SRIHER PhD Admission 2023: Dates, Application Form

SRIHER PhD Admission

SRIHER PhD Admission 2023 – Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, formerly Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai invites application for PhD Admission April 2023.

Check full details on Sri Ramachandra University PhD Admission 2023 below here.

SRIHER PhD Programs

PhD Programs is available in the following faculties –

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Dental Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Physiotherapy
  • Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Biomedical Sciences & Technology
  • Faculty of Management
  • Faculty of Public Health
  • Faculty of Clinical Research
  • Faculty of Sports & Exercise Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering & Technology
  • Faculty of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology
  • Faculty of Occupational Therapy

Categories for PhD Program

  • Full time (Stipendiary/Fellowship holders)
  • Full time (Self-Funded – Non-Stipendiary)
  • Part Time: Internal
  • Part Time: External
  • Part Time: Internal Independent

Duration of PhD Program

Full – Time Candidates 3 years
Full – Time Candidates with
(a) MD/ MS/ DNB/ MDS/ DM/ M.Ch. qualifications
(b) M.Tech./M.E in Technology, Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering Management or Technology Management
 2 years
Part Time Candidates 4 years
Part-Time Candidates with
(a) MD/ MS/ DNB/ MDS /DM/ M.Ch. Qualifications
(b) M.E./M.Tech. in various disciplines of Engineering & Technology
 3 years

SRIHER PhD Admission 2023 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates applying for admission to PhD programs should have qualified 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) in PG course.
  • Further relaxation of 5% marks i.e. from 55% to 50% or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/ persons with disability (more than 40%).

