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Doctoral programs at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham are designed to develop outstanding educational researchers with a wide range of research skills as well as in-depth knowledge and practical understanding and expertise in their chosen field of educational research. Candidates seeking admission can enroll in the Amrita campuses at Amaravati, Amritapuri, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Kochi, Mysuru and Chennai.

Eligible candidates shall be provided a variety of research and teaching assistant scholarships.Amrita has a pool of outstanding faculty with Doctorate from globally known Institutions and Universities who continuously engage in research with partners across the world.

Candidates with UGC-NET (including JRF), UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF), SLET, GATE, teacher fellowship holder or have passed M.Phil Program (with the required criteria) are exempted from Entrance Test but are required to pass Ph. D. course work and other conditions laid down by Amrita for the award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Important Note

Last Date for Ph. D. Admissions – September 30, 2022

Programs Offered

Amaravati

Admission Open from September 1, 2022

Engineering

Sciences

Bengaluru

Business & Management

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
  • Economics
  • General Management
  • Public Health and Healthcare Management
  • Sociology of Management
Kochi

Business & Management

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
  • Management Strategy
  • Information Technology
  • Economics
  • Public Health (Only full-time)

Humanities and Social Sciences

AIMS Medical Campus, Kochi

Mysuru

Arts, Media and Commerce

Specializations Offered (Management and Commerce)

Sciences

Research Areas Offered under Chemistry

  • Organic/ Inorganic Chemistry,
  • Theoretical & Computational Chemistry

Research Areas Offered under Computer Science

  • Image Analysis and Pattern Recognition
  • Cloud Computing and IoT
  • Data Analytics
  • Wireless Networks
  • Computer Networks

Research Areas Offered under Mathematics (Sciences)

  • Graph Theory
Chennai

Sciences

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Interdisciplinary Studies

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • English Language and Literature
  • Philosophy (Philosophy/Spirituality and Interdisciplinary studies)

Research Topics
 

Faculty members at Amrita welcome passionate scholars to study for a PhD in one of their areas of research interest. Visit the research topics page to know more details


How to Apply

Candidates interested to study various research areas at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham can apply through the details given below:

 

Engineering, Business, Humanities & Social Sciences, Pure Sciences, Computer Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies and Biotechnology
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Ph. D. in Engineering at Amrita School of Engineering

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Ph. D. in Cognitive Sciences & Technology at Amrita School of Engineering , Amritapuri

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PhD in Management at Amrita School of Business

(Amritapuri, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Kochi)

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PhD at Mysuru campus

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PhD in Arts, Media and Commerce

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PhD in Sciences

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PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences

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Ph. D. in Interdisciplinary Studies

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PhD in Medical and Health Sciences in Kochi  

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PhD in Ayurveda at Amritapuri campus pgadmissions@ay.amrita.edu

Eligibility & Process

Admissions Criteria
  • NET qualification; If no NET then the following are used:
  • PG degree percentage greater than 65%;
  • For PhD in Engineering, a candidate seeking admission after a 4 year/ 8 semester Bachelor’s degree with Research should have a minimum CGPA of 7.5/10.
  • Research publication or conference presentation;
  • Interview score greater than 70%
  • Entrance exam/Online interview
Eligibility

Full Time PhD

  • Applicants holding a Master’s degree are eligible to apply for admission. Examples of Master’s degree include: ME, M. Tech., M. Sc., MCA, M. Com., MFA, MJMC, MSW, MBA, MS by Research and MPhil.
  • All applicants are expected to have strong academic records.
  • For PhD in Engineering, a candidate seeking admission after a 4 year/ 8 semester Bachelor’s degree with Research should have a minimum CGPA of 7.5/10.

Part Time PhD

  • Applicants who have a full-time appointment at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham or at another academic/ R&D organization are eligible to apply for part-time admission.
  • Other eligibility requirements of such applicants are same as full time applicants.
  • Part Time students are permitted to proceed at a slower pace in completing their doctoral requirements.

Integrated PhD

  • In order to encourage exceptional students in Bachelor’s and Master’s programs at Amrita, students are allowed to pursue Ph.D, and can be considered for Integrated Ph.D. admission.
  • Completion of undergraduate degree is mandatory for such applicants.

