Admission Open for PhD Programs at MAHE, Manipal: Expanding Horizons in Science, Technology & Management, Health Sciences and Humanities, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Manipal AcademyNational, 12 December 2023: Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal an Institution of Eminence, has invited applications for its prestigious PhD programs for the academic year 2024-2025 in full-time (TMA Pai Scholarship/Self-funded) and part-time (working professionals) categories by 25th December 2023. As part of its commitment to fostering innovation, and interdisciplinary research, the university invites aspiring scholars and researchers to join its diverse and vibrant academic community by enrolling in PhD programs in Science, Technology & Management, Health Sciences, Humanities, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences. The last date to apply for online admission is 25th December 2023, and prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications before the deadline at

At MAHE, Manipal, researchers take on complex challenges of the modern world to drive positive change. As part of the university’s Ph.D. programs, scholars are allowed to pursue advanced research in their respective fields under the guidance of highly experienced and qualified researchers committed to contributing to society by applying multidisciplinary research techniques, and maintaining high ethical standards.

Potential research areas within each discipline are as follows: In Health Sciences, candidates can explore Dentistry, Health Sciences (Medicine), Life Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Regenerative Medicine, Virology, Yoga, and many more. In Science, Technology, and management, the program offers research opportunities in key areas such as Architecture, Basic Science, Commerce and Economics, Earth Science, Engineering, Hotel Administration, and Management among others. In the fields of Humanities, Liberal Arts, and Social Sciences, candidates can delve into European Studies, Geopolitics, Humanities, Media and Communication, Philosophical Arts, and Law.

((Speaking about the programs, Dr. Satish Rao Director (of Research) said “MAHE, Manipal’s programs not only empower students by providing unique opportunities to become experts in their respective fields, but also prepare them to make significant contributions to academia as well as industries at large. Furthermore, through rigorous research and interdisciplinary collaboration, our Ph.D. candidates gain critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills that are critical for addressing complex global challenges. They not only advance knowledge by delving deeply into their chosen fields but they also pave the way for innovation and progress.”

To be eligible for the PhD programs, candidates must possess a relevant master’s degree in the relevant field or an MBBS/BDS/PharmD degree with at least 60% marks, or a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree with at least 75% marks.

In addition, the University will provide 300 Dr. TMA Pai Scholarships to deserving full-time Ph.D. candidates in the academic year 2024-2025 to support their pursuit of knowledge and research. As part of these scholarships, students receive a monthly stipend of Rs. 25,000 during their probationary period of up to six months, followed by Rs. 31,000 in the first and second years, and Rs. 35,000 in the third year, enabling them to focus on their research. Moreover, students receive financial support for attending conferences and workshops.

The selection process for the PhD programs at MAHE is rigorous and competitive. Candidates will be evaluated based on their academic achievements, entrance exam, and performance in a personal interview.

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