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Manipal Academy of Higher Education Manipal (MAHE MANIPAL) - PhD Admission

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Manipal, Karnataka

Deemed to be University


Manipal, Karnataka

Mahe Panipal PhD Admission 2020:Courses, Application Form(Ongoing)

Updated On - April 03 2020 by Swati Chandra

Mahe Manipal or Manipal Academy of Higher Education formerly known as the Manipal University was established in the year 1953 as a private deemed to be a university located in the university town of Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka, India. It has its sister campuses in Sikkim and Jaipur. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Manipal University offers PhD courses in various fields like medicine, pharmacy, life sciences, allied health sciences, regenerative medicine, dentistry, public health, engineering and management, etc, The university offers PhD admission based on the entrance test which is to be conducted online on in April 2020 for July session. Those who will fulfil the eligibility criteria will only be allowed to appear in the exam. Candidates with UGC - CSIR - NET-JRF/ ICMR -JRF / DBT-JRF/JEST / Inspire Fellowship or having qualified other UGC recognized national or state level eligibility test with a valid fellowship are exempted from the qualifying written test conducted by MAHE. 

Latest Update

Mahe PhD application last date for online entrance test (July) 2020 is 14 April 2020. 

MAHE Manipal PhD Admission 2020 Highlights

Applicants seeking to take admission in MAHE PhD programs can check the basic information below:

University NameMahe Manipal or Manipal Academy of Higher Education
AffiliationsACU, UGC, PCI, NAAC, AIU
Admission CriteriaOnline Entrance Test and Interview
Application FormOnline and Offline 
Check the details of Undergraduate & Postgraduate courses offered by MAHE Manipal University here> MAHE UG & PG Courses

MAHE Manipal PhD Admission 2020 Schedule

Candidates can check the dates for MAHE Manipal for July session below in the given table:

MAHE Manipal PhD Admission 2020 July Dates
Online application start date10 February 2020
Last date to submit the form 14 April 2020
Online entrance test dateTo be announced
Interview/Selection at Manipal institutionsTo be announced
Commencement of CourseJuly 2020
Before applying for MAHE PhD candidates must check the eligibility for the same. Click here to apply for  Manipal Academy of Higher Education PhD courses 2020

MAHE Manipal PhD Admission 2020 Courses & Eligibility

List of courses offered at PhD level by MAHE is given below:

  • Law
  • Fine Arts
  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Architecture
  • Language (English, French)
  • Physical Education 
  • Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Computer & Communication Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Biosciences
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Business Administration
  • Management
  • Commerce

MAHE Manipal Full-Time PhD Admission 2020 

There are three categories under full-time admission through which MAHE offers admission to the candidates. All categories are discussed below:

  • Admission through Valid National Fellowship

The university invites PG holders with UGC-NET / CSIR-NET-JRF/ ICMR-JRF/ DBT-JRF (BET)/ JEST/ Inspire Fellowship or any other state or national level test in regenerative medicine, dentistry, public health, medicine, pharmacy, life sciences, allied health sciences, engineering and management.

  • Thrust areas of research available at various institutions of Manipal Academy of Higher Education for candidates already having a fellowship are Health Sciences and Technical.
  • Few of them under both are mentioned below:
Health Sciences Research AreasTechnical Research Areas
AnesthesiologyProcess Optimization
Clinical Medicine Environmental Engineering
MetabolomicsContent-Based image retrieval
Bipolar DisorderCorporate Communication
DysphagiaActive galaxies, Nuclear physics
OrthographyMulticulturalism, Multilingualism
Chelation therapyCapital Markets, Banking, Insurance
Enteric pathogensIndian literature, Ethics, Aesthetics
Cardiac regeneration Environment Behavior, Built Environment Research, Sustainable Design & Development.
Bayesian MethodsTheory of Gravitation
Drug research in AYUSHHigh energy astrophysics
Candidates can check the details  here for UGC NET 2020, CSIR UGC NET 2020, ICMR JRF 2020, JEST 2020
  • Through Dr TMA Pai PhD scholarship program

Those who qualify the online entrance test of MAHE are eligible to apply for grant in aid instituted by MAHE under the Dr TMA Pai Scholarship Scheme. A total of 200 fellowships would be awarded twice a year and would be called the Dr TMA Pai fellows.  There would be two made in a year one in February and the second in August. Final selection will be done through written test and interview.

  • Admission for those Working in Research Centre/ Funded Project

Applicants who will be admitted under this head will be affiliated and collaborating with MAHE.

