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General Information

General Information

At Hindustan University ample opportunities are provided for research minded students to hone their research skills. The purpose of the research is to ask questions and solve problems. This institution has an exceptional resource, with unique capabilities.

The knowledge that is generated in our University is being applied to real-world problems every day. By combining cutting-edge research with graduate and undergraduate education, our research university is also training the next generation of leaders.

The research scholars participate actively in pioneering research studies through Ph. D., M. S. (by research) and M. Phil. programmes. The faculty of Engineering, Science, Humanities and Management conduct research do active research in emerging areas, which often results in highly acclaimed publications in International and National journals and patents. Most of the research work is also presented in International and National Conferences. The Department of Science & Technology, Aeronautical Research & Development Board, Indian Space Research Organisation, Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Resources and Defence Research & Development Organisation, Naval Research Board, Department of Electronics, IGCAR, Atomic energy agencies and other organizations support the institution either giving funds for research projects or providing technical support for tackling the challenging research issues of national interest. Our faculty also undertakes several application oriented industrial consultancy projects with industries in India and abroad and collaborative research projects with foreign universities. Opportunities are available for interested students to participate in such sponsored research, industrial consultancy or collaborative research projects.

The Engineering, Science, Humanities and Management Departments of our Institute are equipped with excellent laboratories, facilities with state-of-the-art equipment. Research works are carried out in the interdisciplinary areas among the Departments which may be pursued by the research scholars for the Ph. D. degree.





Prof. V. Balakrishnan

Modernization of Structural Engineering Lab

2 years



Prof. T. Jeyapoovan

Center for computational Mechanics

6 months



Prof. R. Srinivasan

Establishment of Entrepreneurship and Management Development center

3 years



Prof. J. Vijayalaxmi

Simulating a model for energy conscious environment with specific reference to housing

3 years



Prof. V. Jayaraman

Solar powered DSP based Electric Drives

4 years



Prof. A.K.Parvathy

An advanced controller for PM Synchronous Machine

2 years



Prof. K. Kamalakannan

Development of three wheeler to be driven by physically challenged people

2 years



Prof. Jessy Rooby

Modernized nodal center for e-learning, testing and research in structural engineering with computer aided laboratory.

2 years


NRB Project

Prof. R. Devanathan,
Prof. Anitha S. Pillai, Prof. Aruna Rajan

Software synthesis for signal processing embedded Applications

2 years



Prof. D. G. Roy Chowdhury

Numerical stimulation of hull propeller interaction for under water vehicle with mounted propeller.

3 years


DST-FIST Programme

Prof. T. Jeyapoovan

Augmentation of Research facilities for Mechatronics and Vibration Lab.

5 years


DST-TIFAC Programme

Prof. R. Asokan

Aircraft Maintenance

4 years





  • An investigation of the ultimate strength of slender re-inforced concrete column under axial load
    and bi-axial eccentricity
  • Dynamic behaviour of frame using distributed system
  • Experimental study of the behaviour of PSC beams
  • Analysis of trusses using finite element method
  • Recycling of waste water in sustainable development
  • Design of steel structure for the installation of belt conveyor for material handling
  • GSI based risk assessment of agricultural contamination of ground water using remote sensing
    and conventional data
  • Collection and treatment of rain water and sewage water for effective use in University campus
  • Design of sprinkler irrigation system for University campus
  • Chennai Vision- 2025
  • Chennai City A futuristic perspective
  • Sustainable Model for City Development

    - Technological innovations of Agro based products in Industry / Construction.
    - Sustainable peri-urban land use relationship study of CMA
    - Peri-urban environmental changes study of CMA
    - Investigation on Indoor air temperature control of Vernacular residential buildings of Tamil Nadu in summer.





  • Test facility for LPG refrigerator system
  • Design and fabrication of mobile air conditioning unit
  • Unsteady flow around Hovercraft-A fluid structure interaction approach
  • Efficient approach for assembling of bonanaza aircraft and Beach Queen Aircraft
  • Innovations in flight training
  • Static and dynamic analysis of 40 TPH FD boiler fan Finite element design an analysis of four
    stroke petrol square engine piston
  • Analysis of transmission error of spur gear in mesh
  • A newly designed and fabricated car with a two stroke engine
  • To develop an engine with electronically controlled solenoid actuated values instead of conventional crankshaft
  • Repair of composites using innovative techquies
  • Analysis of nanocomposites
  • Innovation in fabrication of hybrid electric vehicle to reduce emission and fuel consumption
  • Rational design and analysis of formula SAE
  • Modification of Pontiac car into sports car using turbo charger and intercooler
  • Design and fabrication of All Terrain Vehicle
  • Design and development of 3 wheeler for physically challenged




