IIT Patna PhD Admission 2022 Open Application for Spring Semester AY-2022-23

IIT Patna PhD Admission 2022:- Indian Institute of Technology Patna is an Institute of National Importance, Applications are invited for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme, starting in Jan 2023 in Various Departments.

Important Dates and Application Fees for IIT Patna PhD Admission Spring Semester AY-2022-23

Start Date of On-line Application: 27/10/2022

Last Date of On-line Application:  16/11/2022 ( Till 11:59 PM)

Application Fees

GEN/EWS/OBC-NCLRs 1000/-Rs 500/-
SC/ST/PwDRs 500/-Rs 500/-

Category of Admission for IIT Patna PhD Admission Spring Semester AY-2022-23

  1. Regular and Full-Time
    1. Institute Fellows
    2. Research Fellows (JRF/SRF)
  2. Sponsored
  3. Self-Financed
  4. Project Staff
  5. Employed & Part-Time

Financial Support for IIT Patna PhD Admission Spring Semester AY-2022-23

The Institute assistantships will be available to eligible (Indian) students as per prevailing (MoE, GoI) norms, as applicable from time to time. At present total emoluments are Rs 31,000/- per month.

Assistantships from external funding organizations will be available as per terms and conditions of the concerned funding organizations. 

Students receiving assistantships from the Institute or fellowships from any other funding agencies are required to perform academic duties as per prevailing norms.

The continuation of the assistantship/fellowship is subject to satisfactory performance of the assigned duties and satisfactory progress of the student in the Ph.D. Programme.

Under Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme. For details, please visit:-https://phd.digitalindiacorporation.in/assets/documents/Scheme-documentPhase-II.pdf

Minimum Eligibility Criteria for Admission to Ph.D. Programme in IIT Patna

In all the disciplines, the upper age limit is 28 years (B.Tech./B.E./M.Sc./MA/MCA/MBA) and 32 years (M.Tech./M.E./M.S./M.Phil.) to be calculated as on the last date of application and is
applicable only for candidates applying in Regular and Full time category, as institute fellow. For Research/ project fellows, age limit will be as per the funding agency norms. In absence of any age criteria, the Institute norms will be followed. Upper age limit is relaxed up to 05 years in case of candidate belonging to Schedule Castes/Schedule Tribes, Women, Physically Handicapped and OBC applicants.

Ph.D. in Engineering

For admission to the Ph.D. Programme in Engineering Department, a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:

Candidates having M.Tech./M.E. degree in a Engineering/Technology, with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology (from any Institute other than IITs) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 8.0 or 75% of marks.

Bachelor’s degree from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.0.

Master’s degree in Science in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.5 or 70%.

Ph.D. in Science

For admission to the Ph.D. Programme in Science departments, a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:

M.Phil. or Master’s degree in Science in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.

Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.0.

Bachelor’s degree in a related area in Engineering/Technology (from any Institute other than IITs/IISc) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 8.0 or 75% of marks.

Ph.D. in Humanities and Social Sciences

For admission to the Ph.D. Programme in the department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:

M.Phil. or Master’s degree in Arts/Commerce/Science in a relevant area with a minimum of 55%marks or equivalent.

Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Design in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% marks.

Bachelor’s degree from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.0.

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology (from any Institute other than IITs/IISc) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.5 or 70% marks.

Candidates should note that if both CPI/CGPA and percentage are indicated in transcript/ marksheet of the qualifying degree then only CPI/CGPA shall be taken into account for determining eligibility.

Department wise Available Research Area for IIT Patna PhD Admission Spring Semester AY-2022-23

Chemical & Biochemical Engineering

  • Ambient pressure NH3 formation using heterogeneous catalysis
  • Artificial Intelligence in Process system engineering
  • Carbon foot printing
  • Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis
  • Continuous downstream processing
  • CO2 conversion to Carbon nanotube
  • Crystallization
  • Data driven optimization
  • Energy and Exergy management
  • Food processing
  • Process system engineering
  • Ice-nucleation
  • Microwave Assisted Material Processing
  • Molecular Modeling and Simulation
  • Modelling of viscoelastic flows
  • Phase behaviour of confined fluid
  • Phase change materials
  • Photocatalyst for CO2 reduction and N2 fixation
  • Photoelectrochemical processes for clean energy
  • Pinch Analysis
  • Plasma catalysis
  • Process design and optimization
  • Process Integration
  • Production planning
  • Reactive distillation
  • Renewable energy integration
  • Renewable Energy Sources and Their Applications
  • plastic to fuel using renewable energy sources.
  • Robust optimization
  • Scheduling and optimization
  • Separation processes
  • Stochastic optimization
  • Sustainable chemical processing
  • Computational Fluid dynamics
  • Treatment of Pharmaceutical Waste
  • Thermal management of lithium-ion batteries
  • Wastewater Treatment using Advanced Oxidation Processes
  • Wetting and interfacial properties of Ionic Liquid and Deep Eutectic Solvent
  • Ambient pressure NH3 formation using heterogeneous catalysis
  • Artificial Intelligence in Process system engineering


