PhD Admissions

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering aims at pushing the frontiers of modern science and engineering through quality teaching and cutting edge research. In order to make the nation self-sufficient, it is highly motivated to invest in state-of-the-art manufacturing technology and address the issue of energy in the context of global energy environment.

Right from its inception in 2008, it has attracted a rich and diverse set of talented individuals, currently nurturing 120 undergraduates and 70 postgraduates, who are trained in the nuances of the field by highly qualified faculty. The faculty is well experienced and very enthusiastic about research and practical learning. All of them are at the foremost in their field of research. Major areas of faculty expertise includes CFD, Acoustics and Vibration, Dynamics and controls, Mechatronics, Thermodynamics, Multiphase flows, Process Modeling and Optimization, Manufacturing, Linear and Nonlinear Vibrations, FEM, Fracture Mechanics, Rapid Prototyping, MEMS, NEMS and CNC Machining. The faculty has been actively involved with industry and research organizations with work experience in DRDO, DST, BHEL, NRB, GM etc.

For research areas and faculty interests visit: Faculty Directory

The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering offers 2 PhD degrees in

  • Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering


Candidates with a MTech/ME degree in Mechanical or related disciplines are eligible to apply. A valid GATE score is not a pre-requisite for such candidates. Candidates without a Master's degree, but a valid GATE score and a BTech/BE in Mechanical, Aeronautical/Aerospace, Automobile Manufacturing, Machine Tool, Production, Production & Industrial Engineering, are also eligible to apply for the Ph.D. program (the GATE criterion is not mandatory for a IIT BTech student with a CGPA of 8.0 or above). Candidates working in reputed research organizations may also apply under external Ph.D. program (candidates from external program are not eligible for any stipend).

How to apply?

Interested candidates can apply for Ph.D. through the online portal of IITH:
Online Portal

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Selection Process

The shortlisted candidates from the applications will be invited for a two stage selection process. The first stage is a written test. The purpose of this test is to gauge the fundamental knowledge of the candidate in Mechanical Engineering. Selected candidates in the written test will have to appear for an interview.

Contact Details:
                            PhD Admissions
                            Department of Mechanical Engineering
                            Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Kandi Sangareddy -
                            Telangana State
                            Phone: 040-23017070