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"AMRITA" is established under section 3 of UGC ACT 1956

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CONTACT: phd@amrita.edu

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 Amritapuri, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Kochi and Mysuru.

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).

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IMPORTANT DATES

  • Date of Entrance Examination
    May 9, 2020

Doctoral Research Faculties at Amrita

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CONTACT: 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Date of Entrance Examination
    May 9, 2020

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 with 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

Exceptional students pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at Amrita will be allowed to apply for the Integrated PhD program subject to the requirement that he or she completes all the requirements of the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree prior to ‘advancement to candidacy’.


 

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.

 


 

Tuition Fee Details (in Rupees)
Head Term Amritapuri Bengaluru Coimbatore ASAS Kochi Mysuru
Tuition Fee Per Annum 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000
Hostel & Mess Fee Details (in Rupees)
Head Term Amritapuri Bengaluru Coimbatore ASAS Kochi Mysuru
Caution Deposit (Refundable) One Time 5,000 5,000 5,000 2,000 3,000
Hostel and Mess Fees Per Annum 72,400 90,000 72,000 90,000 53,800
Transcript/ Registration Fees One Time NA NA 1000 1000 NA
Total 77,400 95,000 78,000 93,000 56,800

Funded Scholarships

  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham PhD Scholarship – From Rs. 10,000 to 80,000 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
 

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 and Interdisciplinary Studies

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PhD in Management at Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore

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PhD in Management at Amrita School of Business, Amritapuri

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PhD in Management at Amrita School of Business, Kochi

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PhD in Management at Amrita School of Business, Bengaluru

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PhD at Mysuru campus

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PhD in Medical and Health Sciences in Kochi

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PhD in Biotechnology

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PhD in Ayurveda at Amritapuri campus

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Thrust areas of research in various campuses are as follows:

  • Engineering: Computer Science and Engineering, Cyber Security Systems and Networks, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Earth Sciences, Sustainable Development, Wireless Networks & Applications
  • Business & Management: Marketing, Finance, Operations, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, General Management
  • Medical Sciences: Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Pure Sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
  • Applied Sciences: Biotechnology, Computational Neuroscience.
  • Humanities and Social Sciences: Amrita Dharshan- Philosophy/Spirituality and Interdisciplinary Studies, English Language and Literature, Social Work
  • Arts, Media and Commerce: Commerce and Management
  • Inter-disciplinary Studies: Inter-disciplinary Studies, Sustainable Development
  • Engineering: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.
  • Business & Management: Marketing, Finance, Operations, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, General Management, Public Health and Healthcare Management, Economics, Sociology Management
  • Engineering: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Cyber Security, Computational Engineering & Networking (CEN)
  • Business & Management: Marketing, Finance, Operations, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, Management Strategy, Information Technology, Economics.
  • Pure Sciences : Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
  • Humanities and Social Sciences: English Language and Literature, Social Work, Amrita Dharshan: Philosophy/Spirituality and Interdisciplinary studies
  • Inter-disciplinary Studies : Inter-disciplinary Studies
  • Arts, Media and Commerce: Communication
  • 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
  • Pure Sciences: Mathematics
  • Applied Sciences: Computer Science and IT
  • Business & Management: Marketing, Analytics, Public Health, Finance, Operations, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, Management Strategy, Information Technology, Economics
  • Arts, Media and Commerce: Commerce and Management, Visual Media and Communication
  • Humanities and Social Sciences: English Language and Literature, Cultural Education and India Studies

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
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UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality & Women's Empowerment

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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.

Excellence in Rankings

No 1 Private University THE Ranking 2020

No 1 Private University THE Ranking 2020

QS World Ranking 2020

QS World Ranking 2020

QS ASIA Ranking 2018

QS ASIA Ranking 2018

No 1 International Outlook THE Ranking 2020

No 1 Private University THE Ranking 2020
8th Best University in NIRF

8th Best University in NIRF Ranking

IoE Status

Excellence in Rankings

No 1 Private University THE Ranking 2020

No 1 Private University THE Ranking 2020

QS World Ranking 2020

QS World Ranking 2020

QS ASIA Ranking 2018

QS ASIA Ranking 2018

No 1 International Outlook THE Ranking 2020

No 1 Private University THE Ranking 2020
8th Best University in NIRF

8th Best University in NIRF Ranking

IoE Status