A student seeking an admission to Ph.D. Programme of the University is required to have minimum educational qualification as mentioned hereunder:
For research in an area of Engg./Technology
First Class/CPI of 6.5/ aggregate 60% marks either at B. Tech. or at M. Tech./M.E. equivalent level, & M. Tech./M.E. or equivalent in appropriate area
For research in an area of Sciences
First Class/CPI of 6.5/ aggregate 60% marks in M.Sc. or equivalent level equivalent in appropriate area
For research in an area of Management
First Class/CPI of 6.5/ aggregate 60% marks either at a Bachelor degree or at M.B.A. / M.Tech./M.E./A.C.A./A.I.C.W.A./A.C.S. level equivalent level, & M.B.A./ M.Tech./M.E./A.C.A./A.I.C.W.A./A.C.S.
For research in an area related to Liberal Studies
(English Language & Literature, Public Administration and Public Policy, Economics, Psychology, Political Science, & International Relations)
M. A. with aggregate 55% or its equivalent in an appropriate area.
School of Solar Energy: Thin films, Photo Voltaic, Materials for Solar Cell, High capacity Li ion battery and Super capacitors, Data validation of megawatt scale Solar PV power plant, DSSC
School of Technology:
Elect. Engg.: Power System Protection; Power electronics, Electrical machines, Image and Video Processing, Computer Vision, Embedded Systems
Civil Engg.: Geotechnical Engg, Water Resources and Hydraulics
Sciences: Solid State Physics, Material Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Atmospheric Science.
Mech. Engg.: Metallurgy, Welding, Thermal Engineering,
Renewable Energy: Biodiesel, wind energy, solar hybrid technology, Solar thermal applications; Thermal and Fluid Engineering: Water desalinization, refrigeration system, waste heat recovery, Experimental techniques, heat transfer, wall condensation, flow through porous media, multiphase transport phenomenon, turbo-machines, advanced optimization techniques, finite element analysis, condition monitoring, advanced welding processes, Metallurgical Engineering
Biofuels; polymer composites and blends
School of Petroleum Technology: Petroleum Engg., Petroleum Refining, Enhanced Oil recovery, Earth Science, Geo Physics, Paleontology, Exploration Geology, PetroPhysics, Geothermal Energy, Shale gas, Petrology, GeoChemistry, Petro Geo Sciences, Reservoir Engg., Hydrocarbon research & Exploration.
School of Petroleum Management: Marketing, Management, HRM, Organizational Behavior
School of Liberal Studies: English Language & Literature, Public Policy & Public Administration, Economics, Psychology, Political Science, International Relations
CATEGORIES OF Ph.D. STUDENTS:
The University admits students for Ph. D. programme under the following categories:
This category refers to the candidates who work full time for their Ph.D. and may receive fellowship/assistantship from the University as per its policy or fellowship from CSIR/UGC or any other recognized funding agency or may be self financed.
SPONSORED STUDENTS (FULL-TIME):
A candidate in the category is sponsored by a recognized R&D organization, national institute, academic institution, govt. organization or industry for doing research in PDPU on a full time basis. He is required to have at least two years of working experience in the respective field. He will not receive any financial support from the University. Sponsorship letter (Form-I) should be attached with the application.
PROJECT STAFF (PART-TIME):
This category refers to the candidates who are working on sponsored projects in any School of the University and admitted to the Ph.D. programme. The duration of the project at the time of admission should be at least 2 years.
LOCALLY & PROFESSIONALLY EMPLOYED PERSONNEL (PART-TIME):
This category refers to the candidates who are locally and professionally employed personnel. These candidates should be able to meet supervisor(s) regularly in the University for the guidance on their research work. The applicant must be a regular employee of a recognized R&D organization, national institute, academic institution, government organization or industry at the time of admission and be engaged in professional work in the discipline in which admission is sought. No financial assistance will be provided by the University to such students. “No Objection” Certificate from the Head of the Institute/Organization in which he is employed (Form-II) must be enclosed at the time of application.
SPONSORED STUDENTS (EXTERNAL REGISTRATION)(PART TIME):
This category refers to candidates employed in R&D organizations related to Science, Technology, & Engineering having adequate research facilities. The research work leading to the Ph.D. degree may be carried out largely in the parent organization of the candidate under a Local Supervisor from the organization but with the overall guidance and advice provided by a faculty member of the University (School Supervisor) under whom he is registered. The appointment of the Local Supervisor is to be reported to the Director General of the University through the Director of the concerned School of the University for final approval. Sponsorship certificate from the Head of the organization where the candidate is employed. (Form III) is required to be enclosed at the time of application. No financial assistance from the University will be provided to such students.
UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES (PART-TIME):
Full time employees (Regular/Contractual) of the University may be sponsored as part-time students by the Director General, on recommendation of the School-Director & the Dean of the concerned Faculty.
Rs.45, 000/- per semester (except Hostel, Mess, Transportation and alike)
Other incidental fees shall be chargeable from time to time.
The second semester fees shall be collected in installment of Rs.8000/- per month during the first semester from the financial assistance given to the students if any by the University; the collection of the third and fourth semester fees shall be collected in the same pattern.
Library Deposit Rs.5000/-
Caution Money Deposit Rs.10, 000/-
Financial Assistance for the Full Time candidates:
Research fellowships may be available to a few students on merit basis.
Up to first two years: Rs.12,000/- per month as Research Fellowship
Rs.08,000/- per month as Teaching Assistantship
In the third year: Rs.14,500/- per month as Fellowship
Rs.08,000/- per month as Teaching Assistantship
After third year, the financial assistance may continue subject to the scrutiny by the Doctoral Committee, but not beyond the fourth year.
The candidates admitted to pursue Ph. D. on full time basis in the research areas of Sciences and areas under School of Liberal Studies may be granted the fellowships mentioned above on merit basis provided they have a valid UGC NET/CSIR-UGC NET score.
M.E. / M.Tech. qualified candidates admitted to pursue Ph. D. on full time basis in the research areas of Engg. & Technology may be granted the fellowships mentioned above on merit basis.
The candidates admitted to pursue Ph. D. on full time basis in the research areas of Management may be granted the fellowships mentioned above on merit basis provided they have valid CAT score with a minimum of 60 percentile
Rs.8000/- per month as Teaching Assistantship may be offered to the candidates admitted to pursue Ph. D. on full time basis, as per the requirement of the University.
No other Financial Assistance/Aid will be given to the students.
The continuance of the financial assistance from semester to semester shall be subject to the discipline, punctuality and academic review of the candidate.