Ph.D Admissions

The application must be accompanied with:

    • (I) 2 to 3 page write-up about the proposed research work clearly indicating the problem to be studied, prevailing research going on around the world in that area, gaps identified in the current research work, scope of your proposed work and references. This write up is required for the department to assess your suitability for the research program.
    • (II) Power Point Presentation (PPT) not exceeding 15 slides, on the proposed research work outlining the points mentioned in (I) above
  • The write-up and the PPT will be assessed by the Research Coordination Committee (RCC) of the concerned department. The RCC, may call for a video/tele conference to assess the candidate's technical knowledge, communication skills and research capacity.
  •  Online Examination will be conducted by the committee as a part of assessment. The RCC will identify a supervisor to guide the candidate on his / her research work and based on its recommendation, the Office of International Relations (OIR) will issue the Provisional Admission Letter (PAL), which is not valid for Visa purpose.
  • The tuition and other applicable fees mentioned in the Provisional Admission Letter have to be paid within 10 days from the date of PAL.
  • On receipt of credit advice from our bankers, OIR will issue the Confirmed Admission Letter (CAL) which is valid for visa purposes. Students should specifically apply for the “Research Visa”.
  • On arrival at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) the candidate must report to the concerned Head of Department for further instructions.
  • The candidate has to appear before the Doctoral Committee (DC) which will be constituted by the university from a panel of experts suggested by the supervisor, within a month of the candidate reporting to the department.
  • Based on presentation before the DC, it will recommend appropriate course work to be undertaken.
  • For further information please refer to the university's PhD regulations available here .

Timeline for July 2020 Admissions


Actual Date

Revised Date

Last date to submit the application (online)

April 30, 2020

May 30, 2020

Department level entrance and interview

May 16, 2020

Will be notified from the respective department in the month of June 2020

Release of list of candidates for provisional registration

May 25, 2020

July 2020

Last date to pay tuition fee

June 10, 2020

14 days from the date of receipt of provisional registration

Reporting date at the Directorate of Research

July 09, 2020

Before End of July 2020