Dual Degree PhD

  • Applications for dual degree admissions are solicited as and when opportunities for such admissions become available at the International Partner University (IPU).
Categories

Full Time

  • Candidates with Fellowships from national institutions like UGC NET and CSIR.
  • Candidates working in Research Centre / Funded Project.
  • Candidates with International Scholarships.
  • Candidates with Fellowships/ Scholarships from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
  • Self Funded Research Scholars.

Part Time

  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Research and Teaching Assistants.
  • Sponsored candidates from Governmental, Semi Governmental and recognized Private Institutions.
Funded Scholarships
  • At Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham over 500+ Scholarships are open under
    • Chancellor’s Scholarship
    • Dean’s Fellowship
    • International Scholarships
    • Industry Sponsored Scholarships
    • Research and Teaching Assistant Scholarships
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham PhD Scholarship – From Rs. 10,000 to 30,000 per month stipend alone. Additional support for research infrastructure, facilities and publications.
  • Visvesvaraya Scholarship – Upto Rs. 43000 per month stipend alone. Additional support for research infrastructure, facilities and publications.
  • International Internships – Additional stipends during International internships at Partner universities in Europe, Australia, Asia and US

Program Fee

Placements
Placements

Dual Degree Programs

The Amrita Advantage

Holistic Education

At Amrita students work closely with the faculty who become their mentors, advisors and friends. Our faculty aims to provide holistic education to students, strives to structure their skills, helping them to reflect on real-world issues by thinking critically, allowing them to channelize their skills to be used in real life scenarios, by giving them optimal industrial and academic exposure. To achieve this, faculty combines modern state-of-the-art equipments and teaching techniques with time tested ancient techniques like Yoga and Meditation for keeping the body, mind and spirit in harmony and in sync, carving the students into self sustainable individuals, rich in mental strength and human values. Candidates interested in learning yoga, music and musical instruments like Tabala, Harmonium, etc are provided with opportunities to learn, and master them in Amrita Campuses. Those interested in social and philanthropic services will relish their life here, where they encounter innumerous opportunities to quench their thirst for selfless service.

The SWACCH Campus

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, has been awarded the Number One Rank in the ‘Technical Institutions’ category in the Swachhta Rankings 2017 & 2018 released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. This ranking is based on a sustainability audit focusing on campus greenery, cleanliness and maintenance, toilet adequacy in campus, tree planting and community outreach in promoting Swachh culture.

Research

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has always given paramount importance to research. Amrita is a partner in various international bilateral governmental research programs and initiatives, such as Indo-US Initiative (Cyber Security, Cyber Crimes,) Cyber Forensics), Indo-European Union (Erasmus Mundus, India4EU programs), Indo-Japan Initiative in Wireless Networks & Applications. It has links with 20 US universities for research into areas such as robotics and cyber security, and further associations with European and Japanese institutions. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham also has research partnerships with many premier government research bodies like ISRO, DRDO, BARC etc. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham also operates 60 + state-of-the-art research centers in many emerging and frontier areas in Biotechnology, Cyber-Security, Engineering, Green-Technologies, Humanitarian-Robotics-HCI, Learning-Technologies, Management, Medical-Sciences, Nanoscience, Social-Sciences-Women-Empowerment and Wireless.

International Collaborations

Over the years, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has developed working relationship with many of the best universities in the world. Amrita collaborates with many renowned foreign universities in many diverse fields of knowledge like engineering, security, communication, medicine and social sciences. In addition to the advantages of shared research efforts, such collaborations helps the universities to benefit from each other’s expertise in field of research, and helps to gains access to new technologies and partners. These collaborations are effective in deepening the knowledge and skills of both students and faculty. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has working collaborations with many leading international Universities like University of Buffalo, New York, University of New Mexico, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Vrije University, Amsterdam, University of L’Aquila (Italy), University of Louisiana, Lafayette (USA), University of Oakland, Michigan, TELECOM School of Management (France), National llan University, Taiwan, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, BarcelonaTech (UPC), Uppsala University, Sweden, University of Twente, Netherlands, University of Trento, Italy, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy, to name a few. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham also holds the No.1 rank in India for its International Faculty ratio as per ‘Times Higher Education World University Ranking.

Industry Tie-ups

Amrita Tie-ups with 400+ Industries to set up innovation labs, thingQbators etc., to boost innovation, and to help students in gaining skills that equip them as the future leaders.

Dual Degree Programs

Dual Degree Programs at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is an academically attractive alternative to traditional methods of study, where the students from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham can undertake their graduate coursework towards two separate degrees, simultaneously, usually completing the course in just two years, giving them an opportunity to earn their second degree from an internationally recognized institution in the U.S. or Europe.

