Somaiya Vidyavihar University

Information and related links to apply for Somaiya Vidyavihar University Ph.D. entrance examination 2021-22

College Code College/ Institute Name Faculty Subject Name of the Ph.D. Programme Link for Ph.D. Admission Manual Link for List of Ph.D. Guides Link for applying SVU Ph.D. Entrance Examination
16 K J Somaiya College of Engineering (KJSCE) Faculty of Engineering & Technology Computer Engineering Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering and Technology) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
Electronics Engineering Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering and Technology) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
Electronics and Telecommunication Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering and Technology) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
Information Technology Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering and Technology) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
Mechanical Engineering Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering and Technology) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
17 K J Somaiya Institute of Management (KJSIM) Faculty of Management Studies Marketing Doctor of Philosophy (Management Studies) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
General Management Doctor of Philosophy (Management Studies)
Human Resources Management Doctor of Philosophy (Management Studies)
Finance Doctor of Philosophy (Management Studies)
Economics Doctor of Philosophy (Management Studies)
Business Analytic Doctor of Philosophy (Management Studies)
Operations including Logistics and Supply Chain Management Doctor of Philosophy (Management Studies)
Data Science and Technology Doctor of Philosophy (Management Studies)
18 K J Somaiya College of Education (KJSCED) Faculty of Education Education Doctor of Philosophy (Education) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
29 Department of Library and Information Science Faculty of Humanities Library and Information Science Doctor of Philosophy (Humanities) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
31 S K Somaiya College (SKSC) Faculty of Sciences Biotechnology 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
Computer Science Doctor of Philosophy (Science) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
Nutraceuticals Doctor of Philosophy (Science) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
Food Science Doctor of Philosophy (Science) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
Polymer Science 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
Mathematics Doctor of Philosophy (Science) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
S K Somaiya College (SKSC) Faculty of Commerce & Business Studies Commerce & Business Studies Doctor of Philosophy (Commerce & Business Studies) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
Commerce Doctor of Philosophy (Commerce & Business Studies) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors
Management Doctor of Philosophy (Commerce & Business Studies) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors
S K Somaiya College (SKSC) Faculty of Humanities Economics Doctor of Philosophy (Humanities) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
Mass Communication & Journalism Doctor of Philosophy (Humanities) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
32 K J Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies (KJSIDS) Faculty of Dharma Studies Sanskrit Doctor of Philosophy (Dharma Studies) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
Yogashashtra Doctor of Philosophy (Dharma Studies) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
Buddhist Studies Doctor of Philosophy (Dharma Studies) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology Doctor of Philosophy (Dharma Studies) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
Jainology Doctor of Philosophy (Dharma Studies) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
35 Somaiya Institute for Research and Consultancy Faculty of Sciences Life Sciences Doctor of Philosophy(Science) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now
Molecular Systems Biology Doctor of Philosophy(Science) List of Guides/Supervisors
Sr. No. Timeline from date of advertisement to provisional admission Deadline Date
1 Advertisement in the newspaper – day 1 – 120 days before from the proposed date of the beginning of the course work 31/08/2020 [day 1]
2 Acceptance of the applications for Ph.D entrance examination along with applications processing fee Up to 15/12/2020
3 Execution of Ph.D entrance examination for all PhD programmes – online video supervised/proctored close book examination 15/01/2021 to 18/01/2021
4 Results of Ph.D entrance examination On or before 25/01/2021
5 Selection process - Display of list of eligible shortlisted candidates for interview On or before 28/01/2021
6 Selection process – Online video conferencing interviews of shortlisted candidates 30/01/2021-04/02/2021
7 Display of shortlisted candidates for provisional admission On or before 06/02/2021
8 Provisional admission and payment of fees in accounts/admin office of colleges 07/02/2021-14/02/2021
9 Online/offline orientation and beginning of the yearlong two  semesters course work 15/02/2021

“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

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
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Food Science
  • Polymer Science
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Life Science
  • Molecular Systems Biology

Domain Area of Research

  • Commerce and Business Studies
  • Commerce
  • Management

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

Qualification & Eligibility

  • The admission, eligibility, and the conduct of the Ph.D. Program strictly adhere to the UGC Regulations.
  • Candidates possessing M.Sc/MA/M.Com/M.Phil/M.Tech/Masters from Recognised Universities with over 55% overall marks or corresponding grades, are eligible.
  • 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.