  • Water to be used as an alternate fuel
  • Measurement of electrical signals using DSP
  • Wallwalker Robot
  • Design of data acquisition card for serial port Static and dynamic analysis of 40 TPH FD boiler fan
  • Adhoc Networks campus wide Mobile Mesh Networking
  • Intelligent MANET Vehicle with Mounted Propellers
  • Internet on Wheel to bridge Digital Divide between Urban and Rural
  • Conservation of Energy (Green Computing)
  • Speech Recognition Lab
  • Table Top PC-led Panel
  • Adhoc Network



  • Intrusion detection system for spoofing and denial of service attacks
  • Design and implementation of our protocol against denial of service attack
  • Adaptive network monitoring using mobile agents
  • Moving picture CODEC in MPEG
  • WAN Routing and security implementation
  • Security firewall
  • Administration module for e-learning
  • Streaming FM Radio Signals into Internet Portal
  • IT Enabled Softskill Training
  • ERP for Academic Environment

Ph.D./M.S.(By Research)/M.Phil. Admissions

Selection Procedure

Eligible candidates possessing the minimum educational qualifications as given in section 7.6 will be called for an interview and / or test by the Dean PG Research Office. No TA will be paid for attending interview/tests. However, applicants from foreign nationals may be considered without an interview or test, (see section 8 below).

Based on the academic records and performance in the interview/test, the selection committee will recommend to the Dean (Research), the names of the candidates found suitable for admission to the programme. Admission offer will be issued by the Admission Office.


Fees and Deposits for Ph.D., M.S. (By Research) and M. Phil. Programmes *The fee structure is same for Ph.D., M.S. (By Research) and M. Phil. Programmes and for full time and part time students.

1. Admission Fee

Rs. 1,000/- Payable at the time of admission
(one time fee including regulation book)

2. Refundable Caution Deposit Rs.10,000/- Refundable
3. Tuition Fee Rs. 2,000/- Payable every semester
4. University Library Fee Rs. 500/- Payable every semester
5. Departmental Development Fee Rs. 1,500/- Payable every semester
6. Research Coordination Fee Rs. 6,000/- Payable every semester

Documents to be submitted along with the application form:

An application fee of Rs. 500/- (Rupees five hundred only) by a DD drawn in favour of Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science in a nationalized bank payable in Chennai must be sent along with the application without which the application shall not be considered.

Copies of all Mark Sheets / Grade Cards of degree certificates (UG and PG) towards proof of qualifications ( Originals should not be sent)

Research Brochure

Address to which the application form is to be sent: Completed applications should be handed over in person or sent by post to:

Deputy Director Admissions
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (Hindustan University)
No. 40, GST Road, ST. Thomas Mount, Chennai - 600 016
Phone : 044-2234 2155
E-mail : hetc@vsnl.com

  Categories of Admission:

Following are the categories of Admissions to Ph.D., MS (By Research) and M. Phil. Programmes:

Full-time scholars with or without fellowship.

(i) Part Time External Scholars: Open to employees of HITS subject to rules and regulations of the University.

(ii) Part Time External Scholars: Open to employees of private and public sector organizations or Institutions having
R & D infrastructures and recognized by AICTE / UGC.


Eligibility for Ph.D. Admission

Candidates should have the minimum qualifications mentioned below for admission into Ph.D. Programme:

Programme Minimum Qualification
Ph.D. Degree in Engineering / Technology M. E. / M. Tech. / M. S. (By Research) in the relevant branch
Ph.D. in Sciences

M. Sc. / M. S. (By Research) /

M. C. A in the relevant branch
Ph.D. in Humanities & Social Sciences M. A. / M. Sc. / M. Com
Ph.D. in Management Sciences

MBA / M. S. (By Research) / P.G. Diploma
of an IIM / M. Com / M. B. M. /
MCS. (Corporate secretaryship) /
M.A. (Economics/ Econometrics) /
M.Sc. (Mathematical Economics) /
M.Sc. (Psychology) / M. Sc. (Statistics /
Applied Operations Research)

Ph.D. in Architecture & Planning

M. Arch/ M. Plan /M. S. (By Research) in
Architecture & Planning / M.U.R.P. / M.S.
(By Research)



  • All the qualification must be recognized by UGC / AICTE
  • Bachelors Degree holders with CGPA more than 8 and with valid GATE score will also be considered for admissions into Ph. D. programme.

