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Sri Ramachandra University PhD Admission 2021, Dates, Application Form

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Sri Ramachandra University (SRM) Chennai announces Admission to PhD Program for January 2021 Session

Sri Ramachandra University PhD Admission 2021 - Sri Ramachandra University (SRM), Chennai invites applications from eligible candidates for admission to Full-time and Part-time PhD Programme offered under various faculties for the academic session commencing in January 2021
Read on for more info on Sri Ramachandra University PhD Admission 2021 such as important dates, eligibility criteria, application process, etc.

Programs Offered

There shall be three categories of Ph.D. candidates.

Full Time Candidates

All candidates who pursue full time research in SRMIST shall belong to this category.

Part Time (Internal)

All candidates employed in SRMIST who pursue part time research in SRMIST shall belong to this category.

Part Time (External)

All candidates working in Industrial units, Colleges, Government departments, Research organizations or other Institutions, sponsored for pursuing PhD Programs in SRMIST while continuing to serve in their respective Institutions/ organizations which are recognized as the Research Centres of SRMIST shall belong to this category

PhD Program Faculty

The University offers PhD Program in the following faculty






Allied Health Sciences


Biomedical Science

Public Health/Sports & Exercise Science

Clinical Research

Eng & Technology


Full time Program

Min 3 years - Max 5 years (including coursework)

Part time Program

Min 3 years - Max 6 years (including coursework)

Part Time (Internal/External)

Part time Ph.D. programme is allowed provided all the conditions mentioned in the extant Ph.D. regulations are met

Sri Ramachandra University PhD Admission 2021 Important Dates



Last date to submit the application

19th November 2020

Department level entrance and interview

30th November 2020

Release of list of candidates for provisional registration

15th December 2020

Last date to pay tuition fee

12th January 2021

Reporting date at directorate of research

12th January 2021

Eligibility Criteria for Sri Ramachandra University PhD Admission 2021

  • Two years of Master's degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.
  • Candidates who have cleared the M.Phil. Course work with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and successfully completed the M.Phil. Degree shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to the  Ph.D Degree in the same Institution.
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/ differently- abled.

Sri Ramachandra University PhD Admission 2021 Application Process

  • Eligible & Interested candidates can apply online through the official website www.sriramachandra.edu.in
  • Candidates applying for Ph.D. program under Full-Time (seeking Founder Chancellor Shri N.P.V. Ramasamy Udayar Fellowships) and Part-Time (internal and external) categories will have to qualify through the entrance exam.

Instructions to Apply

  • All fields marked with*  in the application form are mandatory to be filled.
  • Please keep the following self-attested scanned documents ready before filling the application form:
  • Passport sized (dimension 200 x 230 pixels preferred) photograph and signature (dimension 140 x 60 pixels preferred)
  • After successful submission of the application form, an application number will be generated. Save that number for future reference and communications.
  • Apply online https://applications.srmist.edu.in/ and the same can be downloaded and sent to us with the DD for Rs.1100/- drawn in favour of “SRMIST”, payable at Chennai

Application Fee

  • Cost of Online application form is Rs.1100/- (non-refundable)

Selection Procedure

  • The number of available seats in the various specializations under different disciplines will be determined well in advance depending on the number of available Research Supervisors and other academic and physical facilities available.
  • Preliminary scrutinisation of all applications received through online will be done by the Directorate of Research and the eligibility is determined.
  • The eligible candidates are called for an entrance examination at the respective campuses of SRMIST. The entrance examination will be either Computer-Based Test (CBT) / Paper-pencil. The syllabus for the Entrance Test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific.
  • The entrance examination will be followed by a presentation in the proposed research area and technical-cum-personal interview. The presentation will be assessed by the Department Research Coordination Committee (DRCC)
  • There is no need for Entrance test for those students who qualify in UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/SLET/GATE/teacher fellowship holder

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website



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