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Doctoral Programme

in Mechanical Engineering


Course Overview

A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering is the highest degree one can attain in the field of mechanical engineering. This degree program is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in the areas of mechanical systems, materials, and manufacturing processes. It typically takes about four to six years to complete, depending on the student's research and coursework requirements.

The Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering program involves intensive coursework in advanced mathematics, physics, and engineering principles. Students are also required to conduct original research in their chosen area of specialization, which is typically guided by a faculty advisor. This research is usually conducted in a laboratory setting and culminates in the submission of a dissertation or thesis.

The areas of specialization for Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering students are diverse and varied. They may include robotics, biomechanics, energy systems, thermal sciences, materials science, or design and manufacturing. The research conducted by Ph.D. students in mechanical engineering often has practical applications in industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy, and biomedical engineering.

Graduates of Ph.D. programs in Mechanical Engineering are well-equipped to pursue careers in academia or research and development in industry. They may also work in government agencies or consulting firms, providing expertise in areas such as product design, manufacturing processes, or energy systems.

Overall, the Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering program provides students with a deep understanding of the fundamental principles of mechanical engineering, as well as the skills necessary to conduct cutting-edge research in the field. Graduates of this program are well-prepared to make significant contributions to the field of mechanical engineering and to advance innovation in a wide range of industries.

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Designed to Produce Future-Ready Engineers

At GLA University, we emphasize education beyond classrooms with project-based learning to ensure our students imbibe what the industry requires.
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    New-Gen IEDC

    to incubate start-up ideas of students

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    Industrial Labs

    by SIEMENS & Rockwell Automation

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    Highly Experienced

    drawn from IITs & NITs

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    Project-Based Learning

    with case studies & live projects

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    Guest Lectures

    by eminent thought leaders from the industry

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    Top-Notch Placements

    up to Rs. 55.00 LPA

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A doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering promises multiple future-proof career choices in the public & private sectors beyond academics.

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  • Indian Railways 
  • Metro Rail Corporations  
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
  • Indian Army 
  • Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRD))
  • National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) & many more

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  • TATA Group
  • Mahindra & Mahindra 
  • Ashok Leyland 
  • Larsen & Turbo (L&T)
  • Kirloskar
  • Thermex
  • Godrej & many more

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  • Preparation for Academic Profiles in Government Institutions 
  • Preparation for Indian Engineering Services
  • Research Projects


In the placements of previous batch, over 3000 GLAians have bagged offers from top recruiters from the industry.
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Why Mechanical Engineering?

Students who love moving machines never think twice before choosing Mechanical Engineering as their engineering specialization. With the EV (Electronic Vehicle) market gaining a solid foothold in the global automotive industry, the scope for mechanical engineers has broadened beyond imagination. As a result, the average salary figures have improved, many job opportunities are soaring, and there are various other factors.

Mechanical Engineers acquire the following positions beyond academics:
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    Mechanical Design Engineer

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    VD Engineer

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    Solution Engineer

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    Mechanical Engineer

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    Sales Engineer

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    QC Engineer

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    Production Engineer

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    I&C Engineer

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    Chassis Durability-Senior Engineer

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    Quality Engineer




Candidates for admission to the Ph.D program shall have 55% marks in Master's degree for the admission in Applied Science & Humanities (Biotechnology, Applied Physics, Applied Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, and English), Law, Management and Education. However, 60% marks in Master's degree remaining Courses (Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering & Application, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Pharmaceutical Sciences).


  • 1st Year : 65,000/- INR
  • 2nd Year : 65,000/- INR
  • 3rd Year : 65,000/- INR