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Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering(Ph.D.)

Eligibility Criteria

Subject to the conditions stipulated in REVA University PhD Regulations, the following persons are eligible to seek admission to the Ph.D. programme:

  • Candidates for admission to the Ph. D programme 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) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by the approved Assessment and Accreditation Agency.
  • 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) and successfully completed the M. Phil. Degree;
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, is allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) /differently-abled and other categories of candidates;

Overview

The REVA University has well experienced faculty members to guide candidates to pursue research leading to Doctoral degree in various disciplines. The University also has well equipped infrastructure for advanced research. All Schools have also engaged in advanced research and undertake funded projects.

Duration of the Programme

  • The minimum duration for Ph.D programme is THREE years, including course work. However, extension up to SIX years period of registration beyond the above limits shall be permitted based on the recommendation of the concerned Research Supervisor.

REVA University Ph. D. Entrance Test (REVA PET)

The University will conduct Entrance Test of 100 marks with 3 hours duration as under:

  • The registration n for PhD is through Entrance Test (REVA PET), Interview and Counseling. The Entrance Test will be 100 marks with 3 hours duration as under:
Sl.No Category of Candidates Papers (100 Marks)
1 Candidates other than those who have qualified UGC-JRF / UGC-NET/UGC-CSIR/JRF/UGC-CSIR-NET / SLET/GATE or passed M Phil Degree or candidates who hold Teacher Fellowship Part - I Subject Specific (50 marks) Part - II Research Methodology (50 marks)
Objective Descriptive Objective Descriptive
30 question x 1 mark each = 30 marks 4 questions x 5 marks each = 20 marks 10 questions x 1 mark each = 10 marks 5 questions x 8 marks each = 40 marks
2 Candidates who have qualified UGC-NET (including JRF) / UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF) / SLET / GATE or candidates hold Teacher Fellowship Research Methodology (100 Marks)
Objective Type Descriptive Type
20 questions X 1 mark each = 20 marks

(a) 5 questions X 10 marks each = 50 marks;

(b) 6 questions X 5 marks each = 30 marks

3 Candidates possessing M. Phil Degree Subject Specific (100 Marks)
Objective Descriptive
50 questions x 1 mark each = 50 marks

5 questions x 10 marks each = 50 marks

  • The syllabus of the Entrance Test paper for candidates other than those who have qualified UGC-JRF/UGC-NET/ UGC-CSIR JRF/ UGC-CSIR NET / SLET / GATE or passed in M. Phil or candidates hold teacher fellowship, will be both on Research Methodology and the concerned subject of study (subject specific) with 50% of weightage each. The test will be for 100 marks of 3 hours duration. The question paper will be in TWO PARTS – Part-I: Questions on concerned subject of study (subject specific) for 50 marks (objective & descriptive) & Part-II: Questions on Research Methodology for 50 marks (objective & descriptive) with 3 hours duration.
  • The syllabus of the Entrance Test for candidates who have qualified UGC-NET including JRF) / UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF) / SLET / GATE or candidates holding teacher fellowship will be only on Research Methodology. The question paper will be for 100 marks (20% Objective and 80% Descriptive) with 3 hours duration.
  • The syllabus of the Entrance Test for candidates who have passed M. Phil program will be only on concerned subject of study (subject specific). The question paper will be for 100 marks (50% Objective and 50% Descriptive) with 3 hours duration.

Candidates securing at least 50 marks out of 100 in the Entrance Test shall be declared as eligible for interview / viva voce.

The results of the Entrance Test will be displayed on the notice board of the Research and Innovation Council and hosted on the University website. No separate intimation / information in any form will be sent to the candidates about the results of entrance examination and admission.

The eligible candidates will be invited for interview/ viva-voce on the specific date and time. The candidates have to come prepared to discuss their research interest / area through presentations.

Candidates invited should attend the interview-cum-counseling along with following original documents:

  • Original marks cards of prescribed qualification such as two year PUC/10+2 examination, degree and PG degree examinations along with Convocation certificates.
  • Original certificate / proof for having qualified UGC-NET (including JRF) / UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF) / SLET / GATE or passed M Phil or proof of holding teacher fellowship.
  • Proof of date of birth, preferably SSLC/10th examination pass certificate.
  • Three copies of latest passport size photographs.
  • No due certificate from the employer (in case employed).
  • Candidates selected should take admission after payment of prescribed fee in full within the notified date failing which they will automatically forefeet the seat.

Those candidates who are registered for PhD should have to undergo course work of One Semester of SIX months and follow necessary conditions in the “REVA University Regulations Governing the Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of Doctoral (Ph D) Degree, 2020”.

Note: Foreign Nationals and NRIs with Indian degree are also required to take the PhD Entrance Examination.

Interview-cum-Counseling

Candidates invited should attend the interview-cum-counseling along with following original documents:

  • Original certificate / proof for having qualified UGC-NET (including JRF) / UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF) / SLET / GATE or passed M Phil or proof of holding teacher fellowship.
  • Proof of date of birth, preferably SSLC/10th examination pass certificate.
  • Three copies of latest passport size photographs.
  • No due certificate from the employer (in case employed).

