IIPE Visakhapatnam PhD Admission 2021: Important Dates, Eligibility, Application Process and More!

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Updated on: September 13th, 2023

IIPE Visakhapatnam PhD Admission 2021: Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE),  Visakhapatnam is an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt. of India. It is an institute of National Importance at par with IIT’s and IIM’s and has started its operations in Visakhapatnam, the state of Andhra Pradesh at AU College of Engineering as its temporary campus. IIPE Visakhapatnam (AP) invites applications for admission to Doctoral Programme for the academic session 2021-22. The candidate can apply for a PhD programme through the official website here. The interview for the shortlisted candidates will be held between 1-7 July 2021, while the final list of selected candidates will be released on July 15, 2021. Scroll down the full article for more information on IIPE Visakhapatnam PhD Admission 2021.

IIPE Visakhapatnam PhD Admission 2021 – Important Dates

Events Dates
Start of application submission 12 April 2021
Last date for application submission 30 May 2021
Date of Test & Interviews for shortlisted candidates Between 01-07 July 2021
Declaration of the list of selected candidates 15 July 2021
Date of Admission 26 July 2021

IIPE Visakhapatnam PhD Admission 2021 – PhD Programmes 

PhD Subjects:

  • Bioscience
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Earth Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

IIPE Visakhapatnam PhD Admission 2021 – Minimum Eligibility Criteria 

  • M.Tech/ MS / ME /MSc (Engg.,) or equivalent degree with a consistent first-division record 
  • or B.Tech./ BE / B.Sc (Engg.) / M.Sc. (Master of Science) or equivalent degree with a consistent first-class record
  • or Candidates should have a minimum of 60% or first class (55% for SC/ST) in the qualifying examination in Engineering /Science/ and/or equivalent

IIPE Visakhapatnam PhD Admission 2021 – Additional Requirements for Different Admission Category

1. Regular with Institute Assistantship:

  • To get admission under this category, the Candidate needs to have a valid GATE score or NET qualification with Assistant Professorship for the award of Institute Research Assistantship.
  • Candidates with a Master’s degree in Engineering or Technology after qualifying GATE exam will also be eligible for Institute Research Assistantship.

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

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

3. PhD through Project:

  • Candidates working on a sponsored project in any of the reputed institutes will be eligible for admission to the PhD program under the project category.
  • The minimum remaining period and tenure of the project, the employee should be at least 2 years from the date of joining the PhD program.

4. Sponsored candidates (IAR) in Engineering and Sciences:

  • Persons who are in service in any of the following establishments with a minimum of two-year job experience would be eligible for admission to the PhD program as sponsored candidates (IAR).
    • 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 body.
    • Established industrial R&D organizations.
    • Autonomous bodies and National Laboratories.
    • Reputed industries may be recognized by the Institute
  • These candidates must have a Supervisor (internal) from the Institute and an external supervisor from their parent organization where they will be doing the research work.

5. QIP (Quality Improvement Program) category:

Candidates fulfilling under the Quality Improvement Program (QIP) as per State or Central Govt., Human Resources Ministry/Technical Education Boards are eligible under this category

Persons who are in service in any of the following establishments with a Minimum of two-year job experience shall be eligible for admission to the PhD program as sponsored candidates:

6. Degrees from IITs/IISc/IIPE/RGIPT:

B.Tech degree, Dual Degree (B. Tech and M. Tech), or 5-year Integrated MSc degree, 2 year MSc degree (admitted through JAM) holders having their final CGPA >= 8.00 from any of the following institutes would be considered for direct admission in PhD programme with Institute Research Assistantship.

  • Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
  • Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum and Technology (RGIPT)

IIPE Visakhapatnam PhD Admission 2021 – Application Process

  • Candidates can download the PhD application form available on the IIPE website here.
  • Candidates who wish to apply for PhD admission in multiple departments or research programmes should send separate applications for each department.
  • Filled application form and self-attested photocopy of the following documents should be emailed as a single PDF to  
    • Photocopy of the Mark sheets and Provisional certificates of 10th, 12th, Bachelor degree, Master Degree.
    • Photocopy of the GATE score or CSIR-UGC NET qualified certificate.
    • Category certificate (Gen/SC/ST/OBS).
    • EWS certificate issued by competent authority (if applicable).
    • PwD certificate (if applicable).
    • Sponsorship certificate/ NOC (if applicable).

After sending the application form through email, you need to send the hard copy of the filled and signed application form as well, self-attested photocopies of all relevant certificates to the institute.

IIPE Visakhapatnam PhD Admission 2021 – Selection and Admission

The Selection for the PhD program will be on the basis of Overall academic performance and written/computer test or interview or both.

IIPE Visakhapatnam PhD Admission 2021 – Fellowships Details

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

Also Read: PhD Admission 2021: Notification, Exam Schedule, Eligibility, Syllabus, Colleges and More

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