Doctor of Philosophy
Duration of Programme
Terms & Programme Content
Evaluation of pre Ph.D.
Registration to Ph.D. Programme
Entrance Test Details and Model Question Papers
Doctorial Programmes in Various Faculties
Application forms will be accepted from
01 June 2014
Ph.D. Programme in the Faculty of Sciences
Jain University encourages research in Pure and Applied Sciences in contemporary areas of interest, research studies linked to research problems in industry, inter-disciplinary research and research in emerging areas. The research is undertaken by full time faculty attached to various Departments and Centres of the University, as well as research scholars enrolled with the University. The extensive facilities created in the University are put to maximum use. Where needed, scholars permitted to use exclusive facilities available with Institutions like the Indian Institute of Science, Indian Institute of Management, National Aeronautical Laboratory, Institute of Astrophysics etc. Scholars are challenged to take up research in innovative areas, which impact human life and also to contribute to existing body of knowledge.
A number of projects are funded by Government and Private sector entities.
Research interests of the University are currently in the following areas. Jain University constantly seeks to evolve new lines of research inquiry with a view to contributing significantly to the body of scientific knowledge in pure and applied sciences.
The Ph.D. Programme in Pure and Applied Sciences is offered by the following Departments/Centres of the University:
- Nanostructured Hybrid Functional Materials & Devices
- Drug Discovery
- Hydrogen generation
- Bioanalytical Chemistry
- Metal Ion Catalysed Reactions
- Herbal drug development against tuberculosis
- Cancer Biology
- Industrial Microbiology.
Biochemistry, Bioinfomatics, Biophysics, Botany, Biotechnology, Zoology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology, Computer Science & Information Technology, Electronicsand Forensic Science.
Ph.D. Programme in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology
The Research and Development focus of Jain University in the fields of Engineering Science and Technology is on areas related to current needs of industry sectors and verticals, emerging areas, cross-disciplinary research studies and innovative themes. Industry sectors and verticals include Information Technology, Material Science, Energy, Nano-technology related to environment, Chemical Engineering and Material Science. The research is undertaken by full time faculty attached to various Departments and Centres of the University, as well as research scholars enrolled with the University. The extensive facilities created in the University are used by scholars. Where needed, scholars are permitted to use exclusive facilities available with Institutions like the Indian Institute of Science, Indian Institute of Management, National Aeronautical Laboratory, Institute of Astrophysics etc.
Research interests of the University are currently in the following areas. Jain University constantly seeks to evolve new lines of research inquiry with a view to contributing significantly to the body of scientific knowledge in Engineering Sciences and Technology.
- Micro, Mini and Unmanned Air Vehicles
- Structural Health Monitoring
- Nano polymer composites
- Fiber Reinforced composites
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Static Flight Simulators
- Nano materials for Catalysis and Membrane Technology
- Fire Engineering, Earthquake Engineering
- Rainfall Models and Long Range Forecasts
- Biomass Waste Utilization
- Bulk Utilization of fly ash
The Ph.D. Programme in Engineering Sciences & Technology is offered by the following Departments / Centres of the University:
School of Engineering and Technology (Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering), Centre for Emerging Technologies (in varied areas), Centre for Disaster Mitigation (Fire Engineering and Earthquake Engineering), Centre for Nanobiosciences and the International Institute of Aerospace Engineering and Management
Ph.D. Programme in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences and Faculty of Languages
Research is pursued in the faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences and Languages with the firm belief that humanities contributes significantly towards shaping the future and towards enhancing cultural memory. They help to mediate between cultures; they reflect and offer guidance on human values essential for the orderly development of society. The ability of the humanities to discover commonalities in diversity is very important in today’s world considering the manifold opinions and viewpoints which exist. The humanities are - more than any other research area – characterized by a plurality of methods and a broad spectrum of disciplines and research objectives.
Research interests of the University are currently in the following areas. Jain University constantly seeks to evolve new lines of research inquiry with a view to contributing significantly to the repository of knowledge in Humanities, Social Sciences and Languages
- Election Studies
- Democracy and Federalism Studies
- Learner Centred Classroom Materials
- Policy/Political Process
- Urban Studies
- Gender Studies
- Subaltern Studies
The Ph.D. Programmes in Faculties of Humanities & Social Sciences and Languages are offered by the following Departments / Centres of the University:
History, Music, Dance, Mass Communication, Visual Arts, Economics, Kannada, Cultural Studies, Political Science, Public Administration / Public Governance and the Centre for Research in Social Science and Education.
Ph.D. Programmes in the Faculties of Commerce and Management
The Ph.D. programmes in Commerce and Management are offered by the Faculties of Management and Commerce and the Chenraj Roychand Centre for Entrepreneurship (CRCE), Jain University.
Research in Commerce and Management focuses on emerging trends, paradigms and business practices.
Research initiatives of the University are currently in Retail Marketing, Microfinance and Entrepreneurship. The university is always open to scholars pursuing research on other emerging themes.
Ph.D. Programme in Inter-disciplinary Areas
Scholars’ registering for Ph.D. Programmes at Jain University are encouraged to pursue research studies cutting across Faculties / disciplines e.g. Engineering and Management or even across departments within the same faculty e.g. Biosciences and Information Technology.