The performance in the interview / viva voce will be assessed for 50 marks. The Selection of candidates for provisional registration shall be based on the performance in the interview only provided further that such a selection depends on the availability of the guide in the subject / area of interest of the candidate.

Selection and Provisional Registration

Candidates selected should take admission after payment of prescribed fee in full within the notified date failing which they will automatically forefeet the seat.

Candidates who are not selected for a Ph.D. program have to re-apply whenever the applications are invited again and go through the Entrance Test afresh.

Course Work

Those candidates who are registered for PhD should have to undergo course work of One Semester of SIX months and follow necessary conditions in the “REVA University Regulations Governing the Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of Doctoral (Ph.D) Degree, 2020”.

The course work comprises of four courses, viz.,

  • Advanced Research Methodology
  • Research and Publication Ethics
  • Program Specific Course
  • Literature Review in the Thrust Area of Research

List of PhD Guides

Sl.No. Name of the Faculty Research areas of interest Contact details
1 Dr. K S Narayana Swamy Sandwich Composite Foamed Structure, Composite Nano Fluid Email ID: dir.me@reva.edu.in
Mob No. 9900799440
2 Dr. Manjunath.L.H Metal Matrix Composites/Polymer Matrix Composites/Nano composites Email ID: manjunath.lh@reva.edu.in
Mob No.9844318146
3 Dr Devraj S Spray atomization of light structural alloys Email ID: devaraj.s@reva.edu.in
Mob No. 8971824410
4 Dr. C D Hampali Analysis of Thermal systems like Heat exchangers, Solar air
& water heaters, Dye sensitized solar cells, Biomaterials used for Orthopedic implants
Email ID: hampali@reva.edu.in
Mob No. 9845234050
5 Dr. Raju B S Rapid prototyping / Additive Manufacturing, CAD/CAM/CIM,
Quality Control, Operation research, Materials, Surface Engineering,
Residual stresses in welded joints.
Email ID: raju_bs@reva.edu.in
Mob No. 9880655105
6 Dr. N Jegadeeswaran Thermal Coatings, Composite materials Email ID: jagadeeswaran@reva.edu.in/
Mob No. 9880231308
7 Dr.Hemanth K Vehicle dynamics, Vibration, condition Monitoring, Composite materials Email ID: hemanth.k@reva.edu.in
Mob No. 9964498185
8 Dr. B Somsundar Corrosion, Erosion and wear, coatings Email ID: somasundarb@reva.edu.in
Mob No. 9902760376,
9 Dr. Mahesh L Composite Materials, Powder Metallurgy and Mechatronics. Email ID: maheshl@reva.edu.in
Mob No.9964272378
10 Dr. Niranjan Hiremath Signal Processing Methods for Fault Diagnosis of Machine Parts,
Integrated Approaches for Bearing Health Condition Monitoring,
Development of Bio-Lubricants, Lubricant Analysis
Email ID: niranjanh@reva.edu.in
Mob No. 7892966516
11 Dr.Sachinkumar Patil Processing of materials, Joining of advanced materials,
non traditional machining, heat treatment.
Email ID: chinkumar.patil@reva.edu.in
Mob No. 9972775495
12 Dr.Ramesh Kumar S C Hybrid Nano Composites Email Id: rameshkumar.sc@reva.edu.in
Mob No. 9886888477
13 Dr.T.Veerbhadrappa Biofuel Development Email ID: eerbhadrappa.t@reva.edu.in
Mob No. 9686566114
14 Dr.Suresha S Condition Based Monitoring Email ID: suresh.s@reva.edu.in
Mob No. 8722479490
15 Dr.Vijee Kumar Design and Analysis of Machine components, Characterization and synthesis
of composites, hybrid composites and Nano materials. Nano coatings.
Email ID: vijee.kumar@reva.edu.in
Mob No. +91 9902325016
16 Dr.Shanawaz Patil Advanced Nano Materials, Bio Materials, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Email ID: shanawaz.patil@reva.edu.in
Mob No. 8197507473
17 Dr. Dasharath S M Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Email ID: dasharath.sm@reva.edu.in
Mob No. 9897728355
18 Dr. Jagadish Babu Mechanical Testing, Microstructure, Heat treatment, Suplerplasticity,
Material Characterization, Texture
Email ID: jagadeeshbabu.sm@reva.edu.in
Mob No. 9967452352
19 Dr Pramod Kumar Machine Learning for Prediction of Machine
Tool Condition (Industry 4.0); Image Processing
Email ID: pramodkumar.sk@reva.edu.in
Mob No. 8971198184
20 Dr Shamanth Additive Manufacturing, Powder Metallurgy, Processing and Heat treatment of Stainless Steel Email ID: shamanth.v@reva.edu.in
Mob No. 9972521114
21 Dr. Manjunath G K Severe plastic deformation, material processing, material characterization, metal casting Email ID: manjunath.gk@reva.edu.in
Mob No. 9844742268,
22 Dr. Nikhil R Composite Materials, Additive Manufacturing, Reverse Engineering Email ID: nikhil.rangaswamy@reva.edu.in
Mob No. 9538608479

Application Fee
  • Indian / SAARC Nationals₹ 1000
  • NRI Fee₹ 2000
  • Foreign NationalsUS$ 50
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