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Sv University Phd Admissions Essay

Admission Requirements

  • All international applicants must certify that they have adequate financial resources to pay for all expenses while attending Silicon Valley University.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate their English proficiency by providing an official score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL® ), International English Language Testing System (IELTSTM), or the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC® ).
  • Applicants who have earned a degree from an institute where the language of instruction is English, (e.g. U.S., United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand) are exempt from submitting a TOEFL®/IELTSTM/TOEIC® score.

Bachelor’s Degree

SVU will evaluate undergraduate academic credit for course equivalencies from four-year institutions and community colleges accredited by agencies recognized by CHEA.  Students must request that transcripts from the accredited institutions in which they have previously attended be sent to the Student Office for evaluation.  The procedure for course equivalence is defined in the Evaluation of Transfer Credits.  SVU will accept a maximum of 72 credits transferred for the BSCS, BSCE and BBA programs.  All transfer course work requires an overall grade point average of “C”, 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.  The letter grades and GPA are not transferrable.

Master’s Degree

SVU will evaluate graduate academic credit for course equivalences from institutions of higher learning and accredited by agencies recognized by CHEA.  Students must request that transcripts from the accredited institutions in which they have previously attended be sent to the Student Office for evaluation.  The procedure for course equivalence is defined in the Evaluation of Transfer Credits. SVU will accept a maximum of 9 credits transferred for the MSCS, MSCE, and MBA programs.  All transfer course work require an overall grade point average of “B-“, 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.  Letter grades and GPA are not transferrable.

Evaluation of Transfer Credits

The evaluation of academic credits will be performed by the Dean or Program Administrator.  The Dean will use the syllabi from the transferring institution and the SVU syllabi to determine course equivalency.  The Dean or Program Administrator will:

  • Compare the course description of the syllabus of the transfer course with the course description of the syllabus of an equivalent course in SVU.
  • Allow the maximum of 3 credits for a lecture course.
  • Allow a lab course to be transferred only if the lab course has a lecture course that is transferred. The maximum number of credit is 1 for a lab course.
  • After course equivalence is determined, only the credit is transferred. The grade from the transferred class is not used in the student’s cumulative GPA.

The student has the option to petition the transfer of credits by meeting with the Dean or Program Administrator during the student’s first trimester at SVU. The student must bring documentation (course syllabus) to support the challenge.  After the first trimester SVU will not accept petitions for re-evaluation of the transfer of credits.

Credit for Prior Experiential Learning

SVU does not recognize credit for prior experiential learning.

English Proficiency

Applicants of Silicon Valley University (SVU) whose native language is not English have to demonstrate an established level of English language proficiency through one of the following tests: the TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language), the academic format of the IELTS™ (International English Language Testing System), or the TOEIC® (Test of English for International Communication), etc.

  • The TOEFL® Test – Test of English as a Foreign Language. The TOEFL® test is the most widely accepted English-language test in the world.
  • IELTSTM is the International English Language Testing System. It measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) for individuals who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication.
  • The TOEIC® Test – Test of English for International Communication. The TOEIC® test provides reliable measurement of English proficiency and is used by hundreds of companies, government agencies, and English language learning programs.

 

The following table explains the TOEFL®, IELTS™, and TOEIC® requirements at SVU.  Note that there is no separate essay score on the internet-based TOEFL® as essay scores are included in the writing score. Although the internet-based TOEFL® includes a speaking component, a minimum score on the speaking section is not required.

The following table explains the TOEFL®, IELTSTM, and TOEIC® requirements at SVU. Note that there is no separate essay score on the internet-based TOEFL® as essay scores are included in the writing score. Although the internet-based TOEFL® includes a speaking component, a minimum score on the speaking section is not required.

DegreeInstitutional TOEFL®Internet- based TOEFL®IELTSTMTOEIC®
Bachelor500615.5550
Master525716.0680

Applicants who have not taken the TOEFL®, IELTS™, or TOEIC® test, or those who have not passed the proficiency requirements stated above, will be required to take the English Placement Test during the first week at SVU.

If an applicant does not qualify for provisional admission as indicated above, the applicant will have to arrange to have an English language evaluation upon arrival and will be recommended, if necessary, any required steps for remediation. This may include passing one or more English classes or retaking the TOEFL®/IELTS™/TOEIC® or equivalent proficiency test. Also note that the applicant has the option to retake the TOEFL®/IELTS™/TOEIC® prior to arriving at SVU and if the new scores exceed the minimum required, the applicant will not have his/her English evaluated upon admission.

Waiving the TOEFL® /IELTS/TOEIC® Requirements

International applicants who have earned Bachelor’s or higher degrees from English-speaking accredited institutions in the U.S., United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand do not have to submit TOEFL®/IELTS™/TOEIC® scores.

The TOEFL®/IELTS™/TOEIC® requirement may be waived on a case-by-case basis for students who have earned a degree from a foreign institution where the language of instruction was English. Documentation that the school’s language of instruction was English must be provided.


