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Application Procedure

  1. Click here to apply www.dbuniversity.ac.in/a
  2. Register yourself. On registration you will receive a verification email. Verify your email.
  3. Apply
  4. Pay the application fee of Rs. 1,000.00 online.
    Note: Non-paid application will not be processed and shortlist for entrance test/interview.
  5. Complete the admission process before notified date.

Fees Structure

Fee Type

Students from India


Other Asian/
African Countries

Other Countries

Admission Fee

INR 18,000

USD 400

USD 450

USD 550

Caution Deposit

INR 10,000

USD 250

USD 300

USD 350

Semester Fee
Science and Technology

INR 50,000
INR 60,000

USD 1000
USD 1150

USD 1200
USD 1350

USD 1400
USD 1600

Registration Fee

INR 1000

USD 75

USD 100

USD 150

Thesis Examination Fee

as notified by the University - payable at the time   of submission of thesis


  1. Semester Fees are to be paid by 15 April and 15 October of each year.
  2. Fees once paid are not refundable.
  3. These Fees are prospective in effect, and the existing candidates will continue to pay the Fee prevalent at the time of their admission.
  4. Caution Deposit to be returned only on successful completion of the PhD.
  5. Any case by case permission granted for extension of time allotted for completing PhD will require payment of semester fees prevalent at the time of extension and not the semester fees at the time of joining the programme.
  6. Incentive for faculty members of Assam Don Bosco University - Rs. 10000.00 seed money per year.

Thrust Areas

The thrust areas for research in the University for the current session are as given below:

