PhD Program

PhD Program

PhD Program


Results of Online PhD entrance test -2019


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)



Full time candidates :

Category 2 - Dr TMA Pai Scholarship Scheme   


Applications open for July 2019 admission


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 150 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.


Dr TMA Pai PhD scholarship program



CLICK HERE to apply online.

Last date for receipt of applications is 15th March 2019.

The programme will commence from 1st July 2019.


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, Allied Health Sciences, Public Health, Science, Engineering/Technology, Management and Social Sciences.


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$)

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

 Application - Candidates should fill the online application form, complete it in all respects  


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