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M Tech and Ph D Admission 2024-25

Information Brochure for Admission to M Tech and Ph D Programmes for Odd (July) Semester of the Academic Year 2024-25


Programme Highlights

  • Availability of prestigious fellowships offered by major oil PSUs
  • State of the Art research laboratories of international standards
  • Opportunity to work under the co-supervision of industry experts
  • Relaxation in qualifying marks & coursework waiver for experienced applicants

Important Dates

Activities Dates
Opening of admission portal for online submission of application form May 27, 2024 (Monday)
Last date of submission of application June 30, 2024 (Sunday)
Notification of shortlisted candidates to be called for interview on the admission portal July 05, 2024 (Friday)
Date of Written Test and/or Interview July 11-12, 2024 (Thursday-Friday)
Announcement of list of candidates offered admission including wait listed candidates on Institute website July 16, 2024 (Tuesday)
Last date for submission of registration fee (1st round) July 21, 2024 (Sunday)  

Admission offers to waitlisted candidates subject to seat availability

July 22, 2024 (Monday)

Last date for submission of registration fee (2nd round)

July 25, 2024 (Thursday)

Date of physical registration in the Department concerned

July 29, 2024 (Monday)  

Commencement of Classes

July 30, 2024 (Tuesday)

Application Fee (Non-Refundable)

Non- refundable application fee should be submitted before filing of application form

  • Rs 500/- (Five hundred only) for GEN and OBC
  • Rs 250/- (Two hundred fifty only) for SC, ST and PwD

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Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Jais is an autonomous institution established by the Government of India. The Institute has been accorded the status of “An Institution of National Importance” along the lines of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) under an Act of Parliament (“Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology Act 2007"). The institute also has two fully established centres, i.e., Energy Institute Bengaluru (EIB) and Assam Energy Institute (AEI). It is a domain specific Institute and its prime objective is to provide world-class education, training, and research to roll out efficient human resources to meet the growing requirements of the petroleum & energy sector. The aspiration is to develop India as a global manpower hub for the entire petroleum and energy sector.

The P.G. programmes of the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology are aimed at developing manpower with sound theoretical and experimental background in frontier areas of research in engineering, sciences, management and interdisciplinary subjects in the areas of petroleum and energy. The emphasis is on understanding the scientific basis and engineering principles involved in solving problems of practical importance in the relevant field using multidisciplinary approach. An important component of these programmes is to inculcate a habit of independent thinking and initiative by the candidates in planning and execution of the research work. These programmes seek to develop manpower of the highest quality to cater the needs of industry, R & D organizations and educational institutions.

The Institute at Jais has Department of Chemical Engineering & Biochemical Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Department of Management Studies, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Department of Petroleum Engineering & Geoengineering, Department of Sciences and Humanities, which offers PG (M. Tech. and Ph.D.) programmes (Annexure I & II). The Energy Institute at Bengaluru (EIB) offers M. Tech. and Ph.D. programmes in various engineering disciplines (Annexure I & II). PhD students are assigned to the Assam Energy Institute (AEI) to pursue research activities in various sciences and engineering disciplines. The students will be registered at RGIPT for their PhD programmes.

Duly filled-in on-line applications on the prescribed form are invited for admission to M. Tech. and Ph.D. programmes for the Odd (July-2024) Semester of Academic Session 2024-2025 in various departments/disciplines as given in Annexure-I and II. Candidates whose qualifying examination results are not declared at the time of written test / interview may also be considered. In case such candidates are selected, their admission will be provisional subject to the condition that they produce proof of completing all the examinations including the project/thesis examination and the viva voce before the date of registration. Such candidates are required to produce the evidence of their having passed the qualifying degree examination with the minimum marks/grades for eligibility by the last date for document submission as mentioned in the academic calendar (within 08 weeks from the date of registration), failing which their admission shall be cancelled.

All forms mentioned in this document are available on the admission portal. Please use the links provided in the instructions given therein.

1. M Tech Programmes

A candidate may apply for any of the four categories of registration as described below, subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria: (i) requisite qualification (Table 1A, Annexure I) and (ii) secured a minimum of 60% marks/6.0 CPI on a 10 point scale in the qualifying degree.

The number of seats available for M. Tech. programmes are given in Table 1B of Annexure-I.

  • Full-Time Regular Registration Category
  • Full-Time External Registration Category
  • Full-Time Sponsored Registration Category
  • Part-Time Registration Category
1.A Full-Time Regular Registration Category

Applicants must have the requisite qualification for admission to postgraduate programmes. In addition, the applicant must have qualified the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) with validity not expired.

1.A.1 Financial Assistance

Financial assistance in the form of Institute Assistantships is available to the students admitted to M. Tech. programme under Full Time Regular Registration Category. Presently the assistantships @ Rs. 12,400/- per month (for GATE qualified) is available. The Non-GATE candidates, if admitted in the M. Tech. programmes at the EIB Centre will be provided with an Institute assistantship of `8000.00 per month. A student shall be assigned duties up to eight hours per week by the departments to avail the teaching assistantship. The renewal of assistantship is contingent on the student's satisfactory performance in the academic programme and in the discharge of assistantship duties on a semester to semester basis.

