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PhD Admissions

Shiv Nadar University Chennai aims to attract the most creative and talented minds from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, with a keen interest to pursue excellence in interdisciplinary research. The University provides exciting opportunities to obtain a Ph.D. degree in the following modes:

The candidates in the following categories may apply for the full time residential Ph.D. program based on the eligibility criteria:
  • Those who have cleared the eligibility criteria and directly applying for Ph.D.
  • Those are in employment, who want to pursue full-time study, should be sponsored by their employer, and should avail leave for the minimum duration of the program as prescribed by the research regulations and should get formally relieved from their duty to join the research program.
  • Those who are sponsored by AICTE under Quality Improvement program for teachers at other colleges and who satisfy the eligibility conditions, specializations as notified in the AICTE guidelines and is offered by the University.
  • Those who are selected at national-level fellowship programs or by any recognized bodies.
  • Foreign-nationals sponsored by the government of India or their respective government on any exchange programs.
  • Candidates who work as full time teaching faculty of self-financing colleges, Government aided colleges or any other Government recognized educational institutions.
  • Candidates who work in Industrial Units/R&D Departments/National Laboratories/ Units of Government/Quasi-Government or any other research laboratories within India, that are recognized by the university to do research with the university and are sponsored by the respective employer.
  • School of Engineering is extending a warm invite to candidates who are Bachelor degree holders with a keen sense of scientific enquiry for pursuing advanced research in frontier areas of Computer Science and Engineering and interdisciplinary areas leading to a Direct Ph.D. This shall allow exceptionally talented students to save nearly a year compared to those who go for a two-year Masters degree program followed by a Ph.D. program.
  • The program encourages the student to gain more credits in key course works of interest.
The candidates in the following categories may apply for the full time residential Ph.D. program based on the eligibility criteria:
  • Those who have cleared the eligibility criteria and directly applying for Ph.D.
  • Those are in employment, who want to pursue full-time study, should be sponsored by their employer, and should avail leave for the minimum duration of the program as prescribed by the research regulations and should get formally relieved from their duty to join the research program.
  • Those who are sponsored by AICTE under Quality Improvement program for teachers at other colleges and who satisfy the eligibility conditions, specializations as notified in the AICTE guidelines and is offered by the University.
  • Those who are selected at national-level fellowship programs or by any recognized bodies.
  • Foreign-nationals sponsored by the government of India or their respective government on any exchange programs.
  1. Candidates who work as full time teaching faculty of self-financing colleges, Government aided colleges or any other Government recognized educational institutions.
  2. Candidates who work in Industrial Units/R&D Departments/National Laboratories/ Units of Government/Quasi-Government or any other research laboratories within India, that are recognized by the university to do research with the university and are sponsored by the respective employer.
  • School of Engineering is extending a warm invite to candidates who are Bachelor degree holders with a keen sense of scientific enquiry for pursuing advanced research in frontier areas of Computer Science and Engineering and interdisciplinary areas leading to a Direct Ph.D. This shall allow exceptionally talented students to save nearly a year compared to those who go for a two-year Masters degree program followed by a Ph.D. program.
  • The program encourages the student to gain more credits in key course works of interest.

Areas of Specializations

Computer Science & Engineering

  • Accelerated Computing for Radiogenomics
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Clinical database
  • Cloud and Distributed systems
  • Cloud Computing and Edge Computing
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Reinforcement Models
  • Compiler design and natural language processing
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Computer Vision
  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • Cyber security
  • Data Science
  • Design and analysis of algorithms
  • Digital System Design
  • Disorder studies
  • Dynamically Reconfigurable Architectures for Cognitive Computing
  • Fibreoptics and Silicon Photonics
  • Graph theory and its applications
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Image processing
  • Internet of Things
  • Internet of things and Block Chain Technology
  • IP lookup algorithms and packet classifications
  • Machine Learning & Deep Learning Techniques
  • Medical Image Processing
  • Networks
  • Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS)
  • Optimization Methodologies
  • Software Defined Networking
  • Sound Computing
  • Speech Signal Processing
  • Speech technology
  • Video processing
  • Wireless sensor networks

