Ph.D. Programme

Promoting interdisciplinary research, the Institute offers Ph.D. programme in the following major research areas

Physical Sciences:

Biophotonics, Plasma coating, Nano biotechnology, Bioimaging, Biomedical & Biomaterial Physics.

Chemical Sciences:

Polymer synthesis & characterisation, Polymer processing, Smart polymers, Interpenetrating polymer networks, Dental polymers, Surface modification of polymeric devices, Radiopaque polymers.

Biological Sciences:

Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Cellular and Molecular Cardiology,Neurobiology, Microbial Technology, Pathology, Physiology, Toxicology, Thrombosis, Implant Biology, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Technologies, Adult stem cells & Regenerative medicine, 3-D Construction of Tissue substitutes.


Artificial Organs, Biosensors, Bioinstrumentation, Medical Device Technology, Functional neuroimaging, magnetic resonance imaging, Medical image processing.

Biomaterial Science and Technology:

Bioceramics, Dental Materials, Material Tissue Interactions, Drug delivery & sensing Biomedical Polymers, Scaffolds for Tissue Engineerin

Health Sciences (Full Time & Part Time):

Epidemiology, Gender Issues in Health, Health Policy, Heath Management, Health Systems.

Medical Sciences:

Neuro Sciences , Cardiac Sciences, Imaging Sciences and Interventional Radiology.


The selection for Ph.D. will be carried out twice in a calendar year, in November and June. The list of availability of seats and availability of research guides will be notified in the Institute website in September and May every year for November and June selections.

There is part time registration for the Ph.D programme in Health Science Studies. Eligibility criteria are the same as for full time Ph.D registration. There is no External or part time Registration for the Ph.D programme in any other subject.

Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission
Physical Sciences:

MSc Physics (All Streams)

Chemical Sciences:

MSc Chemistry (All Streams)

Biological Sciences:

MSc. Life Sciences (excluding Botany and Bioinformatics), MSc. Physiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Zoology or any other branch of life sciences.


MTech. Polymer Engineering Technology, MTech. Material Science/BME/Instrumentation/Biotechnology/ Clinical Engineering M.Tech/ME/M.Sc.(Engg)/ MS in either Biomedical Engineering / Electronics and Communication / Electrical & Electronics / Computer Science / Information Technology with a minimum of 60% (6.5/10 CGPA) in the qualifying examination.

Biomaterial Science and Technology:

M.Phil (BMT), MSc. Physics, Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Science, Material Science, Veterinary Sciences, Biotechnology.

Health Sciences:

Post graduate degree in Modern Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry, Nursing, Veterinary Sciences, Demography, Economics, Sociology, Social Work, Political Science, Business Management (MBA), Public Administration, and Statistics. Other post graduate degrees may be approved by the Academic Committee after examining the merits of the suggestion.

Medical Sciences:

MBBS degree from any university recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI) Candidates should have completed one year compulsory rotating internship or its equivalent as recognized by MCI after passing the final MBBS examination.Candidates should have full registration with a State Medical Council. Candidates with Post Gruaduate Medical qualifications can also apply but no special reservation or preference will be given. 55% of marks in MBBS Degree and need to be holders of National Level fellowship from UGC/CSIR/ICMR. Candidates should not have more than 2 attempts in MBBS program. Available areas in Medical Sciences: (a) Neuro sciences (b) Cardiac Sciences (c) Imaging Sciences and Interventional Radiology.

Minimum marks required to apply:

Consistently good academic record with 60% (GPA 6.5/10) marks in undergraduate and post graduate examinations. Medical Graduates (Modern Medicine) applying for Ph.D. in Medical Sciences should have 60% marks in MBBS.

Functional neuroimaging, magnetic resonance imaging, Medical image processing: (For Engineering Graduates) with IIITMK

Graduation in engineering with postgraduation (Qualifying Examination) in M.Tech/ME/M.Sc.(Engg)/ MS in either Biomedical Engineering / Electronics and Communication / Electrical & Electronics / Computer Science / Information Technology with a minimum of 60% (6.5/10 CGPA) in the qualifying examination.

There is no age limit for admission to the Ph.D Programme.

Method of selection

The selection of research scholars will be based on the performance in written test and interview. Individual JRF Fellowship holders (UGC, CSIR, ICMR, INSPIRE, DBT) are exempted from Written Test, and their selection will be on the basis of Interview only. Individual KSCSTE JRF holders have to qualify in the written test and interview of this Institute.

Candidates awarded Senior Research Fellowships (SRF) from other sources (KSCSTE, UGC,CSIR, ICMR etc.) have to qualify in the written test and interview conducted by the Institute.

Candidates must provide a write-up describing the Research Proposal (300 to 400 words) and a Statement of Purpose for undertaking a research career (100 to 150 words).

The Institute reserves its right to short list candidates based on the number of seats available every year, academic merit and scientific records of the applicants, letters of reference, availability of research guides every year etc.

SCTIMST Ph.D. Fellowship

Six Institute Fellowships at the DST approved rates are available each year for a maximum period of five years, of which two fellowship are reserved for Health Science Studies.

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