Defense Institute of Advanced Technology

Established u/s 3 of the UGC act 1956. ISO 9001 Certified Institute
MHRD, GOI has placed DIAT (DU) in Category 'A' Deemed University

' NAAC ' Accredited

(An Autonomous Organization, Department of Defence Research & Development, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India)



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M.Tech., Ph.D. & PGD Programmes

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M.Tech & Ph.D. Shortlisted Candidates


Defence Institute of Advanced Technology

(Deemed University), Pune

M. Tech and Ph.D. Programmes- July 2014 Batch

Applications are invited for admission to M. Tech and Ph.D. Programmes, as per description below.


Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Deemed University (DU), contributes significantly in the sphere of Human Resources Development for the Defence Forces by way of imparting education and training on Defence Technology to the officers of Armed Forces, Scientists of the DRDO, Technical Officers of the Ordnance Factory Board, Directorate of Quality Assurance, Public Sector Undertakings, General Public and friendly foreign countries.The University conducts M.Tech and Ph.D Programmes and offers a number of short-term courses.


DIAT offers admission to PhD in the frontier areas of Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, Materials engineering, Biosciences & Technology and Chemical Science & Technology.


  1. 55% marks or equivalent CGPA in M.E./M. Tech. for Ph.D. in Engineering or Master of Science with 55% marks or equivalent CGPA for Ph.D. in Science.
  1. GATE Score / UGC-CSIR NET certificate.

Candidates who are in the final semester of their PG degree are eligible to apply; Mark sheet up to the last semester should be produced during interview. Provisional passing certificate and mark sheet of the final semester are required to be submitted before commencement of program.


Admission to Ph.D. will be based on the performance in the entrance exam (written test) conducted by the department concerned followed by personal interview. Scholarship:  Selected students will be eligible for scholarship as per MHRD guidelines.

Department-wise areas of Research are as under:



Areas of Research


Aerospace Engg

Aerodynamics, Control Systems, Flight Mechanics, Structures, Avionics


Mechanical Engg

Impact Dynamics of composite structures, Smart/self healed composites, Nano-indentation/Nano Scratching. Static/Dynamic Indentation, Ballistic Penetration, High speed machining/green machining of aerospace materials, Precision Engineering and micromachining, Surface Engineering and Non-Conventional Machining Repairing technology of composite structures


Electronics Engg

SAR Processing, Clutter modeling, Bio-informatics, Wireless Communication for 4th Generation; Cognitive Radio Networks, Anti Jamming, Game Theory in Wireless Communication, Adaptive Signal Processing for Wireless Communication, Applied Estimation Theory, Wireless & Mobile Communication, Software Defined Radio, Mobile Adhoc Networks, Electronic Warfare Application.


Computer Science & Engineering

Data mining & knowledge discovery, digital forensics, soft computing, Trusted Computing and Secure Software Engineering.


Materials Engineering

Magnetic materials, Super Alloys, Super Capacitor, MEMS/NEMS Technology, Engineering Blends/Alloys, Carbon CNT based composites for Industrial Application, Antimicrobial Textile Materials, Ablative Thermoplastic Composites, Polymer films for solar cell application.


Applied Physics

Development of nanomaterials for chemical, biological sensing, Nanomaterials for applications in diagnostics and healthcare, Nanostructured devices and heterostructures for device applications, Large scale nanomaterial synthesis, photovoltaic and energy applications, drug delivery, swift heavy ion modification of materials, Nano-imaging, force microscopy, nanosensors for biomolecular detection,  nanocomposites,  Carbon nanotubes, graphene, large scale synthesis, nanoadditives (specialty polymer clays)


Applied Mathematics

Modeling of Two Phase Jet, Surface water-Ground water interaction, Ship wave interaction, Slip flow, Fluid Mechanics Application to cardiovascular system, Porous Media, Nano fluids, Image Processing, Cryptography / Boolean Functions.


Applied Chemistry

Synthesis Characterization and application of tertiary Chalcogenide semiconductor nano particles for solar cells. Organs Se componds for Quantum Dots./ Semiconducter NCs, Separation Science & Technology, Ionic Liquids Development & Application, Phase Change Materials, Bio Analytical field, Organic/hybrid nanocomposites: synthesis, thin film preparation and characterization, Synthesis of macromolecules and rod-coil molecules and their self-assembly, Organic-inorganic hybrid nanocomposites for organic solar cells, Functional organic nanocrystals (FONs)


Biosciences and Technology

Nanobiotechnology, Diagonostics, Biochemistry,Neutraceuticals in health & Disease,  Bioinformatics, Structural and Molecular Biology, Stem cells and Tissue Engineering, Nanotoxicology and Environmental impacts, Application of Nano and Micromaterials in biomedicines.


M.Tech admission is offered in the following disciplines:


Name of the Program

Qualification Requirements


M.Tech  (Aerospace Engineering) (Guided Missiles) 

B.E./B. Tech degree in Aerospace / Aeronautical / Mechanical / Chemical / Electrical / Electronics / Electronics & Communication / Instrumentation from recognized university or AeSI/AMIE in respective branch of Engineering .


M.Tech Computer Science & Engineering (Cyber Security) 

BE/B.Tech in Computer Science / Electronics / Electrical / Communication / Information Technology or M.Sc. in Computer Science.


