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Doctoral Programees

“The purpose of education is to make good human beings with skill and expertise….”

Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam


In India, as per an AISHE survey, of all the students enrolled in university education less than 1% are enrolled in PhD studies. There are less than 3% institutes in India that offer Doctoral level studies.

To address this shortcoming and to provide an opportunity for candidates to enhance their research acumen and qualifications KPGU is offering a recognized Ph.D programme in varied subjects that cover Engineering and Technology, Pharmaceutical sciences and basic Sciences.

The research scholar at KPGU is offered the right research milieu to equip him/her with the skills necessary to make a high impact on research and development in various fields. The research may range from pure to applied and conceptual. A doctorate from KPGU will prepare a research scholar in advancement in his/career and will be able to contribute to Industry, Research Institutes or the Academia at par with global expectations. A Ph.D. from KPGU provides the candidate the opportunity to enroll for Post-Doctoral studies anywhere in the world.


FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE (FM&H) (FC&M) SCHOOL- Krishna School of Pharmacy & Research (KSP)(KSBM)
Department Number of Seats Eligibility
Pharmaceutical Sciences 33 M. Pharm with at least 55% marks or its equivalent
Total seats
FACULTY OF SCIENCES (FOS) School: Krishna School of Sciences (KSS)
Department Number of Seats Eligibility
Physics 4 M.Phil/MSc or equivalent in the relevant branch of science with at least 55% marks or its equivalent
Chemistry 2
Mathematics 4
Biotechnology 2
Microbiology 2
Total seats 14
Tuition Fees for Ph.D Full Time / Part Time
Sr. No. Faculty / Department / Discipline Amount per Annum INR
1 Faculty of Engineering & Technology (FE&T) 72000
2 Faculty of Medicine & Healthcare (FM&H) – Pharmaceutical Sciences 60000
3 Faculty of Science (FOS) 60000
4 Faculty of Commerce & Management (FC&M) 60000
Other Fees
Sr. No. Type of Fees Amount in INR
1 Application & Entrances Test Fees (once, at the time of applying) 1000
2 Enrollment Fees (One Time) 2000
3 Course Work and its examination (per subject per attempt) 1250
4 Library Fees (One Time) 2000
5 Eligibility Certificate Fees (if applicable) 500
6 Fees for change of mode of Ph.D. study 1000

Eligibility criteria for admission to Ph.D programme:

The candidate aspiring admission for Ph.D. must have consistently good academic performance all through. The candidate must satisfy the below mentioned educational qualification specified as in the KPGU Ph.D. Regulations 2021 namely:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent degree, in relevant subject / faculty, with at least 55% marks in aggregate marks or its equivalent Grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7- Point Scale (or an equivalent Grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed)
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently-abled categories of candidates.
Admission Process

Instructions for online application

Candidate must fill up and submit the Online Form via the link available on the website and hand over a hard copy of the filled form by post/ in person before 17th July, 2022 on the address below

The Registrar,
Drs. Kiran & Pallavi Patel Global University
(KPGU), Vadodara
Krishna Edu Campus, Vadodara – Mumbai N.H. # 8,
Varnama, Vadodara – 391243

Application Fees Application form should be submitted online along with application fees of ₹1000 (INR) which can be paid online/ NEFT/ Bank Transfer. Bank details for application fees payment are mentioned hereunder-
Account Number Account Name IFSC Code Branch
120861805151 Drs. Kiran & Pallavi Patel Global University CNRB0003426 Varnama
Note- The applicant will need to upload proof of payment of application fees with application form online. Admission Procedure The admission will be based on the following A KPGU Ph.D. Entrance Test (KPGU-PET) of 70 marks [70 multiple choice questions (MCQs) of 35 marks from Research Methodology and 35 marks of subject domain, each question carrying one mark; the duration of the test will be 90 minutes] followed by an interview. Result of an interview will be computed for 30 marks. The candidates who secure 50% marks in entrance test and interview put together are eligible for admission. A relaxation of 5% marks (from 50% to 45%) shall be allowed for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/SEBC (Non-Creamy layer)/Differently abled category. Candidates qualified with M.Phil. Degree from an approved University or qualified in UGC-JRF/ UGC CSIR/NET /GATE /GPAT/ or any equivalent National Level Examination performance as accepted by UGC will be exempted from the PET but they have to appear for the interview.
  • A common merit list will be prepared for admission based on availability of seats.

