Mahindra University, notified by the Government of Telangana vide Telangana Ordinance No. 1 of 2020 dated 20th May 2020, announces the launch of its 4th Batch of Ph.D. admissions in the Spring 2022 Semester starting in January, 2022.


PHD Programs

Mahindra University, notified by the Government of Telangana vide Telangana Ordinance No. 1 of 2020 dated 20th May 2020, announces the launch of its 4th Batch of Ph.D. admissions in the Spring 2022 Semester starting in January, 2022.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is acknowledged to be the highest university degree that is conferred on a doctoral student, who successfully defends her/his Ph.D. thesis in front of a panel of experts in the field appointed by the University after having spent a stipulated time and having achieved publications in reputed international journals and conferences.

The first year would require the Ph.D. candidate to go through a set of prescribed course work followed by initiation to research and comprehensive examination and carrying out actual research with the Ph.D. Adviser. The journey to earning Ph.D. degree typically goes through a cycle of four phases involving preparation, challenges, small and big successes and ultimate joy of successful defense of the written thesis. Completion of a thesis, depending on individual performance, typically may take about 4 years.

Specialized areas in which Ph.D. students, if found suitable, would be admitted in Spring 2022 Semester

  • Physics:Solar Cell; Spintronic Devices; Dielectric Metasurfaces, Integrated Quantum devices, Liquid crystal microfluidics, Multifunctional materials and devices, Quantum Computing, Guided Wave Photonics and Fiber Optics; and Neutrino Physics
  • Civil Engineering:Geotechnical Engineering; Sustainable/recycled/secondary pavement materials, Transportation Engineering; Transportation Planning-Analysis of travel behavior, Geopolymer concrete; Structural Engineering of Heritage Structures and Civil Structural Health Monitoring with sensors; Advanced Structural Cementitious Composites; Earthquake proof civil structures Environmental engineering – bio-gas production and Waste Water treatment, and Water Resources – Hydrological Modelling, Engineered Bamboo, Monitoring corrosion of Infrastructure, Sustainable materials.
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering/Electronic and Computers Engineering:Cyber Security to DC grids, Electrical Vehicles, Solar Photo Voltaic Systems; Digital Video Broadcasting transmitter- receiver design; 5G and beyond wireless communication systems and Applications of Deep Learning; Cognitive radio; Nanomaterials; and Gas sensors, VLSI Circuit & System Design, Adiabatic Memory Design, In-Memory computing using SRAM for AI applications, VLSI for Signal & Image Processing, Converters for Battery Charging; Power Quality; Power conditioning; Power supplies; Distributed generation, and Renewable energy.
  • Chemistry:Machine learning force fields for molecular dynamics simulations, Redox Flow Batteries, 2D Nanomaterials for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production.
  • Mathematics:Numerical Analysis; Differential Equations; Image Processing; Stochastic Control; Probability and Statistics; Fluid Dynamics; Operations Research; Finite Group Theory; Numerical Linear Algebra; and Machine Learning.
  • Mechanical Engineering:Computational Mechanics, Theoretical solid mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Combustion, Robotics, Advanced Materials, Advanced/Smart manufacturing
  • Computer Science and Engineering:High-Performance Computing; Social Network Analysis; Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning; Deep Learning; Cyber-Physical Systems; Computer Vision and Image Processing; Natural Language Processing; Computational Intelligence; Theoretical Computer Science; Big Data Computing; Computer Architecture; Computer Networks; Network Security; Cyber Security; Wireless Sensor Networks.
  • Entrepreneurship:Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Start-ups and Technology Entrepreneurship.
  • Humanities and Social Sciences:English Literature; American Literature; Indian Writing in English; Indian Writings in Translation; Post- Colonial Studies; Women’s Writing; Cultural Studies; English Language Education (ELE); English as Second Language Education (ESL); Intercultural and International Communication; Strategic Management; Gandhian Ethics; Professional Ethics, Philosophical Logic; Philosophy of Science and Technology.


Important Dates

Last Date for submission of applications31st Dec, 2021
Shortlisting of candidates for interview3rd Jan, 2022
Online interviews for selection5th-7th Jan, 2022
Announcement of Results12th Jan, 2022
Commencement of the Spring 2021 Semester Teaching1st Feb 2022
*Subject to revision
The Mahindra Edge

Ph.D. students at Mahindra University would have great opportunities for interdisciplinary research by working closely with our faculty, some of who are at the forefront of their fields (may like to check faculty profiles on our website). Our research infra-structure in terms of state-of-the art laboratories in science and engineering are of high quality and are being continually upgraded. Government of India funding agencies like SERB, BRNS, DRDO, MeitY, etc., have already funded several research projects as well as international collaboration projects granted by DST’s International Division.

Ph.D. programs are offered in Engineering and Applied Sciences. For those who wish to pursue liberal arts at Ph.D. level, we have a strong Humanities and Social Sciences program, which is backed by high-quality Media and Design Thinking laboratories and Entrepreneurship cell.

Eligibility Criteria

Admission Process

Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Science/Humanities/Social Sciences with a minimum CGPA of 6.00 on a 10-point scale or 60% marks in aggregate. Full time students who do not possess M.Tech. or equivalent degree and instead possess B.Tech. or equivalent degree with a minimum CGPA of 7.00 on a 10-point scale or 70% aggregate marks are required to have a valid GATE score or UGC/CSIR/DBT/INSPIRE Fellowship Examination for Sciences/Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines.

The requirement of GATE/National examination can be waived off for possible admission to Ph.D. programs for all graduates from Centrally Funded Technical Institutes with a B.Tech./B.E./Integrated M.Sc. (or any other program of minimum four years duration, admission to which was on the basis of JEE) with CGPA of 8.00 and above at the time of graduation.

The requirement of GATE/National Examination can be also waived off for M.Sc. graduates from IITs with a CGPA of 8.00 and above.

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*Subject to revision