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.