Syllabus for Ph.D. Entrance Examination

The syllabus for PhD Entrance Test (PET) will be as CSIR-UGC-NET/ GATE/GPAT. In addition to the above syllabus, a total of 50% weightage will be given to research methodology questions and it will be applicable for all Ph.D. programs.

Syllabus for Research Methodology-

This section covers topics which test the candidate’s knowledge, understanding and aptitude for scientific analysis and reasoning.

1] Research Aptitude
– Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism and Post- positivistic approach to research.
– Methods of Research: Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative and Quantitative methods.
– Research process – Steps of research
– Thesis and Article writing: Format and styles of referencing.
– Application of ICT in research.
– Research ethics.

2] Mathematical Reasoning
– Types of reasoning.
– Number series, Letter series, Codes and Relationships.
– Mathematical Aptitude (Fraction, Time & Distance, Ratio, Proportion and Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest and Discounting, Averages etc.).

3] Logical Reasoning
– Understanding the structure of arguments
– Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning
– Verbal Analogies
– Reasoning Logical Diagram: Simple diagrammatic relationship, multi-diagrammatic relationship
– Analytical reasoning
– Venn diagrams

4] Data Interpretation
– Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning
– Quantitative and Qualitative research
– Descriptive statistics – Summary measures (measures of Central tendency- measures of dispersion – graphical representation (Bar chart, Pie chart, Table chart and Line chart)

Instructions for Online Form Filling

  • Fill up the form thoroughly. Incomplete forms are liable to be rejected. Please devote some time to fill up the form, do not rush.
  • Filling the form involves uploading of files viz. academic mark sheets, degree certificates, passport sized photo of applicant, applicant signature. Please prepare a single pdf file containing all scanned copies ready for uploading.
  • The applicant will also need to submit proof of payment of application fees and details of publications and Research Statement
  • A proforma of the NOC from employers (for those in a job) is shared on the webpage.
  • Proforma is not to be uploaded in the form but will be required during registration
  • Please save a copy of the filled form.
  • Please email the PDF copy of the filled form on along with all supporting documents

Documents to be uploaded

10th Marksheet
12th (10 + 2) Marksheet
Caste / Category Certificate
Statement of Purpose
NOC from Employer
Academic Certificates and Marksheets
Online application fee payment Receipt
Copy of Aadhar Card
Others (as applicable)

