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Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Admissions Ph.D.

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:

                                                                                                                           Category Code

  • Institute Stipendiary Full-Time Research Scholar  –   11
  • Self-financed Full-Time Research Scholar    –   12
  • Sponsored Full-Time Research Scholar   –   13
  • Faculty/Staff/Sponsored Project Fellow of MNNIT Allahabad:   14
    Part-Time Research Scholar

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 AICTEunder 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. Biotechnology 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 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

Fee Structure

Institute Fee (For all Students)

1st Semester – ` 43500

All Intermediate Semesters  : – ` 38500

Final Semester  : – ` 40500

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

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

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