Ph.D. in Civil Engineering Admission Announcement: MONSOON – 2024

The Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering at Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence (SNIoE) invites applications for admissions in the Ph.D. program (Duration: 5 Years). Students admitted for full time, completely residential Ph.D. program will receive a fellowship-stipend of ₹40,000/- per month for the first two years and ₹45,000/- for the last three years, subject to candidate fulfilling the departmental and university academic requirements. A Research Grant of INR 1,50,000 (One Lakh fifty thousand) is available for the students to be used for conference (only Scopus indexed) travel (domestic and/or international) during the 5-year period of Ph.D. program.  


RESEARCH AREAS

Sustainable Infrastructure Systems: AI-based Early Warning System for Natural Hazards, Building Science and Sustainability, Disaster Risk Analysis and Reduction, Geotechnical InfrastructureIntelligent Infrastructure Systems, Materials and Structures, Natural Hazards and Disaster Management, Structural Health Monitoring, Sustainable and Resilient Materials, Transportation Infrastructure Systems

Water, Environment, and Climate: AI and Emerging Techniques in Agriculture and Water Management, Hydraulic Structures, River Engineering, Hydrology and Water Resources Systems, Air Quality Science and Engineering, Municipal and Solid Waste Management, Water and Wastewater Engineering, Environmental Impact Assessment, Climate Science and Engineering, Remote Sensing and GIS

Urban Network Systems: Energy Systems Analysis and Sustainability, Multi-model Transportation Engineering, Sustainable Water Distribution System, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Systems, Urban Drainage System, Urban Water Conservation.


DEPARTMENTAL FACULTY

  • Atri Nath (Assistant Professor) PhD IIT Kharagpur.

Specialization: Structural Engineering, Computational mechanics, Steel structures, fatigue and fracture, Material modeling

  • Ellora Padhi (Assistant Professor), PhD IIT Kharagpur.

Specialization: Water Resources Engineering, Turbulence in open channel flow, Sediment transport phenomena, River meandering.

  • Ghanshyam Pal (Associate Professor), PhD University of Mississippi, USA.

Specialization: Structural Engineering, Building physics and sustainability, Novel cementitious composites, Multiscale numerical modelling.

  • Gopal Das Singhal (Associate Professor), PhD IIT Roorkee.

Specialization: Water Resources Engineering, Hydraulic structures, River hydraulics, Smart agricultural water management.

  • Gurmail Benipal (Professor), PhD IIT Delhi.

Specialization: Structural Engineering, Constitutive modelling and structural theory, Damage elasto-plasticity and Thermo-chemo-visco-elasticity of concrete, Chaos and stability of structures.

  • Gyan Vikash (Associate Professor), PhD IIT Kanpur.

Specialization: Geotechnical Engineering, Computational geomechanics, Constitutive modeling of geomaterials, Physics based - data driven modeling in geomechanics.

  • Hitesh Upreti (Assistant Professor), PhD IIT Roorkee.

Specialization: Water Resources Engineering, Evapotranspiration, Remote sensing in agriculture and water resources, Smart agricultural water management, Irrigation hydrology.

  • Jagabandhu Dixit (Associate Professor), PhD IIT Bombay.

Specialization: Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Natural hazards and disaster risk reduction, Disaster mitigation and emergency management.

  • Manoj Kumar Singh (Assistant Professor), PhD IIT Delhi.

Specialization: Structural Engineering, Adaptive thermal com­fort, Occupant’s behavior and built energy interaction, Building energy simulation, High-performance building envelopes

  • Sailesh Narayan Behera (Associate Professor), PhD IIT Kanpur.

Specialization: Environmental Engineering, Air quality monitoring and aerosol modeling, Policy evaluation of pollution control strategies, Pollution scenarios with water-air-soil interactions.

  • Shalini Rankavat (Assistant Professor), PhD IIT Delhi.

 Specialization: Transportation Engineering, Transport planning and policy, Traffic safety, Public transport and NMV planning.

  • Sumedha Moharana (Associate Professor), PhD IIT Delhi.

Specialization: Structural Engineering, Piezoelectric impedance based structural health monitoring, Smart materials, Building science.

  • Susant Kumar Padhi (Assistant Professor), PhD IIT Guwahati.

Specialization: Environmental Engineering, Biological & physico-chemical processes in environmental engineering, Membrane technology for wastewater treatment, Solid waste management. 


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Education qualification

Qualifying degree

Minimum performance in qualifying degree

MTech./M.E. or equivalent degree

60% or 6 out of 10 CGPA from a recognized technical institute or University

B.Tech./B.E./ MSc

 

75% or 7.5 out of 10 CGPA from a recognized technical institute or University

Notes:

  • The PhD admission process comprises of a written exam and technical interview for those who have cleared the written text.
  • Candidates with valid GATE score 95 percentile and above) are exempted from the written test.

Candidates who are awaiting the results of the qualifying examination are also welcome to apply.


SELECTION PROCESS

Eligible candidates will be called for a written test conducted by the department (online mode). Applicants with valid GATE score (95 percentile and above) are exempted from the written test. Candidates successful in the written test will be invited for technical interview (offline/online mode, subject to the prevailing circumstances). Candidates will be required to demonstrate their knowledge and preparation in Civil Engineering through the written test and interview to be held as per the timeline mentioned in table below. 


