Ph.D. in Economics Admission Announcement 2024-25

The Department of Economics, School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence, Delhi NCR invites applications for its full-time Ph.D. program.

Research Areas

The areas of research that faculty members hold expertise in include Development Economics, Economic Growth, Environmental Economics, Game Theory and Information Economics, Industrial Organization, Labor Economics, Macroeconomics, Political Economy, Behavioral Economics, Applied Econometrics, Gender Economics, and Public Economics. A description of the research interests of our faculty can be found on the website.

The department is also engaged in interdisciplinary work with research groups spanning all the schools at the university and as well as outside the university.


To be considered for admission, candidates must have achieved a minimum of 55% aggregate in their post-graduate degree or a minimum of 75% aggregate in their four-year undergraduate degree in any discipline. The selection of candidates will be based on their performance in the admission test and interview, provided they meet the minimum eligibility requirement. Those interested in applying can find the online application link on the website and pay the application fee online.

The eligibility criteria mentioned above are minimum standards and applications not meeting the same or incomplete applications will be summarily rejected. Please note that all candidates meeting the minimum eligibility criteria may not be shortlisted.

Selection Process

Candidates will be shortlisted based on performance in an online written examination (multiple choice questions format). The syllabus for the written test can be found in the Ph.D. prospectus. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to an in-person interview at the SNIoE campus. The details of the interviews will be conveyed to the shortlisted candidates.

The candidates invited for the in-person interview at the SNIoE campus will be entitled to reimbursement of the 3AC train fare (to and fro) against the actual ticket for appearing in the selection process. For outstation candidates, accommodation on the university campus may be arranged at a nominal cost. Transportation may also be arranged from a few nearby metro stations.

Fees and Financial Assistance

All full-time Ph.D. students admitted into the program shall receive a doctoral award (teaching and research assistantship) consisting of a tuition-fee waiver (as per the department’s discretion) and a monthly stipend of ₹40,000 for the first two years, and ₹45,000 for the next three years, subject to benchmarked performance.

All selected students shall receive a 100% tuition fee waiver. Additionally, a research grant of INR 1,50,000 (One Lakh fifty thousand) is available for students to be used for conference (only Scopus indexed) travel (domestic and/or international) during the 5-year period of Ph.D. program 

Note: Continuation in the program and financial assistance is subject to satisfactory performance evaluated continuously, and compliance with all University regulations. The student is required to maintain a minimum CGPA of 7.00 at the end of every semester.

Detailed information about the fee and award structure is available on the website.

Application Fees: To apply, you must pay a non-refundable application fee of Rs. 1,200 (One Thousand Two Hundred Only) using a credit or debit card. Please note that the University has the discretion to accept or reject any application based on its departmental screening criteria. This means that not all applications may be shortlisted for the written examination. As a result, we will not entertain requests for a refund of the application fee, regardless of whether or not candidates are called for the written examination.

Application Instructions

All interested applicants shall apply online by clicking the “Apply Now” button. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Fill in all the mandatory

Online upload of the following documents is

  • Passport size recent color photograph
  • Current CV
  • All mark sheets and degree certificates (10th Standard onwards)
  • Standardized examination certificate- CSIR, UGC, GATE, (If applicable)


Last date for the receipt of the completed application form & application fee

April 22, 2024

Online entrance test

April 28, 2024

In-person interviews (for shortlisted candidates only)

May 19, 2024 (tentative)

Semester start date

 August 12, 2024 (tentative)

In case of any queries, please contact: [email protected]


About Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence, Deemed to be University

Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence (SNIoE), Deemed to be University is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, research-focused and student-centric institution that is bringing a paradigm shift in higher education in India through its innovative curriculum, interdisciplinary focus, and scross-disciplinary thinking across a wide range of disciplines. The University is building an eco-system of knowledge to promote recognition of the inter-connectedness of ideas, systems, and environments in the world inside the campus, and those outside it. The University has 5 Schools, 18 Departments and 6 Research Centers engaged in teaching, practice, and research in disciplines as diverse as Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, Management, Natural Sciences, Art, Design, Performing Arts, Communication, and Extended Education & Professional Development. The Schools offer Bachelor, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees along with multidisciplinary curriculum to enable students to explore subjects and disciplines that may be widely different from their chosen Majors.

  • The University received Institution of Eminence Deemed to be University status by the Government of India in August 2022.
  • In the NIRF (Government's National Institutional Ranking Framework), SNIoE has been the youngest institution in the 'top 100' Overall list, and the score has been rising steadily. SNIoE ranked 62 in the University category, and 95 'Overall' in NIRF 2023.
  • The University has been accredited with ‘A’ Grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), valid for a period of 5 years from 26 November 2019.
  • SNIoE is also among a select group of green-field institutions in the country, which were awarded the prestigious Atal Incubation Center grant by the Niti Aayog, Government of India, in the very first round in 2017.