Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT) offers Ph.D. programs in a wide range of areas in Engineering, Science & Social Sciences and Management. The aim of the PhD programs is to contribute to the development of the respective fields by conducting front-end research and to train students to be lifelong learners.

About the program:

  • Candidates having required qualifications can submit their application any time during the year in the any disciplines.
  • Depending upon RGIPT needs and availability written test, presentation and/or interviews will be conducted periodically.
  • Candidates can apply only once through the rolling advertisement.
  • If candidate wants to apply more than once, he/she may apply through the regular advertisement.


  • Petroleum Engineering and Geological Science: Petroleum, Geology and Geophysics
  • Engineering Science: Chemical, Material Science, Electrical, Civil and Geoinformatics
  • Basic Sciences & Humanities: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Biological Science, Material Science, Renewable Energy, English and Sociology
  • Department of Management Studies (DoMS)

General Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must hold Ist class or 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST/PH)/CGPA or CPI of 6.0 in Master’s Degree in Engineering/ Technology (M.E./M.Tech.) or equivalent and qualified score of GATE Exam, taken before or after M.Tech.
  • Applicant must hold Ist class or 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST/PH)/CGPA or CPI of 6.0 Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/ Technology and qualified GATE score.
  • Applicant must hold Ist class or 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST/PH)/CGPA or CPI of 6.0 in Master’s degree in relevant discipline and qualified score of GATE/ CSIR/ UGC/ NBHM/ DBT/ GPAT/ Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship/ Maulana Azad National Fellowship/ DST Inspire Award or any similar Fellowship.
  • The shortlisted candidates are called for a written test followed by presentation/viva-voce at the institute.

Categories of PhD candidates:

  • Regular category
  • Sponsored Category
  • Part-Time Category

Financial Assistance:

  • 25,000/- P.M. for first two years and Rs. 28,000/-P.M. for remaining two years.
  • The scholarship can be available for a maximum period of four years.

Documents required:

  • Copy of GATE/CSIR/UGC/NBHM/DBT/GPAT Score Card (Self-attested).
  • Copy Class 10th and 12th mark sheets and certificates (Self-attested).
  • Copy of all semester/year mark sheet/grade sheet of graduation & provisional degree certificate/degree certificate of graduation (Self-attested).
  • Copy of all semester/year mark sheet/grade sheet of post-graduation & provisional degree certificate/degree certificate of post-graduation (Self-attested).
  • Copy of work experience certificate (Self-attested).
  • Copy of valid caste certificates as per the central list for OBC/SC/ST category.
  • In respect of OBC category, bring a Non-Creamy Layer Certificate and a self-declaration form (Self-attested)
  • Copy of valid certificates of physically handicapped (Self-attested).
  • One passport size latest color photo fixed on the application form.
  • “Sponsorship Certificate” and “Employer Consent” should be sent for sponsored candidate.
  • “NOC” and “Employer Consent” should be sent for part time candidate
  • Sponsored candidate need to produce at least three years leave approval for the employing agency for stay on campus until completion of course work, comprehensive examination.
  • Part Time candidates need to produce one year leave approval from the employing agency for stay on campus until completion of course-work, comprehensive examination.
Quick Overview————-

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT)

Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country India
Subject areas Science, Humanities, Management, Engineering, Petroleum Engineering and Geological Science
Fellowship amount 25,000/- P.M./28,000/- P.M.
Eligibility Open to Indian nationals

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