Research & Development Center

Mechanical Engineering

With incomparable facilities a great location and long standing relationships with industry, we’re uniquely positioned to do research that can’t be done anywhere else. Our faculty and students go after mechanical engineering’s toughest challenges, and what they find influences science and changes lives.
The Research center is offering PHD and MSc Engineering program in various streams of mechanical engineering. At present center has well qualified supervisors with hands on experience guiding scholars. Center is offering program in collaboration with chemistry department, also Facilities are open for other scholars to conduct testing and stir casting facilities.

Computer Science and Engineering

R & D Cell has been established in SEACET since from the year 2014, to facilitate and encourage research culture among the faculty and students, under the affiliation of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. Its prime role is to identify real world problems and provide solution through research methodologies, and also promote research through a range of publications. It enables a congenial environment for technological development and monitors the research activities of the college. The R&D Cell aims to reach the Vision and Mission of the college and able to submit research proposals for grants to different agencies like AICTE, VTU, VGST, K-BITS, KSCST etc.. The centre provides necessary infrastructure for students and faculties to conduct research projects in thrust areas of Science and Engineering like Machine Learning, Data Science, Cloud Computing, Image Processing, Cyber Security, Image Processing, Network Security, Big data and Internet of Things

Electronics and Communication Engineering

In the last two decade, the engineering research community is growing rapidly and needs to be connected with industry. In this regard, the academics and industry are contributing in improving competencies, promoting innovation and new technology development and ensuring supply of qualified Science & Technology manpower. Research is always in improving engineering education has identified innovation skills as important to success in an engineering career.

The following are the objectives of Research in ECE Department:

MOU’s with Industry

Management (MBA)

R&D center in department of MBA has been recognized by VTU since 2012. The department is well equipped with all the basic infrastructural facilities. The center has two registered candidates. The faculty, students have been contributing their research contributions regularly in various seminars, workshops, conferences publications in national and international publications.


SEA Chemistry R&D center is recognized by VTU in the year 2010, with well-equipped laboratory and with experienced guides. The management sanctioned Rs. 4 lakhs to purchase the instruments and the chemicals required. Six students registered for PhD and among them two students were awarded PhD under VTU and four are about to complete their degree. Twenty one papers are published in International journals. Students have presented their papers in International conferences.


The Mathematics Research Center was established in 2012 under Visvesvaraya Technological University. The Mathematical Research Center operates within the Department of Mathematics and its research activities encompass a broad range of areas, including algebra, combinatorics, geometry, topology, analysis, applied analysis, mathematical biology, mathematical finance, numerical analysis, and scientific computing. Our goals are to discover, adapt, and apply computational techniques that promise to be useful in solving scientific and engineering problems.

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Eligibility for Admission to Ph.D. programmes

Minimum Qualifications to be satisfied

The minimum academic qualifications required for seeking admission to the Ph.D. programme, shall be as given below. For conversion of CGPA to percentage marks, the University shall consider the following expression for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes: % 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑘𝑠=(𝐶𝐺𝑃𝐴−0.75)×10

Faculty of Engineering

(a) Candidates with PG Degree
The Candidates shall possess a Master’s Degree in Engineering / Technology or equivalent Degree or M.S. (Research) Degree from the University or any other University recognized by VTU, with a minimum CGPA of 6.75 out of 10 or 60% aggregate marks at either the Bachelor’s or the Master’s Degree.

(b) Candidates with UG Degree
The Candidates possessing Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering / Technology or equivalent recognized by the University with outstanding merit, having either a minimum CGPA of 7.75 out of 10 or 70% aggregate marks and published research papers in refereed journals or filed/ obtained patents shall also be eligible for admission, subject to approval by the Admissions Committee. Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi. VTU Regulations Governing the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - 2020 11

Faculty of Management

Candidates with regular mode PG Degree

The Candidates shall possess MBA/ equivalent Degree from a recognized University with a minimum CGPA of 6.75 out of 10 or 60% aggregate marks at the Master’s Degree.

Candidates with Distance mode MBA Degree

Candidates with MBA Degree obtained through distance mode from UGC/ DEB (formerly DEC) approved Institutions shall be allowed to register for Ph.D. as per UGC/AICTE norms on condition of two years teaching/research/corporate experience after the successful completion of their PG Degree.

Faculty of Applied Science

(a) Candidates with regular mode PG Degree The Candidates shall possess M.Sc. Degree in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics Geology or MCA and such other allied disciplines, recognized by the University with a minimum CGPA of 6.75 out of 10 or 60 % aggregate marks at either the Bachelor’s or the Master’s Degree.

Programme in Interdisciplinary Subject Areas

(a) The Candidates desirous of pursuing Ph.D. in subject areas of interdisciplinary nature shall fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

The Candidate shall possess the Master’s Degree in appropriate branch/ subject/ discipline recognized by the University, with a minimum CGPA of 6.75 out of 10 or 60% aggregate marks.

(b) For interdisciplinary Research work, Degree shall be awarded in the Faculty in which the Candidate has been permitted to register for the Ph.D. programme by the Admissions Committee.

Relaxation of Minimum Requirements for Admission to Ph.D. programme

A Candidate belonging to SC/ST/Category-I/ specially abled or any other reserved category as notified by GoK, from time to time shall have relaxation a of 5% of aggregate marks or equivalent grade in the minimum prescribed qualification level for the general category.

Eligibility for Admission