Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad

Ph.D Civil Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad

Also known as: IIT Palakkad

Important Dates

For all Exams Accepted by this Course
Dates Events
19 Apr, 2019 Form Submission| Mode: online
20 Mar, 2019 Form Availablity| Mode: online

Course Details

  • Mode: Full time
  • Duration: 6 Years

Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering is a full-time research degree course offered by the Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad. Duration varies from 3 to 6 years, the student has to finish course between the timeline to obtain a Ph.D. degree.

Structural engineering: Buckling and post-buckling of open sections, cold-formed steel structural members, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete.

Geotechnical Engineering: Foundation engineering, strength and deformation behavior of soil, Geosynthetics and Ground improvement techniques, Geotechnical &Geoenvironmental engineering.

Water Resource Engineering: Hydrological modeling and uncertainty analysis, climate and land use change modeling.

The research-oriented lab facilities listed below (but not limited to) will be procured/developed within six months:

Structural Engineering: 100kN & 500kN Servo-hydraulic UTMs, Actuators:100 kN (3Nos.), 250kN (3Nos.), and 500kN(2 Nos) 2D & 3D testing frames, Data Acquisition Systems, Shake Table, Load Controlled UTMs: 3MN, 5MN, and 10MN

Geotechnical Engineering: Servo controlled monotonic/cyclic triaxial testing system, consolidation test apparatus, Direct shear apparatus, Flexible wall permeameter, and various geosynthetics testing equipment.

General computational facilities: Various analysis and design software, Finite Element Method software, Spatial data analysis software, and High performance computing cluster of the Institute. General workshop: Lathe, milling, grinding and drilling machines, welding, power tools, etc.

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Admission Process

Eligible candidates possessing the minimum educational qualifications and satisfying additional criteria set by the Institute from time to time, will be called for an Interview and/or Test by the Selection Committees of the respective departments. 

For candidates who have obtained PG degree 10 years earlier as on the last date prescribed for receipt of the completed application, a departmental test may be conducted. 

Based on the academic record and the performance of the candidates in the interview and/or test, the Departmental Selection Committee will recommend to the Chairman, Senate the names of candidates found suitable for admission to the Ph.D. Programme. 

Eligibility Criteria

(a) Candidates with a Master's degree in Engineering/Technology or a Master's degree by Research in Engineering/Technology with a good academic record. 

(b) Candidates with Master's degree in Sciences with a good academic record and of exceptional merit are eligible for the relevant Engineering discipline. They should have a valid GATE score or UGC/CSIR-NET/NBHM or equivalent qualification in the relevant area tenable for the year of registration. 

(c) Candidates who have qualified for the award of Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology from a Centrally Funded Technical Institute (CFTI) with an exceptionally good academic record in an eligible discipline will be considered for direct admission to Ph.D. provided he/she has a minimum CGPA of 8/10 (7.5 for OBC- NCL and 7.0 for SC/ST/PwD on a 10.0 point scale)

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