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Manipal Academy of Higher Education invites application for Dr TMA Pai PhD scholarship program


Candidates who qualify the Manipal Academy of Higher Education Eligibility Test for PhD programme. These candidates are eligible for grant in aid instituted by MAHE under the Dr TMA Pai Scholarship Scheme. A total of 200 fellowships would be awarded twice a year for eligible candidates and would be called the Dr TMA Pai fellows. Call for submitting application for Dr TMA Pai Scholarship would be made in leading newspapers and MAHE website. There would be two calls annually, one in February and the second in August. Selection of shortlisted candidates would be finalized through written test and interview.


Manipal Academy of Higher Education invites application for Dr TMA Pai PhD scholarship program

Click here to know about openings available in the following constituent units of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) : Medicine/Health sciences, Pharmacy, Biological/Life Sciences, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Allied Health Sciences, Engineering/Technology, Architecture, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Applied Physics, Commerce, Management, Humanities, Gandhian & Cultural Studies, Virology, Data Science, and a few interdisciplinary topics


Duration – Six months probationary period + 3 years


Eligibility - A candidate seeking admission to the PhD. program must have an aggregate of 60% or an equivalent grade in any of the following: 

  • Postgraduate degree or equivalent from universities/institutions recognized by UGC 
  • Postgraduate degree in Medical Sciences, Dental Sciences or Engineering
  • MBBS or BDS or an undergraduate degree which is of at least 5 years' duration 
  • Pharm. D. / Pharm. D. (Post Baccalaureate) 

Admissions –  Admissions will be based on marks obtained in the All India online test for PhD. The toppers will be called for interview/presentation at the respective institutions for final selection.


Fees –  

  • For General category - Rs. 59,000 (At the time of admission: Rs 20,000, After registration: I installment – Rs. 11,000; II installment – Rs. 14,000; III installment – Rs. 14,000)
  • For Foreign/NRI category (in US Dollars) – 5100$ (I installment – 1700$; II installment – 1700$; III installment –1700$)


International students aspiring to pursue a PhD at MAHE may contact


Scholarship - Scholarship amount per candidate:

  • Six months Probationary period: Rs. 18,000 per month
  • First year: Rs. 20,000 per month
  • Second year: Rs. 21,000 per month
  • Third year: Rs. 22,000 per month
  • Professional conference:  Rs.30,000


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