Shiv Nadar University Chennai, the third initiative in higher education by Shiv Nadar Foundation, announced the launch of Ph.D. programs, offered by the Departments of Engineering, Commerce, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, and English. Budding researchers will have the option to pursue their doctoral research either Full-Time or Part-Time, depending on their preference. The announcement marks an important chapter for the young University launched in 2020 as the first private University to be legislated in Tamil Nadu after 90 years (since Annamalai University Act in 1928).
In a first, the University also launched a highly sought-after ‘Direct Ph.D.’ in Engineering, to allow graduate students the opportunity to pursue research studies directly after completing their Bachelor degree in Engineering across different streams. The program is designed to nurture engineering graduates through a balanced yet competitive environment, at par with other doctoral and post-doctoral researchers while giving them an edge of saving a year in their academic journey.
Announcing the launch of the Ph.D. program, Dr. Sriman Kumar Bhattacharyya, Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University Chennai shared, “The decision to launch a robust doctoral program within a short time since the University’s inception is in line with our vision to become a premier research-oriented institution. This will help us achieve our objective to encourage and groom meritorious young talent into high-caliber researchers who will go on to create new knowledge that can drive a lasting impact. We will be offering doctoral program in innovative and progressive fields including Data Science, Speech Technology and Equity among others, which will combine academic rigor with practical insights and follow a multidisciplinary approach.”
Doctoral Research Offered by Shiv Nadar University Chennai
Researchers pursuing a Full-Time Ph.D. at the University will receive free shared accommodation within the campus along with a monthly stipend of Rs. 20,000 as well as a contingency amount of Rs. 25,000 per annum to help them expand and support their research activities. The University will extend a special consideration for married scholars who will be able to pursue their research in comfort with the on-campus accommodation provided by the University for a nominal rent.
Further, the Part-Time Ph.D. option can be availed by candidates working as full-time faculty with educational institutions or in research laboratories within India. The part-time program will offer these candidates a prospect to further their research through access to cutting-edge research facilities and lab equipment within the Shiv Nadar University Chennai.
The University will offer a wide range of specializations for the PhD programs including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Speech Technology, Data Science, Biometrics, Structural Engineering, Mergers and Acquisitions, and more. Further details on research programs can be found at the University website – https://www.snuchennai.edu.in/research
Admission Procedure and eligibility criteria
Interested research aspirants will be required to submit their application online latest by 31st January 2022 at https://apply.snuchennaiadmissions.com/. The admissions procedure will follow a two-step selection process, including a written test followed by an interview for short-listed candidates. Admission to the University is open to students who are Indian residents, Non-Resident Indians, Persons of International Origin as well as Foreign Nationals.