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SIU PET 2016, Symbiosis International University Phd Entrance Test 2016

Symbiosis International University

(Estd under Section-3 of the UGC Act 1956, Vide Notification no. F. 9 -12,2001-U3 Govt of India) Accredited by NAAC with “A” Grade

Gram: Lavele Tel: Mulshi, Distt: Pune-412115, Tel: 020-39116236


Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune has announced the exam dates for Ph.D Entrance Test (PET-2016), which will be conducted in June 2016. The SIU PET will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2016. SIU PET is conducted for taking admission to Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programs offered in Law, Management, Computer Studies, Media, Communication and Design, Health and Biomedical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Engineering disciplines for the session 2016.


®     Master’s degree or equivalent in the relevant subject with 55% marks or equivalent CGPA from any University recognized by Association of Indian

®     Universities (AIU) in India (SC, ST candidates will get 5% relaxation in marks or equivalent CGPA).

®     In case of candidates holding a qualifying degree from a foreign university, registration for PhD will be confirmed after determination of equivalence by SIU

®     Master’s degree or equivalent in any subject with 55% marks and minimum of 5 years of work experience, in the area of interdisciplinary research in which admission is being sought.

®     M.Phil. with 55% marks or equivalent grade, CGPA.

®     Fellow members of the Chartered Accountants of India (CA) or Institute of Costs and Works of India (ICWA) or Company Secretary of India, CFA (USA) with 55% marks at graduation level and with 5 years f experience after graduation, (only for the Faculties of Law, Management and Humanities and Social Sciences)

®     In case of exceptional candidates who have extraordinary contribution in the field of proposed research, the eligibility conditions may be relaxed for admission to PhD programme at the sole discretion of Vice Chancellor.

®     International candidates (NRIs, Foreign Nationals and PIOs who have obtained Master’s degree from foreign universities) are required to qualify IELTS with 6.5 score or IELA Test (Band 3) of Symbiosis ELTIS, an equivalent test for English language proficiency.

Admission Procedure:

·      The details regarding the entrance test and the number of vacancies in each faculty shall be notified by the University in the month of April, May.

·      The entrance test for admission to PhD (PET) program shall be conducted by the University once in an academic year, on the fourth Sunday in the month of June

·      The Candidate shall apply online for admission to Ph. D program on the university website as per the admission notification.

·      The candidate shall also upload the ‘Proposed Research idea’ along with the application.

·      The ‘Proposed Research idea’ shall detail the proposed research area and plan of action.

·      The entrance test for the Ph. D program shall be of multiple choice questions of 75 marks and of 1 hour 30 minutes duration.

·      It shall comprise of the following sections.

Selection and Marks:

English Language Proficiency: 25
Logical and Mental Ability: 25
Research Aptitude: 25
Total Marks: 75

A list of candidates qualifying the Entrance test shall be uploaded on the University Website.

The eligible and qualified candidates shall be short listed for personal interview in July by the PhD.

Admission Committee, on the basis of merit and number of vacancies in a Faculty

®     Admission to the PhD programme is confirmed only after successful completion of course work and approval of the Research Proposal by the Doctoral Committee (DC).

®     Research Scholars who undergo course work shall submit a research proposal, duly recommended by the Research Guide(s) within 3 months of successful completion of course work.

®     In case of non-submission of the research proposal within the prescribed period, the research scholar may apply for extension in the prescribed Proforma (Annexure 3).

®     The Dean of the Faculty, on the recommendation of Research Guide(s) may grant an extension for a maximum period of three months. If the candidate fails to submit the proposal.

How to Apply:

Step A:

Fee Details:

Category                                           Regular

General                                        Rs. 2000/-

SC, ST                                          Rs. 1500/-

Differently Abled                           Rs. 1500/-

Exempted General                         Rs. 1000/-

Exempted SC, ST                           Rs. 500/-

Exempted Differently Abled            Rs. 500/-

*Non Refundable

Demand Draft drawn on any Nationalized Bank in favor of "Symbiosis Test Secretariat" payable at Pune.

Write your SIRI ID and your name on the backside of the DD. Choose the mode of Payment as DD in "Make Payment" Tab and click "Submit". Take a print of the payment advice form, sign and send it along with the DD to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat only at, 

Symbiosis International University

Symbiosis Test Secretariat,

Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi

Dist: Pune- 412115 

"Please note that, only courier services of BLUE DART, DTDC, or Speed Post are available for the above mentioned address" 

Step B:

The STS will authenticate the payment details and will send you an email confirming the receipt of payment for PhD Entrance Test 2016 (PET 2016).

You will view your admit card for PET 2016 after the payment authentication is done by symbiosis test secretariat.

Important Dates:

Last date of online registration: Friday, June 10, 2016.

Last date of submission of DD: Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Date of SIU PET: Sunday, June 26, 2016.



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