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
1 Engineering & Technology Computer Engineering 1,95,000
Electronics Engineering 1,95,000
Electronics and Telecommunication 1,95,000
Information Technology 1,95,000
Mechanical Engineering 1,95,000
2 Management Studies Management Studies (Marketing) 1,15,000
Management Studies (General Management)
Management Studies (Human Resources Management)
Management Studies (Finance)
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 1,00,000
4 Sciences Biotechnology 1,50,000
Chemistry 1,50,000
Computer Science 1,50,000
Nutraceuticals 1,50,000
Food Science 1,50,000
Polymer Science 1,50,000
Physics 1,50,000
Chemistry 1,50,000
Life Sciences 1,50,000
Molecular Systems Biology 1,50,000
5 Commerce & Business Studies Commerce and Business Studies 1,00,000
Commerce 1,00,000
Management 1,00,000
6 Humanities Economics 1,00,000
Economics 1,00,000
Library and Information Science 1,00,000
7 Dharma Studies Sanskrit 50,000
Yogashastra 50,000
Buddhist Studies 50,000
Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology 50,000
Jainology 50,000

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

FAQs

Yes, it is mandatory to attend the qualification exam with exception to applicants who have cleared CSIR- NET exam and other national tests for Junior Research Fellowships

The central aspect of the interview/viva-voce is to check whether the candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research. The questions will be based on the research proposal presentation by the aspirant. The aspirant is expected to prepare the presentations with the following heads- tentative title wow fadeInUp, problem statement, objective of the work, basic methods & methodology, and expected outcome. Each aspirant will be given 10 min for presentation followed by 20 min of Q & A session.

Can one choose more than one Guide for the Ph.D.?

Yes, but one will be the principal supervisor and the other a co-guide. The candidate cannot choose Guides from the same discipline. Each candidate is encouraged to carry out interdisciplinary work, and experts from different discipline will achieve this goal

Ph.D. is the highest educational degree a student/researcher can achieve. However, it would be best to pursue a doctoral programme for the following aspirations:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of success and failure: develop self-worth
  • Willingness to think not just out-of-the-box but around, about and beyond the box
  • Recognize individual core-competencies, and harness the potential
  • Single out the areas of weakness and take steps to bridge the knowledge or skill gap
  • Inculcate the habit of planning, optimization, and troubleshooting
  • Develop communication, interpersonal, organizational and planning skills

The entrance exam will have two compulsory papers - Paper 1 & 2. Paper 1 is of 30 marks, and Paper 2 is of 70 marks.

Paper I is a generic paper with 30 multiple choice questions of 1 mark each - 15 questions each of Logical Reasoning & Numerical Ability and 10 questions of General Aptitude.

Paper 2 is subject-specific and comprises a combination of multiple-choice and written answer questions - 10 Multiple Choice questions of 1 mark each, and 4 Long answer questions of 15 marks.

The applicant that secures a score of 50% and above will be shortlisted and proceed to the next phase. Syllabus for entrance test for each programme is given under admission manual in home page

Yes, possible after getting due permission from the University Research Committee and Guide(s) of Somaiya Vidyavihar University.

Any research scholar with more than 40% of physical disability may be allowed a relaxation of two years for a Ph.D. in the maximum duration. Also, women candidates may be provided Maternity Leave/Child Care Leave once in the entire duration of a Ph.D. for up to 240 days.

Ph.D. programmes shall be required to complete the course work prescribed by the University during the initial one or two semesters. Course work will include two components: Research-aptitude and subjectknowledge development. In research–aptitude component, extensive lecture-cum- hands-on-session in research methodology, scientific writing, statistics, techniques & tools, Intellectual property rights are included. The subject-specific component encompasses lectures on principles, procedures, and technical know-how for the particular Ph.D. work. The scholars will receive grades on presentations and examinations. The research scholar has to obtain a minimum of 55% of marks (Research-aptitude paper and Subject-specific paper + presentations) in the course work in order to be eligible to continue in the programme and submit the dissertation/thesis

  • Own your Ph.D.: The choice to work on real-problem based approaches that 'you choose' with experts belonging to multidisciplinary expertise
  • 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 Guidance/ Mentorship: The aspirant will have the opportunity to mentor by two subject experts, one Guide and another co-guide, each belonging to different disciplines.
    • E.g., If the Ph.D. candidate wants to work on a project to develop on 'Point-ofcare-devices to screen antimicrobial susceptibility,' he/she can choose the Guide from Faculty of Science and co-guide from Faculty of Science and Engineering & Technology. This scenario is for M.Sc/M. Tech students from Biological Sciences, but reversed in incase of the candidate is an M.Tech in Engineering and Technology.
  • 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.