Ph.D. Physics Admissions Announcement: Monsoon 2024

The Department of Physics in the School of Natural Sciences at Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence (SNIoE) Delhi-NCR invites applications for admission in the Ph.D. program starting from August 2024. Our graduate program is designed to serve a wide range of research interests and offers an excellent learning and research environment to motivated and ambitious students. Many of our research projects are interdisciplinary in nature, involving collaborations across multiple departments in the School of Natural Sciences, as well as other schools and research centers of the University.

Research Areas:

The department currently focuses on the following broad areas of research:

  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science
  • Experimental Soft Matter Physics
  • Experimental Nuclear Physics
  • Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
  • Theoretical High Energy Physics
  • Mathematical and Statistical Physics
  • Cosmology and Astrophysics.

This year we are taking students ONLY in the following research topics:


  • A candidate must have minimum 55% marks or a 5.5 CGPA out of 10 in masters (M.Sc./M.Tech)*.
  • Applicant must have a degree in B.Sc. with a Physics Major or a B.Tech. in Engineering Physics from a recognized university/technical institute**.
  • Applicant should have a degree in M.Sc./M.Tech. in Physics, Material Science, Nanoscience, or Nanotechnology from a recognized technical institute or University.
  • Merely satisfying the eligibility criteria does not guarantee the shortlisting of a candidate for interview.

*Please enquire in case you are uncertain about your eligibility for any reason.

**Master’s degree is not mandatory for the applicants having a four-year B.Tech. degree in Engineering Physics. However, a candidate must have a minimum CGPA of 7.5/10 or 75% marks in B.Tech.

Selection Process:

  • Applicants will be shortlisted based on merit by the department. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email and will be called for a written test.
  • The written test will be conducted offline at the Shiv Nadar IoE, Delhi NCR campus in Gautam Buddha Nagar District (near Greater Noida), U.P.
  • Shortlisted candidates (based on written test cut-off) will be called for Interview. Interviews will be conducted at the Shiv Nadar IoE, Delhi NCR campus.
  • While tentative dates are given below, any changes to the dates of the written test and interview will be communicated in due course.
  • Syllabus: General Physics courses up to the level of M.Sc. (Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Electrodynamics, Mathematical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Electronics, Thermal and Statistical Physics).
  • Candidates with valid CSIR-NET-JRF fellowship will be exempted from the written test.

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 tuition-fee waiver (as per department’s policy) and a monthly stipend of ₹40,000 for the first two years, and ₹45,000 for the next three years, subject to benchmarked performance. The continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory performance in the program evaluated continuously and compliance with all University regulations. Support will be available for deserving Ph.D. students to disseminate their work through conferences and publications. Please note that students with CSIR, UGC, INSPIRE, ICMR fellowships shall receive 100% tuition fee waiver. More details can be found at

Application Fees:

You will be required to pay non-refundable application fees of Rs. 1,200 (One Thousand Two Hundred Only). The application fee can be paid online during the application process.

Candidate may note that the University reserves the right to accept or reject any application based on its departmental screening criteria; hence, not all application may be shortlisted for written examination. Therefore, no requests for refund of the application fee shall be entertained whether or not the candidates are called for written examination.

Application Instructions:

All interested applicants shall apply online from the link given below or on the website. Please follow the instructions carefully.

  • Fill all the mandatory fields
  • Online upload of following document is required
  • Passport size color photograph
  • Current CV
  • All Mark sheets/Degree Certificates (10th Standard onwards)
  • Standardized Examination certificate-CSIR, UGC, GATE etc. (If applicable)
  • A Statement of Purpose

Please note that the application will not be considered without all the necessary prescribed documents and application fee.

Important Dates:

  • Last date for the receipt of completed application form & application fee: 26th April 2024 (Friday)
  • Written Tests (only for the candidates called for admission process): 30th May 2024 (Thursday)
  • Interview of the shortlisted candidates only (based on written test cut-off): 30th-31st May 2024 (Thursday- Friday)

For any other information or query contact to:

Ms. Heena Slathia

EA to the HOD Physics,

School of Natural Sciences,

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0120-3819386 / +91 9569777783

Physics Research Infrastructure

Physics research Laboratories are equipped with basic research facilities, which include clean room, thermal deposition, chemical vapor deposition, pulsed electron deposition, magnetron sputtering, spin coater, ball-milling, vacuum annealing, high temperature oven, high temperature split tube furnaces, hydraulic press, glove box, microwave furnace, fume hoods, bio-safety cabinets, cryostat, XRD, AFM, Photo Luminescence, Raman Spectrometer, PPMS, Ellipsometry, FE-SEM, UV-visible-IR spectrophotometers, I-V measurement system, polarization loop-tracer, polarization microscope, fluorescence microscope, surface profiler, viscometer, thermal conductivity, contact angle, hydraulic manual coin cell Crimper, automatic battery film coating machine, electrochemical workstation and battery cycler, hydrothermal setup, and many others equipment within the school of natural science.

Besides, the department can avail computational facilities that include a high-performance IBM cluster (“Magus”) having 8064-Cores (57 Computer Nodes) with 4 GB Memory per Core (amounting to a total Memory of 29.2 TB) along with two GPU Nodes. It also has 12 High Memory Nodes with 16 GB Memory per Core for the High Memory Nodes amounting to a Total of 12.3 TB Memory. This delivers a theoretical peak performance of ~ 30TF. Physics faculty, students and research scholars have full and unlimited access to this facility for their computational research. Also, department has its own Computational Laboratory where several high-performance workstations and high-end desktops are available for conducting teaching and research. Several softwares for molecular modeling, molecular dynamics, quantum chemistry, statistical learning, bioinformatics, and cheminformatics, are also available.

Our library, housed in a modern 5-storey building, provides online access from anywhere in the campus, to the e-books, electronic journals and databases from APS, AIP, ACS, RSC, AMS, SIAM, IOP, Springer, Elsevier, Wiley, Nature, and others.