PhD-Regular

Department

Research Areas

Eligibility

Civil Engineering

1.Structural Engineering

A. Corrosion deterioration in RC structures - assessment and retrofitting

B. Effect of localized damage on seismic response of RC framed structures

C. Utilising waste in civil engineering applications

D. Condition Assessment and Evaluation of Bridges

E. Impact and Blast Load Analysis of Structures

F. Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analysis in Structural Engineering

G. Community Resilience and Post Earthquake Disaster Recovery Models

H. Seismic Evaluation and Retrofitting of Buildings

Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures

Seismic Vulnerability and Risk Assessment of Structures

2.Geotechnical Engineering

A. Wave propagation in jointed rocks

B. Utilization of rice husk ash, bagasse ash and bottom ash as backfill material in highway embankment

 

3.Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering

Surface Water Hydrology

Climate Modelling

Groundwater Hydrology

Analytical Modeling of Subsurface Flow

4.Transportation Engineering

5.Environmental Engineering

a)Air pollution

b)Control of Pollution from agro waste, bio fuel and e-Waste

c)Nanotechnology based pollution control

d) Emerging Contaminants

e) Contaminant Transport Processes

f) Eco-friendly Technologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment

6. Geomatics

Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering followed by a Masters degree in an appropriate area with consistently good academic background. 

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Computer Science and Engineering

1.Computer Architecture

2.Audio/Video/Image Analysis

3.Theoretical Computer Science

4.Wireless Networking

5.Game Theory

6. Medical image analysis

7. IoT, Wireless Sensor Networks and VANETs

8. Human-computer Interaction

9. Spatial Databases

10. Systems and applications

11. Data Science and Machine Learning

 

M.Tech./M.E/M.S. (or an equivalent qualification) in computer science and engineering (or equivalent degree) with 60% marks (or 6.5 grade point out of 10) (55% marks for SC/ST).

OR

Exceptional candidates with B. Tech/B.E degree in computer science and engineering or related area with valid GATE score.

 * Candidate with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and engineering or related field from any IIT with minimum 8.00 CGPA/CPI out of 10.0 are exempted from requirement of GATE qualification.

** Candidates who are currently studying in final year of their B.Tech/BE program should apply under Direct PhD program (as per Direct PhD norms).

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Electrical Engineering

Research Areas:

1. Microelectronics and VLSI Design;

2. Signal,  Image and Video Processing;

3. Wireless Communication, Wireless  Networks, Antennas for Smart RF and millimeter-wave systems, Wireless Power Transmission, IoT, Artificial Intelligence in Communication; Network security;

4. Signal, Image and Video Processing Techniques for Non-destructive Testing and Non-invasive Imaging Applications;

5. Renewable Energy integration;

6. High Voltage Engineering; Nano-dielectrics

7. Smart and Micro-grids;

8. Power System Dynamics and Control; 9. Power Electronics, Electric Machines and Drives

10. Electric Vehicle Technologies

11. Power System Optimization

 

M.Tech/M.E./M.S. in Electrical/ Electronics/ Communications/ Computer Science/ Instrumentation / Control Engineering or equivalent or Microelectronics/Solid-state Technology/MEMS/Nano Science/Nano Technology/Material Science/Engineering Physics or equivalent, relevant to the area of research with minimum 60% of marks (OR  6.5 grade point out of 10) (55% marks OR 6.0 grade point for SC/ST).

OR

Candidates having B.Tech/B.E qualification in Electrical/Electronics/Communications/ Computer Science/ Instrumentation / Control Engineering or equivalent or Microelectronics/Solid-state Technology/MEMS/Nano Science/Nano Technology/Material Science/Engineering Physics or equivalent, and having a CGPA/CPI score of 8.00 (out of 10.0) and above with valid GATE score can apply for admission to PhD programme.

OR

A candidate with a Bachelor's degree from any IIT and having a CGPA/CPI score of 8.00 (out of 10.0) and above can apply for admission to PhD programme. Such candidates are exempted from requirement of GATE qualification.