Organic, Inorganic, Physical, Theory, Biochemistry/Biomaterials, Polymer and Materials Chemistry

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Specialization: Structural Engineering

  • Smart Material for Vibration Control
  • Structural Engineering
  • Structural dynamics and earthquake engineering
  • Structural stability
  • Structural Fire engineering
  • Multiscale Multiphysics Modeling and Mechanics of Materials
  • Strengthening and retrofitting of structures

Specialization: Geotechnical Engineering

  • Ground Improvement
  • Geo-environmental Engineering and Bio-geo-technics
  • THMC behaviour of unsaturated soil
  • Energy Geotechnics
  • CO2 sequestration
  • Rock Mechanics and Underground Excavations
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Specialization: Transportation Engineering

  • Pavement Analysis and Design
  • Pavement Materials Engineering
  • Railway Engineering
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Traffic flow Theory
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems

Specialization: Environmental Engineering

  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Waste Treatment and Resource Recovery
  • E-waste Management
  • Removal of Micro-plastics and Emerging Contaminants from Aqueous Matrices

Specialization: Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering

  • Open Channel Hydraulics
  • Geoinformatics application in Water Resources
  • Surface Water Hydrology
  • Groundwater flow and contaminant transport

Computer Science and Engineering

  • All areas including (but not limited to)
  • 802.11 Wireless Network
  • Adhoc Networks and Sensor Networks
  • Analog EDA
  • Big Data Computing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Bio-Text Mining
  • Blockchain and Smart Contract
  • CAD for VLSI
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Security
  • Complex Networks
  • Computational biometrics and forensics
  • Computer Vision
  • Consensus in Blockchain
  • Database & Data Mining Applications
  • Deep learning
  • Discrete Event Modeling
  • Distributed Systems
  • Empathetic Conversational Artificial Intelligence and Affective Computing
  • Energy management & Intelligent transportation systems
  • Fault-Tolerant Computing
  • Federated Learning
  • Formal Methods for Analysis and Verification
  • Hardware Security
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Image Processing
  • Information Extraction
  • Information Systems Security
  • IoT Security
  • Machine Learning
  • Machine learning Security
  • Malware detection
  • Medical image analysis
  • Mobile Social Computing
  • Modeling of social networks
  • Multimodal Artificial Intelligence
  • Multiobjective Optimization
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Online Algorithms
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Programming Languages
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Security & Privacy
  • Service recommendation
  • Social Networks
  • Soft Computing
  • Text Mining
  • VLSI Design and Methodologies
  • Wi-Fi Security, Wireless Networking
  • Robotic Applications
  • 5G Network Slicing
  • Swarm Drones

Electrical Engineering

  • Power Electronics
  • Electric Drives
  • Power Systems
  • Smart Grid
  • Power System Protection
  • Power System Stability
  • Control System
  • Semiconductor Device and Circuits,
  • Design and Fabrication
  • Optoelectronic Devices
  • Sensor
  • Solar cell
  • Photodetectors
  • Semiconductor Device and Circuits for Low Power and Neuromorphic Computing
  • VLSI and Embedded System
  • Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC)
  • Analog Integrated Circuits (AIC)
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Molecular Communications
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Digital Video Processing
  • Video Surveillance
  • Multimedia Communication
  • Tele-medicine
  • Biomedical Signal and Image Processing
  • Neuroscience
  • Neuro-congnition
  • Wearable Healthcare Monitoring
  • mm-Wave Antennas for 5G and Beyond
  • High Gain Beam Scanning Metasurface Antennas
  • Digital Metasurface and Applications in 5G and Beyond (IRS)
  • Metamaterial Absorber for Stealth Application
  • SDR Based Radar for Detection and Ranging
  • Wireless Communication
  • 5G and Beyond
  • 6G and Signal Processing for Communication and Wireless Communication
  • Optical Communication
  • Photonics for Artificial Intelligence
  • Optical Fiber based Sensing

Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Plasma Spray Coating, Mechanical Properties of Materials, Friction stir processing and welding, Metal and Ceramic Matrix nano composites, Tribology of Materials, Process-structure-property Relationship, Solid State Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Nanoparticles for Energy, Structural and Functional Applications, Structure- Property correlation of Dielectric, Ferroelectric, Multiferroic and other energy conversion Materials, Flash sintering of ceramics, Microstructure – property correlation in ceramics, Polymer blends and alloys, Polymer nanocomposites, Nanofillers, Hybrid nanofillers, Carbonaceous nanofillers like carbon dots and graphene.

Mechanical Engineering


  • Computational Mechanics (FEM/XFEM)
  • Condition Monitoring of Gear Box and Bearing
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Cyclic Plasticity
  • Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics
  • Mechatronics
  • Micro Electromechanical (MEMs) Devices
  • Robotics
  • Smart Materials and Devices
  • Tribological Machine Element Design
  • Vacuum Tribology
  • Bio-Medical Device Design, Interfacial Rheology and Tribology
  • molecular modelling


  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Advanced Metallic Materials
  • Cyber Physical Machine Tools
  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Finite Element Modeling of the Welding Processes
  • Friction Stir Welding/Processing
  • Green manufacturing
  • In situ Analysis of Manufacturing Processes
  • Mechanical Micromachining
  • Non-traditional Micromachining
  • Sheet Metal Forming
  • Surface Engineering

Thermal and Fluids

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Tools for Heat Transfer Problems
  • Biofluid Dynamics
  • Biomicrofluidics
  • Biophysical Aerodynamics
  • Boiling Heat Transfer
  • Bubble Acoustics
  • Condensation Heat Transfer
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Energy
  • Fluid-structure Interaction
  • Hydrodynamic Stability
  • Hypersonic
  • Microfluidics and BIOMENS
  • Micro-nanostructured Surface Fabrication
  • Rarefied Gas Flows
  • Solar Thermal


  • Reliability Estimation
  • Survival Analysis
  • Estimation under Censored Data
  • Statistical Inference
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Moving Mesh Methods
  • Singular Perturbation
  • A posteriori Error Estimates
  • ordinary differential equation (ODE)
  • partial differential equation (PDE)
  • Integral Equations
  • Fractional Order Equations
  • Nonlinear Problems
  • Black Scholes Equations
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Nonlinear Programming
  • Vector Variational Inequalities; Differential Manifolds
  • Rings and Modules
  • Algebraic Coding Theory
  • Algorithmic graph theory
  • Theory of Inregral Transforms
  • Monotone Iterative Techniques
  • Non standard Finite difference techniques
  • Existence and Uniqueness of Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems
  • Biomathematics
  • Mathematical sequence design
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Mathematical Control Theory, Optimal Control
  • Polynomial identities on rings, Differential geometry


Optics and Photonics

Ultrafast Spectroscopy & Biophysics, Applied Optics (optical signal processing, information security), Digital Holography, Biophotonics, Nano-optics, Nanophotonic, Quantum Optics (Theory + Experiment)

High Energy Physics

High Energy Physics Phenomenology

Condensed Matter Physics

Multiferroics, Magnetic materials, Nanostructured materials, Magnetocaloric materials, Electrocaloric materials, Heusler alloys, Solid State Cooling, Nanomaterials for Energy and Sensing, High-Temperature Superconductors, Nanoscale device applications based on atomic switch technology, Renewable Energy Materials & Devices, EMI Shielding, Ferroelectrics & Dielectrics, Organic electronic devices, Nanoelectronics, Spintronics, 2D Materials

Computational atomic Physics

  • e-scattering,
  • photoionization
  • electronic structure calculation
  • strong field ionization

Humanities and Social Sciences


  • Macroeconomic Reforms
  • Trade and investment
  • Microeconomics
  • Labour Economics
  • Development Economics


  • Gender Studies
  • Indian English Fiction
  • Migration and Diaspora Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • South Asian Fiction


  • Sociolinguistics
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • General Linguistics Forensic Linguistics


  • Applied Psychology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior

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