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Ph.D Program

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Overview of the Program

DY Patil deemed to be University, School of Physiotherapy has been running the Ph.D. program since the year 2011. The program offers a platform for those aspiring to pursue research in the field of Physiotherapy and affords them opportunities to bring structure to their research ideas and have them implemented through a process of rigorous elimination and improvisations.

The course with its emphasis on high-quality research is a medium that will go a long way in creating a strong evidence base in the field of physiotherapy and will upgrade the available body of knowledge for clinical and academic purposes in a substantial way.


The student will be admitted to Ph.D. program through Ph.D. entrance test (PET) at the university level. PET shall be qualifying examination with qualifying marks as 50%. The syllabus of PET shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific. PET shall be conducted at D Y PATIL UNIVERSITY, Nerul, Navi Mumbai. The candidates who qualify the PET will proceed to interview. The candidates are required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before a duly constituted departmental research committee. The interview shall consider whether the candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research, the research work can be suitably undertaken at the institution or college, the proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge.


Minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years.

Extension beyond the above limits will be governed by the relevant clauses as stipulated in the Statute/Ordinance of the individual Institution concerned.

The women candidates and Persons with Disability (more than 40% disability) may be allowed a relaxation of two years for Ph.D. in the maximum duration.

In addition, the women candidates may be provided Maternity Leave/Child Care Leave once in the entire duration of M.Phil/Ph.D. for up to 240 days.

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