Ph.D – Civil Engineering




Civil Engineering


Doctoral Programmes

The Department of Civil Engineering offers undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programs, with emphasis on fundamental theory and practice in Civil Engineering, keeping in view the current and continuously changing scenarios in this discipline. The department runs postgraduate programs in Structural and Transportation Engineering. The Department has established state-of-art laboratories which can provide opportunities for the students at all levels to get acquainted with the latest developments in various avenues of Civil Engineering. In addition to teaching and instruction, the faculty is actively engaged in research with the goal of developing novel concepts and ideas or applying current technology to new applications. The department has a number of ongoing research projects and industrial consultancy works from various agencies. The department also organizes Conferences/ Workshops for professional interaction and networking.

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Research Areas

The Department lays special emphasis on research work in various areas of specialization that include:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Water Resource Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering


Ph.D Programme Requirements
  • M.E./M.Tech or an equivalent degree with a minimum of 60% aggregate in the qualifying examination.
  • B.E. or an equivalent degree with a minimum of 60% aggregate in the qualifying examination Meeting the minimum eligibility criteria does not guarantee admission into the PhD programme.
  • Additional departmental criteria might be set for shortlisting. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for an interview and/or a written test
Financial Assistance
  • M.E/M.Tech candidates are eligible to receive a fellowship of Rs 31000/- per month
  • A higher fellowship may be made available in subsequent years (As per institute norms)
  • Every candidate must undertake 8 to 10 hours of work per week as assigned by the institute
Admission Process

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