Ph.D. PROGRAMME

1.   Programme

The Institute provides facilities for research leading to the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D). The award of the Ph.D. degree is made on the basis of satisfactory performance of a registered candidate in

i.  Prescribed course work, comprehensive examination & seminar

ii.  Publication of original research work in reputed journals/conferences or award of patents/technology transfer etc.

iii.  The thesis submitted by the candidate and a final viva voce. The thesis shall be the report of research work characterized by either discovery of new facts or a new interpretation of known facts and theory, or an independent design and development, or development of new instrument/technology.

2.  Research Areas

Areas of research available in the different fields are listed on website at https://www.iipe.ac.in/research_areas_faculties IIPE is also engaged in interdisciplinary work with research groups.

3.  Eligibility Criteria for Admission

  3.1. Minimum qualifying degree required for seeking admission to the Ph.D. program

  I. a. M.Tech (Master of Technology) / MS / ME (Master of Engineering)/ M.Sc.(Engg.,) with a consistent first-class record

      b.  A degree equivalent to any of the above with a consistent first-class record

                                                  OR

  II. a. B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology)/ BE (Bachelor of Engineering)/ B.Sc (Engg.) with a consistent first-class record

       b.  M.Sc. (Master of Science) with a consistent first-class record

       c. A degree equivalent to any of the above with a consistent first-class record

 3.2. All candidates seeking admission to the Ph.D. program under the categories mentioned above shall have to possess
      requisite marks/grades in the qualifying degree as shown below:

 Minimum 60% or first class (55% for SC/ST) in the qualifying examination in Engineering /Science/ and/or equivalent

3.3. Additional Requirements for different Admission category

I. Regular with Institute Assistantship

a. Candidates who are having minimum qualifying degree as mentioned above in 3.1. and 3.2. should have to possess a valid GATE score or NET qualification with Assistant Professorship for the award of Institute Research Assistantship.

b. Candidates with a master’s degree in Engineering or Technology after qualifying GATE is also eligible for Institute Research Assistantship.

c. Eligibility Criteria sought for vacant position under Institute Assistantship (GATE in mentioned Discipline)

S.No.

Disciplines

Eligibility Criteria sought (GATE in mentioned Discipline)

1.

Chemistry

(i) M.Tech/ MSc / Dual Degree in Chemistry

2.

Chemical Engineering

(i) M.Tech / M.E / MS / B.Tech / BE in Chemical Engineering

3.

Computer Science and Engineering

(i) M.Tech / M.E / MS / B.Tech / BE in CSE, IT or Chemical Engineering (Machine Learning)

4.

Mathematics

(i) M.Sc or Equivalent Degree in Mathematics

5.

Petroleum Engineering and Earth Sciences

(i) M.Tech / M.E / MS / B.Tech / BE in Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
(ii) M.Tech/ MSc / Dual Degree in Geology and Geophysics

 

d. A person who is in employment and is applying for Institute Assistantship and selected for admission, he/she must resign and produce the acceptance of resignation by the employer at the time of joining or produce a document that he/she is not receiving any salary from his/her employer along with proper document of sanctioned leave.

e. The Institute Research Assistantship shall be awarded for a maximum period of 5 years. At present the amounts are as follows:

  • Rs. 31,000/- pm for first 2 years

  • Rs. 35,000/- pm for next 3 years

  •  Contingencies amount: Rs. 30,000/- Per annum

 f. No Research Student shall be permitted to receive any other emoluments, salary, stipend or any other scholarship/assistantship during the tenure of Institute Research Assistantship.

II. Individual Fellowship (CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICAR/INSPIRE etc.)

   a.   All candidates applying for Individual Fellowship category must have valid award letter with fellowship issued by the respective funding agency (i.e. CSIR/UGC/ DST/DBT/ICMR etc.).

  b.  Candidates having provisional Individual Fellowship award letter must give an undertaking that “In case of cancelation/withdrawal of Provisional award of fellowship by the funding agency, the admission at IIPE Visakhapatnam will be cancelled from the date of joining the Ph.D programme and there is no liability on the part of IIPE in this regard.