Candidates should have passed the qualifying examination mentioned above with first class


In those cases where a class is not awarded in the qualifying examination but only marks, the candidate should have obtained a minimum of 60 percent marks.

In those cases where a class is not awarded in the qualifying examination but only grades, the candidate should have obtained a CGPA of 6.5 on a ten-point scale.

For M.A. (English) Degree holders, the minimum marks is 55 percent.

For candidates with teaching or industrial experience of more than six years, a first class in either bachelor's level or master's level is permissible.

The requirement of class and minimum marks or CGPA does not apply if the qualifying degree is M.S. (By Research).

For S.C. / S.T. candidates: second class with a minimum of 55 percent marks is permissible.

Eligibility for M.S. (By Research) Admission

The candidate should have the minimum educational qualification mentioned below or any other equivalent qualification as approved by the Board of Management

MS (By Research) Programme in Minimum Qualification
Engineering / Technology

B. E. / B. Tech. or A. M. I. E. /
A. M. Ae. S. I. or M. Sc. in relevant subjects

Management Science

Master's Degree in Commerce / Economics /
Psychology / Statistics /
Applied Mathematics or B.E. / B. Tech. in any branch engineering


The candidate should have passed the qualifying examination mentioned in 7.7 with first class.


If no class is awarded in the qualifying examination then the candidate should have obtained a minimum of 60 percent marks or a CGPA of 6.5 on a ten-point scale. Candidates with teaching or industrial experience of more than six years, may be admitted with a second class or a minimum of 55 percent marks is permissible.For S.C. / S.T. candidates: Second class with a minimum of 55 percent marks is permissible.

Eligibilty Criteria for M. Phil. Admission  

At the time of admission the candidate should have passed his / her postgraduate degree in the related branch of study.


Foreign nationals with a valid passport and visa may be admitted under any one of the three categories of admission mentioned in 7.5. Such candidates with degrees from Indian Universities should have the same educational qualifications as mentioned in 7.6 to 7.8 for Indian students. Foreign nationals with foreign degrees shall possess the minimum educational requirements equivalent to the qualifications mentioned in 7.6 to 7.8 as recognized by HITS. After admission, they should apply, through HITS, for the necessary clearance from the Government of India for study in India.

  • International Students should have a working knowledge in English.
  • No scholarship / fellowship for the NRI / Foreign Nationals.


At Hindustan we believe that research should be nurtured and facilitated with the sole purpose of encouraging intellectual growth irrespective of the other barriers. Hindustan Research Assistance Scheme (HRAS) has been formulated for the scholars in order to facilitate their progress in research programmes.


Doctoral scholarships are awarded to eligible candidate up to Rs 15,000/ per month and can be extended for up to 3 years from the initial award date. Scholarship renewal is dependent upon satisfactory progress as determined by the Dean (Research.)/ Supervisor.


The candidates admitted and registered for the full time Ph.D. programme in the Engineering, and Technology disciplines in accordance with the regulations, are eligible for scholarship, subject to securing high scores in written tests / interview as per the conditions of the research award. Foreign nationals / NRI's are not eligible to apply for the research scholarship. Final decision for awarding scholarship continuation of course rests with the Board of Directors.


All the conditions prescribed by the Regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) of the University will be applicable. In addition, students receiving scholarship shall have to teach one subject in the area of their specialization for UG or PG programme until the completion of the Ph.D. programme. The scholar has to assist the supervisor / HOD in the conduct of tests, seminars and departmental activities. The research scholar should publish atleast one paper in national /international refereed journal and present one paper in national/international conference.

Research scholars who discontinue the programme without completing the degree requirements or whose registration is cancelled in accordance with the regulations of the University are liable to pay the entire amount of scholarship availed fromthe University.