Link to fill up application form-

List of Ph. D guides at KPGU

Name of Guide Designation Research Work area – Major Research Work area – Minor Total Job experience Email Address
Faculty of Commerce & Management (FC&M)
Dr. Pinakin Jaiswal Associate Professor (also the Director I/c) Finance Securities markets (with industry knowledge in Equity Markets), Financial Derivatives, Corporate Finance etc. 22 years (almost equally divided between Academia and Industry)
Dr. Mohit Parekh Assistant Professor Marketing; Branding; Services; Management Edu-Tech 15 Years
Faculty of Engineering & Technology (FE&T)
Dr Betty P Assistant Professor Data Security, Image Processing 10 years 6 months
Dr.Dattesh Y.Joshi Assistant Professor and HOD Electrical Engineering Electrical Power Syatem, Electrical Machines, Power Electronics 14
Dr. Nandini Chaudhari Professor Image processing , Artificial Intelligence , Machine Learning , Data analytics IOT 30 yrs
Dr. Samir H Patel Assistant Professor Restructured Power System, Power System Operation and Control, Smart Grid, Distributed Power System, Power System Planning and Design 12 Years
Prof(Dr.) Komal Mehta Professor, HOD, Dy.Dir KCIR Civil Engineering Environmental Engineering 19 years
Dr. Ravindrakumar Yadav Asst Professor ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEM, RENEWABLE ENERGY, SMART GRID, HYBRID, Mini – Micro Grid, Grid Optimization , Energy Efficiency Restructuring of Power System, Planning, Operation, Control and analysis of power systems, Power system dynamics and stability, Wide Area Monitoringand control of power systems, Energy management system and distribution automation     2. Power electronics, Power Management Circuits, Power Quality, Utility interfaces for Renewable Generation 28+ Years
Dr. KEHUL A. SHAH Professor-EC VSLI Design Analog Design, Mixed Signal RF Design, VLSI with Wireless Technology 24
Dr. Twinkle Doshi Associate Professor(EC),Dy Director (KCTDM) Wireless Communication, Signal Processing Antenna, Microwave, Image processing, AI & ML 19 years
Dr. Nitesh M Sureja Professor Computer Science and Engineering Swarm Intelligence, Nature Inspired Algorithms, Machine Learning 22 Years
Dr. Khyati Zalawadia Associate Professor Wireless sensor network, Internet of things, Advance Communication Data science 20 Years
Dr. Pritesh Mankad Professor Electrical Drives and EV 25
Dr. Avani R. Vasant Professor & HOD Machine Learning, Computer vision, Data Mining, NLP Image Processing, Medical Image Analysis, Algorithms 23
DR Jaymin Bhalani Director, KSET Communication Systems MIMO Communication ,Channel estimation 19 years
Faculty of Medicine & Healthcare (FM&H)
Prof. Ajay K Saluja Dean & Director Pharmaceutical Sciences PhytopharmaceuticalsPharmacognosy/ Herbal Drugs /Medicinal Plants/ 42 yrs
Dr. Falgun A. Mehta Professor and HoD Pharmaceutical Sciences Analytical method development and Validation, Phytochemical Isolation and analysis 20 years
Dr Chirag D Nagda Associate Professor and COE (I/c) Pharmaceutical Sciences NDDS, Mucoadhesive drug delivery, micorspheres 16 years
Dr.Priyal R Patel Professor Pharmaceutical Sciences Biotechnology and herbal drug technology, Novel Drug Delivery System 19 Years
Dr. Shailesh K. Koradia Professor Pharmaceutical Sciences Analytical and Bio analytical method development and validation 15 years
Dr. Digvijaysinh G. Rana Associate Professor Pharmaceutical Science Pharmacology 12
Dr Ashok Mahajan Professor Pharmaceutical Science Dissolution improvement, Nanoformulations 15 years
Dr. Prachi Pandey Associate Professor Targeted drug delivery system, Formulation Development of novel drug delivery systems Topical and transdermal drug delivery, in-situ gelling systems 16 years
Dr.Kautuk P Shah Associate Professor Pharmaceutical Science
Faculty of Science (FOS)
Dr. Asha Joshi Assistant Professor Organic Chemistry – Heterocyclic Chemistry 6.5
Dr. RITA MAHAPATRA ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Plant Biotechnology, plant microbial interaction Plant resistance against pathogens 15 years
Prof. (Dr.) Prakashkumar Patel Professor of Mathematics, Director of KSS, Dean of FOS, KPGU Mathematics Fractional Calculus, Algebra, Differential equations 16
Dr. Miral Pkashkumar Vora Assistant Professor-Chemistry Heterocyclic scaffold based metal complexes Organic Chemistry 1.5
Dr. Parul Shrivastava Assistant Professor Microbiology Immunology, Bacteriology, Biotechnology, Cell biology 2.7 years

