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Following courses shall be part of the Ph.D. program: Research Methodology, Research Proposal, Review Seminar, Mathematics for Engineering Research and Advances in Chemical Engineering.
After admission, each Ph.D. student shall be required to undertake Course Work for a minimum period of one semester. The Course Work shall be offered with the credit system and will be treated as pre- Ph.D. preparation. The total credit requirement for entire course work shall be 20 credits. Students are required to earn these 20 credits in maximum two semesters.
Mathematics for Engineering Research will be based on the Advance topics from Engineering Mathematics. It will consist of minimum 15 units of 2 credits each. Contents for the Branch Specific Topics will be based on the advanced topics/technology pertaining to the branch. It will consist of a minimum of 10 units with 2 credits each.
The students shall be required to earn the credit for 2 units from Mathematics for Engineering Research and 3 units from Branch Specific Topics, related to their area of research, selected in consultation with the Guide and approved by the Head of Research Centre.

Program Overview

MIT-WPU believes that Research is an essential part of higher education system and is critical to societal development. It generates knowledge, provides useful information, and helps decision-making, among many other benefits. In view of the long tradition of academic excellence and under the guidelines prescribed by the University Grants Commission, MIT WPU offers the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) under the Faculty of Engineering and Technology.

The following schools offer Ph.D. and have excellent research facilities and expertise for the research scholars.

  • School of Computer Engineering and Technology

  • School of Electronics and Communication Engineering

  • School of Civil Engineering

  • School of Mechanical Engineering

  • School of Petroleum, Polymer and Chemical Engineering

School of Petroleum, Polymer and Chemical Engineering

The rules for admission to the Ph.D. program and the duration of Ph.D. program are as per the guidelines of University Grants Commission and academic ordinances/regulations of MIT-WPU. For admission to Ph.D. Program, students should have cleared a Master’s degree in the appropriate stream from a recognized institute of repute. The students are expected to complete course work and undertake research work that is original work characterized either by the discovery of facts, or by a fresh approach towards the interpretation and application of facts, or development of equipment making a distinct advancement in technology. Ph.D. degree is granted for research work in areas recognized by the academic School.

MIT WPU thrives on a strong research culture that nurtures creativity and promotes investigation for a social benefit. The University believes in establishing support systems that boost morale and enhances a positive research culture. The faculty are encouraged to contribute their research findings in referred journals and calendar conferences, filing patents, IPR and converting the research into product/prototype. MIT –WPU has research collaborations with various research organizations and industries. Most of the schools have received research funding from various funding agencies in India and abroad.

MIT-WPU has consistently topped the ranking of engineering institutions and is widely recognized in India and abroad for its excellence in education.

With a legacy of four decades behind it, the MIT-WPU Petroleum, Polymer and Chemical Engineering is one of the foremost centres of chemical engineering within the whole of India. This is essentially confluence of unique, diversified and multidisciplinary domains of Petroleum, Polymer and Chemical Engineering. We have around 40+ Faculty members with expertise in diversified areas of specialization and working in the frontier areas of research. Founded to meet the rising demand for Chemical Engineers in the country, it has produced a competent and talented workforce for over forty years. The state of the art laboratories along with a highly qualified academic staff ensure that the MIT-WPU School of PPC Engineering excels at research, something the burgeoning Chemical and allied Industry sorely needs.

  • Reaction Engineering and Catalysis

  • Sustainable Process Development

  • Separation Science and Engineering

  • Process modeling and simulation

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Flow Simulation

  • Refining and Petrochemicals

  • Energy Engineering

  • Renewables and Green Processes

  • Bio chemicals and Biocatalysts

  • Subsea Engineering

  • Environment management in Petroleum Industry

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery

  • Reservoir Engineering and Simulation

  • Hydrocarbon Exploration and Hydrocarbon Production,

  • Data analytics in oil and gas industry

  • Polymer Synthesis and rheology

  • Polymer Synthesis and Analysis

  • Tool Design/ Product Design and Process Simulation, Additive Manufacturing

  • Polymer Characterization and Testing

  • Polymer composites: bio- composites, nano-composites

 

Research opportunities are available for PhD Research Scholars and practitioners in allied fields like:

  • Oil and gas industry

  • Energy Engineering Professional

  • Biochemicals and biofuels

  • Bulk and fine chemicals

  • Pharma industry

  • Paints and industrial chemicals

  • Plastics and composites

 

