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Ph.D. in Engineering is a 3-year full-time doctorate level course in Engineering. Minimum eligibility for the course is M.E/M.Tech degree or an equivalent Master’s degree with 55% of marks or 6 GPA point scale from a recognized university. Many colleges offer Ph.D. in Engineering course in India. Every college has their own eligibility criteria, admission process, and fees structure.

Some of the top colleges/universities offer this course includes:

  • Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar
  • Amity University, Jaipur
  • M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • National Institute of Technology, Agartala

The average fee for this course ranges between INR 20,000 to INR 4 Lacs based on the candidate’s marks obtained in their master’s degree or entrance exams.

Engineering has a variety of subjects such as Energy, Fluid mechanics, and Turbomachinery, Electrical Engineering, Mechanics and Design, Computer Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering, Manufacturing and Management, Information Engineering, etc. After completing this doctorate course, students are expected to produce original work to contribute that they have the knowledge of engineering field.

Admission to Ph.D. in Engineering course is based on merit list or entrance-exam. Most of the colleges select students based on the marks obtained in their master’s degree or an equivalent degree for Ph.D. in Engineering course admissions. Some reputed colleges conduct entrance exams for this course admission. Students who are selected for entrance exam should attend the personal interview conducted by the college. Based on their performances, they will be selected for admissions.

After completion of this course, graduates may work in fields like IT Sectors, Manufacturing Units, Agriculture Sectors, Retail Sectors, Aerospace Companies, Telecommunications, etc. These professionals may work in positions like Engineering Technician, Application Engineer, Research Assistant, Water Resource Engineer, Chemical Engineer, etc. The average salary for these professionals ranges between INR 2 to 10 Lacs as per their experience and expertise in this field.

Top Colleges for Ph.D. (Engineering)

  • Ph.D. (Engineering) in Uttar Pradesh
  • Ph.D. (Engineering) in Tamil Nadu
  • M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering in Delhi-NCR
  • M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering in Maharashtra
  • M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering in Chennai
  • M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering in Uttar Pradesh

Ph.D. in Engineering: Course Highlights 

Written below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course LevelDoctorate
Duration3 years
Examination TypeSemester type
EligibilityMaster’s degree
Admission ProcessMerit-based or Entrance-based
Top recruiting organizationsTCS, Hindustan Lever, LG, Samsung, L&T Private Limited, CTS, Microsoft, HP, Lenovo
Top recruiting areasIT Sectors, Manufacturing Units, Agriculture Sectors, Retail Sectors, Aerospace Companies, Telecommunications
Top job profilesEngineering Technician, Application Engineer, Research Assistant, Water Resource Engineer, Chemical Engineer
Course FeeINR 30,000 to 4 Lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 2 to 10 Lacs

Ph.D. in Engineering: What is it about?

Ph.D. in Engineering course has various specializations such as civil engineering, building engineering, electrical engineering, computer science engineering, information systems engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, aerospace engineering, and computer engineering. Candidates may select any one of the specialization based on their interest. The curriculum may vary from one specialization to another.

In this course, students study major topics such as mathematical methods, developments in engineering, system and control, fluid mechanics, structural mechanics, dynamics and vibrations of mechanical and biochemical systems, energy conservation, academic conversation, academic communication skills, robotics, aeronautics and astronautics, industrial engineering, integrative studies for building engineering, structural engineering, construction management, and water resources.

Ph.D. in Engineering: Specializations

Ph.D. Biomedical EngineeringPh.D. Chemical Engineering
Ph.D. CSEPh.D. Civil Engineering
Ph.D. EEEPh.D. Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. Electronics and Communication EngineeringPh.D. Electronics and Telecommunications
Ph.D. Mechanical EngineeringPh.D. Nanotechnology
Ph.D. Electrical Communication EngineeringPh.D. Electronics Engineering
Ph.D. Computer EngineeringPh.D. Engineering and Technology

Ph.D. in Engineering: Top Institutes 

Given below are the college names, location and the average structure of the fees which will be taken by the college for this course.

College of Engineering and TechnologyAkolaINR 1,65,000
Lovely Professional UniversityJalandharINR 3,16,000
MIT Art, Design and Technology UniversityPuneINR 1,00,000
Amity UniversityNoidaINR 1,50,000
Birla Institute of Technology and SciencePilaniINR 3,34,000
SGT UniversityGurgaonINR 4,50,000
Jaipur National UniversityJaipurINR 1,06,000
Indian Institute of ScienceBangaloreINR 50,400
M.S. Ramaiah Institute of TechnologyBangaloreINR 59,000
Manipal Academy of Higher EducationManipalINR 20,000
Sanskriti UniversityMathuraINR 1,95,000
Indian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurINR 60,000
DIT UniversityDehradunINR 2,16,000
Poornima UniversityJaipurINR 1,75,000
Sharda UniversityGreater NoidaINR 1,80,000
GLA UniversityMathuraINR 1,27,000
Jagannath UniversityJhajjarINR 2,25,000
The LNM Institute of Information TechnologyJaipurINR 62,000
Bhagwant UniversityAjmerINR 1,75,000
AISECT UniversityBhopalINR 3,15,000
National Institute of TechnologyAgartalaINR 50,700

Ph.D. in Engineering: Eligibility 

Candidates who have completed M.E/M.Tech or an equivalent master’s degree from a recognized university are eligible for Ph.D. in Engineering course. Candidates should obtain 55% of marks in their Master’s degree for this Ph.D. in Engineering course eligibility (50% of marks for SC.ST/OBC candidates). The percentage may vary from one college to another. Eligible candidates may apply for this course through online or offline.

