Programmes Offered

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Beauty Cosmetology
Research Area

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Mathematics
Research Area

Differential Geometry, Manifold Theory, Analysis & Approximation Theory, Topology, Operations Research

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Computer Sci & Engg
Research Area

Wireless Communication, Mobile Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Internet of Things, Cloud..

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Botany
Research Area

Plant Pathology, Nano-Biotechnology, Plant Taxonomy, Plant Biotechnology.

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Law
Research Area

Environmental Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law

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Electrical Engineering
Research Area

Power Systems, Intelligent Systems, Control System, Automation, Switch Gear and Protection

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Microbiology
Research Area

Medical Microbiology, Microbial Technology, Medical and Agricultural Biotechnology, Molecular biology (Genetics)

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Management studies
Research Area

Cognitive Psychology, Human Emotions, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource.

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Mechanical Engineering
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Manufacturing Engineering, Design Engineering, Thermal Engineering ..

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Chemistry
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Nanotechnology, Organic Synthesis, Nano- Catalysis, Molecular Recognition..

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Pharmacy
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Phyto chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis..

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Physics
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Gas Sensors, Nano-crystals, Optical fibres & Optoelectronics.

About Ph.D. Programme

The Ph.D. Programme at SUN is designed for candidates to solve mainly real time industrial, local, regional, national and inter-national issues/problems. This is a win-win situation for the University and the Industry where the Ph.D. scholar gets exposed to challenging problems which has immediate impact on the industries and societal welfare.

Eligibility criteria for admission to Ph.D. Programmeme:

  • Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. Programme shall have a Master's degree of a Recognised University 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.
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (with non-creamy layer)/NT/SBC/PwD.
  • 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 completing the M.Phil. Degree. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (with non-creamy layer)/NT/SBC/PwD.

Duration of the Programme:

  • Ph.D. Programmeme shall be for a minimum duration of three years for full time and four years for part time, including coursework and a maximum of {(n + 2) + 1*} years, where n is the minimum duration of the Programme.
  • Extension beyond the above limits may be granted by the Vice-Chancellor for 1* year (or more in some special case) given through the recommendation of Research Advisory Committee (RAC).
  • The women candidates and Persons with more than 40% disability may be allowed a relaxation of two years for Ph.D. in the maximum duration. In addition, the women candidates may be provided Maternity Leave/Child Care Leave up to 240 days once in the entire duration of Ph.D. Programmeme.

Ph.D. Selection Procedure

The list of all eligible candidates who apply for Ph.D. Programmeme will be displayed on the Institute website. The eligible candidates will be invited for the Written Test (SUN Ph.D. Entrance Test -SUNPET) at SUN Campus

  • Entrance Test Part – I shall consist of research methodology, the syllabus for the same and the model MCQs are available on website. This will be common to all discipline.
  • Entrance Test Part - II shall be discipline specific, such as civil engineering, chemistry, law, physics …etc., the syllabus and the model MCQs for each discipline are available on website.
  • Candidates with visual impairment will have to indicate the impairment in the application form. They will be provided with a scribe for the written test.
  • Candidates who have qualified M.Phil. UGC-NET, JRF, UGC-CSIR, SLET, GATE, CAT etc. are exempted from attending the SUNPET. However, they have to apply by filling the application form along with the application fee and attested copies of necessary documents. They have to appear for personal interview.
    The candidates securing 50% marks in SUNPET (Average of Part-I & II) will be shortlisted for personal interview. The list of shortlisted candidates will be displayed on the SUN website
  • Research Advisory Committee (RAC) consists of Dean (Academics) as Chairperson and Dean (Research) as Member Secretary and Senior Dean, Senior Head of the Department (of Professor or Associate Professor Level), One Professor/Associate Professor and One Assistant Professor, appointed by Vice Chancellor as members, will prepare the final list of selected candidates by considering the overall merit index of the candidate which will be arrived at by taking into account the candidate’s academic performance and the performance in personal interview. The rubrics for assessment (overall merit index) will be notified on website shortly.
  • The RAC will convene a meeting of all the Recognised supervisors of concerned discipline, in which the allocation of Research Supervisor and Co-Supervisor (if required) for a selected research scholar shall be decided depending on the number of scholars per Research Supervisor, the available Specialisation among the Supervisors and research interests of the scholars as indicated by them at the time of Personal Interview. The Doctoral Committee (DC) consists of Supervisor as Chairperson, Co supervisor (if required) and one external and one internal faculty (of Professor or Associate Professor Level) as members, appointed by Dean of concerned school with approval of Vice Chancellor, will supervise the candidate’s work during the entire Ph.D. Programme.
  • All finally selected candidates are required to submit the original certificates as mentioned in their application form for verification.
  • The Dean(Research) will forward the list of finally selected candidates, along with the name of supervisors (& co-supervisor, if any) for the approval of the Vice-Chancellor for the provisional registration of the candidates.
  • The Candidates whose registration has been approved by the Vice Chancellor shall be provisionally admitted to the Ph.D. Programme by the Dean(Research) with intimation to the concerned Dean of School, HOD, Supervisor, the Candidate, and the sponsoring industry, if any. The letter of provisional admission shall be issued by Dean (Research) and Registrar.
  • Selected candidates are expected to pay fees (for one calendar year) on the date mentioned in admission letter. The Ph.D. Programmeme will begin by the start on a date as indicated in the admission letter.

