Ph.D. Programmes

Programs Offered

Applications are invited for admission to Ph.D Programme at Sandip University, Nashik (SUN) under 'Full-Time' and 'Part-Time' scheme in the following Departments for calendar year 2018.

Beauty Cosmetology, Botany, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Computer Science & Application, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Management Studies, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Pharmaceutical SciencesLaw(The broad area of research are mentioned separately in the list with the name of guides and concerned department/school)

About Ph.D. Programme

The Ph.D. Programmeat SUN is designed for candidates to solve mainly real time industrial, local, regional, national and inter-national issues/problems. This is a win-win situation for the University and the Industry where the Ph.D. scholar gets exposed to challenging problems which has immediate impact on the industries and societal welfare.

Eligibility criteria for admission to Ph.D. programme :

2.2. Duration of the Programme:

Ph.D. Selection Procedure

The list of all eligible candidates who apply for Ph.D. programme will be displayed on the Institute website. The eligible candidates will be invited for the Written Test (SUN Ph.D. Entrance Test -SUNPET) at SUN Campus on 26th August 2018.

The written examination of SUNPET is in two stages as mentioned below :

  • Entrance Test Part – I shall consist of Research Methodology, the syllabus for the same is available in website. This will be common to all discipline.
  • Entrance Test Part - II shall be discipline specific, such as civil engineering, chemistry, law, physics …etc, the syllabus for each discipline is available in website.
  • Candidates with visual impairment will have to indicate the impairment in the application form. They will be provided with a scribe for the written test.
  • Candidates who have qualified M.Phil., UGC-NET, JRF, UGC-CSIR, SLET, GATE, CATetc are exempted from attending the SUNPET. However, they have to apply by filling the online application form alongwith the online payment of application fee and uploading the scanned attested copies of necessary documents. They have to appear for personal interview.
    The candidates securing 50% marks on SUNPET (Average of Part-I & II) will be shortlisted for personal interview. The list of shortlisted candidates will be displayed on the SUN website by 09th September 2018.
  • e. These shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for the personal interview to be conducted on 15th&16th September 2018where the candidates are required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before the RAC. The personal interview shall also consider the following aspects, viz. whether:
    • The candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research.
    • The research work can be undertaken by the university.
    • The proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge.
  • The selected candidates as approved by the Vice Chancellor shall be provisionally admitted to the Ph.D. Programme. The letter of provisional admission shall be issued by Dean (Research).
  • Selected candidates are expected to pay fees(for one academic year) on 1st-7th October 2018, or on the date mentioned in admission letter. ThePh.D.programme will begin by the end of October 2018 or on a date as indicated in the admission letter.
  • All finally selected candidates are required to submit the original certificates as mentioned in their application form for verification.
  • The Dean(Research) will forward the list of finally selected candidates, alongwith the name of supervisors (& co-supervisor, if any) forthe approval of the Vice-Chancellor for the provisional registration of the candidates.
  • The Candidates whose registration has been approved by the Vice Chancellor shall be provisionally admitted to the Ph.D. Programme by the Dean(Research) with intimation to the concerned Dean of School, HOD, Supervisor, the Candidate, and the sponsoring industry, if any. The letter of provisional admission shall be issued by Dean (Research) and Registrar.
  • k. Selected candidates are expected to pay fees(for one calendar year) on 1st-7th October 2018, or on the date mentioned in admission letter. ThePh.D.programme will begin by the end of October 2018 or on a date as indicated in the admission letter.

Important Instructions



All full time research scholars will be accommodated in hostel by paying the necessary fees as per norms.


Each “Full- Time” candidate is eligible for 30 days of vacation and 15 days of casual leave in a year.Special casual leave of 15 days is permissible for attending conferences/workshop/symposiums/training programmes, etc.For female candidates, maternity leave of 90 days is permitted.

