Manipal University (MU) M.Phil and Ph.D Admission 2020: Application Form, Entrance Exam, Fees

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Manipal University provides M.Phil, Ph.D. at doctoral level. The university offers D.Pharm as a diploma program. Ph.D program is offered in various specializations of Arts & Law, Design, Design, Science, and Management & Commerce. M.Phil is offered in  Psychiatric Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Nursing, and Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology. 

Applicants with at least 55% marks in the last qualifying exam will be considered for admission to M.Phill. Selection will be on the basis of the Departmental Test followed by Personal Interview. The eligibility of Ph.D program is at least 55% of marks, or equivalent CGPA at postgraduate level and selection will be on the basis of a valid score in JRF/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF) / SLET / GATE. Candidates applying for Manipal University D. Pharma should have at least 55% marks in 10+2 (PCB) and selection will be on merit basis of the last qualifying examination.

Latest Update: Application form for admission to the course is available on the official website of the institute. The last date to apply is March 15, 2020. Apply now 

Candidates seeking admission to these courses can apply on different dates as per University notification. Candidates can apply for these programs through online mode for which they require a scanned copy of photograph and signature. Payment for the application can be made through Net banking/Debit card/Credit card. Selection for these programs is made through an online entrance test conducted by the University. Selection for Ph.D. is made whenever the university has the research grants and needs research scholars. Application for Ph.D. is made throughout the year and is processed quarterly. Manipal University also provides financial aid and scholarship to deserving candidates. Check Manipal University Admission

CourseAdmission Link
M.Phil/Ph.D in Paramedical,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Pharmacy,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Medicine,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Science
Admission Link

Eligibility Criteria

M.PhilPsychiatric Social WorkMSW (Social Work) from a recognized University, with minimum 55 % aggregate marks or equivalent in the qualifying examination.
Clinical PsycologyMA Psychology or MSc Psychology from a recognized University, with minimum 55% aggregate marks or equivalent.
NursingPass in MSc Nursing from Institution / University recognized by Indian Nursing Council (INC) with minimum 65 % aggregate marks or equivalent
Stem Cell & Regenerative BiologyPass in MSc (any branch of Life Sciences / Biotechnology / Regenerative Medicine / Clinical Embryology) / MPharm / MBBS / MVSc / MDS / MD or any other paramedical courses from a recognized Institution / University, with minimum 50 % aggregate marks or equivalent.
Ph.D (3 Years)EconomicsMaster’s degree from any academic institution recognized by UGC (with not less than 55% of marks, or equivalent CGPA) 
Language (English, French)
Physical Education
Journalism & Mass Communication
Fine Arts
Automobile Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer & Communication Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electronics & Communication Engineering
Information Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Mechatronics Engineering
Business Administration

Admission Process

Candidates are required to appear in Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU-OET), for getting admission to the M.Phil, Ph.D. and Pharm. D programs. Candidates are provided with the facility to select their test slot and centre according to their convenience.

University will release a merit list of those candidates who have qualified the entrance test. These students are required to appear in an interview and group discussion.

Financial Aid:

The State Bank of India provides financial support to those students who are meritorious but lags on financial aspects.

Bank provides a loan of INR 7.5 lakhs to deserving candidates without any security. This amount may be extended to INR 30 lakhs if candidates produce something as a security for the money taken as loan.  Bank allows the repayment of loan by the candidate up to 12 years.

Parent’s annual Income scholarship:

Parent’s Annual ScholarshipScholarship Available 
Up to INR 3 lakhs100%
3 lakhs to 5 lakhs90%
5 lakhs to 7.5 lakhs75%
7.5 lakhs to 10 lakhs50%
10 lakhs to 12.5 lakhs25%
Above 12.5 lakhs10%

NOTE: Candidates, who are eligible for 100% scholarship, should have to pay 5% of the annual fee or 5% of family annual income, whichever is less.

Konkani speaking students:

There is also a provision of providing scholarship to those candidates who have linguistic command on Konkani language. They are provided with a waiver of 10% in the course fee.

Application Process

Candidates can apply for the Ph.D, M.Phill and D. Pharma programs by visiting Manipal University website. There are two different sections for application, one is for the Indian admissions and another is for international admissions.

Indian admissions are done for Indian nationals for whom the application fee is INR 600 and entrance test fee is INR 1400. International admissions are done for foreign national for whom the application fee is INR 2500. Application is submitted in 5 simple steps:

  • Basic information:

Submit information including personal details, course details, and location.

  • Program selection:

Select the program and make the online payment for that program.

  • Contact Information:

Submit the required contact details where University can communicate with the candidate.

  • Education Qualification:

Submit educational details in this section.

  • Confirmation:

Download the form and send it along with theDemand draft drawn in favour of Manipal University, payable at Manipal or Udupi to

Director, Admissions Manipal University

Manipal 576 104, Karnataka, India


Payment of application fee can also be done through Credit card/Debit card/Net banking. A copy of the photograph and signature of candidate is to be uploaded while filling the online application form.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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