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MNNIT Ph.D. Admissions 2020

MNNIT Ph.D. Admissions 2020

1. Admission Categories of Ph.D. Research Scholars

All the Departments offer full-time and part-time Doctoral Programmes under following categories. The category code is also given in the table below:

I. Institute Stipendiary Full-Time Research Scholar  : –   CODE – 11
II. Self-financed Full-Time Research Scholar     : –   CODE –  12
III. Sponsored Full-Time Research Scholar   : –  CODE –  13
IV. Faculty/Staff/Sponsored Project Fellow of MNNIT Allahabad: Part-Time Research Scholar    : –  CODE –  14

Institute Stipendiary Full-Time Research Scholar (Category Code-11)

These scholars shall be eligible for financial assistance in the form of fellowship at the approved rates and guidelines as notified by MHRD from time to time. The fellowship shall be awarded to the students of this category on a Semester–to-Semester basis depending on the  satisfactory academic performance of the scholar.

Self-financed Full-Time Research Scholar (Category Code-12)

Self-financed full-time research scholars are those who support themselves or receive fellowship from other agencies such as UGC, CSIR, DST, etc. They shall not receive any financial support from the Institute in any form.

Sponsored Full-Time Research Scholar (Category Code-13)

i. Sponsored Full-Time Research Scholars are those who receive financial support from AICTE under QIP scheme OR from Government/Semi-Government Institutions/Government/SemiGovernment Organizations under study leave. Such a candidate must be sponsored by his/her employer and must have been in employment with the sponsoring organization for at least two years at the time of admission. Candidates in service are to be released on study leave or
extraordinary leave from the organization for full-time research work at the Institute and must furnish a sponsorship along with No-objection certificate from the employer.

ii. Foreign students shall be sponsored by their Government or awarded scholarship by Govt. of India, Indian Council for Culture Relations (ICCR) or other such agencies/organizations.

Faculty/Staff/Sponsored Project Fellow of MNNIT Allahabad: Part-Time Research Scholar (Category Code-14)

Candidates under this category shall be Faculty/Staff of the Institute/Project Fellow working in the various sponsored research projects undertaken by the Institute. Project Fellow, if admitted, shall be required to pursue his/her Ph. D. research work in the area of research project and with PI and/or Co-PI only.

Admission of Indian Nationals Residing Abroad (INRA) and Foreign Nationals

INRA candidates must have been residing abroad continuously for at least five years at the time of applying for admission. They shall apply for admission through Indian Embassy in their country. Both in terms of qualifications and attainment; these candidates shall be comparable with the candidates admitted in the respective categories as explained above. The applications of foreign nationals who are sponsored by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations
(ICCR) /MHRD shall be scrutinized by the department concerned to assess their suitability for admission to the programme. Foreign students under this category shall be admitted through Embassy of their countries after getting approval from the ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

2. Eligibility for Admission

i The eligibility conditions given below shall be considered to be the absolute minimum. Departments may prescribe any requirements over and above these

ii Candidates must have minimum 60% aggregate marks or 6.5 C.P.I. (Cumulative Performance Index on Ten point scale) in qualifying examination. For SC/ST candidate’s, minimum marks will be 55% aggregate or 6.0 CPI.

Ph.D. in Engineering

Master degree in relevant branch of Engineering/Technology with marks not below 60% or CPI 6.5
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Master’s Degree in Science/Applied biological sciences/Computer Application or any appropriate discipline with a minimum of 75% marks or CPI 8.0.

Ph.D. in Management

Master’s Degree in Management/Technology/ Engineering/ Economics/ Commerce / Science / Computer Applications/Social Science with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent CPI 6.5.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with a minimum of 75% marks or CPI 8.0,
Qualified Chartered Accountant having minimum three years of professional experience as practicing Chartered Accountant with a minimum of 60% marks at both graduation level, as well as CA examination

Ph.D. in Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS)

Master’s Degree in the relevant subject with a minimum of 60% Marks or CPI 6.5


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Pharmacy with marks not below 75% or CPI 8.0

Ph.D. in Geographic Information System (GIS) Cell

M.Tech. or equivalent in GIS & Remote Sensing/Civil Engineering/Computer Science and Engineering/ Electronics/Information Technology/Agriculture Engineering/Mining Engineering with a minimum marks 60% or CPI 6.5.


