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SSSIHL PhD Admission 2020, Dates, Eligibility, Application Form

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Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL), Prasanthi Nilayam notifies Doctoral Research Program 2020 January Session

SSSIHL PhD Admission 2020 – Applications are invited by Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL), Prasanthi Nilayam for admission to Doctoral Research Programme (PhD) for the January 2020 session


There are separate programs available for female and male applicants, as the University hosts separate campuses for both.


Also See : Phd Admissions


SSSIHL PhD Admission 2020 Important Dates

Admissions Open 30 November 2019
Admissions Close 31st December 2019
Deadline for receipt of all completed applications by SSSIHL 03rd January 2020
Admissions Tests entrance cards are emailed to eligible candidates 06th January 2020
Final list of candidates eligible for admissions tests is published 13th January 2020
Written Tests 16th January 2020
Interviews 17th & 18th January 2020
Provisional list of candidates selected for admissions is published 20th January 2020
Reporting date for candidates selected for admissions 31st January 2020
Doctoral Research Programme commences 01st February 2020


Eligibility Criteria for SSSIHL PhD Admission 2020

All applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to qualify for admission to the PhD programme 
Age Criteria Applicants must be under 30 years of age on 31 January 2020
Marital Status The applicant should be unmarried
Compulsory Hostel Stay Selected candidates must reside in the hostel throughout their PhD program without exception
Academic Qualifications
Any of the following options may be satisfied a) Completed a Master’s degree correlating to the PhD program to which they are applying (final year students must have appeared for their final exams by the time of the admissions tests) with minimum 60% marks (aggregate)
b) Equivalent grade from SSSIHL or any other recognized university in the following disciplines:
Mathematics Any one of the following degrees: M.Sc. Mathematics / M.Sc. Statistics / M.Sc. Operations Research
Computer Science

(Any one of the following degrees) 

M.Sc. in Computer Science / M.Sc. in Information Technology / M.Sc. in Data Science and Computing / Master of Computer Applications / M.Sc. in Mathematics (with sufficient background in CS and programming) / M.Sc. Statistics (with programming skills) / M.Tech.in Computer Science / M.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering / M.Tech. in Information Technology / M.Tech. in any branch of Science and Engineering with sufficient background in Data Structures, Algorithms and Programming
Physics / Photonics / Nuclear Physics

(Any one of the following degrees)

M.Sc. in Physics / M.Sc. in Photonics / M.Sc. in Nuclear Physics
Materials Science

(Any one of the following degrees)

M.Sc. in Physics / M.Sc. in Chemistry / M.Sc. in Photonics / M.Sc. in Materials Science / M.Sc. in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology / M.Tech. in Materials or Ceramic Engineering
Chemistry M.Sc. in any branch of Chemistry (Organic, Inorganic, Physical, Analytical and Biochemistry)
Biosciences Master’s degree in any branch of Biological Sciences
Food and Nutritional Sciences

(Any one of the following degrees)

M.Sc. in Food and Nutritional Sciences / M.Sc. in Food Science and Nutrition / M.Sc. in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics / M.Sc. in Food Technology / M.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences / Horticulture, M.Sc. in Home Science / M. Tech. in Food Process Engineering
Management & Commerce M.B.A (with any specialization), M.Com., M.M.S.
Economics M.A. in Economics
English Language & Literature Masters degree in English Language & Literature, ELT, Linguistics, Communicative English and Media Studies
Education Master in Education (M.Ed.)


SSSIHL PhD Admission 2020 Application Process

There are two ways to get an application form
In Person Pick up an application form from the SSSIHL Admissions Office located in the Administrative Building at Prasanthi Nilayam. with a cash payment of Rs.200/-
By Email Apply by writing to admissions@sssihl.edu.in requesting for an application form with details of your qualifying degree, age and marital status. The application form will be emailed to you if you fulfill our eligibility criteria.
The Bank draft should be drawn in favour of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, payable at SBI, Prasanthi Nilayam/Puttaparthi.
Submit Application Form with Required Documents
Once you have filled in the application form – complete with signatures, photographs, contact information (including Email ID and mobile number), etc. you will have to make sure that you attach all the supporting documents with the form before posting it to SSSIHL


Exam Pattern 


9:00 to 11:00 a.m. 

Ph.D. Admissions Test in the relevant subject area

75 marks

Part A: Multiple Choice Questions Please NOTE that an incorrect response will attract negative marking. 30×1 = 30 marks
Part B: Answer any 9 (out of the following) in about 150 words each  9×5 = 45 marks

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Evaluative Test in English 

50 Marks

Part A: Objective Questions  30×1 = 30 Marks
Part B: Rewrite the following visual into a text of about 150 words  10 Marks
Part C: Write a paragraph of about 150 words on your reasons for pursuing research, and India’s need for original research contributions 10 Marks


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