Thursday, April 30, 2015

Symbiosis International University Pune Ph.D Entrance Test 2015

Symbiosis International University, Pune
(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

Ph.D Entrance Test 2015

Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune announces the PhD Programme in Faculty of Law, Management, Computer Studies, Health & Biomedical Sciences, Media Communication & Design, Humanities & Social Sciences and Engineering for 2015 intake

Selected few meritorious candidates will be offered a consolidated amount of Rs.25,000/- per month as SIU Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)

PhD Course Specializations:
Symbiosis International University (SIU) offers research programs leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in all its Faculties namely:
1. Law
2. Management
3. Computer Studies
4. Media, Communication and Design
5. Health and Biomedical Sciences
6. Humanities and Social Sciences
7. Engineering

Eligibility Criteria:
A candidate seeking admission to PhD program must satisfy any one of the following eligibility requirements:
a) 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)
b) In case of candidates holding a qualifying degree from a foreign university, registration for PhD will be confirmed after determination of equivalence by SIU
c) Master's degree or equivalent in any subject with 55% marks and minimum of five years of work experience, in the area of interdisciplinary research in which admission is being sought
d) M.Phil with 55% marks or equivalent grade / CGPA
e) 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 of experience after graduation (only for the Faculties of Law, Management and Humanities and Social Sciences)

Note: International candidates (NRIs, Foreign Nationals and PIOs who have obtained Master's degree from foreign universities) are requi red to qualify IELTS with 6.5 score or IELA Test (Band 3) of Symbiosis ELTIS, an equivalent test for English language proficiency

PhD PET Admission Procedure:
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
SIU Pune PhD PET Test Pattern 2015
PET entrance test for the PhD program shall be of multiple choice questions of 75 marks and of 1 hour 30 minutes duration. It shall comprise of the following sections:
Selection and Marks
i) English Language Proficiency: 25
ii) Logical and Mental Ability: 25
iii) Research Aptitude: 25
Total Marks: 75
A list of candidates qualifying the Entrance test shall be uploaded on the University Website

The eligible and qualified candidates shall be shortlisted for personal interview in July by the PhD
Admission Committee, on the basis of merit and number of vacancies in a Faculty

Selection Procedure
Candidates shall be admitted to the PhD Program on the basis of merit of the entrance test and personal interview

Candidates who have cleared NET/SET/SLET/GATE/JRF/M.Phil in the relevant discipline or are UGC/CSIR/ICMR Fellows shall be exempted from the entrance examination during the period of validity of the concerned test

Application Form:
Online SIU Pune PhD admission application form can be available from Symbiosis International University website
The fee shall be paid by a demand draft issued in favour of Symbiosis Institute of Research and Innovation, payable at Pune

Registration Instructions:
Candidates can click on the following link to register online

Steps to fill up SIRI Online Application Form
Click on New Users Registration
Click on the 'I Agree' button to accept the Terms and Conditions. Next fill in the details requested on the page displayed
Click on "Save and Continue" to choose a password and the hint questions that will be asked if you forget your password then click on "Save and Continue" to register
The screen will now display your SIRI ID
After successful registration, you will get an email containing your SIRI ID and password; use this SIRI ID for all future correspondence with SIRI; use this SIRI ID and password to enter the online application form and to make any modification to the details provided by you
The screen will now display the 'Make Payment' option
Please note: Candidates are required to check vacancies in each faculty before applying for admission and note that the pre Ph.D course work is mandatory

Test Cities
PET 2015 will be conducted in the following cities. A candidate may choose one city of the following: Bengaluru, Pune and Noida

*SIU reserve the right to re-schedule the test and/or the test centre at its sole discretion, without assigning any reasons thereof, and as warranted by the circumstances
For details regarding Application Form, Fee Structure, Deadline etc., please visit our website

Important Dates
SIU PET Advertisement Release: 26th April 2015 (Sunday)
Online Registration Opens: 27th April 2015 (Monday), 11.00 AM
Online Registration Closes: 27th May 2015 (Wednesday), 12 midnight
Payment Closes on: 30th May 2015 (Saturday), 12 midnight
Receipt of Application Form with all enclosures: 04th June 2015 (Thursday), 05.00 PM
Admit Card download starts: 15th June 2015 (Monday), 12 noon
Written Exam (PET): 27th June 2015 (Saturday), 11.00 am to 12.30 pm, Venue at Bengaluru, Noida, Pune
Result/shortlist for Personal Interaction: 10th July 2015 (Friday), 05.00 PM
Personal Interaction: 21st - 25th July and 27th July 2015 (Tuesday-Monday), 11.00 am to 05.00 pm
Final Result: 13th August 2015 (Wednesday), 05.00 PM
Payment of fees with submission of consent letter: 24th August 2015 (Monday), 05.00 PM
W/L Result: 26th August 2015 (Wednesday), 05.00 PM
Induction Program for PhD 2015: 31st August 2015 (Monday), 11.00 AM

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