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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).
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
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||
|Ph. D. in Engineering at Amrita School of Engineering|
|Ph. D. in Cognitive Sciences & Technology at Amrita School of Engineering , Amritapuri|
|PhD in Management at Amrita School of Business
(Amritapuri, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Kochi)
|PhD at Mysuru campus|
|PhD in Arts, Media and Commerce|
|PhD in Sciences|
|PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Ph. D. in Interdisciplinary Studies|
|PhD in Medical and Health Sciences in Kochi|
|PhD in Ayurveda at Amritapuri email@example.com|
Full Time PhD
Part Time PhD
Dual Degree PhD
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
What is your plan after Ph.D.?
Doing high impact research
Communicating your work
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
“Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”
The benefits of collaboration in research are
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
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
An excellent Ph.D. thesis must have the following characteristics.
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
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.
A Ph.D. is indeed a wonderful experience by itself in academics and research. It also teaches one the following life lessons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thesis Title: 2-Diamensional layered structures of bismuth oxyiodide &triiodide based photoactive perovskite material
Constant guidance, encouragement and freedom to work liberally.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thesis Title: Development of Novel Control Algorithms for Unified Power Quality Conditioner
Excellent University with good facilities and fortunate to get excellent guidance.
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.
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
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.
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.
Thesis Title: Life skills, Social support and Self esteem of Children in Child care Institutions
Excellent learning experience
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