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


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 (Batch I).


MAHE PhD Admission 2023 


PhD Course 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) : March 16 – April 10, 2023
  • PhD 2023 – 24 Batch 1 Applications Open : April 14 – May 31, 2023
  • PhD 2023 – 24 Batch 1 Manipal Entrance Test (MET) Centre based Online Entrance Test : June 25, 2023
  • PhD 2023 – 24 Batch 1 Test Shortlist in candidate portal : Jul 3, 2023
  • PhD 2023 – 24 Batch 1 Preference Filling by the MET shortlisted candidates : July 3 – 6, 2023
  • PhD 2023 – 24 Batch 1 MET shortlist sharing with the Institute PhD coordinators : July 9 – 10, 2023
  • PhD 2023 – 24 Batch 1 Test Shortlist Interviews : July 12 – 25, 2023
  • Declaration of Interview results in candidate portal : Jul 28, 2023
  • Acceptance of Interview Selection, by Shortlisted Candidates Offer Letter to Candidates confirming the offer Upgradation of Waitlist & Offer Letters Reporting to MAHE Admissions for Document Submission & Course Commencement : July 28 – Aug 10, 2023


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 (PharmD or PharmD 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.


PhD MET Exam Pattern

  • Test Duration: 2 hours
  • Test Date : June 25 2023
  • 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
  • Pattern:
    • 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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