Welcome to ADYPU’s distinguished doctoral programs, where academic excellence converges with innovation, research, and transformative learning experiences. Ajeenkya DY Patil University (ADYPU), an innovation university, offers Ph.D. programs through its Schools of Engineering, Law, Design, Management, Liberal Arts and Film & Media. Our doctoral programs are designed to cultivate scholars, thought leaders, and experts who will shape the future through rigorous research and scholarly contributions.

Key features

  • Industry Driven Insights: Our doctoral program emphasizes industry-driven insights by integrating real-world challenges and trends into research projects, ensuring that our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to address current and future industry needs.
  • Multidisciplinary Research Theme: We promote a multidisciplinary research theme that encourages collaboration across diverse fields, fostering innovation and creativity while addressing complex problems from multiple perspectives, resulting in comprehensive and impactful research outcomes.
  • Innovation and Solution Driven Approach: Our program adopts an innovation and solution-driven approach, where doctoral candidates are encouraged to develop novel ideas and solutions to address pressing societal and industrial challenges, fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Scholarship for Meritorious Scholars: We offer scholarships to meritorious scholars, recognizing and rewarding academic excellence and research potential, thereby facilitating access to quality education and enabling deserving candidates to pursue their doctoral studies.
  • Internationally Acclaimed Post Doctoral Guides: Our doctoral candidates are mentored by internationally acclaimed post-doctoral guides, who provide expert guidance and mentorship, drawing from their extensive experience and expertise to ensure the highest standards of research excellence.
  • Integrated and Seamless Tracking System: We have implemented an integrated and seamless tracking system that allows for efficient monitoring and management of doctoral candidates’ progress, ensuring timely completion of research milestones and providing support for their academic and professional development journey.

Doctoral Program

School of Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics Engineering
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Bioinformatics

School of Management

  • Enterpreneurship & Innovation
  • Strategic Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Management

School of Law

  • Law & Governance
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Labor Law
  • Industrial Laws
  • Human Rights
  • Administrative Laws
  • Intellectual Property Rights

School of Liberal Arts

  • Economics
  • Sociology

Our International Research Advisor

Professor Anne Boddington

Quality Advisor for Research & Education Ajeenkya
Professor of Design Innovation
Professor Emerita Kingston University (London)
Interim Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research & Knowledge Exchange) Middlesex University (London) Deputy Chair, Board of Trustees, The Design Council, UK

Anne Boddington is Professor Emerita of Design Innovation at Kingston University. Educated as an architect, urbanist and cultural geographer, she has over 35-years’ experience in higher education and over 20 in senior leadership positions, most recently as Pro Vice Chancellor for Research, Business & Innovation.

She has previously taught architecture and research methods and worked as a Head of School and Dean of College for Arts &Humanities at the University of Brighton, prior to taking on a series of senior executive roles at Kingston University. Her experience includes strategic and organisational design, business planning/finance, quality assurance in teaching and research, career development and international partnerships.

She has worked with the UK Government’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and the Higher Education Academy, with museums including a range of cultural agencies and as a strategic research reviewer for UK Research & Innovation.

She is currently Chair of the National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Research (NICER) programme advisory board and Chair of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 for Sub Panel 32 for Art & Design: History, Practice & Theory.

Anne has a wide range of international and governance experience. She is a longstanding member of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) and she has chaired and undertaken research and quality reviews for a number of international government bodies including in India, Estonia, Portugal, Israel.

She has been an independent Governor in Further and Higher Education, a trustee of a number of charities and of the Design Council since 2015. Anne is also a Design Council ‘expert’, an independent mentor, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a registered architect and an academic member of the RIBA.

Meet our Doctoral Supervisors

School of Engineering

Dr Anand Khandwekar

Dr Biswajeet Champaty

Dr Mohammed Shabab

Dr. Susanta Das

Dr Sachin M. Rajas

Dr Vishal S. Shirsath

Dr Nawneet Kurrey

Dr Muthu SankarAathi

Dr P.G Sivagaminathan

Dr Ravi V Gandhi

School of Management

Dr Esha Bansal

Dr Vijay Kulkarni

Dr Kirti Dang Longani

Dr Bina Sarkar

Dr Ashwini Sovani

School of Law

Dr Sunny Thomas

Dr Ramratan V.Dhumal

Dr Nagesh Sawant

School of Liberal Arts

Dr Sunny Thomas

Dr Amit Jadhav

Dr Sameena Mir


  • Ph.D. programs shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years.
  • Extension beyond the above limits will be governed by the decision of Academic Council of the ADYPU on a case by case basis.
  • The women candidates and Persons with Disability (more than 40% disability) may be allowed a relaxation of two years for the maximum duration. In addition, the women candidates may be provided Maternity Leave/Child Care Leave once in the entire duration of Ph.D. for up to 240 days.