Punjab technical university has started its PhD program with an objective of promoting excellence in higher education through quality research. The PhD program is as per standards prescribed by UGC’s PhD guidelines of 2009. PTU offers PhD in 21 disciplines covering all engineering, sciences, management, Languages and human values. The disciplines which are offered in PhD are Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering , Computer Science Engineering , Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering , Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy, Applied Science (Physics), Applied Science (Chemistry), Physical Chemistry , Applied Science (Mathematics) Life Science (Bio-Technology), Textile Engineering, Chemical Engineering , Travel and Tourism Management, Human Values, Planning and Architecture, Bio Energy, English and Punjabi.
University’s PhD program has evolved over last few years into a flag ship program. At present more than 2500 students are enrolled in PhD in different disciplines. More 500 hundred experts from PTU, constituent colleges and affiliated colleges are registered as supervisors and more than 300 experts from outside PTU are enrolled as co supervisors. Our PhD program’s quality has been acknowledged by Consortium of Co-Chairpersons-Industry (CCI), of Gujarat Technological University (GTU) in collaboration with the Communication Multimedia and Infrastructure (CMAI) Association of India and awarded PTU as “Best University Promoting High quality Research at Master's and Doctoral Thesis Work” .
Promoting quality research has been the core of strength of our PhD program. University has signed MoU with several leading institutions of the region for sharing equipment and human resource in the interest of students and faculty. For ensuring quality in research University has made it mandatory for students to publish their research work in refereed indexed journals with one paper having impact factor of more than one. We are providing online support for our PhD students by providing them access to research journals from remote login. For checking quality of their research work, and checking plagiarism in the research work University has provided access to all students and supervisors for using Turnitin software. We hope PTU’s PhD program will further strengthen in future with the help of active research students, supervisors, experts and dedicated PTU staff members.