No student shall be admitted to Full Time Regular Registration Category without Institute Assistantship. No student can get financial assistance from more than one source at a time.

1.B Full Time External Registration Category

A candidate working in an external R&D organization or in an industry recognized by the Institute, which is equipped with necessary research and library facilities may be considered for admission to M. Tech. programmes, provided he/she satisfies the eligibility criteria. He/She must show satisfactory performance in the interview, 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.

The employer must undertake to pay full salary to the candidate and relieve him/her from the duty to enable the candidate to stay on the campus and to complete the course work requirements.

The candidate should submit a certificate obtained from his/her organization that the research facilities of his/her organization would be made available to him/her for carrying out research. He/she should also provide the bio-data of the prospective supervisor along with his /her consent, who would be supervising the candidate’s, work at his/her organization (See Form I of the Application form).

[N.B. Letter of appointment and Form – 16 for two years of service is required from the employer at the time of written test/interview.]

In addition, an R&D organization/industry or a research area in the specific organization may be recognized by the Institute as per the following procedure. On the recommendation of the DPGC, the SPGC will constitute a committee to assess and approve an R&D organization/industry for admission of sponsored candidates to M. Tech. programmes. The committee may, upon inspection, also approve all the areas in which R&D activities are going on in that organization.

1.C. Full Time Sponsored Registration Category

A candidate, who is sponsored by a Teaching Institution or by an R&D organization or by an Industry is eligible for admission to M. Tech. programmes, provided he/she satisfies the eligibility criteria. He/she must have been in service of the sponsoring institution/organization for at least two years at the time of admission. The sponsoring organization must specifically undertake to provide full salary to the candidate and to relieve him/her to pursue the programme for its full duration (see Form II of the Application Form). Such candidates have to complete the requirements of the programme by staying on-campus for the full duration of the programme.

[N.B. Letter of appointment and Form – 16 for two years of service is required from the employer at the time of written test/interview. In addition, the candidate must submit an undertaking that he/she will continue to submit Form – 16 for the subsequent years till he/she completes the programme.]

1.D. Part-Time Registration Category

The Institute offers part-time M. Tech. programmes for permanent staff and faculty members of the Institute as well as Research Assistants working in an externally funded research project running in the Institute (Remaining duration of project must be minimum 2 years at the time of registration), provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria. Such a candidate should submit a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Head of the Department/Principal Investigator as the case may be (See Forms III and IV of the Application Form) applicable. They will be required to attend the normal duties assigned to them by the Department/ Principal Investigator of the research project.

The Institute offers Part Time M. Tech. Programme also to a professionally employed person, who pursues the programme while continuing the duties of his/her service provided the sponsoring institution/organization is located within a distance of 50 km from the Institute and engaged in broad areas of M. Tech. programme applied. He/she must be a regular employee of the sponsoring organization/institution for at least two years. No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Head of the Institution/Organization must be enclosed with the application (See Form V of the Application form). The candidate must satisfy the eligibility criteria laid down for the programme concerned.

[N.B.: Letter of appointment and Form 16 issued by the employer for two years of service is required at the time of written test/interview. In addition, the candidate must submit an undertaking that he/she shall continue to submit Form 16 for the subsequent years till he/she completes the programme.]

Ph D Programmes

A candidate may apply for any of the four categories of registration as described below, subject to the fulfillment of requirements of minimum qualification and eligibility criteria.

  • Full Time Regular Registration Category
  • Full Time External Registration Category
  • Full Time Sponsored Registration Category
  • Part-Time Registration Category
2.A Full Time Regular Registration Category

Applicants must have the requisite qualification with minimum marks/CPI as mentioned below in the department/discipline concerned (see also Table-2A, Annexure-II). A list of research areas of various departments/disciplines currently available for Ph.D. programmes are given in Table 2B, 2C and 2D, respectively of Annexure – II.  The number of seats with Institute Assistantship available for Ph.D. programmes in different departments/centers are given in Table 2E of Annexure-II.

2.A.1 Minimum Qualification:

Ph D in Engineering

  1. Applicants with Master’s degree in engineering in the discipline concerned or in an allied discipline/area must have a minimum of 60% marks or 6.0 CPI (on a 10.0 point scale) at the Master’s degree level.
  2. Applicants with Bachelor’s degree in engineering in the discipline concerned or in an allied discipline/area must have a minimum of 75% marks or 7.5 CPI (on a 10.0-point scale) at the Bachelor’s degree level.
  3. Applicants with Master’s degree in science as an allied discipline/area (where science is an allied discipline/area), must satisfy the following criteria:
    1. A minimum of 65% marks or 6.5 CPI (on a 10.0 point scale) at the Master’s degree level

Ph D in Sciences

  1. Applicants with Master’s degree in science in the discipline concerned or in an allied discipline/area must have a minimum of 60% marks or 6.0 CPI (on a 10.0 point scale) at the Master’s degree level.
  2. Applicants with four-year Bachelor’s degree in Science in the discipline concerned or in an allied discipline/area must have a minimum of 75% marks or 7.5 CPI (on a 10.0-point scale) at the Bachelor’s degree level.

