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PhD Admissions, Monsoon Semester, 2017-18

Ahmedabad University (AU) encourages high quality research through doctoral degree programmes.  The doctoral degree programme at the School of Engineering and Technology (SEAS), AU, offers an inter-disciplinary exposure to research.  SEAS is actively involved in a process of building networks and partnerships with leading institutes enabling scholars to work with peers across the world.  Assistantships are awarded to PhD scholars according to University norms.

School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), Ahmedabad University, invites applications for the doctoral program, in:


  1. Information & Communication Technology (ICT), covering the broad areas of
    • Communication and Signal Processing
    • Computer Science and Engineering
    • VLSI Systems
  2. Chemical Engineering (ChE), covering broadly the areas of
    • Applied Chemistry
    • Chemical Engineering & Materials Engineering

For more details on research areas please see faculty profiles .  

Eligibility: BE / BTech / ME / MTech / MSc with a minimum of 55% marks

Selection Process:

  • Candidates who have qualified for the CSIR-UGC-NET examination will have to appear for an interview,
  • Candidates who have taken the GATE examination will be shortlisted based on their score being above a specified minimum which will be decided by Ahmedabad University; shortlisted candidates will have to appear for an interview,
  • Candidates who have not qualified through the above examinations will be shortlisted based on the marks obtained in their immediately preceding degree (qualifying degree); shortlisted candidates will have to appear for an interview.

Please see the following table for the CSIR-UGC-NET areas, GATE papers, Qualifying Degrees are acceptable:

Admission Stream If you have qualified for CSIR-UGC-NET If you have a GATE score If you have NOT qualfied for the CSIR-UGC-NET and do not have a GATE score, then your Qualifying Degree must be
ICT Acceptable Areas of the CSIR-UGC-NET examination: Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences Acceptable Papers of the GATE examination: Computer Science and Information Technology (CS), Electrical, Electronics & Communications Engineering (EC), Electrical Engineering (EE), Instrumentation Engineering (IN). BE/BTech/ME/MTech/MSc in Computer Science or Mathematics, Information Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering; any other degree may be accepted solely at AU discretion.
ChE Acceptable Areas of the CSIR-UGC-NET examination: Chemical Sciences Acceptable Papers of GATE examination: Chemical Engineering (CH), Chemistry (CY), Metallurgical Engineering (MT), Petroleum Engineering (PE), Engineering Sciences (XE) BE/BTech/ME/MTech/MSc in Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Nanotechnology, Chemistry; any other degree may be accepted solely at AU discretion.

Admission Schedule: 

The schedule of the admission process is as follows:

Application for Admissions open:  April 15, 2017

Last date to receive applications at SEAS, AU: June 5, 2017

Date of Interviews: 16.6.2017 Friday (10.00 am onwards).

Note that only the shortlisted candidates will be sent notification for interview.


To Apply:

  • Please click here to download the application form.
  • Note: Applicants applying as “part time”, should note that, they will have to be full-time at SEAS, while completing their coursework requirement (It generally takes around one year to complete the coursework).
  • Application should be accompanied by a demand draft of Rs.250/- in favour of "Ahmedabad University" and payable at Ahmedabad.
  • Send hardcopy of the filled in application along with the demand draft to:


                        The Senior Manager - Administration

                        School of Engineering and Applied Science, SEAS

                        GICT Building, Central Campus

                        Near Commerce Six Roads, Navrangpura

                        Ahmedabad – 380 009 Gujarat, INDIA


For more details, please write to with subject "PhD admissions."