English Placement Test

  • Students who do not have a TOEFL® iBT score of 61 for the BBA/BSCS/BSCE degree programs or 71 for the MBA/MSCS/MSCE degree programs; or IELTS™ score of 5.5 for the BBA/BSCS/BSCE degree programs or 6.0 for the MBA/MSCS/MSCE degree programs; or a TOEIC® score of 550 for the BBA/BSCS/BSCE degree programs or 680 for the MBA/MSCS/MSCE degree programs, are required to take an English Placement Test upon arrival to the University.
  • A student who achieves a passing score in all skill areas, including Listening & Speaking, Reading & Writing and Conversation & Pronunciation are recommended for regular academic coursework.
  • A student scoring below designated cutoff points for Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced level in one or more skill areas on the placement test will be required to enroll in ESL courses at the appropriate level. Depending upon a student’s placement test score, the student may test out of a particular skill and/or score high in one skill areas but low in another, and as a result, it is possible that the student is enrolled in different levels of skill area.
  • Students may take the Institutional TOEFL® examination at the end of the academic trimester at SVU. Students who get a passing score on the examination have the option of not taking ESL courses and will be recommended to take regular degree courses at SVU.
  • Students are allowed to be enrolled in degree courses while attending the ESL program at the same time. Policy and restriction are stated under the ESL program description.

Instructions for Submitting English Test Result

Original IELTS™ scores must be submitted by mail or in person to Silicon Valley University. TOEFL®/ TOEIC® scores may be sent directly to Silicon Valley University (TOEFL®/SAT institution code: 6591) or in person.  Information and applications for TOEFL®, IELTS™, or TOEIC® tests may be obtained by contacting:

TOEFL®

Educational Testing Service

P.O. Box 6151

Princeton, NJ 08541-6151

Website: www.ets.org/toefl

Email: TOEFL@ets.org

IELTS™ INTERNATIONAL

825 Colorado Boulevard, Suite 112

Los Angeles, CA 90041

Website: www.ielts.org

Email: IELTS@IELTSintl.org

TOEIC®

TOEIC Service International
TOEIC Testing Program
Educational Testing Service
Rosedale Road
Princeton, NJ 08541 USA

Website: www.ets.org/toeic

Email: TOEIC@ets.org

The Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student will be prepared for and issued to the student after the application and all necessary documents have been received and thoroughly reviewed and the Office of Admissions has made a decision to accept the applicant as an SVU student.

 

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The decision of the University Research Committee (URC) is final in all matters related to researchadmissions.

The rules governing the research admissions in S.V. University are available in the web sitewww.svuniversity.in.

1.

RESEARCH PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE:

Research Programmes leading to the award of Ph.D. and M.Phil. degree in S.V. University are availablein the following disciplines at various centers as given below: The detailed eligibility and test to be takenare given in

Appendix-II.

a)

S.V.U.College of Arts:

Adult education, Education,

Economics, Econometrics; PoliticalScience & Public Administration; Sociology; Population Studies; Law (Ph.D only); English; Hindi;Telugu; Tamil; Urdu; Sanskrit, Linguistics; Philosophy; History; Ancient Indian History, Cultureand Archeology (AIHC& A); South East Asian and Pacific Studies (SEAP); Performing Arts;Library Science, Women Studies & management, Physical Education and Social Work. b)

S.V.U.College of Sciences:

Chemistry; Environmental Sciences; Physics; Electronics; Statistics;Mathematics; Anthropology; Aquaculture; Bio-Chemistry (Ph.D); Bio-Technology; Botany;Geography; Geology; Home science; Psychology; Virology (Ph.D full-time only) Zoology

;

Bioinformatics (Ph.D full time); Food Technology, Microbiology (Ph.D. full- time) and AnimalBiotechnology (Full-time only).c)

S.V.U.College of Commerce, Management & Computer Science:

Computer Science;Computer Applications (MCA); Business Management (Ph.D only) and Commerce

d)

S.V. University College of Engineering, Tirupati (Ph.D. only):

Civil Engineering; ChemicalEngineering, Computer Science & Engineering; Electrical & Electronics Engineering; Electronics& Communication Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.e)

Affiliated Colleges (Only Full-Time M.Phil/Ph.D)

1)

P.V. K. N. College, Chittoor: Chemistry and Commerce.2)

S.V. Arts College, Tirupati: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Telugu.3)

SPW Degree& PG College, Tirupati: Chemistry, Zoology and Telugu.4)

 NPS Degree & PG College, Chittoor: Zoology.Provision is also available for research programmes leading to Ph.D. (Full-Time) degree of thisUniversity in NATIONAL LABORATORIES AND RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS recognized by S.V.University.

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ELIGIBILITY FOR TAKING THE ENTRANCE TEST

a)

Candidates who have secured at least a Second Class with 55% or above marks in Master’s degreeof S.V University in the concerned discipline or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto bySV University, are eligible to apply. However, a relaxation of 

5% of marks

is allowed to SC/STCandidates. b)

For Ph.D. programme in Engineering, a candidate should have passed Master’s degree inEngineering / Technology with

First class

either at Under-Graduate level or Post-Graduate level.c)

Candidates who passed PG degree as on the last date for submission of online application areeligible to apply.

d)

Retired employees can pursue full time research in the concerned subject of post graduation.