Student Exchange Programs

Amrita students are strongly encouraged to supplement their current academic experience by participating in a student exchange program with one of our partner universities. Through our semester exchange program (one or two semesters), Amrita aims to provide students with a meaningful overseas educational experience.

Placements

Placements at Amrita have always been excellent. Students who are eligible and opted for placements have more than one job offer, on an average. Placements are facilitated by enhancing industry-academia association through frequent visits, interactions with the top management and facilitation of Faculty Development Programs, Student Visits, Industrial Training, and Project Guidance under Corporate Action Plan.

Entrepreneurship Development

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham provides world class entrepreneurship opportunities to its students through Amrita Technology Business Incubator (Amrita TBI) and Amrita Centre for Entrepreneurship. In 2017, Amrita TBI won the National Award for the Best Technology Business Incubator in India from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Upcoming Events

Webinar on  Challenges of AI for Portable Real-time Signal Processing Applications and VLSI Implementation
Webinar on Challenges of AI for Portable Real-time Signal Processing Applications and VLSI Implementation



Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is organizing a Webinar on Challenges of AI for Portable Real-time Signal Processing Applications and VLSI Implementation on October 12, 2022, from 04.00 pm to 05.00 pm.

Webinar on Computational Fluid Dynamics
Webinar on Computational Fluid Dynamics



Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is organizing a Webinar on Computational Fluid Dynamics on October 8, 2022, from 04.00 pm to 05.00 pm.

Webinar on Materials for Organic Solar Cells and Battery Applications
Webinar on Materials for Organic Solar Cells and Battery Applications



Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is organizing a Webinar on Materials for Organic Solar Cells and Battery Applications on August 31, 2022, from 03.00 pm to 04.00 pm.

Webinar on Intelligent Power and Energy Systems
Webinar on Intelligent Power and Energy Systems




Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is organizing a Webinar on Intelligent Power and Energy Systems on August 29, 2022, from 04.00 pm to 05.00 pm.

Webinar on Microgrid Network- Transition towards Smartgrid
Webinar on Microgrid Network- Transition towards Smartgrid




Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is organizing a Webinar on Microgrid Network- Transition towards Smartgrid on August 26, 2022, from 02.00 pm to 03.00 pm.

Webinar on Water and Thermal Management in a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell- A CFD Approach
Webinar on Water and Thermal Management in a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell- A CFD Approach

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is organizing a Webinar on Water and Thermal Management in a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell- A CFD Approach on August 25, 2022, from 03.00 pm to 04.00 pm.

Webinar on Inference of Gene Regulatory Network: An Application of AI
Webinar on Inference of Gene Regulatory Network: An Application of AI



Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is organizing a Webinar on Inference of Gene Regulatory Network: An Application of AI on August 20, 2022, from 11.00 am to 12.00 am.

Q & A

What are the most important things a Ph.D. student should spend time on?

What is your plan after Ph.D.?

  1. To become a faculty
    • You have to spend time in networking with academicians, teaching students, attending conferences.
    • Develop your teaching skills through your experience and inspire the students with your passion.
  2. To work in a Industry
    • You have to spend time collaborating with Industries, visiting various industries, and participating in industrial conferences related to your area.
    • You can find real time problems in industries and work on it to give a solution which will be a real value addition to your Ph.D. and career.
  3. Want to start a company
    • You have to spend time finding customer pain points, participating in start up events, patenting an innovation and making a business plan
    • Network with people having entrepreneurial interest. Entrepreneurship is not a one man show. Find a Co-Founder through networking who is highly motivated and committed in your ideas.

Doing high impact research

  • Doing high impact research is a perquisite of you Ph.D.
  • Spend more time in labs, experiments and testing your research to gain a deep knowledge in your research area.
  • Add insights that you gained through your studies distinguishes your research work and makes it unique.

