Mahindra University Ecole Centrale School of Engineering, announces the launch of Ph.D. Program in Engineering & Applied Sciences from 2020 academic session


Mahindra University Ecole Centrale School of Engineering (MEC) – formerly Mahindra Ecole Centrale, Hyderabad, announces the launch of its Ph.D. Program in Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences from the 2020 academic session.

“One of the founding principles of MEC has been a strong focus on quality research in inter-disciplinary fields. We have worked ceaselessly towards bringing together a faculty pool, several of who have a unique blend of academic-industry experience and are widely recognized as experts in their fields. We have several prestigious concurrent public and private research assignments and projects being undertaken by our faculty and we have created modern labs that can assist in carrying out cutting edge research on contemporary topics. A Ph.D. scholar is therefore uniquely poised to not just have access to all these but also be backed by industry leaders like Tech Mahindra and the Mahindra Group of industries”, says Dr. Yajulu Medury, Director, Mahindra Ecole Centrale.

Ph.D. programs are offered in Computer Science, Civil, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering disciplines and Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in the Applied Sciences area. For those who wish to pursue liberal arts at Ph.D. level, MEC has a strong Humanities and Social Sciences program, which is backed by high-quality Media and Design Thinking laboratories.

Full time Ph.D. scholars will get an assistantship of Rs. 25,000 per month plus free boarding and lodging. They will have to mandatorily provide Teaching Assistantship 8 hours a week. The last date to apply for this program is 27th June, 2020. The details of the requirements for a full time Ph.D. program, minimum qualifications, experience, etc., are available on the website:

MEC focuses on promoting research at an institutional level and the focus is on real-world problem solving as well as fundamental problems in science and technology. It works on local and global Government and Corporate Research projects, mainly towards the development of Basic and Applied Research. Sponsored research grants, industrial research, and focus on research publications and presentations in international journals and conferences ensure that there is unwavering commitment to quality research.

MEC is well equipped in terms of research infrastructure and modern laboratories. Over 100 papers in peer reviewed international journals and a similar number in international and national conferences over the last 4 years, with over 20 active research teams working on Indian and Global research projects showcase its commitment towards quality research. While research areas at MEC are predominantly focused on Engineering and Applied Sciences, there are also teams working in the fields of media, economics and humanities.

23 well-equipped labs enable the students to get first-hand experience in various technologies relevant to their segment of expertise. Some of these include a Super Computer Lab, VLSI Lab, Automotive Systems and Internal Combustion Engines Laboratory, Centre for Robotics, Environmental Engineering Lab, and more.

The various research areas at MEC include Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Materials, Optics & Optoelectronics, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Earth & Environmental Sciences and Digital Media & Technology, to name a few.

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