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Admission to Ph.D program at SME is a three-stage process:
1. Online application form
2. SME-Research Admissions Test
3. Personal interview
1. Online application form
Candidates with the following academic qualifications from recognized Universities / Institutes are eligible to apply for the PhD program of the School of Management and Entrepreneurship:
Candidates need to upload certificates as proof of their educational qualification.
Statement of purpose
The prospective candidate needs to apply with specific department preference(s) of the School that matches with the candidate’s area of research interest. Along with the application document, the candidate needs to submit a “Statement of Purpose” of about 2000 words, explaining the following:
2. SME-Research Admissions Test (SME-RAT)
SME-RAT is mandatory for those who do not have a valid national / international test scores, viz. UGC-JRF/NET, CAT, GATE, GMAT, GRE etc. Candidates who possess any such valid score need to upload the softcopy on the admissions portal; such candidates will go straight to the round 3, i.e. interview.
Candidates who have been shortlisted for interview will have to give two Academic Areas of preference; interviews will be conducted by the faculty members belonging to those academic areas. Please visit (https://sme.snu.edu.in/about/faculty) to know more about the academic areas and their primary research areas to which your research interest matches. The candidate’s application folder containing the application form, certificates of academic and other credentials and the statement of purpose will be shared with the candidate’s chosen Academic Area(s). The academic areas in turn will conduct the interview. During this stage, the candidate will be tested for their inquisitive knowledge in the chosen field, suitability for a high-quality research program and their intent and interest towards teaching and research.
Profile of a Desirable Candidate While we admit candidates who successfully complete the three-stage process to the program, preferences will be given to:
Prospective candidates to the Ph.D. program in management may visit the Shiv Nadar University website and fill the online application forms @ Register (snu.edu.in). Once the process is complete, the Ph.D. office at SME will invite the candidate for an interaction at Shiv Nadar University campus. Shiv Nadar University will not reimburse the travel and accommodation expense of the candidates for participation in the selection process.
Key dates to remember:
Round – 1 processing:
Round – 2 processing:
Classes begin: Third week of August 2022
Please note: The University reserves the right to call [or] not to call a particular candidate for appearing in the interview.