M.Sc. or equivalent degree in GIS & Remote Sensing/Applied Geology/Geophysics/Geography/ Environmental Science/Computer Science or degree in Master of Computer Application with a minimum marks 75% or CPI 8.0.


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with a minimum 75% marks or CPI 8.0


 Those candidates who are applying for Course category 11 (Institute Stipendiary Full-Time Research Scholar) must have GATE qualification (i.e. GATE score above cut-off) of any year /NET in relevant branch/subject.

 Where the eligibility qualification is Master’s Degree in Science/Computer Application/Commerce /Economics/English/Management or any subject of Humanities/ Life Sciences or Social Science, NET/ GATE qualification is mandatory (except for course category 13, 14 and only those receiving fellowships from UGC, CSIR, DST, etc. under course category 12).

3. Department wise area of Research

Applied Mechanics


Theoretical, Computational and Experimental Solid Mechanics, Isogeometric Finite Element Method, Composite materials and Structures, Low Velocity and Ballistic Impact, Vehicle Crashworthiness and Energy absorbers, Stiffened Composite Structures, Smart Structures, Continuum damage modeling and analysis, Computational material modeling under radioactive load, Powder metallurgy, Fatigue, Wear, Corrosion, Ultrafine grained metals and Alloys, Energy Materials, Microwave absorbing coatings, Mechanical behavior of materials/ Nanocomposites / dispersed polymers, High-temperature materials/Nanomaterials/smart materials, Constitutive modeling of metals, Porous Materials,  and Ceramic Materials, Poromechanics and Poroelasticity, Biomechanics, Bio-instrumentation, Bio-Fluid Dynamics, Computational Bio-Fluid Dynamics, Thermofluid and Heat Transfer in Nanomaterials, Mechanobiology and Tissue Engineering, Computational Biomechanics, Bone Remodeling and Bone Biology, Composites and Biomaterials, Design and Analysis of Smart Devices using active materials, Computational Fluid Dynamics. Sound and Acoustics, Noise, Electro-acoustic Transducers, Acoustic Materials, Multiphase Flows, Pipeline Engineering, Modelling of Turbulent Flows and Heat Transfer


Agricultural Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Bioprocess Development, Bio-energy, Environmental Biotechnology, Genetics & Genetic Engineering, Immunology, Medical Biotechnology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Nano Biotechnology, Plant Biotechnology.

Civil Engineering


Environmental Engineering, Sustainable & Smart Civil Engineering Systems, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, GIS and Remote Sensing, Water Resources Engineering, Structural Engineering, Alternative Construction Technology & New Generation Materials, BIM (Building Information and Management).


Chemical Engineering


Membrane &Reactive Separations; Polymer Technology; Waste water treatment. Process Modeling & Simulation, Microfluidic Devices and Micro-Structured Reactor Design, application of Nanofluids, CFD, Process Intensification; Nano biomaterials; Food Technology, Colloid Science, Waste management. Carbon Capture, Chemical Thermodynamics, Nanotechnology &Environmental Engineering. Pyrolysis and Gasification, Petroleum Residue Upgrading; Acoustic and Hydrodynamic Cavitation. Biochemical Engineering& Biotechnology, Industrial Hazards and Safety Management, Electrochemistry, Petroleum Refinery Operations. MINLP Optimization; Process Control and optimization, Process retrofitting and energy integration, Convective Heat Transfer, Molecular simulations, Adsorption and self-assembly of nanoparticles.


