Saturday, May 9, 2015

ANDHRA UNIVERSITY Admission into Research assistantships Ph.Ds/Registered Ph.D Scholars in AUCE (A) under TEQIP-II: 1.2.1 CoE

Centre for Nanotechnology, VISAKHAPATNAM-530003 
General Information

NOTIFICATION: Admission into Research assistantships  leading to Full-time Ph.Ds/Registered  Ph.D
Scholars in AUCE (A) can apply  under TEQIP-II: 1.2.1 CoE

Applications are invited for admission into 12 Research assistantships leading to Full-time Ph.Ds/Registered  Ph.D Scholars in AUCE (A) under TEQIP-II: 1.2.1 CoE to do research related to the field of Nanotechnology. For further information visit the  website :

Download of application through website starts on        [20-04-2015]
Last date for Registration of application through post     [19-05-2015]
Interview and or Test Date at AUCE (A), AU                 [20-05-2015]

About Andhra University
Andhra University, a premier Institute of higher learning in India, was established in 1926. Located on the uplands of Visakhapatnam, ‘The City of Destiny’ the natural beauty of the University campus is breathtaking with the spread of serene blue shade of the Bay of Bengal on one side and beautiful green Kailasagiri hill range on the other.

About AUCE (A):
Andhra University College of Engineering (A), Visakhapatnam, is one of the campus colleges of the University. At the time of its inception in 1955 it was a Department of Engineering with Civil Engg, Mechanical Engg and Electrical Engg as the main branches. In 1966, the College of Engineering became a constituent college of Andhra University. AUCE (A) is spread over 167 acres. The College of Engineering (Autonomous) consists of 11 Engineering and 4 Basic Sciences departments, offering 15 undergraduate Engineering programs; 42 postgraduate Engineering programs.  All the departments run research programs leading to PhD Degrees.

About Centre for Nanotechnology:
Centre for Nanotechnology established in the year 2009. Andhra University College of Engineering (A) possesses a vision to foster the development of research and education in the multi-disciplinary area of Nanotechnology at AUCE (A), to develop human resources gifted with leading-edge competitive advantages in the multi-disciplinary area of Nanotechnology required for meeting the future challenges, to augment academic partnerships with industry in the area of Nanotechnology. The faculty of the Centre, drawn from different departments, is involved in developing state-of-the-art facilities at the institute and is vigorously pursuing M.Tech degree in nanotechnology.

International standing of the highest caliber.

To develop high quality technical education and personnel with a sound footing on basic engineering principles, technical and managerial skills, innovative research capabilities and exemplary professional conduct to lead and to use technology for the progress of mankind, adapting themselves to the changing technological environment with the highest ethical values as the inner strength.

Admission into Research assistantships  leading to Full-time Ph.Ds/Registered  Ph.D Scholars in AUCE (A) can apply  under TEQIP-II: 1.2.1 CoE

Facilities for doing research leading to Research assistantships/Ph.D degree programme is available in Centre for Nanotechnology.

Admission to the Research assistantships/Ph.D programs will be in the following schemes:
Research assistantships/Ph.D. fellowships are available for candidates under Full-time scheme.

Eligibility & Academic requirements for Admission to Ph.D. programs:
The candidates for Research assistantships/Ph.D. Programs may be offered admission, based on certain minimum academic requirements to be satisfied by the candidates as given below:
The maximum age for admission to Ph.D. program is 40 years.
M.E./M.Tech (Nanotechnology) or M.E./M.Tech. of AU or its equivalent in Aeronautical/Aerospace/Chemical/Mechanical//Mechatronics/Electronics/Electrical/Computer Engg./Material Science/Metallurgy/industrial Metallurgy/Marine/Instrument Engg. (or) Equivalent Degree. Candidates must have obtained at least 60% marks (or 6.5 Grade Point out of 10) in their Master's level.

Candidates Holding Degrees equivalent from Foreign Universities:
Candidates holding degrees from foreign universities have to produce a certificate stating that the degrees of the candidates have been recognized and approved by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)/Commonwealth Universities/International Association of Universities (IAU)/Accredited Universities as equivalent to the corresponding Indian degrees for the purpose of higher studies.
However, applications with degrees from well reputed foreign institutions will be considered by an expert committee constituted in this regard.

Selection of candidates
The admission to Research assistantships/Ph.D degree programme will be on the basis of written test and/or interview, by the centre.

Salient features of Research assistantships/Ph.D degree programme
Research assistantships/Ph.D degree programme of the Institute are structured around certain minimum number of theory courses, which have to be passed by the scholars, minimum number of journals published by the scholars, a comprehensive viva-voce examination, and a Thesis work, which will be examined by a Thesis Board and an Oral Board. Only on the basis of the successful completion of all the Graduation Requirements, a scholar will be awarded Ph.D. degree by the Board of Governors of the Institute based on the recommendation of the Senate.