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Chemical Engineering

1. Dynamics of active suspensions, active gel; granular materials

2.Heterogeneous Catalysis, Reaction Kinetics and modeling, Biomass Conversion, Renewable Energy Production, CO2 Utilization

3.Particulate engineering, complex fluids

4.Process Systems Engineering, Energy and Environment

5.Multiscale modeling

6. Nanobubble technology for water treatment, multiphase transport in non-Newtonian fluids

7. Soft Matter Engineering and Microfluidics

8. Synthesis of Janus nanoparticles grafted with polymer brushes

9. Fluid confinement effects in porous materials

10. Interfacial fluid mechanics, Multiphase flows, Wetting dynamics

11. Granular Matter, Complex Fluids, Soft Condensed Matter and related Solid Mechanics, Colloidal Gel Rheology, Jamming and Glass transition

12. Polymers, Water treatment, Nanomaterials, Hydrogels and aerogels

13. Computational Catalysis, Reaction Engineering, Molecular modelling-based catalyst design, Biomass to Chemicals, CO2 valorization to chemicals

The following is Eligibility Criteria of Chemical Engineering department for PhD admission)

PhD Regular/ External/ Part-time:

Master's degree in Chemical/ Biochemical/ Petroleum/ petrochemical/ Polymer Engineering or Technology or a Master's degree by Research in Chemical/ Biochemical/ Petroleum/ petrochemical/ Polymer Engineering or Technology. Candidates must have obtained at least 60% marks (or 6.5 CGPA) (55% marks or 6.0 CGPA for SC/ST) in their Master's. In addition, the candidates must also have BTech/BE in any of the aforementioned disciplines.

PhD Direct:

Exceptional candidates having B.Tech/B.E (Chemical Engineering) qualification with valid GATE score can apply for direct admission to PhD program.

OR

A candidate with a Bachelors degree (Chemical Engineering) from any IIT and having a CGPA/CPI score of 8.00 (out of 10.0) and above are exempted from requirement of GATE qualification to apply.

 

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Mechanical Engineering

1. Design and Analysis

2. Production and Manufacturing

3. Thermo-fluids

 

 

*For more details on research areas, candidates are advised to visit the department website of therelevant faculty members. The selection criteria may be different in three specializations

depending on the number of applications received.

1) Master's degree in Engineering/Technology or a Master's degree by Research in Engineering/Technology. Candidates must have obtained at least 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA out of 10 in their Master's.

OR

2) Master's degree in Sciences with a valid score in GATE/UGC/ CSIR/NET/NBHM or equivalent qualification. Candidates must have obtained at least 65% marks or 7 CGPA out of 10 in their Master's.

OR

3) Exceptional candidates having B.Tech/B.E degree with at least 65% marks or 7 CGPA out of 10 and valid GATE score can apply for PhD programme. The candidate who are in final year (seventh semester) of their B.Tech/BE program should apply under Direct PhD program (as per Direct PhD norms).

OR

A candidate with a Bachelor's degree from any IIT and having a CGPA score of 8.00 out of 10 and above are exempted from requirement of GATE to apply.

The relaxation in eligibility and reservation for SC/ST/OBC/PwD will be as per the rules of Govt. of India.

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Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

(MME)

1. Physical Metallurgy

2. Mechanical Metallurgy

3. Materials Processing

4. Modeling of Steelmaking Processes

5. Computational Materials Engineering: Computational (FEM) Fracture mechanics, Materials

Informatics and Atomistic Modelling

6. Functional Materials: Biomaterials and Bio-inspired Materials, Energy Materials, High Temperature

Materials, Nano Materials, Polymers and Ceramic Materials

7. Device Design and Nano Technology

 

 

 

Master's degree in relevant Engineering/Technology or a Master's degree by Research in relevant Engineering/Technology. Candidates must have obtained at least 60% marks (or 6.5 Grade Point out of 10) in their Master's; 55% marks or 6.0 CGPA for SC/ST.

 

OR

Exceptional candidates with B.Tech./B.E. degree in relevant Engineering/Technology or Master's degree in Sciences with a minimum CGPA/CPI score of 8.00 (out of 10.0) or 75% marks with a valid score in GATE/UGC/CSIR/NET or other equivalent national exam. A candidate with a Bachelor's degree from any IIT and having a CGPA/CPI score of 8.00 (out of 10.0) or above are exempted from requirement of GATE qualification to apply.

* Candidates who are currently studying in final year of their B.Tech/B.E. program should apply under Direct PhD program

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PhD In Sciences

Department

Research Areas

Eligibility

Chemistry

1. Organic Synthesis

2. Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis

3. Inorganic and Organometallics and Material synthesis chemistry

4. Physical Organic Chemistry

5. Biomaterials

6. Sensors, Supramolecular Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

7. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry

8. Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

9. Batteries (Li-ion, Na-ion and metal-air), Electrocatalysis, Electrochemical Biosensor

10. Magnetic Resonance: Quantum Spin Dynamics and Experiments

11. Polymer Chemistry

12. Inorganic, Organometallic synthesis and Catalysis

Masters or equivalent degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry/ Materials Science and Technology/Pharmaceutical Sciences/Biotechnology/Physics or relevant areas with First Class (6.5 grades point out of 10) or 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST).

