Puducherry Technological University

AICTE Doctoral Fellowship (ADF)

AICTE Doctoral Fellowship (ADF) for the Academic Year 2021-22.

Pondicherry Engineering College is an Institution promoted and fully funded by the Government of Puducherry (http://www.pec.edu/). The College was started in 1984 under the VII Five Year Plan. It is an autonomous Institution for the purposes of administration, staff recruitment and College development and is managed by a Board of Governors. The institute was upgraded to Puducherry Technological University (PTU) by the G.O.Ms.No.20 dated 3rd September 2020 with effect from 5th September 2020. The institute is approved research Centre for prestigious AICTE Doctoral Fellowship (ADF) academic year 2021-22.

Number of available fellowships is 03 (Electronics and Communication/ Electrical and Electronics - 01, Civil Engineering / Mechanical Engineering - 01, Computer Science and Engineering – 01). Roaster of Reservation issued by Government of India will be followed (OBC-01, Unreserved-02). The candidates interested in pursuing research in relevant areas may apply.

Online applications are invited from Post Graduate students in Engineering / Technology for admission to a full time Ph.D. program under AICTE Doctoral Fellowship scheme for the academic year 2021-22.

The interested candidates can submit the online application (www.pec.edu) form along with required relevant enclosures. The candidate should pay an application fee (online) of Rs.3000/- in respect of Open category, Rs.2000/- in respect of reserved category candidates (SC/ST/OBC) and Rs.1500/- in respect of differently able (PH) candidates

The detailed criteria for the award of fellowship

The fellowship/HRA/contingency will be granted to research scholars admitted in the Technical Universities in the identified thrust areas of the ADF scheme.

  • Technical Universities will admit candidates in their research programme as per their procedure following minimum eligibility criteria as prescribed by AICTE.

  • The candidate must have secured minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 7.5 on the scale of 10 (or 69.5% marks and above ) or equivalent at both Bachelors and Masters. In addition to above, the candidate should have qualified GATE/GPAT/NET during the last 5 years. For SC/ST/PH candidates, CGPA requirement will be 7.0 on the scale of 10 (or 64.5% marks and above) or equivalent.

  • The candidate should be less than 30 years of age as on the date of admission in respective Technical University. However, age relaxation of 5 years would be applicable to candidates belonging to SC/ST, women and physically challenged category in succession.

Duration of the Scheme

(a) The duration of the scheme shall be for a period of 3 Years. Normally, no further extension will be granted. In exceptional cases the duration is extendable by 1 year as a special case only on fulfilling the minimum eligibility and on the recommendation of University in the prescribed format duly filled in and signed for consideration of extension of fellowship beyond 3 years as per Annexure-B.

(b) The criteria for extension is that a candidate must fulfill the following conditions:

i) The candidate must score a minimum overall score of 10 marks under different parameters as prescribed in the format.

ii) Completed the Course work.

iii) Completion of the Registration of the Ph.D. Programme & approval of the Research proposal by the University.

iv) Must have published One paper in SCI/SCI-E/Scopus journal.

(c) The assessment shall be carried out by the concerned University for final recommendation for extension of fellowship of research scholars under AICTE Doctoral Fellowship (ADF) scheme for one more year after completion of 03 years of fellowship. On the basis of this recommendation AICTE will process for the release of fellowship for the extended period.

Scholars who failed to secure the minimum eligibility condition for extension of one year beyond 36 months may continue their Ph.D. programme beyond 36 months without any fellowship under ADF Scheme as per term & condition of respective Universities. In future, if they are able to complete the minimum requirement within 48 months from date of start of their fellowship, their case may be considered from that month upto the remaining period of the fellowship i.e. maximum upto 4 years.

Amount of Fellowship

The Fellowship will be Rs.31,000/- pm for the first two years followed by Rs. 35,000/- pm for the third year. HRA will be provided at the rate of 8%, 16% and 24% as per the Government of India (GoI) norms as applicable in the city/location where the Research Fellow is pursuing their research and are not provided any hostel accommodation in the institute. In addition, Contingency grant will be admissible to the Scholars at the rate of Rs.15,000/-per annum to meet the miscellaneous expenditures


Dr. M.Sudhakaran.,M.E.,Ph.D.,

Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering,

Nodal officer (AICTE- ADF),

Puducherry Technological University,


Email id: ptu_adf@pec.edu, sudhakaran@pec.edu

Mobile : 9994071997