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Program Overview

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
rashmi.phalnikar@mitwpu.edu.in

 
 

Eligibility

Eligibility and selection process is as per UGC notification 5th May 2016 (Minimum standards and procedure for the award of M. Phil/Ph.D. degree regulations 2016) and 1st amendment by UGC on 27th Aug 2018 and 2nd amendment on 16th Oct 2018.Subject to the conditions stipulated in these regulations, the following persons are eligible to seek admission to the Ph.D. program :

  • Master’s Degree holders satisfying the criteria stipulated below

    Candidates for admission to the PhD program shall have a 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.

    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, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures.

  • 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

  • A person whose M.Phil. dissertation has been evaluated and the viva voce is pending may be admitted to the Ph.D. program of the same Institution

  • Candidates possessing a Degree considered equivalent to M.Phil. Degree of an Indian Institution, 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, shall be eligible for admission to Ph.D. program.

Selection Process 

  • MIT-WPU is looking for bright and dedicated scholars interested in research to join us as Ph.D. scholars for Academic Year 2020-21. Prospective students satisfying the eligibility criterion are encouraged to apply for Ph.D. Programme on www.mitwpu.edu.in

  • Candidates satisfying eligibility criteria will be informed to appear for the Ph.D. entrance test conducted by MIT-WPU as per the UGC guidelines. University may decide separate terms and conditions for Ph.D. entrance test for those students who qualify UGC-NET ( Including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET ( including JRF)/SLET/GATE/Teacher fellowship holder or have passed M. Phil programme.

  • The Ph.D. entrance test shall be qualifying with qualifying marks as 50% provided that relaxation from 50% to 45% shall be allowed for the candidates belongs to SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/Differently abled category in the entrance examination conducted by the university
    The syllabus of entrance test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific.

  • The interview/viva-voce will be conducted by the university for test qualifying candidates. For the selection of candidates, a weightage of 70% to the entrance test and 30 % to the performance in the interview/Viva-voce shall be given

 

PhD Entrance Test Syllabus

Please note that though this is the fee structure for the year 2020 - 2021, it remains unchanged for the years 2021 - 2022. 

Ph.D. Fees structure for AY 2021-22

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Course Overview

There is an ever-growing need for comprehensive technical education, research and consulting activities all around the sphere. Hence, demand for scholars will continue to climb in the country for many more decades to come.

Program Highlights

Research Advisory Committee with experts having international repute
Opportunity for Research Paper publication and presentation in Research Journals of MIT-WPU
Internship/Hand on experience with Industry
Opportunity to be Research Associate with MIT-WPU

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Title: Performance Evaluation of Tuned Liquid Dampers on the Seismic Response of R.C.C. building Principal Investigator: Sunil S PimplikarCo-Investigator: Sandeep C PotnisSanctioned Date : 10/02/2015Total Fund Sanctioned:- 170000 ...

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Co-Principal Investigator: Mahesh M. Makwana Title: Fostering Research culture and raising infrastructure for ResearchDate of Commencement and Period of funding: 1 April 2017 Two yearsAmount (Rs.) : 14,00,000Funding Agency : AICTE RPS sc ...

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