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VEERMATA JIJABAI TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

(V.J.T.I.)
(Central Technological Institute, Maharashtra State)
(Autonomous Institute affiliated to University of Mumbai)

H. R. MAHAJANI MARG, MATUNGA, MUMBAI 400 019

INFORMATION BROCHURE
For

Admission to Ph.D. (Technology) Programmes


2015-16

VEERMATA JIJABAI TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE


(V.J.T.I.)
(Central Technological Institute, Maharashtra State)
(Autonomous Institute affiliated to University of Mumbai)

INFORMATION BROCHURE
For
Admission to Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D. (Technology) Programmes

in
Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Production Engineering
Textile Technology
Electronics Engineering
Computer Engineering

INTRODUCTION
The information described in this brochure is applicable to the Ph.D. programmes listed
below:
Programme Code
901
902
903
904
905
906
907

1.
Sr.
No.
1
2
3
4
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6
7
8
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Name of the Programme


Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Production Engineering
Textile Technology
Electronics Engineering
Computer Engineering

Important dates:
Activity
Date
Date of start of online application
18th May 2015
Last Date for online application
17th June 2015
a,b
Last Date of receipt of Hard Copy at VJTI
24th June 2015
Display of shortlisted candidates on website
29th June 2015
Last date for receiving Clarification/Objection on shortlisted
1st July 2015
candidates
Display of corrected shortlisted candidates
3rd July 2015
Written Test in respective departments at VJTI
6th July 2015
Display of list of candidates qualified in the written test
9th July 2015
13th & 14th July
Interview at VJTI
2015
Display of Final Merit List on website
16th July 2015
Confirmation of provisional admission by paying fees
21st July 2015

Day
Monday
Wednesday
Wednesday
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Monday
Thursday
Mon & Tue
Thursday
Tuesday

In case of any clarification or objection on shortlisted candidates, the candidates may communicate
by sending an email to deanrandd@vjti.org.in by 1st July, 2015

a. Application Processing Fee:


An application processing fee of Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five Hundred Only) for General
candidates and Rs. 300/- (Rupees Three Hundred Only) for candidates belonging to Reserved
category SC / ST / VJ/DT/ NT / OBC/SBC to be paid by Demand Draft or Pay Order drawn
in favor of Director, VJTI, payable at Mumbai, along with the Hard copy of the
application.
b. Submission of Hard Copy of the application:
After submitting the online application form, printout of the application along with necessary
FEES and copies of supporting documents (Refer annexure -1 ) should be forwarded to The
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Director, VJTI, H. R. Mahajani Marg, Matunga, Mumbai 400019 superscribing the


envelop with Application for Ph. D. admission-2015 to reach the office on or before 24th
June 2015, 5:00 pm.

2.

Eligibility for Admission


A candidate shall be considered eligible for registration for the degree of Ph.D.
provided that the candidate satisfies one of the following:
i) Candidate must have obtained Bachelors degree and Masters degree in
Engineering or Technology with minimum 60% marks (55% marks in case of
reserved category) in either of the two or a CPI/CGPA of 6.75 or above on a 10
point scale (CPI/CGPA of 6.25 or above on a 10 point scale in case of reserved
category)
ii) Candidate who is currently an approved teacher having full time teaching
experience of at least FIVE years as approved teacher.
iii) A candidate from a research organization or industry is considered eligible for
registration for the degree of Ph.D. provided that the candidate satisfies the
following:
a) Having

obtained

Bachelors

degree

and

Masters

degree

in

Engineering/Technology.
b) Having THREE years technical/ industrial experience in the field of interest.
c) Having visibility/acceptability of his/her work by way of paper presentations in
reputed conferences, peer reviewed journals and/or research project completion
in the field of interest.
d) Having sponsorship from the parent organization. (Candidate shall submit a
sponsorship letter from the parent organization in the prescribed format) Such
Candidates will preferably be selected for a joint research project from
sponsoring organization. Infrastructural and financial support will come from the
sponsoring organization (with Memorandum of Understanding between the
sponsoring organization and VJTI). Supervision will be jointly done by a faculty
from VJTI and a person qualified to supervise Ph.D. work from the sponsoring
research organization/industry.

3.

