PhD Biotechnology

Manipal Academy of Higher Education Dubai

Program Description

PhD Biotechnology

Manipal Academy of Higher Education Dubai


Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai Campus offers Doctoral of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in the Biotechnology field. Ph.D. program at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, DubaiC is a Full-Time program and admissions are open throughout the year. The Biotechnology Ph.D. degree program includes a rigorous core course requirement, and laboratory training, the successful completion of a comprehensive exam, seminar attendance, oral presentations, and defense of a dissertation describing original research.

Current Research Thrust

  • Cancer Biology
  • Human Genetics
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Neurobiology
  • Stem cell biology
  • Bioinformatics

Admission to Doctoral Program

The candidates will be admitted to the Ph.D. Program based on the following conditions:

  • The candidate will first apply to MU, Dubai and register for the Ph.D. program after paying the application fee (AED 100) and registration fee (AED 2000)
  • SAP will generate the student identification number
  • The School of Life Sciences, MU, Dubai will form a Doctoral Advisory Committee (DAC) for each candidate as per MU rules and regulations
  • The candidate shall present the research proposal to the DAC.
  • If the proposal involves the use of animals or human subject/materials, proper ethical approval shall be submitted along with the application
  • If the proposal involves the use of transgenic/recombinant DNA technology, Institutional bio-safety committee approval will be submitted.
  • The DAC recommendation along with the candidate’s application shall be sent to The Deputy Registrar, Manipal University, 3rd Floor,, Madhav Nagar, Manipal 576104, India.
  • The candidate will be called upon to present the research proposal to the Ph.D. committee in India and Guide or co –Guide will present during the presentation.
  • The candidate will be finally registered after getting MU-PhD committee approval.
  • The date of the presentation will be the date of registration.
  • After receiving the registration, candidates will then pay the Ph.D. registration fee at Manipal University, India and laboratory fee to the MU, Dubai.

THEORY COURSEWORK: The candidate needs to take at least 2 subjects (8-12 credits) as per the recommendation of Doctoral Advisory Committee during his/her first year.


A candidate seeking admission to the Ph.D. program must have a master’s degree with at least 60% marks or 2.75 CGPA in biotechnology, biological sciences, life sciences, microbiology, molecular biology, pharmacology, biochemistry, or plant biology from a recognized university.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 16, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 16, 2018
Full time
24,000 AED
July 15, 2018
United Arab Emirates - Dubai
Start date: Sept. 16, 2018
Application deadline July 15, 2018
End date Request Info
Sept. 16, 2018
United Arab Emirates - Dubai
Application deadline July 15, 2018
End date Request Info
24,000 AED per year