Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering - The NorthCap University


The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree at NorthCap University is intended primarily for students who desire a career in research, advanced development, or teaching. top engineering colleges in Delhi, our Ph.D. programs are designed to give students a broad background in mathematics and engineering sciences, together with intensive study and research experience in a specialized area.

A Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering candidate carries out in individual capacity original research on a specific topic that must result in a dissertation of publishable quality. The course is focussed entirely on Mechanical Engineering and is a research-based course that delves further into this specific field of study, placing it among the best Ph.D. Courses in Haryana. Candidates should however have a strong background in maths and science. We offer the following specialization

  • Thermo Fluid Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Design

Market Trends of Mechanical Engineering Design

  • A PhD Mechanical Engineering degree can open many doors for career opportunities in teaching, research and industry.
  • Holding a PhD will in fact give you better starting salary and better career opportunities in many companies

Unique Selling Points of this Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering Program  

  • Develop creative thinking and ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • Explore inter-disciplinary areas
  • Research oriented curriculum with focus on publication of research articles
  • Market driven curriculum, updated periodically in consultation with experts from industry and academia.
  • State-of-the-art laboratory facility (CAD Lab, IC Engine, Vibration labs, CoE and others) for understanding and undertaking quality research work.
  • Efficient and highly qualified faculty members nurturing students for their future endeavours.
  • Flexibility in choosing courses to facilitate industry placement and admission in Universities abroad.
  • Outstanding industry-academia interaction through expert sessions, industrial visits, internships, professional societies and workshops.
  • Emphasis on holistic development of students through promotion of co-curricular activities and professional societies in the department.


Minimum Eligibility Criteria

Admission January 2023


The admission into the Doctor of Philosophy Programme is done twice in a year, i.e., in November- December and in June-July by holding an admission test followed by personal interview. NET/GATE/JRF/SLET qualified students are exempt from admission test. PhD is offered in school of Engineering and Technology (engineering, physics, chemistry, math, and English), School of Management (SOM) for PhD in Management, and School of Law (SOL). Preference is given to outstanding students, who have qualified for the Doctor of Philosophy Program through any National Level Test like CSIR-UGC NET or GATE.
A candidate can apply online or offline. For applying offline the candidate can download the application form from the website of NCU or can obtain it from the University campus up to the last date for submission of forms specified in the Admission Notice.
Details can be checked in Ph.D. admission brochure for broad area in which a candidate can apply and NPET topics.
Please go to Admission page in the university website for details and more information on PhD in Gurugram.

Fellowships & Contingency

University Fellow position is only meant for full time Ph.D. scholars, who wish to carry out doctoral research at NCU. Concurrent applications for admissions to the Ph.D. Programme as well as award of University Fellowship can be made.
Full-time PhD students with brilliant academic record can be awarded University Fellowships of Rs.25,000/- per month. Besides this, each full time doctoral student is given a contingency grant of Rs.25,000/- per year on reimbursement basis.

A candidate seeking admission to the PhD Programme under School of Engineering and Technology (SOET) of NCU must have obtained:

1- M Tech (Engineering) degree with minimum 60 % marks in aggregate or equivalent (with NCU, NPET).

2- Science/Humanities, M.Sc. (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)/MA (English, Mathematics) degree with minimum 60% in aggregate or Equivalent, with NET/GATE/JRF/SLET qualified for financial assistance by the government (NCU,NPET exempted) or 67.5% with (NCU,NPET).

3- B. Tech. degree from a Premier university or institution (IIT/NIT) and the institution within 100 NIRF ranking for the year of consideration with CGPA 8.5 or equivalent (with NCU,NPET) and GATE/UGC/CSIR score for government financial assistant (NCU,NPET exempted).


The minimum eligibility criteria indicated above for each Programme is only an enabling clause. The concerned Doctoral Research Committee (DRC) may fix higher criteria at the time of short-listing keeping in view the number of candidates, number of seats and minimum academic / professional background expected to cope with the Programme etc.

Candidates in the final year of their Master’s Programme, who expect to complete all their qualifying degree requirements before the date of registration for the first semester of their Ph.D. Programme at NCU can apply for admission. For short-listing purposes, their performance till the preceding semester (or preceding year, if in case their Programme is year based) would be considered, but the admission would be subject to their meeting the minimum eligibility criteria after their final qualifying examination results are announced. In such cases, a letter from HoD of their current institution, certifying candidate’s Master’s Thesis submission is required at the time of Ph.D. admission. However, if the student fails in the qualifying examination or fails to produce the degree/provisional certificate/mark sheet within 3 months of the commencement of the 1st semester, his/her admission and registration to the Ph.D. Programme will be automatically cancelled with no refund of the semester fees.

Candidates who do not have valid score in national tests like GATE, UGC-NET and SLET will have to appear in Entrance Test named ‘NCU Ph. D. Entrance Test’ (NPET) and will have the following weightage of various components for admission: NPET marks 50% , Qualifying degree marks – 30%, and Interview –20%. Candidates who have valid score in the above National tests shall be exempted from NPET. The following weightage shall be assigned to various components for the admission: NPET marks 50%, qualifying degree marks – 30%, and Interview –20%
The entrance test NPET will be of two hours duration and will be an Objective type test. Entrance Test ‘NPET’ will be held from 10:00 AM to 12 noon on the date specified by the University. For broad syllabus refer Ph.D. Brochure 2020-21. The NPET will be conducted centrally by Controller of Examination (COE) at NCU Campus. Room No. for NPET will be informed through University website / e-mail. After the NPET written test, interview will be conducted (by respective Departments/Schools) on the same day at NCU 1:00 PM onwards. Rooms for interviews will be announced at the appropriate time.

Selection of the Research Fellows shall be done from amongst scholars who have qualified for admission, by the Fellowships Selection Committee.
In case of candidates from partnering institutions/industries, applications may be considered by the VC/BDR throughout the year, subject to the scrutiny for eligibility upon request by partnering institute.


Full Time/ Part Time Minimum duration of the programme Maximum duration of the


M. Tech/M. Phil./M.Sc./

M.A(English) Entry

FT 3 Years 6 Years
PT 4 Years 6 Years
B. Tech. Entry FT 4 Years 6 Years
PT 5 Years 6 Years


Minimum and Maximum duration includes Course work

Relaxation of upto 2years maximum duration can be provided for women under special circumstances and differently-abled candidates.


Financial Assistance

Programme Fee

Programme Fee

Annual fee is Rs. 85,000/- Semester-wise fee to be paid in two equal semester wise installments of Rs. 42,500/- each at the beginning of each semester

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Contact Details

For Ph.D. in Mechanical – Dr. Akanksha Mathur – 9990987173

For all Ph.D. Admission related queries

Help line number +91 8448495100

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