Doctoral Program - Ph.D

Outline

ABV-IIITM offers doctoral programs in areas of IT and management. Though there are no time restrictions for Doctoral programs, they are completed within 2-5 years. Candidates pursuing Ph.D programs are entitled to stipends depending on norms set by Ministry of Education, Govt. of India and subject to fulfilment of academic prerequisites as set by the institute from time to time.   

Selection

A candidate to this program is selected on the basis of an entrance test and subsequent interview. One session begins from July and the other from January.

The general eligibility criteria (pertaining to all the disciplines) for Full-Time admission to the Ph.D. programmes are as follows:

Candidate must have a Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Management (with engineering background)/Applied Sciences (Physics, Mathematics, Electronics, Industrial Mathematics) or any other equivalent qualification recognized by the Institute with a minimum of 65% marks or CGPA of 7.00 on a 10 point scale in qualifying degree. Additionally, the candidates must have qualified the GATE/NET exam. The candidates having high rank in National Level Fellowship examinations such as CAT or equivalent are also eligible to apply.The requirement for GATE can be exempted for the candidates having both the Master’s degree and B.Tech from Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) with CPI 8.0 or above at B.Tech level. Exceptionally good candidates having the bachelor degree from CFTI with CPI 8.0 or above may also be considered for the Ph.D admission. In addition to the above mentioned criteria, the candidates should also fullfill the discipline specific criteria given below: 
  • For Engineering: Candidates must have a M.Tech/ M.S./ M.E. or equivalent degree in CSE (Computer Science and Engineering)/IT (Information Technology)/ECE (Electronics and Communication Engineering)/EEE (Electrical & Electronics Engineering) with first division at undergraduate (B.E./B.Tech) level.
  • For Management: Candidates must have Master’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/Management (with engineering background) with first division at undergraduate (B.E./B.Tech)level.
  • For Applied Sciences:Candidates must have Master’s degree in Physics/Mathematics/or branch related to Physics/Mathematics with first division at undergraduate level. 
  • For Sponsored Project Employee:Any employee working under the sponsored project at ABV-IIITM Gwalior may also apply for the Ph.D. programme under the supervision of corresponding project investigator(s)subjected to the availability of funding for approximately two years after the date of selection.  The candidate(s) fulfilling the eligibility criteria for Ph.D. admission and recommended by the concerned PI can apply for the Ph.D. programme at any time, the selection will be done by a committee duly constituted by competent authority. The selected candidate(s)will not get any financial support from the institute during the entire Ph.D. programme. In case of the project completion, the candidate may continue his/her research work under the same supervisor. However, the supervisor may support the candidate from other project funding or candidate may continue the programme as self-sponsored or request to convert his/her Ph.D. form full time to part time programme.
  • In all the above cases, the relaxation for reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC/PwD/EWS) will be given as per GoI norms.
 
  • Eligibility Criteria for Part-Time Ph.D.Programme:In order to facilitate industry-institute interaction, the Institute invites applications from professionals working in reputed industries for admission to Part-Time Ph.D. Programme in the areas specified below. Candidates working in emerging industry related research in connection to the research areas mentioned below are encouraged to apply. The minimum eligibility criteria for admission to Part-Time Ph.D. programme are as follows:
  • Candidate must have a Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Management (with engineering background)/Applied Sciences (Physics, Mathematics, Electronics, Industrial Mathematics) or any other equivalent qualification recognized by the institute with a minimum of 65% marks or CGPA of 7.00 on a 10 point scale in qualifying degree.
  • The applicants must have a minimum of two (02) years of experience in relevant area along with the discipline specific criteria. However, the minimum PG qualification would be relaxed to UG qualification (only for B.E/B.Tech background) for persons working with the industry and having a minimum of five (05) years of relevant experience. Moreover, while applying, the candidate has to take NOC from the current organization. 
Research areas in different disciplines:
  • Engineering: Microelectronics/VLSI/Embedded Systems, Computer Architecture, Computer Vision, Algorithms, Image Processing, Robotics, Communication, Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks, IoT, Cyber Physical Systems, Mobile Computing, Grid Computing, Information Security, Soft Computing, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Database/WEB/Multimedia Technologies, Distributed Computing, Analytics, etc.
  • Management: Operations, Marketing, Finance, Information Systems Management, Human Resource Management/Organization Behavior, Business Economics, e-Governance, Environment Management, Technology Management, Management of Informal Sector, Project Management, Entrepreneurship, International Business, System Dynamics, Business Analytics, etc.
  • Applied Sciences: Physics/Applied Physics/Material Science/ Nanotechnology/ Computational Physics/Nano Electronics/Nanoelectronics/Optoelectronics/Device Modelling/Engineering Physics/Electronics/ Applied Mathematics / Operations Research/ Engineering Mathematics / Reliability / Applied Statistics / Soft Computing Applications / Optimization / Cryptography /Modeling and Simulation / Mathematical Biology, etc. 
 
 
Relaxation to be provided to scheduled caste/ scheduled tribe/ other backward communities/ physically handicapped applicants as per norms set by Government of India.   

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