Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Ph.D. Admissions 2020: Courses, Placement, Fees

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University (SOA) is a private deemed-to-be University situated in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The university’s primary focus is on education through research. SOA is a NAAC “A” accredited university which comprises of nine degree-granting schools and colleges and has a student strength of over 10,000 in number. Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University (SOA) offers programs with well-designed curriculum in the fields of engineering, medicine, pharmacy, business, nursing, biotechnology, science, humanities, environment, nanotechnology, materials science, agriculture and law.

The University invites applications for admission to the Ph.D. programme  for January session for Full Time  research scholar applicants, in the faculty of Engineering, Sciences, Pharmaceutical sciences, Medical  Sciences, Dental Science, Biotechnology,  Nursing, Hotel Management, Law. The admission for the Ph.D. Programme will be based on a Written Test to be conducted by the universityCheck Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University? Admission 2020

CourseAdmission Link
M.Phil/Ph.D in Management,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Pharmacy,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Medicine,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Dental,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Law,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Science
Admission Link

How To Apply

You can access the Application Form online on the University website.

Step 1: You must fill in the Form with the required personal and educational details, including the following details:

  • Research work and publication, if any
  • Record of past study as a sponsored candidate, or any other contractual obligation, if any

Step 2: You should then submit the Application Form by clicking on the “Submit” tab, after verifying all the details.

Step 3: You must download your Application Copy and take the print out of the application form. The application form will be send to your mail.

Step 4: You should paste your recent colour passport size Photograph. You must be careful not to staple the photograph.

Step 5: Enclosures: You must attach the following enclosures with the Application Form:

  • photo copies of the qualifying  degree certificate
  • mark  sheets/grade  cards  showing  the percentages of marks (CGPA)
  • copies of published or unpublished work
  • documents relating to work and research experiences

Step 6: You should then send the duly signed Application Form along with the required enclosures to the following address: 

Dean Research
Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed University,
Institute of Technical Education & Research (Campus),
Jagamara Post: Khandagiri, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Pin Code: 751030

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria:

You must have any of the following degrees to fulfill the eligibility criteria:

  • M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Pharm. / M.Phil. / MHMCT / MHA / LLM / MD / MS / MDS / M.Sc. (Nursing) or equivalent in relevant discipline with a minimum of 6.75 CGPA in a 10 point scale or 60 % of marks in aggregate. 
  • B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm./MCA or equivalent in relevant discipline with CGPA of 7.75 or  70 % and above marks in aggregate and one publication in a reputed National Journal and one in reputed International Journal. You should also have a minimum work experience of 2 years.
  • Scientist or researcher from National Laboratories / industry and more than 10 years of research experience, two papers  Publications (One in National Journal and one in International Journal) with 6.75 CGPA or 60% in aggregate.
  • MBBS (Medical Science with 6.25 CGPA or 55 % of marks in aggregate. M. Sc. / M. Phil in Clinical Psychology with 6.75 CGPA or 60 % of marks in aggregate.
  • BDS (Dental Science) with CGPA 6.75 or 60 % marks in aggregate.
  • M.Sc. In Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Biotechnology and other related disciplines with CGPA 6.75 or 60 % marks in aggregate.
  • M.A. in English / Economics/ Library and Information Science / Literature with CGPA 6.25 or 55 % of marks.
  • Only for Business Administration: MBA/ PGDM/ (AICTE approved)/ M. Com. / MA in Economics/ PMIR/ M. Tech industrial Engineering / Public administration, with 6.75 CGPA or 60 % in aggregate.


The reservation criteria will be as per the norms prescribed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

Admission Process

You will be selected on the basis of a Written Test conducted by various departments of the University. Should you qualify the written test, you will have to appear for an Interview. Your final selection will be based on the marks obtained in the Written Test and Interview combined together.

Exemptions: You will be exempted from giving the Written Test if you have qualified the UGC-CSIR-NET/GATE/ SLET / DBT / IMCR / ICAR / ICSSR / INSPIRE Fellowship of DST / RGNF and awarded by Teacher Fellowship and other fellowships approved by BOR from time to time.

Note: Scholarship of Rs. 20000/? per month will be awarded to deserving full time research scholars.

Disciplines Offered and Intake of Seats

Disciplines (Seats)Specialization
Electrical Engineering(3) Distributed renewable power generation, Power system operation and planning, Energy storage in smart grids, Power System operation and scheduling , Solar power system, Soft computing, Control systems
Electronics Communication Engineering (3)Video object detection and tracking, Electronics devices, Wireless Energy. Transmission, Signal and Image Processing Biomedical Signal and image processing, Optical Communication Network. Storage Devices (solar cells & super capacity Micro strip Antenna. Mobile Communication. 
Mechanical Engineering (2)Composite material, Metal erosion , Fracture Mechanics , Fuel and Energy, Application of nano-fluid in heat transfer, Nanofluid Multi-Phase fluid flow and Heat transfer, Energy.
Civil Engineering (2)Geoinformatics, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering Climate Change and Environmental Impact.
Computer Sc. & Engineering (2)Software Testing, Natural Language Processing, Cloud Computing , Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Business Intelligence
Chemistry (2)Synthesis and characterization of thermoresponsive microgels and smart hydrogel films with tunable mechanical and swelling behavior. Physico-chemical studies of solute-solvent interactions in solutions. Solvent extraction and separation of rare earths and transition metals. Computational material science, SAR/QSPR models. Environmental monitoring, remediation and waste utilization. Bioremediation of waste water and eco-toxicological evaluation. Ambient and Stack air quality monitoring and modeling.
Physics (2)ferroelectrics and multi-ferroics , Theoretical Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Structure & Reaction, Application of Quantum Mechanics (Photonics, BEC and other interdisciplinaries), Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, (Electron Spectroscopy, Thin film & Magnetism).
Centre of Nano science and Nano Technology (2)Nanomaterials for energy storage (Physics), Catalysis , Photocatalysis, nanomaterials for application in energy, environmental and fone chemical synthesis (Chemistry)
Centre of Excellence Theoretical & Mathematical Sciences (1)High Energy Physics Phenomenology, High Energy Physics Theory Cosmology
Mathematics (2)Heat and mass transfer of fluidflow problem, Finite element analysis of fluid problems. Newtonian, Non-Newtonian and Nano fluid flow
Institute of Business and Computer Studies (1)Digital Marketing
Hospitality and Tourism Management (1)Hospitality management and tourism management
Medical Science (2)Diagnosis and characterization of Helicobacter pylori incriminated to gastric ulcer, Epidemiology characterization of maternal rubella infection and its outcome during the course of pregnancy .Surgical oncology, Psycho-oncology
Dental Sciences (2)Dental caries, Infantoral health care, Management of Trauma in children, Head and neck oncology, Genetic regulation in Head and neck region, forensic odontology, Normal development and its disturbances in the oral cavity
Pharmaceutical sciences (2)Development of Target Specific Novel Drug Delivery Systems For Localised Drug Delivery, Stability assessment of Ayush/Ayurvedic /Herbal formulations, Development of SOP for manufacture and quality control of Ayush/Ayurvedic/Herbal formulations, Pharmacological Studies , Novel drug delivery system , Herbal technology, Drug designing and Synthesis , New method development .
Centre of biotechnology (2)Medicinal chemistry, biotechnology, Microbial Biotechnology,Genomics and metabolomics.

*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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