Nature and Extent of the Program

Manipal Centre for Natural Sciences (MCNS) is the first dedicated “all-research” Centre to be established within Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). MCNS nurtures fundamental research in all branches of the Natural Sciences and it is a ‘Centre of Excellence’ under the MAHE. The quality of the Academic Program is enhanced by integrating it with active research. Efforts are made towards the production of quality scientific research in all branches of Natural Sciences. MCNS is striving to establish a technology-enabled learning environment. The Academic and Research Ecosystem in the Centre is enhanced through the free flow of ideas and information as well as through the interaction with eminent scientists from other reputed national and international institutions. MCNS attempts to enhance the quality of Interdisciplinary Research through collaborations. MCNS promotes a culture of the research-integrated learning experience

The objective of the PhD program in Physics is to nurture cutting edge research in the field of fundamental subjects of Physics. Students with a PG degree in Physics can join the PhD program.

The following are necessary for successful completion of the PhD degree. However, the courses mentioned below are program and student centric, and are independent of other regular academic courses offered in MCNS.

  • Three mandatory courses as per MAHE guidelines and at least one elective course specific to the chosen topic of research to be studied. These courses are necessary for every student registering for PhD in Physics, in MCNS, and shall be offered during the initial stages of the research work.
  • Research work and publications as per MAHE rules for PhD.
  • Student’s progress monitored, guided, and assessed by a specific Doctoral Assessment Committee (DAC).
  •  Award of the degree further depends on the standard of the thesis as assessed by the examiners, as per the standard university procedures.


Key Dates & Deadlines


Last date to Apply


Tentative Course Commencement Date