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About the Program

The applicant should possess either (a), (b) or (c):

a. M.E./ M.Tech./ M.S., or equivalent Degree
b. B.E./ B.Tech./ B.S. (4-year Bachelor of Science), or equivalent Degree with a       minimum of one year academic experience
c. 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.


Our doctoral program helps ignite your curiosity and provide you a career enriching experience. Pursue your Ph.D. in cutting-edge and emerging areas of:

  1. Wireless Networks & Applications (IoT, 5G/6G)
  2. Geoinformatics and Earth Sciences
  3. Biomedical and AI for Health
  4. Natural Language Processing and Linguistics

At one of the top research centers in India with leading faculty. Amrita Center for Wireless Networks is a state-of-art research center in the Amritapuri Campus, which has deployed the world’s first rainfall induced landslide detection system in India through innovations in sensor development, IoT and AI. The faculty at our center has developed and demonstrated many India first innovations in diverse areas including: OceanNet (offshore communication), Remote Triggered Lab in WSN, Smart Energy Campus deployments, AR/VR for building reconstruction, body worn vitals monitoring sensors and applications of AI for prediction of events.


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.


Research Areas under the program
  1. IoT, 5G/6G, Communication, Sensors
    • IoT based Smart Infrastructure and Environments
    • Cyber Physical Social Systems
    • IoT systems for precision agriculture
  2. Imaging and Computational Maths
    • Mathematical Image Processing
    • Mathematical Image Processing in Medical Applications
    • Partial Differential Equations and Inverse Problems in Imaging
    • Mathematical Optimization
  3. Biomedical and AI for Health
    • Health Informatics and AI in Critical Care Settings
    • Video analysis for disease detection
    • Sensors and wearables for health monitoring
    • Segmentation of tissues images
  4. Geoinformatics and Earth Sciences
    • Flood modeling
  5. Augmented and Virtual Reality
    • Applications of AR in various fields such as heritage preservation, disaster management, healthcare
  6. NLP and Linguistics
    • Design, development and implementation of algorithms to segment compound words into their constituent parts, summarization of documents and classification of verses
  • Total Funding – 13 Cr. (130,853,338)
  • 25* Patents filed/granted
  • 33 PhD Scholars
  • 6 PhD graduates
  • Total No: of publications: 418
  • Total number of journals: 45
  • 100 Ph.D. scholar publications
  • 16 Int’l joint papers
PhD Student Achievements
  • Maxim IoT Challenge 1st Prize for developing PoC IoT enabled remote patient monitoring system

  • DST Women Scientist Grant Award for early breast cancer detection using infrared thermal imaging and deep learning
Advantage PhD @ AmritaWNA

Work along with researchers, having world class research support and facilities

Develop and deploy the systems you build in 100+ villages and impact the lives of thousands

Opportunities for Dual PhD, International Internship and Cotutelle (with joint International advisors)

Full time students receive fellowships starting from Rs. 18,000 per month, in addition to support for publication in conferences and journals

PhD scholars also receive seed grants for their research

Worldwide research recognition for AmritaWNA
  • 500+ Publications
  • 20+ Patents
  • 6+ Products
  • 10,000 People Impacted
  • Top 2% Scientists in the World (Stanford Study)

World Center of Excellence in Landslide Risk Reduction
World’s first rainfall induced landslide early warning system

NABARD Award for Rural Innovations

Important Note

Phase 2 (2024 January Intake) – Ph.D. Admissions Open

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*)


Dr. Dhanya M.
Dr. Dhanya M.
Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr.)

Dr. Alka Singh
Dr. Alka Singh
Assistant Professor

Dr. Nirmala Vasudevan
Dr. Nirmala Vasudevan
Associate Professor

Dr. Aryadevi R. D.
Dr. Aryadevi R. D.
Assistant Professor (Sl. Gd.)

Late Dr. Rekha P. (Memorial Page)
Late Dr. Rekha P. (Memorial Page)
Assistant Professor (Sl. Gd.)

Dr. Nagesh Subbanna
Dr. Nagesh Subbanna
Assistant Professor

Dr. Martin J. Montag
Dr. Martin J. Montag
Assistant Professor

Dr. Uma Gopalakrishnan
Dr. Uma Gopalakrishnan
Assistant Professor (Sl. Gd.)

Dr. Rahul Krishnan Pathinarupothi
Dr. Rahul Krishnan Pathinarupothi
Assistant Professor (Sl. Gd.)

Dr. Sabari Ramesh
Dr. Sabari Ramesh
Assistant Professor

Dr. Anand Prem P. K.
Dr. Anand Prem P. K.
Assistant Professor

Dr. Hemalatha T.
Dr. Hemalatha T.
Assistant Professor

Dr. Sangeeth Kumar
Dr. Sangeeth Kumar
Assistant Professor

International Research Collaborations, Cotutelle, Student Exchanges, Internships

Facilities & Infrastructure

  • India’s 1st Landslide Laboratory
  • India’s 1st Remote Triggered Lab in WSN
  • NKN Immersive AR/VR Lab
  • Smart Energy Lab
  • Amrita-Keysight Adv. Wireless Comm. Lab
  • Embedded Systems Lab
  • Amrita-AT Wireless Healthcare Lab
  • Geotechnical Lab
Amrita First in India & Top 100 in THE Impact Rankings 2021

Students can learn in an environment where they are comfortable and looked after. Here are the facilities that our campus provides…

Why Amrita

The top reasons to choose Amrita for your career


World University Rankings 2019


BRICS Rankings 2020


World University Rankings 2019


BRICS University Rankings 2020


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

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