III. Ph.D. through Project

   a.   Candidates who possess the prescribed qualifications as mentioned in eligibility criteria and are working in a sponsored
       project in the Institute shall be eligible for admission to the Ph.D. program under project category.

   b.   An intending candidate must submit his/her application in prescribed form for admission through Principal Investigator,        Head of the Department and Dean (Research and Development) with suitable endorsement.

   c.   The minimum remaining period of the project as well as tenure of the project employee should be at least 2 years from the        date of joining the Ph.D. program.

IV. Sponsored candidates (External) in Engineering and Sciences

  a.   Persons with First Class in Graduation and are in service in any of the following establishments with minimum of three (3)       years job experience shall be eligible for admission to the Ph.D. program as sponsored candidates (External).

      Public Sector Undertaking (PSU)

     Petroleum & Natural Gas, Coal, Earth Sciences, Chemical & Fertilizer, Defence or other ministries of the Government of        India or any other government organizations

     Established industrial R&D organizations.

     Autonomous bodies and National Laboratories.

     Reputed industries as may be recognized by the Institute

 b. After joining, the rules and regulations as specified by the Institution (IIPE) for regular candidates with regard to academic       performance will remain applicable for candidates under this category also.

 c. The candidate should submit a Sponsorship Certificate (Appendix-III) from the organization, in which s/he is employed, at      the time of application giving an undertaking that s/he would be released from the normal duties to fulfil the course-work       requirement.

 d. After fulfilling the course-work (Please refer to PhD Information Brochure for Course Work requirement) at the Institute,      these candidates will be allowed to register for Ph.D.

 e. The selected candidates will have a Doctoral Scrutiny Committee (DSC) as per the existing regulations.

 f.  The candidate will have to submit a yearly progress report and appear for seminars every year after his/her registration. In      addition, the candidate will have to appear for a comprehensive examination (viva voce only) before registration seminar.

 g.  The minimum duration of Ph.D program for such candidates is 3 years and the maximum tenure is 8 years from the date of      enrolment.

 h. The tuition fee for sponsored category (External) will be ₹ 25000.00 per semester.

 i.  Persons working in colleges/universities are not eligible under this category and rather apply under QIP category.

 j.  There is no provision of any financial assistance for sponsored candidates.

 k.  Submission of semester progress report though seminar and presentation will be compulsory.

 l. The candidate shall have to spend at least one week per semester at IIPE, Visakhapatnam interacting with his supervisor that may include working in the laboratory.

V. QIP (Quality Improvement Program) category

   a. Candidates fulfilling the above eligibility criteria and selected/ sponsored under the Quality Improvement Program (QIP) as      per State/Central Govt., Human Resources Ministries/ Technical Education Boards are eligible in this category.

   b.  Persons who possess the minimum prescribed qualifications as mentioned in 3.1. and 3.2. (without GATE/NET) and are in     service in any of the following establishments with Minimum of two-year job experience shall be eligible for admission to the     Ph.D. program as sponsored candidates:

   c.  An intending sponsored candidate under QIP category must submit his/her application in prescribed form along with No     objection certificate (Appendix II) for admission through his/her employer, who will forward the same to the Institute with
    suitable endorsement.

   d.  They are expected to be released for fulltime course work and research at the Institute for a minimum period of three (3)     years.

   e.  The candidate has to complete the course-work immediately after joining the programme within a period of one to two      semesters. Depending on the student's background and the programme requirements, an additional semester may be needed
    to complete the coursework. After fulfilling the course-work at the Institute, these candidates will be allowed to register for      Ph.D.

   f.  A sponsored candidate under QIP Category selected for admission shall be required, at the time of joining the Institute, to      produce certificate in the prescribed form from the employers to the effect: (i) that he/she has been officially released from      his duties for purpose of joining the program and has been granted leave for the required period; (ii) that his services shall be      retained with the employer.

 g.  There is no provision of any financial assistance for sponsored candidates.

