Ph.D – Mechanical Engineering




Mechanical Engineering


Doctoral Programmes

The department encourages motivated and bright Ph.D. aspirants to join us at BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus & Hyderabad campus to learn, understand and solve problems of specialized research fields. The department also has a part-time Ph.D. scheme especially for working professionals in Industries or Academic Institutes.

Know More

  • 14 International Journals Publications
  • 45 International Conference Publications
  • 38 National Conference Publications
  • 10 Book/Chapter Published

Research Areas

The department offers a full time Ph.D. programme in the following thrust areas of its research.

  • Bio-microfluidics
  • Biomaterials, Biomechanics
  • Assistive and Medical devices
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Image based material testing and inspection
  • Sheet metal forming, Warm and hot forming
  • Surface Engineering, Robotics and Control, Solid & Fracture Mechanics
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Vibrations, Acoustics
  • Experimental aerodynamics and jet acoustics
  • CFD
  • Heat Transfer
  •  Microtubes
  • CFB
  • Energy
  • Micro Machining & MEMS
  • Polymer & Composites
  • Rotational Moulding



Program Requirements
  • A minimum of 60% in both undergraduate and graduate level in Mechanical or any allied disciplines.
  • Undergraduate students with exceptional academic background are also welcome to apply.
    • Meeting the minimum eligibility criteria does not guarantee admission to Ph.D. programme
    • The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for an interview process.
    • An admitted undergraduate student will be required to complete minimum course work.
    • Candidates working in reputed R&D organization can apply for Part time/ Aspirant Ph.D. Scheme.
Financial Assistance
  • Financial assistance will be provided to the fulltime Ph.D. students in the form of a monthly stipend of ₹ 31,000. Higher stipend amount will be granted in the subsequent semesters subject to the performance as per institutional norms. A full-time Ph.D. student is expected to perform teaching assistantship in addition to the doctoral research work against the stipend granted to him/her
Admission Process

To learn more about the Ph.D admissions process at BITS Pilani, please visit the website