Doctor of Philosophy Life Sciences | PhDinLfeScience

Doctoral programme of Life Sciences at Somaiya Vidyavihar University will cater to research scholars who are keen to think and achieve beyond just Science. With our exclusive joint mentorship, life science students can pursue a research problem through mentors from Engineering, Technology, Management or Education providing a plethora of research possibilities.

This opens collaborative opportunities in developing assistive technology, Bio-imaging, Natural resource management, Biosensors, Science Education Management, Bio-entrepreneurship and many more. We encourage scholars to develop sustainable solutions to indigenous issues & problems to deliver local, national and global impact. The avenues post a PhD in Biological and Life Science include research, teaching and administrative positions dending on your research niche.

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Key Information


Candidates with a Master's degree or a professional degree in any field under Life Sciences with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent as per UGC regulations or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale are eligible to appear for the Somaiya Ph.D. Entrance Test.

Candidates who have cleared NET/SET (Maharashtra) /GATE/JRF/GPAT examination of apex bodies such as CSIR/ICMR/ICAR/UGC/DBT/AICTE are exempted from appearing for the written test but will be required to appear for personal interview at the respective departments.

Details of Research Supervisors (Guides)

Sr.No. Research Guide Qualification Research Areas No of Students Registered
1 Dr. Prashant Kumar Ph.D Genomics, Proteomics Nil
2 Dr. Parvathi JR Ph.D Microbial Barcoding, Research education Tools Nil
3 Dr. VC Patil Ph.D Precision Farming, Agriculture Management Nil
4 Dr. Arati Yadawad Ph.D Plant Breeding, Molecular Profiling Studies Nil