Ph.D. Admission related queries, contact :

Dr. Rashmi Phalnikar
PhD coordinator, Faculty of Engineering
rashmi.phalnikar@mitwpu.edu.in

Eligibility

Eligibility and selection process is as per UGC notification 5th May 2016 (Minimum standards and procedure for the award of M. Phil/Ph.D. degree regulations 2016) and 1st amendment by UGC on 27th Aug 2018 and 2nd amendment on 16th Oct 2018.Subject to the conditions stipulated in these regulations, the following persons are eligible to seek admission to the Ph.D. program :

  • Master’s Degree holders satisfying the criteria stipulated below

    Candidates for admission to the PhD program 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 wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.

    A relaxation of 5% of marks from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures.

  • 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 wherever grading system is followed) and successfully completing the M.Phil. Degree shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to the Ph. D. Degree in the same Institution in an integrated programme. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time

  • A person whose M.Phil. dissertation has been evaluated and the viva voce is pending may be admitted to the Ph.D. program of the same Institution

  • Candidates possessing a Degree considered equivalent to M.Phil. Degree of an Indian Institution, from a Foreign Educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions, shall be eligible for admission to Ph.D. program.

Selection Process 

  • MIT-WPU is looking for bright and dedicated scholars interested in research to join us as Ph.D. scholars for Academic Year 2020-21. Prospective students satisfying the eligibility criterion are encouraged to apply for Ph.D. Programme on www.mitwpu.edu.in

  • Candidates satisfying eligibility criteria will be informed to appear for the Ph.D. entrance test conducted by MIT-WPU as per the UGC guidelines. University may decide separate terms and conditions for Ph.D. entrance test for those students who qualify UGC-NET ( Including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET ( including JRF)/SLET/GATE/Teacher fellowship holder or have passed M. Phil programme.

  • The Ph.D. entrance test shall be qualifying with qualifying marks as 50% provided that relaxation from 50% to 45% shall be allowed for the candidates belongs to SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/Differently abled category in the entrance examination conducted by the university
    The syllabus of entrance test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific.

  • The interview/viva-voce will be conducted by the university for test qualifying candidates. For the selection of candidates, a weightage of 70% to the entrance test and 30 % to the performance in the interview/Viva-voce shall be given

 

PhD Entrance Test Syllabus

Please note that though this is the fee structure for the year 2020 - 2021, it remains unchanged for the years 2021 - 2022. 

Ph.D. Fees structure for AY 2021-22

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Course Overview

With an aim to foster high quality research, the MIT-WPU School of Chemical Engineering renders the best of technical expertise coupled with research competence. The programme is tailored to sharpen the candidate’s skill set thus facilitating the genesis of substantial research of distinction.

Program Highlights

Cutting edge Programmes with interdisciplinary knowledge to technically empower the candidate.
A Revolutionary Education System that is flexible and continuously updated.
Contemplates on the future requirements of students while grooming their current traits.
The unique Peace constituent of WPU comprises of multi-faceted modules specifically designed for the holistic development of students and cover topics that lead to – Peace in the self, peace in communication, peace in family, peace in heritage, peace in nature, peace in scriptures, peace in business, peace in entrepreneurship, peace in society, peace in action.

Research & Publications

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2019 1. Niraj S. Topare, Vasi Shaikh, “Beta-Cyclodextrin derivatives as adsorbents for Removal of heavy metals: A review”, CHEMIX-19, 6th National Conference on Intra and Inter Disciplinary Blend of Chemical Engineering organized by VNIT, Nagpur ...

22 Jun, 2021

2020 1. Niraj S. Topare, Shantini A. Bokil, “Preparation and Characterization of Activated Carbon from Shredded Leaves through Carbonization Activation Process”, International Conference/Seminar on Recent Advances in Chemistry & Material Sci ...

22 Jun, 2021

Alumni Corner

The School of Chemical Engineering provides good exposure to the students to think and grow independently. The strong connect with the industry, research institutes and alumni has helped many of its students to develop as an entrepreneur
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Ph.D (USA) CEO, Anweshak Technology and Knowledge Solutions 1995 batch
The School was my second home for all the love and care I received in during my graduation. Thanks to the exposure I received in ASPEN PLUS in the curriculum and seminar, internship and project in the industry that helped me to become a National Winner at CHEMCON followed by placement in simulation industry.
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