Somaiya Vidyavihar University top Ph.D college in India

Somaiya Vidyavihar University

Information and related links to apply for Somaiya Vidyavihar University Ph.D. entrance examination July 2024-25
College Code College/ Institute Name Faculty Name of the Subject Name of the Ph.D Programme Link for Ph.D. Admission Manual Link for list of guides with their domain area of specialization Link for applying SVU Ph.D. Entrance Examination
35 Somaiya Institute for Research and Consultancy (SIRAC) Faculty of Sciences Life Sciences Doctor of Philosophy (Science) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
Physics Doctor of Philosophy (Science) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy (Science) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
18 K J Somaiya College of Education Faculty of Education Education Doctor of Philosophy (Education) For further details & apply
16 K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering (KJSCE) Engineering & Technology Computer Engineering Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Engineering) For further details & apply
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Doctor of Philosophy (Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering)
Electronics Engineering Doctor of Philosophy (Electronics Engineering)
Energy Engineering Doctor of Philosophy (Energy Engineering)
Information Technology Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology)
Mechanical Engineering Doctor of Philosophy (Mechanical Engineering)
32 K J Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies (KJSIDS) Dharma Studies Jainology Doctor of Philosophy (Jainology) For further details & apply
Sanskrit Doctor of Philosophy (Sanskrit)
31 S K Somaiya College Faculty of Commerce and Business Studies Commerce and Business Studies Doctor of Philosophy (Commerce and Business Studies) For further details & apply
Faculty of Science Biotechnology Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
Mathematics Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
Nutraceuticals Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
Polymer Science Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
17 K J Somaiya Institute of Management Faculty of KJSIM Business Analytics Doctor of Philosophy (Business Analytics) For further details & apply
Data Science & Technology Doctor of Philosophy (Data Science & Technology )
Economics Doctor of Philosophy (Economics )
Finance & Banking Doctor of Philosophy (Finance & Banking )
General Management Doctor of Philosophy (General Management)
Human Resources Management Doctor of Philosophy (Human Resources Management)
Marketing Doctor of Philosophy (Marketing)
Operations & Supply Chain Management Doctor of Philosophy (Operations & Supply Chain Management)
30 Maya Somaiya School of Music & Performing Arts Faculty of Music and Performing Arts Music Doctor of Philosophy (Music) For further details & apply
29 Department of Library & Information Science Faculty of Humanities & Social Science Library & Information Science Doctor of Philosophy (Library & Information Science) For further details & apply

“Inspiring Discovery & Creating Solutions”

With over six decades of rich experience in building and managing higher educational institutes of great repute, Somaiya Vidyavihar, located in the Vidyavihar Campus, Mumbai, has become a Private University in 2019, bringing all of its self- financing higher education institutions under it.

The Ph.D. Research Centres under the Somaiya Self-Financing Institutes , earlier with the University of Mumbai, SNDT University and Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University are now with the Somaiya Vidyavihar University. It was enacted by an Act of the Maharashtra State Legislature, and recognised by the University Grants Commission in 2019. The University has 27 recognised depts/centres for Ph.D. research and about 100 recognised and experienced research supervisors under the various Faculties.

The University is resolute in defining a new dimension to research using freedom of possibilities. The dynamic research community at Somaiya explores need-based problems to deliver a plethora of possibilities from renewable energy to precision farming, strategies to brand value, microbial diversity to COVID predictions, culture to education among others.

Ph.D. Programmes offered

Offering you infinite possibilities of discovering. Your quest for in-depth knowledge and wisdom begins here.

Domain Area of Research

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Telecommunication
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering

Domain Area of Research

  • Marketing
  • General Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Business Analytics
  • Operations including Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Data Science and Technology

Domain Area of Research

  • Education

Domain Area of Research

  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Polymer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Life Science
  • Sports & Excercise Science

Domain Area of Research

  • Commerce and Business Studies

Domain Area of Research

  • Economics
  • Mass Communication & Journalism
  • Library and Information Science

Domain Area of Research

  • Sanskrit
  • Yogashastra
  • Buddhist Studies
  • Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archeology
  • Jainology
  • Philosophy

Domain Area of Research

  • Music

Qualification & Eligibility

  • The admission, eligibility, and the conduct of the Ph.D. Program strictly adhere to the UGC Regulations.
  • Students with CSIR Scholarship/UGC NET-JRF are welcome to apply.
  • Candidates are expected to have a deep understanding of their proposed area and a high level of commitment to pursue research.
  • For more details on qualification, eligibility, exemption, syllabus for entrance exame, PhD Guides and related details refer PhD admission manuals for the respective subjects.

Admission Process

Somaiya Institute for Research and Consultancy (SIRAC) is the nodal center for building organic linkages across research disciplines within Higher Educational Institutes (HEIs) of the Somaiya Vidyavihar University.

The Ph.D. Admission process includes written test and a one-on-one interview.

Fee Structure

Sr. No. Faculty Subject of Ph.D. Programme Approved Fee
      For all categories of students
1 Engineering & Technology Computer Engineering 50,000
Electronics Engineering 50,000
Electronics and Telecommunication 50,000
Information Technology 50,000
Mechanical Engineering 50,000
Energy Engineering 50,000
2 Management Studies Management Studies (Marketing) 50,000
Management Studies (General Management)
Management Studies (Human Resources Management)
Management Studies (Finance & Law)
Management Studies (Economics)
Management Studies (Business Analytics)
Management Studies (Operations including Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
Management Studies (Data Science and Technology)
3 Education Education 50,000
4 Sciences Biotechnology 50,000
Computer Science 50,000
Nutraceuticals 50,000
Polymer Science 50,000
Mathematics 50,000
Life Sciences 50,000
Physics 50,000
Chemistry 50,000
Sports & Exercise Science 50,000
5 Commerce & Business Studies Commerce and Business Studies 50,000
6 Humanities Economics 50,000
Mass Communication & Journalism 50,000
Library and Information Science 50,000
7 Dharma Studies Sanskrit 50,000
Yogashastra 50,000
Buddhist Studies 50,000
Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology 50,000
Jainology 50,000
Philosophy 50,000
8 Music & Performing Arts Music 50,000

Why a Ph.D. from Somaiya Vidyavihar University?

  • Own your Ph.D. : The choice to work on real-problem based approaches that 'you choose' with experts belonging to multidisciplinary expertise
  • Evolve from a research to a writer: Individual training in Research Methodology, Proposal writing, Scientific writing and presentation skills
  • Beyond a 'lab': Opportunity to work on consultancy and collaborative projects with industry allowing the real-time experience to developing problem-statements, understand project-specific constraints, and develop the best possible feasible solutions
  • Joint Mentorship: The aspirant will have the opportunity to mentor by two subject experts, one Guide and another co-guide, each belonging to different disciplines.
  • Connecting link: Somaiya Institute for Research and Consultancy (SIRAC) is a nodal center for building organic linkages across research disciplines within Higher Educational Institutes (HEIs) of Somaiya Vidyavihar University. SIRAC is also responsible for coordinating Ph.D. programs for all the HEIs. SIRAC will be organizing engaging events for all Ph.D. aspirants across HEIs to interact with one another and facilitate the flow of information.
  • National take but Global reach: Ph.D. scholars will get an opportunity to work on projects under National and Global Alliance with Universities/Institutes/Companies/Start-ups


What kind of questions could be asked during the interview?


Why a Ph.D.?


Can one have a co-Guide from another national or international institute/industry?


Is there an extension time given for Ph.D. work?

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