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Doctoral Admission

Shiv Nadar University Doctoral Award Program - Academic year 2022

Shiv Nadar University is restructuring its Doctoral Award program with a goal to recruit and nurture exceptional researchersThe award consists of a stipend; fully or partially waived academic fees; subsidized hostel accommodation; and support for academic presentations, conference participation for students to disseminate their work.  In addition, Schools may also provide additional support or awards, as approved by the Dean.

Over a maximum duration of 5 years, the doctoral award will typically comprise the following:

Stipend: The stipend amount is INR 40,000 for Year 1 and Year 2 and INR 45,000 for Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5

Academic fee waiver: A student may be awarded a 100% waiver or a 50% waiver on an annual academic fee of INR 1,10,000. Programs can determine the waiver for each student, taking into consideration his/her qualifications and their admission criteria. Students with their own fellowships (CSIR, UGC, INSPIRE, ICMR etc.) shall be offered 100% waiver.


Academic fees per year

Tuition Fees Actual

After 100% Waiver

After 50% Waiver

₹ 1,10,000

₹ 0

₹ 55,000

Subsidised hostel fees: On-campus hostel accommodation is available at substantially reduced fees (see rates below). All students are expected to live on campus. Explicit approval of the dean must be obtained if a student needs to live off-campus.

Support for dissemination of research: Support will be available for deserving Ph.D. students to disseminate their work through conferences, publications, and other means as relevant for their fields. 

Duties: All awardees will be assigned duties as a teaching assistant or research assistant for 10 hours per week

Conditions for the award package: The 5-year award package will be offered to each student on admission and guaranteed for 5 years provided the student is progressing according to set academic milestones. The stipend or housing allowance will not be available after 5 years.

Eligibility criteria: 

A four-year bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in Arts, Science, Engineering, Medicine, Education, or Business with a minimum required score (marks or grade point) to be fixed and announced by each Department/ Center/ School offering the Ph.D program. If the Qualifying degree is in a field other than the one to which admission to the Ph.D program is sought, the candidate will be expected to demonstrate sufficient mastery of the fundamentals in the field through written tests, interviews etc. *

* Departments may have additional department specific requirements.

Admission Procedure: 

Students will be admitted to the Ph.D. program twice every year, at the beginning of the Monsoon (starting in August) and Spring (starting in January) semesters of the University.  The number of seats for Ph.D. in each discipline shall be notified on the University website. The University shall admit doctoral students through an Entrance Test and/or interview. Shortlisted doctoral candidates called for an interview will be expected to discuss with the Interview Committee their research interests/areas. The names of the selected candidates will be announced on the University website.

  • Written test may be waived for candidates possessing a valid score in any one of the following National Examinations: CSIR-UGC NET-JRF, DBT-JRF, GATE-JRF, JEST, ICMR-JRF, NBHM, CAT, GRE, GMAT etc. 

Subsidised Hostel fees for PhD students**

Room Type

Subsidised cost of accommodation for PhD students

Single Non-AC (Common Toilet)


Single Non-AC (Attached Toilet)


Single  AC (Common Toilet


Single  AC (Attached Toilet)


** The subsidised Hostel rates may be increased by a maximum of 5% per year (SNU hostel rack rate varies between INR 115000.00 to 193000.00 per annum depending on room  configuration)

Other Fees: Please see fee structure document for other charges.


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