School of Civil Engineering*
Application of GIS, Concrete Technology and self compacting concrete, Structural stability and structural dynamics, Optimization of structures, Intelligent buildings, Hydrology, Water Management, Environmental Engineering.
School of Mechanical Sciences*
Design, Manufacturing, Material Science & CFD modeling, Aerospace, Metallurgy, Thermal, CAD/CAM
School of Electrical Sciences (ECE,EEE(EIE,EMT)*
Power Electronics & Drives, Energy Engineering, Power system operation and control, Modern optimization techniques. Adaptive signal processing, control systems, VLSI & communication, Visual communication
School of Computer Science & Technology (CSE & IT)*
Image processing, Computer vision. Multimedia systems, Internet base application, Network and mobile computing, Web, web services, grid, Networking (Mobile, Telemedicine)
School of Biotechnology & Health Science (Bio-technology/ Bio-informatics)*
Cancer, Diabetes, Mental health care. Inflammatory and infectious diseases, Medicinal plant, Tissue and conservation of endangered plants, Waste management. Bio-control, Biosynthesis & characterization of nanoparticles, Proteomics, System biology. Biochemistry, Biophysics, Crystallography, Bioinformatics, Molecular modeling, Drug design, Biological data base integration
School of Food Science & Technology*
Food, industrial, Environmental microbiology, Food extrusion Technology, Food preservation & packaging technology, Food processing and value addition, Technology development for traditional products, Nutracaeuticals, Technology of natural colours
School of Management*
Marketing, Finance, International Business & Economics, Systems
School of Science & Humanities
Fuzzy mathematics, Discrete mathematics, Differential equations
Nanomaterials, Battery & Fuel cells, Crystal growth. Thin films. Environmental Radiation physics, Nanofluids, Dielectrics
Organic Chemistry, Electro Chemistry, Material Science, Corrosion Chemistry
Data mining. Digital image processing, Computer networks. Soft Computing, Network security
Educational psychology, Innovative instructional strategies
Master’s Degree of this University or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in the fields of study notified from time to time by this University.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology with First class with Distinction of this University or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in the field of study with a minimum of 3 Years of R & D Experience in National Research Laboratories / Public sector undertakings with proven research excellence in terms of publications/ patents/ projects.
Minimum eligibility is 55% of marks or equivalent CGPA. However 5% relaxation is given to the candidates belonging to SC/ST.
Categories of Ph.D candidates and place of research
There shall be three categories of Ph.D. candidates as listed under:
a) Full -time,
b) Part-time (Internal),
c) Part-time (External)
Full-time Candidates :All approved candidates who pursue full-time study and research in this University shall belong to this category.
Part-time Candidates (Internal): All approved candidates who are employed in this University and actively involved in the relevant area of teaching, research or development as part of their regular work shall belong to this category.
Part-time Candidates (External): Candidates working in Industry involved in R&D activities or Research Organisations recognized by this University, and who are permitted for pursuing Ph.D. Programmes in this University while continuing in their job, shall belong to this category. While they shall pursue research in their place of employment, such candidates shall report to their respective supervisor as and when required.
Candidates desirous of registering for the Ph.D. Degree shall submit the application in the prescribed form through proper channel, wherever applicable in response to the advertisement by the University.
All eligible applicants will be called for a written entrance test and interview. The admissions will be based on a merit list based on the consistent academic record and performance in the entrance test and interview.
How to Apply?
REGULATIONS and APPLICATION FORM can be downloaded from the University website http://www.karunya.edu . Filled in application form should be sent to Dean (Research), Karunya University, Coimbatore – 641114 – TN, along with a Demand Draft of Rs. 300/-drawn in favour of “Registrar, Karunya University” payable at Coimbatore.
Oct- 31 Last date of receipt of application form by post
Nov- 6 Last date of receipt of application form by hand
Nov- 7 Entrance Examination (Part A- Research Aptitude & Part B – Department Specific) and Interview
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