Selection process
3.1 The candidate has to undergo a written test as per the UGC norms for Ph. D. program
in the concerned department.
a.
Ph.D. Entrance Test
The test will consist of one paper of 100 marks in the relevant discipline.
b.
Syllabus
It shall consist of the various topics included in the compulsory / core papers at Post
Graduate degree level in the respective disciplines. (Refer annexure - II for detailed
syllabus)
c.
Pattern of question paper:
The question paper will consist of three sections:
Section I: Objectives (40 marks)
Section II: Short answers (30 marks)
Section III: Long answers (30 marks)
d.
Standard of passing:
Candidates securing forty (40) or more marks in this test will be declared as
successful and will be eligible for appearing for interview.
3.2 Department shall provide candidates with the details of research areas in the
department.
3.3 The eligible candidates will have to undergo an interview by a panel formed for the
purpose, including Head of the department and all research guides / supervisors of
the department.
3.4 The recommendations of the department will be forwarded through respective
Departmental Academic Committee (DAC) to Dean (Academic Programmes) for
final approval of Director / Chairman Academic Council.
3.5 After approval process, the candidate will be informed regarding selection and shall be
offered admission to Ph. D. program of the Institute after payment of necessary fees
within stipulated time. If candidate fails to accept the offer of admission within a
specified time limit, the offer of admission shall stand cancelled and the candidate
will have no claim afterwards.
3.6 Candidate has to prepare an outline of the proposed research work in consultation with
the supervisor/s and submit the same to respective DAC within a maximum period of
nine months from the date of admission / registration. Completion of course work
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with a CPI of 6.0 & above and approval of the proposal by the Ph.D. affairs
committee is must for further continuation of the Ph.D. registration.

4.

Exemption from the Written Test

4.1

A candidate who has appeared for the Ph.D. entrance test (PET) of University of
Mumbai or any other statutory University of the state of Maharashtra and has valid
PET score is exempted from the written examination for Ph.D., conducted by the
departments.

4.2

A candidate with valid score of GATE / CSIR- NET (JRF) Examination in the relevant
field of Engineering is exempted from the written examination for Ph.D., conducted by
the department.

4.3

Teachers of the University of Mumbai working in a University Department or an


affiliated college with approved teaching experience of at least 05 years at degree
and/or post graduate degree level shall be exempted from the written examination for
Ph.D., conducted by the department. The copy of approval letter has to be attached as
proof along with application.

5.

Types of Ph.D. candidates


The Institute admits Ph.D. candidates under following categories:
5.1 Full-time research scholar
Candidate is required to be available in the institute full time for period of at least
three years. There is possibility of Research / Teaching assistantship available to
the candidate from institute funds or research projects. Candidates sponsored by
their parent organizations cannot avail of Research / Teaching assistantship.
Sponsored candidates have to produce sponsorship letter in given format along
with application form.
5.2 Part-time research scholar
Candidate is required to complete at least two semester of residential requirement
at the institute (VJTI). Sponsored candidates have to produce sponsorship letter in
given format along with application form. Institute internal candidates have to
apply as part time research scholars only. Internal candidates have to work under
VJTI supervisor and/or external supervisor from IIT or other research
organizations (optional with recommendation from DAC).

6.

Course credit requirements


6.1

All research scholars registering for Ph.D. programme are required to acquire
minimum credits from amongst M.Tech. level courses within first two semesters
after registration.

6.2

The course on research methodology is compulsory for all the research scholars
admitted in the Institute.

6.3

The courses may also be taken from other departments of VJTI or from IIT or other
reputed institutes, with whom VJTI has MOU, on the advice of the supervisor(s)
and recommendation of respective DAC. (Internal research scholars must register
for the courses in IIT.)

6.4

Every registered scholar will have to deliver a seminar by studying at least five
quality research papers in the chosen field of interest as suggested by the
supervisor, which will be evaluated by a committee of three faculty members who
are research supervisors, and satisfactory performance is must for further
continuance of registration.

6.5

The research scholar should acquire a minimum CPI of 6.0 in the registered courses
for further continuation in the Ph.D. programme. The research scholar who fails to
satisfy the requirement of minimum CPI of 6.0 within first year of admission has to
discontinue the programme.

7.
7.1

Evaluation and assessment


The DAC will form at least a three member Research Progress Committee (RPC)
for every research scholar. RPC shall consist of members, who are conversant with
the field of research and shall include;
- Supervisor/s,
- Internal faculty of VJTI having knowledge of the research area
- External member from IIT or other institutes / organizations of repute
The names of RPC members along with the courses to be completed by the research
scholar shall be communicated to Director / Chairman Academic Council through
Dean (AP) within nine months of provisional admission to the programme.

