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Ph.D. Admissions


Key Dates
Sr. No. Particulars Date
1 Last date for online application 13-06-2020
2 List of candidates for selection procedure on the website 19-06-2020
3 Selection Procedure:
1) Reporting time 9:00 A.M.
2) Written Aptitude Test at Block-C (SPT-1 building) from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
3) Discipline wise proficiency-evaluation at 1.30 P.M. onwards
4 Announcement of the list of candidates offered the admission 17-07-2020
5 Last Date for paying fees 21-07-2020
6 Induction programme for admitted candidates 5-08-2020


Industry linked Research Projects in School of Petroleum Technology:

  • Development of a road map for RLNG pumps in contrast to CNG Pumps across India-(Funded by Adani)
  • Acoustic impedance study and velocity anisotropy for Indian shale gas research (Fund by DGH)
  • Integrated Solar and Geothermal set-up for Exploitation of low enthalpy geothermal reservoirs (Supported by GOG and ONGC energy center)
  • Direct application of Geothermal Energy Exploitation using hot springs and ponds (Support Expected from MNRE)
  • To Carry out laboratory formation damage experiment on Indian and Russian Core models (Industry university of Tyumen-IUT Russia and DOP, India)
  • Factor analysis of attributes associated with City gas distribution engineering (Funded by Adani)
  • Evolution of the Mesozoic sequences of Zanskar Himalays and its comparison with other Mesozoic sections of India (Expected to be funded)
  • Evolutionary trends in Cretaceous Belemnite biotic events and its comparison with northern and southern Tethyan margin (funded by DST-RFBR)
  • Petrophysical Modelling of Heterogeneous clastic reservoirs play (Expected to be funded)
  • Integrated geophysical prospecting for fault modelling in Kachchh basin and correlation with its Geomechanical properties (Expecting Fund)
  • To compare conductivity data of rod-shaped prop-pant versus spherical prop pant for hydraulic fracturing (In association with Oklahoma University and DOP).
  • Mathematical modelling of heterogeneous reservoirs and flow through porous media (with Matlab)


School of Technology

Ph.D. Research Projects For Electrical Engineering:

  • Buildings-to-Grid integration
  • Peer-to-Peer energy sharing and trading in microgrids
  • Power System Protection
  • Generation & Transmission Planning
  • Integration issues of renewable energy sources with Grid
  • Distributed Generation: Protection, Stability & Control
  • Power Quality : Issues & Mitigation Techniques
  • Distribution System Management
  • Power System Automation & Control
  • Wide Area Measurements and application of the same to mitigate Protection, Stability & control issues
  • Micro-grids, Smart Grid and related issues
  • Power System Security Assessment & Enhancement / Improvement of System Security
  • Use of analytics for efficient operation of Power System

Ph.D. Research Projects For Chemical Engineering:

  • CFD modelling of multi phase flows in industrial cyclones and fluidized bed
  • Advanced water treatment technology for removal of fluoride in water
  • Development of nano-materials for the enhance fuel efficiency
  • Studies on Bio-diesel production using process intensification techniques
  • Experimental and modelling studies on hydrocarbon steam cracking
  • Development of novel ionic liquids for cleaner production
  • Design and development of novel membrane based water purification system
  • Modelling of amine based carbon sequestration techniques

Ph.D. Research Projects For Environmental Engineering:

  • Application of Numeric Modelling and Remote Sensing for Urban Air Quality Assessment and forecasting - Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
  • Big Data Application for Environmental Management - Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
  • Urban Heat Island effect for Ahmedabad city: Modelling, Mapping and Mitigation - Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
  • Sick Building Syndrome: Modelling and Monitoring Indoor Air Quality - Stanford University
  • Urban Climate Modelling - Auburn University (AU)
  • Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment through multiple techniques - Gujarat Environment Management Institute (GEMI)
  • Designing Bio-reactors for effective solid waste management - National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI)
  • Low cost techniques for removal of Arsenic from Ground Water - National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI)
  • Application of Geoinformatics for assessing the impact of Canal Network on agricultural productivity - Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications & Geo-informatics (BISAG)
  • Solid Waste Management: Policy Framework to Community Engagement - Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC)
  • Environmental Sustainability - American State University (ASU)
  • Waste-water Treatment using natural coagulants - National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI)

Ph.D. Research Projects For Civil Engineering:

  • Risk Based Building Information Modelling for Mass Rapid Transit System Projects
  • Development of Multivariate Tools for Quality Monitoring of Ready Mixed Concrete
  • Integrated BIM and Cloud Model for Smart City Projects
  • Development of Integrated BIM and IPD Model for Infrastructure Transportation Projects
  • Utilization of plastic waste and monitoring the quality pavements in collaboration with Road and Building Department, Govt. of Gujarat
  • Strength Forecasting of Ready Mixed Concrete through Time Series Analysis
  • Critical Chain Project Management for Infrastructure Transportation Projects
  • Building Information Modelling for Infrastructure Projects
  • Building Information Modelling for Commercial Projects of Ahmedabad
  • Development of Integrated Project Delivery Model for infrastructure Projects
  • Development of Lean Management Model for Highway Projects
  • Social Cost Benefit Analysis for Transportation Projects
  • Life Cycle Costing Analysis for Bridge Projects
  • Clean Development Mechanism for Metro Rail Projects
  • Dispatching Schedule Sequencing for Commercial Ready Mixed Concrete Batching Plants
  • Cloud Computing Model for Smart City Projects
  • Critical Success Factors for Development of Smart City Projects
  • Development of Project Risk Management Model for Sustainable Smart City Project
  • Utilization of plastic waste in the pavements- in collaboration with Road and Building Department, Govt. of Gujarat
  • Evaluation of Seismic Risk – In Collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Evaluation of Seismic Hazards for the future Smart cities - In Collaboration with Institute of Seismological Research, Govt. of Gujarat
  • Liquefaction Hazard Assessment - In Collaboration with M/s. KCT Consultancy Services
  • Geotechnical Characterization for Gujarat Using Geographical Information System - In Collaboration with M/s. KCT Consultancy Services, Ahmedabad

