced Technologies used for Tri-services, DRDO, DPSUs, etc. DIAT found its roots in 1952, as a training institute has grown over the years into a premier teaching and research institute for DRDO and the Armed Forces.

Eligibility Criteria

A candidate, seeking admission to the Ph.D. program, shall be required to have passed the qualifying examination securing at least 55% marks or equivalent CGPA/DGPA. A relaxation of 5 % of marks may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC (non-creamy layer)/ PWD – (Divyang) categories. The qualifying degrees are:-

  • Master of Engineering/ Master of Technology (or equivalent) for Ph.D. in Engineering/Science.
  • Master in Science (M.Sc. or equivalent) for Ph.D. in Science.

A candidate who has passed the qualifying examination with the requisite percentage of marks as prescribed above and who fulfill the following requirement may be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program:-

  • Qualified in a national level test such as CSIR/ UGC NET, Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE), Rajiv Gandhi National fellowship, NBHM, etc. subject wise and category wise GATE/ NET cut off will be decided by DIAT.
  • A candidate who is a recipient of National Doctoral Fellowship or other fellowships from government/ semi-government organization such as Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), University Grants Commission (UGC), INAE, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Dept. of Biotechnology (DBT), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and similar organizations.
Selection Procedure

Admission to Ph.D. will be based on the performance in the entrance exam (written test) conducted by the department concerned followed by a personal interview.


The selected Ph.D. candidates against this admission notice, admitted as full-time Ph.D. students will be provided financial assistance as per Institute Rules, in force from time to time. The Ph.D. students (who are provided Institute fellowship) will be required to assist in research and teaching activities for a maximum of 10 hours per week in addition to their own duties.

How to Apply?

Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here.

Application fee of Rs. 500/- for General, OBC, EWS Category, and Rs. 250/- for Women and reserved category (SC/ ST/ PWD) candidates per program, is required to be paid either online (through State Bank Collect) or by Demand Draft drawn in favor of Vice-Chancellor, DIAT, Pune, payable at Pune.

The last date to apply is July 17, 2020.

For full notification, click the link below.

Ph.D. Admissions 2020 at DIAT, Pune



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