Computer Science and Engineering


Computer Network, Distributed Systems, Operating Systems, Data, System & Network centric computing, Data Science, Cloud Computing, Formal Methods, Information Security, Real Time Systems, Fault Tolerant System, Wireless Networks, Adhoc Networks, Data Mining, Information Retrieval, Block Chains, Software Engineering, Machine Learning, Genetic Algorithms, Software Engineering, P2P Computing, Software Defined Network, IoT and Fog Computing, Crowd Modeling and Simulation Software Testing, Computer Graphics, Evolutionary Algorithms, Cryptography & Security, Mobile Computing, Visual 6 Cryptography, Soft Computing, Evolutionary Optimization, Big Data,  Cyber/Information Security, Computational Web Intelligence, Computer Vision, Image processing, Network Security, Multimedia Processing and Medical Imaging, Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition.




Nano chemistry / metal organic frameworks and polymers Electronics and Communication Engineering Communication & Networking, Cognitive Radio Networks, Sensor Networks, Optical Communication, Free-space optical communication, RF Circuits and Systems, Antenna, SDR, Non-Invasive RF Sensors, RF & Microwave Engineering, Signal & Image Processing, Structures for Digital Filters, Mixed Mode/Analog Signal Processing, Digital Signal Processing, Bio Medical Image Processing, Multidimensional Systems, Nonlinear Systems, Uncertain Systems, Delayed Systems, Robust Stability, Guaranteed Cost Control, Medical Image & Signal Processing, Medical Instrumentation, Telemedicine, Photonics Devices, Nano Science Engineering, Low Power VLSI, Semiconductor Device Modeling, MOSFET modeling, Analog IC design, VLSI Design & Simulation, VLSI Circuits & Systems, Semiconductor Device fabrication, Nanoelectronics, Nanoelectronics Devices, Spintronics, VLSI Circuits, Digital Design, RNS based Circuits Design.

Electrical Engineering

Power System- Power system dynamics and stability, optimal operation and planning, Power system protection, Power quality, Wide Area Monitoring, and Control, Power Systems Regulation, Electricity Market, Smart grid, Micro Grid, Active Distribution, Intelligent Agents and their Applications, CyberPhysical Security of a Smart Grid Infrastructure, Grid Integration of Renewable sources & Storage, and protection,Power Electronics- Power Electronics and its Control, Power Converters, and Electrical Drives, Utility Interfaces for Renewable Sources and Energy Storage, Reliability of Converters, Wide Bandgap Semiconductors (GaN/SiC)-based converters, Thermal management in Power Electronics, Power Converters and Modulation methods, Hybrid AC and DC Microgrid, Electrical Vehicle Charging, Control System- Practical/ real-time applications of Control Systems theory, Linear and Nonlinear Systems, Adaptive & Optimal Control, Robust control, Time-delay systems, Stochastic Processes, Detection, and Estimation, Multi-agent systems and coordinated control, Intelligent Systems and Control, Robotic Systems, Manipulators, System Health Monitoring and Intelligent Fault Diagnosis Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems, Intelligent Informatics, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

GIS Cell


GIS applications; GNSS and InSAR technology (core and application),Natural Hazard monitoring, Machine Learning applications in Geoinformatics, WebGIS, LiDAR technology, Satellite Image Processing

Humanities and Social Sciences

English Literature/ English Language Teaching/ Linguistics, Psychology, Human Resource Management, Accounting & Finance



Commutative Algebra, Representation Theory, Algebraic Number Theory, Special functions, Fuzzy theory, Cryptography, Partial Differential Equations, Lie Group Theory, Fluid Mechanics, Operation Research, Fuzzy Optimization Theory

Mechanical Engineering

Design, Production Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing, Product Design and Development, Thermal Engineering


Synthesis, and Optical Properties of 2D materials (Graphene, Graphene Quantum Dots, Graphene-metal Oxide Composites, MoS2) and Their Applications as Charged Storage (Supercapacitors), Fabrication of energy storage device, and Photo-catalytic Materials. Designing and Simulation of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Peroveskite Materials for Solar Cell Applications. Synthesis and study of the thin films and/or nanostructures of functional oxide materials, magnetic materials, semiconductor materials, Biomaterials, and topological insulators. Functional oxide nanomaterials, nanostructured thin films, nanomaterials for energy storage, supercapacitors and device fabrications, fractal analysis. Solar Energy Materials, Chemical Gas Sensors,Carrier Transport in Thin films, and Electrochromism.

