The PhD (Electrical Engineering) programme is one of the oldest doctoral programmes in electrical engineering in the country. Traditionally bright students with ME/MTech degree in a relevant discipline have been admitted into this programme. Over the last decade, outstanding students with BE/BTech degree are also being admitted into the direct PhD programme. After an intensive research training programme, which aims at reinforcing the fundamentals and imparting advanced training, PhD students get opportunities to pursue cutting-edge research on interesting topics and develop new technologies. The present areas of research include electromagnetism, electric machines, high voltage engineering, power systems, power electronics, renewable energy, digital signal processing, speech processing, image processing, computer vision, medical imaging, control systems, machine learning, auditory neuroscience and language technology. A typical PhD thesis results in a number of high quality research publications in reputed journals and conferences. There has also been an increasing trend of patents being filed out of PhD theses. The training and research experience enables the graduates to successfully lead R&D teams in the industry. Many PhD graduates are successful academicians in various leading institutions and researchers in national research labs. A few past PhD graduates are successful entrepreneurs as well.