Applications are invited for Phd in Defense Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune

Defense Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) announces PhD Admission 2018


The Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Pune has released a notification for admissions to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, Materials Engineering and Applied Chemistry for the academic session January 2018


About DIAT

Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) is Technological Institute of National repute for higher learning. The Institute imparts education and training in Advanced Technologies used for Tri-services, DRDO, DPSUs etc


DIAT found its roots in 1952, as a training institute has grown over the years into a premier teaching and research institute for DRDO and the Armed Forces


The main focus of the institute is to evolve as an Innovative Unique Research University to develop indigenous contemporary defence related technologies and also to provide technological solutions to the Services


DIAT offers admission to PhD (full-time) in the frontier areas of Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, Materials engineering and Applied Chemistry.


Eligibility Criteria

A candidate, seeking admission to the PhD Program, shall be required to have passed the qualifying examination securing at least 55% marks or equivalent CGPA/DGPA. A relaxation of 5 % of marks may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non creamy-layer) / PWD – (Divyang) categories. The qualifying degrees are:

a) Master of Engineering/Master of Technology (or equivalent) for PhD in Engineering/Science

b) Master in Science (M.Sc. or equivalent) for PhD in Science

A candidate who has passed the qualifying examination with the requisite percentage of marks as prescribed above and who fulfill the following requirement may be considered for admission to the PhD Program:

Qualified in a national level test such as, CSIR/UGC NET (Fellowship), Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE), Rajiv Gandhi National fellowship, subject wise and category wise GATE/NET (Fellowship) cut off will be decided by DIAT


Age Limit

Not above 28 years as on 30th November 2018

Relaxations as per GOI rules apply to SC / ST / OBC / PH applicants

The Institute shall implement the reservation policy in Ph.D. admission in accordance with relevant act of Parliament being in-force from the time; a physically Handicapped SC/ST/OBC candidate shall not get double benefit of being an SC/ST/OBC as also a PWD candidate


Selection Procedure

Admission to Ph.D. will be based on the performance in the entrance exam (written test) conducted by the department concerned followed by a personal interview


Financial Assistance
The selected PhD candidates (Under DIAT Scholarship category) against this admission notice, admitted as full-time Ph.D. students will be provided financial assistance as per Institute rules, in force from time to time

In addition to the Ph.D. scholarship, such candidates would also be entitled for contingency grant (presently Rs. 15,000/- per year) in accordance with the decisions of the Institute
Candidates with CSIR, DST, UGC or any other National fellowship/scholarship available to them are also eligible


Course Fee & Other Charges

Selected candidates for the PhD program are required to pay Semester Fee @Rs. 25,000/- per semester (for Gen & OBC) and @ Rs.15000/- (for SC & ST) payable immediately on joining and a caution deposit (refundable at the end of the Program less dues if any) of Rs.10000/-, commencing from January 2018



Candidates have to apply online through the website

Application Fee of Rs.500/- (Rs.250/- for SC/ST candidates) per program is required to be paid either online or by Demand Draft drawn in favour of Vice Chancellor, DIAT, Pune, payable at Pune

A print out of the application acknowledgement generated by the system after upload of application has to be forwarded in a sealed envelope, super scribed “Application for Admission to PhD Program in the Department of ______” to the Joint Registrar (Academics), Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune-411025 along with the DD and self certified copies of mark lists, certificates and other testimonials

These documents should reach DIAT latest by 15th December 2017. Application will be processed only on receipt of the acknowledgement with DD. Also. Candidates seeking admission to more than one Department need to apply separately


Important Dates

Last Date for accepting online application form: 15th December 2017

Tentative Date of Interview / Written Test: 03rd / 04th week of December 2017

Tentative date of commencement of the program: 01st Week of January 2018

For more Information visit the DIAT


DIAT, Pune

Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune, (Deemed University), Estd u/s 3 of the UGC act 1956, ISO 9001 Certificate Institute, MHRD, GOI has placed DIAT (DU) in Category ‘A’ Deemed University

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