School of Management Studies

Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Strategic Management, Financial Management, Marketing Management, Operations Management, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior , Information System Management, Manufacturing Strategy, Analytics, Service Marketing, Digital Marketing, E- Commerce

4. Department wise maximum available seats in different course categories

Course Category


Department of Applied Mechanics  : –   7 2 3
Department of Biotechnology  : –    7 3 2
Department of Chemical Engineering  : –   6 2 3
Department of Chemistry   : –   3 3 2
Department of Civil Engineering   : –    14 2 3
Department of Computer Science and Engineering   : –    13 2 3
Department of Electrical Engineering     : –   8 2 3
Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering  :   –  12 2 3
GIS Cell     : –   2 3 2
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences    : –   3 3 2
Department of Mathematics : –    6 3 2
Department of Mechanical Engineering  : –   18 2 3
Department of Physics    : –   3 3 2
School of Management Studies      : –   3 3 2

Total      105     35       35

 Reservation will be applied across the Institute in each course category as per GoI norms.
 Number of seats may vary depending upon availability of Supervisors in a particular department and will be decided at the time of interview.

. Fee Structure

(a) Institute Fee (For all Students)

1 st Semester  –  `Rs 43500

All Intermediate Semesters   : –  Rs 38500

Final Semester  : –  ` Rs 40500

Note: The above fee does not include the mess charges. Day scholars will be required to pay `12000 less in every semester

(b) Mess Fee

Hostel Mess charges for the Ph.D. first semester is ` 20,000.00 and required to be deposited at the time of registration (in case hostel is allotted) in the form of demand draft drawn in favour of “Chief Warden MNNIT Allahabad” payable at Allahabad. However, the mess charges may be revised and the same will be informed to the students.

Application Procedure

I. Applicants are required to submit their application through on-line application system using the portal https://academics.mnnit.ac.in/admission2020 only. “No other means of application shall be acceptable”.
II. There are two steps in online application procedure

Step1. Register by filling your personal details:

 Please fill the correct details as required in the given field
 an application ID, required for further processing, would be generated in this step

Step2. Online filling of application form and online payment of application fees:

 Log-in with application ID generated after step 1
 prior to filling the online application form, please make sure that you have:
o Scanned copy of all your documents in pdf format (size up to 1 MB)
o Your passport size photograph in JPEG format (size up to 30 kb)
 After login, follow the on-screen instructions to fill the online application form.
 Application fee is `1200/- for each programme (For SC/ST category, application fee is ` 600.00 for each programme).
 Fee payment is to be made online only.
 After successful payment in online payment mode, an e-receipt will be generated by the admission portal. Keep this e-receipt with you for future communications.
 Take a print out of the form, attach a photocopy of all required documents along with ereceipt and keep it safe for interview/physical reporting.
 If a candidate is applying in more than one department, then he/she should fill separate application forms for each department.

Admission Criteria

Important Note: the procedure given below for selection is liable to change due to Covid-19 Pandemic and the guidelines given below are only informative in nature.

 Admission to the Ph.D. Programme of eligible candidates shall be based on written examination and/or interviews except course category 14 (The candidates of category 14 shall be admitted after checking their eligibility criteria by selection committee and shall be exempted from any Test/Interview).

 The list of candidates eligible to appear in the written test and/or interview will be displayed on the portal as per specified schedule. The applicants will report for the written test and/or interview with the condition that they have ascertained their eligibility as per the Information Brochure. Institute will verify the eligibility only at the time of interview or date of document verification.
 Shortlisted candidates after written examination will be allowed for interview only after verification of the documents in original.
 In case a candidate does not accept the offer by paying the prescribed fee by the specified date, the offer of admission shall stand automatically withdrawn, and the admission may be offered to the candidates in the waiting list, if any.
 The offer of admission shall also stand withdrawn if the candidate fails to register by the last date of registration after accepting the offer of admission.
 Candidates applying for admission under course category 11 (Full Time Institute stipendiary) must have valid GATE score/NET in relevant branch/subject. Please refer eligibility criteria given in section 2 and Note under Eligibility Criteria (Page 4) for more details

