Postgraduate Program

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1) AEROSPACE ENGINEERING                                         AE

The Master’s degree programme in Aerospace Engineering provides education in multi­disciplinary areas involving  Aerodynamics,  Dynamics & Control, Aerospace Propulsion and Aerospace Structures.

Eligibility Criterion for Admission

Candidates having First class or 60% marks (55% marks   for SC/ST) in Bachelor's   degree ( B.E. / B.Tech. or equivalent)    are eligible.  Candidates with degree in Aeronautical or Aerospace   and valid GATE score in any  discipline are are eligible for admission to any of the four specializations (AE1, AE2, AE3 & AE4) .

Candidates   with   degree   in   other   branches   of   Engineering   (i.e.   Mechanical,   Civil,   Electrical,   Electronics, Instrumentation or allied branches) are eligible for admission to specific specializations of Aerospace Engineering, if they have valid GATE score in disciplines as shown in the table below:

Specialization                                                    Eligibility            


  Bachelor's degree  in Mechanical Engg./ Cvil Engg. with  valid  GATE  score in ME/CE

 Dynamics & Control (AE2)

 Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engg,/ Electrical / Electronics/ Instrumentation Engg.with valid GATE  score in ME / EE/  EC / IN.               

 Aerospace Propulsion (AE3)

  Bachelor’s degree in  Mechanical Engg. with valid GATE score in ME.

 Aerospace Structure (AE4)

 Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engg./ Civil Engg. with valid GATE score  in ME/CE.


Candidates   having   two   years   of   relevant   work   experience     are   exempted   from   requirement   of   GATE   score, provided their candidature is sponsored by the employer. Sponsored candidates wanting to take up specialisationsmust satisfy eligibility criteria in terms of qualifying degrees as specified above. However, they are not eligible foraward of Teaching/Research Assistantship. 

Areas of Research

Aerodynamics: Boundary layers stability and control,Separated flows; Bluff  body  wakes; Drag, Jet  flow interactions with obstacles;Shockwave  boundary layer interactions, CFD for compressible  and incompressible with flow with heat transfer,Fluid­structure interaction, Hypersonic Flows; Particle methods for computational simulation  of  unsteady  fluid  flow  problems;  Finite  volume  time domain techniques  in computational electromagnetics; Optimization in aircraft design; Aerospace vehicle stability and control analysis.

Dynamics & Control: Autonomous mini aerial vehicle, Cooperative control, HILS, Dynamics & Control of flexible Aerospace Vehicles, Spacecraft attitude control and non­linear Dynamics.

Aerospace   Propulsion: Aero thermodynamic analysis and engine sizing, Axial Flow compressor design and performance analysis;cascade flow analysis;Combustion;CFD of internal flows; Microchannel cooling of gas turbine blades; Thermal signature analysis of aerospace powerplant; Aerothermal studies in hypersonics; Active and passive flow control in turbomachines.

Aerospace Structures: Mechanics of composite materials and structures; Vibration and Stability; Finite element methods of structural analysis; Aeroelasticity and Aeroservoelasticity; Structural optimization; Smart structures.