  • Protein-Lipid and Protein-Protein Interactions, Macromolecular Crowding
  • Fluorescence Spectroscopy, ERP Spectroscopy, Fluorescence Microscopy (FCS, TIRF, CONFOCAL),
  • Phytochemistry of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
  • Plant – microbe Interaction
  • Sustainable Environment Management
  • Gut microbiome
  • Plant Bioactives and toxicogenomics
  • Cancer Biology, Tumor, Immunology
  • Molecular and Cell Biology, Bio-film Biology
  • Drug Discovery, Ethnomedicine, Antibiotics resistance
  • Environmental Biotechnology, Environmental Remediation
  • Ecology, Biodiversity, Entomology, Plant-insect interaction
  • Microbial Biotechnology, Virology
  • Metabolomics and fermentation technology for aromatic plants
  • Medicinal Plants and Bioinformatics
  • Nano-biotechnology
  • Plant Microbiology
  • Plant Ecology & Biodiversity Conservation
  • Plant Systematics
  • Plant Biochemistry
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Biowaste Valorization towards value added products and circular
  • Economy
  • Bioenergy and Biorefinery
  • Biophysical Chemistry of Proteins
  • Heterocyclic and sustainable Chemistry
  • Weak interactions, Catalyst design
  • Catalysis, Adsorption and Environmental Chemistry
  • Organic synthesis, Catalysis, C-H activation
  • Nano-materials, Biosensor
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Nanomaterials, Sensors and Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Adsorption and catalysis, waste management and water purification, upgradation of ores and minerals.
  • Study of non-covalent interactions, Understanding the mechanism of water splitting, and Designing novel materials for water splitting
Civil Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering and Water Resources
  • Geo-informatics
  • Seismic Safety and Vulnerability of Structures
  • Fluid and Soil Structure Interaction
  • Geotechnical and Structural Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Remote Sensing
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Finance and Management
Comparative Religion
  • Themes, Symbols, Myths and Rituals among the World’s Religions
  • Beliefs and Practices Regarding the Sacred, the Numinous, the Spiritual, the Divine
Computer Science and Engineering
  • Real Time Database Systems
  • Digital Image/Signal Processing
  • Human-Computer Interaction, Bio-Medical Image Processing
  • Computer Network and Network Security
  • Human-Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning, Decision Theory
  • Applied Cryptography, Soft Computing
  • Network on Chip, Network Security
  • Incremental Learning, Open set recognition problem, Deep Learning
  • Data Mining, Machine Learning, Bio-Informatics
  • Net Security
  • Cyber Security
  • ML/DL, NLP
  • WSN, IoT or any relevant areas
  • Computer Vision
Computer Applications
  • Bio-inspired computation
  • Computer Vision
  • Graph Theory
  • Network security
  • IoT related research in Agriculture
  • Theoretical Computation
  • Medical Image Processing, Web service,
  • Edge Computing,
  • Service Oriented Computing,
  • Software As A Service (SaaS)
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Soft Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cyber Security
  • Speech Processing
  • Image Processing
  • Distributed Computing
  • Fog Computing
  • Edge Computing
  • Developmental Economics
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Macro-econometric Modelling
  • Monetary, Fiscal and External Policies
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Economy of Regulation
  • Environmental Economics
  • Impact Evaluation
  • Institutional Economics
  • Natural Resources and Agricultural Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Public Policy
  • Health Economics
  • Social Safety Nets, Infrastructure
  • Educational Leadership and Management
  • Classroom Management, Teacher Supervision
  • Curriculum Development
  • Educational and Developmental Psychology
  • Sociology of Education
  • Adolescent Development
  • Comparative Education
  • Education for the gifted and Creative
  • Educational Administration and Management
  • Educational Philosophy
  • Life Skills education
  • Teacher Education
  • Population Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Behavioural Technology
  • Inclusive Education
  • Value Education
  • Science Education
  • Language Education
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Optoelectronics
  • Renewable Energy
  • Disaster Forecasting
  • Generation Prediction
  • Solar Photovoltaic Systems
  • Grid Integration of Renewable Energy
  • Microwave Sensors
  • Remote Sensing
  • Machine Learning
  • Renewable Energy
  • Power Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Photonics
  • Thin Film Technology
  • Optical Sensors
Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Nano-structured Sensors, Bio-sensors
  • Dye-sensitized Solar Cells
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Optoelectronics
  • Embedded Systems
  • Speech Processing
  • Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Terahertz Technology
  • Nano Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • IoT and Embedded System
  • Linguistics
  • Indian English literature
  • American Literature
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Gender Studies
  • Phenomenology
  • Socio Linguistics
  • Language Shift and Maintenance
  • Gender Difference in Speech
  • Popular Literature
  • Cultural Studies
  • Race and Body Politics
  • North-East Indian Literature
  • Language and Literature from North East India
  • Diaspora Studies
Mechanical Engineering
  • Hydrodynamics and related areas
  • Product Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Bio Printing and 3D Printing
  • Design Management
  • Design Thinking
  • UX / UI
  • System design for Sustainability
  • Design and Design Management
  • Industrial Design
  • Bio-Mechanical Engineering
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Renewable Energy
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Entrepreneurship, Marketing Management
  • Human Resource Management, Corporate Governance
  • Tourism, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Digital Marketing, Behavioural Sciences, Investment Behaviour, Marketing & Consumer Buying Behaviour, Workplace Motivation
  • General Management
  • HRM and Tourism Management
  • Insurance Management
Mass Communication
  • Society, Development and Communication, Tribal and Folk Media, Media, Religion and Culture, Media Ethics
  • Global Media Issues, Media Management, Public Relations, Corporate Strategies, Advertisement, Internet and the Social Media
  • Convergent Media, ICT in Higher Education and Knowledge Society
  • Journalism, Gender studies
  • Traditional media, Digital media, New media
  • Mobile communication
  • Machine Learning
  • Fuzzy Mathematics
  • Graph Theory
  • Number Theory
  • Differential Equations
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Pure and Applied Mathematics
  • Microbial Biotechnology, Ecology, Biodiversity
  • Antibiotics, Biofilm Biology
  • Environmental Remediation, Environmental Microbiology
  • Infectious Disease, Vector Biology and Host Parasite Interactions
  • Arboviral disease and phage therapy
North East India Studies
  • Culture, Religious Beliefs and Post-Modern Society in North-East India
  • Ethnicity, Ideology and Identity Formation in North-East India
  • A Philosophy of Culture for North-East India
  • Society in NE India
  • People and culture of NE India
  • Development process
  • Food and health security issues of People of NE India
  • Issues relating to disabilityand human rights issues
  • Classical and Tribal Interpretation of Life and Being
  • The Sacred and the Profane
  • Contemporary Debates in Moral Philosophy
  • Philosophical Moorings of a Society - Land, Forest and Faith
  • Intercultural Philosophy, Dialogue of Cultures and Eco Sophy (Eco-philosophy)
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronics
  • NanoPhysics
  • Plasma Physics
  • Astrophysics
  • Particle Physics
  • High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Culture, Heredity, Environment and Developmental Psychology; Psycho-spiritual Integration
  • Psychology of Meaning and Psychology of Leadership
  • Psychological Assessment and Counselling
  • Trauma and Transformation
  • Socio-Cultural Determinants and Behavioral Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Learning Disability and Educational Psychology
  • Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychological Research
Public Administration
  • Urban, Rural and E-Governance
  • Development Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Comparative Public Administrative issues
  • Personnel policy
  • Administrative structures and organizations
  • Geo-politics and Administration
  • Environmental Governance, ICT and Governance
  • Issues of women, Ethnicity
  • Culture and globalized transition
Social Work
  • Community Mobilization
  • Disease Control
  • Governance in Sixth Schedule
  • Health Management
  • Health Seeking Behavior
  • Inclusive Development
  • Infrastructure and Development Relations in North East India
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Medical and Psychiatry
  • Preventive and Social Medicine
  • Rights-based Approaches
  • Social Work and its Psychosocial Correlates
  • Sustainable Community Development
  • Women Empowerment
  • Child Centered Social Work Practice
  • Human Resource Management( Social Work Perspective)
  • Child rights, NGOs, Human rights
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Animal Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Animal Ecology and Wildlife Biology
  • Fish and Fisheries
  • Aquatic fauna
  • Entomology
  • Medicinal plants
  • Reproductive biology
  • Medical biotechnology
  • Herpetofauna
Important Dates:

Last date for application online : 31 January 2024
Entrance Test and Interview (tentative) : 19 - 24 February 2024
Commencement of Coursework (tentative) : 29 April 2024

Exact dates for Entrance Test and Interviews and commencement of Coursework will be announced on our website.


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