Fees & Fellowship

Tuition Fees

The full time/part time research scholars shall have to pay tuition fee Rs.90,000& development fee Rs.9,000 per annum for three and four consecutive years for full time and part time candidates respectively. In addition to tuition fee they shall have to pay caution money depositRs.10000 (refundable) & registration fee Rs.10000 at the time of admission.The other fees shall be examination fees Rs.3000 per semester and the thesis evaluation fee Rs.30000 at the time of final submission of draft copy of thesis.

Research Fellowships

The full time candidates who have passed the NET/SLET/GATE/CLAT/CAT/UGC-CSIR etc or the SUNPET examination with with good percentage/percentile of marks and with good consistent academic record with excellent performance in personal interview may be considered for SUN Research Fellowship (SRF) which is Rs.16000 per month and contingency grantuptoRs.25000 per annum. The performance of research scholar, with fellowship shall be critically reviewed in every six monthsfor continuance of fellowship. The research scholar can also seek fellowship from other funding agencies such as UGC, CSIR, DBT, DST, ICMR, Industries, Research& Development Organizations etc.

How to Apply

The aspirants are informed to apply online on website the last date.

Application Instructions

Please ensure your eligibility before applying for programme. The Application Processing Feesonce paid by the candidates will not be refunded, in any caseeven if they are found ineligible for the applied Ph.D. programme.
Candidates must ensure that application is complete in all respects, including fees payment. It is mandatary to upload the scanned copy of degree certificates i.e. of qualifying examination (UG & PG or M.Phil as the case may be). For the candidates, exempted from appearing the SUNPET examination, it is mandatary to upload the valid marksheet/certificate of qualifying competitive examination (such as M.Phil., UGC-NET, JRF, UGC-CSIR, SLET, GATE, CATetc. as mentioned in eligibility criteria). The incomplete application or application without necessary attachments may not be considered.
Applications received after the due date will not be considered and the application processing fees paid will not be refunded
The last date for online submission of application form is 22th August 2018 (by 24.00 Hrs)

Certificates/Documents to be Submitted :

Candidates should submit the original andone set of attestedphotocopies of certificates and other documents as mentioned below, on the day of appearing for personal interview, failing which they will not be permitted to appear in personal interview. The original documents shall be returned immediately after verification.

  1. SSC or Equivalent Certificate.Yes/No
  2. 10+2/HSC Certificate. Yes/No
  3. UG Degree Certificates. Yes/No
  4. PG Degree Certificates Yes/No
  5. UG Statement of marks for all the Semester/Years.Yes/No
  6. PG Statement of marks for all the Semester/Years.Yes/No
  7. Certificate/ Mark sheet of additional examinations (Please refer Sr No.7)
  8. Transfer Certificate from the Institution last attended.
  9. Caste Certificate and Validity certificate.
  10. Character/Conduct Certificate from the Institution last attended.
  11. One-page write-up about the proposed area of research (Please refer Sr.No.4-c)
  12. Copies of Research Paper Publications, if any.
  13. Photocopy of Identity Proof (AADHAR CARD/PAN CARD)
  14. M.Phil., UGC-NET, JRF, UGC-CSIR, SLET, GATE, CAT etc
  15. No Objection Certificate from Employer
  16. Experience Certificates

Application Fee & Mode of Payment

Rs.750 for SC/ST & Female Candidate / Rs.1500 for others

The application fee shall be paid on line through NET banking, Debit Card, Credit Card and other modes as appears.


In order to do your PhD from Sandip University, you need to have atleast minimum Masters in Respective Field.. or relevant experience thought it is not mandatory.
For 1st year the fees for PhD is Rs. 66,000/-
PhD is usually a part time course.
Our admission generally starts from 'April' to 'June'.
It depends, but when do your PhD, you can achieve senior most position or can enroll into teaching field.
Ans) You are eligible only when you have completed your Masters with certain percentage(%).
Yes, we provide loan facilities to our student.
Yes, it is mandatory to submit your research paper based on your evaluation
Yes, we provide scholarship to our PhD students.
You need to have minimum master with at least 2nd class
No, it is mandatory but generally the university ask for 3 years experience in respective field.