Civil Engineering

  • FRP Concrete composites
  • Steel-concrete composites
  • Cold-formed Steel
  • Monitoring and retrofitting of structure

The key areas of research under the School of Science & Humanities, are listed below:

Economics

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Development Economics
  • Dyslexia
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Labor Economics
  • Public Finance and Policy
  • Rural Finance

Physics

  • Acoustic metamaterials
  • Crystal Growth
  • Electronic Materials
  • Fiber optics and MEMS
  • Fluorescence
  • Spectroscopy
  • Light Emitting Diodes
  • Materials Science
  • Piezoelectric Ceramics and
  • Sensors
  • Quantum Dots
  • Sensors and Silicon Photonics
  • Sensors for energy and the environment
  • Wearable Technologies and Intelligent Embedded Systems

Mathematics

  • Graph Theory
  • Graph Theory and its Applications
  • Fuzzy Theory and Applications
  • Fuzzy Graph Theory
  • Reliability
  • Stability Analysis of Dynamical Systems
  • Chaos Synchronization

English

  • Language policy, promotion of linguistic diversity, and preservation of endangered languages
  • Postcolonial and other literatures
  • Teacher education and continuing professional education
  • Technology in language education
  • Reading literary texts using different criticism techniques
  • Materials, Methods and Assessment in Language Education
The key areas of research under the School of Commerce and Management are listed below:
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Embedded Banking
  • Environmental Compliances
  • Financial data analytics
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Financial Markets
  • Investment Management
  • Sustainable and Green Finance

List of Supervisors

Sl NoName of FacultyRole
1Prof. S. K. BhattacharyyaVice Chancellor, SNU Chennai
2Dr. Nagarajan TProfessor and Head CSE
3Dr. Chandrakala S(Professor, CSE)
4Dr. Jiji. C.V(Professor, CSE)
5Dr. Santhi NatarajanAssociate Professor, CSE
6Dr. Sundharakumar K. BAssistant Professor, CSE
7Dr. Vidhusha S(Assistant Professor, CSE)
8Dr. Surya K(Assistant Professor, CSE)
9Dr. M. Amsaprabhaa(Assistant Professor, CSE)
10Dr. S. Veeramani(Assistant Professor, CSE)
11Dr. Anushiya Rachel G(Assistant Professor, CSE)
12Dr. Vegesna S M Srinivasavarma(Assistant Professor, CSE)
13Dr. Sathyanarayanan Srinivasan(Assistant Professor, CSE)
14Dr. Rohit Kumar(Assistant Professor, CSE)
Sl NoName of FacultyRole
1Dr. Arindam BanerjeeAssistant Professor, Commerce
2Dr. M.S. DeviAssistant Professor, Commerce
3Dr. Azhaguraja(Assistant Professor, Commerce)
4Dr. R. Ashok(Assistant Professor, Commerce)
Sl NoName of FacultyRole
1Dr. Pushpa TrivediProfessor and Head, Economics
2Dr. Shrabani Mukherjee(Associate Professor, Economics)
3Dr. Surya Nath Maiti(Assistant Professor, Economics)
4Dr. Prita NairProfessor, Physics
5Dr. N.P. RajeshProfessor, Physics
6Dr. Sudipta Som(Associate Professor, Physics)
7Dr. P. VenugopalProfessor, Mathematics
8Dr. R. SujathaProfessor, Mathematics
9Dr. V. VembarasanAssistant Professor, Mathematics
10Dr. Deepesh ChandrasekharanAssistant Professor, English
11Dr. Cherry Matthew PhilliposeAssistant Professor, English
  • Full-time Ph.D. scholars admitted to the program shall receive a stipend of INR 20000 per month, with free shared accommodation in the campus. The stipend is subject to the satisfactory performance in the program, which shall be evaluated continuously, in compliance with the University research regulations.
  • Full-time Ph.D. scholars admitted to the program shall receive a contingency amount of Rs 25000 per annum for research activities.
  • Married scholars shall be provided with campus accommodation on a nominal rent.
  • Tangible outputs are expected from the works of the research scholars. Leaving the program without completion may attract penalization.
  • SNU Chennai shall not provide stipend/assistantship to part-time scholars.

