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MIT-World Peace University (MIT-WPU) is known to be among the top education institutions in India since the establishment of the MIT Group of Institutes in 1983. The ‘MIT World Peace University’ is recognised by the UGC under the Govt. of Maharashtra Act XXXV 2017, since 2017. Today MIT-WPU is at the epicentre for imparting a holistic value based education for the promotion of a universal culture of peace and welfare among the youth.

MIT-WPU is promoting a value based universal education to nurture the culture of peace through Technology, Research, Social Innovation and Partnership.

The Research programmes leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) are offered in the various Faculty/Streams of the university. The doctoral program at MIT WPU is an intense one geared towards preparing research scholars for careers both in academia and industry.

 
 About ARAI

Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) is a well-known Automotive Research, Development, Testing & Certification Institute in the country under the Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Govt. of India.

ARAI Academy is a Skill Development initiative of ARAI, located on a 5-acre area in the middle of Industry at Chakan with education excellence over the last 15 years. Research Scholars would have open access to various labs like Containerized Engine Test Cell, Noise & Vibration, EMI/EMC, Automotive Engineering Systems, Automotive Electronics & Embedded Systems, CAE & Design and latest software such as Altair, Ansys, AVL, GT and Ricardo through the Simulation lab. Also visit http://www.araiindia.com for more information on the ARAI and ARAI Academy respectively.

About Ph.D. program in association with ARAI

The design and development of present-day automobiles lay more emphasis on safe, smart and sustainable mobility. More and more research is required in connected, autonomous, shared and electric mobility. R&D efforts in these fields need to address issues such as emission, climate change, fuel economy, noise, vibration and harshness, alternate energy, design of powertrain, electric & hybrid vehicles, advanced automotive materials and manufacturing, vehicle crashworthiness, structural dynamics, electronic control and embedded systems, mechatronics, information technology, recyclability, etc. There is a need to carry out cutting-edge research in the aforementioned areas.

ARAI and MIT-WPU have agreed to pool their resources to support research work leading to a Ph.D. Program. Both ARAI and MIT-WPU will recognize the expertise and the research adequacy for each research work undertaken. MIT-WPU, by virtue of being a University, shall award a Degree in association with ARAI, as per its statute and rules & regulations.

Objective

To facilitate research-oriented working professionals from the industry, serving faculty members, scientists working in research labs, fresh postgraduate students and others to carry out research in an ideal environment of academic excellence and state-of-the-art laboratories in two of India’s premier institutions and obtain doctoral degrees.

MIT-WPU and ARAI offers Ph.D. programs in following streams:

Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering in focused areas of Automotive Technologies mentioned below, but not limited to:

Powertrain, Emissions and Alternate Fuels

  • Swirl Optimization
  • After Treatment Device
  • Engine Testing and Certification
  • Automotive Fuels and Emissions
  • Engine Design and Development
  • Engine Combustion & Simulation
  • Biodiesel
  • Automotive Transmission

 

Automotive Materials & Manufacturing and Structural / Vehicle Dynamics

  • Material Characterization and Failures Analysis
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Materials for Batteries and Fuel Cells
  • Vehicle Dynamics & Control
  • Fatigue Analysis / Structural Dynamics
  • ADAS / Hardware-in-loop

 

Safety, Lighting and Component & Vehicle Testing

  • Automotive Safety and Crashworthiness
  • Automotive Lighting / Photometry
  • Automotive Engineering System
  • Automotive Testing & Certification
  • Impact Injury Biomechanics
  • Automotive Sub-Systems
  • Driver and Traffic Simulation 

 

NVH, CAE, CFD

  • Noise and Vibration Control
  • Power Train and Electric NVH
  • Modal Analysis
  • Sound Characteristics of Materials
  • Acoustic Enclosure
  • Semi Active and Active Noise Cancellation
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Automotive Aerodynamics & Styling

 

Electronics & Embedded Systems, Electric & Hybrid Vehicles

  • Engine Electronic and Management Systems
  • Automotive Electronics
  • Journey Risk Assessment
  • Micro Grid and Charging Infrastructure
  • Automotive Real Time Embedded Systems
  • Model Based Design & RPT
  • CAN & CAN Open Technology
  • Battery and BMS
 

Special Topics

  • Autonomous and Connected Vehicles
  • Vehicle Body Engineering
  • 2/3-Wheeler Technology
  • Off Highway Vehicles
  • Automotive HVAC
The above topics are not exhaustive but indicative. The research scholar can propose research relevant topics from the automotive domain pertaining to one of the engineering stream listed above.

