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PDPU PhD Program Admission 2019, Dates, Eligibility, Application Form

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University announces PhD Program Admission 2019

PDPU PhD Admission 2019 - Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) has invited from the eligible candidates for Admission to PhD Programmes for the academic session 2019.


PDPU PhD Admission 2019 Important Dates

  1. Last Date for submission of the application in the prescribed form: 15th June 2019


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Research Areas

  1. School of Technology (Solar Energy): Compound semiconductor thin films materials and silicon for high-efficiency homo and heterojunction Photovoltaic Solar Cell. High Energy density Li ion battery and
  2. Super capacitors, DSSC, Solid state DSSC based on perovskite, Organic Solar Cells, Fuel Cell and efficient water splitting for hydrogen generation using solar radiation.
  3. Mechanical Engineering (Thermal Engg.)(Renewable Energy): Biodiesel, Wind energy, Solar hybrid technology, Solar thermal applications, marine renewable energy.
  4. Thermal and Fluid Engg.: Water desalination, Thermal comfort, Advance refrigeration system, tri-generation, CFD applications to IC engines and alternative fuels, Industrial effluent treatments.
  5. Design Engg.: Finite Element Analysis, Additive Manufacturing/Rapid Prototyping, Bio printing, Drug
  6. manufacturing using Rapid Prototyping, Innovative and creative materials for rapid prototyping processes, Application of Additive/Rapid Manufacturing in energy storage devices, Fused Filament Extrusion techniques, Composite materials, computational mechanics of materials:
  7. Manufacturing and Industrial Engg.: Friction Stir welding of similar and dissimilar metals, Friction stir processing, super plasticity, wear behavior of surface composites, friction surfacing hybrid welding, Metal cored and flux cored arc welding, A-TIG welding, Laser welding & ultrasonic welding ; EDM wire cut, EDM; surfacing and electrochemical machining;
  8. Industrial Management: Project Management; Operation & Supply Chain Management;
  9. Materials & Procurement Management; Quality & Reliability Management.
  10. Entrepreneurship: Micro Small & Medium Enterprise; Entrepreneurship; Innovation.
  11. Elect. Engg.: Electrical Power Systems, Power System Protection, High Voltage Engineering, EHV AC and HVDC system, Power Quality, Power system stability and control, Distributed generation, Integration of Renewable Energy sources with grid Smart grids, Cyber security, Issues of power system, Electrical machines Power electronics, Instrumentation and control Systems.
  12. Civil Engg.: Geotechnical Engg, Earthquake Engineering, Soil-Structure interaction,
  13. Reinforced Earth, Environmental Geotechnics, Cost Effective Green Technology
  14. Computer Engineering: Cloud Computing, Pattern Recognition, Information Security and Privacy, Machine Learning, Parallel and Distributed Computing, Remote Sensing, Wireless Sensor Networks.
  15. Information & Communication Technology: Computer Vision, Communication, Digital Signal Processing, Image Processing, Internet of Things, VLSI systems, RF Devices, Microstrip antenna and Machine Learning in Antenna.


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 Eligibility Criteria for PDPU PhD Admission 2019

  1. A student seeking an admission to Ph.D. Programme of the University is required to have minimum educational qualification as mentioned hereunder. Each of the Master Degrees referred therein is to be on the basis of minimum two year programme.
  2. For research in an area of Engg./Technology: M. Tech. /M. E. or its equivalent as recognized by UGC/AICTE in appropriate area.
  3. For research in an interdisciplinary areas like Petroleum Engg., Solar Engg., Nuclear Engg., and Environmental study: M. Tech./M.E./M.Sc./M.Sc.(Tech.) or its equivalent as recognized by UGC/AICTE in appropriate area.
  4. For research in an area of Sciences: M.Sc. degree or its equivalent as recognized by UGC in appropriate area.
  5.  For research in an area of Management: M.B.A./M. Tech./M.E./A.C.A./A.I.C.W.A./A.C.S. level or its equivalent as recognized by UGC/AICTE in appropriate area.
  6. For research in an area related to Liberal Studies: Master’s degree or its equivalent as recognized by UGC in appropriate area
  7. Master’s or a professional degree equivalent to it by the corresponding statutory regulatory body with 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in UGC 7 point scale, (or an equivalent grade in a different point scale) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an approved Assessment & Accreditation Agency. 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 candidates & other categories of candidates as per the decisions of the Commission from time to time


Selection Procedure

  1. Written Aptitude Test shall consist of 50% weightage on research methodology and 50% weightage on subject specific questions. As a part of this, the question paper on Research Methodology will be of 50 marks, each question will carry one mark. Subject wise Entrance Test will be conducted, which consists of 100 questions, each carrying 1 mark.
  2. Entrance test shall be qualifying with qualifying marks as 50%, and only such candidates will be eligible to appear at the PI- personal interview/viva-voce.
  3. Candidates shortlisted on the basis of the Entrance Test as mentioned above will be required to appear for PI wherein the candidates have to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before a duly constituted Committee. The PI shall consider the following aspects
  4. Research objectives, Literature Survey, Methodology, Expected results, List of papers referred, & also industry tie up if any.
  5. Research Methodology aspects for preparing Doctoral Proposal.
  6. The candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research.
  7. Whether the research work can be suitably undertaken at the University.
  8. Contribution to new/additional knowledge out of the proposed research.
  9. Competence for the proposed research.
  10. Admission merit list for the eligible candidates who qualified in the written test and appeared in PI will be based on 30% of Personal Interview (PI) score, and 70% of Entrance Test score.

Semester Fees

Non Refundable Fees:

  1. For Part Time students: Rs.50,000/- per semester (except Hostel, Mess, Transportation and alike).
  2. For Full Time students: Rs. 25,000/- per semester as Tuition fees (except Hostel, Mess, Transportation and alike).
  3. Other incidental fees shall be chargeable from time to time. No request for the fee refund shall be entertained.

Refundable Fees:

  1. Library Deposit Rs.5,000/-
  2. Caution Money Deposit Rs.10,000/-

Application Fee

  1. Fees for a single Application: Rs. 500/- (Non Refundable)


PDPU PhD Admission 2019 Application Process

  1. Candidates may apply by sending the duly filled in Application form available on the official website of the University i.e. www.pdpu.ac.in
  2. The application fee can be paid via a demand draft drawn in favour of Director General, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar-382007
  3. For prescribed application form and more information on sub-areas under each discipline, etc., please visit the website www.pdpu.ac.in


Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Gandhinagar-382007 Email: phd@pdpu.ac.in, Phone No.: 07923275069, website www.pdpu.ac.in


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