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Research at PACE

The growth of a developing nation like India lies in the volume and quality of research at academia and laboratories. So PACE has envisioned the idea of “VISION 2020” of Late Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and encouraged the research, right from its establishment. PACE believes that research is integral element and must remain vital in the development of an academic institution. Hence equal emphasize is given to both basic and applied research, because it’s the basic research, which supplies impetus to the applied research. PACE has the following seven VTU recognized research centers offering Ph.D. and M.Sc. (Engg.) by Research courses:

  • Bio-Technology
  • Chemistry
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Management Studies

PACE is actively involved in research at all the departments under the supervision of Dr. Zahid Ansari Dean (Research). The institute is provided with well-equipped laboratories, specialized equipment, the full range of required infrastructure, including campus-wide networking and high-speed internet access, subscription to a number of print and online journals, and more. So you find a broad spectrum of activities from Chemistry to Biotechnology, Physics to Civil Engineering and Mathematics to Business Administration without overlooking the Mechanical, Electrical, Hardware and Software aspects of the problems at hand. Cutting edge solutions in Computer Science and Electronics Engineering are emerging out of the research work carried out at PACE.

PACE encourages its teaching and students fraternity to publish their findings in reputed journals and conferences. Support is given to participate in national and international conferences and thereby network with experts from India and abroad. As a result even the undergraduate project works are being published in reputed international journals/conferences. Consultancy work by employees is also encouraged by the institution. At the helm of the research activities are motivated intellects available among its staff and the students, with the clear objective to improve the interaction between the industry and academia for solving various socially relevant problems. Over 20 Ph.D. faculty members and more than 60 research scholars are working on recent advances in various fields with the goal of enhancing the research.

PACE experiencing healthy growth in amount of funding received from different agencies like AICTE, VGST, DST, BRNS etc. Memoranda of Understanding have been signed with other institutes and organizations where collaboration in research and development promises to synergetic advantages for mutual growth. The faculty of PACE have received many awards and recognitions on national and international forums. The PACE is actively looking for more collaboration with industries and government agencies to work on cutting edge problems with its expanding intellectual and infrastructural capabilities.


Message from Dean (Research)

Dr. Zahid Ansari,

Dean (Research)

We believe research is an integral element in the development of an academic institution and remains vital in creation of new knowledge. Cutting edge research improves the methods in teaching, unleashes the skills of the next generation and contributes to social, economic and cultural development of societies to transform INDIA into a developed nation. PACE gives equal emphasize to both basic and applied research, because it’s the basic research, which supplies impetus to applied research. PACE has seven VTU recognized research centers offering PhD and M.Sc.(Engg.) by Research courses.

PACE has attracted various funding’s and established well-equipped research labs. The MoU’s have been signed with other organizations. PACE encourages its teaching and students fraternity to publish their findings and do the consultancy work /Internships. Innovative research is resulting in conferring Ph.D. degrees, winning awards and quality publications. To augment the quality of interaction between the industry and academia our immediate plan is to establish a Center of Excellence for Research & Innovations (CERI) in campus. CERI will be a platform for experimenting new ideas and translating them into useful research findings. It will also cater the growing needs of research fraternity and help the students to go an extra mile to learn beyond academic curriculum and be industry ready.

I welcome you to be part of our endeavor to offer you an excellent platform to actively participate in Research and Innovation activities while pursuing your B.E./ M.Tech./ MBA/ Ph.D./ M.Sc.(Engg.) by Research degrees, at PACE. The MHRD scholarships can be availed for GATE qualified students for the P.G. courses offered at PACE.

Course Details

P.A. College of Engineering has seven VTU recognized research centres offering Ph.D. and M.Sc. (Engg.) by Research courses.

Sl. No Name of the Department
1 Bio-Technology
2 Chemistry
3 Electronics and Communication Engineering
4 Computer Science Engineering
5 Mechanical Engineering
6 Mathematics
7 Business Administration

Over 20 Ph.D. faculty members are available as research guides in various departments to supervise the research scholars on recent advances in various fields. Research scholars are also permitted to register with an external guide if required.

Eligibility

Ph.D. Faculty of Engineering

The candidates shall possess a Master’s Degree in Engineering / Technology or equivalent from the VTU or any other University recognised by it, with a minimum CGPA of 6.75 out of 10 or First class at either the Bachelor’s or the Master’s Degree in Engineering & Technology discipline.

Ph.D. Faculty of Business Administration

The candidates shall possess MBA Degree from the recognized University with a minimum CGPA of 6.75 out of 10 or First Class degree in MBA.

Relaxation of Minimum Requirements

A candidate belonging to SC / ST / Category-I / Physically challenged or any other reserved category as notified by GOK from time to time shall have a relaxation not exceeding 5 % or equivalent grade in the minimum prescribed qualification level for the general category of students.

M.Sc. (Engg.) by Research

Admission to the M.Sc. (Engg) by Research Course shall be open to candidates who satisfy any of the following requirements:

a) Candidates who have passed B.E. / B.Tech. Examination of VTU or B.E. / B.Tech. of any other recognized University, recognized by this University as equivalent thereto or any other examination recognized by this University as equivalent thereto and have passed the prescribed qualifying examination with not less than 60% of the marks in the aggregate, in the examinations of the semesters considered for the declaration of class/grade. However, a relaxation to the extent of 10% shall be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST and any other category as notified by Government of Karnataka from time to time;

VTU registration and admissions procedure

VTU conducts an entrance exam ‘ULRAT’ (University Level Research Aptitude Test). The Successful student will be called for Interview thereby allowed for provisional registration.