Ph D in Humanities

  1. Applicants with Master’s degree in engineering with a minimum CPI of 6.00 on a 10.0 point scale (or 60% marks) in the qualifying degree.
  2. Applicants with Master’s degree in humanities/sciences or allied subjects with a minimum CPI of 6.00 on a 10.0 point scale (or 60% marks) in the qualifying degree.
  3. Applicants with Bachelor’s degree in engineering or sciences (4-Year program) with a minimum CPI of 7.50 on a 10.0 point scale (or 75% marks) in the Bachelor degree.

Ph D in Management Studies

  1. Applicants with Master’s degree or equivalent in the management or in an allied discipline/area must have a minimum of 60% marks or 6.0 CPI (on a 10.0 point scale) at the Master’s degree level.
  2. Professional qualification such as CA, ICWA & CS with minimum of 50% marks and a minimum of 60% marks in the bachelor’s degree.
  3. Applicants with Bachelor’s degree in engineering discipline or in an allied discipline/area must have a minimum of 75% marks or 7.5 CPI (on a 10.0 point scale) at the Bachelor’s degree level.

2.A.1.1 A relaxation of maximum 5% in qualifying marks or 0.5 in CPI (on a 10 point scale) may be considered by the DPGC of the respective departments for professionals with at least 2-years of industry experience.

2.A.2 Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance in the form of Institute Assistantship is available to the students admitted to Ph.D. programmes under Full Time Regular Registration Category, such students must have qualified GATE Examination.

The students will receive the following monthly fellowship;

  • Junior Research Fellow (JRF): Rs. 37,000/-
  • Senior Research Fellow (SRF): Rs. 42,000/-

The NET-LS qualified students may be eligible for Institute Assistantship in humanities and management provided they have CPI of 7.0 or 70% marks in the qualifying examination. The assistantship is subjected to its availability.

A student shall be assigned duties up to eight hours per week by the departments to avail the Teaching Assistantship. The renewal of assistantship is contingent on the student's satisfactory performance in the academic programme and in the discharge of assistantship duties on a semester to semester basis.

For the Odd Semester of Session 2024-25, the Institute Assistantship available in each department are as given in Table 2E of Annexure-II.

No student shall be admitted to Full Time Regular Registration Category without Institute Assistantship or National-Level Scholarships/Fellowships. No student can get financial assistance from more than one source at a time.

2.A.3 ICRGI Ph D Research Fellowship:

Two students from Full time regular registration category will be selected following an evaluation procedure to pursue their research work under joint supervision of RGIPT and IOCL. These students will be eligible to receive 25% supplementary stipend in addition to their regular stipend (as per the UGC guideline) under this fellowship scheme. These scholars will be eligible for other monetary benefits such as HRA, contingency, medical facilities during their programme.

2.A.4 HPRGI Ph D Research Fellowship

Two students from Full time regular registration category will be selected following an evaluation procedure to pursue their research work under joint supervision of RGIPT and Hindustan Petroleum. These students will be eligible to receive 25% supplementary stipend in addition to their regular stipend (as per the UGC guideline) under this fellowship scheme. These scholars will be eligible for other monetary benefits such as HRA, contingency, medical facilities during their programme.

2.A.5 Admission of Candidates having National-Level Scholarships*

There is a provision for admission to Ph.D. programmes for candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria for the respective programmes and also have qualified in any of the National Level JRF/SRF Tests conducted by UGC, CSIR, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Council of Medical Research or DST-INSPIRE fellowship or Dr. K.S. Krishnan Fellowship of DAE, etc.

Applicants must have requisite qualification with minimum marks/CPI (see Sec. 2.A.1). Such candidates may be offered admission after an interview as and when they apply in Departments, where they are eligible. They will be recommended by DPGC to register for the programme at the next available semester. Such candidates who are applying for admission in response to this advertisement for the current session will go through similar process of selection as above.

NOTE: A maximum of five PhD scholars with exemplary achievement among the regular category will be chosen based on their research performance through a defined evaluation procedure at the end of second year. These students will receive a supplementary amount of Rs. 5000/- per month in addition to their regular fellowship similar to that described in 2.A.3 and 2.A.4.

2.B. Full Time External Registration category

A candidate working in an external R&D organization or in an industry recognized by the Institute, which is equipped with necessary research and library facilities can also apply for admission to Ph.D. programmes, provided he/she satisfies the eligibility criteria laid down for the programme concerned (see Sec. 2.A.1). Such a candidate must show satisfactory performance in the interview, 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.