3.4. Degrees from IITs/IISc/IIPE/RGIPT

B.Tech degree, Dual Degree (B.Tech & M.Tech), 5 year Integrated MSc degree, 2 year MSc degree (admitted through JAM) holders having final CGPA >= 8.00 from Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) and Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum and Technology (RGIPT) may be considered for direct admission in Ph.D programme with Institute Research Assistantship

3.5. Special Notes

  a. Department may fix additional admission criteria without compromising the eligibility criteria mentioned here.

  b. Mere fulfilment of eligibility criteria does not give guarantee for admission to the PhD programme.

  c. Any document will be considered as valid if that is valid on or after the date of admission.

  d. The decision of IIPE regarding determination of equivalent degree is final and binding to all applicants.

  e. A scholar may be permitted by Dean Academic Affairs to withdraw from the programme for a semester or longer for reasons    of ill health or other valid grounds duly recommended by the Doctoral Committee. Normally a scholar will be permitted to
    discontinue from the programme only for a maximum continuous period of two semesters.

4.Instructions to fill Application form

a)Vacancy under different category

S.No.

Category

Disciplines

1.

Regular with Institute Assistantship

Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Petroleum Engineering and Earth Sciences

2.

Individual Fellowship (CSIR /UGC/ DBT/ ICAR/ INSPIRE etc.)

Biosciences, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Petroleum Engineering and Earth Sciences

3.

Ph.D. through Project

Biosciences, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Petroleum Engineering and Earth Sciences

4.

Sponsored
candidates (External) in Engineering and Sciences

Biosciences, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering and Earth Sciences

 

b) Please read the Information Brochure carefully to check the eligibility criterion before filling the form.

c) Before filling the form, candidates are requested to deposit the Application Fee (Non-Refundable) as per the details below:

1.

GN/EWS/OBC-NCL Male candidates

Rs 300/-

2.

GN/EWS/OBC-NCL Female candidates

Rs 150/-

3.

SC/ST candidates

Rs 150/-

4.

PwD candidates

Rs 150/-

Application Fee payment will be accepted through online (NetBanking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card)

Link for Online Payment:https://www.onlinesbi.sbi/sbicollect/icollecthome.htm?corpID=1054563

If you are not able to pay online, then Application fee can be paid through Demand Draft drawn in favour of "Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE)" payable at “Visakhapatnam” and send it by post along with your Application Form with your Registered Email ID, Name & Mobile No written on the backside of the Demand Draft.

d) Candidates who wish to apply to multiple departments or research programmes should send separate application for each departments/ programmes by paying separate Application Fee.

e) Candidate MUST submit their Application through the IIPE PhD Registration Link available on the website.

IIPE PhD Registration Link: www.iipe.ac.in/PhD

f) After application through IIPE PhD Registration Link, send the hardcopy of filled and signed application form [Appendix I], self-attested photocopies of all relevant certificate in one single envelop named as “APPLICATION FOR PhD IN THE FIELD OF.........................” to the following address:

Deputy Registrar,

Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy Visakhapatnam,

2nd Floor, AU Engineering College Main Block, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam,

Andhra Pradesh 530003.

 

g)  List of documents required to be submitted along with Application Form

   i)  Copy of the Mark sheets and Certificates of 10th, 12th, Bachelor degree, Master Degree

  ii)  Proof of DOB

  iii)   Copy of the GATE score or CSIR-UGC NET qualified certificate

  iv)  Category certificate (if applicable)

  v)  EWS (Economically weaker section) candidate needs to submit EWS certificate issued by competent authority
  (if applicable).

   vi)  PwD certificate (if applicable)

  vii) Sponsorship certificate/ NOC (if applicable)

Note:

i. Interested candidates can obtain the prescribed application format given in Appendix-I of this Information Brochure or can be downloaded from the website.

ii)  Filled forms that are not received in hard copy before the deadline or that are incomplete will not be considered.

iii)  The candidates shortlisted for test & interview will be informed through email only.

 

5. Selection and Admission

The admission of a candidate to the Ph.D. program is recommended by the Institute Academic Committee (IAC) on the basis of

 i)  Overall Academic Performance

 ii)  Written/Computer Test or Interview or both


IIPE PhD Registration Link:

LINK FOR ONLINE PAYMENT OF APPLICATION FEE

INFORMATION BROCHURE – PHD ADMISSION 2021-2022(Spring Session)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD No Objection-Cum-Sponsorship Certificate for QIP Candidate

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD Sponsorship Certificate for Ph.D. Candidate (External)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD Particulars of Co-supervisor for Sponsored candidate (External)


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