University Notification

The University may call for Applications for Admissions normally in the months of January and June of every academic year. For more details visit http://vtu.ac.in/ph-d-and-msc-engg

Contact :

Interested candidates with the above qualifications may contact

Dr. Zahid Ansari
Dean (Research)
Email : zahid_cs@pace.edu.in

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To enable the focused and socially relevant research each department has established the Research Interest Groups (RIG) making each faculty a part of at least one or more RIG. Some Major RIG are listed below to aid the interested to look for ongoing projects.

Computer Science and Engineering
In the department of Computer Science and Engineering the major themes of the research groups covers broad spectrum of issues related with following but not limited to:

High Performance Data Mining and Computational Intelligence:

  • Discovery of intelligent pattern from real world databases containing missing, inaccurate, noisy or inconsistent data using Soft Computing.
  • Application HPC techniques to handle the enormous sizes, high-dimensionality and heterogeneity of the real world data-sets for pattern discovery.
  • Applications of High Performance Data Mining to Agricultural/Health/Web/Text Data.
  • Developing Parallel Execution Techniques.

Image Processing and Pattern Recognition:

  • Biomedical image processing
  • Object/Face recognition models
  • Text detection and recognition from video.
  • Multimodal Biometrics.

System Programming and Network Security:

  • Code optimization and parallel compilers
  • Development of Cryptographic algorithms for secure data transfer on wireless and wired networks.
Biotechnology:

In the department of Biotechnology the major theme of the research group covers broad spectrum of issues related with following but not limited to:

Biotechnology:

  • Green Waste Technology
  • Gamma –ray mediated crosslinking of Carbon Nanotubes reinforced Hydroxyapatite composite for bone implants.
  • Development of Carbon nanotubes – peptide Nucleic acid based sensor for DNA detection
  • Early Diagnosis of Leptospirosis using Immuno-Carbon nanotubes.
Electronics and Communication and Engineering:

In the department of Electronics and Communication Engineering the major themes of the research group’s covers broad spectrum of issues related with following but not limited to:

VLSI and Embedded System:

  • Embedded robotics- Robot motion planning or trajectory

Image Processing :

  • Biometrics, Face recognition
  • Medical image processing for the diagnosis of various health ailments

Communication :

  • OFDM based digital data encoding on multiple carrier frequencies
  • Reliable optical communication

Signal Processing:

It cover the broad spectrum of issues related with following but not limited to:

  • o Specific speaker identification and recording system using MFCC and SVM
Mechanical Engineering:

In the department of Electronics and Communication Engineering the major themes of the research group’s covers broad spectrum of issues related with following but not limited to:

Thermo Fluids

  • Conjugate Heat Transfer in PCB
  • CFD Analysis of Flow meters
  • Heat transfer characteristics of rectangular, square, circular and trapezoidal channels with Nano-fluids
  • Heat transfer enhancement in conventional equipment using Nano fluids.
  • Thermal characterization of PLA and chitosan and other polymers.
  • Use of Bio fuels.
  • Performance characteristics of engines for alternate fuels.
  • Use of active techniques like Dimples and grooves on heat transfer surface.
  • Utilization of solar power of its analysis in PACE campus

Design and Production.

  • Design and use of different sensors and materials in robots.
  • Micro and macro analysis of composites and fracture toughness.
  • Design and analysis of gas turbine blade.
  • Press tools and injection mould design

Materials

  • Ceramic reinforcement materials on MMC.
  • Properties of E Class Epoxy composite laminates.
  • Fabrication of micro gas turbine and use of ceramic bearings in it.
  • FEA Analysis with NASTRAN.
Civil Engineering

In the department of Civil Engineering the major theme of the research group covers broad spectrum of issues related with following but not limited to:

Civil:

  • Low cost housing technology
  • Sustainable water resources utilization
  • Internal curing of concrete
  • Waste Management
Electrical and Electronics:

In the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering the major theme of the research group covers broad spectrum of issues related with following but not limited to:

Economic load dispatch in power systems

  • Performance Analysis among few new metaheuristic methods in an auction based deregulated power system.
Chemistry:

In the department of Chemistry the major theme of the research group covers broad spectrum of issues related with following but not limited to:

Synthesis characterization of chalcones and its derivatives

  • Sonication and microwave assisted synthesis of triazoles and triazones
  • Natural products chemistry
  • Extraction of value added components through downstream process
  • Drug discovery and designing
  • Anti-cancer studies
  • Neuro protection studies
Mathematics:

In the department of Mathematics the major theme of the research group covers broad spectrum of issues related with following but not limited to:

Lattice Theory:

  • Construction of lattices from Graphs

Special functions:

  • Studies on hyper geometric functions.

Wavelet theory:

  • Applications of wavelet in non- parametric regressions
Physics:

In the department of Physics the major theme of the research group covers broad spectrum of issues related with following but not limited to:

Radiation Biophysics:

  • Studies on effects of high LET radiation on Biological system

Biodosimetry:.

  • Application of V-H2X essay for biodosimetry
Management Studies:

In the department of Management Studies the major theme of the research group covers broad spectrum of issues related with following but not limited to:

General Management:

  • Third Sector and Women Empowerment

Human Resource:

  • Organizational Behavior, Quality of Work Life

Marketing:

  • Customer Perception, Brand Positioning and Service Quality

Finance:

  • Foreign currency convertible Bond

The Vision

PACE-R&D is envisioned to be a centre of excellence in providing quality research in Science, Technology and Management for catering the ever advancing industrial demands and societal needs with the right niche for research and innovations.

The Mission

  • To develop researchers having strong research aptitude and ethical values with equal emphasise given to basic and applied research.
  • To create a research culture among all the fraternity by publishing research findings in reputed journals leading to the establishment of centres of excellence in emerging technologies.
  • To advance knowledge in science, technology, management and multi-disciplinary areas through high-impact scholarship and research in real world problem solving by undertaking sponsored research and consultancy beneficial to the society.

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