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Manipal Academy of Higher Education PhD Admission 2021, Dates, Application Form

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Manipal Academy announces Online All India PhD Entrance Test (MET) 2020 for Admission to PhD Program for February 2021 Session

MAHE PhD Admission 2021 – Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) invites application for All India PhD Manipal Entrance Test (MET) 2020 for Admission to PhD Program offered in various disciplines for the academic session commencing in February 2021.

Interested candidates can check details on MAHE PhD Admission 2021 such as phd disciplines offered, application process, eligibility criteria, fees, etc from the page below.

About of the MAHE

  • Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Manipal is synonymous with excellence in Higher Education. Established in 1993, MAHE has been offering Doctoral (PhD) programs in various disciplines through its constituent institutions and departments, since 1995.
  • Eligible and selected candidates will get  Dr TMA Pai PhD scholarship benefits. Under Dr TMA Pai Scholarship Scheme, a total of 200 fellowships would be awarded twice a year for eligible candidates and would be called the Dr TMA Pai fellows.

PhD Programs Disciplines

MAHE Manipal offers PhD programs in various disciplines through its constituent institutions & departments under


Faculty of Health Sciences


Faculty of Science, Technology & Management


Faculty of Humanities, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

PhD Program Offered

MAHE offers Doctoral (PhD) studies in a wide range of areas covering

Allied Health

Architecture & Design

Atomic & Molecular Physics

Basic & Advanced Sciences





European Studies

Geopolitics & International Relations

Hotel Mgt. & Culinary Arts


Information Sciences

Life Sciences

Management, Medical



Public Health

Regenerative Medicine


Virus Research

MAHE PhD Admission 2021 Important Dates



Online application opens

Oct 23, 2020

Online application Closes

Nov 30, 2020

Online Test

12 to Dec 13

Test Shortlist

Dec 17, 2020

Interview process

Jan 01 – 09, 2021

Selected Shortlist

Jan 15, 2021

Course Commencement

Feb 1, 2021

Eligibility Criteria for MAHE PhD Admission 2021

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 atleast 5 year duration or MD / MS / MDS / PG Diploma from an institution recognized by MCI / DCI


PharmD or PharmD Post Baccalaureate from an institution / university recognized by Pharmacy Council of India (PCI)


Master’s Degree 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 or recognition / equivalency by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) / Commonwealth Universities / International Association of Universities (IAU) / Accredited Universities as equivalent to the corresponding Indian degrees for the purpose of higher studies

If you are seeking admission to the Deakin-MAHE Cotutelle Program, you need to have a minimum of 70%

MAHE PhD Admission 2021 Application Process

Category 1

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 at the time of admission are exempted from the All India PhD Manipal Entrance Test (MET)

Category 2

Dr. TMA Pai Scholarships – Candidates interested in applying for the Dr. TMA Pai Scholarship MUST appear for the admission process through All India PhD Manipal Entrance Test (MET)

Candidates should download the application form www.manipal.edu

Selection Procedure

  • Candidates shortlisted from the PhD Manipal Entrance Test (MET) for the personal interview can expect a department level screening, based on the proposed topics as per stream / Institute / Department chosen.

Duration of PhD

  • The minimum duration is three (03) years from the date of registration
  • Date of thesis protocol confirmation at the University is considered as the date of registration.
  • The maximum duration shall NOT exceed six (06) years

All India PhD Manipal Entrance Test (MET)

  • The mode of online test conduction will be through Remote Proctored Computer based Online Test. The entire test will be live proctored by our faculty team.
  • The test can be taken with ease, in the safety & comfort of one’s home, adhering to the fair practices of the proctored test guidelines

Test Preparation


System Specifications


Mock Test


Actual Test

Dr. TMA Pai Scholarship

MAHE Manipal provides Dr. TMA Pai Scholarships to the eligible & selected candidates for three (03) years only

The scholarship will be paid through the respective institutions

Probationary period
(NOT more than 6 months)

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Rs. 18,000 / month

Rs. 20,000 / month

Rs. 21,000 / month

Rs. 22,000 / month

Fees Details

For General

Rs. 59,000 (At the time of admission: Rs 20,000, After registration: I installment – Rs. 11,000; II installment – Rs. 14,000; III installment – Rs. 14,000)

For Foreign/NRI (in US Dollars)

5100$ (I installment – 1700$; II installment – 1700$; III installment –1700$)

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

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