SAKEC is an Autonomous Institute Affiliated to University of Mumbai

Ph.D. Programme in Information Technology


Embark on an Extraordinary Journey: Join Our Prestigious Ph.D. Programme!!!!!

Welcome to the Ph.D. programme in Information Technology at Shah and Anchor Kutchhi Engineering College!

SAKEC is recognized research centre of Mumbai University for enrolling research scholars for Ph.D. programme in Information Technology with intake 10.

Our doctoral program is designed to foster advanced research in the field of Information Technology, equipping scholars with the knowledge and skills necessary to become leading researchers and practitioners in academia, industry, and beyond.

Prospective students satisfying the eligibility criteria as per Mumbai University are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the research areas of our faculty members for suitable matches of interests.

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Program Highlights

  • Rigorous Research Environment: As a recognized research center of Mumbai University, we offer a stimulating and intellectually challenging environment for research scholars. Our faculty members are accomplished researchers and experts in their respective areas, providing guidance and mentorship throughout the program.
  • Cutting-edge Facilities: Our state-of-the-art research facilities and infrastructure ensure that scholars have access to the latest technologies and resources required for their research pursuits. We provide advanced computing resources, dedicated labs, and access to relevant software and databases.
  • Interdisciplinary Approach: Information Technology is a multidisciplinary field, and our program encourages collaboration and exploration across various domains. Scholars have the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary research, fostering innovation and novel approaches to solving complex problems.
  • Customized Research Areas: We offer a wide range of research areas within Information Technology, including but not limited to:
    • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    • Data Science and Big Data Analytics
    • Cybersecurity and Network Security
    • Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems
    • Internet of Things (IoT) and Embedded Systems
    • Computer Vision and Image Processing
    • Natural Language Processing
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Software Engineering and Development
  • Scholar Support and Development: We are committed to the holistic development of our research scholars. Along with research guidance, we provide opportunities for attending conferences, workshops, and seminars to enhance scholarly and presentation skills. We also encourage scholars to publish their research in reputed journals and conferences.
  • Collaborations and Industry Connect: We actively collaborate with industry partners and research organizations to facilitate knowledge exchange, internships, and collaborative research projects. Such collaborations provide valuable exposure and real-world applications for our scholars.


Dr. Bhavesh Patel, Dr. Vinit Kotak, Dr. Nilakshi Jain, Dr. Savita Sangam

Ph.D. Research Convener:

Dr. Nilakshi Jain

Information Technology Ph.D. Research committee Members:

Ms. Jalpa Mehta (IT Ph.D. Research Coordinator), Ms. Smita Bansod, Ms. Ashwini Deshmukh, Ms. Manya Gidwani


For Ph.D. the duration is from 3-5 years depending upon the performance of the candidate.

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Ph.D. Fee Structure

Ph.D. course work fees: Rs 50,000/-

Yearly Fees (After completion of Course work): Rs 1,08,000/-

How to Apply

  • Download the application form here: Application form
  • Steps for Payment
    Application Fees is Rs.2000/- (Non refundable) Pay Online Payment through NEFT / RTGS
    • SAVING ACCOUNT NO.:- 8678101000001
    • IFSC CODE NO.:- CNRB0000105
    • MICR CODE NO.:- 400015015
  • Enclose Copies of the following certificates: (strictly attach the copies in the following order)
    • Degree and PG Passing Certificate with Mark sheets.
    • Valid PET score card.
    • Certificates showing experience claimed (only in case of Sponsored candidate).
    • Certificate of Proof of Indian Nationality.
    • Leaving Certificate
    • NOC Certificate from current Employer (If Applicable)
  • Interested candidates should fill up the application form & attach the copies of the relevant certificates, and mail it to with subject name  YourName_ApplicationForPhd_IT  before deadline mentioned in advertisement.

Selection Process

  • Shortlisted Candidates need to prepare Short research proposal (5-12pages. word Document) and present PPT (No specific format) in front of Interview panel.
  • Selected Candidates need to do following formalities
    • PhD fee (DD{in favour of “Shah and Anchor Kutchhi Engineering College )
    • ME mark sheet and degree certificate
    • BE mark sheet and degree certificate
    • Hard copy of Short research proposal (5-10 pages word Document)
    • Passport Size Photographs – 4 copies
    • Last Leaving certificate original with attested Xerox copy.
    • If ME is completed from other than University of Mumbai then research center will ask for Eligibility certificate & Migration Certificate.
    • In case name change after marriage, four attested Xerox copies of marriage certificate.
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Ranked in band 251-300 (2020) by NIRF
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