Engineering & Technology

Mechanical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Computer Engineering

Electronics & Communication Engineering

Polymer Engineering

Petroleum Engineering

 
Ph.D. Admission related queries, contact :

Dr. Rashmi Phalnikar

Ph.D. Coordinator, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, MIT-WPU
rashmi.phalnikar@mitwpu.edu.in

Dr. Sanjay Patil

Ph.D. Coordinator (ARAI)
sapatil.pga@araiindia.com

MIT-World Peace University (MIT-WPU) is known to be among the top education institutions in India since the establishment of the MIT Group of Institutes in 1983. The ‘MIT World Peace University’ is recognised by the UGC under the Govt. of Maharashtra Act XXXV 2017, since 2017. Today MIT-WPU is at the epicentre for imparting a holistic value based education for the promotion of a universal culture of peace and welfare among the youth.

MIT-WPU is promoting a value based universal education to nurture the culture of peace through Technology, Research, Social Innovation and Partnership.

The Research programmes leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) are offered in the various Faculty/Streams of the university. The doctoral program at MIT WPU is an intense one geared towards preparing research scholars for careers both in academia and industry.

 
 About ARAI

Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) is a well-known Automotive Research, Development, Testing & Certification Institute in the country under the Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Govt. of India.

ARAI Academy is a Skill Development initiative of ARAI, located on a 5-acre area in the middle of Industry at Chakan with education excellence over the last 15 years. Research Scholars would have open access to various labs like Containerized Engine Test Cell, Noise & Vibration, EMI/EMC, Automotive Engineering Systems, Automotive Electronics & Embedded Systems, CAE & Design and latest software such as Altair, Ansys, AVL, GT and Ricardo through the Simulation lab. Also visit http://www.araiindia.com for more information on the ARAI and ARAI Academy respectively.

About Ph.D. program in association with ARAI

The design and development of present-day automobiles lay more emphasis on safe, smart and sustainable mobility. More and more research is required in connected, autonomous, shared and electric mobility. R&D efforts in these fields need to address issues such as emission, climate change, fuel economy, noise, vibration and harshness, alternate energy, design of powertrain, electric & hybrid vehicles, advanced automotive materials and manufacturing, vehicle crashworthiness, structural dynamics, electronic control and embedded systems, mechatronics, information technology, recyclability, etc. There is a need to carry out cutting-edge research in the aforementioned areas.

ARAI and MIT-WPU have agreed to pool their resources to support research work leading to a Ph.D. Program. Both ARAI and MIT-WPU will recognize the expertise and the research adequacy for each research work undertaken. MIT-WPU, by virtue of being a University, shall award a Degree in association with ARAI, as per its statute and rules & regulations.

Objective

To facilitate research-oriented working professionals from the industry, serving faculty members, scientists working in research labs, fresh postgraduate students and others to carry out research in an ideal environment of academic excellence and state-of-the-art laboratories in two of India’s premier institutions and obtain doctoral degrees.

MIT-WPU and ARAI offers Ph.D. programs in following streams:

Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering in focused areas of Automotive Technologies mentioned below, but not limited to:

Powertrain, Emissions and Alternate Fuels

  • Swirl Optimization
  • After Treatment Device
  • Engine Testing and Certification
  • Automotive Fuels and Emissions
  • Engine Design and Development
  • Engine Combustion & Simulation
  • Biodiesel
  • Automotive Transmission

 

Automotive Materials & Manufacturing and Structural / Vehicle Dynamics

  • Material Characterization and Failures Analysis
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Materials for Batteries and Fuel Cells
  • Vehicle Dynamics & Control
  • Fatigue Analysis / Structural Dynamics
  • ADAS / Hardware-in-loop

 

Safety, Lighting and Component & Vehicle Testing

  • Automotive Safety and Crashworthiness
  • Automotive Lighting / Photometry
  • Automotive Engineering System
  • Automotive Testing & Certification
  • Impact Injury Biomechanics
  • Automotive Sub-Systems
  • Driver and Traffic Simulation 

 

NVH, CAE, CFD

  • Noise and Vibration Control
  • Power Train and Electric NVH
  • Modal Analysis
  • Sound Characteristics of Materials
  • Acoustic Enclosure
  • Semi Active and Active Noise Cancellation
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Automotive Aerodynamics & Styling

 

Electronics & Embedded Systems, Electric & Hybrid Vehicles

  • Engine Electronic and Management Systems
  • Automotive Electronics
  • Journey Risk Assessment
  • Micro Grid and Charging Infrastructure
  • Automotive Real Time Embedded Systems
  • Model Based Design & RPT
  • CAN & CAN Open Technology
  • Battery and BMS
 

Special Topics

  • Autonomous and Connected Vehicles
  • Vehicle Body Engineering
  • 2/3-Wheeler Technology
  • Off Highway Vehicles
  • Automotive HVAC
The above topics are not exhaustive but indicative. The research scholar can propose research relevant topics from the automotive domain pertaining to one of the engineering stream listed above.

