Ph.D. Health Sciences

Six years, intensive research

On the Ph. D Health Sciences programmes webpage the following Information has to be shown

Ph.D Program in Health Sciences was launched in July 2017.

No of Seats: Please refer to the latest prospectus each year

Eligibility for applying for PhD in Health Science

For Public Health stream

Master’s Degree or its equivalent in any stream of Bio-Medical Science including Indian Systems of Medicine, Life sciences, Applied sciences, Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, Health Management and Health Administration, Social and Behavioral Sciences with an interest and inclination for public health with at least 55% marks.

For Optometry & Vision Science stream

Master’s degree in Optometry or Integrated Master’s in Optometry  or M. Phil in Optometry from a recognized institution with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade.

For Nursing stream

Master’s degree in Nursing and/or M. Phil in Nursing from a recognised institution with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade

For Biomedical Sciences stream

Master’s degree in Biochemistry / Animal Sciences / Biotechnology / Biosciences / Toxicology / Pharmacology / Microbiology / Biosciences from a corresponding statutory body with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade. For JRF Qualified candidates only.


The entrance examination question paper will have 50 % of questions (40 questions) in Section A common to Public Health, Optometry & Vision Sciences and Nursing streams, and test the general research, aptitude and analytical capability of the candidate in the sciences field. .. Section B – specialty paper  will be divided into 3 specialty streams, namely Section B1 for Public Health; B2 for Optometry and Vision Sciences; B3 for Nursing; and remaining (50 % – 40 marks) will be allocated for this. Biomedical Ph.D candidates will be selected based on JRF exam qualitication and criteria.The candidate has to answer this separately depending on the choice of the stream. The final marks will be moderated in order to make available at least 6 screened candidates for each Ph. D seat to be filled in the individual streams of research study.

Selection of final candidates for the Ph. D program in the 4 streams will be based on interview performance, whether screened in through entrance examination for 3 streams or JRF qualified candidates for biomedical and public health stream.

All other guidelines will be as per what is published in the prospectus of the University of Hyderabad

Hostel accommodation for full-time Research Scholars is available.