The employer must undertake to pay full salary to the candidate and relieve him/her from the duty to enable the candidate to stay on the campus and to complete the course work requirements. This is not a requirement for candidates who are working in organizations located within a distance of 50 km from the Institute. Further, the requirement of earning credits through course work shall be waived off by SPGC on the recommendation of DPGC provided the candidate has M. Tech. as qualifying degree from a CFI/ CFTI.

The candidate should submit a certificate (See Form I of the Application Form) obtained from his/her organization that the research facilities of his/her organization would be made available to him/her for carrying out research. He/she should also provide the bio-data of the prospective supervisor along with his/her consent, who would be supervising the candidate's work at his/her organization.

[N.B. Letter of appointment and Form – 16 for two years of service is required from the employer at the time of interview.]

In addition, an R&D organization/industry or a research area in the specific organization may be recognized by the Institute as per the following procedure. On the recommendation of the DPGC, the SPGC will constitute a committee to assess and approve an R & D organization/ industry for admission of sponsored candidates to carry out Ph.D. research in a specified area. The committee may, upon inspection, also approve all the areas in which R & D activities are going on in that organization. Refer Annexure-III for already approved list.

An application for admission from a candidate working in the approved organization will be considered only if he/she wishes to work in the approved area.

2.C. Full Time Sponsored Registration Category

A candidate who is sponsored by a Teaching Institution or by an R&D organization or by an Industry can also apply for admission to Ph.D. programmes, provided he/she satisfies the eligibility criteria laid down for the programme concerned (see Sec. 2.A.1). He/she must have been in service of the sponsoring institution/organization for at least two years at the time of admission. The sponsoring organization must specifically undertake to provide full salary to the candidate and to relieve him/her to pursue the programme for its full duration (See Form II of the Application Form). Such candidates have to complete the requirements of the programme by staying on-campus for the full duration of the programme.

[N.B. Letter of appointment and Form – 16 issued by the employer for two years of service is required at the time of written test / interview. In addition, the candidate must submit an undertaking that he/she will continue to submit Form – 16 for the subsequent years till he/she completes the programme.]

2.D. Part-Time Registration Category

The Institute offers Part-Time Ph.D. programmes for permanent staff and faculty members of the Institute as well as Research Assistants/JRFs/SRFs working in an externally funded research project running in the Institute, provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria laid down for the programme concerned (see Sec. 2.A.1). Such a candidate should submit a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Head of the Department/Principal Investigator as the case may be (See Forms III and IV of the Application Form) as applicable. They will be required to attend to normal duties assigned to them by the Department the Principal Investigator of the research project.

The candidates working in externally funded projects need to have at least two years of remaining valid project period for consideration in this category. The PhD enrolled candidate after working in an external project for at least two years will be considered for Institute Fellowship.

The Institute offers Part Time Ph.D. Programme also to a professionally employed person, who pursues the programme while continuing the duties of his/her service provided the sponsoring institution/organization is located within a distance of 50 km from the Institute and engaged in broad areas of Ph.D. Programme applied. He/she must be a regular employee of the sponsoring organization/institution for at least two year. No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Head of the Institution/Organization must be enclosed with the application (See Form V of the Application Form). The candidate must satisfy the eligibility criteria laid down for the programme concerned (see Sec. 2.A.1).

[N.B.: Letter of appointment and Form 16 issued by the employer for two years of service is required at the time of written test/interview. In addition, the candidate must submit an undertaking that he/she shall continue to submit Form 16 for the subsequent years till he/she completes the programme]

NOTE: The number of available Institute Assistantship should not be considered as available seats. Applicants who are either of sponsored registration category or who are already awarded fellowship by external agencies or part time registration category or external registration category can submit their applications for admission in departments even if there is no Institute Assistantship available.

 

3. SELECTION CRITERIA

a) M Tech Programme

For Full Time Regular Registration Category, candidates shortlisted on the basis of GATE Score which is valid and above the qualifying pass mark, may be selected for M. Tech. programmes either on the basis of their GATE score or written test or interview or on the basis of any combination of these as declared by the individual department.

For admission under other categories, candidates are exempted from appearing in the written test.

b) Admission to Ph D Programme

  1. Admission will be based on written test and interview of the candidates shortlisted by the department concerned.
  2. The following category of applicants shall be exempted from appearing in the written test:
    1. External Registration Category
    2. Sponsored Registration Category
    3. Part-Time Registration Category
    4. Candidates having National Level Scholarships
    5. Outstanding candidates from Premier Institution:
      1. Applicants who have qualifying degree from CFI/CFTI with CPI of 8.00 or above (on a 10.0 point scale).
      2. There will not be any category-wise or specialization-wise seats for selection under the above type;
      3. The number of seats in this type will be 20% of the “announced number of seats” and shall be considered as “Supernumerary Seats”. Any fractional number arrived at would be rounded to higher integer;
      4. Interview should be conducted for this type of candidates PRIOR to the conduct of written test for remaining candidates;
      5. Any candidate who could not qualify in the said Interview, through this channel, is eligible to take regular selection procedure of Written Test and Interview. Since, the candidate has been interviewed once, he/she will not appear again in the interview and marks of the first interview will be considered for preparing merit list.
  3. Further, if qualifying marks are specified in written test and/or interview a 5% relaxation will be given to SC/ST candidate. If a candidate avails such relaxation, he/she shall not be considered for admission in General Category.
  4. Upon approval of Chairman, Senate, the Head of the Department concerned will issue admission letters to the candidates who will be required to accept the offer of admission by depositing the prescribed fee before a specified date.
  5. In case a candidate does not accept the offer by paying the prescribed fee by the specified date, the offer of admission will stand withdrawn, and the admission will be offered to the candidates in the waiting list, if any, in order of merit.

