Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) & National Doctoral Fellowship (NDF) Scheme

T K M College of Engineering is recognized as a Minor QIP Centre in the year 2012. Admission is offered to Ph. D. Programmes in Civil and Mechanical Engineering branches with sanctioned number of seats as shown below. The total duration of the Ph. D. Programme through QIP is 3 years.

QIP in TKMCE at a glance…

Code Department Fields of specialization Minimum Qualification
TKCE01 Civil Engineering

(2 seats

for Ph. D. Program)

Structural Engineering,

Offshore structures,

Traffic Engineering,

Environmental Engineering


Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with First division or equivalent

TKME01 Mechanical Engineering

(2 seats

for Ph. D. Program)

Thermal management of electronic systems, nanomaterials and nanofluids,  super conductivity, cryogenic heat transfer, heat and mass transfer in multiphase and single phase systems, food preservation, cryocoolers for space applications, Computational Fluid Dynamics(CFD), computational combustion, fracture mechanics, micro structural studies, biomechanics, rapid prototyping  

Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with First division or equivalent


National Doctoral Fellowship (NDF) Scheme

TKMCE QIP Centre is shortlisted for running the “National Doctoral Fellowship (NDF) Scheme” by AICTE. (http://www.aicte-india.org/schemes/students-development-schemes)
For details, please see the attachments below.

Contact Information

Name of the QIP Coordinator : Dr. Anitha Joseph

Institute Address

Department of Civil Engineering
T K M College of Engineering
Kollam, Kerala-691005

E-mail: anithareebu@yahoo.co.uk, anithareebu@tkmce.ac.in

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Only candidates (Such as Lecturers, Readers, Asst. professors, Associate professors and Professors) with a minimum of three years teaching experience as full-time regular/permanent teachers of AICTE approved Degree level Engineering Institutions, National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and National Institutes of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTRs) are eligible to apply. Admissions to Ph.D. degree programme under QIP are open only to candidates with a basic degree in Engineering or Technology or Architecture or such other qualification.
  2. The candidate should satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria prescribed by the individual Department (and/or the Institution) to which admission is sought.
  3. Computer Programmers, System Programmers, Workshop Staffs, Guest Lecturers, Visiting Lecturers, Teaching Assistants, Ad-hoc/Contract or Part-time Teachers, Research Engineers, Scientific Officers, Technical Assistants, and other such categories of staff are not eligible.
  4. Teachers of the Major QIP centres are not eligible.
  5. Teachers of the Minor QIP centres are eligible to apply to Major QIP Centres.
  6. Teachers of the minor QIP centres are permitted to apply for a field of specialization available in another minor QIP centre, which is not available in their parent department on the specific recommendations of the Department’s and Institutes Head stating that a faculty in the particular specialization is required for their Institution. Candidates completed M. Tech under QIP programme can not apply before completion of the bond period at their parent Institute.

Advance Admission Scheme

For Ph.D/M.Tech Admission 2019-2020 under QIP, visit the website

As per the advance admission scheme for Ph. D. degree programme under QIP, a candidate will receive admission during to the Pre-Ph. D. programme and on successful completion of this programme, he will be offered admission to the regular Ph. D. programme . During the one-year period of the Pre-Ph. D. program, the candidate is required to make maximum of four visits to the institution (to which he/she is offered admission) for a total period of sixty days, to decide on the area of research, to identify guide, and to start preliminary work. During this period, the candidate is to be treated as on deputation by the sponsoring institution. TA/DA as per AICTE norms for the visits would be borne by the Institute where the admission is offered subject to the receipt of the grants from the AICTE. The question of final offer for admission will be considered , based on the performance of the candidate during the period of the advance admission.


1 Format of Progress Report to be submitted to the DC Members format
2  Ph D Pre-Registration Part-I and part-II  form Download  Download-icon_1
3 All forms  download  Download-icon_1

List of QIP scholars undergoing Ph. D. program in 2016 – 2017

Sl.No Name Department Year of Admission
1 Arun M Mechanical Engineering 2014-15
2 Sanu Krishna S S Mechanical Engineering 2016-17

List of QIP scholars undergoing Pre-Ph. D. program in 2016 – 2017

Sl. No Name Department Year of Admission*
1 Raji R Civil Engineering 2017-18
2 Sigi Kumar T S Mechanical Engineering 2017-18

on successful completion of Pre-Registration Program

Short Term Courses

In order to upgrade the knowledge and skills of teachers working in the different institutions of the country, AICTE provides financial assistance for organizing short term training programmes in the emerging areas of Engineering Technology under QIP.





Course Coordinators Department Date
Design of Experiments (DOE) with Statistical Modeling Dr. Muhammed Sadikh

Dr. Mubarak Ali

Mechanical Engineering 25 Feb-2 March 2019
Introductory Course on Machine Learning Prof. Rizwan Rasheed

Prof. Faz P Junaid

Mechanical Engineering 21-26 January, 2019
Research Avenues in Coastal Engineering Dr. Anitha Joseph

Dr. Udayakumar J.

Civil Engineering 14-19 January, 2019
Contemporary Technologies for Water and Wastewater Management Dr. Adarsh S.

Dr. K.L. Priya

Civil Engineering 7-12 January, 2019


Nano materials in Concrete


Hazeena R

Dr. Indu M S

Civil Engineering 17-22 Dec 2018
Recalibrating the Industry-Institute Space


Dr. Seema K. Nayar

Dr. Anu V. Thomas

Civil Engineering 6-11 March 2017
Health Monitoring of Structures


Prof. Hazeena R

Prof. Althaf M

Civil Engineering 20-25 Feb 2017
Sustainable Development and Green Energy Technologies


Prof. Chinsu Mereena Joy

Dr. Anitha Joseph

Civil Engineering 13-18 Feb 2017
Recend Trends in Utilization of Renewable and Sustainable Energy in Engineering Applications


 Dr. N K Mohammed Sajid

Dr. Baiju V

Prof. P Shajahan

 Mechanical Engineering 6-11, Feb 2017
Advances in Concrete Technology with special emphasis on Sustainable developnemt Dr. M Nazeer

Prof. Sulphia Beevi U


Civil Engineering 30 Jan-4 Feb 2017
Applications of Mathematics in Engineering


Dr. K E Reby Roy

Prof. Jesna Mohammed

Mechanical Engineering 23-28 Jan 2017
Recent Advances in Project planning and Management Prof. Mohammed Asim

Dr. Reebu Zachariah Koshy

Civil Engineering 9-14 Jan 2017
Emerging Trends in Construction and Maintenance of Structures


Prof. Sajida Razaque

Prof. Sulphia Beevi U

Civil Engineering  16 – 21 March, 2015
Advances in Nanotechnology Prof. Krishnakumar T. S.

Prof. Aju Kumar V.N.

Mechanical Engineering  23-28 March, 2015
Combustion Theory and Computational Techniques


Dr. J. Nazar

Dr. K. E. Reby Roy

Mechanical Engineering  16-21 Nov, 2015
Advanced Techniques for Sustainable Water Resources and Environmental Management


Prof. Adarsh S.

Prof. Muhammed Siddik A.

Civil Engineering 15-20 Feb, 2016


Research Guides

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2. Mechanical  Download