Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering Admission Announcement: Monsoon 2024

The Mechanical Engineering Department in the School of Engineering at Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence (Deemed to be University) invites applications for admission in the Full time/ Part time Ph.D. program. The broad research areas of the Mechanical Engineering Department for the present call are given below.


Material Science and Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing; Polymers, functional surfaces and coatings; Biomimetics; Computational Materials Science; Electrochemical energy storage devices; Green hydrogen generation; Catalysis.

Fluid and Thermal Engineering 

Computational fluid dynamics; Solar adsorption cooling system; Thermal comfort in buildings; Agri-voltaics; Desalination; Electric vehicles; Battery thermal management; Multiphase flows; Droplet-solid interactions; Sustainable engineering; Hybrid renewable energy technologies; Heat transfer modeling at nano-scale. 

Solid Mechanics & Design 

AI/ML, Data-driven design/analysis; Computational mechanics; Variational methods; Design for additive manufacturing; Functionally graded materials; Design aspects of advanced composite materials; Bio-inspired systems and design. 

Robotics & Automation, Production & Industrial Engineering Robotics, mechatronics, and control; Bio-inspired robots; Smart manufacturing; Quality control, Predictive analytics. 

Many of our research projects are interdisciplinary in nature, involving collaborations with other schools and research centers of the university. More details on the research interests of our faculty can be found by clicking here. 



M. Tech. / M.E. or equivalent degree in Mechanical / Aeronautical / Aerospace / Automobile / Production and Industrial Engineering / Material Science and Engineering/ Nano Science and Technology / Chemical Engineering / Structures, Electronics / Robotics / relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or an equivalent grade point (CGPA of 6.0/10) from a recognized technical institute or university.

Direct B.Tech/M.Sc to Ph.D

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical / Aerospace / Production and Industrial Engineering / Material Science and Engineering / Nano Science and Technology OR B. Tech/M.Sc. in a relevant discipline with a minimum of 75% marks or an equivalent grade point (CGPA of 7.5/10).


The eligibility criteria mentioned above are minimum standards and applications not meeting the same will be summarily rejected. Short-listed candidates will be required to demonstrate their knowledge through a written test and an interview. Selections will be based on past academic performance, written examination, and interview. Candidates with valid GATE score  95 percentile are exempted from the written test.

Please note that not all candidates meeting the minimum eligibility criteria may be shortlisted. The department reserves the right to alter the eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and course specifications as and when required.

The shortlisting will be done based on the complete application material received (including the academic qualification, statement of purpose, and reference letters). Shortlisted candidates will be invited to appear in a written test and an interview. Incomplete applications will be summarily rejected.


The syllabus for the written test will be broadly based on the syllabus for GATE 2024 Mechanical Engineering test paper, which can be downloaded from the following link: Click Here

The syllabus for the ‘Research Methodology’ section of the written test is broadly based on the following NPTEL course on Research Methodology: Click Here


Qualified candidates unable to attend SNIoE on a Full-Time basis may choose to pursue a part-time Ph.D. program. SNIoE does not provide fellowship/assistantship to such candidates. The candidate can be self-sponsored or sponsored by other organizations.

Eligibility criteria for Part-Time Ph.D. candidates is the same as that for full-time candidates. Additional criteria (geographic limitations, minimum experience levels, etc.) shall be imposed by the department. A part-time Ph.D. external (sponsored) candidate has to provide a no-objection certificate from his/her employer before admission and must have work experience of at least 2 years.

Residence Requirement for Part-Time candidates 

A compulsory residency period of six months is required at the SNIoE campus. However, this period can be spread across the term of the Ph.D. program.


The minimum duration of part-time Ph.D. studies is 6 semesters (3 years). The maximum duration of the program cannot exceed 12 semesters (6 years). However, an extension of one year may be provided by the Dean of the school on case-by-case basis.

NOTE: There is no application fee for submitting online applications. 

For further enquiry or information, visit our website:

SNIoE Delhi-NCR / Mechanical Engineering


Mr. Bhupender Verma,

Executive Assistant 

Mechanical Engineering Department

School of Engineering

Shiv Nadar University

P.O. SNU, NH-91, Tehsil Dadri

District Gautam Buddha Nagar, UP 201314

[email protected] 


Dr. Divya Shrivastava, [email protected]

(Faculty-in-charge, Post Graduate Programs, MED).