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Ph.D. Programme

Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Nagpur Campus, Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU) offers research programmes leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the Faculty of Engineering (Computer Science & Engineering) only.

  • We offer both Full Time/ Part Time Programmes (Ph. D. Cannot be offered in distance education mode).
  • PG degree is needed with 55 % marks must. PG Diploma of IIMs, XLRI are eligible, CA/CS with 55 % marks are eligible. Those who are holding PG diplomas from other institutions have to submit equivalence as given by statutory bodies like AICTE/ UGC/ BCI. Approval given AICTE/ Equivalence given AIU is not admissible for eligibility.
  • Experience not compulsory. Graduates with long experience are not eligible.
  • Those holding NET/ SET/ GATE/M Phil are exempted from the entrance exam. But personal interviews are compulsory. The score must be valid on date of application. Long experience does not entitle any exemption from the entrance test.
  • The programme flow is PhD Entrance Test- Personal Interview- Admission- Coursework- Proposal Presentation (leading to confirmation) - Actual Research Work ( Including Publications)- Mid Review - Pre-submission Seminar- Thesis Submission- Thesis Examination- Viva-voce Examination- Provisional Award of Degree- Convocation.
  • Coursework decided by Deans of faculties. 75 % attendance is compulsory. UGC regulations warrant regular classes. Those who have completed M Phil with research methodology are exempted from coursework.
  • PhD is not a fixed duration programme, and UGC regulations warrant a minimum time of 2 years after confirmation. Max time allowed to submit the thesis is 7 years after getting confirmation in the programme.
  • A few full-time students may be offered JRF ship on a merit basis.
  • Please have a look at the Supervisor's details on the areas of research on which you can undertake a doctoral programme.
  • You may read the PhD rule book for details of fees etc.
  • For General Queries on the Ph.D. programme, contact Dr. Sudhanshu Maurya, Research Cell, 1st Floor, SIT Nagpur or call +91-7126192378 (During working hours).

Introduction

The structured PhD program under the Faculty of Engineering (FoE) provides flexibility in multidisciplinary research that focuses on innovative solutions to real-world industry problems as well as societal issues. FoE has motivated intellectual faculty who consider research as an integral part of their responsibilities and publish research papers in highly reputed journals.

Simultaneously, faculty is also engaged in different externally / internally funded projects therein, producing promising results. FoE ensures that the infrastructural facilities, including the online data base, are made available to the researchers and encourages them to file patents on their findings.

FoE has also initiated the collaboration of researcher from reputed universities abroad by appointing the faculty from these universities as co-supervisor to their PhD scholars.

Focus Areas of the Faculty of Engineering

Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, Deep Learning, Network Coding, Interconnection Networks & Architecture, High Performance Computing, Parallel Computing, Online Phantom Transactions, Natural Language Processing, Security and Cyber security, Internet of things, Data Science, Computer Vision, Embedded Systems, VLSI, Signal and Image Processing, Communications, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Applied Mathematics, Statistical Analysis, Nanotechnology and Nanoscience. Multidisciplinary sensor development, Geo-informatics, Geoscience, Design and Optimization, Blockchain Technology, Drones, Network Security, Biomedical image processing, Signal processing, Cloud, Fog & Edge Computing.

Ph.D. Coursework

Pre-Ph.D. coursework is an important matter of concern for new students who wish to enrol on the Ph.D. programme of SIU.

The following important points be noted.

  • M. Phil. degree holders having Research Methodology with B+ grades are exempted from coursework. The decision on exemption from coursework shall be conveyed to individual Deans as per the rulebook after ascertain the eligibility.
  • The students who have completed Ph. D from other Universities shall be exempted from coursework.
  • Those who have completed coursework in other Universities and taken fresh admissions in SIU Ph. D. Programme are not eligible for exemption from coursework.
  • The admitted students have to complete the coursework in the assigned duration (generally between Sept to May every year). The exact scheduling will be communicated by the respective Deans.
  • As per UGC norms, the coursework has to be conducted in face to face mode and on weekdays.
  • The coursework of 16 credits is compulsory as per the UGC norms. Ensure the requisite attendance (min 75 %) and completion of assignments as per the given time schedule communicated by the concerned Deans. Minimum passing marks are 55 % in each subject. Refer to the Ph D Rulebook for details.