7.2

The research scholar has to submit progress report through Supervisor to the RPC at
the end of every year.
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7.3

At the end of every year, the research scholar will present his research work in an
Annual Progress Seminar (APS) to the RPC, postgraduate students and faculty.
Such seminars are required to be given every year until the submission of synopsis.
Further, the research scholar has to mandatorily participate in the annual VJTI Ph.D.
Colloquium and present his research in form of a poster presentation, to the
satisfaction of evaluators.

7.4

The RPC will monitor the progress of research work of the candidate until
completion of the programme.

7.5

The continuation of registration of scholar is subject to satisfactory progress and


recommendation of respective RPC on annual basis.

7.6

The delay in submission of progress report and presentation may lead to


discontinuation of Institute assistantship or/and cancellation of registration for the
program.

7.7

The research scholar has to give at least three Annual Progress Seminars. The RPC,
in the third or any subsequent APS will decide whether the scholar has completed
research work to an extent that his pre-synopsis seminar can be held and note its
recommendations in the APS report.

7.8

The research scholar during the pre-synopsis seminar has to present her / his
complete research work and include all suggestions of the RPC in the final thesis.
The final thesis has to be submitted within three months of the pre-synopsis
seminar.

7.9

The thesis submitted by the research scholar will be evaluated by three external
referees. At least two referees have to recommend acceptance of thesis with or
without corrections / modifications. Finally the research scholar has to undergo a
comprehensive viva-voce examination which has to be openly defended. The
committee of examiners for the open defense shall consist of one of the external
referees, the supervisor and the Head of Department / Professor, who will work as
Chairman of the committee. After successful defense of the comprehensive vivavoce, the name of the research scholar shall be communicated to the University of
Mumbai for award of Doctor of Philosophy (Technology) degree in the concerned
discipline of engineering.

7.10

If two of the referees recommend not acceptance of thesis, the RPC will meet to
review the reports submitted by the referees and with regard to referees comments
instruct the research scholar to modify the thesis. The RPC may instruct the research
scholar to carry out further work also. The modified thesis is resubmitted to the
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referees. If the two of the referees still recommend non acceptance of thesis, the
candidature of the research scholar will be terminated.

8.

Validity of Registration and Award of degree

8.1

All full time research scholars have to work for a minimum period of three calendar
years from the date of registration before submission of thesis, while all part time
research scholars, including internal research scholars, have to work for a minimum
period of four calendar years from the date of registration before submission of
thesis.

8.2

The validity of registration of the research scholar is six calendar years.

8.3

A research scholar will not be permitted to submit a thesis, a work for which a
degree or diploma or any other academic award has been conferred on the candidate
by any university / academic body.

8.4

A research scholar will be permitted to submit thesis, only if the candidate has
published (or accepted for publication) at least one research paper in his /her
research domain in a referred Journal which is indexed in Scopus / Web-science and
should have presented at least one conference paper (oral presentation by the
candidate in person) in a conference organized by IITs / NITs / reputed engineering
institutes / reputed professional societies. (All the publication will have to be jointly
authored by the research scholar and research supervisor).

9.

Seats Available for Admission in 2015-16


Department
Civil / Structural Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Production Engineering
Textile Technology
Electronics Engineering
Computer Engineering
Total

Seats
Available
16
07
05
03
05
05
04
45

NOTE: The seats allocated against the department may vary depending of the availability of
the research supervisors in the departments.

10.

Reservations

The reservations will be as per the reservation policy of the Government of Maharashtra.

11.

Fees
Sr. No.

Fees

Fees in Rs. for Ph. D. students


(Sponsored)
(Non Sponsored)

1
Tuition Fees
2
Development Fees
3
Laboratory Fees
4
Library Fees
5
I.E. Mail Fees
6
T. & P. Fees
7
Other Fees / certificate fee
8
Annual Social Fees
9
Social Activity Fees
10
Exam Fees
11
SDCM Fees
12
Institute Registration Fees
13
Gymkhana Fees
14
DSA Fees
15
Contingency Fees
16
Insurance Fees
17
Sponsorship Fees
Total Fee
Fee payable at time of admission

10000
5000
4000
700
500
0
225
125
100
2400
1000
1050
500
50
5000
432
10000
41082
41082

10000
5000
4000
700
500
0
225
125
100
2400
1000
1050
500
50
0
432
0
26082
26082

Notes:a) For confirmation of seat allotted, all candidates have to submit Demand Draft/ Pay Order in favour
of Director, VJTI, payable at Mumbai, of appropriate amount as given above.
b) Candidate belonging to reserved category will be eligible for fee concessions as applicable by
Maharashtra State rules subject to submission of necessary certificates.

