The Ph.D. program is offered by all the departments. A candidate can apply for admission in the prescribed form round the year. However, the admission is offered twice in a year, during December-January and July-August sessions only. After completing all requirements, the Board of Governors of NIT Silchar awards the degree on recommendation of the Senate.
The Institute admits Ph.D. students under the following categories:
Admission to all the categories of students is made on the basis of a written test and/or interview and/or performance in the qualifying examinations to be evaluated by the departmental admission committee. The departmental admission committee shall be constituted by the Departmental Ph.D. Monitoring Committee (DPMC). The admission committee members shall consist of at least one faculty member from each of the specialization areas in which the department awards Ph.D. degree. In addition to this, faculty members from other department may also be inducted in this committee. The Head of the concerned Department shall be the ex-officio Chairman of the committee. An institute level Ph.D. admission committee (IPAC) shall scrutinize the candidatures of the candidates recommended by the Departmental Admission Committee. Candidates shall be admitted after approval by the Chairman, Senate and on recommendation of the IPAC and payment of the prescribed fees.
Humanities and Social Sciences
1. Which departments of the Institute offer Ph.D. program?
Ans: CE, ME, EE, ECE, CSE, EIE, HSS, MATHS, CHEM, PHY, DoMS.
2. What are the eligibility criteria for admission into Ph.D. program with respect to each department?
Ans: Please see the Regulations in the Institute website.
3. What are the financial support options available to Ph.D. students?
Ans: For the fulltime students of engineering departments with M.E./M.Tech. and students of other departments/students of engineering department with B.E./B.Tech with valid NET/GATE score, full Scholarship/Assistantship is available. However, upto a maximum of 24 students in an academic year and subject to availability of fund, Rs. 10,000/- PM is also admissible for students in science/humanities and social sciences departments without valid NET/GATE score.
4. What is the maximum and minimum duration of the program?
Ans: Please see the Regulations
5. Can a student pursue Ph.D. in non-regular or part time mode?
Ans: Yes, please see the Regulations for details
6. Can a student convert from regular to part time and vice –versa?
Ans: Yes and depending on the genuineness of the situation
7. What is the fee structure of the Ph.D. program?
Ans: Available in the Institute Website.
8. Is the student provided any accommodation within the campus?
Ans: Yes, subject to availability.
9. Is there any accommodation provision for the married scholars?
Ans: Yes, subject to availability.
10. Is there any financial assistance for participating in national and international seminars/conferences/workshops etc. both within and abroad?
Ans: Yes, only within the country using contingency grant.
11. What is the maximum period of leave that a student is entitled to avail in a calendar year?
Ans: please see the Regulations provided in the Institute website.
12. Can a student request for a joint supervisor from a different institute?
Ans: Yes, depending upon the credibility of the joint supervisor it may be permitted
13. What is the number of publication needed for submitting the thesis? Is there any specific requirement with respect to the publication?
Ans: Minimum two journal papers are required, out of which atleast one paper is required to be included in the Thomson Reuters Citation Index of respective stream (Engineering, science, arts and humanities & social sciences)
14. Do the students get leaves to carry out field survey/work in our reputed labs?
Ans: Yes, please consult Leave Rules of Ph.D. Regulations
15. Are the scholars required to perform any academic duty along with their research work?
Ans: Scholarship holders are to perform academic duties 8 hours per week.
16. Does the Institute provide in-campus medical facilities?
17. Is there any entrance exam or interview for getting into the Ph.D. programme?
Ans: Please see the admission procedure
18. How do I get the application forms?
Ans: Available in the Institute website.
19. I am currently working in an organization. I can get a maximum of 2 years of leave to pursue Ph.D. What category should I apply under?
20. How do I select my guide? I want to work with faculty “XYZ”. How can I ensure that?
Ans: see clause 7.1 of Ph.D. Regulations.
21. Is a valid NET/GATE score mandatory?
Ans: Not mandatory for admission purpose
22. Is work experience mandatory?
23. Is my score and back ground is sufficient to get admission?
24. What's the difference between full-time and part-time admissions for the Ph.D. program? Are my chances better if I pick one or the other?
Ans: Category has nothing to do with chances of admission
25. Do I need to have done some research beforehand?
Ans: Not necessary.
26. Can I join PhD directly after B.E./B.Tech.?
Ans: Yes, but have to fulfill some additional criteria [See Regulation].
27. I wish to apply for 2 departments, should I apply in a single application or should I have to fill two separate application forms?
Ans: Separate applications with separate procession fee
28. Is TA/DA paid for attending the written test/interview for admission?
29. Do I need to have done some research beforehand?
Ans: Not necessary.
30. What will happen if I miss the application deadline?
Ans: Normally, applications are accepted throughout the year, but admission is permitted only twice in a year. In such cases, the concerned Head of the department may be contacted.