Ph.D (Engineering)

Ph.D. (Engineering)

Stream Engineering
Course Type Ph.D
Duration 3 Years


The Doctor of Engineering is a doctoral degree awarded on the basis of advanced study and research in engineering and applied sciences. This degree is essentially an engineering PhD with a solid industrial base and an additional taught element. It represents the highest academic qualification in engineering.

Program Pattern

PhD in Engineering & Technology Courses varies from 3-5 academic years depending upon the students learning capability. 


  1. The basic eligibility for a Doctoral program is Masters.
  2. The candidate need to qualify for NET and GATE as such exams under UGC guidelines or on the basis of marks secured in last qualifying exam.
  3. The candidate has to minimum obtain 60% in its Institute’s Final Exams.
  4. The mode of admission depends on the preference of respective college/ institute. 

Entrance Exams

  1. UGC National Eligibility Test (NET)
  2. CSIR-UGC NET Exam
  3. IIST Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram PhD Admission Test
  4. TIFR Graduate School Admission Entrance Test
  6. Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi (JUN PhD Entrance)
  7. ISM Dhanbad PhD Admission Test
  8. BARC PhD Admission Test

College / Institutes

  1. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi
  3. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research India
  4. BITS Pilani
  5. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre ( BARC )
  6. Indian School Of Mines, Dhanbad

Foreign Universities

  1. The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  2. University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
  3. Columbia University, New York, USA
  4. Duke University, Durham, USA
  5. Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore, Singapore

Future Scope

  • Scientist- You can have a career in Research Institutions. You can apply for ISRO, DRDO and other for being a Scientist.
  • Post-Secondary Professor- Postsecondary professor perform a broad array of tasks that include preparing courses, delivering lecturers, and evaluating student work.


Eligibility for Ph.D. in Engineering

  • Candidates with a Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology with a good academic record or a Master’s degree by Research in Engineering/ Technology disciplines, with a good academic record.


  • Candidates with Master’s degree in Sciences with a good academic record and of exceptional merit are eligible for the relevant Engineering discipline and with a valid GATE score or UGC/CSIR-JRF/ NBHM or equivalent qualification in the relevant area tenable for the year of registration. In the case of candidates with more than 5 years of relevant experience after the Master’s degree, the requirement of a test score may be waived by the Selection Committee.


  • Candidates who have qualified for the award of Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology with exceptionally good academic record in an eligible discipline will be considered for direct admission to PhD. Program as a regular full-time scholar subject to the following conditions: (I) B.Tech degree from one of the IITs, with a minimum CGPA of 8.0 on a 10.0 point scale. (II) Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology from any other University should be among the top 5% or 20 rank holders, declared by the University and having a valid GATE score. (III) Bachelor’s degree holder in Engineering/ Technology, serving for two years or more in a reputed R & D organiorganisationaving a proven research record.

Entrance Exam - Ph.D. (Engineering)
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