Ph. D. Supervisors

Sr. No. Name Specialization Focus Designation Email ID
01 Prof. Dr. Nitin Rakesh Network coding, WSN, IoT Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, Image Processing Professor and Director Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Nagpur director@sitnagpur.siu.edu.in
02 Dr. Nilesh B. Bahadure Biomedical Image Processing, Soft Computing, Machine Learning Biomedical Image Processing, Signal Processing, Soft computing, and Machine learning Associate Professor, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Nagpur nilesh.bahadure@sitnagpur.siu.edu.in
03 Dr. Latika Pinjarkar Content Based Image Retrieval (CBIR), Machine Learning Content Based Image Retrieval, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, IOT Associate Professor, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Nagpur latika.pinjarkar@sitnagpur.siu.edu.in
04 Dr. Sudhanshu Maurya Internet of Everything, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence Security & Privacy Aspects, Cyber Security on UAVs, Blockchain, Fog & Edge Computing Associate Professor, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Nagpur sudhanshu.maurya@sitnagpur.siu.edu.in
05 Dr. Sagarkumar Sridhar Badhiye Computer Science and Engineering Time Series Analytics, Machine Learning, NLP, Compiler Design Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Nagpur sagarkumar.badhiye@sitnagpur.siu.edu.in
06 Dr. Poorva Agrawal Computer Science and Engineering Soft Computing, Image processing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning. Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Nagpur poorva.agrawal@sitnagpur.siu.edu.in
07 Dr. Pradnya Borkar Bioinformatics, High-Performance Computing, Parallelization, Parallel Computing, Machine Learning Bioinformatics, High-Performance Computing, Parallelization, Parallel Computing, Machine Learning Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Nagpur pradnya.borkar@sitnagpur.siu.edu.in
08 Dr. Gopal Kumar Gupta Operation Research, Queueing, Theory, Stochastic Modeling Operation Research, Queueing, Theory, Stochastic Modeling Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Nagpur gopalkumar.gupta@sitnagpur.siu.edu.in
09 Dr. Gagandeep Kaur Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Nagpur gagandeep.kaur@sitnagpur.siu.edu.in
10 Dr. Nilesh Shelke Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, Image Processing Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, Image Processing Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Nagpur nilesh.shelke@sitnagpur.siu.edu.in
11 Dr. Heranmoy Maity Quantum Computing, Circuit and Systems Quantum Computing, Circuit and Systems Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Nagpur heranmoy.maity@sitnagpur.siu.edu.in
12 Dr. Pratik K Agrawal Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Natural Language Processing, Security in Cloud Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Nagpur pratik.agrawal@sitnagpur.siu.edu.in

SIU Ph.D. Rule Book: Click to Download

Eligibility and Reservation Policy

A candidate seeking admission to the Ph.D. programme must satisfy any one of the following eligibility requirements:

  1. 1. A 1-year/2-semester master's degree programme after a 4-year/8-semester bachelor's degree programme or A 2-year/4-semester master's degree programme after a 3-year bachelor’s degree programme or qualifications declared equivalent to the master's degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed or equivalent qualification 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 to assess, accredit or assure quality and standards of the educational institution. A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/ Differently-Abled, Provided that a candidate seeking admission after a 4-year/8-semester bachelor's degree programme should have a minimum of 75% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade on a point scale wherever the grading system is followed. A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/ Differently-Abled,
  2. Candidates who have completed the M.Phil. programme with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed or equivalent qualification 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 to assess, accredit or assure quality and standards of educational institutions, shall be eligible for admission to the Ph.D. programme.

A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/Differently-Abled.

Note:

International candidates (NRIs, Foreign Nationals and PIOs who have obtained Master's degree from foreign universities) are required to qualify IELTS with 6.5 score or IELA Test (Band 3) of SIU ELTIS, an equivalent test for English language proficiency. Please note that candidates holding Professional Qualifications/ Diplomas/ Post Graduate Diplomas/ Any other qualifications will need to submit the proof of equivalence of the qualifications to master's Degree from a Statutory Bodies like UGC/AICTE/BCI/MCI etc

Reservation:
Within the available vacancies:
Scheduled Castes - 15 %
Scheduled Tribes - 7.5%
Differently Abled - 3%
Kashmiri Migrants - 2 Seats
International Students - 15%

Ph.D. Programme Fees 2023-2024

SYMBIOSIS INTERNATIONAL (DEEMED UNIVERSITY) FEE STRUCTURE*

Sr. No Particulars Amount in Rs.
1 Registration Fee (Non-Refundable) 15,000
2 Course Work Fee 30,000
3 Institute Deposit (Refundable) 15,000
Total Fee (1+2+3) to be paid at the time of admission 60,000
4 Semester Fees (Applicable after confirmation in the programme till submission of thesis)
Semester 1 25,000
Semester 2 25,000
Total Semester Fees 50,000

Programme fees for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) Part time internal candidates (Employee of SIU) 

Sr. No Particulars Amount in Rs.
1 Registration Fee (Non-Refundable) 7,500
2 Course Work Fee 15,000
3 Institute Deposit (Refundable) 15,000
Total Fee (1+2+3) to be paid at the time of admission 37,500
4 Semester Fees (Applicable after confirmation in the programme till submission of thesis)
Semester 1 12,500
Semester 2 12,500
Total Semester Fees 25,000

Programme fees for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) for International candidates

Sr. No Particulars Amount in USD $
1 Registration Fee (Non-Refundable) $ 200
2 Course Work Fee $ 390
3 Institute Deposit (Refundable) $ 200
Total Fee (1+2+3) to be paid at the time of admission $ 790
4 Semester Fees (Applicable after confirmation in the programme till submission of thesis)
Semester 1 $ 325
Semester 2 $ 325
Total Semester Fees $ 650