List of Ph. D registered students - 2021

Enroll no Candidate name Guide name Co-guide Registration Date Faculty Topic
2101401001 Apoorva Arunkumar Shah Dr. BETTY P 12/28/2021 Faculty of Engineering & Technology Computer Vision & IOT
2103417004 Prafull Prabhakar Patil Dr Ashok Mahajan 12/28/2021 Faculty of Medical & Healthcare Design and Development of Nanolipid carriers for Oral Administration
2101403001 Mr Ankur Patel Dr Sachin D Daxini 12/28/2021 Faculty of Engineering & Technology Mechanical Engineering – Machine Design & Tribology
2101403002 Mr Prakash Patel Dr Sachin Daxini Dr Zulfiquar Ansari 12/28/2021 Faculty of Engineering & Technology Mechanical Engineering – Thermal science
2103417005 RAHUL DEVILAL SHIMPI Dr. Digvijaysinh G. Rana 12/28/2021 Faculty of Medicine & Healthcare Pharmaceutical Sciences
2101434003 Mrs Rita Agarwal Dr. KEHUL SHAH 12/28/2021 Faculty of Engineering & Technology VLSI
2101401006 Pragati Patil Dr. Nandini Chaudhari 12/28/2021 Faculty of Engineering & Technology PCOS detection using machine learning
2101401002 Deepshikha Agrawal Dr. Nandini Chaudhari 12/28/2021 Faculty of Engineering & Technology Quantum Computing
2101404001 Ms Bhumika Pambhar Dr. Pritesh Mankad 12/28/2021 Faculty of Engineering & Technology Control of electrical machines
2101404003 Ms Monika Gupta Dr. Pritesh Mankad 12/28/2021 Faculty of Engineering & Technology Demand side management model in smart grid
2101404002 Manishkumar Shankarbhai Patel Dr. Samir H Patel 12/28/2021 Faculty of Engineering & Technology Electrical Power System
2103417003 Mayur Shantilal Jain Dr. Shailesh K. Koradia 12/28/2021 Faculty of Medicine & Healthcare Development and validation of analytical methods for some phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors and its combination
2101434001 Mr. Lucky Khemani Dr. Twinkle Doshi 12/28/2021 Faculty of Engineering & Technology AI and Image Processing
2103417001 Dhruvi Anilbhai Prajapati Dr. Falgun A. Mehta 12/28/2021 Faculty of Medicine & Healthcare Analytical Method Development of Drugs and Drug combinations
2101434001 Chirag Sindhav Professor (Dr.) Komal Mehta 12/28/2021 Faculty of Engineering & Technology Study of properties and performance of photocatalytic cementitious materials for self cleaning and air purifying concrete
2101405002 Hiral U. Purohit Professor (Dr.) Komal Mehta 12/28/2021 Faculty of engineering & technology Application of Nano materials in waste water treatment
2101405003 Mayur D. Patel Professor (Dr.) Komal Mehta 12/28/2021 Faculty of engineering & technology Capacity Estimation of Multilane highway by microsimulation modelling
2101405004 Ravi S. Patel Professor (Dr.) Komal Mehta 12/28/2021 Faculty of engineering & technology Multifaceted statistical studies on occasional Riff of water quality
2101404004 Vijay Bharat Desle Dr. Dattesh Y. Joshi 12/28/2021 Faculty of engineering & technology Transforme Life Assessment
2101401009 Radha Ravindra Teredesai Dr. Avani Vasant 12/28/2021 Faculty of engineering & technology NA
2101401003 Kavita Haushila Prasad Tiwari Dr. Avani Vasant 12/28/2021 Faculty of engineering & technology NA
2101401005 Nidhi Kanulal Chitroda Dr. Avani Vasant 12/28/2021 Faculty of Engineering & Technology NA
2101401008 Priya Dilipkumar Patel Dr. Nitish M Sureja 12/28/2021 Faculty of engineering & technology NA
2101401007 Prerna Ritesh Kadia Dr. Nitish M Sureja 12/28/2021 Faculty of engineering & technology NA
2103417002 Hemil Amrish kumar Shah Dr.Priyal R Patel 12/28/2021 Faculty of engineering & technology Development and characterization of novel formulation for skin cancer
2103417007 Swayam Sampurna Mohanty Dr.Priyal R Patel Dr. Deepti K. Jani 12/28/2021 Faculty of Engineering & Technology Development and evaluation of poly herbal fromulation in treatment of arthritis
2103417006 Rucha Vishvajitsinh Raulji Dr. Ajaykumar Saluja 12/28/2021 Faculty of Medicine & Healthcare Development and evaluation of polyherbal antifungal formulation