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Thapar University PhD admission 2017 - Application, Dates

Thapar University PhD Program (2nd Semester of Session 2017-18)


Thapar Universityhas invited applications for admission to PhD Program in following specializations of Engineering, Technology, Management and Sciences in the following Departments/Schools of Thapar University for 2017 session



The student shall submit his/her thesis to the Registrar within five years but not earlier than 2.5 years in case of regular and 3.5 years in case of part time student from the date of his/her admission
University offer PhD admission in the following departments/schools as per specializations mentioned in the following table:


Biotechnology Department

Industrial Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology, Biopolymers, biofilms, MFCs, and Biosensors Agro-Biotechnology, Immunology and cancer biology, Plant Biotechnology, Bioremediation, Microbial concrete, Microbial Ecology, Food Technology, Food process, Plant Microbe Interaction, Tissue culture, Nanobiotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering and Biomaterials, Bioinformatics, Areas of Animal Biotechnology Drug discovery and natural products.


Chemical Engineering Department

Modeling and Simulation, Molecular Modeling, CFD Modelling, Catalysis, Environment Pollution, Polymers, Composites and Nanocomposites, Mass Transfer, Bio-Chemical Engineering, Heat Transfer, Nanofluids, Pulp and Paper, Energy Management, Membrane Separation


Civil Engineering Department

Structural Engineering, Geo-technical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management and Computer Aided Design, Water Resource Engineering


Computer Science & Engineering Department

Parallel and Distributed Computing, Software Engineering, Network and Information Security, Soft Computing, Wireless and Sensor Networks, Theoretical Computer Science


Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering Department

Optimal Power System Operation, Electric Drives, Application of FACTS, Power Electronics, Process Control & Instrumentation, Artificial Intelligence Applications, Biomedical Instrumentation, Embedded systems, Virtual Instrumentation, Control System


Electronics & Communication Engineering Department

RF Devices, Antennas and Micro-wave integrated circuits, solid State & thin films, Digital Signal processing; VLSI, Wireless Communication, Optical Communication, Opto Electronics


Mechanical Engineering Department

Fluid and Thermal, Heat Transfer, IC Engines, Particle and Bulk Solids Technologies, Energy Conservation and Management, Energy Conversion Systems, MR Fluids, Nano-fluids, Biomass Gasification, Nano-fluids, Two-phase Flow, Solar Energy, Bio-mass gasification, Tribology, Bearings & Lubrication, Computer Aided Analysis & Design, Flexible Manipulators, Finite Element Analysis, Industrial Engineering, Robotics and Vehicle dynamics, Modelling of multibody systems, Control of Under-actuated Systems, Mechanics of Composite Structures, Fluid Mechanics, Technology Management, Materials and Metallurgy, Manufacturing/Production Engineering, Vibration, Rotor Dynamics, Acoustics and aeroacoustics, Flexible and Redundant Manipulators, Medical and Surgical robots, Applied Optimization, Micro-machining, Exo-skeleton, Magnetic Assisted Nano-finishing, Advanced Manufacturing Processes


School of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry/Inorganic Chemistry/ Photocatalysis/ Nanomaterials/ Bio-physical Chemistry



School of Energy and Environment

Environmental Technology & Management, Environmental Engineering, and Bioremediation


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Industrial Management, Business Economics, Intellectual Property Rights, E-Business, Finance, Organizational Behavior, Cognitive & Experimental Psychology, Counselling and Clinical Psychology


School of Mathematics

Algebra; Astrophysics; Computational Fluid dynamics; Differential Equations; Fourier Analysis; Functional Analysis; fuzzy sets; Nonlinear analysis; Fluid Dynamics, MHD, Number Theory; Operations Research; Reliability; Soft computing; Theory of Elasticity; Wavelet Analysis


School of Physics & Materials Science

Solid State Physics, Materials Science, Nano Science, Liquid Crystal, Electro ceramics Smart Materials, Magnetic Material, Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics, Functional Materials, Energy Materials, Metals and Alloys, composites and Polymers, Nonlinear Optics, Thin Film Solar cell, Computational Soft Condense Matter Physics



A candidate seeking admission to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy must have obtained ME/MTech/MPhil/MCA/MSc/MA/MBA/CA or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 6.00 on a 10-point scale or 55% marks in aggregate where marks are awarded or NET (UGC/CSIR) qualified


Candidates with BE/BTech degree or equivalent with excellent academic record (minimum CGPA of 9.00 on 10-point scale or 80% marks in aggregate) may be considered for admission
Relaxation in CGPA to 7.00 on a 10-point scale or in marks to 65% for the minimum eligibility conditions may be permitted for candidates with a BE/BTech degree or equivalent who have a minimum of 3 years of professional and/or research experience in the area in which the admission is sought


Part-time studies leading to PhD degree are permitted for professionally employed personnel. Part-time studies leading to PhD shall also be permitted to persons working in Institutions with which a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed for research purposes


Such a candidate must be in employment at the time of admission and be engaged in professional work in the area to which admission is sought

Admission of a PhD candidate in a department/school other than his/her basic background: Suitability of a candidate is the purview of admission committee, if a candidate qualifies the test and interview then he/she should be allowed to pursue PhD Program


Selection Procedure

Selection is based on the entrance test and interview conducted by the university. The candidates who secure minimum of 20% marks in the written exam shall only be called for interview
During interview, a candidate is required to indicate area of research
Relaxation for appearing in the Entrance Test may be given by the University to those candidates who have qualified UGC/CSIR (JRF)


Number and Values of the Associateship

The Associateship may be granted to candidates out of those admitted to the Ph.D (Regular) program. Only those candidates will be considered who have qualified GATE/NET(UGC/CSIR) and obtained minimum CGPA of 6.75 (10-point scale) or first division in their qualifying examination and have completed the Ph.D course work

Teaching Associateship are allocated to each Dept. /School depending upon their requirement. 50 Teaching Associateships shall be given every year to regular Ph.D students after the completion of the course work. At any stage, maximum 200 Teaching Associateships shall be given to all the Ph.D students on roll. Teaching Associateships shall be awarded for a maximum period of 3-years subject to review of performance at the end of every year

Emoluments for Teaching Associateship will be Rs. 25,000/- for GATE/NET(UGC/CSIR) qualified candidates

In addition to this, GATE/NET(UGC/CSIR) qualified candidates may also be given half tuition fee waiver



Online applications can be submitted at www.thapar.edu
All applications along with attested copies of certificates must be sent to In-charge Admission Cell Thapar University, Patiala (Punjab)-147004

The application fee can be paid online or through Demand Draft (DD) of Rs.1500/- in favour of Thapar University payable at Patiala

In case, application fee paid through DD then Application Form along with DD should reach “In-charge Admission Cell, Thapar University, Patiala-147004” on or before the prescribed last date
Candidates are advised to regularly browse www.thapar.edu for information/instructions regarding admissions. No separate letters shall be sent


Important Dates


Last Date for filling the Online Form 13th December 2017


Date of Entrance Test: 20th December 2017


Declaration of Test Result: 02nd January 2018


Date of Interview: 09th January 2018


Admission notification and deposit of fee for PhD Program: 12th - 16th January 2018


For more information visit the university website: www.thapar.edu


Thapar University, Patiala

Thapar University, P.O Box 32, Patiala, Pin-147004, Tel: +91-175-2393021, Website www.thapar.edu


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