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Program Overview

MIT-WPU believes that Research is an essential part of higher education system and is critical to societal development. It generates knowledge, provides useful information, and helps decision-making, among others.

In view of the long tradition of academic excellence at MIT WPU, it offers, under the guidelines prescribed by the University Grants Commission, the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) under the Faculty of Science. The following schools are having excellent research facilities and expertise available to guide the research scholars.

  • School of Computer Science

  • School of Biology

  • School of Chemistry

  • School of Physics

  • School of Mathematics & Statistics

The PhD program at different schools under Faculty of Science are designed to introduce a wide range of world-class research in the areas like Radiation Processing of Polymers and Composites, Structure Property Relations of Irradiated and Iodine Doped Polymers,Use of Irradiated and Iodine Doped Polymers in batteries, fuel cells, and super-capacitors viscoelastic, ultrasonic and Refractometric analysis of polymer solutions, Synthetic and Polymer Chemistry, Nano-materials, Conducting Polymers, Natural Product Chemistry,Polymer Chemistry,Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, Wastewater treatment methods, Topology or Clinical Trials, Research Methodology, Graph Theory, Matroid Theory, Combinatorics, Discrete Mathematics, Lattice Theory, Bayesian Inference, Quantile regression, Statistical genetics, Survival analysis, Fractional Partial Differential Equations, Biochemistry, Biotechnology (including Nano-biotechnology), Epigenetics, Biophysics, Digital Image Processing, Natural Language Processing,Signal Processing/ Speech recognition,Medical Image processing,Data Mining and warehousing, Computer Networks,Design and analysis of algorithm,Software Engineering , Biotechnology, Nano-biotechnology, biological engineering and complexity biology with interdisciplinary and translational approach.

We intend to equip students with exceptional skills for their future career. The first six months incorporate common courses and building scientific aptitude to optimize research output and encourage interdisciplinary research. We motivate and support research scholars for pursuing innovative and entrepreneurial ideas in the chosen topic of research. The PhD program at various schools supports the building of researcher networks, development and successful execution of PhD project plans, and acquisition of a broad base of knowledge and expertise.

1. School of Computer Science

Faculties at School of Computer Science are have good number of publications in peer reviewed journal. They are working in the areas like Digital Image Processing, Natural Language Processing ,Signal Processing, Speech recognition, Medical Image processing, Data Mining and warehousing, Computer Networks, Design and analysis of algorithm, Software Engineering etc.

School has well equipped laboratory namely Amdocs innovation laboratory, NVIDIA CUDA parallel computing laboratory, IBM Center of Excellence etc.

 

2. School of Biology

Faculty at School of Biology has strong research background in the areas of Nano-biotechnology, biosensors, biological engineering, complexity biology and epigenetics. Faculty at School have worked and made substantial contributions at premier research and academic institutions in India, US, UK and Singapore. Faculty have successfully developed translational research in the areas of diagnostics, biosensors, nutraceuticals and complexity biology. They have strong publication record with research publications in reputed journals from Nature Publishing Group, Wiley, Elsevier, Springer, IOP, Cambridge University Press, IAS, etc. We have strong research collaborations and tie-ups with premier research institutions in India and outside India. Faculty have received research grants from government funding agencies, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Department of Science and Technology (DST), DRDO, ICMR etc.

 

3. School of Chemistry

Faculty at School of Chemistry has strong research background in the different areas namely in Polymer Chemistry,Material Science,Natural Product Chemistry,Homogeneous & Heterogeneous catalysis,waste water treatments etc.Published & presented papers in international journals& conferences.They have completed research projects under BCUD,SPPU.School has good infrastructure with well-equipped laboratory to carry out research work.

Laboratory equipped with a different instruments like UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, pH meter, Sonicator, Centrifugal machine, Heating mantle, Hydrothermal reactor (200 ml), Electric Oven, Muffle furnace, Conductivity meter, BOD Incubator, COD Digester etc.

 

4. School of Physics

Faculty at School of Physics has maximum faculty having PhD with good publications in peer reviewed journals. School has well equipped laboratory as UV Source for irradiation oven, Stirrers, Weighing Balance 1 mg and 0.1 mg,LCR-Q meter,Four probe resistivity measurement, Hall effect apparatus, Abbe refractometer, Dilute solution viscosity (molecular weight) measurement system,Ultrasonic interferometer,Constant temperature baths,Distilled water unit,TGA system (under construction),FTIR spectrometer,UV Visible spectrometer etc.

