The program is open to postgraduates and professionals in the field of management; public health and medicine; nursing; Indian System of Medicine (ISM); health economics and finance, demography; rural management/development and relevant social and behavioral science disciplines. There are 30 seats in the Ph. D. program for the batch commencing on 2020. (Part time or full time). Part-time Ph. D. will be allowed provided all the conditions mentioned in the extant Ph. D regulations are met as per the UGC Regulations

Objectives of the Program

The Ph.D. program broadly aims at building and strengthening research capacity in three broad thrust areas of IIHMR that include i) public health/health systems, ii) pharmaceutical management and iii) development studies. The overarching purpose of the program is to create a cadre of researchers who are well equipped with necessary skills to undertake evidence-based policy research on issues of contemporary significance related to these areas, with the larger goal of promoting sustainable human development. More specific objectives of the Ph. D program are: Building research capacity to strengthen health, pharma, rural and in the mandated disciplines of the University developing a cadre of outstanding academics and management professionals for higher level health, pharmaceutical and development studies teaching and research in postgraduate institutions and universities, health care industry, and Government and consulting organizations

The program is designed to enable the students:

To enhance the research competency and skills of postgraduates, researchers, academicians, teachers and mid-career professionals in private and Government health sectors in policy and program management research in the health and other sectors.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates for admission to the PhD program must have a Master's degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s or M Phil degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (nonceramic layer)/ differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per UGC guidelines from time to time, or for those who have obtained their Master's degree prior to 19 September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark.

Admission Process

The admission process will include three steps: screening of applications, IIHMR Research Aptitude Test (IRAT) and personal interview.

IIHMR Research Aptitude Test (IRAT):

IIHMR University will conduct a qualifying test after screening of applications and short-listing candidates. IRAT will be a written test consisting of multiple-choice questions from English language proficiency, reasoning, basic quantitative analysis and research aptitude. The test will be conducted at IIHMR University, Jaipur on the date that will be communicated separately.
Admission to the Research Degree program shall be subject to the fulfilment of the minimum cut-off marks as prescribed from time to time by UGC. Final selection for admission shall be made on the basis of the merit of the composite score.
Exemption for IRAT: The following categories will be exempted from the written IRAT: UGC CSIR qualified JRF & NET, SLET, GATE and Teacher Research Fellowship holders and those who have passed M-Phil program in relevant subjects.

Personal Interview

Personal interview will be conducted on the day of IRAT or the day after IRAT at IIHMR University, Jaipur. All categories of candidates will be required to appear in the Pl. At the time of interview, the candidates are required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation.


Total number of Fellowships available: Two. The amount allocated is Rs. 2.00 lacs.

The IIHMR University, Jaipur also announces PD Agarwal fellowships each amounting to Rs. 1, 00,000/-. One fellowship will be awarded to the best Ph. D. scholar whose published work and the PhD thesis is of superior quality and the other one to a 2nd year student of other academic courses of University who exhibits not only excellent scholarly achievements but sets an example for her/his character, and commitment to the common good cause. The student selected for this fellowship has to maintain good conduct throughout the period of study. The fellow must have a potential for leadership, and ability to play the role of a catalyst in whatever domain she/he chooses.
There will be no application for such fellowship but the members of the committee constituted for this purpose will keep track on academic, other activities and initiatives of the PhD scholars/second year students of the programme. Each member of the committee will identify one candidate and after due deliberations on the requisites of this fellowship, the head of the committee will recommend two students for this fellowship. The announcement of the fellowship will be made before January 31 and the scholarship will be awarded on the day of the convocation programme.

Application Form

Application form may be downloaded from our website: (Downloaded applications must be sent along with a DD for Rs. 1,000/- in favor of “IIHMR UNIVERSITY”, payable at Jaipur). Duly filled-in application form along with all the required documents may be submitted to the Dean, Research, IIHMR University, 1, Prabhu Dayal Marg, Sanganer Airport, Jaipur -302029. Application will be considered only when it is received with all documentary evidences and the application fee. The application fee is non-refundable.