Yenepoya Research centre offers doctoral research program, aspiring doctoral candidates can choose the area of interest from YRC faculty core competence research thrust area. The candidates are selected through Yenepoya (Deemed to be University) PhD entrance exam conducted twice a year. At present YRC has produced 08 of PhD, and currently 40 are pursuing research for their degree. The candidates are supported through fellowship from DST-INSPIRE, CSIR-UGC-NET, DBT-JRF, ICMR-SRF, University as well as research projects from DAE-BRNS, DBT, DST-SERB, and ICMR. The research at YRC is focused around the below thrust areas, doctoral research aspirants are encouraged to contact the faculty of their interest throughout the year.