Ph. D.

Ph. D.

There are many engineers in industry who are doing basic & applied research and filling patents for their organisation.

However, they are not able to pursue further studies due to their efforts towards work-life balance. We would like to orient these engineers towards Research Methodology, which would be a compulsory subject in the credit course.

Application forms can be downloaded from VIT University website or can be obtained by contacting:

DIRECTOR (Admissions), Vellore Institute of Technology University
Address : Vellore Institute of Technology University, Vellore – 632 014, Tamil Nadu.
Telephone : (0416) 220 4600, 220 4700
Fax : (0416) 224 5544, 224 9955
Toll Free No. : 1600 441 555
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Website : www.vit.ac.in
Dr. K. C. VORA, Deputy Director & Head, ARAI Academy
Address : ARAI, Post Box No. 832, Pune – 411 004.
S. No. 102, Vetal Hill, Off Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune 411038.
Telephone : (020) 30231240 / 41
Fax : (020) 30231104
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Website : www.araiindia.com

VIT has excellent infrastructure like the CAD/CAM Centers, Central Library, Computing Center to name a few. The Mechanical Engineering Department started in 1984 and was renamed as the School of Mechanical & Building Sciences (SMBS) when VIT University received the Deemed University status in 2001. It has well equipped laboratories like the Fluid Mechanics Lab, Thermal Engineering Lab, Advanced Manufacturing Process Lab, Tribology and Machine Dynamics Lab. A state-of-the-art Automotive Research Center was setup, with financial funding from DST, New Delhi in 2003 and Center for Engineering Design, Automotive & Manufacturing Engineering was set up in 2012.

ARAI is a well-known Automotive Research, Development, Testing & Certification Institute in the country. It has state-of-the-art testing facilities and laboratories like the PowerTrain Engineering Lab, Emission Certification Lab, Safety & Homologation Lab, Passive Safety Lab, Vehicle Evaluation Lab, Structural Dynamics Lab, Automotive Electronics Lab, Automotive Materials Lab and NVH & CAE Lab. The students get the latest training, which help them to meet the requirements of the Automotive Industry.

Areas of PH.D. (Automotive Engineering) Course at VIT / ARAI

Power Train, Emissions and
Alternate Fuels

  • Power Train Engineering
  • Engine Testing and Certification
  • Automotive Fuels and Emissions
  • Engine Design and Development
  • Engine Combustion & Simulation
  • Fuels Lubricants & Coolant
  • Automotive Transmission

Automotive Materials & Manufacturing and structural / Vehicle Dynamics

  • Engine Material and Failures Analysis
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Automotive Materials & Mfg.
  • Vehicle Dynamics & Hardware-in-loop
  • Fatigue Analysis
  • DFMEA/PFMEA

NVH,CAE,CFD

  • Engine Material and Failures Analysis
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Automotive Materials & Mfg.
  • Vehicle Dynamics & Hardware-in-loop
  • Fatigue Analysis
  • DFMEA/PFMEA

Special Topics

  • Chassis Engineering
  • Vehicle Body Engineering
  • Automotive Styling
  • 2/3 Wheeler Technology
  • Off Highway
  • Automotive HVAC

Electronics & Embedded Systems,
Electric & Hybrid Vehicles

  • Engine Electronic and Management Systems
  • Automotive Electronics
  • Control Systems
  • Automotive Real Time Embedded Systems
  • Model Based Design & RPT
  • CAN & CAN open Technology

Safety, Lighting and Component
& Vehicle Testing

  • Automotive Safety
  • Automotive Lighting
  • Automotive Engineering System
  • Automotive Testing & Certification
  • Engine & Vehicle Evaluation
  • Impact Injury Biomechanics
Students will need to take minimum of 4 credit courses in the first year, as prescribed by Doctoral Committee followed by Comprehensive Examination. Ph.D. Research work shall be quantifiable & measurable, with a time plan from 3 to 6 years. Student shall carry out the research work at VIT, ARAI or parent organization and submit report/presentation every semester .
Full time Students Rs.20,000 per year 100% attendance at ARAI or VIT
Part time Students Rs.1,30,000 in the first two years& Rs.20,000 for the subsequent years.
Written Entrance Exam 1st Feb. every year
Center ARAI Pune, VIT Vellore & VIT Chennai.
Syllabus Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering.
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