Communicating your work

  • Communicating your research contribution to the research community is important.
  • Communication of your research work can be done by writing blogs, doing vlogs. Do these communications regularly as this will help you to stand out and learn a lot.
  • Publish research papers in articles and journals consistently.
Why is it important to publish your first paper as a Ph.D. student?
  1. It is your first mile stone.
    • As you begin your Ph.D. journey, you are finding your own way out to give new research insights in your area and there is no clear route map. Your first paper is your first milestone towards in your route towards your Ph.D. destination. So, it is important for you to reach your first milestone.
  2. It gives you a direction
    • As you pursue your Ph.D., your opportunities, and possibilities to learn in endless. However, publishing your first paper helps you to align you towards your research area keeps you focused by avoiding what is unnecessary. So, it is high time that your efforts go into one direction of your research area.
  3. You build your credibility with your publication.
    • As your make your first publication, you show how serious you are in your research. You become visible to the research community and you build an image for yourself with your research. So, go out and build an image for yourself.
  4. You will feel great pleasure, satisfied, and feel motivated after publishing your first paper.
    • Motivation is the key to anything and it is vital to stay motivated in your entire journey of your Ph.D. graduation. Your first publication will give you a great confidence and motivation than anything or anyone can give you during your Ph.D. journey. So, it is important to keep working to publish your first paper as a graduate.
  5. It motivates you to do more research.
    • As one starts his research, your opportunities to contribute to the research world is endless. As you make your first contribution, it motivates you to contribute more research work.
Why and how does a Ph.D. student stay motivated in research?

Motivation is the key driver for you to complete you Ph.D. Many a times researchers lose their motivation due to various reason as the results are not tangible or visible to you despite doing a ton of hard work for a significant duration of time. Also, it is difficult for your family and friends to motivate you as they may not be able to understand what you are experiencing. So, it is your responsibility to keep your energy, momentum, and motivation throughout your Ph.D. journey. This motivation can be sustained and your confidence in research can be increased during your research by developing certain habits and doing a few activities.

  1. Maintain a research journal
    • Record your daily activities in a journal
    • Review it every week
    • A research journal gives you a view of your direction.
    • When you lose your motivation, it will show you how far you have travelled and keeps you motivated.
    • When you feel lost, it helps you to redirect and get on track.
    • Most importantly when you are making your thesis, you can make 200–300-page manuscript with it.
  2. Find time for your hobby.
    • Investing a few hours weekly in your hobby refreshes your mind. It helps you to keep focused. Your hobby can be anything like art, sport, adventure, travel, or volunteering.
  3. Spend time with your family & friends
    • You must spend time with your family, kids, parents, and friends. Pursuing your Ph.D., you cannot afford to miss your relationships with them. Spending quality time with family and friends keeps you motivated
  4. Make research publication.
    • As a research, publications are important not only for getting your degree awarded but also to keep your motivation in your Ph.D. journey.
    • Keep publishing your research work continuously and the learn from the critics and reviews that can mould you as a prominent researcher.
Why should one pursue a Ph.D.?
  1. You have an irrational LOVE for research.

You are investing a significant duration of your lifetime to earn  A Ph.D. degree. It is a choice that you make even when you have other family responsibility, have good earnings. So, A choice to pursue a Ph.D. is an outcome of your intense love towards research. You cannot quantify or express this love for research through words making your love for research irrational.

  1. Challenging the status quo.

As an individual when you always think of solutions how good things can be and how better the world can be and how prosperous the society can be through your innovative ideas. When you are not satisfied with the current status quo of the knowledge that you possess now. Successful Ph.D. graduates have worked on projects that are challenging the status quo or the present.

  1. You know why you want a Ph.D.

Once you decided to pursue your Ph.D., you must have a clarity on why you do a Ph.D. Only if you know exactly what you want to accomplish at the end of the Ph.D.

  1. You have a desire to invent.

A Ph.D. is one of the best ways to have the intellectual freedom to invent things you are passionate. You can invent something so critical that the marketplace licenses it from you and your impact translates from lab to the ‘real world.

  1. You enjoy the learning-teaching process.

As a graduate student you will be responsible to teach students and handle classes. Even if you don’t want to be a professor after the Ph.D., enjoy the process as teaching is a great way to learn.

 

How can I find my Ph.D. dissertation topic ?
  1. Have an area of interest that you feel is worth doing a Ph.D.
    • Before you find your dissertation topic, do exhaustive research on the various research area of your fields.
    • Try to figure out the future of your research area by accessing how it can impact the society by adding value.
  2. Discuss with people carrying out research in the same or similar research area.
    • Take time to discuss with researchers from similar area and get inputs.
    • Do not hesitate to reach out to them. Reach out to the researchers who have done high impact research. They will always guide you. You can reach them virtually, through mail or any means. Reach out to researchers across the world.
  3. Carry out an intense literature survey to chisel out the topic to find your Ph.D. problem.
    • Spend time reading research papers that has meaningful contribution and insights.
    • Incorporate the learnings from your literature survey to come out with a quality dissertation.
Should I work before doing a Ph.D.?

