Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL) MA and M.Sc Admissions 2020: Courses, Eligibility, Fees

Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL) is a deemed-to-be University founded by Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The university is based on the gurukul system of ancient India wherein education is provided free from kindergarten to post-graduation. The Sri Sathya Sai University in Prashanthi Nilayam was the only college in India in the past to have received an "A++" rating by the NAAC.

SSSIHL provides free education to students in all programmes of study. This includes waiver of all fees- tuition, examinations, laboratory, library, sports and medical. The university hosts over 1300 undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programme students across four campuses. It requires the students to be compulsorily resident at the hostel during the entire period of study. Therefore, only single (bachelor / maiden) students will be admitted.  Read More: SSSIHL Admission

The University invites applications for admission to the postgraduate programmes for the academic year. They include Master of Arts and Master of Science Programmes. There are separate courses for men and women. The programmes are for a duration of two years. The application can be availed both online and in person and must be submitted by the last date.

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How To Apply

You can access the Application Form in the following two modes:

  • Online: You can get it via the online application portal on the website
  • Postal/In Person: You can get a paper application form posted to you by the University, or obtain it yourself

For Online Application:

You should log on to the Institute’s website.

You should then click on the link for online application, and you will be guided step-by-step on how to fill in the form.

You must have an email id to log-in. You should then fill the Form with the required personal and educational details.

You should then submit the Application Form. Once completed, you will be able to view the filled-in application form in PDF format and save it on your computer.

You should take a print out of the Application Form.

For Paper Application (By Hand):

You must send a written request comprising of a Requisition Letter indicating the Programme you would like to apply for and a Demand Draft or Indian Postal Order of Rs. 100 drawn in favour of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, payable at SBI, Prasanthi Nilayam/Puttaparthi. You must mention your name and complete postal address at the back of the Demand Draft.

You should then fill the Application Form with the required personal and education details. You must also affix a recent passport size photograph.

For both the Modes of Submission:-

Enclosures: You should attach the following documents with your Application form:

  • Two additional passport size photographs (with name and Application number on the reverse of the photograph)
  • Attested copies of Class 10th and 12th Certificates
  • Self-attested copies of Class 12th marksheet
  • Self-attested copies of Degree Certificate and marksheet

You should then staple the filled application form with all supporting materials. Then, seal them in an A4-sized envelope.

If you have chosen to pay online, you should print and attach a copy of the electronic receipt. Otherwise, send an Indian Postal Order (IPO) or Demand Draft (DD) for Rs.100/- per application. The Bank draft should be drawn in favour of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, payable at SBI, Prasanthi Nilayam/Puttaparthi.

You must then send the duly signed Application Form along with the required documents to the following address:

Admissions Office,

Administrative Building,

Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning,

Prasanthi Nilayam – 515134

Dist. Anantpur

Andhra Pradesh 


The University offers the following M.Sc. Programmes:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Material Science
  • Chemistry
  • Biosciences

Eligibility Criteria: -         

For all courses:

You should have completed the 10+2 years of schooling from a recognized board (CBSE or equivalent) and 3 years of university (total 15 years) as recognized by SSSIHL. You should have either passed or appeared for Final exams at Bachelor’s degree level securing a minimum of 50% marks or more in English and 60% marks in aggregate including English, or a CGPA aggregate of 6 or more (10-point scale) and 5 or more (10-point scale) in English.

The specific requirement of Bachelor’s degree for each course is as follows:

  • MA (English Language Literature) Programme: Any Bachelor’s Degree.
  • M.Sc. (Biosciences) Programme: B.Sc. or B.Sc.(Hons) in Biosciences, Botany or Zoology
  • M.Sc. (Food and Nutritional Sciences) Programme: B.Sc. in Home Science or Biosciences, or Mathematics / Physics / Chemistry
  • MA (Economics) Programme: B.A./B.A. (Hons.) in Economics, B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics or Mathematics, B.B.A. or B.Com./B.Com. (Hons.)
  • M.Sc. Mathematics Programme: B.Sc. in Mathematics or other B.Sc. programmes (M/P/C or M/E/S or M/P/CS) with a major/ specialization in Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Physics Programme:
    1. B.Sc. (Hons.): Physics as a main subject along with Mathematics and either Chemistry, Statistics, Electronics or Computer Science as additional subjects
    2. B.Sc. without Honours: 3-subject combination with Physics, Mathematics and either Chemistry, Statistics, Electronics or Computer Science
  • M.Sc. Material Science Programme:
    1. B.Sc.(Hons.) in Physics with Chemistry and Mathematics as the other two compulsory subjects
    2. B.Sc.(Hons.) in Chemistry with Physics and Mathematics as the other two compulsory subjects
    3. B.Sc. without Honours: 3-subject combination of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and either Biosciences/Electronics/Computer Science as additional subjects (if any)
    4. B.Sc. in Applied Physics/Nanoscience & Nanotechnology degree with Mathematics as one of the compulsory subject
  • M.Sc. Chemistry Programme: B.Sc. or B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Biosciences Programme: B.Sc. or B.Sc.(Hons) in Biosciences, Botany or Zoology


The reservation criteria will be as per the norms prescribed by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

Admission Process

Your selection will be on the basis of an Entrance Test followed by an Interview.

The Entrance Test will consist of two papers. Paper 1 will be on General English which will cover Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar, Compositions and spelling.

Paper 2 will be specific to every course and will consist of both objective and subjective type questions. The question paper of two hours duration and carrying 75 marks.

The detailed syllabus for the entrance test for each course is given on the website.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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