3.A. Reservations to SC/ST/OBC/EWS Candidates:

In each discipline, 15% seats are reserved for SC, 7.5% seats for ST, 27% seats for OBC (non creamy layer) and 10% seats for EWS candidates. SC/ST/OBC candidates must also satisfy the eligibility requirements for admission. However, while considering their cases, only suitability for the programme is ensured and the SC/ST/OBC/EWS candidates are not compared with those belonging to other categories.

Further, a relaxation of 5% marks or 0.5 CPI (on a 10 point scale) shall be admissible on the marks obtained in qualifying degree for SC and ST candidates in the admission.

The SC/ST/OBC/EWS certificates must be produced at the time of written test / interview on the prescribed form. In case of OBC (non-creamy layer) the certificate should not be dated prior to six months from 1st October, 2024. The following authorities are empowered to issue the SC/ST/OBC/EWS certificate:

  1. District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/Collector/Deputy Commissioner/Addl. Deputy Commissioner/Deputy Collector/First Class Stipendiary Magistrate/City Magistrate/Sub-Divisional Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate/ Executive Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Commissioner.
  2. Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate.
  3. Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar.
  4. Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and/or his family normally resides. 
  5. Administrator/ Secretary to the Administrator/ Development Officer (Lakshadweep Islands).

3.B. Reservations to physically Challenged (PC) Candidates

In total, 5% reservation (horizontal) shall apply for candidates with physical disability as per Govt. of India norms (minimum 40% disability; attested copy of the certificate from District CMO must be furnished). Such candidates must satisfy the eligibility requirements for admission. However, while considering these applications, only suitability for the programme is ensured and they are not compared with those belonging to other categories. The candidates called for counseling may also be examined by a Medical Board constituted by the RGIPT, Jais.

4. ADMISSION OF FOREIGN NATIONALS AND INDIAN NATIONALS RESIDING ABROAD

Admissions to Ph.D./M. Tech. Programmes are available for Indian Nationals Residing Abroad (INRA) and foreign nationals as per details given below.

  1. Indian Nationals Residing Abroad (INRA): Candidates must have been residing abroad continuously for at least one year at the time of applying for admission. Their applications may be processed by the departments as and when they are received or according to any schedule convenient to the departments. The applications should be scrutinized to make sure that, in terms of qualifications, they are comparable with the candidates admitted in the general category.
  2. The applications of foreign nationals, who are sponsored by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR)/Study in India programme, will be scrutinized by the departments concerned to assess their suitability for admission to the programme. The recommendations of the Department will be sent to the Chairman, Senate through the Chairperson, SPGC for approval.
  3. Candidates belonging to the above two categories should satisfy the eligibility conditions and should have qualified GRE. The candidates not having a GRE score will have to study and pass a suitably designed English course.

Note:

  1. Mere fulfillment of eligibility criteria does not guarantee admission in a programme. The candidates’ performance in the written test and interview should be at the levels expected for the respective programmes.
  2. Further details on Ph.D. programme is available on the official website www.rgipt.ac.in.

5.A. Fee Structure for M Tech. Programme

Fee Structure [click here]

5.B. Fee Structure for Ph D Programme

Fee Structure [click here]

Annexure-I

Table 1A: Requisite Qualifications for M Tech Programmes

A. Programmes at RGIPT Jais

Name of the Programme Qualifications

M. Tech. in Petroleum Engineering with specialization in a) Drilling Engineering or b) Production Engineering or c) Reservoir Engineering.

B. Tech. or an equivalent degree in Petroleum Engg./Petroleum Technology/Chemical Engineering and allied areas with a valid GATE score in Petroleum Engineering/Chemical Engineering.
M. Tech. in Chemical Engineering with specialization in (a) Polymer & Petrochemical Engineering, or (b) Energy Engineering. B. Tech. or an equivalent degree in Chemical Engg. or Bio-Chemical Engg. /Electrochemical Engg. /Energy Engg. /Environmental Engg. /Petrochemical Engg./Chemical Technology/Oil Technology or other allied branches with a valid GATE score in Chemical Engineering and relevant engineering branches.

B. Programmes at EIB

Discipline Qualifications
Renewable Energy B.E. /B. Tech. in any branch of Engineering. M.Sc. Physics/Chemistry/Electronics with qualified GATE score. Qualified in GATE in respective disciplines.
Electric Vehicle Technology B.E. /B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering / Electrical and Electronics Engineering / Electronics Engineering / Electronics and Communication Engineering / Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering / Control System Engineering/ Power Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Computer science / Information Technology / Transport Engineering or equivalent degree. *Qualified in GATE in respective disciplines.

