Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for Applying to Fellow Programme

a. Regular Fulltime Candidates:

Candidate with Master’s degree or equivalent in Engineering/ Technology, Management, Economics, Commerce, Social Sciences, Life sciences and Pure Sciences with 60% aggregate marks (55% in case of SC/ST/PwD (Person with Disability) candidates) from recognized University/ Institution can apply.

Candidates appearing for their final examination in the respective disciplines can also apply, provided they qualify the above criteria for examinations appeared at the time of application and submit their result latest by September 30, 2018.

Projects/ Work Experience/Research Publications in these areas would be preferred. As per Govt. of India rules, reservation of seats exists for SC/ST/OBC-NC (Non-Creamy) and PwD candidates.

b. Sponsored Candidates:

In addition to the above eligibility criteria, candidates from Industry/ Academia must have two years of full time work experience as on the last date of application i.e. April 2, 2018. Such candidates, if selected, have to stay in the campus for one-year regular course work. Candidates need to produce sponsorship and relieving certificate from the employer as per the pro-forma available on the NITIE website.

No financial assistance shall be provided to the sponsored candidates.

Application Process

Interested and eligible candidates shall apply through ONLINE mode only and register themselves at Admissions Portalon “NITIE website” during the window of time provided in the advertisement for admission.

Application Fee is Rs.1000/- (Rs.500/- in case of SC/ST/PwD candidates) plus bank charges as applicable. This fee can be paid through payment gateway.

Instructions to fill the application form is available at Instructions to Apply Online.

At the time of application all candidates should submit their research proposal (Maximum 1500 words). In addition, all sponsored candidates should submit the sponsorship Certificate.

Selection Process

The selection of candidates for admission at NITIE, Mumbai is a three-step process.

Stage 1: Initial Screening and Shortlisting

In this first step, candidates are screened from among the candidates:

Who have applied to the Fellow Programme and paid the prescribed registration fee within the window of time specified and

Who have submitted the research proposal and

Who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the Fellow Programme

Candidates satisfying above requirements shall only be considered for further processing.

Further, shortlisting of candidates will be done based on the evaluation of Research Proposal invited during the application stage. Candidates shortlisted for admission to the Fellow Programme at NITIE will be intimated by email and/ or online notification only. Individual regret communication will not be sent to applicants.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for NITIE Admission Test, Writing Skill Test, Research Presentation and PI at NITIE, Mumbai. Shortlisted candidates must attend NITIE Admission Test, Writing Skill Test, Research Presentation and PI, otherwise they shall not be considered for the merit list preparation.

Stage 2: Selection Process for Shortlisted Candidates

a. NITIE Admission Test and Writing Skill Test

All shortlisted candidates will appear for the NITIE Admission Test and Writing Skill Test at the Institute. The NITIE admission test shall have three sections namely Analytical Skills, Logical Reasoning, and Research Aptitude. For Writing Skills, Fellow applicant will be asked to write summary (150 – 200 words) of research article.

b. Research Presentation and Personal Interview

All candidates have to appear for a Research Presentation and Personal Interview. Research Presentation will be based on the research proposal submitted by the fellow candidates. This would be followed by a personal interview which will be based on subject knowledge, motivation for doing research, communication skills.

Stage 3: Final Merit List

Final merit list – a composite score - shall be prepared based on the performance of the candidates in the different evaluation components such as written test, writing skill test, past academic achievements, research presentation and personal interview.

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