PhD Program

PhD Program

Admissions to the PhD Program


Manipal Academy of Higher Education offers doctoral program in various disciplines through its constituent institutions and departments.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The doctorate degree awarded by the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), conferred upon a candidate after having satisfactorily completed the prescribed course study and meeting with other conditions laid down by the University qualifies for the award of Doctor of Philosophy abbreviated as PhD.


Admission - Eligibilty

    A candidate seeking admission to the PhD program must have

  • A postgraduate degree  or equivalent from universities/institutions recognised by UGC
  • Postgraduate degree in Medical or Dental Sciences
  • MBBS or BDS or undergraduate degree which is of 5 years’ duration
  • Pharm. D. / Pharm. D. (Post Baccalaureate)


Following are the categories :


Full Time candidates  (for more details, see tabs on the left)

  • With valid National Fellowship
        (Applications always open – contact
  • Dr TMA Pai Scholarship Scheme
        (Applications open twice a year for January & July Admissions)
  • Working in Research Centre / funded Project 

Part time candidates (for more details, see tabs on the left)

  • MAHE Employees