Dr. TMA PAI Scholarships

Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria and desirous of grant-in-aid under the Dr. TMA Pai Scholarship Scheme, MUST qualify through a PhD Manipal Entrance Test (MET) followed by domain / subject interview. There are 200 scholarships available annually, awarded twice a year for candidates who qualify through the selection process. Successful candidates will be called Dr. TMA Pai fellows during th PhD program



  • Six months probationary period + 3 years


Admission Schedule

  • Applications Open in February and August


Admission Process

  • Click here to Apply Online
  • Appear for PhD Manipal Entrance Test (MET)
  • Personal Interview (PI) for PhD MET Shortlisted Candidate
  • Admission formalities for Candidates selected through PhD MET and PI

On confirmation of selection, the selected candidates are expected to join within 2 weeks of issue of provisional admission order


Click here for PhD guidelines, Fee & Scholarship Structure, List of available Topics, PhD MET Test Pattern & Syllabus and PhD Online Application Form (OAF) filling instructions


International students aspiring to pursue a PhD at MAHE may contact Director CDS (Centre for Doctoral Studies) cds.mahe@manipal.edu for more details


As there are many areas of research and less number of scholarships, a few seats are available in the self - sponsored scheme (without scholarships).