People who pursue a Ph.D. after working in industry knew exactly what they wanted the Ph.D. for. They are always more motivated than the average Ph.D. student in the class. If you are currently working in industry, and get clarity and want to pursue a Ph.D., you are making the right decision

What are the benefits of collaboration in research?

“Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

The benefits of collaboration in research are

  1. Increased creativity & out-of-the-box thinking.
    • When you collaborate and brainstorm, you can come out with a number of ideas and solution which are novel and creative.
    • You do not get stuck at a point and your ability to think out of the box and come with root cause of the problem is high.
    • You can accomplish your work in a much short duration than doing it individually.
  2. Increased learning possibilities.
    • Collaboration gives you the opportunity to work with people from other disciplines who are skilled and knowledgeable in another domain. You can get insights of their knowledge and experience.
    • Not only your learnings in not restricted to knowledge but also you can learn to work a team, improve your interpersonal skills, and learn various approaches to solve a problem
  3. Everyone who helps materially gets their name on the paper.
    • Collaborations not only gives you learning but it gives you an acknowledgment of your work by the way that you get your name in the research paper published as an outcome of your team work.
  4. People who contribute equally ‘share’ author position, including first author.
    • When you contribution to the research work is significant, you can share the author position. It gives you a greater weightage to your profile and career in a long run.
  5. You can complete your research in quicker duration.
    • When you collaborate carefully and work together as a team leveraging the strengths of everyone, you can complete the research in a quicker duration.
What qualities characterize a great Ph.D. student?

A great Ph.D. student has the character to be comfortable with long periods of intangible progress without losing motivation and, more importantly recognizes stagnation or failure of an approach early.

The qualities of a great Ph.D. student are

  • Resilience
    • You might go wrong in the direction of your research. You must have the strength and passion to realign your research to the desired direction without losing you motivation. Also, you can have your personal problems during your research which you have to be resilient and continue your progress in your research.
  • Persistence
    • At time there can be prolonged time of same situation without any progress in your research because of things beyond your control. There shall be no tangible research or progress in your experiment and you must continue doing your work with patience even is such difficulty.
  • Punctuality
    • All great researchers have developed the quality of being on time. You must put in anything that it takes to build this character in you. You earn a profound respect by developing this one character.
  • Detailed
    • As a researcher it is your ability to see things in detailed than anyone can do. So, develop a thorough knowledge in the field you are pursuing the research.
  • Meticulous
    • It is not that you only have detailed knowledge but also you seek attention to minute details and learn it deeply and make contribution with your deeper study in your field.
  • Aware
    • As a researcher you must be aware of various progress in your research field. You must be a continuous learner and being aware of the advancements in your field can make you more futuristic.
  • Courteous
    • By being courteous as a researcher, you inspire other people to learn. Also, it makes you easy for collaborating with other researchers and work which gives you a great research experience.
What would you advice to someone who is about to start a Ph.D. program?

A PH.D. is a marathon not a sprint – Do not think how quickly you can finish a Ph.D. Find your pace that works for you. Be disciplined in terms of how you write, do your classes & assignments, develop your research plan, etc.

Take care in choosing your program – When exploring the right doctoral program, make sure to carefully explore the curriculum, faculty, potential for receiving scholarships, do you have teaching opportunities, and related things.

Use your Coursework to Explore Possible Thesis Ideas- If one is doing a Ph.D. program that includes extensive coursework, try whenever possible to start exploring thesis ideas.

Attend conference and Publish Papers – Do at least one major conference a year. It develops you contacts, get feedback, and learn what is happening in your field.

Apply for Funding – Most good programs will provide funding (3–5 years) for eligible doctoral students. You can take the opportunity to its fullest.

Look at the Job Market frequently – A Ph.D. helps you to get an exciting career. Ensure to look at the marketplace of career opportunities in your field and other career paths such as the private sector, policy, government, foundations, social enterprise, etc.

