Digital India Corporation, MeitY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology), Govt. of India has granted scholarships under the scheme titled “Visvesvaraya PhD scheme for Electronics and IT: Phase-II”. Under this scheme presently admissions are open to Full Time PhD program in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE). This is a special scheme of Govt. of India with following features.

Salient features of the scheme:

  1. Monthly scholarship of Rs. 38,750/- for first two years and Rs. 43,750/- for rest 3 years (support up to 5 years).
  2. Rent reimbursement up to 8% of scholarship amount paid.
  3. Research Contingency Grant 1,20,000/- per year. 

Applications are invited from Indian nationals for admission into the PhD Program for the odd semester 2023-24, under the above scheme at NIT Meghalaya.

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Eligibility Criteria



Electronics and Communication Engineering


i) Candidates with two-year Postgraduate in Engineering / Technology in ECE / EE / IT / EI or an allied area having 60% or 6.5 CGPA throughout his/her academic career. Candidates with B.E./ B. Tech. with an aggregate of 75% marks and First Class or equivalent CGPA and First Class with valid GATE score will also be eligible.

ii) Preference shall be given to GATE / NET qualified candidates.


Semiconductor Device/VLSI Design / AI/ML


Above eligibility is minimum requirement only. A good academic career and higher qualification will be preferred and mere eligibility shall not ensure a call for admission test and/or viva voce.  

Total numbers of seats in this scheme are 02 (Two), the distribution of seats will be based on qualification, expertise, performance in admission test/viva and suitability of the applicants.

Under the “Visvesvaraya PhD scheme for Electronics and IT: Phase-II” it is essential to work on research problems having relevance to Industry. The admission calendar, fee structure, academic regulations will be as per regular PhD admission process of the institute. For details of PhD regulation of NIT Meghalaya visit

Applicants seeking admission under this scheme are required to apply through filling in the Google form.

General Instructions and information

  • Relaxation for SC/ST/PWD Candidates for Full Time candidate as per applicable norms.
  • The date for determining eligibility of candidates in every respect shall be considered as on the closing date, i.e., the last date of the submission of online application form.
  • Depending upon the number of applications received, the Institute reserves the right to fix higher eligibility criteria for shortlisting of the candidates for the selection process.
  • Eligible candidates are required to appear for a written test and/or interview in respect of his/ her discipline to be conducted by the concerned Department. No TA/DA will be paid for attending test / interview.
  • General/OBC candidates are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of Rs. 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only) and for SC/ST candidates, a non-refundable application fee of Rs. 500/- (Rupees five hundred only). PwD candidates are completely exempted from paying the application fee. The application fee is not refundable under any circumstances. Check step 1 for payment process.
  • Candidates shall be governed as per PhD Regulations of NIT Meghalaya    (refer below link).
  • Fee structure will be updated under
  • The status regarding the selection of candidates for admission to the Ph.D. Programme will be available at institute website ( Selected candidates will be informed through email in respect of admission guidelines.

How to Apply

STEP-I: Candidates are advised to make the application fee payment as per category (Rs. 1000/ for Gen/OBC, Rs. 500/- for SC/ST and no fee for PWD & Women candidates).

STEP-II: Fill the online application form. After submission, print out of the online application form must be sent by email along with all supporting documents. 

STEP I- : Instructions for Payment Process using State Bank Collect (SBI Collect):

  1. Click on “Make Payment using SBI Collect” below.

Online SBI Collect

  1. A DISCLAIMER CLAUSE page will open. Check the box for I have read and accepted the terms and conditions stated above and click on the PROCEED button.
  2. From the menu, type in the search bar ‘NIT MEGHALAYA FEE COLLECTION’ and click on it.
  3. From the drop-down menu, choose the payment category ‘APPLICATION FEES’.
  4. Fill the payment details carefully, tick on the T&C and click next.
  5. A page to verify details and confirm this transaction will appear. Click on the CONFIRM button if your details are correct.
  6. You will be directed to payment page.
  7. Complete the payment process by selecting the preferred mode of payment.
  8. Save the soft copy of the fee receipt, it will be required to upload in the form.


STEP II - Submission online Application Form:

  1. Click on the online application form link, Link of Google form:
  2. If a candidate is applying for more than one department, the candidate must pay application fees separately and choose the desired departments in the online application form.
  3. Candidates are advised to check the application in all aspects before pressing the submit button. Once the application is submitted, it cannot be modified.
  4. Incomplete application, application received without Payment Receipt or without the academic documents as stated below shall be summarily rejected without any explanation.
  5. The application form along with soft copy of the documents mentioned at pt 6 should be emailed to, subject of the mail should be “PhD application form of (Your Name) and Department.
  6. Please email your documents only from the email entered in the form. The document should be scanned (not a photo), properly oriented and arranged in the order given below:
    • A recent photograph of the candidate is to be fixed on the application.
    • Application fee receipt
    • Proof of date of birth
    • Educational qualifications, mark sheets and certificates in line with the filled online application form.
    • Caste certificate (SC/ST/OBC) in standard format issued by the Competent Authority. OBC certificate should be latest.
    • Self attested copy (1st page) of all research publications in Journals and Conferences (if any).
    • Disability certificate in standard format (in case of PWD candidates) issued by the Competent Authority.

Important Dates:

Last date of Application

Display of Shortlisted Candidate

Written test and interview

(Physical mode)

Publication of list


May 24, 2024

by 5:00 P.M.

May 29, 2023

June 7, 2024

Reporting Time: 10:00 A.M.

June 14,2023

24th to 28th June, 2024


No admit card will be sent and all information related to admission shall be communicated through the website. Visit regularly for announcements related to PhD admission.  The admission committee is fully responsible for the selection and their decision is final in the admission process.   


For further queries:

Contact: 9485177005



Nodal Officer, Visvesvaraya PhD scheme

NIT Meghalaya