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Mahindra University announces admissions to Ph.D. Program 2021

Launched in 2020 Fall, today 29Ph.D. scholars are enrolled in MU

Mahindra University, Hyderabad, announces the launch of its second intake for admission to its Ph.D. Program in Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences for the 2021 Spring academic session. The last date for submission of applications for admission to the program is December 24, 2020, for the session that will commence from January 25, 2021.One of the founding principles of Mahindra University has been strong focus on quality research in inter-disciplinary fields. We promote research at an institutional level so that we can focus on actual problem solving and contribute to the rise of a New India. Our unwavering commitment to quality research has made us allocate sizable resources to the activity as well as create well equipped research infrastructure and modern laboratories. Our first batch of 29 Ph.D. scholars are already working on their chosen fields with their mentors and with the full backing of the Mahindra Group and Tech Mahindra”, says Dr. Yajulu Medury, Vice Chancellor, Mahindra University.

Ph.D. programs are offered in Computer Sciences and Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Computer Engineering & Mechanical Engineering disciplines in the engineering area and in the Applied Sciences domain in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. In the Entrepreneurship area, scholars wishing to carry out research on Innovation, start-ups and tech entrepreneurship, may apply. For those who wish to pursue liberal arts at Ph.D. level are welcome to apply as Mahindra University has a strong Humanities and Social Sciences program, where students can focus on English and American Literature, Quality & Strategic Management, Cultural and Gandhian Studies, Philosophy, etc..

Full time Ph.D. scholars will get an assistantship of Rs. 25,000 per month plus free boarding and lodging in the MU campus. They will have to mandatorily provide Teaching Assistantship of 8 hours a week. The last date to apply for this program is 24thDecember, 2020. The details of the requirements for a full time Ph.D. program, minimum qualifications, experience, etc., are available on the website:

MU 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.

MU 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.

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, Photolithography Lab, and more.

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

About MEC:

Mahindra University’s Ecole Centrale School of Engineering (MEC) was established through a high-level synergy between Industry and Academia. MEC’s course curriculum has been designed to ensure that the students are multi-faceted, equipped with excellent engineering education and graduate as industry-ready engineers.

MEC provides world-class infrastructure to support a strong research program for its students and faculty. MEC's vision is to train engineers, both men and women, to be entrepreneurial and innovative with good leadership qualities, so that they are capable of meeting the most demanding engineering challenges of the 21st Century.

MEC has academic partnerships with global institutions like USA’s Babson College, France’s Centrale Supelec and Groupe des Ecoles Centrale, University of Florida USA, and several others for internships and semester exchange. In addition, the contemporary curricula are being curated to incorporate emerging technologies and enable holistic development of its students.

About Mahindra University:

Mahindra EcoleCentrale College of Engineering, operating since 2014, has been subsumed into the Mahindra University (w.e.f. Academic Year 2020-21), legislated under the Telangana State Private Universities (Establishment and Regulation) Act, 2018 for “Educating future citizens for and of a better world”.

Mahindra University, headquartered in Hyderabad (India) is sponsored by Mahindra Educational Institutions (MEI), a subsidiary of Tech Mahindra Ltd., the flagship IT company of Mahindra Group, a US $ 19.4 billion group employing 2,56,000 employees across 100 countries and operating in key industries, driven by one purpose – to Rise.


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