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Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalaya SVURESET MPhil, PhD Admissions 2018

Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam notifies Research Entrance Test for M. Phil. /PhD Program (SVURESET - 2018)


Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati, has announced Research Entrance Test (RESET - 2018) for admission into M.Phil. / PhD (Full-time and Part-time) Programs for the academic year 2018-19


Eligible women candidates to appear for the entrance test for admission into M.Phil. / Ph.D. (Fulltime and Part-time) programs in the following disciplines:


School of Sciences
(1) Applied Mathematics
(2) Applied Microbiology/Biochemistry (only PhD)
(3) Biotechnology
(4) Computer Science
(5) Home Science
6) Pharmaceutical Sciences (only Ph.D.)
(7) Sericulture/Botany/Zoology


School of Engineering & Technology (SoET)
(1) Engineering & Technology (only PhD)


School of Social Sciences Humanities and Management
(1) Business Management
(2) Communication & Journalism
(3) Education
(4) English
(5) Law (only Ph.D.)
(6) Music
(7) Physical Education
(8) Social Work
(9) Telugu Studies
(10) Women’s Studies


Important Dates

Last Date for Receipt of filled-in Application: 2nd week of July 2018

Date of Examination: 2nd August 2018 at 10.30 am


PhD Program

Research for PhD degree can be carried out on full-time or part-time basis


Full-Time Research

  • A full-time research scholar with PG/ M .Phil. Degree carries out full-time research in PhD for a minimum period of 3/2 years respectively putting in a minimum of 3 years with 75% of attendance each year in SPMVV under a Research Supervisor
  • The candidates may work in the research projects sanctioned to the Research Supervisor in the University as Junior Research Fellows, Project Assistants in S.P. Mahila Visvavidyalayam

Part-Time Research

  • A Part-time research scholar with P.G./ M.Phil. , carries out part-time research under a research supervisor from SPMVV, while currently discharging her duties associated with her job in a recognized Academic/Research/Professional/Industry/Relevant Institution
  • Candidate must work for her PhD for a minimum of four years with PG/three years with M.Phil, during which she has to put in a minimum attendance of four/three months in S.P. Mahila Visvavidyalayam respectively


Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should possess a postgraduate degree of the concerned/ related subject of any recognized University, with at least a second class with a minimum of 55% of marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7 - point scale and 50% in the case of SC/ST/Differently abled candidates


M.Phil. Program

Research for M.Phil Degree can be carried out on full-time or Part-time basis


Full-Time Research

  • A full - time research scholar carries out full - time research for a minimum period of one year, putting in 75% of attendance, without taking up any other assignment and maximum of two years. However, the candidates may work in the Research Projects in the University as Junior Research Fellows, Project Assistants etc

Part-Time Research

  • A part - time research scholar carries out part - time research while discharging her duties associated with her regular job in the relevant discipline in a recognized academic / research / professional/ technical/ relevant institution
  • The candidate must work for her M.Phil. for a minimum of two years, putting in a minimum attendance of two summer vacations / two months in Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam and maximum of three years


Selection Process

  • Admissions into M.Phil. / PhD Degree Course are normally done once in every year through an entrance test (RESET) which will be common for M.Phil. & PhD
  • Admissions are made in the concerned departments of the University College, and are restricted to women candidates only
  • The number of seats for PhD & M. Phil. shall be decided well in advance and notified in the University website


Exam Details

  • Entrance test will be of 2 ½ hours (two and half) duration with 50 objective type questions for 50 marks in Part-A
  • Descriptive short essay type of questions (5 questions out of eight questions to be answered) of 10 marks each for 50 marks in Part-B. However, where ever it is relevant few questions will be from Research Methodology
  • The question paper and medium of writing SPMVV RESET will be in English except for Telugu Studies
  • The student should obtain a minimum of 50% marks in the entrance test to be eligible and for SC /ST /Differently abled students the minimum shall be 45%; mere qualifying in entrance test alone does not guaranty a seat for admission


Application Procedure

Application Forms can be downloaded from the website www.spmvv.ac.in. Enclosures to be submitted along with the application

  • For general candidates DD for Rs.1800/- and for SC/ST/ Differently abled candidates Rs.1200/- towards registration fee drawn in favour of the Registrar, S.P. Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati
  • Four self-addressed envelopes 22 cm X 10 cm size stamped worth Rs.50/-
  • Attested copies of:

a) PG marks statement and Degree Certificate
b) Integrated permanent caste certificate in case of SC/ST/BC applicants
c) Evidence of Differently abled from Government Civil Surgeon
d) Evidence of having qualified for NET /SLET/JRF/ GATE / GPAT subject to the validity of the score examination if applicable
e) Certificate of SSC or its equivalent as proof of date of birth

  • In addition to all the above (1 to 3 points) proof of employment for Part-time candidates, from Head of the institution is mandatory. Otherwise the part-time application is liable for rejection
  • RESET is common for both M.Phil. / PhD Programs in the concerned discipline; however candidates applying for both M.Phil. and Ph.D. should submit separate applications with separate registration fee
  • Duly filled-in application form specifying the name of the Department on the envelope together with all the required enclosures should be submitted in person or sent by registered post to reach the following address: The Dean of Examinations, Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati-517502, Andhra Pradesh

For more detail information visit the website: www.spmvv.ac.in


SPMVV Tirupati

Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (SPMVV), Tirupati, Tirupati-517502, Andhra Pradesh, India (Women’s University), Website: www.spmvv.ac.in

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