Important Instructions

Ph.D. ADMISSIONS RULES

  • Canvassing in any matter for securing admission shall render a candidate disqualified.
  • Eligibility rules as specified for the course shall be strictly followed and shall not be relaxed under any circumstances. Candidate should verify himself/herself that he/she fulfill the eligibility requirements prescribed for admission to Ph.D. Programmeme.
  • Application forms may be rejected if in case of the following, and no correspondence shall be entertained in this regard. No relaxation in the last date shall be granted.
    i. Incomplete Application
    ii. Received without requisite fee
    iii. Received after the last date
    iv. Received with Invalid documents.
  • PwD candidates must submit a written request for the same at least seven days before the scheduled date for the Test in the SUN Office.
  • PwD candidates who have been provided with a scribe may be given an additional time of 30 minutes.
  • The SUN reserves the right to make changes in the notified Admission Test Schedule.
  • No separate intimation letters will be sent to the candidates short-listed for SUNPET/PI. The lists of Candidates selected for admission will be displayed on the SUN Website.
  • NO Waiting List shall be displayed on the Website. A separate intimation letters will be sent to the candidates offered course through waiting List.
  • No correspondence shall be made to candidate not selected for admission. Similarly, the Application fee shall not be refunded in any case.
  • Selected Candidates shall not be allowed to complete admission formalities in absentia.
  • Candidates not reporting for admission on the stipulated date and time, shall forfeit his/her claim for admission. The offer of admission shall stand cancelled and no correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.
  • Candidate is required to produce all the documents in original as mentioned in the application form, failing which he/she shall not be allowed to get the admission, and the offer of admission shall stand cancelled and no further correspondence in the matter shall be entertained.
  • Employed Candidates selected for admission to full/part time Ph. D. course of study in the university, are required to produce No Objection Certificate mentioning the Leave Sanction/Relieving Order at the time of admission from their employer for the duration of the course permitting them to pursue their Ph.D. at SUN, failing which the offer of admission shall stand withdrawn. The part time Research Scholar shall have to stay in premises of SUN during course work.
  • Receipt for deposits should be carefully preserved and returned at the time of leaving the Institute for refund of caution money deposit.

Fees & Fellowship

Tuition Fees

The full time/part time research scholars shall have to pay tuition fee & development fee Rs.99,000 per annum for three and four consecutive years for full time and part time candidates respectively. In addition to tuition fee they shall have to pay caution money deposit (Rs.10000, refundable), examination fees (Rs.3000 per semester) & registration fee (Rs.10000) at the time of admission as per norms of SUN and examination fee, thesis evaluation fee (Rs.30000) as & when applicable.

FEES : Life Science/Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics

The full time/part time research scholars shall have to pay tuition fee & development fee Rs.66,000 per annum for three and four consecutive years for full time and part time candidates respectively. In addition to tuition fee they shall have to pay caution money deposit (Rs.10000, refundable), examination fees (Rs.3000 per semester) & registration fee (Rs.10000) at the time of admission as per norms of SUN and examination fee, thesis evaluation fee (Rs.30000) as & when applicable.

Research Fellowships

The full time candidates who have passed the NET/SLET/GATE/CLAT/CAT/UGC-CSIR etc. with good percentage/percentile of marks and with good consistent academic record with excellent performance in personal interview may be considered for SUN Research Fellowship (up to Rs.16000 per month and contingency grant up to Rs.25000 per annum). The performance of research scholar, with fellowship shall be critically reviewed every six months by the RAC for continuance of fellowship. The research scholar can also seek fellowship from different funding agencies such as UGC, CSIR, DBT, DST, ICMR, Industries, Research & Development Organizations etc.

Accommondation

All full time research scholars will be accommodated in hostel by paying the necessary fees as per norms.

Leave

Research Fellows are entitled for a maximum period of 30 days of leave in a year in addition to public holidays. They are not entitled to any other vacations.

Women candidates are eligible for maternity leave of 90 days at full rates of fellowship once during the tenure of their award.

How to Apply

The online application form is available on website sandipuniversity.edu.in. The same may be filled online and submitted on or before the last date.

Application Instructions

Please ensure your eligibility before applying for Programme. The Application Processing fees once paid by the candidates will not be refunded, in any case if they are found ineligible for the applied Programmeme.
Candidates must ensure that application is complete in all respects, including fees payment. The incomplete application or application without necessary attachments may not be considered.
Applications received after the due date will not be considered and the application processing fees paid will not be refunded.

Certificates/Documents to be Enclosed

Candidates should append the attested photocopies of certificates and other documents as mentioned below.

  • SSC or Equivalent Certificate.
  • 10+2/HSC Certificate.
  • UG Degree Certificates.
  • PG Degree Certificates
  • UG Statement of marks for all the Semester/Years.
  • PG Statement of marks for all the Semester/Years.
  • Certificate/ Mark sheet of additional examinations
  • Transfer Certificate from the Institution last attended.
  • Caste Certificate and Validity certificate.
  • Character/Conduct Certificate from the Institution last attended.
  • One-page write-up about the proposed area of research (Please refer Sr.No.4-c)
  • Copies of Research Paper Publications, if any.
  • Photocopy of Identity Proof (AADHAR CARD/PAN CARD)
  • M.Phil., UGC-NET, JRF, UGC-CSIR, SLET, GATE, CAT etc
  • No Objection Certificate from Employer
  • Experience Certificates

Application Fee & Mode of Payment

Rs.750 for SC/ST/Female Candidate & Rs.1500 for others

The application fee shall be paid online through NET banking, Debit Card, Credit Card and other modes as appears.

Ph.D. Entrance Test

  • Venue: O-Building, Sandip University Campus, Nashik
  • Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM (2 Hours)
  • Part-I: Research Methodology, 50 MCQs (50 Marks)
  • Part-II: Discipline specific, such as civil engineering, chemistry,
    law, physics …etc., 50 MCQs (50 Marks)
  • Total: 100 Marks