Ph.D. Program

Welcome to PhD Program at Navrachana University

Orientation Program is scheduled on : 11.00am, Saturday, 8 August 2020

The University offers academic programs leading to the award of PhD Degree through its Schools – 

  1. School of Science
  2. School of Business and Law
  3. School of Engineering and Technology
  4. School of Liberal Studies and Education

The University encourages research leading to PhD degree with focus on Interdisciplinary Research for the ‘creation and addition of knowledge’ and to address complex scientific and socially relevant problems via integration of knowledge from multiple and disparate fields.

List of Selected Candidates – July 2020 Intake


Application Process

For admission to PhD program (July 2020 – Intake), candidates need to register and fill the application form ONLINE only between dates – (1 June – 30 June, 2020).

Last date of Online application: 30th June 2020

Announcement of list of eligible candidates: 2nd July 2020

Date of entrance exam: 11th July 2020 (Written test:10am-1pm) (Viva/Presentation:2pm-5pm)

Announcement of selected candidates: 15th July 2020

Last date for fees payment: 25th July 2020

Commencement of Semester: 25th July 2020


Candidates for admission to the PhD program should 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).

For more details, please refer to our E-brochure.

Program Discipline Specific Area of Research Intake Faculty Details
CIVIL ENGINEERING Structural Engineering Advanced Solid Mechanics, Finite elements, plates and shells Numerical methods 01 Dr. Payal Desai, Program Head, Civil Engineering  PhD (IIT Bombay), Post Doc (USA) Specialization areas – Computational Solid Mechanics, Finite elements and numerical methods, plates and shells, refined and higher order theories, mechanics of laminated composites  Link to the web – page:
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 02 Dr. Shweta Dour –  Asst. Professor, SET, NUV.  PhD- Bhagwant University, Ajmer Specialization areas: Image Processing, Signal Processing, Communication Networks and Information Systems Link to web page :
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Cryogenic Engineering, Thermal and Fluid Engineering, HVAC systems 03 Dr. Amarish Badgujar – Associate Professor – Mechanical Engineering PhD (IIT Bombay) His thesis was titled “Design and Development of Three stage Stirling type Pulse Tube Cryocooler” Link to web page ile :
Computational Fluid Dynamics, Thermal and Fluid Engineering 03 Dr. Kedar Pathak – Associate Professor – Mechanical Engineering Dr. Kedar A. Pathak receive his Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Akron, Ohio, USA. Link to web page
Composite materials and Tribology, Machine Design 03 Dr. Hiral Parikh – Assistant Professor – Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. from Charusat, Changa University. Her field of study is Tribology of Composite Materials.  Link to web page