Social Innovation and It's Impact on Human health

  Coimbatore Campus

Research Topic -Social Innovation and It's Impact on Human health

Livelihood activities, large scale food systems and human health

Social entrepreneurs, or social innovators have been working with cooperatives, small farmers, and government agencies to build sustainable livelihoods for millions of rural families across India, and the world. Some of the strategies used to build sustainable livelihoods is through livestock rearing such as cows, broiler chicken, goats, and fish. A fallout from these livelihood strategies has been the increased use of antibiotic on livestock to enhance the rapid growth, add weight, prevent disease, and death of the livestock to gain maximum profit.

It has been suggested that the development of the large scale food systems are substantial drivers of climate change, increase in the burden of diseases, and have severe implications for humans and the planet. While there is rampant use of antibiotics on livestock with no stringent implementation of protocols, the evidence that links the use of antibiotics on livestock, livestock consumption, and the effects on human health is lacking. This PhD aims to understand the fallout effects of these livelihood strategies on the long-term health effects on consumers of livestock

Department & Campus

Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore

Skillsets Preferred from Applicants

Professionalism; willingness to work collaboratively; qualitative research methods; mixed methods; reflexivity

Faculty Profile

Dr. Hemalatha Venkataraman

Asst. Professor


Why Amrita?!

The core vision of Amrita lies in providing education for life, grounded in intellectual social responsibility through compassion driven research that will translate into a positive global impact. The Schools under the aegis of Amrita University have over 108 programmes in disciplines as diverse as Biotechnology, Engineering, Management, Medicine, Dentistry, Ayurveda, Pharmacy, Nanotechnology, Communication, Arts & Science and Education, providing our students with an outstanding training in our several campuses across multiple states. Needless to add, this multi-disciplinary character of our University facilitates a laudable synergy within our midst greatly enabling us all to derive maximum benefit from the expertise of each other.

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Admission Procedure



Applicants holding a Master’s degree are eligible to apply for admission. Examples of Master’s degree include: ME, M. Tech., M. Sc., MCA, MS by Research and MPhil

applicants are expected to have strong academic records.


Applicants who have a full-time appointment at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham or at another academic/ R&D organization are eligible to apply for part-time admission. Other eligibility requirements of such applicants are same as full time applicants. Part Time students are permitted to proceed at a slower pace in completing their doctoral requirements.


Exceptional students pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at Amrita will be allowed to apply for the Integrated Ph.D. program subject to the requirement that he or she completes all the requirements of the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree prior to ‘advancement to candidacy’


Exceptional students who satisfy the eligibility requirements of Amrita and that of Amrita’s International Partner University (IPU), as stated in the Dual PhD. MoU signed between Amrita and the IPU, are eligible for admission to the Dual PhD program.

Fee Structure

  TUITION FEES (Per Annum)
External Scholars
Internal Scholars
AMRITAPURI ₹30,000 ₹20,000
COIMBATORE ₹30,000 ₹20,000
BENGALURU ₹30,000 ₹20,000
CHENNAI ₹30,000 ₹20,000


Doctoral programs at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham are designed to develop outstanding educational researchers with a wide range of research skills as well as in-depth knowledge and practical understanding and expertise in their chosen field of educational research.

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