Doctoral programs in Medical Science at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham are designed to impart contemporary medical and scientific insights on research students to lead and survive in an increasingly challenging global environment.

Incorporating state-of-the-art educational facilities that meet international standards, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham facilitates collaboration and cross-disciplinary research in various Medical Sciences by combining the latest technology with core human values.

Amrita offers Ph. D.’s in various interdisciplinary areas of study leading to a DM/ Ph. D. in Medicine, Pharmacy, Nanosciences, and Ayurveda.

CONTACT

phd@amrita.edu

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Entrance Exam: May 9, 2020

Research Highlights

100 +
Patents Filed
60 +
Centers of
Excellence
12000 +
Publications
 
180 +
Collaborations
 
$100M +
Funding
 
200 +
Funded
Scholarships
800 +
PhD
Faculty

How to Apply


Doctoral Programs in Medical Sciences at Kochi Campus

The Medical Sciences campus at Kochi comprises of the School of Medicine, the School of Dentistry, the College of Nursing, the School of Pharmacy and the Amrita Center for Nanosciences co-located with Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. Committed to providing value-based medical education, these educational institutions strive to instill the qualities of dedication and service in the youth. Candidates seeking admission in Medicine, Pharmacy and Nanosciences can enroll their names in the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham campus at Kochi, if they meet the conditions laid down by Amrita.

Doctoral Program in Medical Sciences at Amritapuri Campus

Candidates seeking admission for PhD Program in Ayurveda can enroll their names at Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amritapuri. Presently, the PhD Program in Ayurveda is open to faculty members of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. In the near future, applications will be invited for candidates who are not affiliated to Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Eligibility for Admission

Full Time PhD

Applicants holding a Master’s degree are eligible to apply for admission. Examples of Master’s degree include: MD, MS, DNB, MDS, MPharm, PharmD, MBBS + 2 yr. diploma, BAMS + 2 yr. diploma, M. Sc. and MPhil

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

Exceptional students who satisfy the eligibility requirements of Amrita and that of Amrita’s International Partner University (IPU), as stated in the Dual Ph. D. MoU signed between Amrita and the IPU, are eligible for admission to the Dual PhD program.



 


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.

100 +
Patents Filed
60 +
Centers of Excellence
12000 +
Publications
180 +
Collaborations
$100m +
Funding
200 +
Funded Scholarships
800 +
PhD Faculty
Wireless Sensor Network System for Early Detection of Landslides

World's First

Wireless Sensor Network System for Early Detection of Landslides

Upper Arm Double Hand Transplant

Asia's First

Upper Arm Double
Hand Transplant
 

UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality & Women's Empowerment

India's First

UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality & Women's Empowerment

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.


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

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

Thrust Areas of Research in Medical Sciences at Amrita Campuses

Medical Sciences: Ayurvedic Medicine

    Medical Sciences : Cardiac Anesthesia, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Medical Oncology, Nephrology, Neurology, Paediatric Cardiology, Pulmonary Medicine, Rheumatology, Nanomedicine, Molecular Medicine and Renewable Energy Related Areas, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences

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