Candidates meeting this requirement must also fulfill one of the following additional requirements with valid

a) GATE Qualification

b) UGC/CSIR-NET or Equivalent qualification.

c) DST-INSPIRE or other national fellowship

Candidates with M. Tech or equivalent with First Class (6.5 grades point out of 10) or 60% marks are exempted from requirement of GATE qualification

 

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Mathematics

 

1. Financial Mathematics

2. Numerical Analysis

3. Mathematical Modelling

4. Stochastic Process

5. Probability and Statistics

6. Operator Theory

7. Functional Analysis

8. Complex Analysis

 

Masters Degree in Mathematics/Statistics/Theoretical Computer Science or equivalent Masters Degree with First Class (60% marks or 6.5 grades point out of 10 ),  55% marks or 6.0 grades point out of 10 for SC/ST.

Candidates  meeting this requirement must also fulfill one of the following additional requirements with valid:

a) GATE Qualification

b) UGC-NET-JRF/CSIR-NET-JRF qualified or NBHM or equivalent qualification.

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Physics

1. Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science (Experiment)

2. Optics and Photonics (Theory and Experiment)

3. Quantum Information Science (Theory)

 

Master's or equivalent degree in Physics or relevant subject / B. Tech. in Engineering Physics with First Class (6.5 grades point out of 10) or 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST) or MTech in relevant areas

Candidates meeting above requirement must also fulfill one of the following qualification with valid certificate:

a) GATE

b) UGC/CSIR-NET(JRF)

c) DST-INSPIRE Fellowship

 

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PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences

Research Areas

 

Eligibility

 

1.Cognitive Science: Cognitive science of language, EEG, Language comprehension

2.Economics:Macro, finance, Banking, Monetary economics, Climate economics, International Economics, FDI and Technology Spillover, Agglomeration and Urban Economics

3. Literature: Film Studies, Speculative and Subversive Literature

4.Management:Consumer Behavior, Brand management

5. Philosophy: Philosophy of Science, Logic, Epistemology, Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics of Self, Aesthetics

6.Psychology:Applied Psychology (Counselling Psychology: Addictive behaviours& Emotion Regulation)

 

Master's degree in Cognitive Science, Economics, English Literature, Linguistics, Management, Philosophy, and Psychology with 55% (or 6.0 grade point out of 10).

OR

Bachelors or equivalent degree in Engineering from any of the IITs/NITs or any other Institute of National Importancewith minimum of 55% (or 6 grade points out of 10)

Candidates meeting one of these requirements must also fulfil one of the following additional requirements:

a) UGC/CSIR- NET or GATE or equivalent qualification

b) DST-INSPIRE Fellowship

OR

Candidates with Bachelors in Engineering/Technology from any of the IITs and having CGPA/CPI Score of 8 (out of 10) are exempted from GATE requirement.

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PhD in CBME

Centre

Research Areas

Eligibility

Biomedical Engineering

 

1. Cancer Biology.

2. Immunology of Infectious disease, vaccine and Gut medicine.

3. Cellular Plasticity in Cancer.

4. Applied machine learning.

5. Biomedical Photonics.

6. Biomaterials, Tissue engineering, Nano medicine.

7. Bone and tissue mechanics.

8. Cancer Therapy (using minimally invasive thermal ablative techniques).

9. Biosensors, protein based biosensors.

10. Computational neuroimaging, Cognitive neuroscience.

11. Image Processing, Medical imaging, Healthcare Apps and Analytics.

 

1. A master's degree in engineering (ME / MTech) or medicine (MD) or pharmaceutical sciences (MPharm) or veterinary science (MVSc) or dental surgery (MDS), with a minimum of 60 percent marks (6.5 grade points on a scale of 10). Relaxation for SC/ST candidates as per GOI rules

Or

 2. A master's degree in sciences (MSc / MS) or equivalent, with a minimum of 60 percent marks (6.5 grade points on a scale of 10). A valid GATE score or qualified in UGC/CSIR/NET/INSPIRE fellowship, or equivalent. Relaxation for SC/ST candidates as per GOI rules

 Or

 3. A bachelor's degree in engineering (BE /BTech) or pharmacy (BPharm), with a minimum of 65 percent marks (7.0 grade points on a scale of 10) and a valid GATE score. A bachelor's degree from an IIT with a minimum of 8 grade points on a scale of 10 points without GATE. Relaxation for SC/ST candidates as per GOI rules

Or

4. A MBBS, BVSc, or BDS, with a minimum of 65 percent marks (7.0 grade points on a scale of 10). Relaxation for SC/ST candidates as per GOI rules.

 

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