Amrita E4LIFE International PhD Fellowships via FindAPhD

Amrita University

Amrita Nagar, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu, India 🇮🇳

Program overview:

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University) is offering 100 fully funded fellowships for pursuing a full-time PhD program under various thematic areas of Sustainable Development. This program is integrated with a comprehensive yet flexible Experiential Learning Curriculum that aims to enroll and cater to candidates from various disciplines.

We work in the following thematic areas of to make the villages self-reliant:

  1. Education
  2. Health & WellBeing
  3. Energy
  4. Water & Sanitation
  5. Waste Management
  6. Agriculture
  7. Environment
  8. Livelihood
  9. Gender Equality
  10. Climate Change & Risk Management
  11. Peace, Justice, & Strong Institution

General Eligibility:

Masters/MTech/MPhil in:

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

We are also looking for limited PhDs (only 1 PhD student per area) specifically in the following areas:

  1. Co-supervised PhD in the area of Plant-based Photosensitizers for Enhanced Solar Water Disinfection in collaboration with Chemical and Environmental Engineering department, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  2. A Joint/ Cotutelle/ Double PhD by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and University of Trento, Italy in the area of Electrochemical Sensors for Real-Time Monitoring of Water Quality in Rivers

Eligibility for the above 2 specific areas:
Masters in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering or Equivalent; Excellent academic record and strong research experience

Funding Information:

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.

*A maximum of INR 25,000.00 per month will be given as stipend for international students.

**The total value of the Fellowship will not exceed INR 25,00,000/- for both international and Indian students. Exceptional research proposals may be given consideration upon review by the University’s Committee.

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

Application deadline: August 31st, 2021.

How to Apply?

International and NRI candidates please apply through the online portal:

Indian candidates please apply through the online portal:

Please ensure you upload the following documents

  1. Statement of Purpose (up to 1,000 words)
  2. Master’s Thesis
  3. CV or Resume
  4. Academic transcripts & Educational certificates
  5. Recommendations/References – Full contact details (Please provide the official email address (university email or company email), phone number and postal address of your references in the above application form)
  6. English Proficiency Requirement (For International applicants ONLY)
  7. Scanned copy of your Valid Passport (For International applicants ONLY)


Dr. Veena Sajith / Dr.Sani

If you have any questions or queries, please mail us at [email protected] CC [email protected]