Applications invited for 2nd Semester admission to Ph.D. Programme (full time and part time) starting January 2019 in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses of BITS Pilani.
Minimum eligibility criteria for admissions
- M.E./M.Tech./M.Pharm./MBA/M.Phil. with a minimum of 60% aggregate in the qualifying examination
- M.Sc./B.E./B.Pharm. or an equivalent degree with a minimum of 60% aggregate in the qualifying examination
In addition, Departments may set specific admission criteria for shortlisting. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for an admission test, which may comprise of a written exam and/or interview.
Full-time Ph.D. students admitted into the Ph.D. programme are eligible to be considered for an Institute fellowship of Rs. 25,000/- per month in the first year. Higher assistantship will be made available in subsequent years. Consideration for the fellowship will be as per Institute norms.
It will be obligatory on the part of every admitted Full-time student to undertake 8 to 10 hours (per week) of work as assigned to him/her by the institute.
|Last Date for filling application form online||8th December 2018 (5.00 PM)|
|Declaration of shortlisted candidates (on BITS admission website)||20th December 2018|
|Test/Interview||4th January 2019|
|Announcement of admission offers to Ph.D. Programmes (on BITS admission website)||7th January 2019|
|Reporting of selected students in respective campus||12th January 2019|
|Registration||14th January 2019|
WRITTEN TEST DETAILS
Candidates shortlisted for test in any of the following Departments: Biological Sciences/Chemistry/Mathematics/Physics will have to write two tests. Test-I will be common to all disciplines and Test-II will be discipline specific. The details of the tests are as follows:
Test-I question paper consists of 30 multiple-choice type questions pertaining to General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude. The duration of Test – I will be 1 hr. Each correct answer will be awarded two marks. 0.5 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
Test-II will be subject-based and will consist of 70 multiple-choice type questions covering the prescribed syllabus of relevance to the candidate as given on Page 7. The duration of Test – II will be 1 hr. Each correct answer will be awarded two marks. 0.5 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
Candidates with M.Phil. / M.E. / M.Tech. or with National level fellowships like CSIR NET-JRF, DBT-JRF, UGC NET-JRF etc. are exempted from taking the above test.