Welcome to the Doctoral Programme

Major Research Areas

Department-wise Major Research Areas

Department Major Research Areas

Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

  • Artificial Intelligence: Intelligent Systems, Wearable computing
  • Computational Sciences: Computational Geometry, Computational Neuroscience and Modelling & Simulation
  • Computer Security: Cyber Security, Cryptology, Digital Forensics
  • Data Science: Data Mining, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Social Media Analytics
  • Image/Signal Processing and Computer Vision: Medical image/signal processing, Bio-metrics, Image Retrieval
  • Networks: Ad-Hoc Networks, Cloud Computing, Distributed Computing, IoT/CPS, Computer and Network Security, Software Defined Networking
  • Software Engineering: Model Based Software Engineering, Software Testing
  • Protocol Engineering, ITS

Electronics & Coomunication Engineering (ECE)

  • Communication & Signal Processing: Wireless Communication, Optical Wireless Communication (Free Space Optics, LiFi etc.), speech and image processing, Photonics Communication.
  • VLSI and Embedded systems: VLSI and embedded system design, semiconductor devices.
  • Microwave and RF Techniques: Microwave, RF and Antenna design.
  • Ad-hoc Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), Distributed Estimation and Target Tracking, Communication Protocols in IoT/WSN.

Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering (MME)

  • Thermal Engineering: Heat Pipes, Nanofluids, IC Engine, Jet Impingements, Water Purifications, Solar thermal energy conversion, Alternative Fuels.
  • Design: Vibration, Tribology, Fracture Mechanics, Condition Monitoring.
  • Manufacturing Technology: Electro Discharge Machining, Welding, Industrial Metallurgy, Micro-Machining, CNC Machining.
  • Industrial Engineering: Supply Chain Management.
  • Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics, System Dynamics and Control, Engineering Design.


  • Experimental Physics : Material Science, Nano materials and their applications in Optoelectronics, Organic Electronics, Flexible Solar Cells, Biosensors.
  • Theoretical Physics: Cosmology, Gravity, High Energy Physics, Biophysics and Statistical Mechanics, Condensed Matter Physics.


  • Numerical Analysis, Numerical Solution of ODEs and PDEs, Finite Difference Methods, Finite Element Methods, Optimal Control Problems, Domain Decomposition Methods, Singularly Perturbed Problems, Computational Finance, Layer Adapted Meshes, B-Spline Collocation Methods.
  • Topology and Function Space, Functional Analysis.
  • Cryptography, Post Quantum Cryptography, Number Theory, Boolean Functions.
  • Fluid Mechanics, Bio-fluid Mechanics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos Dynamics, Ecological and Eco-epidemiological Problems, Mathematical Biology.
  • Probability and Stochastic Process, Stochastic Differential Equations, Applied Statistics, Optimization and Operations Research.
  • Commutative Algebra and Combinatorial Commutative Algebra.

Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS)

  • English: Early Twentieth Century Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Cultural Studies, Film and Adaptation Studies, Modernist Studies, Contemporary Literature of the Indian Subcontinent, Applied Linguistics, Linguistic Ethnography, English Language Teaching, Computer mediated communication, Diaspora Literature, Discourse Analysis, Gender Studies and Women's Studies.
  • Psychology: Health Psychology, Organizational Behaviour, Social Psychology, Psychology of Technology and allied areas.
  • Economics: Labour Economics, Developmental Economics, Environmental Economics, International Economics.

Applicants are encouraged also to visit departmental as well as faculty webpage for information on areas of research interests. They may also consider visiting the Institute prior to applying to get feel of the environment, people and facilities.