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PhD CSE - Course Overview

A PhD in CSE curriculum includes a combination of advanced coursework and research activities. The coursework covers Research Methodology, Computer Architecture, Programming Languages, Algorithms, Data Structures, Mathematical Modelling, Computer Networks, Software Engineering, and Artificial Intelligence.

The program's research component involves:

  • Identifying a research topic.
  • Developing a research plan.
  • Conducting research.
  • Presenting the results in a dissertation.

Students must work closely with a faculty advisor who provides guidance and support throughout the research process.

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

Must have a Master's degree or a professional degree in Computer Science/allied sciences 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, recognized 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.

Admission Details
Scope and Highlights of PhD CSE

PhD in CSE (Computer Science and Engineering) is best suited for candidates who want to pursue a career in academia or research and are willing to commit to the necessary training and development required for these careers. Candidates must possess a strong aptitude for problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity. They should be able to work independently and have excellent communication and collaboration skills, as the program involves close collaboration with faculty advisors and other researchers. 
 

Additionally, candidates should have a clear career goal in mind, as a PhD in CSE is a rigorous and demanding program that requires a significant investment of time and effort.

Career Opportunities

PhD in CSE program at UPES is perfect for those with a clear career goal in mind, as it is a rigorous and demanding program that requires significant time and effort. The career opportunities for graduates with a PhD in CSE are diverse and varied and depend on their interests, skills, and aspirations. Some of these opportunities include:

  • Academia: Many graduates with a PhD in CSE pursue academic careers as lecturers, or researchers in universities, colleges, or research institutions. They can teach and conduct research in various areas of Computer Science and Engineering and mentor future generations of students and researchers.
  • Research and development: Graduates can work as researchers or research scientists in various research and development (R&D) organisations, such as government labs, technology companies, or start-ups. They can apply their Computer Science and Engineering expertise to develop innovative technologies, products, or services.
  • Industry: Graduates can work in various industries that require expertise in Computer Science and Engineering, such as software development, data analytics, cybersecurity, or robotics. They can work as software engineers, data scientists, cybersecurity analysts, or robotics engineers, among other roles.
  • Entrepreneurship: Graduates can start their own companies and pursue entrepreneurial ventures in technology. They can use their knowledge and skills in Computer Science and Engineering to develop innovative products or services or to solve complex problems in various domains.
Fee Details

Please contact R&D UPES.

Email: research@ddn.upes.ac.in.

Why study for a PhD at UPES School of Computer Science?

The PhD in CSE program at UPES is ideal for those pursuing technical careers in the computer science industry. The program's curriculum is tailored to equip students with advanced research skills and knowledge in Computing theory, Quantum Computing, Cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Science. It offers exciting career opportunities in academia, research, and industry for students to develop skills essential for conducting cutting-edge research in Computer Science and Engineering research.

  • High-Quality Research: UPES has world-class faculty and researchers who are leaders in their fields. Studying for a PhD at UPES allows students to work with and learn from these experts and contribute to cutting-edge research in the field.
  • Excellent Resources: UPES has excellent research facilities, including state-of-the-art labs, libraries, and computing resources. These resources provide students access to the latest technologies and tools, which can be critical for conducting research in Computer Science.
  • Career Opportunities: A PhD from UPES is highly valued in the job market. Graduates are in high demand by leading tech companies, research labs, and universities worldwide.
  • Networking Opportunities: UPES allows students to network with other researchers and academics in the field. This can lead to collaborations, job opportunities, and exposure to new ideas and perspectives.
  • Personal Growth: Pursuing a PhD at UPES is a challenging and rewarding experience that can help students grow personally and professionally. It requires a high level of dedication, perseverance, and intellectual curiosity and can help students develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective communication skills.
Student Testimonials

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Placements

UPES’ annual placement drive gives students a chance to interact with recruiters from leading start-ups and MNCs from around the world. Here are some top recruiters at UPES:

Accenture
Adobe
Amazon
American Express
Barclays
Capgemini
CISCO
cognizant
DELL
Delloite
EY
Informatic
LTI
Microsoft
pwc
salesforce
Samsung Research
WMware
zeta
ZS

Our students have received attractive packages worth up to INR 50 lakh annually through industry placements. Moreover, we offer all our students five years of placement assistance and guidance.

FAQs

What is a PhD in CSE?

PhD in CSE (Computer Science and Engineering) is the highest academic degree awarded in Computer Science and Engineering.

What are the eligibility criteria for a PhD in CSE course?

Must 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, recognized 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 assuring quality and standards of educational institutions. 
 

A relaxation of 5% in 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.

Does UPES provide fellowship for full time PhD students?

There are academic fellowships for deserving students, domicile scholarships for bonafide Uttarakhand students, freeships under Project 'Jyoti' for students from Economically Weaker Sections, and sports scholarships under Project 'Vijaya'. Check the link for more information: https://www.upes.ac.in/admissions/scholarships

What are the career opportunities after doing a PhD in CSE?

There are abundant job opportunities after pursuing a PhD. You can work with universities, colleges, corporations, or in the research sector.

What is the average salary after the PhD in CSE course?

In top companies, the average salary for a PhD holder in India can be up to INR 45 lakh per annum or more. However, this varies on a year-on-year basis depending on several factors.

Are there hostel facilities for boys and girls getting admission for the course?

Yes, the hostel facility is provided by the University. Residential blocks have been earmarked for limited on-campus accommodation (on a first-come, first-served basis), separately for boys and girls on a triple-sharing basis. Students wishing to avail of the hostel facility (on-campus) will need to deposit a fee in advance. 
 

The fee indicated below is for the academic session 2022-23 only and is on a triple-sharing basis.  
 

Fee: Rs. 1,65,000/- Regular hostel for boys and girls at Bidholi and Kandoli campus.  
 

In addition to the hostel fee, an interest-free refundable hostel security fee of Rs. 10,000/- will be taken at the time of registration.  
 

Note: Students who wish to avail the campus hostel facility should submit the following documents along with the requisite hostel fee without fail: 
 

  • Medical Certificate*
  • Police Verification Report* (from their respective city/town)

*Format is available in the registration letter sent separately only to students who have secured admission.  
 

Note: Hostel refund will be as per UGC norms.