Faculty Wise Requirements

  • Faculty of Medicine 
    • A candidate who has passed D.M./M.Ch./M.D./M.S./PG Diploma in the Faculty of Medicine/Diplomate in National Board (DNB) Degree in the subject concerned with at least 55% marks in aggregate.
    • A candidate holding MBBS degree within two years of completing their Degree from NMC recognized medical colleges, passing all MBBS examinations in the first attempt with 60% or more aggregate marks from an institute which is recognized by the National Medical Commission and holding ICMR Nurturing Clinical Scientists (NCS) Scheme Fellowship.
    • A candidate holding a master’s degree in sciences and technology which is recognized by UGC with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in the UGC 7-point scale or any equivalent grade in PG Program and registering under a supervisor in the Faculty of Medicine.
  • Faculty of Dental Sciences
    • A candidate who has passed Master’s Degree in Dental Surgery (MDS) Degree examination in different branches/specialties with at least 55% marks in aggregate.
    • BDS candidates within two years of completing their Degree, passing all BDS examinations in the first attempt with 60% or more aggregate marks from an Institute which is recognized by the Dental Council of India and holding ICMR Nurturing Clinical Scientists (NCS) Scheme Fellowship.
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
    • A candidate who has passed a Master’s Degree in Pharmacy (M.Pharm.) Examination in various branches/specialties/ Pharm.D with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in the UGC 7-point scale or any equivalent grade in PG Program.
  • Faculty of Nursing
    • A candidate who has passed M.Phil.(Nursing) or Master’s Degree in Nursing (M.Sc. Nursing) Degree Examination in different branches/specialties from a University which is recognized by UGC and Indian Nursing Council with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in the UGC 7-point scale or any equivalent grade in PG Program.
    • The candidate must have a minimum of one year teaching or Clinical experience after M.Sc. (Nursing) for enrolment in Ph.D. in Nursing.
  • Faculty of Physiotherapy
    • A candidate who has passed Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy (M.P.T.) Examination in different branches/specialties (orthopedics, neurology, cardiopulmonary sciences and women’s health) with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in the UGC 7-point scale or any equivalent grade in PG Program.
  • Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
    • A candidate who has passed M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology /Trauma Care Management/Respiratory Therapy/Clinical Immunology/Medical Radiology and Imaging Technology/Urology Technology/Applied Child Development/Perfusion Technology/Renal Sciences and Dialysis Technology/Medical Imaging Technology/ Medical Laboratory Technology/ Neuroscience/ Clinical Psychology/Medical Psychology/Clinical Nutrition/M.Optom./Mind Body and Lifestyle Science/ Applied Psychology/other Health Sciences which are not covered under Medical, Dental, Nursing and Physiotherapy with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in the UGC 7-point scale or any equivalent grade in PG Program.
  • Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and Technology
    • A candidate who has passed Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Human Genetics/ Bioinformatics/ Applied and Regulatory Toxicology/ Life Sciences/ Zoology/ Animal Sciences/ Biological Sciences /Botany /Biochemistry /Microbiology /Plant Sciences /Veterinary Sciences /Forensic Sciences/ Regenerative Medicine /Environmental Sciences /Molecular Biology /Biophysics with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in the UGC 7-point scale or any equivalent grade in PG Program.
  • Faculty of Public Health
    • A candidate who has passed Master’s Degree in Public Health/Environmental Health Sciences/Allied Health Sciences/Environmental Sciences/Environmental Health and Safety/Industrial Hygiene and Safety/Chemistry/Epidemiology/ Biostatistics/Social Work/Nursing/Pharmacy/Physiotherapy/Psychology/Health Systems Management/Artificial Intelligence/Data Science/Medical Informatics/ Life Sciences, Master’s Degree in Chemical/ Mechanical/ Environmental/ Computer/ Civil/Electric and Electronic Engineering and/or Technology, Master’s in Medical and Dental Sciences with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in the UGC 7-point scale or any equivalent grade in PG Program.
  • Faculty of Management
    • a) A candidate who has passed Master’s Degree in Business Administration/ Management/PG Diploma in Management recognized as equivalent to MBA by AICTE; or
    • b) Has Professional Qualification such as CA/ICWA/CFA/CS (either 5 year integrated or 3 years after graduation) with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in the UGC 7- point scale or any equivalent grade in PG Program.
  • Faculty of Sports and Exercise Sciences
    • A candidate who has passed Master’s Degree in any field of Sports & Exercise Sciences, Physiology, Nutrition, Psychology, Biomechanics, Strength & Conditioning or equivalent/MD Sports Medicine/MPT-Sports/MPT-Ortho) with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in the UGC 7-point scale or any equivalent grade in PG Program.
  • Faculty of Clinical Research
    • Candidates with Master’s Degree in Clinical research or meeting eligibility criteria as prescribed in Faculty of Medicine, Dental Sciences, Physiotherapy, Allied Health Sciences, Nursing with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in the UGC 7-point scale or any equivalent grade in PG Program.
  • Faculty of Engineering & Technology
    • A candidate who has passed M.Tech./M.E./M.A./M.Sc./MCA/M.S/MBA in disciplines of Technology, Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Management or Technology Management, Physical, Social or Biological Sciences, Computer Applications, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in the UGC 7-point scale or any equivalent grade in PG Program.
  • Faculty of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology
    • A candidate who has passed M.Sc. (Speech & Hearing) /M.ASLP /M.Sc.(SLP) /M.Sc. Audiology or any other equivalent PG degree in Speech Language & Hearing Sciences from a RCI recognised training program/Speech & Hearing PG degree obtained elsewhere recognized by this University with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in the UGC 7-point scale or any equivalent grade in PG Program.
  • Faculty of Occupational Therapy
    • a) A candidate who has passed Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.) Examination in different branches/ specialties (Paediatrics, neurology, Mental Health, Hand & Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation) with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in the UGC 7-point scale or an equivalent grade in PG Program.
    • b) The candidate must have a minimum of one year of teaching or Clinical experience after a Master’s in Occupational Therapy for enrollment in Ph.D. in Occupational Therapy.

SRIHER PhD Admission 2023 Important Dates

Issue of Advertisement09 January 2023
Last date to submit the application30 January 2023
Entrance Examination20 February 2023
Interview20 February 2023
Announcement of PhD result03 March 2023
PhD Counselling13-14 March 2023
Submission of Provisional Application Form27 March 2023
Issue of Provisional Registration Letter03 April 2023

SRIHER PhD Admission Application Process 2023

  • Candidates can apply online on www.sriramachandra.edu.in
  • Candidates applying for PhD program under Full-Time (seeking Founder Chancellor Shri N.P.V. Ramasamy Udayar Fellowships) and Part-Time (internal and external) categories will have to qualify through the entrance exam.

