Adani University


Doctoral Program (Full Time / Part Time)

Adani University established in June 2022 envisions nation building through transformative research, with thrust on infrastructure, energy, healthcare, and defense with underlying enabled by technology at all levels addressing well-being of the planet and people.

At Adani University, education finds synchronization in transformation. Translation of information to implementation while transcending the boundaries of disciplines and self-conditioning, Adani University enables transformation of self, society, and the nation.

Adani University offers graduate programs in multiple disciplines and encourages research at the intersection of disciplines. Engineering sciences, technology, management sciences find confluence in the research and other interdisciplinary initiatives impacting the society.

Adani University offers doctoral research program in the Faculty of Engineering, Sciences & Technology (FEST) and Faculty of Management Sciences (FMS) with Full & Part time engagement modes. The admissions are scheduled twice a year in July & December. Successful doctoral students shall receive an assistantship during their tenure as scholars at the University, based on their contribution to the academic.

Applications are invited on rolling basis admission throughout the year. The application received from January to May shall be processed in June and the those received from July to November shall be processed in December every year. List of candidates selected for admission to the Ph.D. Program will be intimated through email for research entrance exam and interview process for the forthcoming cycle.


Have you cleared GATE/GMAT/NET/CSIR(JRF) exam?  

Eligibility Criteria

You shall be eligible for admission to the doctoral program, if you have successfully completed one of following:

  • A 2-year / 4-semester Master’s degree program (after 3 year or 4 year undergraduate degree) with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in the UGC 10- point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country to assess, accredit or assure quality and standards of educational institutions.
  • A 1-year / 2-semester Master’s degree program, with the same conditions as above with additional course work completion requirements.
  • A 4-year / 8-semester Bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 7.5/10 with minimum of 3 years of work experience in respective domain of specialization with the same conditions for foreign students as mentioned with additional course work completion requirements.

A relaxation of 5% marks can be given to candidate belonging to reserve category like SC/ST/OBC/Differently abled persons.

The duration of Ph.D. program will be as follows:

Full timeMinimum 3 years and maximum as per UGC regulations
Part timeMinimum 4 years and maximum as per UGC regulations

Adani University admits doctoral students through two stage admission process i.e. written examination followed by research presentation. The procedure for the same shall be as follows:

  • Adani University shall admit doctoral students through a National Eligibility Test (NET) or National Entrance Test or any other relevant examination proposed by UGC, or Adani University Research Entrance Test (ARET), as per prevailing norms of the University (Refer university website for examination syllabus). Those students who qualify GATE/NET/GMAT/CSIT(JRF)/other relevant examinations specified by UGC, will be exempted from Entrance Test. It is responsibility of the candidate to submit the relevant proof of the same.
  • After clearance of written examination, a research interview / presentations shall be conducted by a committee of experts appointed by respective head of department under Adani University. The selection shall be evaluated in the ratio 70 (written test): 30 (interview). Minimum of 50% overall marks is required to be eligible for Research Interview / Presentation.
  • Adani University shall declare the results of entrance test and interview within 15 days after completion of research presentation.
  • Ph.D. admissions shall be done in twice a year, i.e. one admission round shall be held in winter session and second admission round shall be held in summer session.
  • Incomplete applications and applications with false information in any respect shall be summarily rejected without any intimation to the candidate.

  • State of the art Facilities including Research Labs
  • High Performance Computing Systems
  • World-class Scientific Databases
  • Pool of Renowned Research Mentors
  • Vibrant Research Eco-system with Consistent Industry Support
  • Research Fellowship (Monthly) for eligible Full-time Scholars (Rs. 25,000 for first year, Rs. 30,000 for second year and Rs. 35,000 for third year)

Vacant seats are available for January 2024 intake in the following departments:

Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Technology

  • Information and communication technology
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Civil & Infrastructure Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


Faculty of Science

  • Mathematics
  • Physics


Faculty of Management Sciences

  • Energy Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Finance
  • Multidisciplinary areas of research

Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Technology

Information and Communication Technology Download Syllabus
Computer Science and Engineering Download Syllabus
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Download Syllabus
Electrical Engineering Download Syllabus
Mechanical Engineering Download Syllabus

Faculty of Sciences (FoS)

Physics Download Syllabus
Mathematics Download Syllabus

Faculty of Management Sciences

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Pattern of Adani University Research Entrance Test (ARET)
Part A Syllabus Question Pattern Total Marks
General English, Current Affairs, General Knowledge, ResearchMethodology 35 questions, each of 1 mark 35
Part B As per content or respective department
  • 15 questions, each of 1 mark
  • 10 questions, each of 2 marks
Note: Candidates need to score more than 50% marks in ARET.

The minimum coursework requirement for Ph.D. scholars at Adani University is five courses (a minimum of 12 credits), which must be completed within two semesters after the date of registration. For the Ph.D. to be completed, they must meet the minimum credit requirements, which are as follows.
Semester Level Course Name and minimum credits Total minimum credits
I University level
  • Research Methodology (2 credits)
  • Research Ethics (2 credits)
  • Research Writing and Presentation Skills (2 credits)
II Departmental Level-Research Progress Committee (RPC)
  • Core research subject I (3 credits)
  • Core research subject II (3 credits)
Total minimum credits to be fulfilled by all research scholars 12
Qualifying defense
A qualifying defense will be held between the 10th and 12th month after the program's start to assess how well Ph.D. scholars performed on their coursework, literature reviews, and problem statements.
Research publications
A Ph.D. scholar shall publish from his/ her thesis a minimum of 3 research papers in peer-reviewed Scopus/ Web of Science/ UGC Care/ SCI/ ABCD indexed refereed journals of international repute or 2 research papers in refereed journals and 1 research paper presented in highly reputed international conferences. He/ she shall produce evidence of the same in the form of an acceptance letter and registration receipt of the publication. Any deviation needs to communicate by the research supervisor in advance to the Adani University Research Committee (ARC) for consideration and approval.

Applications are invited for Co-Research Supervisor of PhD Scholars of Adani University in the following thrust areas:

  • Infrastructure
  • Technology (ICT)
  • Energy
  • Management
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Healthcare (Applications of ICT and Advanced Manufacturing)
  • Defense (Applications of ICT and Advanced Manufacturing


Interested Faculty members (serving or retired) are requested to apply for this non-remunerative empanelment. Kindly send your updated CV (maximum 4 pages) to

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