Programmes2 M.Tech & 2 Ph.D programmes
The School admits students to the M. Tech. (Materials Engineering), M. Tech. (Nanoscience and Technology), Ph.D. (Materials Engineering), and Ph.D. (Nanoscience and Technology) programmes.
The M.Tech. programme is of two years duration, of which the first two semesters will be devoted to course work. The curriculum lays emphasis on giving a broad exposure to all aspects of Materials Engineering, consistent with the interdisciplinary nature of the subject and students also take elective courses. The third and fourth semesters will be spent on a research project leading to a dissertation, which will have to be defended in a viva voce exam. Details of the course structure can be found on the University’s website.
The Ph.D. programme involves carrying out research in the areas of interest to the faculty members of the School. The candidates have to undergo prescribed course work, the successful completion of which is a pre-requisite for confirmation of Ph.D. registration. After completion of coursework, the student will undertake research under the guidance of a faculty member of the School. The progress of the student is reviewed periodically by a Research Advisory committee (RAC). Based on the recommendations of the RAC, research work can be carried out either within the University or at one of its formally recognized external research centres. The students are expected to actively participate in research seminars and submit progress reports of their research work. The Ph.D. requirements also include presentation of the research work in a comprehensive seminar prior to submission of the doctoral thesis and a subsequent oral examination in support of the thesis.
External Ph.D. Registration:
The admission procedure shall be the same as that in the case of regular admissions to the Ph.D. programmes.
Candidates admitted under this category shall be free to work at one of the School’s formally recognized external research centres under joint supervision of a faculty member from the University and an approved Ph.D. supervisor from the recognized institution.
Candidates admitted will be required to undergo a mandatory one-semester of core course work, besides any additional courses that may be recommended by the doctoral committee to meet the demands of their research. Admission under this category will be made only if there are interested faculty members.
Foreign nationals seeking admission to the M.Tech./Ph.D. (Materials Engineering/ Nanoscience and Technology) programmes should also possess the requisite qualifications as in the case of regular students.
Candidates should have the ability to communicate in English and, in order to support this ability, a good score in TOEFL or a similar internationally recognized test is essential.
In addition, candidates should submit details of the course contents of the qualifying degree as well as letters of reference (along with contact information of the referees) along with their application. Admission under this category will be made only if there are interested faculty members.