Ph.D. Physiology

The Ph.D. in Physiology program trains the next generation of prominent scientists who will shape research and education in universities, hospitals and clinics, as well as the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Graduate students in PhD program work on cutting-edge research in a variety of fields, including experimental and computational neuroscience, neuropathology, muscle-cardiovascular-renal pathophysiology, cytoskeletal biology and signaling, and cancer biology.
Students will demonstrate their understanding of physiology theory and research. Students will be able to locate and use suitable materials, synthesize prior knowledge, and critically assess and evaluate the results of others. All graduates will be able to effectively convey scientific findings to a wide range of audiences. Students will have gained the information, skills, and experience necessary to pursue professions in biomedical/biotech fields.

Core Courses

  • Molecular and Cell Physiology
  • Systemic Physiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Research Thesis

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eighteen years of education in the relevant field  (MPhil, FCPS or equivalent degree)
  • MBBS /equivalent recognized by the concerned regulatory authority. (BDS/ Non MBBS can apply for Molecular Medicine only)
  • Valid registration with PMC ( if required)
  • Minimum academic score of CGPA 3.00/4.00 or 60% marks
  • Pass Admission Test in required score (as per university policy)


The PhD Physiology degree provides students with enhanced knowledge and research skills in this field. It offers a lot of opportunities for degree holders who want to work in research or clinical roles in hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, or biotechnology sector. There are several options in both the public and private sectors, all with promising futures. Furthermore, the PhD provides a strong foundation for pursuing an academic career in biology, physiology, or neuroscience. Hence, the degree offers a good scope in medical practice, research areas, and academic career in government or private institutes.

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