Ph.D in Design

Ph.D in Design

Program Overview

Design research is a critical foundation that allows Practice-oriented disciplines like design to grow and remain pertinent only if the faculties or scholars continuously contribute to and expand this domain of knowledge. Our Doctor of Philosophy program in Design invites motivated faculties, design research practitioners as well as skilled professionals with a zeal for design — to dedicatedly engage with research activities and build some innovation into this flourishing domain of design. It urges scholarly designers to validate techniques, formalize theories and develop some novel methodology which they are working on from years within the scholarly framework. This program also encourages researchers to work in the fertile and innovative fields where design domain intersects with engineering, medical science, arts, and humanities. To pursue a PhD at Avantika University, your research specialization must be similar to our faculty’s areas of interest. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can complete the formalities of application form through the Avantika University web Portal.
Categories for admission
The applicants for admission to the PhD program shall be classified under any one of the following categories:
a. Full Time Research Scholar shall be working full time in the university and also may be in receipt of PhD Assistantship awarded by the university or an outside agency like DST/DBT/CSIR etc.
b. Sponsored Research Scholar shall be financed by the Government/Semi-Government Organizations or nominated by Government of India under a Exchange Scholarship Program for full-time engagement. Self-Financing foreign student/scholar or those admitted under an MoU may be admitted as full time scholars without Assistantship. All those who are working in the university/institutions/research organizations/industry and are spared/sponsored full-time by their parent organization, for doing the PhD work shall also come under the sponsored category. Such scholars will have to provide the required undertaking from their sponsoring organization.

Last Date To Apply :

Course Duration


  • Master's degree in relevant discipline from an approved university/institution
  • 1 at least 55% marks or
  • 2 a minimum CGPA/CPI of 6.0 on a 10-point scale or
  • 3 an equivalent grade 'B’ wherever grading system is followed or
  • Professional degree declared equivalent to the master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with
  • 1 at least 55% marks or
  • 2 a minimum CGPA/CPI of 6.0 on a 10-point scale or
  • 3 an equivalent grade 'B’ wherever grading system is followed
  • 4 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.
  • 5. The equivalent degree from a foreign university shall also be with
  • a at least 55% marks or
  • b a minimum CGPA/CPI of 6.0 on a 10-point scale or
  • c an equivalent grade 'B’ wherever grading system is followed

Program Fee

Particulars For Indian Nationals (INR) For NRI, PIO, CIO and Foreign Nationals (INR)
Tuition Fee 1,00,000 1,50,000
Development Fee 15,000 22,500
University Fee 16,000 24,000
Total Fee 1,31,000 1,96,500

An additional amount of rupees 10,000 is payable as a security deposit during admission. This amount shall be refundable on completion of the academic program.

The Hostel facility is available on first-come-first-served basis. Hostel and Mess facility is available on the campus at an additional cost. The hostel facility shall be Twin Non-AC accommodation. The mess facility shall include Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner.


Students Loan facility will be available to the students securing admission to the university. Disbursement of the loan is as per the banks' terms and conditions.

  Twin sharing Twin sharing# Triple sharing
Hostel Fee 115,000 90,000 65,000
Mess Fee 110,000 110,000 110,000
Hostel Security Deposit 10,000 10,000 10,000
Fees 2,35,000 2,10,000 1,85,500

Refund Policy

Avantika University will cancel an Admission only if the student fails to meet the Entry Requirements. The complete fees will be refunded within 15 days of cancellation of admission.

A student opting to withdraw his/her admission will be entitled to the refund of fees as detailed:

Sr. No. Refund of Fees paid Point of time when notice of withdrawal is served
1 100% 15 days or more before the formally notified last date of admission
2 90% Less than 15 days before the formally notified last date of admission
3 80% 15 days or less after the formally notified last date of admission
4 50% 30 days or less, but more than 15 days, after the formally notified last date of admission
5 0 More than 30 days after the formally notified last date of admission

Fees shall be refunded to the student within fifteen days from the date of receiving a written application from him/her towards cancellation of admission.

All legal disputes if any will be in the Ujjain Jurisdiction only.