Symbiosis International University
(Estd under Section-3 of the UGC Act 1956, Vide Notification no. F. 9 -12/2001-U3 Govt of India) Accredited by NAAC with “A” Grade
Gram: Lavele Tel: Mulshi, Distt: Pune-412115, Tel: 020-39116236
The University invites applications for the Ph.D Programme in Faculty of Law, Management, Computer Studies, Health & Biomedical Sciences, Media Communication & Design, Humanities & Social Sciences and Engineering.
® Master’s degree or equivalent in the relevant subject with 55% marks or equivalent CGPA from any University recognized by Association of Indian
® Universities (AIU) in India (SC/ST candidates will get 5% relaxation in marks or equivalent CGPA).
® In case of candidates holding a qualifying degree from a foreign university, registration for PhD will be confirmed after determination of equivalence by SIU
® Master’s degree or equivalent in any subject with 55% marks and minimum of 5 years of work experience, in the area of interdisciplinary research in which admission is being sought.
® M.Phil. with 55% marks or equivalent grade / CGPA.
® Fellow members of the Chartered Accountants of India (CA) or Institute of Costs and Works of India (ICWA) or Company Secretary of India, CFA (USA) with 55% marks at graduation level and with 5 years f experience after graduation, (only for the Faculties of Law, Management and Humanities and Social Sciences)
® In case of exceptional candidates who have extraordinary contribution in the field of proposed research, the eligibility conditions may be relaxed for admission to PhD programme at the sole discretion of Vice Chancellor.
® International candidates (NRIs, Foreign Nationals and PIOs who have obtained Master’s degree from foreign universities) are required to qualify IELTS with 6.5 score or IELA Test (Band 3) of Symbiosis ELTIS, an equivalent test for English language proficiency.
- The details regarding the entrance test and the number of vacancies in each faculty shall be notified by the University in the month of April/May.
- The entrance test for admission to PhD (PET) program shall be conducted by the University once in an academic year, on the fourth Sunday in the month of June
- The Candidate shall apply online for admission to Ph. D program on the university website as per the admission notification.
- The candidate shall also upload the ‘Proposed Research idea’ along with the application.
- The ‘Proposed Research idea’ shall detail the proposed research area and plan of action.
- The entrance test for the Ph. D program shall be of multiple choice questions of 75 marks and of 1 hour 30 minutes duration.
- It shall comprise of the following sections.
A list of candidates qualifying the Entrance test shall be uploaded on the University Website.
The eligible and qualified candidates shall be short listed for personal interview in July by the PhD.
Admission Committee, on the basis of merit and number of vacancies in a Faculty
® Admission to the PhD programme is confirmed only after successful completion of course work and approval of the Research Proposal by the Doctoral Committee (DC).
® Research Scholars who undergo course work shall submit a research proposal, duly recommended by the Research Guide(s) within 3 months of successful completion of course work.
® In case of non-submission of the research proposal within the prescribed period, the research scholar may apply for extension in the prescribed Proforma (Annexure 3).
® The Dean of the Faculty, on the recommendation of Research Guide(s) may grant an extension for a maximum period of three months. If the candidate fails to submit the proposal.
General Rs. 2000/-
SC/ST Rs. 1500/-
Differently Abled Rs. 1500/-
Exempted General Rs. 1000/-
Exempted SC/ST Rs. 500/-
Exempted Differently Abled Rs. 500/-
Demand Draft drawn on any Nationalized Bank in favor of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune.
Write your SIRI ID and your name on the backside of the DD.Choose the mode of Payment as DD in “Make Payment” Tab and click “Submit”. Take a print of the payment advice form, sign and send it along with the DD to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat only at,
Symbiosis Test Secretariat,
Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi
Dist: Pune- 412115
The STS will authenticate the payment details and will send you an email confirming the receipt of payment for PhD Entrance Test 2015 (PET 2015).
Last date for submission of online application: 27th May 2015
Written Exam (PET): 27th June 2015
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