Doctoral Programs

IIITDM Kancheepuram started the Ph.D programme in 2009. Presently more than 35 research scholars are working in the disciplines of computer science, mechanical and electrical & electronics engineering in pursuit of their Doctorate degrees. Interdisciplinary research programmes leading to the award of Ph.D degree are offered in Computer, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical engineering, Physics and Mathematics. All faculty members of the institute are doctoral degree holders from reputed institutes with good academic and research record and are involved in sponsored research and industrial consultancy.

Research Areas

The PhD programs impart knowledge and skills towards performing high quality research in the domain of Design and Manufacturing Engineering. The present students are carrying out research in key areas such as :

Computer Science and Engineering

  1. Data Structures and Algorithms

  2. Graph Theory

  3. Graph Algorithms

  4. Parallel Algorithms

  5. Reconfigurable Computing: To design a suitable reconfigurable fabrics to enhance the performance of the processor.

  6. Network on Chip: Routing issues in the multi-core environment. Effective routing mechanisms using reconfigurable hardware.

  7. Fault Tolerant Reconfigurable Architectures: Targeting the SEU tolerant hardware for space and military applications. Solutions are based on architectural, algorithmic and device level enhancement.

  8. Evolvable Hardware: Targeting evolvable hardware based cryptography to avoid the side channel attacks.

  9. High Performance Computing: Techniques/algorithms for effective threading at hardware.

  10. Knowledge Engineering guided by Evolutionary Algorithms as a design tool: The proposed research would be concentrated on evolving new techniques in the domain of multimedia data mining encompassing text, images, video, etc., Also, exploring the possibility of genetic algorithms, tabu search, etc. in the process of knowledge extraction.

  11. Image Processing: Image Quality Measures, Image Reconstruction from Projections Object Detection and Hardware implementation of image Processing Algorithms.

Electronics Engineering

  1. Design, analysis, characterization of RF/Microwave devices and Printed antennas

  2. Wireless/Mobile Communications

  3. Digital Communication over Fading Channels 2

  4. Cooperative Communications

  5. Space Modulation

  6. Analysis and Minimization of Torque Ripple in Permanent Magnet Brushless DC Motor

  7. Simulation, Modeling and technology of Advanced VLSI devices & MEMS

  8. Control Systems and DSP

  9. DSP Realization of Control Algorithms in Power Electronics


  1. Graph Theory

  2. Combinatorics and Algorithms

Mechanical Engineering

  1. Numerical and experimental study in flow and thermal sciences

  2. Multi-objective optimization, Supply chain management and Reverse Logistics

  3. An experimental study on Milling of Titanium Ti-6-Al-4V

  4. A 5 axis experimental study on achieving Nano Finish in Free Form surfaces through STEP-NC format

  5. Design and Manufacturing of Miniaturized Gas Turbine Engine

  6. Miniaturized thermal measurement devices: The research involves design, development, experimentation and testing of miniaturized measurement devices for thermo-physical properties of fluids.

  7. Electronic cooling system: The research involves design, experimentation and testing of innovative cooling systems and coolants (nanofluids and ionic fluids) for high heat flux electronic devices.

  8. Vapor absorption system: The research involves design, experimentation and testing of novel vapor absorption system/cycles and combined power cycles.

  9. Freeze drying: The research involves thermal design study and performance analysis of freeze dryers used in food preservation and pharmaceuticals.


  1. Properties of nuclei, especially, in the context of Astrophysical bodies. Behavior of hot nuclei.

  2. Application of nonlinear dynamics in physical processes

  3. Fused fiber micro and nano wires fabrication for their applications in sensing/communication/energy generation

  4. All fiber interferometric filter tuning and multi-wavelength lasing action

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