Ph.D. in History and Archaeology Admissions Announcement: Monsoon Session 2024

The Department of History and Archaeology, Shiv Nadar University, invites applications for its PhD programme (2024-25) in History and Archaeology.

Eligible applicants should have at least 55% in their Master’s degree. Applicants who have completed their MPhil may also apply. Those who have finished their four-year undergraduate degrees with an 8 point CGPA can also apply.

Applicants can submit proposals for undertaking research on any aspect of History and Archaeology, relating to the expertise of the current Faculty. The link for the faculty details:

A completed application must include a curriculum-vitae, a preliminary research proposal (2000 words and above), and a writing sample (6000 words and above).

The applicants will have to appear for a written test and an interview with the department. There will be no waiver of the written test for the NET-JRF holders.

The link for the details on stipends and fees:

Application Instructions:

All interested applicants must apply on the link provided below. Please follow the instructions carefully.

  • Fill all the mandatory fields
  • Online upload of the following documents is required:
    • Passport size photograph
    • Current curriculum vitae
    • All mark sheets/degree certificates (10th Standard onwards)
    • Standardized Examination Certificates such as UGC-NET (if applicable)
    • A preliminary research proposal (2000-2500 words), in a Word document, Times New Roman, 12 font, 1.5 spacing
    • One writing sample (at least 6000 words), in a Word document, Times New Roman, 12 font, 1.5 spacing)
  • Applications fees should be paid online.
  • For any queries, contact

Dr. Iman Mitra

Department of History and Archaeology

Shiv Nadar University

Tehsil Dadri

District Gautam Budh Nagar

Uttar Pradesh

Email: [email protected]

Application dates:

All applications must be received by 30 April 2024. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The written examination will be conducted in Online Mode on 12 May 2024 (tentative).

The interviews will be held from 20 May (tentative).

Successful candidates will be informed by the 1 June.

The Semester will start in August 2024.

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.