Eligibility for the Award of Degree:
The Ph.D. thesis submitted by the scholar will be evaluated by three external examiners, two from India and another from abroad, they being experts in the concerned area of the research. On receipt of satisfactory thesis evaluation reports from the examiners, an Oral Examination Board will be constituted by the Chairman Senate for the conduct of the thesis defense /oral examination. The members of the Board will include one of the external examiners, thesis supervisor(s) and another examiner appointed by the Chairman of the Senate with the Head of the Department (if he is a guide then the former Head) as Chairman. The scholar will be declared eligible for the award of the degree only if the Oral Examination Board recommends the same after successful defense of the thesis and has completed other requirements as per the Ph.D. regulations.

Graduation Requirements:
All Ph.D. scholars irrespective of the type of registration will have to complete the following requirements for Graduation:
·         Credited the 2 theory courses prescribed and earned the minimum CGPA stipulated.
·         Successfully completed the Comprehensive Viva-Voce Examination.
·         Minimum number of journal papers published in International and National Journals.
·         Successfully presented an Open Defense of his/her thesis.
·         Obtained positive recommendations both from the external examiners and the Oral Examination Board.
Financial Assistance:
A few research fellowships are available to full time research scholars who are not receiving any financial support/ scholarship from other Agencies or State or Central Governments. They are required to assist the Department in the academic work for at least 8 hours per week as per guidelines issued by the TEQIP Phase – II, CoE.
The present rates of fellowships and tenure of Research Assistantships are as follows:

Ph.D. scholars: ME/M.Tech. graduates
Tenure of Research Assistantships
  • 18,000/- p.m.
(1st June 2015 to 31st October 2016)

This facility will not be available to UGC/CSIR/NBHM/NET/JEST/DBT or if any Fellowship holders.

Major Areas Of Research
·         Nanomaterials and their applications
·         Thin films - fabrication and applications
·         Nano composite and Multi Scale Composite materials
·         Nano Fluids & Nano Lubricants
·         Electromagnetic research
·         Fuel cells

How to apply?
Apply thorough post by downloading application Institute website
·         Demand Draft towards application fee (Rs. 400/- for Open and OBC candidates, Rs. 200/- for  SC/ST candidates) drawn in favour of “The Principal, A.U.College of Engineering (A), payable at Visakhapatnam” in any national bank, is to be enclosed.
·         The following documents arranged in the order given below should be enclosed along with the application (whichever is applicable):
1.    Research Proposal (use separate single sheet, 500 words approximately)
2.    Self attested copy of proof of date of birth.
3.    Self attested copy of Mark lists & Degree/Provisional certificate of the Post Graduate Program.
4.    Self attested copy of Mark lists & Degree certificate of the Under Graduate Program.
5.    Self attested copy of valid GATE score or UGC/CSIR/NET fellowship in the relevant areas tenable from the current year, if applicable.
6.    Self attested copy of community certificate in the case of SC/ST candidates from a competent authority (not below the rank of a Tahsildar).
7.    Self attested copy of community certificate in the case of OBC candidates from a competent authority (not below the rank of a Tahsildar) indicating that the candidate does not belong to the Creamy Layer for the financial year ending 31st May 2014.
8.    Sponsorship certificate duly filled by the sponsoring authority on their letter head with the seal of the sponsoring authority in the prescribed format, in the case of external candidate.
9.    Self attested copy of all research publications in Journals and Conferences.
10.               Demand draft towards application fee as per the category of the candidate.
·      Printout of the Application with all the above enclosures should be sent (in A4 size cover) by Post so as to reach the following address on or before 19-05-2015, 5 p.m.
The Principal, A.U.College of Engineering (A),
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-530 003, Andhra Pradesh.
·      The status regarding the selection for test and/or interview for the Admission into Research assistantships  leading to Full-time Ph.Ds/Registered  Ph.D Scholars in AUCE (A) for the Ph.D. program will be available in our website in due course. No separate call letter for test and/or interview will be send to your mail.
Availability of Application in the Institute website
20th April to 19th May 2015
Last date for receipt of completed Application in printed form by Post
19th May 2015
Test and/or Interview
20th May 2015
Date of Admission and Reporting for the Program
1st June 2015

All disputes pertaining to the Admission into Research assistantships  leading to Full-time Ph.Ds/Registered  Ph.D Scholars in AUCE (A) for the Ph.D. program of AU shall fall within the jurisdiction of Visakhapatnam, A.P only.

The statement made in the information brochure and all other information contained herein is believed to be correct at the time of publication. However, the Institute reserves the right to make at any time without notice, changes in and additions to the regulations, conditions governing the admission, requirements, seats, fees and any other information, or statements contained in this information brochure. No responsibility will be accepted by the Institute/Chairperson- PG Admissions for hardship or expenses encountered by its students/any other person for such changes, additions, omissions or errors, no matter how they are caused.

Address for Correspondence
The Principal, A.U.College of Engineering (A),
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 530003
Telephone: 0891 2844999 and 0891 2844998


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