Table 1B: Number of Seats Available for M Tech Programmes

Discipline Number of Available Seats*
RGIPT Jais
Chemical Engineering 10
Petroleum Engineering 10
Energy Institute, Bengaluru
Renewable Energy 15
Electrical Vehicle Technology 20

*Reservation policy as applicable to candidates belonging to various reserved categories will be applicable.

Annexure-II

Table 2A: Departments and Qualifying Degrees for Ph.D. Programmes.

Departments offering the Programme Qualifying Degree (B. Tech./M. Tech./M.Sc.)

 

 Chemical & Biochemical Engineering

Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology in the following Disciplines:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Chemical Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Engineering, or equivalent
  • Biotechnology, or equivalent

Or

Master’s Degree in Science in the following Disciplines:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Materials Science
  • Nanoscience, or equivalent
Computer Science & Engineering

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology in the following Disciplines:

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Mathematics and Computing
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Energy Engineering, or equivalent

Or

Master’s Degree in Science in the following Disciplines:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Applications
  • Electronics
  • Physics
  • Energy Sciences
  • Bioinformatics
  • Geoinformatics
  • Mathematics, or equivalent
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology in the following Disciplines

  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering, or equivalent

Or

Master’s Degree in Science in the following Disciplines:

  • Applied Physics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Materials Science, or equivalent
Management Studies

Master’s degree in Management/Engineering/ Technology or equivalent.

Or

Master’s degree in Science/Commerce/Arts or equivalent.

Or

Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology.

Or

Professional qualification- CA, ICWA and CS in addition to a bachelor’s degree.

Mathematical Sciences

Master’s degree (M.SC./M.A./M.S. or equivalent) in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics and Computing, Industrial Mathematics, Mathematics and Finance.

Or

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology in the following Disciplines:

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics and Computing
  • Computer Science and Engineering, or equivalent
Petroleum Engineering and Geoengineering

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology in the following Disciplines:

  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering or equivalent

Or

Master’s Degree in Science in the following Disciplines:

  • Geophysics/Geology/Petroleum Geosciences
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics, or equivalent
Sciences and Humanities

Master’s Degree in Science/Technology in the following Disciplines:

  • Chemistry
  • Materials Science
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Polymer Sciences
  • Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Physics
  • Applied/Engineering Physics
  • Electronics, or equivalent

Or

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology in the following Disciplines:

  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering or equivalent

Or

Master’s Degree in Arts in Social Sciences and Humanities

A candidate possessing degree(s) that do not exactly conform to the degree(s) listed above is also eligible to apply. Such application on recommendation from DPGC and approval from the Chairman Senate will be considered further for the shortlisting process.


Table 2B: Department-wise Research Areas for Ph D Programmes

The discipline-wise the Research Areas in the Ph.D. programmes offered at RGIPT Jais for the Session 2024-25 are listed below.

Disciplines Research Areas
Chemical Engineering & Biochemical Engineering Biofuels, Pyrolysis & Gasification of Biomass, Heterogeneous catalysis, Catalytic isomerization, Process modeling, Design, Simulation and control, Design controllability interaction in integrated chemical systems, Corrosion failure, Corrosion inhibition, Phase transformations in polymers and soft matter, Interfacial rheology of oil-water interface, Process intensification, Microfluidics, Multiphase flow, Metal extraction & Recycling, Computational modeling of catalytic processes, CO2 capture, utilization & sequestration (CCUS),  Adsorption, Electrochemical systems, Flow battery, Water splitting, Polymer-ceramic composites. Polymers, Oxides, Nanoparticles for energy, Photo-Voltaic, Photocatalysis, Modelling & Simulation of material structures and processes, Renewable energy, Crystallization, Petroleum refining.

 Computer Science & Engineering

Security and Privacy in IoV Networks: Blockchain, Cyber Security, Post Quantum Cryptography.

Real-Time Scheduling System: Computational Geometry, Resource Scheduling in Cloud and Fog Computing Systems.

Signal and Digital Image Processing: LiDAR: Laser Scanning, Laser Data Processing and Deriving Applications, Digital Image Processing, GIS and Data Science Approaches utilizing AL/ML.

Graphics and Visual Computing: Salient Object Detection, Morphological Image Processing, Medical Image Processing.

Cloud Computing, Fog Computing, Internet of Things, Message Synchronization, High-Performance Computing, Soft Computing, Virtualization, Edge Computing.

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: AI and ML applications, Multi-Sensor Data Analysis, AI for Deepfake Detection, Generative ML, AI in Reservoir Characterization, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing.

Microfluidic Lab on Chip and its algorithmic design, bio-protocol and sample preparation and its scheduling.

Developing AR/VR applications for energy sector.

Industrial process analysis with AI/ML & sensors.