Ph.D. in Engineering: Admission Process

Admission to Ph.D. in Engineering course is based on Merit list or an Entrance-exam. Most of the colleges conduct counseling and select students based on the merit list prepared by the state-wise universities. Some of the reputed colleges conduct entrance exams to select students for this course admission.

Some of the major entrance exam conducted by the reputed colleges and universities are:

  • GATE
  • GMAT
  • GPAT
  • AJEE

Entrance exams may vary from state to state. Few colleges conduct the personal interview followed by the entrance exam. Those colleges select students based on their performances in an entrance exam and the personal interview.

Ph.D. in Engineering: Syllabus and Course Description

A semester-wise syllabus for Ph.D. in Engineering is given below. The syllabus may vary from one college to other.

EnglishCommunication Techniques
Engineering Mathematics IEngineering Mathematics II
Engineering PhysicsEngineering Chemistry/Physics
Engineering ChemistryEngineering Mechanics
Computer Systems and ProgrammingMechanical Engineering
Electrical and Electronics EngineeringMechanical Engineering
-Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Engineering Mathematics IIICommunication Engineering
Digital ElectronicsPrinciples of Programming Languages
Electronic CircuitsComputer Organization and Architecture
Discrete StructuresDatabase and File Systems
Object-Oriented ProgrammingEngineering Management and Economics
Data StructuresSystem Software
Software EngineeringOperating Systems
Microprocessor and InterfacesComputer Networks
E-CommerceDesign and Analysis of Algorithms
Computer GraphicsEmbedded Systems
Telecommunication FundamentalsTheory of Computation
Logical and Fundamental ProgrammingDigital Signal Processing
Information Theory and CodingAdvanced Software Engineering
-Microwave and Satellite Communication

Ph.D. in Engineering: Who should opt for this course?

  • Candidates who have an interest in Engineering and its related areas are suitable for this course.
  • Candidates who have good communication skills, interpersonal skills, ability to make decisions easily, work in teams, and express ideas are suitable for this course.
  • Candidates who have the ability to invent things and create new inventions are suitable for this course.

Ph.D. in Engineering:  Career Prospects

Graduates who have completed this course have lots of opportunities in various fields of engineering. Professionals may work in major areas such as IT consultancies, IT departments, IT service providers, Telecommunications, Aerospace companies, Defence, Financial services, Retail sectors, Healthcare sectors, Manufacturing sectors, Agriculture sectors, etc. Some professionals may work in top colleges and universities in major roles. Few professionals may start their own career as an entrepreneur.

These professionals may work in government, private, and public sectors. Graduates may work in job roles offered by the top companies and organizations are Technician, Web developer, System designer, Helpdesk specialist, Networking specialist, Data-warehousing analyst, e-commerce specialist, Lab instructor, Software engineer, Development manager, Subject matter specialist, etc. Graduates who have an interest in teaching field may work as professors and lecturers.

Read about more Ph.D. in Engineering courses

Given below are the major job positions, their descriptions, and the Average annual salary for each position:

Application engineerApplication Engineers are working as a bridge between clients and electrical engineers. They use client requirements and sales information to design, test, develop, and implement the program applications. They may also provide support to clients, installations and perform sales performance.INR 4 to 5 Lacs
Engineering TechnicianEngineering Technicians are responsible for working in science-related fields and may work in laboratories, work on construction sites, work in offices or at industrial and manufacturing plants. They may also assist engineers with research and development, quality control or design. They also work alongside scientists or as quality assurance inspectors.INR 2 to 4 Lacs
Water Resource EngineerWater Resource Engineers are responsible for developing new equipment and systems for water resource management facilities. The systems that Water Resource Engineers create ensure that citizens are provided with a continuous supply of clean, uncontaminated water for drinking, living, and recreational purposes.INR 5 to 6 Lacs
Chemical engineerChemical Engineers are responsible for applying the principles of chemistry, physics, maths, and biology, to solve major problems that involve the production or use of chemicals, food, medical drugs, fuel, nuclear and many other products. They used to design processes and equipment for large-scale manufacturing, planning, testing, and executing production methods and by-products treatment, and direct facility operations.INR 4 to 5 Lacs
Research AssistantResearch Assistants are mostly found in the social science or laboratory setting. And they will perform experiments under their supervision. Some research assistants might work for novel writers, newsletter writer, newspaper reporters and other writing professions that might need someone to track down information.INR 2 to 4 Lacs

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