The minimum educational qualifications for admission to the Ph. D. Programme of the University shall be as follows:
Master's Degree or a Professional Degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions. The same criteria are also be applicable for Undergraduate degree. Candidates holding B.Tech. degree, are also eligible for the admission in Ph.D. programme in NIIT University provided the CGPA at the end of B.Tech. is more than 8.50.
In case of candidates holding a qualifying degree from foreign universities, registration for the Ph.D. will be confirmed after determination of equivalence by the relevant University body.
Candidates who have cleared the M. Phil. course work with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and successfully completing the M. Phil. Degree shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to the Ph. D. Degree in the same Institution in an integrated programme. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time.
Foreign nationals with degree from Indian Universities will be treated on par with Indian nationals for admission purposes. Foreign nationals with foreign degrees must meet the minimum educational requirements as given above equivalent to an Indian Master’s Degree in the relevant disciplines. In addition, they should have a valid GRE/GMAT/GATE /JMET/CAT/XAT/MAT/ATMA score or a UGC/CSIR NET/JRF or an equivalent examination score in the relevant discipline and should have cleared TOEFL. International students are expected to have a working knowledge of English.