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Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D.]

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3 Years
As per UGC
As per UGC
Full Time
Part Time

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program offered by the Institute of Research and Innovation (IRI) at Apex Professional University approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

About the Programme

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program is a rigorous course of advanced and original research that prepares students for a lifetime of field-defining scholarship, intellectual leadership and teaching in the area of Indian philosophy, Western philosophy and interdisciplinary studies. It aims to form scholars and academicians through constructive, critical engagement with Indian philosophical tradition in its complexity and diversity, and where appropriate, in conversation with other intellectual traditions in their multiplicity and variety.

The research areas broadly include Indian Darshanas, Classical and folk arts, Architecture and Literature, History of Ancient Indian Sciences, Indian Polity and Economy, and Comparative Studies. The Ph.D. program nurtures excellence in (1) research and writing, and (2) teaching. This program provides doctoral students with the opportunity to develop expertise in their chosen discipline through the completion of a supervised research project. 

We look for applicants who are curious, determined and creative. We take into account special talents or successes that might not appear on a transcript. If this sounds like you, choose APU.

Most In-Demand Ph.D. Specializations:

  • Laws
  • Education
  • Social Science
  • Pharmacy
  • Applied Sciences
  • Management
  • Commerce
  • Yogic Sciences
  • Naturopathy
  • Ayurveda
  • Siddha Medicine
  • Unani Medicine
  • Astrology
  • Vastu Shastra
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Designing
  • Planning
  • Vocational Education

Eligibility Criteria

For National Students

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in the relevant subject with 55% or equivalent CGPA / 50% in case of Medical Courses, from any University recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) in India. (SC / ST candidates are eligible for a 5% relaxation in marks or equivalent CGPA).
  • In case of candidates holding a qualifying degree from a foreign university, registration for PhD will be confirmed after determination of equivalence by the Apex Professional University.
  • The qualifying degree should be recognized by the UGC / Association of Indian Universities / Central Council of Indian Medicine / Central Council of Homoeopathy / Indian Nursing Council / Council of Architecture / Pharmacy Council of India / All India Council for Technical Education or any other approved and recognized Scientific Bodies of the Government of India and approved by the Academic Council / Board of Management of this University for Provisional Registration for the PhD Degree.
  • Candidates who have obtained their degree/s through correspondence course/s are not eligible.

For International Students



Scholarships can help you reach your goal
Apex Professional University nurtures and encourages the curious, determined, and creative minds and strongly believes that money should not be a constraint for such students.  So, the University extends Scholarship and Financial Aid Scheme for the students taking admission at APU. 

Academic Scholarship
APU extends scholarships and financial assistance to meritorious and talented students based on the basis of qualification previous to eligibility qualification. Continuation of the APU Academic Scholarships are designed to encourage and reward consistently meritorious performance through the duration of the program. The Academic Scholarships will be awarded based on CGPA at the end of each year.

Early Decision Scholarship
The amount of Scholarship also depends on the Phase in which the candidate takes Admission in the University. Admissions in APU is done in four Phases. All the Scholarships awarded will be for a specific year only and for subsequent years, it may continue / discontinue based on performance of the student in qualifying year and Scholarship policy applicable from time to time.

External Scholarship
In order to fund your studies, you will need to undertake careful research – the options available to you will differ, depending on your domicile. There are several government scholarships and stipends on offer from UGC, Central and State Governments extending to the APU Students. 

Admission Process

  • Applicants will have to go through the following process:

    • Submission of completed application form with all relevant enclosures and application fee
    • Review of applications and short-listing of candidates
    • Admission decision taken by the Admission Committee
  • The decision to short-list applicants for a personal interview and make a formal offer of admission thereafter will be taken by the Admission Committee. The committee’s decision in this regard is final and binding.

How to Apply

You have done your research and explored your options, and you know that APU is the perfect place for you. Now it is time to take the next step towards a career.

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