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Updated on 10 Mar, 2011

Doctor of Philosophy in Life Sciences (PhD in Life Sciences)

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 14,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


An MPhil or an MSc degree in  Life Science or related area from a university or a recognised institution of higher learning. The admission is based on an entrance test and an interview. The following categories of students are exempted  from the entrance test .   

  • Those who have cleared NET (conducted by UGC/ CSIR) or GATE any other test conducted at National level.
  • Those who have completed MPhil.
  • Those who have five (5) years of relevant teaching/ research experience.

Students have to complete the course work worth 32 credits before registering for the Ph.D. programme. Those with an M Phil degree are exempted from the course work. Students with an MPhil  degree are required to present a PhD proposal which will be approved by the Doctoral Committee. They will be registered for the PhD Programme only if the proposal is approved by the Doctoral Committee.

Note: Course fee of Rs 7,000 is per year.

Doctor of Philosophy in Life Sciences