Ph.D. in Life Sciences

Ph.D. in

The CLS has launched Ph.D. programme in Biotechnology and Computational Biology in Fall-2023. The award of Ph.D. degree shall be in recognition of high academic achievements, independent research and application of knowledge to the technical and scientific problems. Creative and productive enquiry shall be the basic concept underlying the research work. Ph.D. programme involves specified course work and credit requirements, publications and a research thesis as per University ordinances.

The thesis shall be the report of research work characterized by either discovery of new facts or a new interpretation of known facts and theory, or an independent design and development, or development of new instrument/technology. The Ph.D. graduates are expected to achieve following outcomes after the completion of degree:

  • Advanced Knowledge: Ph.D. students will have to be able to apply advanced knowledge in specialized areas defined by their research committee

  • Methods: Ph.D. students will have and be able to apply skills in appropriate methods of analysis, whether quantitative or qualitative, or both, to collect and integrate information in ways consistent with the highest standards of their discipline

  • Research: Ph.D. students will conduct research that results in an original contribution to knowledge, according to the standards of their discipline, including both the independent and collaborative research, and in conformity with all standards for responsible conduct of research

  • Pedagogy: Ph.D. students will participate in training for teaching and apply their skills in the classroom consistent with their disciplinary norms, in undergraduate programmes

  • Communication: Ph.D. students will have and apply skills in scholarly communication, applied in oral, text, and digital formats consistent with the highest standards of their discipline

  • Professionalism: Ph.D. students will engage with the structure of their discipline and their intended career placement as professions, including the legal and ethical dimensions of these professions and the responsibilities involved to a variety of stakeholders



  • Mahindra University has developed a strong research culture with focus on emerging and futuristic technologies and the same will be reflected through research programmes

  • The University has well developed infrastructure in nanotechnology, robotics, sensors, drones, NVIDIA supercomputer, 3-D printing, etc. in addition to core biotech areas which can broaden the research pursuits of scholars towards multidisciplinary domains such as nanomedicine, robotics in healthcare, biosensors in diagnostics, drones in Agri-Tech, AI in clinical informatics & decision support systems, etc.

  • The Hyderabad has become a hub of life sciences with over 800 biopharma and biotech companies and 20+ Lifesciences and MedTech Incubators thus providing a rich industrial ecosystem for scholars to stay tuned to translational research

  • The life sciences faculty has been continuously engaged with industry so that Ph.D. research not only generates new knowledge but also develops products, processes and services of commercial value in collaboration with biopharma, biotech, bioinformatics and biomedical industries

  • The academic qualifications of faculty from international institutes of repute will provide opportunities to research scholars in setting up exchange visits as well as having joint research supervision with faculty from international institutes

  • The “Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation” at the University provides mentoring and additional opportunity to scholars in launching their start-ups, if their research ideas and outcomes have commercial value


Master (or four-year bachelor’s degree?) in any field of Life Sciences/Biology/Biotechnology/​Nanobiotechnology/​Chemistry/​Bioinformatics, etc.

University Fellowship

University will provide a fellowship of Rs. 30,000 per month plus free lodging and boarding on the campus.