IMPORTANT DATES*

Process

Round-1

Round-2

Last date for the receipt of completed application form & application fee

28 April, 2024

12 July, 2024

Written Tests

11 May, 2024

20 July, 2024

Technical Interview

18 May, 2024

27 July, 2024

Declaration of Results

27 May, 2024

2 August, 2024

Fee Payment Deadline

30 June, 2024

7 August, 2024

Monsoon 2024 semester, First Day

12 August, 2024

12 August, 2024

* Tentative dates. Any change in dates of written test and interview will be notified to the applicants via email.

Final selection of the candidates will be done by Departmental Selection Committee after completing the process (written test and Interview). Eligibility criteria mentioned above are the minimum requirements. Applications not meeting the same will not be called for written test and interview.

Applicants waiting for the qualifying examination results are also eligible to apply. However, they must produce all the required proofs of eligibility at the time of admission. Failing to produce the necessary documents at the time of admission will lead to the automatic cancellation of admission.


SYLLABUS FOR WRITTEN TEST

The syllabus for the written test is same as Civil Engineering syllabus of GATE 2024 (https://gate2024.iisc.ac.in/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/ce.pdf). The syllabus for the applicants with a particular area of specialization in M.Tech. in Civil Engineering may be customized based on the applicant’s specialization; however, it is at the discretion of the department to provide a common/specialized syllabus for written test. The syllabus and tentative content for research methodology examination, can be found at web link given below.

 https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc22_ge08/preview


TUITION FEE AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

All full-time Ph.D. students admitted into the program shall receive a doctoral award (teaching and research assistantship) consisting of tuition-fee waiver (50% or 100% tuition waiver as per merit of the applicant, (see fee structure and details here) AND monthly stipend of ₹40,000 per month for the first two years, and ₹45,000 per month for the next three years, subject to benchmarked performance that is evaluated continuously. The continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory performance in the program, evaluated continuously, and compliance with all university regulations. Support will be available for deserving Ph.D. students to disseminate their work through conferences and publications. For this, a Research Grant of INR 1,50,000 (One Lakh fifty thousand) is available for students to be used for conference (only Scopus indexed) travel (domestic and/or international) during the 5-year period of Ph.D. program. The hostel fees and other financial regulation are mentioned in admission website. Candidate are advised to refer the same for further clarification.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

There is no Application Fees

Please note that the University reserves the right to accept or reject any application based on departmental screening criteria, hence all applications may not be shortlisted for written examination and/or interview.

All interested applicants must apply using our online system by clicking on Apply Now” button. Please follow the instructions carefully.

  • Fill all the mandatory
  • Online upload of following documents is
    • Passport-size color photograph
    • Current CV
    • All mark sheets/degree certificates (10th Standard onwards)
    • Valid GATE score card

o Statement of Purpose

Ø   Please arrange for at least one letter of recommendation to support your application. The referee should send the letter of recommendation through direct email (Email subject: “Letter of Recommendation: ----Student’s Name----”) to the address hod.civil@snu.edu.inLetter of recommendation sent by applicant along with application will not be considered.

Ø   The applicants are required to send the PDF copy of duly filled submitted application to the address hod.civil@snu.edu.in.

Ø   Please note that the application is not deemed complete until we receive all the necessary documents.


Address for sending the documents:

Mr. Sachdev Singh, C121-E1,

Department of Civil Engineering

Shiv Nadar University NH-91, Tehsil Dadri

Gautam Buddha Nagar,  Uttar Pradesh, 201314 India.

For any queries, please write to Dr. Hitesh Upreti, PG Advisor and Faculty-in-charge, Post Graduate Programs (hitesh.upreti@snu.edu.in).


About Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence, Deemed to be University

Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence (SNIoE), Deemed to be University is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, research-focused and student-centric institution that is bringing a paradigm shift in higher education in India through its innovative curriculum, interdisciplinary focus, and scross-disciplinary thinking across a wide range of disciplines. The University is building an eco-system of knowledge to promote recognition of the inter-connectedness of ideas, systems, and environments in the world inside the campus, and those outside it. The University has 5 Schools, 18 Departments and 6 Research Centers engaged in teaching, practice, and research in disciplines as diverse as Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, Management, Natural Sciences, Art, Design, Performing Arts, Communication, and Extended Education & Professional Development. The Schools offer Bachelor, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees along with multidisciplinary curriculum to enable students to explore subjects and disciplines that may be widely different from their chosen Majors.

  • The University received Institution of Eminence Deemed to be University status by the Government of India in August 2022.
  • In the NIRF (Government's National Institutional Ranking Framework), SNIoE has been the youngest institution in the 'top 100' Overall list, and the score has been rising steadily. SNIoE ranked 62 in the University category, and 95 'Overall' in NIRF 2023.
  • The University has been accredited with ‘A’ Grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), valid for a period of 5 years from 26 November 2019.
  • SNIoE is also among a select group of green-field institutions in the country, which were awarded the prestigious Atal Incubation Center grant by the Niti Aayog, Government of India, in the very first round in 2017.