Eligibility Criteria for MAHE Manipal PhD Admission 2020

A candidate seeking admission to the PhD. the program must have an aggregate of 60% or an equivalent grade in any of the following: 

  • Postgraduate degree or equivalent from UG recognised universities/institutions.
  • Masters in Medical Sciences, Dental Sciences or Engineering
  • MBBS or BDS or an undergraduate degree which of minimum 5 years.
  • Pharm. D. / Pharm. D. (Post Baccalaureate) 

MAHE Manipal PhD Admission 2020 Exemption

Candidates with UGC - CSIR - NET-JRF/ ICMR -JRF / DBT-JRF/JEST / INSPIRE Fellowship or having qualified other UGC recognized national or state level eligibility test with a valid fellowship are exempted from PhD online entrance test organised in various cities.

MAHE Manipal Part-Time PhD Admission 2020 

Those who are not able to join full-time research programs can go for part-time but will have to qualify below-mentioned criteria along with the above mentioned educational qualification.

  • Candidates who are the faculty/employees of MAHE are eligible to induct into the PhD programme, upon recommendation from the Institutional Head, Research Supervisor and Doctoral Advisory Committee.
  • This provision is for those candidates who shall take an undertaking that their routine responsibilities would be duly attended and under no circumstances compromised.

MAHE Manipal PhD Online Entrance Test(July) Admission 2020

Candidates can check fees vital points about the online entrance exam below:

PhD Online Entrance Exam Pattern for July 2020
Exam ModeOnline
Medium of examEnglish
Test CentersManipal, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata
Duration of exam120 Minutes
Type of questionsMultiple Choice Questions(MCQ)
Number of Questions100 questions
Marking SchemeEach correct answer will be awarded 04 marks and a wrong answer has 01 negative marks 
Total Marks400 marks
Number of Papers 

2 papers:

General Paper(50 Questions)

Subject-specific paper (50 Questions) 

Weightage for admission in PhD

Entrance test - 70% & Interview/presentation will
account to the remaining 30%

  • Paper 1 (General Paper) Topics
Topics NameNumber of Questions 
Research Aptitude15
Logic and Reasoning10
Basic Math and Statistics15
English Language10
  • Paper 2 Topics

Candidate can apply in any one of the disciplines mentioned below:

    • Biological sciences/Health sciences/Life sciences
    • Science/Technology/ management (RA)
    • Humanities and Social Sciences (RA)

MAHE PhD Entrance Exam Syllabus

Check the outline for the entrance exam and prepare accordingly:

  • Life Sciences/Health & Biological Sciences/Stem cell and Regenerative medicine
  • Pharmacy Syllabus
  • Virology Syllabus
  • Nursing Syllabus
  • Allied Health
  • Health Information Management 
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Commerce
Download the detailed MAHE PhD Entrance Exam syllabus Pdf from here.

MAHE Manipal PhD Admission 2020 Application Process

Candidates can follow the below steps to apply for the PhD program at Manipal University:

For Online form filling
  • Visit the official website of Manipal University.
  • Click on the link given " Apply " at the top of the page.
  • Then fill the details for registration. Details to be filled are valid email address and contact number, password, program, stream.
  • After registration login with the registered id or mobile number and password.
  • Then fill the remaining details asked like educational details, guardian's details, national level entrance exam qualifying details, employment details, etc.
  •  Must upload the scanned copy of passport size photo and signature in the JPEG Format Only.
  • All candidates must submit the fee as without it form will not be accepted.
  • Once the form has been filled must get the printout of it and keep it safe till the admission process is over.
For Offline form submission
  • On the official website, the candidates will have to go to the PhD section. In Handbook and Downloads application form is given. 
  • Click on the link and form will be open to download.
  • Fill the form with all relevant data, affix the photo and send it to the research coordinator of the MAHE Manipal along with the following enclosures:
    • Attested copy of Master's degree certificate and Scorecard/Marks card
    • Copy of the Grant sanctioned / JRF selection letter / competitive exam scorecard
    • Affidavit for change of name(if any)
    • Research protocol
    • Soft copy of the protocol
  • MAHE Manipal address is mentioned hearby where the form has to be submitted:
Director, Centre for Doctoral Studies
Ground Floor, Advanced Research Centre
Manipal Academy of Higher Education 
Manipal-576104 | Karnataka | India
Note - NRI Candidates have to mention their Passport and VISA details.
MAHE Manipal PhD Admission Fees 
General Category
Application feeRs 600/-
Entrance Test feeRs 1400/-
Foreign / NRI / NRI Sponsored category
Application FeeRs 2500/-
Aspirants can also check MAHE MET 2020 

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