NIT Karnataka PhD Admission 2022 Application Form, Date, Eligibility

NIT Karnataka PhD Admission 2022: The National Institute of Technology, Surathkal was founded in 1960. It is a public engineering university situated at Surathkal, Mangalore. Recognized as an institute of national importance by the Government of India, it is one of the 31 National Institutes of Technology in India. The institute offers various UG, PG and Ph.D. level course in more than 10 disciplines. Around fourteen Ph.D. programs in Engineering, Science and Humanities and Management are offered by the institute. The selection of candidates to the said course is subject to a written exam and interview. For more details about NIT Karnataka PhD Admission, follow the article given below.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have a
  • Masters in Engineering/ Technology with minimum 65% marks or 7.0 CGPA. or
  • Humanities, Social Science & Management Master degree in the relevant discipline with minimum 55% marks or 6.0 CGPA. or
  • Basic Science Master degree in Science with a minimum of 55% marks or 6.0 CGPA.
  • The minimum required CGPA is 6 out of 10 or at least 55% marks for SC/ST candidates in the aggregate in the last qualifying exam.
  • It is mandatory for the candidates to qualify GATE / NET (LS or JRF) before applying.

Reservation Criteria

Category Reservation of seats (In percentage)
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) 27%
SC Candidates 15%
ST Candidates 7.5%
PwD (40% or more disability) 3%

NIT Karnataka PhD Admission 2022 Application Form

Candidates can download the application form and information bulletin of NIT Karnataka PhD Admission from the institute website. They have to send a duly filled-in copy of the application form with self-attested photocopies of relevant documents and demand draft to the designated addresses on or before the prescribed date. Enclose self-attested photocopies of all the requisite documents with the filled application form as mentioned in the next section.

Documents Required to send with the Application Form

  • Original marks card of all Semesters/years of Engineering/Degree
  • Date of Birth Certificate in Original (SSLC/X Std.)
  • A course completion certificate from college
  • Caste Certificate if belonging to SC/ST (original)
  • GATE Score Card in original (For M. Tech)
  • Sponsorship Certificate, if applicable
  • Pass certificate for A.M.I.E. candidates (M Tech)
  • Two Self-Addressed Envelopes with Stamp each
  • Medical Certificate (general fitness)
  • Relieving Certificate in the case of Sponsored Candidates
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Conduct Certificate
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • OBC Certificate (if applicable)
  • Persons with Disabilities (PWD) certificate (if applicable)
  • Sponsorship Certificate (if sponsored)
  • Migration Certificate

Application Fee

Candidates have to prepare a demand draft of Rs.500/- (Rs.150/- for SC/ST candidates). The DD should be drawn in favor of the Director, NITK, Surathkal, payable at Mangalore. attached this DD along with the application form to be sent.

Selection Process of NIT Karnataka PhD Admission

  • The selection of the candidates will be on the basis of overall academic performance in the qualifying examinations + Written Aptitude Test + Personal Interview.
  • Ph.D. applicants will be required to submit a presentation on a research topic as a mandatory requisite for admission.

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Specialization offered through NIT Karnataka PhD Admission

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

FEM Fluid Dynamics IC Engine & Combustion
MEMS Stress Analysis Advanced Manufacturing
Tribology Renewable Energy Polymer Nano-Composites
Mechatronics Alternative Fuels Precision Manufacturing
Nanotechnology Advanced Materials Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue
Product Design Robotics and Control Machine Dynamics and Vibration
Heat Transfer Structural Acoustics Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Ph.D. in Humanities, Social Sciences & Management

Marketing Behavioral Finance Agricultural Economics
E-Governance Applied Econometrics International Business
Business Policy Operations Management International Economics
Capital Markets Information Systems Organizational Behaviour
Rural Development Technology Management Human Resource Management
Corporate Finance Development of Economics English and Comparative Literature

Ph.D. in Information Technology

Databases Social Multimedia Healthcare Informatics
Data Mining Internet of Things Semantic Web Technology
Web Services Affective Computing Social Network Analysis
Cyber Security Information Security Wireless Sensor Networks
Network Security Information Retrieval Cloud Computing/ Security
Big Data Analysis Distributed Computing High-Performance Computing
Computer Networks Bio-Inspired Computing Natural Language Processing

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering

Energy Industrial Biotechnology
Biotechnology Environmental Engineering
Transfer Operation Electrochemical Applications
Particulate System Process Modelling and Simulation
Process Development

Ph.D. in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Corrosion Mechanical Metallurgy
Nanofibers Extractive Metallurgy
Advanced Materials Minerals Beneficiation
Physical Metallurgy Welding Surface Engineering
Thin films & coating Composites and Nano-composites
Heat transfer studies

Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering

Data Mining Computer Networks
Computer Vision Software Engineering
Cloud Computing Information Security
Image Processing Distributed Computing
Speech Processing High-Performance Computing
Mobile computing

Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Power Systems Renewable Energy Technologies
Control System Electrical Machines and Machine Diagnosis
Smart Grid Technologies Adaptive and Distributed Signal Processing
Power Electronics and Drives High Voltage Engineering and Field Computations

Ph.D. in Mathematical and Computational Sciences

Graph Theory Fixed Point Theory
Real Analysis Differential Equations
Graph Algorithms Reliability Engineering
Image Processing Wireless Sensor Networks
Numerical Methods Computer Network Security
Dynamical Systems Computational Fluid Dynamics

Other Specialization (Ph.D. in)

  • Civil Engineering: Structures, Geotechnical, Transportation, Construction Technology and Management Environment, Earth Sciences
  • Applied Mechanics & Hydraulics: Water Resources Engineering & Management, Marine Structures & Coastal Engineering., RS & GIS Applications
  • Electronics & Communications Engineering: Communication/VLSI/ Signal Processing
  • Mining Engineering: Rock Mechanics & Ground Control Engineering, Drilling & Blasting, Mine Planning, Environmental Management
  • Physics: Condensed Matter Physics (Experimental)
  • Chemistry: Inorganic, Materials, Physical and Organic Chemistry


  • 150 Institute’s fellowships are available at the Institute level which is flexible for department-wise allocation.
  • Full-time sponsored candidates may receive complete financial support.
  • Full-time research scholars are eligible for a fellowship as
  • 25,000/- pm for the first two years
  • 28,000/-pm for the remaining two years on satisfactory progress.

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