Doctor of Philosophy

Information and related links to apply for Somaiya Vidyavihar University Ph.D. entrance examination July 2024-25

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29 Department of Library & Information Science Faculty of Humanities & Social Science Library & Information Science Doctor of Philosophy (Library & Information Science) Admission Manual List of Guides/Supervisors Apply Now

“Inspiring Discovery & Creating Solutions”

With over six decades of rich experience in building and managing higher educational institutes of great repute, Somaiya Vidyavihar, located in the Vidyavihar Campus, Mumbai, has become a Private University in 2019, bringing all of its self- financing higher education institutions under it.

The Ph.D. Research Centres under the Somaiya Self-Financing Institutes , earlier with the University of Mumbai, SNDT University and Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University are now with the Somaiya Vidyavihar University. It was enacted by an Act of the Maharashtra State Legislature, and recognised by the University Grants Commission in 2019. The University has 27 recognised depts/centres for Ph.D. research and about 100 recognised and experienced research supervisors under the various Faculties.

The University is resolute in defining a new dimension to research using freedom of possibilities. The dynamic research community at Somaiya explores need-based problems to deliver a plethora of possibilities from renewable energy to precision farming, strategies to brand value, microbial diversity to COVID predictions, culture to education among others.

Qualification & Eligibility

  • The admission, eligibility, and the conduct of the Ph.D. Program strictly adhere to the UGC Regulations.
  • Students with CSIR Scholarship/UGC NET-JRF are welcome to apply.
  • Candidates are expected to have a deep understanding of their proposed area and a high level of commitment to pursue research.
  • For more details on qualification, eligibility, exemption, syllabus for entrance exame, PhD Guides and related details refer PhD admission manuals for the respective subjects.

Admission Process

Somaiya Institute for Research and Consultancy (SIRAC) is the nodal center for building organic linkages across research disciplines within Higher Educational Institutes (HEIs) of the Somaiya Vidyavihar University.

The Ph.D. Admission process includes written test and a one-on-one interview.

Why a Ph.D. from Somaiya Vidyavihar University?

  • Own your Ph.D. : The choice to work on real-problem based approaches that 'you choose' with experts belonging to multidisciplinary expertise
  • Evolve from a research to a writer: Individual training in Research Methodology, Proposal writing, Scientific writing and presentation skills
  • Beyond a 'lab': Opportunity to work on consultancy and collaborative projects with industry allowing the real-time experience to developing problem-statements, understand project-specific constraints, and develop the best possible feasible solutions
  • Joint Mentorship: The aspirant will have the opportunity to mentor by two subject experts, one Guide and another co-guide, each belonging to different disciplines.
  • Connecting link: Somaiya Institute for Research and Consultancy (SIRAC) is a nodal center for building organic linkages across research disciplines within Higher Educational Institutes (HEIs) of Somaiya Vidyavihar University. SIRAC is also responsible for coordinating Ph.D. programs for all the HEIs. SIRAC will be organizing engaging events for all Ph.D. aspirants across HEIs to interact with one another and facilitate the flow of information.
  • National take but Global reach: Ph.D. scholars will get an opportunity to work on projects under National and Global Alliance with Universities/Institutes/Companies/Start-ups


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Why a Ph.D.?


Can one have a co-Guide from another national or international institute/industry?


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