Engineering & Technology

Mechanical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Computer Engineering

Electronics & Communication Engineering

Polymer Engineering

Petroleum Engineering

 
Ph.D. Admission related queries, contact :

Dr. Rashmi Phalnikar

Ph.D. Coordinator, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, MIT-WPU
rashmi.phalnikar@mitwpu.edu.in

Dr. Sanjay Patil

Ph.D. Coordinator (ARAI)
sapatil.pga@araiindia.com

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 many other benefits. In view of the long tradition of academic excellence and under the guidelines prescribed by the University Grants Commission, MIT WPU offers the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) under the Faculty of Engineering and Technology.

The following schools offer Ph.D. and have excellent research facilities and expertise for the research scholars.

  • School of Computer Engineering and Technology

  • School of Electronics and Communication Engineering

  • School of Civil Engineering

  • School of Mechanical Engineering

  • School of Petroleum, Polymer and Chemical Engineering

 

School of Electronics & Communication Engineering

In a world increasingly driven by technology, university research is the foundation of any nation’s economic growth. MIT- WPU School of Electronics & Communication Engineering is committed to long-term research in frontier areas like Wireless Communication, Signal Processing, Artificial Intelligence & Machine learning, Computer vision, VLSI Design & Embedded Systems.
Students and faculty conduct research projects in thrust areas of Electronics & Communication Engineering. The institute has ongoing academic and research collaborations with many universities, research institutes, social health care groups and industries like Indian Space research Organization (ISRO), Indian institute of tropical Meteorology (IITM), Astha Breast cancer support group, NVIDIA, and Semiconductor Lab Chandigarh, Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) in order to keep pace with expanding frontiers of knowledge and global developments.

To align its R&D focus with the mentioned research domains, School of ECE is well equipped with the state of art hardware and software facilities and digital resources like access to conference papers and referred journal papers (IEEE transactions, Springer journals). For R&D in Signal /Image / Video processing, Computer vision and Artificial Intelligence & Machine learning, facilities available are High performance computation platforms like NVIDIA workstation with graphics cards, Intel Xeon / Multicore servers, Texas signal processing kits (TMDXE EVM 8168 Evaluation Kit with CCD Camera), Wavelet Technologies Make Digital Image Processing lab-1.0, Matlab & Simulink simulation software.
For Internet of Things based developments Intel Galileo, Grove starter kits, various communication modules, sensors, Raspberry pi, NI myRIO with Mechatronics kit, Neural Compute sticks are available at the School. Embedded Systems Laboratory provides embedded electronics hardware like Educational Practice Board for ARM7, Educational Practice Boards for ARM, Cortex M3LPC1768 TFT/Touch Screen Interfacing kit, basic sensors and actuators with interfacing kits, Texas Instruments make DSP Starter kit and development boards donated by ATMEL, Texas Instruments.

VLSI Design laboratory is equipped with high end software like Xilinx VIVADO with SDSOC, Cadence software (Analog and digital – front end and back end), and Spartan 3 and Basys 3 Artix-7 FPGA Trainer boards. VLSI chip fabrication is also facilitated as MIT-WPU has signed a Nondisclosure agreement with Semiconductor Lab, Chandigarh for free of cost fabrication of chips at 180 nm technology.

School of ECE has well equipped wireless communication laboratory. It facilitates hardware like USRP: Universal Software Radio Peripheral, Vector network analyser, Spectrum analyser, Logic Analyzer, Microwave Integrated Circuits Trainer Kit, Antenna Kit and Antenna Simulation Software like HFSS: High Frequency Structure Simulator and IE3D.

Faculty and students of School of ECE have published almost 90 papers in refereed journals and indexed conferences and filed more than ten patents during last three years. Published work is well cited by the researchers on the globe. School of ECE has received funding worth of amount Rs. 91,000 Lakhs for various research projects from Government Funding agencies.

PhD candidates will get an opportunity to explore challenges in one of the above-mentioned domains and to work under the esteemed guidance of experts in the respective domain.

 

Ph.D. Admission related queries, contact :

Dr. Rashmi Phalnikar
PhD coordinator, Faculty of Engineering
rashmi.phalnikar@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

ARAI Ph.D. Fees structure for AY 2021-22

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The School of Electronics and Communication Engineering is one of the pioneering departments of then MIT Pune has excellent laboratory Infrastructure with investment of more than USD One Million. With more than 400 computers spread in 20 laboratories, the School has the state-of-the-art hardware and software tools required for research in cutting edge technologies in the field of electronics, communication, software, electrical and in allied areas. The School has executed several projects funded by Savitribai Phule Pune University and some projects of Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and other funding agencies are undergoing. Ph.D admissions are done through MIT-WPU. The admitted candidates need to undertake coursework as per the University and UGC norms. Currently, the School has 10 Ph.D Supervisors guiding the doctoral students in above thematic areas. The candidates interested under take Ph.D Research may contact/visit the School.

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