Shiv Nadar University PhD Admission

Shiv Nadar University PhD Admission

The official notification for the PhD Admissions 2019-2020 Monsoon (August) 2019 session at Shiv Nadar University has been released. Interested and eligible candidates can check out all of the details on the overview, the fees, the application procedure, the timelines. eligibility and more below:

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Ph.D. Admission Announcement: 2019-2020, Monsoon (August) 2019
Department of Life Sciences

The Department of Life Sciences in the School of Natural Sciences at Shiv Nadar University
invites applications for admission in the Ph.D. program for the coming semester (August 2019). Candidates admitted for full time PhD program will receive a stipend of Rs. 50,000/- (fifty thousand rupees) per month for the first two years and Rs. 55,000/- (fifty five thousand rupees) for the next two years. Candidates with their fellowships through CSIR-UGC NET-JRF & DBTJRF, etc., are encouraged to apply.

Research in the Department of Life Sciences is multifaceted with major focus in the areas of

  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Signaling
  • Bacterial Morphogenesis and Biofilms
  • Neuroscience
  • NGS Technologies
  • Parasitology
  • Protein Folding and Stress Response
  • Vascular Biology
  • Virology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Plant Sciences
  • Brain metastasis and Neurovascular disease modeling
  • Chromatin remodeling factors and nuclear receptor signaling

However, in this semester, admissions will be considered primarily for the research areas of
“Bioinformatics, Virology, Epigenetics and Cancer Biology, Protein Biochemistry, Plant
epigenomics and developmental biology”

After the online submission, a copy of the completed form should be sent by email to
[email protected]. The subject heading of email should clearly mention, “Application for PhD program of Life Sciences”. Additionally, you are requested to provide one reference letter to support your candidature at the time of interview.

Many of our research projects are interdisciplinary in nature, involving collaborations with other departments/schools/centres of the University. Detailed descriptions of research areas of our faculty members can be found at

Selection Process

Shortlisted candidates will be intimated for appearing in written test and interview on the dates mentioned below, which will be conducted at Shiv Nadar University (SNU) campus in Gautam Buddha Nagar District (near Greater Noida), U.P.

Candidates with CSIR-UGC NET-JRF & DBT-JRF, etc., fellowships will directly appear for the
onsite interview. TA for 3rd AC by train or equivalent will be paid for attending the test/interview.

Local transport and accommodation will also be provided.

A separate written examination will be conducted for a PhD in Life Sciences and Bioinformatics


A candidate should have a Master’s degree in any areas of Life Sciences/Bioinformatics or M.Tech in relevant areas, with a minimum of 60% marks or an equivalent grade point.

Application Instructions:

All interested applicants should apply online by clicking the “Apply Now” button given at the
bottom of this page. Please follow the instructions carefully.
• Fill all the mandatory fields
• Upload the following documents online:
 Passport size color photograph
 Current CV
 All Mark sheets/Degree Certificates (Bachelors and Masters)
 Standardized Examination Certificate- CSIR, UGC, GATE etc. (if applicable)
 A Statement of Purpose

After the online submission, a copy of the completed application form should be sent by email to [email protected]

Please make provision for at least one reference letter in support of your application. The reference letter can also be sent to the same email address.

Application Fees: You will be required to pay a non-refundable application fees of Rs. 1,200/- (One Thousand Two Hundred Only). The application fee is to be paid online.

Fees and Assistantship

SNU provides attractive financial assistance in the form of tuition and hostel fee waivers (100% and 70%, respectively), and a substantial Assistantship of Rs. 50,000/- per month (for the first 2 years) and Rs. 55,000/- per month (for the next 2 years) to attract the best candidates.

In addition to these amounts, a security deposit (refundable on exit) of Rs. 75,000/- will be payable in the first semester as Rs. 15,000/- monthly instalments for 5 months (15,000×5 = 75,000) from the monthly stipend.

The fee waivers and assistantships will continue, subject to satisfactory academic performance evaluated at the end of each year.

Important Dates

  • Last date for submission of filled forms: 25th May 2019
  • Examination Date: 1st and 2nd July 2019

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