Important Notes:

(i) Separate application forms must be filled for courses offered by different departments along with the prescribed fee. If a candidate is applying in more than one department then preference of department shall be clearly mentioned in each application.
(ii) All updates/notifications/results will be declared through admission portal www.academics.mnnit.ac.in/admission2020 only. No separate admit card/letter will be sent by the institute for attending the written examination and/or Interview.
(iii) Candidates are advised to visit the admission portal for regular updates.
(iv) The selected candidate, who has completed all the pre-requisite examinations including project/thesis examination and the viva voce before the date of registration but is unable to produce the certificate in proof of having passed and secured the minimum specified qualifying  marks, may be considered for provisional admission. However, if admitted provisionally, they will be required to produce the original documents of the qualifying degree examination within six weeks from the date of admission, failing which the admission will automatically stand, cancelled

Documents Required

The candidates are required to bring following documents in original at the time of interview/physical reporting:

a. High School Certificate in original.
b. All Mark Sheets/Grade Sheets of qualifying examination in original.
c. Migration certificate (if appearing in qualifying examination then required to be submitted within six weeks from the date of registration)
d. Character Certificate issued by the Head of the institution last attended.
e. Certificate of sponsorship (for course category 13 only).
f. No Objection certificate from employer (for course category 13 and 14 only).
g. EWS/OBC/SC/ST/PH certificate, if applicable (Obtained after April1, 2020)
h. Undertaking by OBC candidates (Given on admission portal)
i. E-receipt of Fee payment
j. GATE/NET/JAM Score card (If applicable)

The candidates are required to bring following documents at the time of registration.

a. Passport size Photographs (3 Nos.).
b. Admission letter.
c. All required documents/certificates in original as given above

Note: The institute reserves the right to refuse admission to any candidate without assigning any reason. All disputes related to admission are subject to Allahabad Courts, Prayagraj only.

Important Dates (Tentative Schedule)

  • Advertisement for Ph.D. / M.Tech. [Part-time and Sponsored] / MBA [Part-time] admission  : –  15.06.2020
  • Start of online application process  : –   15.06.2020
  • Closing date for online application process    : – 19.07.2020
  • Declaration of list of shortlisted candidates for written examination   : –   29.07.2020
  • Selection Process of M.Tech. [Part-time and Sponsored] / MBA [Part-time] in respective departments/School    : –  10.08.2020
  • Selection Process of PhD in the department of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Biotechnology.  : –  11.08.2020/12.08.2020
  • Selection Process of PhD in the department of Applied Mechanics, Mathematics, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Chemistry, School of Management Studies ,GIS Cell and Chemical Engineering   : –   12.08.2020/13.08.2020
  • Declaration of admission results   : –   19.08.2020
  • Last date for seat acceptance and online Submission of Institute fee by the selected candidates    : –   26.08.2020
  • Declaration of allotment results of waitlisted candidates (if any seat remains vacant)    : –  28.08.2020
  • Last date for seat acceptance and online Submission of Institute fee by the selected candidates    : –   04.09.2020
  • Physical registration ( for all selected candidates)   : –   To be notified

*The detailed schedule and selection procedure for admissions in Ph.D. / M.Tech. [Part-time and Sponsored] / MBA [Part-time] programme shall be notified on the admission portal along with list of shortlisted candidates and is liable to change due to COVID-19 pandemic situations.

Note: Document verification is done only at the time of interview when the candidate is present in respective department physically. Therefore, candidates who will be shortlisted are required to ascertain that they fully meet all the advertised criteria. Further, in case it is found that any candidate who does not fulfill the criteria and yet has appeared in the interview/test or has been offered admission, his/her candidature/admission will be cancelled/ terminated at any stage, without any compensation.



For more details refer the Official Website :   https://academics.mnnit.ac.in/


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