Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Manipal announces All India PhD Entrance Test (MET) for Admission to PhD Program 2023-24

MAHE PhD Admission 2023 – Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) invites application for All India PhD Manipal Entrance Test (MET) 2023 for admission to PhD Program offered in various disciplines for the academic session 2023-24. MAHE Manipal encourages research in interdisciplinary areas and the academic program leading to the PhD degree. The main objective of a PhD program is to  enable the researcher to develop the competency of conducting research individually or in a group. MAHE Manipal offers PhD programs in various disciplines through its constituent institutions & departments, under Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Technology & Management and Faculty of Humanities, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences


PhD Program Offered

  • Health Science (HS) : Allied Health: Medical Radiation Physics, Nuclear Medicine, Optometry, Physiotherapy, Speech And Hearing, Dentistry, Health Sciences (Medicine), Life Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy: Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis And Drug Regulatory Affairs; Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance And Pharmaceutical Management; Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs And Pharmaceutical Management; Pharmacology, Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacognosy And Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Public Health, Public Health: Hospital Administration, Regenerative Medicine
  • Science, Technology & Management (STM): Architecture, Basic Science: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics Commerce And Economics, Earth Science: Geology, Engg: Biomedical, Biotechnology, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electronics, Instrumentation, Mechanical and Manufacturing, Power and Energy Systems, Hotel Administration, Humanities, Management, Natural Sciences: Biological Science
  • Natural Sciences: Physics Humanities
  • Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (HLS): Humanities, Management, Media and Communication


PhD Categories

  • Applicants can aspire for the following, under the various categories
  • Part-Time (without scholarship)
  • Full-Time (with Dr. TMA Pai Scholarships)
  • Full-Time PhD (Self – Financed)
  • Full-Time PhD for Project Fellows
  • Full-Time PhD at Collaborating Research Centres 
  • Part-Time PhD


Important Dates

  • Faculty Expression of Interest (EOI): Oct 25 – Nov 15, 2023
  • Applications Open: Nov 17 – Dec 25, 2023
  • Centre based Online Entrance Test: Jan 07, 2024
  • Test Shortlist in candidate portal: Jan 10, 2024
  • Preference filling by the MET shortlisted candidates: Jan 12 – 15, 2024
  • MET shortlist sharing with the Institute PhD coordinators: Jan 16 – 20, 2024
  • Test Shortlist Interviews: Jan 22 – Feb 05, 2024
  • Declaration of Interview results in candidate portal: 2nd week of February 2024
  • Acceptance of Interview Selection, by Shortlisted Candidates
  • Reporting to MAHE Admissions for Document Submission & Course Commencement: 2nd/3rd week of Feb 2024


Eligibility Criteria

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

Indian Qualifications

  • Medicine & Dental: MBBS / BDS / an undergraduate degree of at least 5 year duration or MD / MS / MDS / PG Diploma from an institution recognized by National Medical Council (NMC) (erstwhile Medical Council of India (MCI)) / Dental Council of India (DCI)
  • Pharmacy: Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D or Pharm D Post Baccalaureate) from an institution / university recognized by Pharmacy Council of India (PCI)
  • Others: Master’s Degree of minimum two years’ duration or equivalent from an institution / university recognized by UGC / respective regulatory body

Foreign Qualifications

  • Candidates with master’s degrees or equivalent from foreign universities will have to produce a certificate of recognition / equivalency by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), as equivalent to the corresponding Indian degrees, for the purpose of higher studies.

Deakin – MAHE Cotutelle Program

  • If you are seeking admission to the Deakin-MAHE Cotutelle Program, you need to have a minimum of 70%. As and when the information is available regarding the program, it will be circulated amongst all PhD students of MAHE Manipal.
  • More Eligibility & Admission Process for above categories Please check PhD Brochure


Application Process

  • Eligible candidates can apply online through the official website &
  • The candidates are desirous to seek admission to be required to apply online. Only those applicants, who apply online before the last date and satisfy the eligibility criteria, will be considered for admission.
  • Read all instructions regarding filling up online forms, and relevant information are available on the University website.
  • The application fee can be paid through Debit/Credit card, internet banking.


MET Exam Pattern

  • Test Duration: 2 hours
  • Test Date: June 07 2024
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) / Descriptive Type
  • Marking Scheme for MCQs: + 4 (Correct answer), – 1 (wrong answer), 0 (unanswered question)
  • Question Paper will have 2 parts

Part A: Research Aptitude

  • Max Marks: 160
  • Total Questions: 40


  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for all 3 streams

Part B: Subject Specific Paper

  • Max Marks: 240
  • Total Questions: 60
  • Applicants MUST choose a stream relevant to the Master’s program and area of interest, during the PhD Online Application Form (OAF) filling process
  • Pattern: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Stream: Health Science (HS) and Science, Technology & Management (STM)
  • Pattern: Descriptive Type
  • Stream: Humanities, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (HLS) only


Test Centres

  • Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Manipal and Mumbai


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website


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