PhD Program

PhD Program

PhD Program



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)



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Full time candidates : 

Category 1 - With valid National Fellowship


Application are always open.


Click on the link below to know about admissions to the PhD Program :-


We invite post-graduates with UGC/CSIR-NET-JRF/ICMR-JRF/DBT-JRF (BET)/JEST/Inspire Fellowship/ having qualified other UGC recognised national or state level eligibility tests with a valid fellowship to apply to the PhD program in areas of medicine, pharmacy, life sciences, allied health sciences, regenerative medicine, dentistry, public health, engineering and management at Manipal Academy of Higher Education.


These candidates are exempted from the qualifying written test conducted by Manipal Academy of Higher Education and their selection would be by a panel of experts through interview.


Support from MAHE :

The following support will be extended to such candidates once they registered for the PhD program at Manipal Academy of Higher Education:

1. The student will be paid a stipend of Rs.14,000/- per month till he/she gets the NET/GATE fellowship.

2. Contingency grants of Rs. 1,50,000 per year for three years will be given for research work of the student to cover equipment, consumables and publication costs. This amount cannot be used for manpower and travel.

3. Financial assistance to a maximum of Rs. 25000/- for each student during the entire fellowship period, for presenting paper at the national / international conference(s).

4. Candidates who have been selected under the above scheme are exempted from payment of course fee.



Thrust areas of research available at various institutions of Manipal Academy of Higher Education for candidates already having a fellowship  :


Health Sciences :-

KMC Manipal : Anesthesiology, Clinical Medicine, Metabolomics,.....and more

KMC Mangalore : Forensic Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Toxicology,.....and more

MCODS Mangalore : Behavioral research, Restorative materials,.....and more

MCON Manipal : Bipolar Disorder, Newborn care, Quality of life,.....and more

MCOPS Manipal : Drug Discovery, Nanoemulsion, Proteomics,.....and more

SOAHS Manipal : Dysphagia, Orthography, Psychophysics,.....and more

SOLS Manipal : Chelation therapy, In vitro biology, Radiation Biology,.....and more

MMMC Manipal : Enteric pathogens, Hemostasis, Proteomics,.....and more

SORM Bangalore : Cardiac regeneration, Epigenetics, Secretome therapy,.....and more

Department of Statistics : Bayesian Methods, Multivariate Methods,.....and more

Department of Public Health : Adolescent Health, Geriatric Health,.....and more

CIMR, Manipal : Drug research in AYUSH, Lifestyle Disorders,....and more


Technical :-

MIT Manipal : Process Optimization, Turbomachinery,....and more

ICAS Manipal : Environmental Engineering, Water Supply Engineering,.....and more

SOIS Manipal : Content Based image retrieval, Fractals, Image Processing,......and more

SOM Manipal : Higher Education Administration, Digital Marketing,.......and more

SOC Manipal : Corporate Communication, Media Education,.....and more

MCNS Manipal : Active galaxies, Nuclear physics, Super Heavy Elements,.......and more

DES :  Multiculturalism, Multilingualism, Internationalization of Higher Education.

DOC : Capital Markets, Banking, Insurance,......and more

MCPH : Indian literature, Ethics, Aesthetics,.......and more

FOA : Environment Behavior, Built Environment Research, Sustainable Design & Development.