Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering



Department of Mechanical Engineering aims to develop skills in, and awareness of, research methods that are practiced by Ph.D. students in engineering. The nature of the Ph.D. program depends on the career aspirations of the student. Students who aspire to join academia might want to go more into exploratory research, whereas students with industry in mind might want to focus more on practical aspects. Research forms an important part of developing critical understanding. students are expected to draw on independently sourced research and start outlining plans for their primary research. Adopting a writing style that is coherent, objective and supported by theoretical and specialist sources, students will present arguments for how their study might contribute to the current research, as well as the limitations of their methodology. It is expected that students will use the library in their own time in order to continue making use of theoretical and non-theoretical books, journals, magazines and newspapers.


The research methods are an integral part of the study, and its purpose is to explain how a scholar will conduct the research and which data collection and analysis methods will be used. Research Methods such as :

  • A framework of research including philosophies, assumptions, and theories
  • Methods, procedures and techniques used to enhance the reliability and validity of the research
  • Philosophical orientation of the research
  • The justification for choosing Ph.D. Research Methodology
  • Consideration and limitations of the research method


Research scholar must have a clear working hypothesis and research questions. In fact, preparing a research design is a challenging task and involves the following tasks such as :

  • Defining the basis of information such as qualitative or quantitative
  • Determine the subject of research which is basic or experimental
  • Identify sample design
  • Data collection Ph.D. research help
  • Plan for the data collection and analysis
  • Generalization and interpretation


A typical PhD normally involves:

  • The completion of a literature review .
  • Original research with the collection of results .
  • Producing a thesis that outlines the research conclusions .
  • Developing your thesis and submitting it as a written study as a dissertation.
  • Elaborating on your thesis in an oral exam or presentation.

The Ph.D. degree is typically split into three stages. By way of  illustration, a three-year Ph.D. may follow the following pattern:

  • First year – Research scholar will meet with the concerned supervisor to discuss about research proposal and agree an action plan with deadlines. Candidate then complete the literature review, in which he / she evaluate and critique existing works to inform the direction of the project and ensure of the research work will be original.
  • Second year – The scholar’s focus will shift to gathering results and developing the thesis, and potentially begin writing chapters of the thesis. He / She may also present the concerned worked out  results and ideas at academic conferences and  presentations or submit work for publication in an academic journal or book.
  • Third year – Primarily involves writing of thesis, though primary research may still be in progress. After the approval of  supervisor gives their approval, you’ll submit your thesis before undertaking a one to three-hour oral exam (viva voce) in which you’ll discuss and defend your thesis in the presence of at least one internal and external examiner.


All Ph.D. students are required to register and successfully complete a minimum course credits as per the Ph.D. rules of the Institute, details of which will be made available to the students at the time of admission. Curriculum and syllabus will be decided by the Research Scrutiny Committee (RSC). The RSC may consider full or partial remission of course work and residential requirement as considered appropriate in deserving cases.


A candidate is required to register with a specific faculty guide in a selected area of specialization at the time of enrolling for the programme with duly filled in application form along with documents and by paying the requisite fees. On successful completion of prescribed courses the candidate gets registered with effect from the date of enrollment or a semester later depending on the candidate’s qualification (M.Tech. or B.Tech.) as the case may be. Subsequently, registrations are renewed at the beginning of every semester, subject to satisfactory progress in work.


All candidates must have to submit the annual progress report of research work of their domain followed by a talk at the end of  academic year . On successful completion of progress seminar, as certified by RSC, the registration will be renewed for the next year. The registration of non-performing candidates may be terminated after due warning.


All scholars either in the institute or externally in any industry / institute after taking admission must visit website & complete registration formalities for every semester in the month of July and January each year


Facilities of research are offered by the department on approved topics leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Facilities exist for research and development works in the following areas of Mechanical Engineering are :

  • Tribology
  • Composite
  • Friction, Lubrication & Wear
  • IC Engine & Combustion Technology
  • Operations Research
  • Optimization
  • Welding Technology
  • CAD / CAM – CNC machining

Apart from above, the research work may be carried out in the various field , such as: Modelling and simulation, Robotics, Additive manufacturing, industry 4.0 and multidisciplinary research work, etc..

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