M.Tech Electronics Engineering

(Radar & Communication) 

B. E. / B. Tech degree in Electronics & Communication Engg / Electronics Engg / Communication Engg / Instrumentation Engg.


M.Tech Materials Science & Technology 

B.E / B. Tech./ M.Sc or Equivalent in Mechanical Engineering / Production Engg / Metallurgy / Materials Science / Materials Engg /  Ceramic Engg / Polymer Engg / Electrical Engg / Electronics Engg / Nano- Technology /  M. Sc. Or Equivalent in Physics / Chemistry.


M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Armament / Combat Vehicles 

B. E. / B. Tech degree and AMIE qualified Engineers in Mechanical / Production / Automobile Engineering disciplines from recognized university.


M.Tech in Sensor Technology 

Masters degree or equivalent in Physics / Applied Physics / Electronics / Electronic Science / Instrumentation or B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Sc. (Engineering) degree in Electronics / Electrical / Instrumentation / Communication / Telecommunication / Electronics and Communication Engineering /  Engg Physics / Nanotechnology


M.Tech (Modelling & Simulation) 

M.Sc. in Mathematics / Physics / Statistics / Computer Science / Electronic Science (Provided mathematics is one of the subject at the graduate level), OR Bachelors Degree in Engineering / Technology. Proficiency in computer programming is essential.


M.Tech in Chemical Science & Technology 

M.Sc in any branch of Chemistry of BE/B.Tech in Chemical Engg or BE/ B.Tech (Polymer) or equivalent degree.


M.Tech in Biosciences and Engineering (Only for Sponsored Candidates from Govt Departments, Defence Services, DPSUs  PSUs and Industries) 

i.   B.Tech./B.E. in Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Bioinformatics, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Instrumentation, Physics  and Materials Science. OR
ii.   Master’s degree in Life sciences,  Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Zoology, Botany, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Electronics, Ergonomics, Materials Science, Biomedical engineering  and related disciplines OR
iii.   M.B.B.S. / B.D.S. OR
iv.   B. Pharm. OR
v.   B. VSc. , B.Sc. Agricultural sciences degree (course duration 4 years and more)


  1. a) Qualification

55% marks or 5.5 CGPA in the qualifying examination as indicated against the disciplines concerned and valid GATE Score / UGC-CSIR NET Certificate.  The qualification should have been obtained from a UGC recognized University / Deemed to be University / Institution in India.  The candidates who are in the final semester of their degree are eligible to apply; Mark sheet up to the last semester should be enclosed. Provisional certificate in such cases along with Mark sheet   of the final semester are required to be submitted before commencement of program.

  1. b) Age limit

Not more than 26 years as on July 1, 2014.

Relaxations as per GOI rules apply to SC / ST / OBC / PH applicants.

  1. c) Scholarship

Selected candidate will be eligible for scholarship [Rs.8000/- per month at present] under DBT

Scheme of AICTE.


Selected candidates will be provided accommodation and mess facilities on payment basis and

it is mandatory that they stay in the Institute campus.  The present monthly charge towards

boarding and lodging is ~Rs.6000/- (subject to revision).


Candidates have to apply online through the website, www.diatonline.co.in Application fee of Rs.200/- (100/- for SC/ST candidates) per programme is required to be paid by Demand Draft drawn in favour of Vice Chancellor, DIAT, Pune, payable at Pune. The application has to be uploaded as per the instructions provided in the website, www.diatonline.co.in.A print out of the application acknowledgement generated by the system after upload of application has to be forwarded to the Deputy Registrar (Academics), Defence Institute of Advance Technology, Pune 411 025 along with the DD drawn and with the self certified copies of mark lists, certificates and other testimonials. These documents should reach DIAT latest by 21 April 2014. Application will be processed only on receipt of the acknowledgement with DD. Also, candidates have to bring a print out of the application acknowledgement along with proof of payment, at the time of test / interview.


  • Since the applications may be short listed, mere possessing of the prescribed qualifications would not entitle a person to be called for test/interview. The Institute may restrict the number of candidates to be called for test / interview to a reasonable limit, on the basis of qualifications / marks higher than that of the minimum prescribed in the advertisement.
  • For short listing of candidates, the department screening committee may prepare branch wise list (i.e. different GATE score cut-off) where Qualification requirements are various branches.
  • Application once made will not be allowed to withdrawn and fees once paid will NOT be refunded on any count nor can it be held in reserve for any admission or admission process
  • Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification. Postal delay shall not be entertained.
  • No correspondence will be entertained in respect of advertisement, interview, selection etc. Shortlisted candidate will be informed through Email / SMS / Website regarding date of Interview / Written Test / Result. The candidates are requested to check the DIAT (DU) Website http://diat.ac.in or http://diatonline.co.in for related information from time to time.


Selected candidates for the M.Tech and Ph.D programmes are required to pay Semester Fee @Rs.5000/- per semester (subject to revision) payable immediately on joining and a caution deposit (refundable at the end of the Programme less dues if any) of Rs.10,000/-, commencing from July 2014.


  • The online application process will start on                            25 March 2014
  • Last Date for accepting online application form                       15 April 2014
  • Hard copy of application submission last date                        21 April 2014
  • Tentative Date of Interview / Written Test                                  2nd / 3rd week of May 2014
  • Tentative date of commencement of the programme               1st / 2nd Week of July 2014