Symbiosis International (Deemed University) Pune announces Entrance Test (PET 2023-Second Round) for PhD Admission, Apply now


Symbiosis International University PhD Admission 2023 – Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU) invites applications from eligible candidates for PhD Entrance Test (PET) for admission to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program for the academic year 2023 (2nd Round). Symbiosis International, is a multi-campus private, deemed university located in the city of Pune, India. The university has more than 41 academic institutions spread over various campuses in Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Nashik, Noida. The university is awarded the Category-I status by UGC, and an ‘A++’ grade by NAAC. The university is also ranked 32nd in the Universities Category of NIRF 2023. Check out more details on Symbiosis International University PhD Admission 2023 from the post below.


Symbiosis International University PhD Admission 2023


About PhD Program

  • Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU) offers research programs leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the following Faculty of Studies:


  • Faculty of Management
  • Faculty of Computer Studies
  • Faculty of Engineering


Important Dates

  • Online registration and payment closes: 23 Nov 2023
  • Downloading admit cards: 14- 16 Dec 2023
  • Ph D Entrance Test: 16 Dec 2023
  • Release of results through login and password: 23 Dec 2023
  • Personal Interaction (Excluding Sunday): 8-13 Jan 2024
  • First Merit List through login and password: 30 Jan 2024
  • Payment of Fees with consent letter: 6 Feb 2024
  • Waitlist Result through login and password: 9 Feb 2024
  • Waitlist Payment Closed: 14 Feb 2024
  • Closing of Admissions: 16 Feb 2024
  • Induction program for Ph.D. 2023: 27-28 Feb 2024


Eligibility Criteria

  • Post graduate degree is needed with 55 % marks ( 50 % for SC/ST /DA) in the relevant discipline is a must. The nomenclature of degree shall be as per the section 22 of UGC Act. Full time PG Diploma of IIMs, XLRI are eligible, CA/CS with 55 % marks are eligible. Those who are holding PG diplomas from other institutions have to submit equivalence ( & not approval) as given by statutory bodies like AICTE/ UGC/ BCI. AIU equivalence is not acceptable for PG diploma programmes.
  • Experience is not compulsory. Graduate degrees with long experience/ without experience are not eligible.


Application Process

  • Online SIU Pune PhD admission application form can be available from Symbiosis International University Website
  • Note that the entire application process is online and they are not required to submit any hard copy of application to the University.


Application Fee

  • General Category : Rs. 2000/-
  • SC/ST/ Differently Abled Category : Rs. 1500/-
  • Exempted General : Rs. 1000/- *
  • Exempted SC/ST / Differently Abled : Rs. 500/- *
  • Mode of Payment : Through Online Credit/Debit/Cash Cards/Internet Banking Payment through Bill Desk Payment Gateway:


Selection Procedure

  • The selection is done strictly on the merit basis on the combined scores obtained in of Ph D Entrance Test (70 % weightage) and Personal Interview (30 % weightage).
  • Candidates with NET/SET/SLET/GATE/M.Phil. or are UGC/CSIR/ICMR DBT/RGNF/MANF/DST Inspire & NBHM Fellows, are exempted from the entrance test during the validity period of the certificate/award. However, such candidates have to mandatorily appear for the personal interview. The personal interactions will also be conducted through video conferencing mode.


PhD Entrance Examination (PET)

  • Eligible applicants are required to appear for Computer based Test at designated centres. The examination may be held in proctored mode if the situation warrants.
  • PET is a multiple choice-based test with no negative marking having two parts: Research Methodology ( 50 Marks) and sub-stream ( 50 Marks). Minimum passing marks are 50/ 100 ( 45/100 for SC/ST/DA candidates).
  • The syllabus and sample questions are available at The University does not recommend any books.
  • The University does not have past test papers as the papers are generated out of the question banks by toggling questions and choices from the question bank. 


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


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