PhD Admission Guideline

Applications are invited for the admission of below mentioned research disciplines:

Technology: Group 1: Computer Engineering/ Computer Science and Application/Electronics and Communication Engg./ Electrical Engg.

Technology: Group 2: Mechanical Engineering/ Civil Engineering/ Aeronautical Engg./ Information and Technology Engg./ Chemical Engg.

Humanities and social science: Literature, English, Sociology, Physiology, Economics

Science: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Microbiology, Biotechnology

Law and Paramedical courses

Management & Commerce: HR/ Marketing/ Finance/ Operations/ Family Business / Communications / Healthcare/ Hospitality/ Tourism/ Advertising/ Media & Mass Communication

  • Admission Process
  • PhD Guidelines
  • Fees Structures
  • Guideline to Write Brief Note Research Note
Procedure for Application
  • Online Applications for admission to Ph.D. Programme will be invited twice in a year through advertisement including University’s website.
  • Candidates desirous of admission into the Ph.D. Programme shall submit the application form available on , along with the processing fee of Rs 1500/- (Rupees one thousand five hundred only) through DD in favour of “Silver Oak University Centre for Research” Payable at Ahmedabad along with duly filled application form or online mode.
Entrance Test
  • The Entrance Test of applicants shall be conducted by the University. It shall consist of MCQs, wherein 50 marks of Research Methodology (Paper-I) of one hour will be followed by 50 marks of Subject Specific (Paper-II) of one hour for each discipline having 1 mark each with no negative marking.
  • Results of Entrance Test and Research proposal presentation shall be valid for one year only.
Exemption from Entrance Test:
Candidates with one or more of the following qualifications are exempted from appearing in Entrance Test:
(i) Qualified UGC-NET(including JRF)
(ii) Qualified UGC-CSIR NET(including JRF)
(iii) Qualified SLET
(iv) Qualified GATE
(v) Foreign Scholars who apply through Ministries of Government of India or Foreign Scholars under a Cultural Exchange Scholarship Programme of Government of India.
(vi) Teacher fellowship holder
(vii) Passed M.Phil. programme
Syllabus for Entrance Test:
  • Syllabus of Paper-I will be based on Research Methodology
  • Syllabus of Paper-II will be Subject Specific as mentioned below:
    1. All Engineering branches: GATE syllabus [except quantitative/general aptitude and engineering mathematics]
    2. Management and Computer Science: UGC NET
Research Proposal Presentation
  • A Research Proposal Presentation shall be organized for those candidates who have successfully cleared the Entrance Test or are exempted from Entrance Test. Such candidates shall be required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before an Expert Committee.
  • At the time of Admission, candidates will have to mandatorily submit printout of the Application form along with self-attested documents whichever applicable and receipt of processing fee paid, failing which his/her candidature shall be cancelled forthwith.
  • Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their performance, on the following parameters which shall consider the following aspects, viz. whether:
    1. The candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research;
    2. The research work can be suitably undertaken at the proposed Institution/College
    3. The proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge.
  • Selection for admission to Ph.D. Programme will be as per following subject to availability of vacant seats in order of merit and consent of one of the Supervisors who has declared seats for taking the students in the particular academic year.
  • The selection of candidates for provisional admission shall be based on Entrance Test and Research Proposal Presentation.
  • A candidate who remains absent during the scheduled Research Proposal Presentation shall be treated as not interested to pursue Ph.D. from the University and his/her candidature shall be cancelled forthwith and will not be called during subsequent rounds, if arranged.
  • The University will not provide TA or accommodation for appearing in the Entrance Test or Research Proposal Presentation.
  • No person should supervise his/her “Close Relation”. The term “Close Relation” includes wife, husband, son, daughter, sister, brother, nephew, niece, grand-nephew, grand-niece, uncle, aunt, first cousin, son-in-law, daughter-in-law of the Supervisor and also the nephew, niece, grand-nephew, grand-niece of Supervisor’s spouse.
  • It may be noted that appearing for the Research Proposal Presentation will not entitle a candidate for any claim on Ph.D. admission if he/she is not fulfilling the required eligibility conditions for admission which will be thoroughly verified at the time of admission, if granted. If, at any stage, of pursuing the Ph.D. programme it is found that any candidate does not fulfil the minimum eligibility requirements, his/her candidature will not be considered for admission and if the admission is granted, it shall be cancelled forthwith. In case of any dispute, the decision of the Dean and Provost shall be final and binding.
Candidates whose selection is recommended by the Interview Committee and approved by the competent authorities subject to availability of vacant seats in order of merit will be offered admission and will have to deposit prescribed fee along with enrolment form.
After generation of enrolment number, he/she shall be designated as "Research Scholar (RS)". The date of enrolment of a Research Scholar will be considered for calculation of time period for all practical purposes by the University.


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