The best dissertation is a done dissertation – Too many people try to do a magnum opus and solve huge questions in their dissertation. However, be precise and narrow it down to give solutions to your research problem

What are the most important outcomes one gets out of a Ph.D.?
  • A good overview of your field
    • You become an expert in your field and you will be able to communicate easily with other experts in your field. Then you can work with experts in other fields doing inter-disciplinary works that can contribute to the society
  • A specialization and degree of expertise in a domain within your field
    • As an expert in the field, you are exposed to the latest advancements and technologies in your field. This will help you to pursue a career that is more promising and exciting that others do not get.
  • Appropriate research and analytical skills in your field.
    • Your way of thinking and analysis a problem in your field is improved. You can become a think-thank in your field making significant contribution.
  • A systematic way to approach a problem.
    • As a Ph.D. graduate you become more proactive and your ability to approach and solve a problem becomes more systematic and structured.
  • An ability to communicate with other thinkers in your discipline.
    • You will be able to communicate with any resource person across the world in your discipline with ease and confidence.
  • Improved writing and speaking skills.
    • Writing your Ph.D. manuscript improvise your language skills and you become flawless in writing skills. Also, since you deliver or present things that you have learned so deeply, you will be able to speak more confidently.
  • Love of knowledge and the pursuit of it.
    • Once you complete your Ph.D., your desire to learn and gain knowledge increases. You will enjoy the pursuit of knowledge.
What characterizes an excellent Ph.D. thesis?

An excellent Ph.D. thesis must have the following characteristics.

  • It must be analytically path-breaking with authentic results.
  • It must have absolute formatting and referencing.
  • It must be comprehensive without any grammatical errors & plagiarism.
  • It must be a done dissertation.
What is coursework in Ph.D.?

Coursework is an essential part of any doctoral program, and it sets the stage for the dissertation phase. It is intended to ensure that students develop breadth and depth in their understanding of their field. As per regulations of UGC each Ph.D. student shall be required to undertake pre-Ph.D. course work for a minimum of one semester (six months). The course work must include a course on research methodology, which may include experimental methods, quantitative and statistical methods, and computer applications

What is an SOP for Ph.D.?

A Statement of Purpose is a life changing document that puts forward your research interest, academic achievements, skills, achievements outside of work, and your potential to achieve higher goals. It is a way to describe you as a scholar.

How can I write an SOP for my Ph.D.?
  • Appropriate words to describe you than impressive words.
  • Write it from your heart.
  • Describe your background, past experience, and some personal achievements, academic strengths and your accomplishments in your master’s field.
  • If you want to refer to something big, like your portfolio, your research, a research paper available online on a website, or an important online course, use references at the bottom of the SOP like a research paper.
  • Keep working on your SOP for some days and refine it until you are fully satisfied and confident.
  • Keep it concise and understandable.
  • Seek help from scholars at university. Take ideas from them.
What life lessons do your Ph.D. experience teaches you?

A Ph.D. is indeed a wonderful experience by itself in academics and research. It also teaches one the following life lessons.

  • An expertise to understand problem and work on the root cause to find a solution.
    • The problem with an average human being is that he is reactive to any situation and make things worse. However, your Ph.D. experience will make you more proactive and make you approach and handle any situation in a structured manner and make right decisions in life.
  • Time and resource management, organization, and prioritization.
    • Your experience will help you to prioritize things based on its importance and relevance and utilize the resources in an optimal way.
    • As a researcher, you develop a habit of writing a research journal and planning your activities. This helps you to keep you in an organised manner and manage your time effectively.
  • It helps you to re-discover yourself.
    • You are a newer version and the best version of yourself. You will no longer be a prisoner of the past and your will be more optimistic in life.
  • Ability to work with a team.
    • Collaborations is the key in your research. Your doctoral experience will develop your skills to work as a team. You will enjoy working in a team and accomplish great task easily.
  • You understand importance of the little things in life.
    • As a research graduate, you will take a holistic view of anything and even a little thing matters to you. You will enjoy every little thing in your life and
  • The importance of learning and the ways to learn.
    • You will understand that learning never stops. You will learn new things daily through in various ways.
  • Self-motivation.
    • You will never lose motivation in your life. Your motivation comes from within. No external factors can influence you. You will stay self-motivated in your activities.
What are the things that should be considered before applying to a Ph.D. program?
  1. Time
    • To earn your Ph.D., you will be investing a fair amount of your life time. You need to consider your personal responsibilities, priorities and ensure that you will be able to schedule and accommodate the time needed for it.
  2. Money
    • While pursuing a full time Ph.D. your opportunity to make an earning is very less. You will be entitled to get scholarship which still may not satisfy the needs of your dependents. So, you need to make a personal financial plan to ensure your dependents do not get affected. Also, make a financial plan if you may need to extend your Ph.D. duration during which you are not entitled to get scholarship.
  3. Motivation
    • Make sure that your if your motivation will carry you through the years, long hours, challenges, and frustration associated with doctoral research.
  4. Expectations
    • What are your expectations for earning a Ph.D.? Are they realistic?
  5. Career
    • Earning a Ph.D., will give you a promising career. You must make sure what career path you wish to choose after Ph.D., be it academics or industrial research or scientist or start a company.
Can I pursue my Ph.D. in Online mode from Indian University?