Natural Language Processing: Large Language Models (LLMs), Multimodal NLP, Low-resource and Multilingual NLP, Integrating knowledge and common sense, Contextualized modeling and multi-turn dialogue understanding, Explainable NLP, Ethics, Bias and Fairness, Conversational AI and Dialogue Systems, Few-shot and Zero-shot Learning

 Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Microelectronics/VLSI, Nano and  Optoelectronics Devices, Solar Cells, Photodetectors, Organic FETs,  Flexible Electronics, Wearable Electronics, Green Electronics and Sustainable energy, Design Thinking, Energy harvesting, Simulation of Optical Devices, Experimental Study for optical Sensors, Metamaterial surfaces analytical and experimental study, Optical Communication, Wireless Communications (RF, 5G, Cognitive Radios), Signal Processing, Signal Processing for IOT Networks, Optical Wireless Communications (VLC, FSO),  Power Electronics & Drives, Machine learning applications to the power system and drives, Distributed generation, Microgrid and smart grid technologies, Power quality, Electrical Machines & Drives; Control Systems; Power Systems.
Management Studies

Energy: Energy Transition, Clean Energy Adoption, Hydrogen Adoption, Sustainability, Energy Policy, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Sustainable Energy Finance, Energy Economics.

Finance: Corporate Finance and Equity Valuation, Initial Public Offerings, Behavioural Finance, Blockchain in Financial Services or Fintech, Stock Price Volatility, Sustainable Finance and Government Policy.

OB & HR: Human Resource Management, Indigenous Management Systems, Organizational Behaviour, Leadership, Corporate Ethics, Governance and CSR, Negotiations and Conflict Management.

Business Analytics & Information Systems: Big Data Analytics, Supply Chain Analytics, Data Mining, Natural Language Processing, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Organisational Information Systems, E-Commerce and M-Commerce, Social Media Analytics.

Marketing: Product and Brand Management, Consumer Behaviour, Neuromarketing, Digital and Social Media Marketing, Green Marketing, Services Marketing, B2B Marketing, Retailing, Sales and Distribution Management.

Operations: Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Production System, Service Process Simulation and Service Level, Revenue Management and Analytics, Contracts Modelling, Capacity Sensitive Product Mix Planning.

Mathematical Sciences

 Reliability theory, Statistical Information theory, Stochastic ordering and ageing, Order statistics and Record values. Numerical analysis of partial differential equations, Control theory, Hyperbolic conservation laws, Computational fluid dynamics, Data assimilation techniques, Integral Equations, Time Scale Theory, Dynamical System, Mesh free Methods, Computational Finance, Functional Analysis, Spectral Theory, Algebraic Geometry, Complex Geometry, Number Theory.

Petroleum Engineering & Geoengineering

Enhanced oil recovery, Drilling fluids, Gas hydrates, Source rock evaluation, Reservoir simulation, Flow assurance, Petroleum geomechanics, Unconventional hydrocarbon resources, Production operations, CO2 Sequestration, AI/ML applications, Rock Physics, Petrophysics and Geomechanics.

Isotope geochemistry, organic petrography, Hydrology and Watershed processes, Paleo environments and the sedimentary record, Inorganic/ Organic, Coal petrology, Structural geology, Engineering geology, Ground water & hydrology, Exploration seismology, Gravity and Magnetic, Electromagnetics, Seismic data analysis, Rock Physics, Petrophysics, Geomechanics, Unconventional hydrocarbon resources, Source rock characterization, Reservoir Characterization & modeling, Formation Evaluation.
Sciences & Humanities

Chemistry: 
Materials Development (Organic Synthesis/Polymer synthesis/Photo catalysis/ Electro catalysis/Nano Catalysis/H2 Production/CO2utilization/Hydrogel/MOF/COF/Nanocrystal/Petrochemical), Biotechnology/ Microbiology

Physics:
 Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, Magnetic and Multiferroic Materials, Soft Sensors and Actuators, Phase-Change Materials, Energy Storage Materials.

Humanities & Social Sciences:
English (Literature, Cultural studies, Film studies, Professional Communication, Narrative Studies)
Sociology (Sociology of Development, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Sociology of Education)

Table 2C: Discipline-wise Research Areas for Ph D Programmes (Energy Institute, Bengaluru)

Disciplines Research Areas
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Power electronics, Control system, Electrical machines and drives, Smart grid and micro-grid, Electric/Hybrid/Fuel Cell based Vehicle system, Renewable energy systems and integration, Solar photovoltaics, Building integrated Photovoltaic/Thermal systems, Energy efficiency, Net zero energy Buildings, Solar PV/T and Concentrator based system, Energy, Exergy and economic analysis, Grid modernisation, Power quality, Energy and load forecasting, Life cycle assessment, Energy auditing, Battery Management System/Thermal Management System, Sensors and transducer, Smart energy systems, Instrumentation and process control, Data analytics, IoT, AI and Applications, Optimization.
Materials Science and Engineering Solar cell, Nanomaterials and applications, Photocatalysts and electrocatalysts, condensed matter physics (experimental), Electronic materials, Fuel cell, Energy storage and conversion devices and computational material science.
Computer Science and Engineering Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Statistical Machine Learning, Reliability and Survival Analysis, Natural Language Processing, Statistical Decision Theory, Statistical Inference and Computer Vision.

