phd sustainable development

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham invites candidates for Full-time admissions to pursue a fully funded PhD in Sustainable Development.

Do you have a passion to work in rural communities and help them attain a sustainable future?

Come and join Amrita’s PhD Program in Sustainable Development that is tailored just for you!

This PhD program in Sustainable Development adopts a unique Experiential Learning Curriculum that will enable you to:

  • Explore and feel the pulse of rural communities in India that are very diverse in terms of their culture, language, literacy, natural resources and socioeconomic development
  • Identify pressing problems of rural communities
  • Develop sustainable solutions through community engagement and ensure their empowerment
  • Avail opportunities for a double PhD
  • Engage with Industry
  • Work in funded projects by UN, Govt of India, European Commission, World Bank etc.
  • Join world class research centers and work with distinguished international Professors


Who Can Apply?


Amrita welcomes all international or native candidates to apply for this fully funded multidisciplinary and theory-into-practice PhD program from a wide range of academic disciplines, including:

  • Engineering (Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering)
  • Health Sciences (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Nanosciences, Dentistry)
  • Biotechnology
  • Geography
  • Pure Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
  • Business & Management
  • Social Sciences


Scholarships Available for all Applicants


Amrita offers a wide range of scholarships that are open under:

  • Chancellor’s International Student scholarship: 100 Fully funded (merit based)
  • Partially Funded Scholarships:
    • Dean’s scholarships
    • Department scholarships
    • Short-term scholarships
    • Industry sponsored scholarships
    • Research and Teaching assistantships


Admission Criteria


  • Applicants must have completed a Master's degree or must be in their final semester of Master’s program.
  • Applicants must have a CGPA above 8.0 at the preceding degree.
  • Good communication skills
  • Capacity to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Experience related to social work (if any, not mandatory)
  • Willingness to work in rural communities

The applicants need to submit the following documents:

  • Statement of Purpose outlining their area of interest
  • Electronic copy of their academic transcripts
  • CV that includes any publications and
  • Contact details of 2 referees

Application Deadline: August 30th, 2019


How to Apply


The Dean,
Amrita Centre for International Programs,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Amritapuri, Clappana (P. O.)
Kollam - 690 525
Kerala, India


Need more information? Please contact:

Ms. Swathi Karikala/ Ms. Archana Venkatesh,
Amrita Center for International Programs,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Amritapuri, Clappana (P. O.)
Kollam - 690 525. Kerala, India
Office Hours: Monday - Saturday (9:00 am to 6:00 pm)

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