PhD (Engineering)

PhD - Course Overview

The Ph.D. program in engineering at UPES University is designed to offer research-based education in various engineering fields. The program is structured to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of engineering and the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research.

The program is designed to be completed in a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 6 years, and students are required to complete coursework and undertake independent research leading to a dissertation. The coursework component of the program includes advanced courses in engineering, research methodology, and elective courses in the student's chosen field of specialisation.

The Ph.D. program in engineering at UPES University also provides students access to state-of-the-art research facilities and opportunities to collaborate with renowned researchers and industry partners. Students are encouraged to participate in conferences, workshops, and seminars to present their research work and interact with their peers.


Ph.D. specialisations offered by the School of Engineering at UPES University provide students with a broad range of opportunities to specialise in their areas of interest and develop advanced engineering research and development skills.

The School of Engineering offers Ph.D. in- 

Program Guidelines
01How to Write Research ProposalDownload 
At the Time of Admission
01Declaration for Residency ProgramDownload
Term Paper
01Term Paper RequirementsDownload
01Final ThesisDownload
02Plagiarism CertificateDownload
03Thesis Submission FormDownload
Synopsis/ Abstract Presentation
01Progress Report FormDownload
02Structure of SynopsisDownload
PhD Regulations
01PhD RegulationsDownload
Fee Details

Part-time Ph.D.

  • Rs 1,00,000 per semester

Full-Time PhD

  • Rs 1,00,000 per semester
  • 75 % waiver on Program Semester fee. Program Semester fee after waiver – INR 25000.
  • A monthly stipend of INR 30000/- is payable to selected full-time PhD scholars.

*All scholarships are payable as per the University’s policy

*If a student brings their fellowship through national examinations ( viz. NET JRF, Inspire fellowship, etc.), the University will provide an additional 2 Lakhs per annum Contingency Grant support to support research activities.

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Eligibility Criteria

Candidates for admission to the PhD program shall have a Master's degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognised or authorised by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country to assess, accredit or to assure quality and standards of educational institutions. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per extant UGC Regulations from time to time; or for those who had obtained their Master's degree before 19th September 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever the grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures. *Residency as UGC norms.

Admission Details
July 2024 Intake
Key TimelinesImportant Dates
Last Date to ApplyJune 3, 2024
RET ExamJune 10, 2024
RET Result DeclarationJune 21, 2024
Submission of Research Proposal on - approx. 1000 wordsJune 26, 2024
Online Interview Booking/SchedulingJuly 3th, 2024
InterviewsJuly 18, 19 & 22 July, 2024
Interview Result DeclarationJuly 30, 2024
Last date to Pay FeeAug 4, 2024
Registration DateAug 8, 2024
Orientation DateAug 9, 2024
Commencement of SessionAug 12, 2024

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Best for

The School of Engineering at UPES University offers a diverse range of Ph.D. programs in different areas of engineering, catering to the varied interests and career goals of students. The Aerospace Engineering program best suits students interested in pursuing careers in the aviation and aerospace industries. In contrast, the Chemical Engineering program is ideal for those interested in designing and operating chemical processes and systems. The Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics programs suit students interested in fundamental science and pursuing careers in research and academia.

The Civil Engineering program is best suited for those interested in the design and construction of infrastructure. In contrast, the Safety Engineering program is ideal for those interested in risk management and safety in various industries. The Electrical Engineering and Electronics Engineering programs best suits students interested in designing and manufacturing mechanical systems and machinery. In contrast, the Petroleum Engineering program is ideal for those interested in exploring, producing, and processing oil and gas resources.

Career Opportunities

Completing a Ph.D. program in engineering can open up various career opportunities for graduates. Graduates can pursue academic careers as professors or researchers in universities or research institutions. They can also work in research and development departments of various industries, such as aerospace, automotive, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering. With their specialised knowledge and research skills, Ph.D. graduates can also work in consulting firms, advising clients on engineering-related matters. They can also work in government agencies, such as defence and energy departments, or pursue entrepreneurship careers and start engineering-related businesses. Overall, completing a Ph.D. program in engineering provides graduates with diverse career opportunities and the skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen field.

Why study for a Ph.D. at UPES School of Computer Science?

Studying for a Ph.D. at the UPES School of Advanced Engineering can give students unique advantages. UPES offers a wide range of Ph.D. programs in different areas of engineering, providing students with the opportunity to specialise in their field of interest. The faculty comprises renowned researchers and industry experts who provide students with a challenging and intellectually stimulating learning environment. The state-of-the-art research facilities and resources enable students to engage in cutting-edge research and develop advanced skills in their chosen field. You should enrol in the PhD program at UPES:

  • Ranked 61st in India in the Engineering category by NIRF 2022
  • Unmatched Global Opportunities
  • Assistance for International Internships

Additionally, the School's strong industry partnerships provide students with access to real-world engineering problems and opportunities to collaborate with industry professionals. Moreover, the School has a strong focus on sustainability and innovation, preparing students to be future engineering leaders and positively impact society. Studying for a Ph.D. at the UPES School of Advanced Engineering can provide students with a unique and rewarding experience, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their careers as engineering researchers or industry leaders.

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