As per the UGC_Ph.D._Regulations-2022, UGC has barred any Indian Institute from offering a Ph.D. degree online or in distance education mode. Hence no Indian University or Institution can offer a Ph.D. degree in online / distance education mode.

Is Ph.D. mandatory for a career in Academics to become an Assistant Professor?

In 2018, the UGC had stipulated that Ph.D. shall be mandatory for direct recruitment as assistant professors from July 2021. However, UGC in view of the COVID-19 pandemic has decided to extend the date of applicability of Ph.D. as a mandatory qualification for direct recruitment of assistant professors from July 1, 2021, to July 1, 2023. So, if you aspire to start your career as an academician, it is high time that you enrol for your Ph.D.

Can I do two Ph.D. at the same time?

Yes. You can do Dual Degree Ph.D. program and get two Ph.D. degrees awarded. Dual Ph.D. degrees are issued when one doctoral dissertation is used to fulfil the requirements for a doctorate in two different universities in two different countries. The candidate must have a supervisor at each institution. Dual Degree Ph.D. does not mean a degree in two different courses.

Alumni Speaks

Ram Kumar
Senior Graphics Engineer, Qualcomm, Bangalore
Center for Wireless Networks and Applications, Amritapuri

Thesis Title: Enhanced Perspective Switching Frameworks for Gaze Alignment in Interaction Intensive Elearning Environments

The whole experience imbued a sense of academic rigour while working on solutions that have deep, far-reaching societal impact.

Durga Prasad Muvva
Technical Assistant -Working in BITS Goa Campus( CSIF- Center for sophisticated instrument facility)
Chemical Engineering, Coimbatore

Thesis Title: 2-Diamensional layered structures of bismuth oxyiodide &triiodide based photoactive perovskite material

Constant guidance, encouragement and freedom to work liberally.

Sreejith P. M.
Postdoctoral Researcher at Ecole Centrale School of Engineering- Mahindra university
Chemical Engineering, Coimbatore

Thesis Title: Development of Multifunctional Solution processed Quaternary Chalcogenides via cation exchange of Cu2ZnSnS4

Dr.Sudip K batabyal , he not only supervised my thesis work, but also taught me almost everything I had to know about my research work. I am also thankful to the University for the research facilities.

K.Yamini Yasoda
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department, Faculty Of Engineering – Karpagam Academy Of Higher Education, Echanari
Chemical Engineering, Coimbatore

Thesis Title: Metal chalcogenides based polyaniline nanocomposites for super capacitor applications

I am very thankful to my supervisor Dr. Sudip K.Batabyal for their support throughout my career. Thank to amrita university

Rajasree G. Krishanan
Research Associate B at Dartmouth college, USA
Chemistry, Amritapuri

Thesis Title: Development of Electrochemical sensors for clinic, food safety and Environmental Analysis

I would like to appreciate the opportunity provided by Amrita out of my doctoral research at the Institution

Anandkumar Velusamy
Working as an Assistant Professor in EASA College of Engineering, Navakarai, Coimbatore
Department of Mathematics, Coimbatore

Thesis Title: On The Topoligical Indices of some Graph Operations on Graphs.

My feedback about the course , faculties and the Institution and all aspects are excellent.

Jayasree T.G.
Working as Associate Professor in Mathematics, at Aadhi Sankaracharya Institute of Technology, Kaladi, Kerala
Department of Mathematics, Coimbatore

Thesis Title: A Study on Some Domination Parameters in Graphs

Even if I was a part time research scholar, I was so attached to the department and the campus and even now I miss. My open defense was held on 29th April 2021 in online mode due to the pandemic situation COVID-19. Now I take this opportunity to thank each and every one of the department for their support and care they extended towards me during my research days.s the campus very much. I joined the campus in the year 2016 March, with lot of enthusiasm and anxiety.

