Vision

To promote research, innovation and technology development for better future.

Mission

To inculcate, nurture and develop research aptitude in the minds of undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and doctoral students and teaching faculty to undertake research for the benefit of society, nation and the globe.

Director ‘s Message

Dear Students,

Welcome to the Post Graduate School of MIT-WPU.

MIT-WPU offers research and innovation programme which is ‘research for relevance’  in wide variety of specializations in the area of Engineering, Management, Commerce and Social Sciences.

The faculty is committed to promote research, innovation and technology for better future by supporting our students in solving research problems.

Our aim is to inculcate, nurture and develop research aptitude in the minds of students at undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and doctoral level and to undertake research for the benefit of global society.

We are confident that, the Doctor of Philosophy degree sought by learners at MIT-WPU who will be develop a life-long curiosity as well as compassion towards the world around them.

The students earning a doctoral degree from MIT-WPU will become productive world citizens in industry, government laboratories, and universities within India and around the world.  These students will also possess strong written and oral communication skills.  In sequel, they will have explored the theoretical, the experimental, and the computational methods of research and development specializing in at least two of these.These skills will enable graduates from the programme to succeed in their life missions including knowledge and wealth creation by entrepreneurship and employment.

Our Doctoral Programme aims to provide research scholars, an unparalleled expertise and in-depth knowledge of the selected area of specialization under the guidance of learn faculty, supported by the external experts through various industry- academia collaborations within and outside India.

We welcome you to Post Graduate School of MIT-WPU.

Dr. Dinkar Kharat

Professor and Associate Dean,

Research and Innovation,

MIT World Peace University (MIT-WPU), Pune-411038.

Research Areas:

Students can apply for a Doctoral programme study at MIT-WPU in below mentioned streams-

      • Energy Security

      • Environment and climate

      • Healthcare technologies

      • Sustainable Habitant

      • Water resources

      • Advanced materials

      • Information and communication technologies

      • Manufacturing technologies

      • Nano materials technologies

      • Security and Defence etc.

Eligibility

Master’s degree in respective stream from any statutory university (minimum 55% or equivalent Grade Point Average) OR M.Phil. Degree Successfully Completed

For Foreign Candidate
    • Master Degree in Respective Stream from Accredited foreign University (minimum 55% or equivalent Grade Point Average )


For Reserved categories/Differently-abled
    • Minimum 50%

    • All admissions for Ph.D. program will be through an Entrance Test conducted by Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University.


Admission to Ph.D. Program will be a two staged process
    • Ph.D. Entrance Test (PET)

    • Personal Interview.
      Candidates who are qualified UGC NET/SET/JRF will be exempted only from Ph.D. Entrance Test.

Admission Procedure

Ph.D. Program offered by the MIT – World Peace University is a unique opportunity for researchers and professionals belonging to academia and industry to excel in the field of Research. Our Doctoral Programmes give research scholars, an unparalleled expertise and in-depth knowledge of the selected area of specialization under the respective faculty. These programmes offer a wide variety of specializations in the area of Engineering, Science, Management, Commerce and Liberal Arts.

Duration of Program:

    • Ph.D. programme will be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years.

    • Extension beyond the above limits will be governed by the relevant clauses as stipulated in the Statute/Ordinance of the University.
      The women candidates and Persons with Disability (more than 40% disability) will be allowed a relaxation of two years for Ph.D. in the maximum duration. In addition, the women candidates may be provided Maternity Leave/Child Care Leave once in the entire duration of M.Phil. /Ph.D. for up to 240 days.

Course Work:

    • The credit assigned to the Ph.D. course work will be a minimum of 08 and a maximum of 16 credits.

    • All candidates admitted to the Ph.D. programs are to be required to complete the course work prescribed by the Department during the initial one or two trimester /semesters.

    • Candidates who are already holding M.Phil. degree & those who have already completed the course work in M.Phil. will be to proceed to the Ph.D. in integrated course, may be exempted by the Department from the Ph.D. course work.

Ph. D. Admission:

The Ph.D. programme of MIT-WPU is open for the following candidate:

  • Full-time:

      • Full-time Research Scholars are those candidate who will be able to commit themselves full- time to carry out their research on the campus. Full-time Research Scholars may (if selected) receive a scholarship from the MIT-WPU Research Grant/ UGC/ AICTE/ any other sponsoring institute/agency to cover expenditure on research and living expenses. Full-time scholars may also be non-stipendiary, sustaining on their own and carrying out research full-time on the campus.

    Part-time:

    • Part-time – Internal
      Part-time Internal Candidates are those who are employed full-time at MIT-WPU and are permitted to pursue Ph.D.

    • Part-time – External
      Working with MIT-WPU Centers for Research Institutes Collaboration (RICs):
      University shall collaborate with other research-oriented organizations/institutes by exploiting knowledge, expertise and resources of each other. The eligible researchers from such institutes.

    • Sponsored
      Candidate sponsored by industry, academia and research institute may admitted for this programme as per the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria For Research Supervisor /Ph.D. Guide:

    • Any regular Professor of the University/Institution Deemed to be a University/College with at least five research publications in refereed journals and any regular Associate/Assistant Professor of the university/institution deemed to be a university/college with a Ph.D. degree and at least two research publications in refereed journals may be recognized as Research Supervisor.

    • Provided that in areas/disciplines where there is no or only a limited number of refereed journals, the Institution may relax the above condition for recognition of a person as Research Supervisor with reasons recorded in writing.

    • Only a full time regular teacher of the concerned University/Institution Deemed to be a University/College can act as a supervisor. The external supervisors are not allowed. However, Co-Supervisor can be allowed in inter-disciplinary areas from other departments of the same institute or from other related institutions with the approval of the Research Advisory Committee.