 

Fellowship Details          Amount
Fellowship Amount          Rs. 20,000 per                                                              month
Contingency Amount     Rs. 25,000 per year
Tuition and other statutory fees are to be paid by the scholars, as intimated by the university from time to time.
 
Fee DetailsAmount to be paid
Tuition Fee(to be paid by the scholars)Indian Scholars

NRI Scholars

Foreign Nationals / OCI
Rs. 12,000 per semester

Rs. 30,000 per semester

Rs. 50,000 per semester
Caution Deposit (refundable)Rs. 10,000/-
Admission Fee(one time non-refundable)Rs. 5,000/-
Hostel Fee

(i) Scholars will be provided with free shared accomodation in the hostel

(ii) Married Scholars will be provided campus accomodation at a nominal rent

(iii) Hostel Caution deposit (Refundable) Rs.7500/-

Thesis submission fee(to be paid by the scholars at the time of submission of PhD synopsis)
Rs. 15,000/-
For all the research programs, it is mandatory that the candidate should have studied in regular, full time and formal education in their previous degree programs (UG and PG).
 
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERINGSCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND HUMANITIESSCHOOL OF COMMERCE AND MANAGEMENT
Ph.D. In Computer Science and Engineering
/ Civil Engineering

Masters degree in Engineering /
Technology / M.S.[By Research] in
the relevant discipline of Computer
Science and Engineering / Civil
Engineering with a minimum of 60%
marks / CGPA 6.5 on a 10 point scale.
Ph.D. In Physics / Economics / English

Masters degree in the relevant discipline
with a minimum of 60%
marks / CGPA 6.5 on a 10 point scale.
Ph.D. In Commerce

Masters degree in the relevant discipline
with a minimum of 60%
marks / CGPA 6.5 on a 10 point scale. BCom + CA/CMA
Direct Ph.D. In Engineering:
The applicants should have completed their
UG programme in Engineering /
Technology in the relevant
discipline within 5 years
of application with a minimum of 8.5 CGPA
and no history of arrears.
Non-refundable* application fees of Rs. 1500 (One Thousand Five Hundred Only), shall be paid through on-line portal.
*Note that the University reserves the right to accept or reject any application based on its departmental screening criteria, hence all applications may not be shortlisted for written examination and/or interview. No requests for refund of the application fee shall be entertained under any circumstances.
Important Dates
 
DetailsDate
Application Opening Date05 May 2024
Last date for application17 June 2024
Written Test21 June 2024
Interview for shortlisted candidates21 June 2024
Notification for shortlisted candidates26 June 2024
Commencement of PhD Program03 July 2024
  • Before you apply to the research program, confirm whether you fulfil all the eligibility criteria as mentioned in the research admission portal.
  • In order to register your application, create a new account, fill in the necessary fields and upload the relevant documents.
  • Pay the requisite application fee to complete the process.
  • Application once submitted cannot be withdrawn or deleted.
  • All the communication(s) [such as issuance of Test/Interview Call letters, Offer of Admission letters, etc.] will be made only through Email to the shortlisted/selected candidates. Therefore, the candidates are advised to provide the correct Email ID while creating a new account and regularly check their email for any updates with respect to their application for admission to the Research program(s) of this institute

Selection shall be based on the performance in the University’s Entrance Examination score, PG Degree marks, Research proposal and Interview. Candidates, who fulfill the eligibility criteria prescribed, will have to appear for an Entrance Examination 2022, a Computer Based Test for 2 hours.

The shortlisted candidates need to appear for personal interview. The selected candidates for admission will be intimated within the stipulated date.

PhD Admissions