Candidates interested in Engineering, Business, Humanities & Social Sciences, Pure Sciences, Computer Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies shall apply online.


Doctoral programs in Interdisciplinary Studies at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is intended to provide students a robust interdisciplinary foundation to carry out exploratory and original researches in diverse cultural and intellectual field’s like Education, Yoga, Music, and other highly individualized and tailored to their own research interests areas to prepare students for careers as university lecturers and researchers.

Our research guides helps the candidates to explore, experiment and develop ideas for research thesis in a supportive, critically reflective, wide-ranging situational contexts, with a goal to develop competency in quality-led rigorous research, by integrating diverse practices and performance metrics, with the view of making original contributions to the society. Candidates seeking admission can enroll in the Amrita campuses at Coimbatore, Amritapuri, and Bangaluru, if they meet the conditions laid down by Amrita.



  • Date of Entrance Examination
    May 9, 2020

Research Highlights

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Patents Filed
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Centers of
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$100M +
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How to Apply

Ph. D. in Interdisciplinary Studies

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Ph. D. in Sustainable Development

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Eligibility for Admission

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, MA, M. Com., MFA, MJMC, MSW, MBA, MD, MS, DNB, MDS, MPharm, PharmD, MBBS/ BAMS plus 2 yr. PG Diploma, MS by Research, MPhil and MEd.

All applicants are expected to have strong academic records.

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).



Funded Scholarships

At Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham over 200+ Scholarships are open under

  • Chancellor’s Scholarship
  • Dean’s Fellowship
  • International Scholarships
  • Industry Sponsored Scholarships
  • Research and Teaching Assistant Scholarships


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

Thrust Areas of Research at Various Amrita Campuses

Inter-disciplinary Studies: Inter-disciplinary Studies, Sustainable Development

Inter-disciplinary Studies: Inter-disciplinary Studies

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