R. Gopi
Assistant Professor,Presidency University, Bengaluru, India
Mathematics, Coimbatore

Thesis Title: Best Proximity Point Iteration for Various Types of Non Self Mappings

I am happy to sharing my experience what I had during my Ph.D. I came to you when I didn’t know what to do for my research, you provided advice and guidance. Then, you took me under your supervision; you showed me how research is done, and how a researcher should think. You gave me a fixed spot in your busy schedule and walked with me through every detail. For all the above I am grateful and ever indebted to you. I thank the university for facilitating such a positive learning environment.

Rosmin Elsa Mohan
Scientist,Agency for Science Technology and Research, Singapore
Physics, Amritapuri

Thesis Title: Numerical modeling of II-VI planar waveguides for nonlinear applications.

During my Ph.D. at Amrita, I was blessed to have excellent mentors who guided me and nurtured my growth, both as a researcher and an individual. Highly appreciate the support that we scholars received from our supervisors, directors, and department with respect to the various milestones in our Ph.D. journey.

Sindhu S.
Associate Professor, ECE,Jyothi Engineering College, Kerala
Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Coimbatore

Thesis Title: Development of Novel Control Algorithms for Unified Power Quality Conditioner

Excellent University with good facilities and fortunate to get excellent guidance.

M. Suresh Kumar
Associate Professor, Department of ECE, SVCE, Tirupati, AP
Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Coimbatore

Thesis Title: Development of earth abundant quaternary chalcogenide materials for photovoltaic applications

The knowledge you’ve imparted upon me has been a great asset throughout my career.

Fabien Chidanand Robert
Renewable energy consultant, GOPA-intec, Germany
Electronics and Communication Engineering, Amritapuri

Thesis Title: Low cost, reliable rural electrification using microgrid powered by renewable energy

To do a Ph.D focused on uplifting society was an honour. Thank you Amrita for all the support and guidance

Dr. Neethu Parvathy S.
Assistant Professor, School of Media and Journalism, MIT World Peace University, Pune, India
Mass Communication, Coimbatore

Thesis Title: Contemporary Vignettes of Tribal Life: A Study on Gender in Correlation with Interaction Rituals and Media Interactions

Pursuing my Ph.D. in Amrita University gave me a world-class research experience. I was fortunate to attend interactive sessions and classes with accomplished researchers from different parts of the world. In addition, I was fortunate to have national and international co-supervisors and a strong DC committee whose rigorous and dedicated review helped me complete a good quality Ph.D. work in time.

Leena Chandran
Chief Operating Officer, Malabar multispeciality Hospitals, Calicut
Social Work, Coimbatore

Thesis Title: Interpersonal Support and Coping Strategies – Identity consideration for Transgender Persons

The days in Amrita is something which I can always cherish. The dual role as a working woman in corporate world and student was really challenging, but motivating. The campus was the area where we found ( myself and fellow scholars) age is just a number and we become students again and again. It was really a great relief from the tiresome work schedule. The Department of social work and the faculties are really wonderful and they gave us the real student environment (even though we were holding high job positions) by all means. Happy to be an alumni of Amrita.

Jincy V V
District Coordinator, Kaaval Plus Project, Department of Women and Child Development
Social Work , Coimbatore

Thesis Title: Life skills, Social support and Self esteem of Children in Child care Institutions

Excellent learning experience

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For PhD at Amaravati Campus

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For PhD in Health Sciences:

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For PhD in Biotechnology:

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For PhD in Sustainable Development / Interdisciplinary Studies:

Indian Scholars: ispgpoffice@amrita.edu
International Scholars:ispgpoffice@amrita.edu
For Specialized PhD Program (currently offered in Sustainable Development / Interdisciplinary Studies): provostoffice@amrita.edu
For Dual-Degree PhD : international@amrita.edu

For PhD in Philosophy/Spirituality:

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For candidates interested in Management (MBA):

asbphd_admission@cb.amrita.edu (Coimbatore Campus),

domphd_admissions@am.amrita.edu (Amritapuri Campus),

asbphd_admission@blr.amrita.edu (Bengaluru Campus),

domphd_admission@asb.kochi.amrita.edu (Kochi Campus)

For PhD in Cognitive Sciences Technology:

phdadmissions@ammachilabs.org

PhD in Social Work (Amritapuri):

mswamritapuri@am.amrita.edu

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mswadmissions@cb.amrita.edu

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