School of Physics has collaboration with Department of Physics, SPPU, Pune & National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. One of faculty has 3 patents of his credentials.

 

5. School of Mathematics and Statistics

Faculty at School of Mathematics & Statistics has good number of publicationsin in reputed international journals. The area of research are Topology, Clinical Trials, Research Methodology, Graph Theory, Matroid Theory, Combinatorics, Discrete Mathematics, Lattice Theory, Bayesian Inference, Quantile regression, Statistical genetics etc.

 

Ph.D. Admission related queries, contact :

Dr. Kiran Kokate
PhD coordinator
Faculty of Science
kiran.kokate@mitwpu.edu.in

Eligibility

Eligibility and selection process is as per UGC notification 5th May 2016 (Minimum standards and procedure for the award of M. Phil/Ph.D. degree regulations 2016) and 1st amendment by UGC on 27th Aug 2018 and 2nd amendment on 16th Oct 2018.Subject to the conditions stipulated in these regulations, the following persons are eligible to seek admission to the Ph.D. program :

  • Master’s Degree holders satisfying the criteria stipulated below

    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, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring 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 the decision of the Commission from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever 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.

  • Candidates who have cleared the M.Phil. course work 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) and successfully completing the M.Phil. Degree shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to the Ph. D. Degree in the same Institution in an integrated programme. 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 the decision of the Commission from time to time

  • A person whose M.Phil. dissertation has been evaluated and the viva voce is pending may be admitted to the Ph.D. program of the same Institution

  • Candidates possessing a Degree considered equivalent to M.Phil. Degree of an Indian Institution, from a Foreign Educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions, shall be eligible for admission to Ph.D. program.

Selection Process 

  • MIT-WPU is looking for bright and dedicated scholars interested in research to join us as Ph.D. scholars for Academic Year 2020-21. Prospective students satisfying the eligibility criterion are encouraged to apply for Ph.D. Programme on www.mitwpu.edu.in

  • Candidates satisfying eligibility criteria will be informed to appear for the Ph.D. entrance test conducted by MIT-WPU as per the UGC guidelines. University may decide separate terms and conditions for Ph.D. entrance test for those students who qualify UGC-NET ( Including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET ( including JRF)/SLET/GATE/Teacher fellowship holder or have passed M. Phil programme.

  • The Ph.D. entrance test shall be qualifying with qualifying marks as 50% provided that relaxation from 50% to 45% shall be allowed for the candidates belongs to SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/Differently abled category in the entrance examination conducted by the university
    The syllabus of entrance test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific.

  • The interview/viva-voce will be conducted by the university for test qualifying candidates. For the selection of candidates, a weightage of 70% to the entrance test and 30 % to the performance in the interview/Viva-voce shall be given

PhD Entrance Test Syllabus

Please note that though this is the fee structure for the year 2020 - 2021, it remains unchanged for the years 2021 - 2022. 

Ph.D. Fees structure for AY 2021-22

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Course Overview

Faculty at School of Biology has strong research background in the areas of Nano-biotechnology, biosensors, biological engineering, complexity biology and epigenetics. Faculty at School have worked and made substantial contributions at premier research and academic institutions in India, US, UK and Singapore. Faculty have successfully developed translational research in the areas of diagnostics, biosensors, nutraceuticals and complexity biology. They have strong publication record with research publications in reputed journals from Nature Publishing Group, Wiley, Elsevier, Springer, IOP, Cambridge University Press, IAS, etc. We have strong research collaborations and tie-ups with premier research institutions in India and outside India. Faculty have received research grants from government funding agencies, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Department of Science and Technology (DST), DRDO, ICMR etc.

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Dr. Ashok P. Giri

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 Prof. (Dr.) P. V. Balaji

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Bioengineering, IIT, Bombay

Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev Galande

Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev Galande

Professor in Biology IISER, Pune

Dr. Rajeev Dhere

Dr. Rajeev Dhere

Executive Director (R&D) Serum Institute of India, Pune

Dr. Marc Vendrell

Dr. Marc Vendrell

Profssor University of Edinburgh

 Dr. B. P. Chatterjee

Dr. B. P. Chatterjee

Emeritus Scientist, CNCI, Kolkata

Dr. Jayant Khandare

Dr. Jayant Khandare

Professor, MIP, MIT-WPU, Pune

Dr. Sachin Kadam

Dr. Sachin Kadam

CTO, Advancells Group New Delhi

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