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Annexure -I
Attested photocopies of following documents/certificates should be attached with the
application form.
Documents related to educational qualification/s as claimed in the application form.
Documents related to experience as claimed in the application form.
The employed candidates should attach a Sponsorship certificate from the employer in the prescribed
format (Refer Annexure - III).
Nationality Certificate:
In lieu of this Certificate of Indian Nationality following Certificates/Documents will also be
acceptable
1. Indian Passport in the name of the Candidate, issued by appropriate authorities.
2. The School Leaving Certificate indicating the Nationality of the Candidate as
Indian.
3. Birth Certificate of the Candidate indicating the Place of birth of the Candidate is
within India.
Caste Certificate (if applicable):
Candidates belonging to categories SC, ST, VJ/DT-NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC
will be required to submit a Caste Certificate.
Caste/Tribe Validity Certificate Validity Certificate (if applicable):
Candidates belonging to SC, ST, VJ/DT-NT (A), NT (B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC category
are required to submit Caste Validity Certificate.
NonCreamy Layer Certificate (if applicable):
A candidate belonging to Creamy Layer amongst the categories SBC, V.J./D.T.-N.T.(A),
N.T.(B), N.T.(C), N.T.(D) ,O.B.C. must note that the provision of reservation is NOT
applicable to him/her. A candidate claiming benefit of reservation under the categories SBC,
V.J./D.T.-N.T.(A), N.T.(B), N.T.(C), N.T.(D), O.B.C. will be required to produce NonCreamy
Layer Certificate in the name of the candidate as specified in the Government Resolution No.
CBC/10/2008/CR697/BCW5, dated 27th February 2009 or its updated versions from time to
time. The certificate must be valid up to 31 March 2016.
Disability Certificate (if applicable):
The candidate claiming to be physically handicapped shall produce a certificate from the
Director, All India Institute of Physically Handicapped, Mumbai or Dean/Civil Surgeon of the
Government / CIVIL HOSPITALS normally located at the District Headquarters, regarding his
or her physical disability, and ability to undergo all parts of syllabus for the normal course.
Candidates suffering from Dyslexia, Dysgraphica & Dyscalculia are required to produce
certificate issued by the Learning Disability Clinic, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General
Hospital, Sion, Mumbai22.

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Annexure -II
Syllabus for Ph.D. Entrance Examination
CIVIL & STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Sr.No
1.

Areas of research for Ph.D. in Civil Engineering


Construction Management

2.

Environmental Engineering

3.

Water Resource Engineering

4.

Structural Engineering

Syllabus for entrance Test


Construction Management, Construction Engineering,
Construction techniques, Construction Materials,
Contract management, Geospatial technology,
Building drawings, Transportation Engineering
Environmental engineering, Solid waste hazard mgmt,
Industrial waste hazard mgmt, Env.
Impact
Assessment, Advance Hydraulic , Water resource
management
Irrigation Engg, Water resource management,
Advanced Hydrology, Advance Hydraulic , Ground
Water Hydrology, Open channel flow, Dam and
Hydraulics Structure
Structural dynamics, Finite element method, FRP
Composites, Plastic analysis, Plate and shell design,
Geotechnical engineering, Earthquake engineering,
Concrete technology, Pre-stressed Concrete, Advanced
structural analysis, Adv. foundation engineering and
Low cost housing.

NOTE:
1) Separate entrance test will be conducted for Ph.D. programs in Civil Engg with specialization areas in Structural
Engineering, Construction Management, Environmental Engineering and Water resource Engineering
2) Candidate must appear for the entrance test of his or her M Tech specialization / other specialization, He or She will be
admitted only in the Ph.D. program of that specialization in which the candidates will pass the entrance test and not in any
other specializations.

Computer Engineering & Information Technology


Sr. No.
1.

2.

3.

4.

Syllabus for entrance Test


Mathematical Logic, Probability, Set Theory & Algebra,
Combinatory, Graph Theory, Linear Algebra, Numerical
Methods, Calculus, logical reasoning and aptitude
Discrete Mathematics
Set and Propositions, Computability and formal
languages, Permutation, Combinations and Discrete
probability , Relational and Functions, Graphs and
planar Graphs , Tree and Cut-Sets ,Discrete Numerical
Function and Generating function , Recurrence
relations and recursive Algorithms , Groups and Rings
Digital Logic
Logic functions, Minimization, Design and synthesis of
combinational and sequential circuits; Number
representation and computer arithmetic (fixed and
floating point).
Computer Organization And Architecture
Machine instructions and addressing modes, ALU and
data-path, CPU control design, Memory interface, I/O
interface (Interrupt and DMA mode), Instruction
pipelining, Cache and main memory, Secondary
Engineering Mathematics

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storage.
5.

