Ph.D Admission Fully Funded Ph.D Program Fellowship Last date to apply 31st July 2020

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Amrita Vishwa Vidypeetham, Amritapuri Campus, Kerala (South India). It is a fully-funded program.

Applicants will have to submit a research proposal and attend an interview.
 
I am attaching the link for the funded Ph.D. program. The deadline is July 31st, 2020. Interested students can apply.
 

Funding Information

Amrita is currently offering 100 fully funded fellowships for international and Indian students who wish to join for a full-time PhD program under the various thematic areas of Sustainable Development. The fellowships will be awarded purely based on academic excellence. It is mandatory for the enrolled PhD students to spend quality time in the villages selected for their study program, ensuring timely and effective outcomes.

Funding for international candidates:

ALL international students who successfully enroll in the PhD program at Amrita will acquire the E4LIFE International Fellowship.

Each fully funded fellowship will include:

Features of the FellowshipCost/yearAmount for 4 years
Tuition fee (100% waived)USD 1,500USD 6,000
A monthly stipend (USD 350 per month)USD 4,200/yearUSD 16,800
International Research Travel Scholarship (one time travel)*USD 2,800*
University seed grant for implementation of sustainable solution in a village

Upto USD 14,600 (Minimum funding starts at USD 2800)

Village visits (Accomodation, Food and Travel)USD 800
Total amount funded/Fellowship (for 4 years)USD 41,000/-

*The selection of international partners, the period and duration of travel will be subject to approval by the Amrita Centre for International Programs (ACIP) office and your PhD guide.

Terms and Conditions:

All costs towards the implementation of the proposed solution in rural communities will be borne by the University, considering the following:

  • The Fellowship is valid for a minimum of 3 years and can go upto a maximum of 4 years based purely on academic evaluation. Credibility of the candidates and competency of the projects will be given top priority.
  • Fund per fellowship: A minimum of USD 19,000 (INR 13,50,000 Lakhs) upto a maximum of USD 35,000 (INR 25,00,000) based on the scope and credibility of the proposed research and implementation of sustainable solutions.
  • It is mandatory that each PhD candidate‚Äôs research work (awarded with fully funded fellowship) results in the implementation of a sustainable technological solution, addressing a problem statement in one of the 100+ adopted villages of Amrita.

Funding for Indian candidates:

All Indian students who successfully enroll in the PhD program at Amrita will acquire the E4LIFE Fellowship.

Each fully funded fellowship will include:

FeaturesCost/yearMinimum FundingMaximum Funding
Full tuition fee waiver100% waiver on tuition fees
A monthly stipendINR 1,80,000/year(INR 15,000 per month)INR 5,40,000 for 3 yearsINR 7,20,000 for 4 years
Teaching Assistantship*INR 1,20,000(INR 10,000 per month)INR 3,60,000 for 3 yearsINR 4,80,000 for 4 years
International Research Travel Scholarship**INR 200,000
Sustainable solution implementation cost in a villageINR 200,000 to INR 10,50,000
Village visits (Accomodation, Food and Travel)INR 50,000
Total amount funded/Fellowship (for 4 years)INR 25,00,000/-

*Subject to availability

**The selection of international partners, the period and duration of travel will be subject to approval by the Amrita Centre for International Programs (ACIP) office and your PhD guide

Funded opportunities for Joint or Dual PhD in collaboration with highly reputed international universities are available for ALL candidates.

Terms and Conditions:

All costs towards the implementation of the proposed solution in rural communities will be borne by the University, considering the following:

  • The Fellowship is valid for a minimum of 3 years and can go upto a maximum of 4 years based purely on academic evaluation. Credibility of the candidates and competency of the projects will be given top priority.
  • Fund per fellowship: A minimum of INR 10,00,000 upto a maximum of INR 25,00,000 based on the scope and credibility of the proposed project.
  • It is mandatory that each PhD candidate‚Äôs research work (awarded with fully funded fellowship) results in the implementation of a sustainable technological solution, addressing a problem statement in one of the 100+ adopted villages of Amrita.

Other funding available:

Amrita also offers a wide range of partially funded scholarships for ALL students who could not qualify for our E4LIFE international fellowships. They are open under:

  • Dean‚Äôs scholarships
  • Department scholarships
  • Short-term scholarships
  • Industry sponsored scholarships
  • Research and Teaching assistantships

Application Deadline: July 31, 2020

Who Can Apply?

International and Indian students can apply for the program with fellowship through the online Registration form. Applicants from a wide range of academic disciplines can apply, including:

  • Engineering (Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Wireless Sensor Networks & Applications)
  • Health Sciences (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy & Toxicology Dentistry)
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Geography
  • Geo Sciences
  • Pure Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
  • Environmental Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Business & Management
  • Social Sciences
  • Others

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Completed a Master’s degree or must be in their final semester of Master‚Äôs program
  • CGPA above 8.0 at the preceding degree (mandatory for fellowship)
  • Age limit: Below the age of 50 years (Exceptions could be made upon discretion by the Admissions committee)
  • International students are exempted from taking an entrance exam at Amrita
  • Indian students are required to take an entrance exam. Please look for the entrance exam date on the Amrita website –¬†Doctoral Programs

Applicants must have:

  • Good communication skills
  • Capacity to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Experience related to social work is helpful but not mandatory
  • Willingness to work in rural communities of India
  • We welcome applications from prospective full-time students ONLY. This PhD program will take 4 years to complete when enrolled as a full-time student.

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