| Department of Sociology

Ph.D. in Sociology

Admission Requirements

Admission is sought for a maximum of 5 seats in the department. Please note that the University reserves the right to admit lower number of students if suitable candidates, according to the admission committee, are not found.

  1. The selection of candidates will be based on an assessment of the application documents, especially the quality and originality of the research proposal.
  2. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an on-site written test and interview with a panel of faculty members

Interested students must have a Master’s degree in any discipline, with a minimum of 55 percent in the Humanities and Social Sciences and 60 percent in other fields. Selection will be based on the material sent in for application. Further criteria include past academic performances, the interview process, and written material Please note that not all candidates meeting the eligibility criteria will necessarily be shortlisted.

Application Process

In order to apply to our Ph.D. program please fill all the mandatory fields in the online application form and upload the following documents:

  • Passport size colour photograph
  • Current CV
  • All marksheets/ degree certificates (10th standard onwards)
  • Standardized examination certificate - CSIR, UGC, GATE etc. (If applicable)
  • Names and contact information of 3 Referees
  • A Statement of Purpose
  • A Research Proposal (Doctoral Proposal)
  • A Writing Sample

The application fee can be paid online or a Demand Draft can be sent to the University.

After online submission, print the completed form and send by speed post to the University at the address given below with following document (You may add additional documents if required):

  • Completed form
  • Demand Draft for application fee (If online fee payment mode is not used)

Please note that the application is not deemed complete until we receive all the necessary prescribed documents and application fees.

Supporting documents may be sent by Speed Post to:
Ms. Mamta Nagar
E.A. to the Department of Sociology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Shiv Nadar University
NH - 91, Tehsil Dadri
District Gautam Buddha Nagar, UP 201314
India.