Programming And Data Structures

6.

Algorithms

7.

Theory of Computation

8.

Compiler Design

9.

Operating System

Programming in C; Functions, Recursion, Parameter


passing, Scope, Binding; Abstract data types, Arrays,
Stacks, Queues, Linked Lists, Trees, Binary search trees,
Binary heaps. Searching and sorting
Analysis, Asymptotic notation, Notions of space and
time complexity, Worst and average case analysis;
Design: Greedy approach, Dynamic programming,
Divide-and-conquer; Tree and graph traversals,
Connected components, Spanning trees, Shortest
paths; Hashing, Sorting, Searching. Asymptotic analysis
(best, worst, average cases) of time and space, upper
and lower bounds, Basic concepts of complexity classes
P, NP, NP-hard, NP-complete
Regular languages and finite automata, Context free
languages and Push-down automata, Recursively
enumerable sets and Turing machines, Undesirability
Lexical analysis, Parsing, Syntax directed translation,
Runtime
environments,
code
optimization,
Intermediate and target code generation
Processes, Threads, Inter-process communication,
Concurrency,
Synchronization,
Deadlock,
CPU
scheduling, Memory management and virtual memory,
File systems, I/O systems, Protection and security.
ER-model, Relational model (relational algebra, tuple
calculus), Database design, normal forms, Query
languages (SQL), File structures (sequential files,
indexing, B and B+ trees), Transactions and
concurrency control, multimedia databases, spatial
databases, parallel databases, distributed databases.
Data Mining-association, classification, clustering, Web
Mining.
Software Requirement Specification , Structured
Systems Analysis & Design: Requirement modeling,
Design Concept, Architectural Design, Component
Level Design, User Interface Design ,Object Oriented
Analysis & Design: Use case modeling, Class modeling,
Dynamic Modeling, Action Oriented Design, Data
Oriented Design, Object Oriented Design, Real time
Design Techniques, Web Engineering: Modeling Web
Application, Web Application Design , Software
Reengineering , SOA, Software Project Management:
Structured project ,OO Project & Web Project
ISO/OSI stack, LAN technologies (Ethernet, Token ring),
Flow and error control techniques, Routing algorithms,
Congestion control, Networking Fundamentals:
Introduction to OSI Model and TCP/IP Protocol Suite, IP
Addressing,
Application
Layer
Protocols
:HTTP,WWW,SMTP,FTP,DNS,SNMP,NFS,RPC,TFTP
,
Transport Layer : TCP, UDP . Network Layer: IP, ARP,
RARP, ICMP, IGMP , Routing Protocols - RIP , OSPF ,
BGP , Real Time Traffic over the internet (RTP, RTCP)
,Network Design: Internet work Connectivity MAUS,
Multiplexers, Repeaters, Bridges, Routers, Hubs, Gate,
VLANS, Planning A Network , Network Design

10. Databases And Mining

11. Software Engineering

12. Computer Networks

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13. Information Security

14. Web Search And Multimedia Retrieval Systems

15. Cloud Computing And Storage Management

16. Distributed Algorithms

17. Object Oriented Programming


18. Web Technologies

19. Network Programming

Introduction Security, Threats, Vulnerabilities, Attacks


on
Integrity,
Confidentiality,
Anonymity,
Authentication,
Authorization,
Non-repudiation,
Database Security, Operating systems security,
network security, Network and web attacks and
defense mechanism, Cryptography.
Multimedia Retrieval systems , Content Based Image
Retrieval (CBIR) ,Audio Indexing and Retrieval , Video
Indexing and Retrieval , Current Trends in Video
Search, Web Search Basics .
Basics of Cloud Computing , Cloud architecture,
Services and Applications , Cloud Infrastructure and
Virtualization , Exploring cloud services , Cloud Storage,
Cloud Administration , Cloud Security Management ,
Cloud Service Providers ,SAN, NAS
Theoretical methods for distributed algorithms,
Asynchronous distributed systems, Leader election
Algorithms, Mutual Exclusion, Resource Allocation
Async Network Algorithms, FIFO, Broadcast vs.
Multicast, Leader Election - Ring vs. arbitrary network
MST, Minimum Spanning Tree ,.Algorithms Logical time
Snapshots, Candy and Lamports, Termination detection
Self stabilization, Fault Tolerance in synchronous and
Asynchronous systems
C++ / Java
HTML, XML, JavaScript , Java Bean, Web Servers and
Servlets, JSP , Server Database Access, Application and
Security
Server Side Programming, Streams: Input Stream,
Output Stream and Filter Stream, Threads: Returning
Information from Thread, Synchronization, Deadlock,
Scheduling, Thread Pool. Looking up Internet
Addresses: The Inet4 Address and Inet6 Address,
Network interface Class, URL & URLs: The URL Class
,URL Decoder, Socket Programming Socket for Client,
Socket for Server, Secure Socket , UDP Datagram and
Socket, URL Connections, Protocol Handlers, Content
URL Connections, Protocol Handlers, Content Handlers
RMI and Java Mail API

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Syllabus for entrance Test

Sr.No.
1.

