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Prepare for a career in Ph. D. in Sciences

Doctoral programs in Sciences at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham are designed to turn the research scholars into a subject matter expert by imparting contemporary scientific insights to lead and survive in an increasingly challenging global environment. Candidates seeking admission can enroll in the Amrita campuses at Amritapuri, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Kochi and Mysore, if they meet the conditions laid down by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Selection Process

Ph. D. in Sciences at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham includes specializations in pure sciences like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Applied Sciences like Computer Sciences, Biotechnology and Computational Neuroscience. Admission to the PhD in Science program is based on entrance test followed by an interview conducted by Amrita. Candidates with UGC-NET (including JRF), UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF), SLET, GATE, teacher fellowship holder or have passed M. Phil. Program (with the required criteria) are exempted from Entrance Test but are required to pass Ph. D. course work and other conditions laid down by Amrita for the award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Admission
 

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.

Eligibility

Eligibility

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.

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.

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

Fee Structure

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

Program Fees
CAMPUS TUITION FEES
PER YEAR
TUITION FEES
TOTAL
HOSTEL & MESS
PER YEAR
 Amritapuri 30,000 * 77,400 (Includes One Time Rs. 5000 CD)
 Bengaluru 30,000 * 95,000 (Includes One Time Rs. 5000 CD)
 Coimbatore 30,000 * 78,000 (Includes One Time Rs. 5000 CD Transcript/ Registration Fees Rs. 1000)
 ASAS Kochi 30,000 * 93,000 (Includes One Time Rs. 2000 CD & Transcript/ Registration Fees Rs. 1000)
 Mysuru 30,000 * 56,800 (Includes One Time Rs. 3000 CD)

Important Note

. 2022 Ph. D. Programs admissions last date extended to June 22nd

Scholarships & Categories

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
Categories

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

How to Apply

 

Interested candidates to study various research areas at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham can apply through the details given below:

PhD in Sciences and Biotechnology

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PhD in Biotechnology

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PhD at Mysuru campus

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PhD in Sciences

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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 equipments 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 innumerous 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.

Research

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

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.

Amrita PhD holders have secured research and various academic positions in leading National and International Universities, as well as in industries.

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.

Future Career

After PhD from Amrita, the graduates can choose to either continue post-doctoral research or take up different academic and research positions, like Scientists or Professors, in reputed National or International Universities. They can also take up jobs in core private industries or government organisations as Technical Experts.

Thrust Areas of Research at Various Amrita Campuses

Amritapuri
  • Pure Sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
  • Applied Sciences: Biotechnology, Computational Neuroscience

Candidates wishing to study Computer Sciences at Amritapuri campus may apply for Computer Science and Engineering by means of online portal.

Bengaluru
  • Pure Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)

Candidates wishing to study Computer Sciences at Bangalore campus may apply for Computer Science and Engineering by means of online portal.

Coimbatore
  • Pure Sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics

Candidates wishing to study Computer Sciences at Coimbatore campus may apply for Computer Science and Engineering by means of online portal.

Kochi
  • Pure Sciences: Mathematics
  • Applied Sciences :Computer Science and IT
Mysuru
  • Applied Sciences :Computer Science
  • Pure Sciences: Chemistry
Chennai

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics

Facilities at a glance

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  • Sports Facilites
  • Banking Facilities
  • Transport
  • Medical Services
  • Canteen
  • General Store
  • CISCO
  • ICTS
Amrita First in India & Top 100 in THE Impact Rankings 2021

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Alumni

John Stanley
Scientific Officer at University of California, Santa Cruz

Keerthy Dhara Rao
Post Doctoral Researcher at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Why Amrita

601-800th

World University Rankings 2020

141

BRICS Rankings 2020

801–1000th

World University Rankings 2020

168th

BRICS University Rankings 2020

5th

India University Rankings 2021

12th

Overall Rankings 2021
ranking
5th Best
University in India
ranking
Amrita Ranked No.1 in India Top 100 in The World
ranking
Topmost
‘A++’ Grade
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