Doctoral Programme


Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar, since its inception in 2007, has been at the forefront of nourishing a learning ambience, encouraging academic research and innovations, and developing well qualified people in all domains. It has been accredited   by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade and has been placed as 24th best University in the country by NIRF ranking.  Besides, SOA has been granted graded autonomy status in 2018. SOA has also been granted the 12B status of UGC.

Admission to Ph.D. programme for July 2019 session is open to mostly FULL-TIME research scholar applicants, in the faculty of Engineering, Sciences, Pharmaceutical sciences, Medical Sciences, Dental Science, Biotechnology, Nursing, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Law.  Besides, the Ph.D. program is also open to the different departments of Sciences and Humanities and Social sciences.  Ph. D. students will also be admitted to different centers such as Center of Excellence in Theoretical and Mathematical science (CETMS), Center of Nano Science and Nano Technology, Center of Biotechnology, Centre for Biofuels and Bio processing and others.   CETMS is primarily focusing on conducting advanced theoretical and experimental research.

Applications are invited for admission into Research Programme offered by SOA  Deemed to be University  in the subject areas as indicated in Appendix-I



  • Admission shall be based on the marks secured in the Entrance Test and Interview, subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility criteria and the rules of reservation. 

  • Candidates have to submit application online.

    • After filling the online form, an application form will be generated and will be available in your mail. A hard copy of the same long with all relevant documents has to be submitted to the office of the Dean (R &D).

    • Dean (R & D) office will not take any responsibility for the non receipt of application on time.

  • Candidates belonging to the following categories need not appear for the Entrance Test but need to appear personal interview.

    • Those who are qualified and possessing a valid score in UGC-NET/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/ICMR/GATE/GPAT/SLET/ teacher Fellowship. Besides, those with M.Phil degree need not appear written test.

  • The following certificates are to be submitted along with online application

    1. Date birth (SSC/ Matriculation or Equivalent certificates)

    2. Postgraduate Degree/ M.Phil. Degree or Provisional Certificates as applicable

    3. NET/ICMR/ GGATE/ GPAT/ SLET etc. valid scores, if applicable

  • Candidates admitted into Full-time Ph.D programme should not undertake any assignment/employment or shall not pursue any other full-time programme of study simultaneously.

  • SOA reserves the right to admit  or not to admit the candidates into any research programme.

  • The following Certificates  (In original ) are to be presented at the time of admission for verification:

    1. Postgraduate Degree/ M.Phil Degree or Provisional certificates as applicable.

    2. Marks Statement of the qualifying examination

    3. Transfer and Conduct certificate from the Institute where  the candidates last studied.

    4. NET/ICMR/GATE/GPAT/SLET etc. valid scores, if applicable.

    5. Migration certificate (for candidates from the other the SOA (Deemed to be University).

    6. Date of Birth ( SSC/Matriculation or equivalent Certificates).

    7. Integrated community certificate issued by the competent authority in case of SC/ST candidates.

    8. Medical Certificate from not below the rank of a Civil Surgeon in case of PHC.

    9. Physical Fitness certificate.

    10. Service certificate and “No Objection” certificate from the present employer (for  part-time candidates only.)

Details of Entrance Test

  • The duration of the test is one hour.

  • It consists of short type questions and precise writing on research methodology.

Selection Criteria

  • Written test: 50 percent weightage.

  • Personal interview: 20 percent weightage.

  • Research Publication: 10 percent weightage.

  • Career: 10 percent  weightage.

  • Research Proposal: 10 percent weightage.

The merit list for admission shall be prepared on the basis of marks obtained together in the entrance test and interview.


Mrs. Sagarika Dash
Mobile No.: 9778711100
Phone: 0674 - 2350181 Extn.- 2237

Office of Dean R&D,
SIKSHA ‘O’ ANUSANDHAN (Deemed to be University), ITER Campus
PO-Khandagiri, Bhubaneswar - 751030