Programs Offered


There shall be three categories of Ph.D. candidates.
(i) Full Time candidates: All candidates who pursue full time research in SRMIST shall belong to this category.
(ii) Part Time (Internal) candidates: All candidates employed in SRMIST who pursue part time research in SRMIST shall belong to this category.
(iii)  Part Time (External) candidates: All candidates working in Industrial units, Colleges, Government departments, Research organizations or other Institutions, sponsored for pursuing Ph.D. Programmes in SRMIST while continuing to serve in their respective Institutions/ organizations which are recognized as the Research Centres of SRMIST shall belong to this category. They shall pursue research in their place of employment and /or in this SRMIST.

Program Areas of Research
  • PhD - Full Time 
  • Ph.D - Part Time(External)
  • Ph.D - Part Time(Internal)
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Science & Humanities
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Public health
  • Management
  • Law
  • Languages


Full time Programme: Min 3 years - Max 5 years
Part time Programme: Min 3 years - Max 6 years

The duration of the programme and the time for submission of thesis are counted from the date of provisional registration.

All Ph.D. programmes shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of five years for Full time scholars and a maximum of six years for Part time scholars.

Part Time (Internal/External): Part time Ph.D. programme is allowed provided all the conditions mentioned in the extant Ph.D. regulations are met.

Under extraordinary circumstances if the candidate fails to submit the thesis within the maximum period, further extension of the period for a maximum of two years may be granted by the Vice Chancellor, on the recommendations of the Doctoral Committee, Director of concerned Faculty and Director (Research). After the expiry of the maximum period including the extension granted, a candidate will be permitted to Re-register as per the following regulations. (i) For those candidates who want to re-register under the same supervisor on the same area of research, the earlier Doctoral Committee and the course works completed will hold good. (ii) For those candidates who want to re-register with a different supervisor on a different area of research will be subjected to the regulations applicable for the fresh candidates. (iii)If the area of research is the same, the new Doctoral Committee will decide whether the earlier course works completed can be considered for exemption or not.

The women candidates and Persons with Disability (more than 40% disability) may be allowed a relaxation of two years for Ph.D. in the maximum duration. In addition, the womencandidates may be provided Maternity Leave/Child Care Leave once in the entire duration of Ph.D. for up to 240 days.

Departments in which PhD registration is permitted

Engineering & Technology
School of Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering
Automobile Engineering
Aerospace Engineering

School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Electronics & Communication
Electrical and Electronics
Electronics & Instrumentation

School of Computing

Computer Science Engineering
Information Technology
Software Engineering

School of Architecture and Interior Design

Architecture and Interior Design

School of Material Science and Engineering Technology

Nuclear Engineering

School of Bio - Engineering

Chemical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Genetic Engineering
Food Process Engineering

Basic Sciences & Humanities
School of Basic Sciences


School of Biosciences


School of Computer Sciences

Information Technology
Computer Applications
Computer Science
Computer Applications

School of Commerce and Economics

Corporate Secretaryship and Accounting & Finance

School of Media Studies

Visual Communication
Journalism & Mass Communication
Film Technology

School of Languages


School of Education
School of Law
Institute of Hotel and Catering Management
School of Management

Data Analytics

Medical & Health Sciences 
Anatomy Psychiatry Clinical Pharmacology Surgical Oncology
Physiology Dermatology Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Translational Medicine and Research
Biochemistry Respiratory Medicine Nephrology Vascular Surgery
Animal House General Surgery Urology Endocrinology
Pathology Orthopaedics Neurology Audiology & Speech language Pathology
Pharmacology Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) Neurosurgery Medical Research
Microbiology Ophthalmology Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Occupational Therapy
Forensic Medicine Obstetrics and Gynaecology Paediatric Surgery Physiotherapy
Community Medicine Anaesthesiology Medical Gastroenterology Nursing
General Medicine Radiology Surgical Gastroenterology Optometry
Paediatric Medicine and Neonatology Cardiology Medical Oncology Pharmacy