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Ph. D in Nursing is a research-focused doctoral degree that focuses on high quality, scientific research that advances the quality of health care and the nursing profession as well. The degree can be obtained as a full time or part time programme.

The function of nurse scholars is to: assume leadership roles in complex healthcare and education systems, develop a theoretical and empirical base for effective nursing practice in both current and emerging health care systems, conduct nursing research and participate in developing healthcare policies.

In Amrita, the focus is on compassion driven research as envisioned by AMMA, Shri. Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, the Chancellor, AMRITA Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Deemed to be University). The highly experienced Medical and Nursing faculty, the high-tech environment of the multi-disciplinary hospital with almost all new medical departments, the department of Health Sciences Research headed by Dr.D.M,Vasudevan are the unique features of Amrita that facilitate the Ph. D programme in Nursing. Interdisciplinary and multi-centric studies are always encouraged. Dissemination of the results of research is given its due importance to keep the public or the beneficiaries well informed and utilize the findings.




  • MSc Nursing Degree from a recognised college/university with minimum of 60% marks.
  • Registration from any State Nursing Council.
  • Equivalency certificate from INC in the case of candidates qualified from abroad.


Admission is based on all India entrance examination conducted by AMRITA Vishwa Vidyapeetham and subsequent interview.

Important Note

2024 Phase 1 Admissions Open

Application Fee – Rs.1000/- 


Entrance Exam Details

Syllabus for Entrance Examination 

Nursing Research, Statistics and Nursing theories – as per UG Syllabus

Scheme of Examination

Exam will be of objective type. Each Multiple Choice Question will consist of a stem and four options, labelled A, B, C and D.

Only one option is correct and for each correct answer three mark will be awarded and one mark is deducted for every wrong answer.

Total No. of Questions – 100

Fee Structure

Fee structure – Rs. 30,000/- per year*

*For AIMS staff, concession is provided.


Duration of Ph. D Programme (rules similar to that of Ph. D Programme under AMRITA Vishwa Vidyapeetham)

  • Full time – 3 to 5 years
  • Part time – 5 to 8 years

Facilities at a glance

  • Central Library
  • Hostel Accommodation
  • Sports Facilities
  • Banking Facilities
  • Transport
  • Medical Services
  • Canteen
  • General Store
  • ICTS
  • Reprographic Facility
Amrita School of Nursing

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Why Amrita

The top reasons to choose Amrita for your career


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India University Rankings 2023


Overall Rankings 2023
7th Best
University in India
Amrita Ranked No.1 in India Top 100 in The World
‘A++’ Grade

For programme related enquiries

Amrita College of Nursing,
AMRITA Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
0484 285 8206, 0484 285 8200,

For admission related enquiries

Manager – Admission Office,
AIMS, Kochi
0484-2858153 / 2856147 / 2858166 / 2858167/ 2858383 / 2858349

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