Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering programme shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years. Extension beyond the above limits will be governed by the relevant clauses as stipulated in the Statute/Ordinance of the individual Institution concerned.
Candidates with the following qualifications are eligible for admission to Ph.D.
Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology, Architecture or a Master’s degree by research in Engineering/Technology with a minimum CGPA of 6.5 are eligible for admission to the PhD program with the stipulation that admission to the Master's program should have been based on a valid GATE score.
Masters degree in Basic Sciences or Mathematics with a minimum CGPA of 6.5. Such candidates should have qualified through national level examinations such as UGC-CSIR NET to be eligible for admission to Ph.D.
For Ph.D in Management, candidates should have a Masters degree or equivalent PG Diploma in Management with a minimum CGPA of 6.0. They should, in addition, have a Bachelors degree with a good academic record and should have qualified in national level examinations such as CAT/JMET/XAT/MAT/ATMA/GATE/UGC.
SC/ST candidates and differently abled persons are eligible for admission with a minimum CGPA of 5.5 at Master’s level in all the cases (i) to (iii) above. Other conditions remain the same as those for the general category candidates. The following are exempted from the requirement of GATE or UGC-CSIR NET or CAT/JMET/XAT/MAT/ATMA/GATE/UGC for the purpose of registering for PhD:
Candidates with Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology /Architecture or Masters degree in Basic Sciences/Mathematics or Masters degree/equivalent PG Diploma in Management together with a Bachelors degree and have three years of teaching experience in AICTE approved colleges or NBA accredited departments.
Those with educational qualifications as in (a) above and having minimum three years’ experience in a reputed industry as assessed by the University.
Candidates who have fellowship/scholarship support from any Government Agency.
The applications for the research program shall be invited by the University twice a year to enable admissions in the months of July and January. The Departments and affiliated colleges may receive applications and forward them to the University. The University shall decide the selection procedure for admission. The selection shall be through discipline wise common written tests and/or personal interview as decided by the University from time to time. The selection of the candidate is the responsibility of the University department or the College subject to the instructions of the University from time to time and from case to case and subject to ratification by the University. Selection of the candidate will be provisional until the final approval by the University.