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SVNIT Surat Ph.D. Admissions 2020

SVNIT Surat Ph.D. Admissions 2020

About the National Insitute of Technology, Surat


The National Insitute of Technology, Surat invites applications from meritorious and motivated candidates for admission into its Ph.D. program for the academic session 2020-21.


  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics & Humanities (Maths, Management & English)
  • Physics
  • Chemistry


Candidates admitted into the Ph.D. can apply as per the following categories:

  1. Full-Time: Students who are willing to pursue research on a full-time basis.
  2. Part-Time: Institute Faculty, Staff, and Project Staff, Faculty & Project Staff working in any Technical Institution approved by AICTE, Candidates working in any Public/ Private Sector Organization.


The eligibility for the admission to a Ph.D. Programme in faculty of Engineering, Science, Humanities and Social Science as well as Interdisciplinary areas are as follows:

  1. A candidate shall possess a Master’s Degree in the relevant area of research and should have passed with at least a second class with a minimum of 50% (CGPA=5.5) or equivalent in respective Engineering faculty and 55% in other cases, like programs related to Humanities and Sciences.
  2. If a student of full-time M. Tech. Program at the Institute willing to change over to a Ph.D. Programme of the Institute, he may be permitted to do so in the beginning of the second year provided He / She has obtained a CGPA of 9.0 or above after having registered for the full credits of course work in each of the first and second semesters of M. Tech. program.
  3. Candidates, who have qualified for the award of Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology with an exceptionally good academic record (CGPA 9.0 / equivalent marks or higher) in prescribed discipline, will also be considered for direct admissions to a Ph.D. program subject to if He / She should be eligible for admission to an M.Tech/ M.E. program in a relevant stream by virtue of his excellent valid GATE score. He / She should be top 10% scorer of his/ her related branch.


  • Full-Time research scholars paid by the Government/ Semi-Government Organizations such as CSIR, UGC, QIP, DAE, AICTE, etc will receive their stipend and contingency grants from their supporting organizations.
  • Part-Time Institute Faculty/ Staff are expected to work for their Ph.D. Programs will fulfilling their normal duties.
  • Full-Time Sponsored candidates are recipients of complete financial support.

How to Apply?

The candidates applying for admission in the Ph.D. program for the 2020 academic session will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of Rs. 1000 (for OP/OB) and Rs. 500 (for SC/ST) through the online payment portal of the institute.

To apply online, click here. The last date to apply online is June 5, 2020.

The candidates are required to take a print out of the application form and uploaded documents and bring them alongwith original documents at the time of interview.


Only those candidate who have successfully defended M.Tech./M.E./M.Sc./M.Phil./M.A. thesis will be allowed to appear for the Ph.D. interview. In case of the candidates whose qualifying degree results are not declared, they have to submit their final results by 15th September/15th Febuary for admissions in Autumn /spring semesters respectively.Such candidates are required to give an undertaking as prescribed in Appendix – VI.

Application Fees

The candidates applying for admission in Ph.D programme for 2020 academic session will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of Rs. 1000(for OP/OB) and Rs. 500 (for SC/ST) through the online payment portal of the institute.

Instructions to Applicants

  • All applicants must apply online
  • The portal is compatible to Mozilla Firefox. Candidates are advised to use Mozilla Firefox browser only.
  • Multiple programmes may be applied by the applicant. Separate registration and application fee is required for each programme.
  • Using the login credential, applicants must login to the Admission Portal for form filling.
  • Application Fees must be paid only by online payment portal from this site.
  • After completion and submission of the online form, filled form in PDF format will be generated.
  • On the day of interview and or written test, the shortlisted candidates should bring a printed copy of the on-line filled form along with all the original of the necessary documents and a set of photocopy of all such document, duly self attested.
  • The exact time and venue for PhD interview will be notified along with the list of the shortlisted candidates.

Important Note

  • Full-time Institute Research Scholars are recipients of the Institute scholarships and are governed by the Scholarship rules.
  • Full-time sponsored (FSC) candidates are recipients of complete financial support including stipend, contingency grants and project expenses from the sponsoring organizations. The sponsorship letter for full time sponsored (FSC)candidate should be strictly as given in Appendix-I which is to be produced at time of interview / test etc. They have to produce the reliving certificate at the time of registration as given in Appendix-II.
  • Part-time Institute Faculty/Staff, (PIS) Project Staff (PPF) are expected to work for their Ph.D. programme while fulfilling their normal duties.
  • Part-time External candidates (PEC) are allowed to carry out their Research work at the Institute or at their parent organization (subject to fulfillment of other requirements, rules and regulations laid down by the Institute Senate) after fulfilling certain pre-requisites at the Institute. They are not entitled to the Institute scholarship. The external candidate should produce a relevant sponsorship certificate strictly as per the format given in Appendix-III at the time of interview/written test/ presentation. They have to produce reliving certificate from their Organization at the time of registration, strictly as per Appendix-IV ,while fulfilling their one semester compulsory study in the Institute (SVNIT). The Part-Time external candidates are required to spend minimum a semesterof the first year of the enrolment like the full-time research scholars of the Institute.
  • Full-Time Self financed candidates (FSF) are expected to work full-time and are subject to the rules of the Institute.
  • Full-Time study Leave Candidates (FSL) is expected to work full time at the Institute. They are not entitled to the Institute scholarship. Such candidates are required to produce sponsorship/relieving certificate from their organizations and submit it along with the application for admission. The format for relieving certificate for FSL candidates is given in Appendix-V.
  • In case the FSF, PEC and FSL candidates are not able to submit the requisite sponsorship certificates at the time of interview, a certificate in the prescribed format as per Appendix-VII (APPENDIX VIIIfor candidates with Govt. of Gujarat), is to be submitted at the time of interview. Without such certificate, the candidates will not permitted for appearing test/interviews for the PhD admission.

Phone Number: 0261 2201618

Email ID: dy_acad@svnit.ac.in

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