Self-Sponsored Candidates


Admission procedure for self-sponsored candidates :

  1. Candidates meeting the eligibility as per MAHE guidelines can apply for PhD program under this category.
  2. These candidates are required to appear for All India online PhD Manipal Entrance Test (MET) conducted by MAHE and shortlisted candidates will be subjected to an institute / department level interview.
  3. Admission order will be issued by the Admissions Office of MAHE.
  4. Candidates are admitted in July and January sessions.
  5. The Doctoral Advisory Committee (DAC) for the candidate will be constituted at the Institution/teaching department of MAHE after the admission. 
  6. The candidate is required to submit PhD protocol to CDS for university presentation within 6 months of admission.
  7. The minimum duration of PhD course for such candidates is 3 years 6 months from the date of admission.  Admission gets cancelled if the candidate leaves the Institution/joins new job before the completion of minimum duration. 
  8. Extension beyond the minimum period will be based on the recommendation of the DAC and this requires approval from CDS.
  9. The maximum duration of PhD program is 6 years. The admission stands cancelled after the completion of maximum duration.
  10. Candidate is eligible for 12 days of casual leave and 15 days of special casual leave (SCL), per calendar year
  11. If the candidate avails leave over and above the eligibility with DAC approval, the duration of PhD will be extended by leave period availed.
  12. SCL can be availed only for academic enhancement programmes such as conference, workshop, seminars, symposiums with prior approval from MAHE
  13. Financial assistance to a maximum of Rs. 30,000 during the Ph D program will be provided for presenting paper/poster at national/international conference(s) or/and attending workshop/s with due recommendations from the guide and HOI. This amount can be utilised within 4 years of admission or before the submission of thesis whichever is earlier.  As a part of mandatory requirements of Ph.D. course candidate shall present paper/poster pertaining to her/his Ph.D. research work in two conferences. This facility can be availed with prior approval from MAHE, Manipal
  14. During the PhD course, the candidate is not allowed to join another new project as Research Assistant (RA) / Junior Research Fellow (JRF) / Senior Research Fellow (SRF) etc which is not related to his / her PhD research area.
  15. The candidates who are selected as RA / JRF / SRF in a project related to PhD research area are required to apply to CDS for approval, through Guide, Co-Guide (if applicable), HOD and HOI with relevant documents.
  16. The candidates who get National fellowship while pursuing PhD are required to apply to CDS for approval, through Guide, Co-Guide (if applicable), HOD and HOI with relevant documents.