Engineering Mathematics

2.

Electrical Engineering

Linear Algebra
Calculus
Differential equations
Complex variables
Probability and Statistics
Numerical Methods ,Transform Theory
Network theory
Electronic devices and Circuits
Analog and Digital Signal Processing

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Control Systems: Classical Control, Non-linear System Analysis


and Design
Power Systems : Analysis, Stability and Control
Electromagnetic, High Voltage Engg.

ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
Syllabus for entrance Test

Sr.No.
1.

Engineering Mathematics

2.

Electronics engineering

Linear Algebra
Calculus
Differential equations
Complex variables
Probability and Statistics
Numerical Methods
Transform Theory
Network theory
Electronic devices
Analog, Digital circuits
Signal, systems and signal processing
Control Systems
Electronics communications
Electromagnetic
Basics of biomedical engineering
Microprocessor System and computer organization

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
APPLIED MECHANICS AND DESIGN
[1] Engineering Mechanics: Free body diagrams and equilibrium; trusses and frames; virtual work; kinematics
and dynamics of particles and of rigid bodies in plane motion, including impulse and momentum (linear and
angular) and energy formulations; impact.
[2] Strength of Materials: Stress and strain, stress-strain relationship and elastic constants, Mohrs circle for
plane stress and plane strain, thin cylinders; shear force and bending moment diagrams; bending and shear
stresses; deflection of beams; torsion of circular shafts; Eulers theory of columns; strain energy methods;
thermal stresses.
[3] Theory of Machines: Displacement, velocity and acceleration analysis of plane mechanisms; dynamic
analysis of slider-crank mechanism; gear trains; flywheels.
[4] Vibrations: Free and forced vibration of single degree of freedom systems; effect of damping; vibration
isolation; resonance, critical speeds of shafts.
[5] Design: Design for static and dynamic loading; failure theories; fatigue strength and the S-N diagram;
principles of the design of machine elements such as bolted, riveted and welded joints, shafts, spur gears, rolling
and sliding contact bearings, brakes and clutches.

FLUID MECHANICS AND THERMAL SCIENCES


[1] Fluid Mechanics: Fluid properties; fluid statics, manometry, buoyancy; control-volume analysis of mass,
momentum and energy; fluid acceleration; differential equations of continuity and momentum; Bernoullis
equation; viscous flow of incompressible fluids; boundary layer; elementary turbulent flow; flow through pipes,
head losses in pipes, bends etc.
[2] Heat-Transfer: Modes of heat transfer; one dimensional heat conduction, resistance concept, electrical
analogy, unsteady heat conduction, fins; dimensionless parameters in free and forced convective heat transfer,

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various correlations for heat transfer in flow over flat plates and through pipes; thermal boundary layer; effect
of turbulence; radiative heat transfer, black and grey surfaces, shape factors, network analysis; heat exchanger
performance, LMTD and NTU methods.
[3] Thermodynamics: Zeroth, First and Second laws of thermodynamics; thermodynamic system and processes;
Carnot cycle, irreversibility and availability; behavior of ideal and real gases, properties of pure substances,
calculation of work and heat in ideal processes; analysis of thermodynamic cycles related to energy conversion.
[4] Applications: Power Engineering: Steam Tables, Rankine, Brayton cycles with regeneration and reheat. I.C.
Engines: air-standard Otto, Diesel cycles. Refrigeration and air-conditioning: Vapour refrigeration cycle, heat
pumps, gas refrigeration, Reverse Brayton cycle; moist air: psychrometric chart, basic psychrometric processes.
Turbomachinery: Pelton-wheel, Francis and Kaplan turbines impulse and reaction principles, velocity
diagrams.

MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING (within Mech. Engg branch)


[1] Engineering Materials: Structure and properties of engineering materials, heat treatment, stress-strain
diagrams for engineering materials.
[2] Metal Casting: Design of patterns, moulds and cores; solidification and cooling; riser and gating design,
design considerations.
[3] Forming: Plastic deformation and yield criteria; fundamentals of hot and cold working processes; load
estimation for bulk (forging, rolling, extrusion, and drawing) and sheet (shearing, deep drawing, and bending)
metal forming processes; principles of powder metallurgy.
[4] Joining: Physics of welding, brazing and soldering; adhesive bonding; design considerations in welding.
[5] Machining and Machine Tool Operations: Mechanics of machining, single and multi-point cutting tools, tool
geometry and materials, tool life and wear; economics of machining; principles of non-traditional machining
processes; principles of work holding, principles of design of jigs and fixtures
[6] Metrology and Inspection: Limits, fits and tolerances; linear and angular measurements; comparators;
gauge design; interferometry; form and finish measurement; alignment and testing methods; tolerance analysis
in manufacturing and assembly.
[7] Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Basic concepts of CAD/CAM and their integration tools.
[8] Production Planning and Control: Forecasting models, aggregate production planning, scheduling, materials
requirement planning.
[9] Inventory Control: Deterministic and probabilistic models; safety stock inventory control systems.
[10] Operations Research: Linear programming, simplex and duplex method, transportation, assignment,
network flow models, simple queuing models, PERT and CPM.

PRODUCTION ENGINEERING
1. Metal Casting: Casting processes types and applications; patterns types and materials; allowances;
moulds and cores materials, making, and testing; casting techniques of cast iron, steels and nonferrous metals
and alloys; solidification; design of casting, gating and risering; casting inspection, defects and remedies.
2. Metal Forming: Stress-strain relations in elastic and plastic deformation; concept of flow stress,
deformation mechanisms; hot and cold working forging, rolling, extrusion, wire and tube drawing; sheet metal
working processes such as blanking, piercing, bending, deep drawing, coining and embossing; analysis of rolling,
forging, extrusion and wire /rod drawing; metal working defects.
3. Metal Joining Processes: Welding processes manual metal arc, MIG, TIG, plasma arc, submerged arc,
electro-slag, thermit, resistance, forge, friction, and explosive welding; other joining processes soldering,
brazing, braze welding; inspection of welded joints, defects and remedies; introduction to advanced welding
processes ultrasonic, electron beam, laser beam; thermal cutting. Merchants analysis; selection of machining
parameters; tool materials, tool wear and tool life, economics of machining, thermal aspects of machining,
cutting fluids, machinability; principles and applications of nontraditional machining processes USM, AJM,
WJM, EDM and Wire cut EDM, LBM, EBM, PAM, CHM, ECM.
4. Tool Engineering: Jigs and fixtures principles, applications, and design; press tools configuration, design
of die and punch; principles of forging die design.
5. Metrology and Inspection: Limits, fits, and tolerances, interchangeability, selective assembly; linear and
angular measurements by mechanical and optical methods, comparators; design of limit gauges;