Application Fee

  • Application Fee : Rs. 2000/- (non-refundable)

SRIHER PhD Admission 2023 Selection Process

  • Admission through Online Entrance Examination (Written Test and Interview)
    • All candidates wishing to apply for admission to Ph.D. program under Full Time (seeking Founder- Chancellor Shri N.P.V. Ramasamy Udayar Fellowships), Full Time (Self-Funded) and Part Time (internal and external) categories will have to qualify through online entrance examination.
    • Performance of the candidate will be calculated on the marks obtained in a written test (70% weightage) and interview (30% weightage).
    • The qualifying marks for provisional admission to Ph.D. program are 50% in the online entrance examination (i.e. aggregate of marks obtained in written test and interview taken together). However, a relaxation of 5% of marks (from 50% to 45%) shall be allowed for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy layers) / Differently abled category in the entrance examination
  • Admission through Online Counseling
    • Candidates with UGC/CSIR/ICMR/DBT/DST/ NET-JRF/AICTE-GATE/AYUSH/INSPIRE Fellowship or JRF/SRF fellows in funded research projects of this Deemed University will be called directly for counseling and admission. 

Admission to Ph.D. Program under Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Engineering and Technology

  • The admission process will involve the following steps for both Full-Time and Part Time Candidates:-
  • Interested candidates will submit a CV along with a brief outline of the topic of interest to the Provost, Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Engineering and Technology.
  • If a potential supervisor and the needed facilities are available to carry out the research, the Provost, Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Engineering and Technology, will ask the candidate to submit the application for Ph.D. Entrance Examinations. If the faculty or the facilities are not available, the candidate will be advised to seek other avenues for research.
  • A candidate selected on the basis of the results of the entrance examination conducted separately in Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Engineering & Technology and the academic qualifications will be permitted to register as an internal Full-Time, internal Part-Time or external Part-Time Ph.D. student.
  • The entrance examination will be in the form of a written and an oral examination. The written examination involves writing an essay or a research paper detailing the student‘s area of interest. It may be a review of a research topic or a proposal dealing with a research problem. The student may take up to a week to complete the written examination. If justified for the nature of the problem involved, Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Engineering and Technology may provide additional time to complete the written examination. Oral presentation of the essay/paper will be to a team of examiners consisting of the potential research supervisor, a second member of Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Engineering and Technology and an industry or an academic expert appointed by the Vice Chancellor/Dean (Research)/Provost of Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Engineering and Technology. The written portion of the examination will carry 70% of the marks while 30% of the marks will be assigned to the oral examination. Multiple choice examinations will not be part of the written examinations in Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Engineering and Technology.

SRIHER PhD Admission 2023 Entrance Details

  • Syllabus for Online Entrance Examination
  • The duration of the examination will be 2 (two) hours.
  • The Entrance Examination will be conducted in ENGLISH only. The question booklet will consist of 120 multiple choice questions (MCQ’s) (single best response).
  • The written test will have two sections, Section A & B.
    • Section-A Research Methodology: Common to all disciplines will have 60 questions (answer all questions)
    • Section-B Discipline Specific: Candidates will attempt questions from one of the following disciplines:- Medicine/Dentistry/Pharmacy/Nursing/ Physiotherapy/ Biomedical Sciences/Management/Allied Health Sciences/ Public Health/Sports & Exercise Sciences /Clinical Research /Audiology and Speech Language Pathology / Occupational therapy. The candidates will indicate the selected faculty/discipline in the application form. The Section-B will have 75 questions and the candidate can attempt any 60 questions. The first 60 questions attempted will be considered for evaluation.
  • All questions carry equal marks. There will be no negative mark for incorrect answers.

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Important Dates

Issue of Advertisement10 January 2022
Last date to submit the application02 February 2022
Entrance Examination22 February 2022
Interview22 & 23 February 2022
Announcement of PhD result02 March 2022
PhD Counselling07 March 2022
Submission of Provisional Application Form19 March 2022
Issue of Provisional Registration Letter30 March 2022