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Doctoral programs in Engineering at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is committed to educating scholars to lead in their fields of research on the complex engineering and technological issues that are encountered in an increasingly competitive and challenging technological arena. The Amrita Schools of Engineering are accredited with the highest rating of ‘A++’ by NAAC, the National Accreditation and Assessment Council of India.

Outstanding students aspiring for careers in engineering, from across the country and abroad can enroll for PhD in any the four Schools located at Coimbatore, Amritapuri, Bangalore and Chennai.

Important Note

2023 Ph. D. Admissions Open


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, 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

Exceptional students pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at Amrita will be allowed to apply for the Integrated Ph.D. 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 PhD. 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 equipment 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 in numerous 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.


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.

  • World’s First Wireless Sensor Network System for Early Detection of Landslides
  • Asia’s First Upper Arm Double Hand Transplant
  • 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 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.

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

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2022 Admissions Open for PhD Programs
  • Candidates interested in Engineering shall apply online.
  • Candidates interested in pursuing PhD in Sustainable Development shall apply here.

Fee Structure

Fees mentioned beside are current. The University reserves the right to alter fees at any time without notice.

Program Fees
 Amritapuri ₹ 30,000 * ₹ 77,400 (Includes One Time ₹ 5000 CD)
 Bengaluru ₹ 30,000 * ₹ 95,000 (Includes One Time ₹ 5000 CD)
 Chennai ₹ 30,000 * ₹ 78,000 (Includes One Time ₹ 5000 CD)
 Coimbatore ₹ 30,000 * ₹ 78,000 (Includes One Time ₹ 5000 CD)

Program Overview

Research Thematic Areas in Engineering at Amrita
  • Aerospace Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Science
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Big Data and Block Chain Technology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Communication Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Construction and Structural Engineering
  • Cyber Physical Systems and IoT
  • Cyber Security
  • Disaster and Water Management
  • Earth Sciences and Remote Sensing
  • Embedded Systems
  • Hardware Security
  • Materials Science and Metallurgical
  • Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroengineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Power Systems
  • Power electronics and Drives
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Smart Systems
  • Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Transportation Engineering
  • VLSI Design
  • Wireless Sensor networks
    & Many more Interdisciplinary Research Areas
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

Externally funded opportunities for Ph.D. CSE (AI) and Ph.D. CSE candidates available at the Computer Science Department, Amritapuri Campus

  • Ph.D. CSE (AI) – AI, ML, NLP, Video Recognition, Data Science,
  • Ph.D. CSE – Computer Graphics, Visualization, and Mixed Reality

minimum requirements B.Tech or M.Tech CSE, AI, Data Science 20k-40k/month based on qualification and relevant experience


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


Research Areas Amritapuri Bengaluru Coimbatore Chennai
Aerospace Engineering
@ Coimbatore
Chemical Engineering
@ Coimbatore
Civil Engineering
@ Coimbatore
Computational Engineering & Networking (CEN)
@ Coimbatore
Cognitive Sciences & Technology
@ Amritapuri
Computer and Communication Engineering
@ Chennai
Computer Science and Engineering
@ Amritapuri | Bengaluru | Coimbatore | Chennai
Computer Science and Engineering (Artificial Intelligence)
@ Chennai
Computer Science and Engineering (Cyber Security)
@ Chennai
Cyber Security
@ Coimbatore
Cyber Security Systems and Networks
@ Amritapuri
Earth Sciences
@ Amritapuri
Electronics and Communication Engineering
@ Amritapuri | Bengaluru | Coimbatore | Chennai
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
@ Amritapuri | Bengaluru | Coimbatore
Materials Science and Engineering (Multidisciplinary)
@ Coimbatore
Mechanical Engineering
@ Amritapuri | Bengaluru | Coimbatore | Chennai
Neural Engineering
@ Amritapuri
Sustainable Development
@ Amritapuri | Bengaluru | Coimbatore | Chennai
Wireless Networks & Applications
@ Amritapuri

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

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

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