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interferometry; measurement of straightness, flatness, roundness, squareness and symmetry; surface finish
measurement; inspection of screw threads and gears; alignment testing of machine tools.
6. Powder Metallurgy: Production of metal powders, compaction and sintering.
7. Polymers and Composites: Introduction to polymers and composites; plastic processing injection,
compression and blow molding, extrusion, calendaring and thermoforming; molding of composites.
8. Manufacturing Analysis: Sources of errors in manufacturing; process capability; tolerance analysis in
manufacturing and assembly; process planning; parameter selection and comparison of production alternatives;
time and cost analysis; manufacturing technologies strategies and selection.
9. Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Basic concepts of CAD, CAM, CAPP, cellular manufacturing, NC, CNC,
DNC, Robotics, FMS, and CIM.
10. Product Design and Development: Principles of good product design, tolerance design; quality and cost
considerations; product life cycle; standardization, simplification, diversification, value engineering and analysis,
concurrent engineering.
11. Engineering Economy and Costing: Elementary cost accounting and methods of depreciation; break-even
analysis, techniques for evaluation of capital investments, financial statements.
12. Work System Design: Taylors scientific management, Gilbrethss contributions; productivity concepts and
measurements; method study, micro-motion study, principles of motion economy; work measurement stop
watch time study, work sampling, standard data, PMTS; ergonomics; job evaluation, merit rating, incentive
schemes, and wage administration; business process reengineering.
13. Facility Design: Facility location factors and evaluation of alternate locations; types of plant layout and their
evaluation; computer aided layout design techniques; assembly line balancing; materials handling systems.
14. Production Planning and Inventory Control: Forecasting techniques causal and time series models, moving
average, exponential smoothing, trend and seasonality; aggregate production planning; master production
scheduling; MRP and MRP-II; order control and flow control; routing, scheduling and priority dispatching; push
and pull production systems, concept of JIT manufacturing system; logistics, distribution, and supply chain
management; Inventory functions, costs, classifications, deterministic and probabilistic inventory models,
quantity discount; perpetual and periodic inventory control systems.
15. Operation Research: Linear programming problem formulation, simplex method, duality and sensitivity
analysis; transportation and assignment models; network flow models, constrained optimization and Lagrange
multipliers
16. Machining and Machine Tool Operations: Basic machine tools; machining processes-turning, drilling, boring,
milling, shaping, planning, gear cutting, thread production, broaching, grinding, lapping, honing, super finishing;
mechanics of machining geometry of cutting tools, chip formation, cutting forces and power requirements,
simple queuing models; dynamic programming; simulation manufacturing applications; PERT and CPM, timecost trade-off, resource leveling.
17. Quality Management: Quality concept and costs, quality circles, quality assurance; statistical quality
control, acceptance sampling, zero defects, six sigma; total quality management; ISO 9000; design of
experiments Taguchi method.
18. Reliability and Maintenance: Reliability, availability and maintainability; distribution of failure and repair
times; determination of MTBF and MTTR, reliability models; system reliability determination; preventive
maintenance and replacement, total productive maintenance concept and applications.
19. Intellectual Property System: Definition of intellectual property, importance of IPR; TRIPS and its
implications, patent, copyright, industrial design and trademark.
20. Organizational Behavior & Industrial Management: HRD, HRM, Organization, Management, Administration.
21. Project Management: Risk management, Disaster management, Technology Management, Innovation,
Entrepreneurship & Business Transformation, MIS & Enterprise Resource Planning, Operations strategy, Supply
Chain Management, Infrastructure Management.

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TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY
1. Fiber Science & High Performance Fiber: Polymer, processes involved in conversion of polymer to fiber,
structure development in fiber, properties of fiber, structure property correlation. Modern techniques in manmade fiber production. Raw materials, Production process & Application of high performance fibers
2. Yarn & Fabric Formation: Preparatory processes. Different methods of yarn/fabric formation. Technological
advances in yarn/fabric manufacturing, structure and structure- property relationship. Knitting techniques,
classification, application etc.
3. Chemical Processing & Eco textile Production: Preparatory processes e.g. singeing, desizing, scouring,
bleaching, mercerizing, heat setting of textiles. Dyeing, printing and finishing of textiles. Development of ecotextile products coated & laminated materials; surface modification techniques for textile materials.
4. Technical Textile & Nonwovens: All areas of technical textiles, product development & processes, Textile
composites, Nonwovens, classification of nonwovens, evaluation and applications.
5. Testing: Sampling procedures. Fundamentals of testing of textile materials in various forms, testing methods
for evaluation of various properties of textiles.
6. Apparel Manufacturing & Merchandising: patterning, drafting and marker planning, sewing, quality control
aspects, visual merchandising, retail and supply chain management.

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Annexure -III
Format for Sponsorship Letter for Full time sponsored candidate
(To be filled in by sponsoring organization on their letter head only)

Date:
SPONSORSHIP LETTER
Shri/Smt/Ms. .. is a full time employee of our
organization since .. (Date) and he/she has total ..years of
experience.
If selected, we hereby sponsor him/her to join the Ph.D. degree programme as Full Time
Sponsored candidate in Department of VJTI, Matunga,
Mumbai - 400019.
We shall relieve him/her of all responsibilities in our organization for a minimum period of 3
years to enable him/her to pursue the Ph.D. programme as a Full time candidate.

Signature of Sponsoring Authority


Place: ....

Designation: .

Date: ..

Organization: ..

Seal of
Organization

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Format for Sponsorship Letter for Part-time sponsored candidate


(To be filled in by sponsoring organization on their letter head only)

Date:
SPONSORSHIP LETTER
Shri. /Smt. /Ms. .. is a full time employee of
our organization since .. (Date) and he/she has total ..years of
experience.
If selected, we hereby sponsor him/her to join the Ph.D. degree programme as Part-Time
Sponsored candidate in Department of V J T I, Matunga,
Mumbai - 400019.
We shall relieve him/her of all responsibilities in our organization for one year to complete
mandatory course work. Thereafter he/she will be allowed to report to the research
supervisor for one full day in a span of fifteen days.

Signature of Sponsoring Authority


Place: ....

Designation: .

Date: ..

Organization: ..

Seal of
Organization

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