  • Aircraft Structural Mechanics
  • Composite Materials and Structures
  • Experimental Stress Analysis
  • Aerospace Structure & Composite Material
  • Propulsion and Combustion Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Structure
  • Aerodynamics and Aerospace Propulsion
  • Aircraft Maintenance


  • Thermal Science
  • Alternate Fuels/CFD Analysis in IC Engines
  • Flow and Combustion Analysis in IC Engines
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Architecture
  • Language Processing
  • Data Mining
  • Data Warehousing
  • Knowledge management
  • Software Project Management


  • Control System
  • Image Processing
  • Sensor Networks
  • Power Electronics, High Performance Communication Systems
  • Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility
  • Micro Electronics
  • Power Communication Drives


  • Control Systems
  • Bio-Medical Instrumenation


  • Signal Processing
  • Image Processing
  • Filter Design
  • Embedded Systems
  • VLSI
  • Optical Networks


  • Structural Engineering
  • Finite Element Analysis of Linear and Non-Linear Structural Systems
  • Experimental and Theoretical Study of Reinforced Concrete
  • Prestressed Concrete, Thin Walled Members, Advanced Fibre Composite Members, Structural Dynamics, Earthquake Resistant Design and Retrofit of Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Structural Optimization
  • Computer Aided Analysis and Design.
  • Sustainability issue in Infra-structure Projects


  • Water and Air Quality Modeling
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Industrial Waste Water Treatment


  • Strength and Deformation Behaviour of Soils
  • Expansive Soils
  • Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
  • Pile Foundations
  • Soil Stabilization
  • Stone Columns
  • Reinforced Earth
  • Geosynthetics
  • Remote Sensing
  • Building Technology
  • Construction Engineering
  • Energy Efficiency GIS


  • Materials Science
  • Dielectric Studies
  • Nanomaterials Application
  • Fibre Optics
  • Laser And Non-linear Crystal Growth
  • Holography
  • Optimal Material
  • Materials for Photonics
  • Vibrational Spectroscopy
  • Ultrasonics
  • Opto Electrics
  • Laser Physics
  • Smart Materials
  • Non-Destructive Testing


  • Differential Equations
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Real Analysis
  • Complex Analysis
  • Graph Theory
  • Operations Research
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Number Theory
  • Stochastic Process
  • Algebra
  • Fuzzy Metric Spaces Sampling
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Control Theory (ODE)
  • Graph Theory
  • Statistics
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Number Theory
  • Functional Analysis


  • Commonwealth Literature
  • Canadian Native Literature
  • American Literature
  • Recent Critical Theories
  • Partition Literature
  • Elizabethean Theatre
  • Eco-Feminism
  • Post Colonial Literature
  • Contemporary Indian Theatre
  • Post Modern Literature
  • English Language Teaching (ELT)
  • Modern Indian History (History of Science, Religion and Modern Science)
  • Australian Aboriginal Literature


  • Organic Synthesis
  • Organic Photo Chemistry
  • Reactions from Absorbed State, Chemical Structure and Reactivity
  • Reactions by Acidic Molecular Sieve
  • Chemical Method of Preparation of Nano Materials
  • Gas phase High Pressure Reactions for Industrial Applications
  • Characterization Techniques and Analysis of Nano Material
  • Ferro & Piezo Electric Material
  • Capacitor Grade Tantalum Powder
  • Speciality Glasses


  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • International Business
  • Insurance Management
  • Retail Marketing Management
  • Management of Merchant Banking & Financial Online Marketing
  • Human Resources Management Services
  • Mass Communication Human Resources Metrics
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Advertising Management
  • Employee Relationship
  • Data Mining & Data Services Marketing
  • Training & Development
  • Warehousing Sales Management
  • Financial Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Rural Marketing
  • Stock Market Logistics Management
  • Customer Relationship
  • Mutual Funds
  • E-Commerce Management
  • Risk Management
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Aviation Management
  • Operation Management
  • Quality Management
  • Health Care / Hospitality Management


  • Machine Elements Design, Development, Analysis and Performance Improvements
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Stress Analysis
  • Life Estimation of Power Plants
  • Vibrations
  • Mechatronics
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Welding of Dis-similar Metals
  • Surface Treatment of Steels
  • Metal-Matrix Composites
  • Solar Energy-FPC (Flat Plate Collector)
  • Thermal Energy Converters
  • Solar Based Agricultural Dryers
  • Flow Over Submerged Bodies like Vehicles
  • Thermal Analysis of Electronic Cooling System
  • Flows and Combustion Analysis in Internal Combustion Engines
  • Particulate Matter Settlement-Analysis of Cyclone Separator
  • CFD Analysis of Catalytic Converter
  • Nuclear Heat Transfer and Safety Analysis
  • Heat Transfer in Porous Media
  • Cooling of Turbine Blades
  • Alternate Fuels
  • Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning
  • Product Design and Development


  • Liquid Crystalline Polymer
  • Polymer Composites
  • Polymer Membrane