Table 2D: Discipline-wise Research Areas for Ph D Programmes (Assam Energy Institute, Sivasagar)

Discipline Research Areas
Chemical Engineering Experimental and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Microfluidics, Complex Fluids, Pyrolysis of biomass and waste plastics, Microbial Fuel cell, Wastewater Treatment, Nanostructured material, Environmental remediation, Electrochemical sensors, Emerging Pollutants
Petroleum Engineering Nanomaterials based drilling fluids and fracturing fluids; Enhanced Oil Recovery, CO2 Geo-sequestration, Rheology of complex fluids, Applied Microfluidics in porous domain, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) coupled Machine Leaning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to characterize multiphase flow.
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering Semiconductor Devices, Sensors, MEMS, NEMS, Controller Design, Controller Optimization and Renewable Energy, Power Electronics , Renewable Energy Systems and Process Control, Micro grid and smart grid technology
Fire and Safety Engineering Modelling and simulation in Pool and Jet fires; Combustion and Explosion analysis in storage vessels/pipelines; Industrial Fires; Industrial Safety and Hazards Management; Modelling of Process Safety; Modelling in Enclosure fire
Chemistry Nanoscience, Quantum dot, White Light emitting devices, Molecular Sensing , Energy storage, Functional coatings and thin films, Seperation and purification technology
Mathematics Mathematical Ecology, Mathematical Modelling, Nonlinear Dynamics, Fuzzy Set Theory, Uncertainty Modelling, Hesitant Fuzzy Set Theory, Decision Making
Physics Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics: Magnetism, Superconductivity, Twisted Bilayer Graphene, Computational Soft Matter Physics, Liquid crystals, Classical density functional theory, Supercritical fluids
Mechanical Engineering Thermal and Fluid, IC Engines, Alternative Energy sources, Molecular simulation of phase transition; Theoretical studies on heterogeneous nucleation, Pipeline design for multiphase flow (Experimental & Simulation), Thermo-fluid, Powder and granules rheology, Polymer composites; 3D printing; Material Characterizations; Flame retardant polymer materials, Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics, Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes

Table 2E: Department-wise number of Institute Assistantship available in Odd Semester 2024-25

Discipline Total Number of Available Assistantships in Ph D
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 06
Sciences and Humanities 07
Petroleum Engineering and Geoengineering 03
Mathematical Sciences 03
Computer Science and Engineering 02
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 06
Management Studies 02
EIB Centre
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
06
AEI Centre
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Engg.
  • Mathematics
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fire and Safety Engineering
09

NOTE:

  • Reservation rules as per the Government of India policy will apply.

  • The number of available Institute Assistantship should not be considered as available seats. Applicants who are either of sponsored/external/part-time category or who are already awarded fellowship by external agencies can submit their applications for admission in department/center even if there are no Institute Assistantship available.

  • The PhD students assigned to AEI will register and complete course work at RGIPT, Jais. The PhD degree will be awarded by RGIPT.
  • The requirement of earning the credit through Course Work may be waived off by the Dean (Academic Affairs) on the recommendation of DPGC is as follows:
    • The PhD candidate under External/Part Time Category provided he/she has M. Tech. as qualifying degree from a CFI/CFTI.
    • The PhD candidates in Part Time Category with M. Tech. degree and CPI of ≥ 7.0 in the qualifying examination and minimum 5 years of professional experience in relevant Industries.
    • The PhD candidates in Part Time Category with B. Tech. degree and CPI of ≥ 7.5 in the qualifying examination and minimum 10 years of professional experience in relevant Industries.
    • The PhD candidates under external registration category having master’s degree as the qualifying degree from a Govt. Institute/University of repute along with relevant industry/academic experience of 05 years or more.

Annexure-III

List of R & D Organizations Recognized by the Institute for External Registration

  • All Oil PSU’s (ONGC, IOCL, OIL, GAIL, BPCL, HPCL) and their R&D centers.
  • All R & D Laboratories/Institutions of CSIR, DAE, DOS, DRDO, DST and Ministry of Telecommunication & Information Technology.
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Research and Development
  • Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited,
  • Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore.
  • Central Pulp and Paper Research Institute,
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Lucknow &
  • Hindustan Machine Tools (R & D Division),
  • Indian Bureau of Mines,
  • Kirloskar Electric Limited,
  • Mechanical Engineering Research and Development Organization,
  • National Institute of Rock Mechanics,
  • National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCCBM), New Delhi.
  • Raman Research Institute,
  • Tata Steel, Jamshedpur.
  • National Metallurgical Laboratory Extension Centre,
  • Nothern Coalfields Limited, Singrauli
  • Coal India Limited
  • Geological Survey of India.
  • Jubilant Ingrevia, Uttar Pradesh