MIT-WPU believes that Research is an essential part of higher education system and is critical to societal development. It generates knowledge, provides useful information, and helps decision-making, among many other benefits. In view of the long tradition of academic excellence and under the guidelines prescribed by the University Grants Commission, MIT WPU offers the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) under the Faculty of Engineering and Technology.
The following schools offer Ph.D. and have excellent research facilities and expertise for the research scholars.
School of Computer Engineering and Technology
School of Electronics and Communication Engineering
School of Civil Engineering
School of Mechanical Engineering
School of Petroleum, Polymer and Chemical Engineering
School of Civil Engineering
The doctor of philosophy program (PhD) in Civil Engineering at MITWPU, Pune provides a platform to students for exploring their research skills in a specialized area and to develop a dissertation that embodies the results of original research and gives evidence of high merit. The School of Civil Engineering, MITWPU, Pune offer a unique opportunity to students for acquiring a systematic and critical understanding of a complex field of learning and specialized research skills in core aspects of civil engineering to advance learning and/or professional practice.
The faculty at school of Civil Engineering comprising a multi-disciplinary team, attempts to deliver industry relevant, original solutions in an ethical and sustainable way. The team, through its doctoral program endeavours to develop engineering solutions that make a difference to society. Many peer reviewed articles and patents are published by the faculty as an outcome of doctoral research.
Research-oriented and focused on the latest developments in the discipline, our program equips the students with skills for advancements in civil engineering research careers in the private sector. It also prepares them to enhance their teaching skills at the university level, ensuring that most recent advancements in the field are shared with a new generation of civil engineers. The research is strongly supported by state of art experimental and computational facilities, many of which are procured through research grants from reputed organizations including AICTE, MOUs with recognized academic institutes like Politecnico De Milano of Italy and industries.
Broad areas of research available at the school include structural engineering; construction & management; environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, and tunnel engineering. The structural engineering team also offers research opportunities in latest technology such as tensegrity structures and biomechanics. The team expertise is reinforced by the latest equipment available in the laboratory including servo dynamics shake table, waste concrete characterization test set ups and many more. The laboratories are equipped with modern computational software needed for analysis & design.
The construction & management group focuses on diverse research areas in construction as well as management. The team engages in active research focusing on conventional as well as sustainable road construction, contracts and quality management and the like. Some new areas like impact of geopathic stress on road accidents are also being explored in the school. The computational facilities are strengthened with most of the available project management software.
The environmental engineering faculty team is exploring a wide array of potential thrust areas including the conventional topics of monitoring and analysis of ambient air and water. The environmental group is attempting to analyse safe recycling practices for e-waste and lithium ion batteries (which are used in electric vehicles), including assessing the risk of occupational exposure due to unsafe handling & recycling practices.
The school boasts to offer a unique opportunity for research in tunnel engineering. The existing PG program in tunnel engineering is further being strengthened through doctoral research in topics like risk assessment in tunneling, design of segmental lining, seismic analysis of tunnels, etc. The program supports collection of field data through study tours at a variety of tunneling sites and provides Rocscience RS2 and RS3 software for analysis.
Ph.D. Admission related queries, contact :
Dr. Rashmi Phalnikar
PhD coordinator, Faculty of Engineering