Ph.D. Program

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.

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).

Eligibility 

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).

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PhD ADMISSIONS – 2020-2021 –  SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
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: https://nuv.ac.in/dr-payal-desai/
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 : https://nuv.ac.in/dr-shweta-dour/
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 : https://nuv.ac.in/dr-amarish-badgujar/
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 https://nuv.ac.in/dr-kedar-pathak/
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 https://nuv.ac.in/dr-hiral-h-parikh/
PhD ADMISSIONS – 2020-2021 –  SCHOOL OF LIBERAL STUDIES AND EDUCATION
Program Discipline Specific Area of Research Intake Faculty Details
Education Education 2 Dr. Rishi Raj Balwaria

Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Studies and Education,

Navrachana University.

PhD in Education, The MS University of Baroda, Vadodara.

Specialization areas: Language Education, Teacher Education, ICT in Education

Link to web page: https://nuv.ac.in/dr-rishi-raj-balwaria/

Dr. Mandira Sikdar,

Associate Professor, School of Liberal Studies and Education,

Navrachana University.

PhD in Education, CASE, The MS University of Baroda, Vadodara.

Specialization areas – Education Technology, Innovations in Education.

Link to web page –  https://nuv.ac.in/dr-mandira-sikdar/

Journalism Journalism and Mass Communication 1 Dr. Robi Augustine

Associate Professor & Program Chair, Journalism & Mass Communication, S LSE, Navrachana University

PhD in Mass Communication- MG University Kottayam

Specialization areas – Global Media, New Media, Public relations, Development Communication

Link to web page – https://nuv.ac.in/dr-robi-augustine/

PhD ADMISSIONS – 2020-2021 –  SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND LAW
Program Discipline Specific Area of Research Intake Faculty Details
Management Supply Chain Management & Operations Management 01 Dr. Pradeep Kumar Behera – Assistant Professor, SBL, NUV.

PhD  in Management from IIT(ISM) Dhanbad

M. Tech. in Industrial Engineering & Management – IIT(ISM) Dhanbad

Specialization areas: Operations & Supply Chain Management

link to web-page: https://nuv.ac.in/dr-pradeep-kumar-behera/

Marketing Management 01 Dr. Anupama Chirag Dave – Asst. Professor, SBL, NUV.

PhD – Marketing (Gujarat University), MBA (Marketing) & M. Com.

Specialization areas: Marketing Management & Branding

link to web-page: https://nuv.ac.in/dr-anupama-dave

Marketing 01 Dr. Amol Ranadive  –  Associate Professor,  SBL, NUV.

His area of research is consumer behavior towards Internet based shopping.

Areas of Interest: Consumer Behaviour, E-Commerce, Marketing Management, Information Technology Management

Link to NUV faculty page: https://nuv.ac.in/dr-amol-ranadive/

PhD ADMISSIONS – 2020-2021 –  SCHOOL OF SCIENCE
Program Discipline Specific Area of Research Intake Faculty Details
Plant Science Plant Science and Biochemistry 2 Dr. Elizabeth Robin, Associate Professor, School of Science, Navrachana University. PhD: Plant Science- Phytochemistry, The M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara Specialization areas : Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, Taxonomy of Medicinal Plants Link to web page: https://nuv.ac.in/dr-elizabeth-robin
Plant Science Dr. Monisha Kottayi, Assistant Professor, School of Science, NUV Ph.D: Botany, RTM Nagpur University Specialization areas : Plant defense, Plant tissue culture, Plant breeding, Mutation studies for inducing disease resistance and Plant Genetics, Cytolgy. Link to web page : https://nuv.ac.in/dr-monisha-kottayi/#1542615890139-b07deb7d-3053

Dr. Rahul Parikh, Assistant Professor, School of Science, NUV Ph.D: Botany- Plant tissue culture, The M.S.University of Baroda, Vadodara Specialization areas :Plant Ecology, Phyo remediation, Plant Tissue Culture Link to web-Page- https://nuv.ac.in/dr-rahul-parikh/#1542624078597-553985f6-85f9

Animal Science Animal Science and Biochemistry 2 Dr. Darshee Baxi: Associate Professor, School of Science, NUV  Ph.D: Endocrinlogy, The M.S.University of Baroda, Vadodara Specialization areas : Metabolic Endocrinology, Circardian biology, Cancer and disease Biology, Phytotherapeutics and traditional medicine, Stress physiology, Reproductive biology Link to web page : https://nuv.ac.in/dr-darshee-baxi/

Dr. Parth Pandya, Assistant Professor, School of Science, NUV  Ph.D: Neuro- Endocrinology, The M.S.University of Baroda, Vadodara Specialization areas : Toxicology, Neuro Endocrinology, Entomology, Aquatic Biology, Circardian biology Link to web-page- https://nuv.ac.in/dr-parth-pandya/

Dr. Krutika Abhyankar, Assistant Professor, School of Science, NUV  Ph.D: Animal Physiology, Sardar Patel University, VVNagar-Anand Specialization areas : Animal Physiology, Endocrinology, phyttomedicine, Disease Biology, Nutrition Biochemistry Link to web-Page- https://nuv.ac.in/dr-krutika-abhyankar/

Biochemistry 2 Dr. Vivek Mishra, Assistant Professor, School of Science, NUV  Ph.D : Biochemistry, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Specialization areas : Cellular metabolism, Inflammation, Molecular medicine Link to web-Page- https://nuv.ac.in/dr-vivek-mishra/
Chemistry Organic Chemistry Dr Amit N. Patwa – Assistant Professor, School of Science, NUV.  PhD: Chemistry, National Chemical Laboratory / Pune University, Pune Specialization areas : Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Nucleic Acid Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Bio-conjugate Chemistry and their applications, Link to webpage: https://nuv.ac.in/dr-amit-patwa/
Dr Sumit Bhawal – Associate Professor, School of Science, NUV.  PhD: University of Texas at Arlington (USA) and M.S. University of Baroda (India) Specialization areas : Polymer and Colloid Science, Organic/Material Synthesis, Medicinal and Green Chemistry link to webpage: https://nuv.ac.in/dr-sumit-bhawal/
Analytical Chemistry Dr Denni Mammen – Assistant Professor, School of Science, NUV.  PhD: Chemistry, University of Mumbai Specialization areas : Phytochemistry, Method Development and Validation., Link to webpage: https://nuv.ac.in/dr-denni-mammen/
Dr Vishwanath Zunjar – Assistant Professor, School of Science, NUV.  PhD: Chemistry, The M. S. University of Baroda Specialization areas : Analytical Chemistry, Phytochemistry, Method Development and Validation, Pharmacology, Mechanistic Biochemistry, Cheminformatics, Metabolomics, target‐driven organic synthesis (natural products and pharmaceutical intermediates) and their applications. Link to webpage: https://nuv.ac.in/dr-vishwanath-zunjar/
Catalysis Dr Brijesh Shah – Assistant Professor, School of Science, NUV. PhD: Applied Chemistry, The M. S. University of Baroda Specialization areas : Ion exchangers, Material Science, Catalysis, Hybrid Materials, Fabrication of Members, Metal Phosphates and Phosphonates Link to webpage: https://nuv.ac.in/dr-brijesh-shah/
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