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Programs Offered


There shall be three categories of Ph.D. candidates.
(i) Full Time candidates: All candidates who pursue full time research in SRMIST shall belong to this category.
(ii) Part Time (Internal) candidates: All candidates employed in SRMIST who pursue part time research in SRMIST shall belong to this category.
(iii) Part Time (External) candidates: All candidates working in Industrial units, Colleges, Government departments, Research organizations or other Institutions, sponsored for pursuing Ph.D. Programmes in SRMIST while continuing to serve in their respective Institutions/ organizations which are recognized as the Research Centres of SRMIST shall belong to this category. They shall pursue research in their place of employment and /or in this SRMIST.


Full time Programme: Min 3 years - Max 5 years (including course work)
Part time Programme: Min 3 years - Max 6 years (including course work)

The duration of the programme and the time for submission of thesis are counted from the date of provisional registration.

Part Time (Internal/External): Part time Ph.D. programme is allowed provided all the conditions mentioned in the extant Ph.D. regulations are met.

Under extraordinary circumstances if the candidate fails to submit the thesis within the maximum period, further extension of the period for a maximum of two years may be granted by the Vice Chancellor, on the recommendations of the Doctoral Committee, Director of concerned Faculty and Director (Research). After the expiry of the maximum period including the extension granted, a candidate will be permitted to Re-register as per the following regulations. (i) For those candidates who want to re-register under the same supervisor on the same area of research, the earlier Doctoral Committee and the course works completed will hold good. (ii) For those candidates who want to re-register with a different supervisor on a different area of research will be subjected to the regulations applicable for the fresh candidates. (iii)If the area of research is the same, the new Doctoral Committee will decide whether the earlier course works completed can be considered for exemption or not.

The women candidates and Persons with Disability (more than 40% disability) may be allowed a relaxation of two years for Ph.D. in the maximum duration. In addition, the womencandidates may be provided Maternity Leave/Child Care Leave once in the entire duration of Ph.D. for up to 240 days.

Departments in which PhD registration is permitted

Engineering & Technology
  • School of Mechanical
  • School of Civil
  • School of Computing
  • School of EEE
  • School of Bio Engineering
  • School of Chemical and Material Technology
  • School of Architecture and Interior Design
Basic Sciences & Humanities
  • School of Biosciences
  • School of Computer Sciences
  • School of Commerce and Economics
  • School of Media Studies
  • School of Languages
  • School of Basic Sciences
  • School of Management
Medical & Health Sciences
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Animal House
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Microbiology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Community Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • Paediatric Medicine and Neonatology
  • Psychiatry
  • Dermatology
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Radiology
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
  • Nephrology
  • Urology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Medical Gastroenterology
  • Surgical Gastroenterology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Translational Medicine and Research
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Audiology & Speech language Pathology
  • Medical Research
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Nursing
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Health
Faculty of Law
  • Law