    • The allocation of Research Supervisor for a selected research scholar shall be decided by the Department concerned depending on the number of scholars per Research Supervisor, the available specialization among the Supervisors and research interests of the scholars as indicated by them at the time of interview/viva voce.

    • In case of topics which are of inter-disciplinary nature where the Department concerned feels that the expertise in the Department has to be supplemented from outside, the Department may appoint a Research Supervisor from the Department itself, who shall be known as the Research Supervisor, and a Co-Supervisor from outside the Department/ Faculty/College/Institution on such terms and conditions as may be specified and agreed upon by the consenting Institutions/Colleges.

    • A Research Supervisor/Co-supervisor who is a Professor, at any given point of time, cannot guide more than three (3) M.Phil. and Eight (8) Ph.D. scholars. An Associate Professor as Research Supervisor can guide up to a maximum of two (2) M.Phil. and six (6) Ph.D. scholars and an Assistant Professor as Research Supervisor can guide up to a maximum of one (1) M.Phil. and four (4) Ph.D. scholars.

    • In case of relocation of an M.Phil./Ph.D. woman scholar due to marriage or otherwise, the research data shall be allowed to be transferred to the University to which the scholar intends to relocate provided all the other conditions in these regulations are followed in letter and spirit and the research work does not pertain to the project secured by the parent institution/ supervisor from any funding agency. The scholar will however give due credit to the parent guide and the institution for the part of research already done.

Research Advisory Committee and Its Functions:

    • There will be a Research Advisory Committee, or an equivalent body for similar purpose as defined in the Statutes/Ordinances of the MIT-WPU, for each Ph.D. scholar. The Research Supervisor of the scholar will be the Convener of this Committee. This Committee will have the following responsibilities:

    • To review the research proposal and finalize the topic of research;

    • To guide the research scholar to develop the study design and methodology of research and identify the course(s) that he/she may have to do.

    • To periodically review and assist in the progress of the research work of the research scholar.

    • A research scholar will have to appear before the Research Advisory Committee once in six months to make a presentation of the progress of his/her work for evaluation and further guidance. The six monthly progress reports will be submitted by the Research Advisory Committee to the University with a copy to the research scholar.

    • In case the progress of the research scholar is unsatisfactory, the Research Advisory Committee will record the reasons for the same and suggest corrective measures. If the research scholar fails to implement these corrective measures, the Research Advisory Committee may recommend to the University with specific reasons for cancellation of the registration of the research scholar.

Evaluation and Assessment Methods, Minimum Standards or Credits For Award of Degree Etc.

    • Prior to the submission of the dissertation/thesis, the scholar will have to make a presentation in the Department before the Research Advisory Committee of the Department concerned which will also be open to all faculty members and other research scholars. The feedback and comments obtained from them may be suitably incorporated into the draft dissertation/thesis in consultation with the Research Advisory Committee.

    • Ph.D. scholars have to publish at least one (1) research paper in refereed journal and make two paper presentations in conferences/seminars before the submission of the dissertation/thesis for adjudication, and produce evidence for the same in the form of presentation certificates and/or reprints.

    • The Academic Council (or its equivalent body) of the University will evolve a mechanism using well developed software and gadgets to detect plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty. While submitting for evaluation, the dissertation/thesis will have an undertaking from the research scholar and a certificate from the Research Supervisor attesting to the originality of the work, vouching that there is no plagiarism and that the work has not been submitted for the award of any other degree/diploma of the University where the work was carried out, or to any other Institution.

    • The Ph.D. thesis submitted by a research scholar will be evaluated by his/her Research Supervisor and at least two external examiners, who are not in employment of the University, of whom one examiner may be from outside the country. The viva-voce examination, based among other things, on the critiques given in the evaluation report, will be conducted by the Research Supervisor and at least one of the two external examiners, and will be open to be attended by Members of the Research Advisory Committee, all faculty members of the Department, other research scholars and other interested experts/researchers.

    • The public viva-voce of the research scholar to defend the dissertation/thesis will be conducted only if the evaluation report(s) of the external examiner(s) on the dissertation/thesis is/are satisfactory and include a specific recommendation for conducting the viva-voce examination. If the evaluation report of the external examiner of Ph.D. thesis, is unsatisfactory and does not recommend viva-voce, the University will send the dissertation/ thesis to another external examiner out of the approved panel of examiners and the viva-voce examination shall be held only if the report of the latest examiner is satisfactory. If the report of the latest examiner is also unsatisfactory, the dissertation/ thesis shall be rejected and the research scholar shall be declared ineligible for the award of the degree.

    • The University will develop appropriate methods so as to complete the entire process of evaluation of Ph.D. thesis within a period of six months from the date of submission of the dissertation/thesis.

Power to Revise, Modify, Amend:

    • Notwithstanding anything contained in the above Ordinances:

    • The Academic Council has the right to revise, amend or modify any of the above Ordinances from time to time, and shall be binding on all parties concerned, including the Students, Faculty, Staff, Departments, and University Authorities.

    • In case of a dispute, the decision of the Academic Council will be final and binding.

    • In case of difficulty in application of any of the clauses of the Ordinances specified above, the Vice

    • Chancellor shall have all powers to amend/modify/remove the difficulty in the relevant Ordinance.

Contact Us

      • Ph.D. Programme Head
        Prof. Dinkar Kharat – (dinkar.kharat@mitpune.edu.in )

      • Management
        Prof. Saylee Gankar – (sayleegankar@gmail.com)

      • Engineering
        Prof. Mrudula Kulkarani – (mrudula.kulkarni@mitpune.edu.in)

      • Engineering
        Prof. Krishna Warhade – (krishna.warhade@mitcoe.edu.in)@gmail.com)

      • Social Sciences & Commerce
        Prof. S Haridas – (haridasmitsob@gmail.com)