PhD research at Chitkara University involves active, student-directed inquiry into an engineering topic. A student’s research experience forms the core of the PhD program. There are two goals for conducting research:
Conducting research requires combining knowledge gained in the classroom with the ability to read the scientific literature, identify critical knowledge gaps, structure complex problems, formulate and test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data, and present and discuss technical results. Engineering research also requires significant experimental, computational, and analytical skills. A student learns these core skills as he/she pursues his/her research topic.
Many of these skills cannot be learned in the classroom sitting, but instead must be developed in the laboratory, library, and conference room as the student actively interacts with faulty, other students, and researchers around the world. Independent, non-classroom based learning and problem solving is a core aspect of the PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering at Chitkara University. Upon completion of his/her dissertation the student should be an expert in one of specialized subjects of Mechanical Engineering and shall contribute to discover innovative solutions for the problems of organizations, communities and society.