The applicant should possess either (1), (2) or (3):

  1. M.E./ M.Tech./ M.S., or equivalent Degree
  2. B.E./ B.Tech./ B.S. (4-year Bachelor of Science), or equivalent Degree with a minimum of one year academic experience
  3. M.Sc./ M.C.A., or an equivalent Degree

Applicants should show evidence of strong academic record. Excellent test scores on standardised graduate aptitude tests such as GATE or GRE, and publications in recognised conferences and journals are examples of such evidence.


The call for applications will generally be posted twice a year on the website. However, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham will accept applications throughout the year. Each Applicant should submit, in addition to his or her degree certificates,grade/ mark sheets and other documents mentioned in the application, a Statement of Purpose (describing his or her research interests) together with the completed application, and mention up to three areas of interest in the order of preference for PhD programme.

Entrance Test and Interview

The Chairman, PGP will screen the applications and call the selected applicants for an entrance test followed by an interview. The Selection Committee constituted by the Chairman-PGP will examine the applicants' background and aptitude for research. Based upon the entrance test and interview performance and prior academic record, the Committee shall give its recommendation to the Chairman-PGP who will finalise the admission and notify the selected applicants the date of joining. All prospective thesis advisors may be involved in the selection process and their consent obtained before being appointed as the Thesis Advisor for any applicant.

Whenever required, the Committee may request additional evidence, such as letters of recommendation, copies of claimed publications, etc.

Categories of Admission

There are two possible categories of admission for any applicant:

  • Full-time doctoral students

Such students are entirely focused on carrying out their course work, research, and other requirements of the Ph.D. Program at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Students admitted under this category may be employed as project staff on a research project; however, the research project must have the student's thesis advisor as either a PI or a Co-PI, and the subject areas of the research project and the student's proposed doctoral research should overlap.

  • Part-time doctoral students

Such students are either full-time employees (e.g., faculty or project staff not covered under (a)) of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, or employees of other organisations (such as other colleges, Universities, R&D Centers, etc.). They are permitted to proceed at a slower pace in their Ph.D. Program at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Contact Us

Amrita Center for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Amritapuri Campus
Amritapuri, Clappana P. O.
Kollam - 690525
Kerala, India
00 +91 (0) 476 2801280

**Very Important
Management of AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM reserves the right to change any of the conditions enumerated herein for the purpose of complying with any of the regulations of the University Grants Commission or any other competent authorities.

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