Ph.D at SJRI

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PhD at SJRI through Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)

SJRI is currently recognized as Research Centre for the doctoral programme by the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE).

Enrolled candidates will be guided by supervisors registered as guides under MAHE. While students will have to conform to the rules and regulations of MAHE, SJRI aims to ensure the highest quality and uniformity in academic standards for all admitted students. To fulfill this aim, students pursuing their doctoral programme at SJRI need to follow the Institute’s guidelines.  

The calendar of events for admission into the doctoral program:


Date and Time

Prospectus and online application available on SJRI website

March 15th, 2022

Last date for submitting online application

April 25th, 2022

Notification of short-listed candidates for Interview

May 2nd, 2022


May 9th and 10th, 2022

Announcement of selected candidates on website

May 14th, 2022

Joining the doctoral program and fee payment

June 1st, 2022

To apply, candidates require a certificate of the eligible degree completed.

Vacancies are available for the Doctoral Programme at SJRI for students with UGC-CSIR-NET JRF / ICMR-JRF / DBT-JRF Category 1 Fellowship (with a stipend for a period of 5 years).

Candidates with JRF can apply throughout the year. These admissions are dependent on available positions with faculty with periodic interviews held.

Requirement for doctoral candidates by division:


Proposed number of students (total)

Number restricted to students who have qualified for junior research fellowship with stipend (UGC-CSIR NET/DBT/ICMR) or equivalent

Eligibility (Qualifying degree) restrictions if any due to nature of proposed research

Area of research and details




Master’s/MPhil in Statistics or Biostatistics

Survey data Analysis and Multilevel Modelling

Quantitative Methods for Public Health Nutrition.


Epidemiology and Population Health 1 1 MD (Community Medicine or any other specialization); or MBBS+MPH

Epidemiology, Public Health


Health and Humanities



MD in Community Medicine/General Medicine. Master’s or MPhil in Public Health, Sociology, Psychology, Public Policy, Anthropology, Social Work, Nursing, Bioethics, Law

Public engagement and Biomedical Research, Public Health Ethics, Health and Humanities.





Master’s in life sciences – that includes basic biochemistry and molecular biology training (Microbiology, biotechnology, biochemistry, medical biochemistry, genetics, biology, health sciences)

Biological Sciences in Public Health (Molecular metabolism, Molecular and cell biology, Molecular nutrition, Molecular physiology)



Master’s or MPhil in foods and nutrition/public health/epidemiology/life science

Human Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Mother and child nutrition


Mental health and neurosciences



Master’s/M Phil in Clinical Psychology/Psychology/ Social Work/ Psychiatric Nursing

Mental Health, Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology, Cognitive Neurosciences


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PS: Applications may be rejected without assigning any reasons thereof.