Ph.D. Research Projects For Mechanical Engineering (Know More):

  • Development of bimetallic cylinders (Austenitic Stainless Steel AISI321+AA2219, AISI321+Ti-6Al-4V and AISI304L+Ti-6Al-4V) through friction welding route with suitable inter layers
  • Magnetic Pulse Welding (MPW) of AISI 321 stainless steel to AA2219 Aluminium alloy
  • Friction and Friction Stir Welding of metal to plastics
  • Ultrasonic welding of dissimilar plastics and plastics to metal
  • Superplastic behaviour of copper using FSP.
  • A-TIG, FB-TIG & FZ-TIG for P91 and LAFM steels
  • Sustainable post processing of food crops using solar drying for different climatic conditions in India.
  • Design, development and Investigations of a multi-functional HVAC system.
  • Investigations on direct expansion solar assisted heat pump for water heating applications.
  • Analysis of parallel and inclined slider bearing operating with Electri-rheological Lubricant.
  • FEM and CFD analysis of journal bearing operating in turbulent regime. Effect of porous layer on dynamic performance of hydrostatic thrust bearing
  • Numerical modelling of 3D/4D composite plate subjected to Ballistic Impact Loading
  • Progressive Damage modelling of Structure in Blast Loading
  • Experimental and numerical Investigation on Tensile Behavior of a Plate containing multiple holes
  • Composite based Design and Development of Bio-inspired Armors
  • Experimental Investigation of Tensile Behavior of Additive Manufactured Plates
  • Experimental and Numerical study of powder bed fusion Additive Manufacturing processes.
  • Friction Stir based Additive Manufacturing of different materials.
  • Experimental and Numerical study of Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing process.
  • Development of thermal modelling and experimental investigation of hybrid solid+liquid desiccant based air conditioning system
  • Thermal modelling, optimization and experimental investigation to identify the cooling rate behavior of battery operated vehicle with different phase change materials
  • Modelling , optimization and experimental investigation of hybrid adsorption refrigeration system.
  • Static and Dynamic analysis of sandwich functionally graded materials shells.
  • Active vibration control of FGM plates using non conventional optimization algorithm.
  • Application of process Intensification techniques for biodiesel production using II and III generation feedstocks and CI engine performance testing with combustion modelling
  • Application of process Intensification techniques for bioethnol production using I and II generation feedstocks and SI engine performance testing with combustion modelling(a topic of national importance for preparation of Sanitizer in reference to Covid-2019 scenario)
  • Application of Process Intensification techniques for production of Aviation fuel using non-edible feedstock.
  • Application of Castor plant for co-production of biogas, bio-ethanol, biodiesel and value added bio-chemicals: A Techno-economic analysis of a bio-refinery approach
  • Multi-scale, multi-physics solidification models for manufacturing processes.
  • Direct Numerical Simulations of phase-change Rayleigh Benard Convection.
  • Studies on Heat-transfer and thermodynamic performance of Latent heat thermal Energy Storage systems.
  • Experimental and numerical studies on electron/laser beam surface treatment processes.
  • Studies on Solidification and Melting phenomena.

Ph.D. Research Projects For Solar Engineering:

  • Inexpensive semiconductors for thin film solar cells: Non vacuum based technologies
  • Eradication of degradation of Silicon PV modules using nanotechnology
  • Solar photocatlytic waste water treatment
  • Dynamics of electron transfer for thin film devices
  • Electrical properties of 2D materials for optoelectronic devices
  • Development of solid state electrolyte for fuel cells
  • Graphene based composite for energy storage application: For batteries & super-capacitors
  • Development of nano-structured oxides: Application in Schottky junction devices and efficient hydrogen generation (water splitting)

Ph.D. Research Projects for Computer Science and Engineering & Information and Communication Technology (ICT) :

  • Advanced Urban Public Transportation System as Principal Investigator
  • Spectral Discrimination and Separability Analysis of Crops and Weeds Using Deep Learning Techniques
  • Land-Cover Classification of Polarimetric SAR Image/Data for Agricultural and Urban Region
  • Compact Circularly Polarised Microstrip antenna for IoT Applications
  • Improving speech quality and intelligibility in digital hearing aids
  • CyberHealth-A Novel Framework for Secure Medical Cyber Physical Systems with Reduced Overhead
  • Multi-modal design of an Intelligent Transportation System