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Ph.D Program

  Admission Requirement  

For Ph.D studies in the department candidates must have –

  1. A minimum GPA of 3.5 out of 5.0 or a first division or equivalent in any one of S.S.C. and H.S.C. or in equivalent examinations and must not have a GPA less than 2.0 out of 5.0 or a third division or equivalent in any of the aforementioned examinations.
  2. At least 50% marks or a minimum GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 or its equivalent in B. Sc. Engg. in Industrial and Production Engineering / Mechanical Engineering or its equivalent degree from a recognized institution.
  3. A minimum GPA of 2.75 out of 4.0 or its equivalent in M. Sc.  Engg./ M. Engg. degree in Mechanical Engineering or its equivalent degree.
  Admission Procedure  

There are two semesters every year:
      (i) April - September                           (ii) October - March
Application for admission to the above semesters are invited by the registrar through regular means of advertisement (national dailies / university notice boards / website/) usually in February/March and/or August/September.
Selection for admission is made through an oral and/or written test by a selection committee. The selected candidates must enroll themselves on payment of prescribed fees and other dues as per the university rules before the commencement of a semester.
All course registration must be completed within two weeks from the start of a semester otherwise the student shall not be allowed to continue the course in that semester.  Students may consult the postgraduate adviser or supervisor on academic/registration related matters.

    Academic Requirements and Regulations  

The duration for Ph. D. degree is minimum four semesters and maximum 6 academic years from the date of the first admission. A student must earn a minimum of 54 credit hours including a thesis of 45 credit hours.

A full time student (who is not employed anywhere even as a part time employee) is allowed to take a minimum of 12 credit hours and a maximum of 15 credit hours in a semester. A part time student is allowed to take a maximum of 9 credit hours in a semester.

The department offers 4-6 postgraduate courses every term, from a group of more than twenty five approved courses. Theory courses needs to be chosen from those offered by the department in respective terms. Some courses may be compulsory for all students.

    Qualifying Reuirements  


  1. Course work: To qualify for the degree a student must earn a minimum grade point of 2.75 based on the weighted average in his course work.
  2. Comprehensive: The date and time of the comprehensive examination shall be fixed by the Doctoral Committee on the request of the Supervisor. Comprehensive examination shall ordinarily be held after the completion of the course work by the student.

The Comprehensive examination shall comprise a written examination and/or an oral examination to test the knowledge of the student in his field of study. The Doctoral Committee shall conduct the comprehensive examination. If a student fails to qualify in a comprehensive examination he shall be given one more chance to appear in the examination as scheduled by the Doctoral Committee. If the cumulative number of F grades obtained by the student is three or more in the same or different subjects taken together, he shall not be allowed to continue in the program.

    Funding and Scholership  

Stipends/ Research Assistantships/ Teaching Assistantships are available for FULL TIME postgraduate students. The university has a number of institutional linkage programs for graduate student exchange with foreign universities.

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