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Shiv Nadar University Chennai

Admissions Open for Ph.D. July 2024 Session

Last date to apply: June 17, 2024

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AboutShiv Nadar University Chennai

The Shiv Nadar University Chennai is established by an act of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly to promote, conceptualize and bring about a paradigm shift through the development of outstanding leadership, research, knowledge and ideas for education and allied development sectors. Shiv Nadar University Chennai is part of the Shiv Nadar Foundation that has a legacy of excellence of over 28 years in education with over 30,000 alumni & students and an investment of over Rs 6200 cr in building world-class institutions.

Nestled in the city of Chennai, which is known for its intellectual environment, the University is appropriately located to collaborate with industry, academia and Government for co-creation of knowledge and career opportunities. The university with its on-campus research capabilities and the mindset to nurture individuals into problem-solvers of tomorrow is staged to become the epicenter of academic rigor and innovation.

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  • Shiv Nadar University Chennai aims to attract the most creative and talented minds from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, with a keen interest to pursue excellence in inter-disciplinary research. The University provides exciting opportunities to obtain a Ph.D. degree in the following modes:
  • Ph.D. – Full Time
  • Ph.D. – Part Time
  • Direct Ph.D. in Engineering

For Furtherance information :https://www.snuchennai.edu.in/research/

Important Information

(i)Ph.D. Degree in Engineering / TechnologyM. E./ M. Tech./ M. S. (By Research) in the
relevant branch of engineering or technology (or) Equivalent
(ii)Ph.D. Degree in Science and HumanitiesM. Sc./M. S (By Research) in the relevant branch of science and humanities/ M.C.A/ M.A (English/ Communication/ Mass Communication/
Journalism/ Media Arts) (or) Equivalent
(iii)Ph.D. Degree in CommerceMaster’s degree in commerce or a related field
(or) B.Com. + CA/ ICWA (or) Equivalent
(iv)Direct Ph.D. in EngineeringB.Tech./ B.E with a CGPA > 8.5

Alumni of Shiv Nadar Foundation

are part of globally reputed organizations

and top ranked universities

Life atShiv Nadar University Chennai

Clubs & Recreation

The campus life at the university is reflective of our ethos of diversity where you live, play, learn and interact with brilliants minds from within and neighboring communities. As the founding batch, you will get the chance to create new clubs and an array of opportunities for intellectual stimulation such as Smart India Hackathon.

Hostel Life

Hostel life is an integral part of the Shiva Nadar University experience. This is why the on-campus housing and living experience is mindfully designed to create a space where you learn in the comfort and safety of separate self-contained facilities for girls and boys, along with dining options.

Sports Facility

With emphasis on fostering values such as leadership, teamwork, discipline and keeping overall wellness of the students in mind, the university provides the best-in-class sports facilities. These facilities boast of honing skills of Arjuna awardees R.Ashwin and Anaka Alankamony and many others state and national level players.

Academic Infrastructure

If you have an academic mindset, we provide full support. Students have access to cross-campus Wi-Fi, a well-stocked library, and state-of-the-art research and computing resources. They can supplement learning with a variety of interactive online courses.

Health & Wellness

The University provides the services of a resident campus doctor, along with round- the-clock emergency support, an extensively stocked campus pharmacy, and fitness clubs.


Getting to the city is never a problem. The University supports day scholars staying in the city by providing regular bus services to and from the campus, extending to every corner of Chennai city.

Message fromMr. Shiv Nadar

Founder, HCL Group. Founder & Chairman, Shiv Nadar Foundation.

The World Inequality Report, 2018 highlights the rapid pace at which inequality across the world is increasing. This is a particularly acute problem in India, where over 50% of the population is below the age of 25. Education is perhaps the single most important input which can narrow this gap, and the Shiv Nadar Foundation is designed to create enduring institutions which will assist bright young students in achieving their full potential.

The latest of these institutions is being created in Chennai. Chennai has been very dear to my heart, and one of the aspects that I appreciate most is the culture of excellence in education. The high density of brilliant minds makes it a logical home for a global institution. The philosophy of 'simple living, high thinking' establishes an environment where solid academic rigour and boundless curiosity go hand in hand. Shiv Nadar University Chennai will draw strength from and strengthen this culture, and spread it's light across the world.

Our Mentors

Our Academic Leadership

Dr. Sriman Kumar Bhattacharyya


Vice Chancellor
  • 30+ years
  • Director (officiating) at IIT Kharagpur. Director of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) - Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) in Roorkee
  • Also been associated with prestigious institutions such as IIEST (Shibpur), BITS (Pilani) and Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)
  • He has held visiting faculty positions with Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany and University of Durban-Westville, South Africa
  • Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), Fellow of Indian Association of Structural Engineering, Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India)