Mahindra University, notified by the Government of Telangana vide Telangana Ordinance No. 1 of 2020 dated 20th May 2020, announces the launch of its 2nd Batch of Ph.D. Admissions in the Spring 2021 Semester starting on January 25th 2021.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is acknowledged to be the highest university degree that is conferred on a doctoral student who successfully defends her/his Ph.D. thesis in front of a panel of experts in the field appointed by the University after having spent a stipulated time and having achieved publications in reputed international journals and conferences.

The first year would require the Ph.D. candidate to go through a set of prescribed course work followed by initiation to research and comprehensive examination and carrying out actual research with the Ph.D. Adviser. The journey to earning Ph.D. degree typically goes through a cycle of four phases involving preparation, challenges, small and big successes and ultimate joy of successful defense of the written thesis. Completion of a thesis, depending on individual performance, typically may take about 4 years.

Specialized areas in which Ph.D. students, if found suitable, would be admitted in Spring 2021 Semester
  • Physics: Solar Cell; Spintronic Devices; Computational Microfluidics; Quantum Computing; and Neutrino Physics
  • Civil Engineering: Geopolymer concrete; Geotechnical Engineering; Transportation Engineering; Structural Eng. of Heritage Structures; Advanced Structural Cementitious Composites; and Water Resources
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering/Electronic and Computation Engineering: Cyber Security to DC grids, Electrical Vehicles, Solar Photo Voltaic Systems; Digital Video Broadcasting transmitter- receiver design; 5G and beyond wireless communication systems and Applications of Deep Learning; Cognitive radio; Nanomaterials; and Gas sensors
  • Chemistry: Bio-inspired catalysts; Energy Harvesting Materials; Superhydrophobicity; and Nanomaterial Catalysis
  • Mathematics: Numerical Analysis; Differential Equations; Probability and Statistics; and Fluid Dynamics
  • Mechanical Engineering: Computational Mechanics; and Solar Energy Harvesting
  • Computer Science and Engineering: High-Performance Computing; Social Network Analysis; Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence; Cyber-Physical Systems; Computer Vision and Image Processing; Computational Intelligence
  • Entrepreneurship: Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Start-ups and Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Humanities and Social Sciences: English & American Literature; Quality & Strategic Management; Writing - Indian and Women's; Cultural Studies; Education; Gandhian Ethics; and Philosophy
Fee Structure & Ph.D. Assistantship
The Mahindra Edge

Ph.D. students at Mahindra University would have great opportunities for interdisciplinary research by working closely with our faculty, some of who are at the forefront of their fields (you may want to check the faculty profiles on our website).

Our research infra-structure in terms of state-of-the art laboratories in science and engineering are of very high quality and are being continually upgraded. Government of India funding agencies like SERB, BRNS, DRDO, etc., have already funded several research projects; in addition to international collaboration projects granted by DST’s International Division.

Ph.D. programs are offered in Engineering and Applied Sciences. For those who wish to pursue liberal arts at Ph.D. level, we have a strong Humanities and Social Sciences program, which is backed by high-quality Media and Design Thinking laboratories and Entrepreneurship cell.

Programme Minimum qualification required for admission Admission Process
(Full Time)
Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Science/Humanities/Social Sciences with a minimum CGPA of 6.00 on a 10-point scale or 60% marks in aggregate. Full time students who do not possess M.Tech. or equivalent degree and instead possess B.Tech. or equivalent degree with a CGPA of 7.00 on a 10-point scale or 70% aggregate marks are required to have a valid GATE score or UGC/CSIR/DBT/INSPIRE Fellowship Examination for Sciences/Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines.
  • The requirement of GATE/National examination can be waived for consideration for admission to Ph.D. programs for all graduates from Centrally Funded Technical Institutes with a B.Tech./B.E./Integrated M.Sc. (or any other program of minimum four years duration, admission to which was on the basis of JEE) with CGPA of 8.00 and above at the time of graduation.
  • The requirement of GATE/National Examination can be also waived for M.Sc. graduates from IITs with a CGPA of 8.00 and above.
Important Dates (* Subject to revision):
Last Date for submission of applications 30th Dec, 2020
Shortlisting candidates 31st Dec, 2020
Online interviews for selection 6-8th Jan, 2021
Announcement of Results 11th Jan, 2021
Commencement of the Spring2021 Semester Teaching 25th Jan, 2021

Please CLICK HERE to view Admission Notification for Ph.D. Program

Please CLICK HERE to view Application Procedure

Please CLICK HERE to download Ph.D. Application Form

For any assistance write to us on : phdadmissions@mahindrauniversity.edu.in or Call: Rakesh – 9000 188 919 / Sumalatha – 9618 592 999