Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

  • Course Level

    Course Level

  • Course Fee

  • Duration

    4 Years

  • Scholarship


Manav Rachna University is a multidisciplinary & interdisciplinary research driven University. The admission in Doctoral (Ph.D) Programme is as per UGC Minimum Standards and Procedures for Awards of M. Phil/ Ph.D Degree Regulations, 2016 dated 05.05.2016 published in the Gazette of India dated 05/07/2016.

Number of Seats Available for Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering : 7

Duration of Ph.D. Programme

  • Minimum duration for submission of Ph.D. thesis is three years, including coursework and a maximum of six years.
  • Extension beyond the above limits will be subject to approval by the competent authority of University.
  • The women candidates and Persons with Disability (more than 40% disability) may be allowed a relaxation of two years for thesis submission in maximum duration. In addition, the women candidates may be provided Maternity Leave once in the entire duration of M. Phil/Ph. D as per the University Norms.

Procedure For Submitting Applications

All applications must be submitted online. The applicant can download a copy of the submitted application form from the application submission portal and furnish hardcopy of the application form with photograph and all the documentary evidence in original (testimonials, certificates, publications, work experience and research/professional experience) at the time of interview. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

Admission Procedure

  • Applications for admission to Ph.D programmes shall be invited through an open advertisement bi-annually, in April and November for pre-determined intake under each School.
  • Applications shall be screened by a Scrutiny Committee constituted by the concerned Department. All the eligible candidates shall have to appear in a written test to be organized by MRU as per guidelines of UGC, followed by an interview to be conducted by Department Research Committee (DRC).
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  • Non Resident Indian (NRI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Foreign Nationals may be admitted to the program in accordance with the policy guidelines laid down by the Government of India.
  • Admission to the programme shall be based on merit in entrance test and interview. Entrance Test is of 100 Marks, written test (70 Marks) of 90 minutes duration (MCQs) followed by Interview (30 Marks). The written test shall comprise two sections, each with 50% weightage:

Section A – Research Methodology and Aptitude (Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Numerical Ability, Statistics).

Section B – Subject Specific.

  • The candidates who have qualified UGC- NET (including JRF)/ UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/ SLET/ GATE/ M. Phil. are exempted from written test.
  • Teaching Cum Research assistantship of INR 24000-30000/- P.M. shall be awarded to Full Time scholars.
Areas of Expertise Available in the Departments
S. No. Name of Supervisor Designation Area of Research
1 Prof. (Dr.) I.K.Bhatt VC Materials and Material Properties, Manufacturing (Materials Characterization)
2 Chair Prof. (Dr.) M.R.Tyagi Chair Professor Tribology
3 Prof. (Dr.) Joginder Singh Professor HoD-ME Product Design, Analysis, Manufacturing, Composites, 3D Printing
4 Dr. Ajit Associate Professor Solar, Industrial Engineering, Ergonomics
5 Dr. Prashant Bhardwaj Assistant Professor Solar Applications
6 Dr. J P Sharma Assistant Professor Tribology, CFD
7 Dr. Vineet Dubey Assistant Professor Manufacturing & Automation
Currently enrolled Ph.D scholars in Department of Mechanical Engineering is as under :
S. No. Name Area of Research Supervisor
1 Mr. Gianender Single Point Incremental Forming Dr. M. R. Tyagi, Dr. Gulshan Kumar
2 Mr. Nazish Ahmed Shamsi Advanced Manufacturing Processes Dr. Joginder Singh, Dr. Vineet Dubey
3 Mr. Piyush Mahendru Material Science Dr. I. K. Bhatt
4 Mr. Mandeep Bhadana Solar Energy and its Applications Dr. Prashant Bhardwaj, Dr. J. P. Sharma
5 Mr. Deepak 3 D Printing Dr. Joginder Singh


The admission to the Ph.D. programme would strictly be done on the basis of UGC M. Phil/Ph.D. Regulations 2016 and subsequent amendments dated 27th August and 16th October 2018. An applicant possessing any of the following qualifications shall be eligible to apply for admission to a Ph.D. programme of the University:

  • 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.


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