Ph.D. Program

IcfaiTech offers Doctoral Program in the disciplines of Engineering/Technology and Sciences. Applications are invited from bright, aspiring students committed to excellence to apply for admission to Ph.D. Program for the academic year 2019-20 (July 2019 Session). Ph.D. admissions are made through the University entrance test and interview. For a student admitted into Ph.D. program, the research committee of IcfaiTech prescribes the course work after taking into account the equivalent courses completed by the student in his/her Master’s degree. Upon satisfactory completion of the course work and research methodology courses, the Scholars will undertake research work, qualifying examination, preparation of research proposal and submission of Ph.D. Thesis to the University. The thesis will be evaluated by external examiners. On receipt of satisfactory evaluation report, the Ph.D. Scholar undergoes a viva voce examination which are to be defended openly. The University shall award the Degree in accordance with the regulations of the University Grants Commission (UGC). Ph.D. Scholars are encouraged to attend conferences and present a research paper as they get exposure to share thoughts in the same or similar fields. The exchange of ideas will lead for future collaborations across the world. In addition to research, the programme involves teaching assistantship.

Eligibility Criteria:
Students with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in majoring subject) or CGPA 6 on a 10-point scale in Master’s degree from any university recognized by UGC are eligible. The broad areas of research and eligibility criteria in each department for both engineering and Science disciplines are as follows:

Ph.D. in Engineering

Broad areas of research
Department Research Areas Eligibility
Civil Engineering
  • Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
  • Green Building Technologies
  • Ground Improvement Techniques

Bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering followed by a Master’s degree in an appropriate area with consistently good academic background.
Computer Science and Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Networks
  • Cloud Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data & Analytics
  • Blockchain

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering followed by a Master’s degree in an appropriate area with consistently good academic background.
Electrical, Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Wireless Network
  • Image Processing
  • VLSI
  • Antennas
  • Sensors & Measurements
  • Power Systems
  • Smart Grids

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/ Electronics/ Communications/ Computer Science/ Instrumentation Engineering followed by a Master’s degree in an appropriate area with consistently good academic background.
Mechanical Engineering
    • Energy Systems
    • CAD/CAM
    • Machine Design
    • Robotics

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering followed by a Master’s degree in an appropriate area with consistently good academic background.


Ph.D in Sciences

Broad areas of research
Department Research Areas Eligibility
Mathematics
  • Number Theory
  • Boolean Algebra
  • Algebra
  • Computational Fluid dynamics
  • Optimization Techniques

Master’s degree in Mathematics.
Physics
    • Energy systems
    • Mathematical Physics
    • Condensed matter physics
    • Laser-matter interaction
    • Statistical and Computational physics

Master’s degree in Physics


Candidates satisfying the minimum eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply.

Selection Procedure:
Candidates qualified in the written test will be called for interview and final selection is based on interview performance. No TA/DA will be provided for attending the written test/interview. A scanned hardcopy of the filled in application forms should be sent to research.fst@ifheindia.org. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

Application Form


Last date for Applying: May 30, 2019

Fee Structure:
S.No  Fee Batch-2019
1 Admission Fee 39,800  /-
2   Semester/ Term Fee First Semester 19,500  /-
Second Semester 19,500  /-
3 Summer Term 6000  /-
4 Student’s Aid Fund 500   /-
5 Institute Caution Deposit 5,000   /-


Financial Assistance:
Scholars admitted into the Ph.D programme may be considered for an institute fellowship of Rs. 40,000 /- per month.

About Coursework:
Qualified candidates are required to undertake course work for a minimum period of one year.

Semester-wise course work for the Ph.D program

SEMESTER I Credits SEMESTER II Credits
Research Methodology-I 4 Research Methodology-II 4
Advanced  Discipline Course-I 4 Advanced  Discipline Course -II 4
Specialization  Elective -I 4 Specialization Elective -II 4
Interdisciplinary Course-I 4 Interdisciplinary Course-II 4
Total credits 16 Total credits 16