The program is rigorous and designed to inspire academic excellence. Self motivated students with a pioneering spirit to do cutting edge research are encouraged to apply. The Ph.D. degree in Consciousness Studies is awarded by the Birla Institute of Technology and Science.
Most selected students receive financial assistance in form of either free room/board, or full tuition fee waivers, or sometimes both. The financial awards are based on need and performance at the interview, and their continuation will be based on satisfactory performance on all fronts in the subsequent semesters.