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The Application Guide will help prospective students in preparing an application for any of the programmes (Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Professional and Doctoral Research) offered by SSSIHL for admissions.
It is essential that you read this guide carefully before you submit your application form with the required details and supporting materials and documentation. Candidates who fail to fulfill all requirements will not be considered for admissions.
Dates & Deadlines
What are the deadlines for admissions in 2018?
Admissions for 2018 entry is open from 1 December 2017 to 28 February 2018. Kindly visit the the Dates and Deadlines page for complete information.
Application Form
How do I get an application form?
You can apply through the online application portal or write to us and get a form posted to you. Online application is the easiest, safest and most secure way to apply for successful admissions to SSSIHL. All the relevant details are available in the Application Guide.
Can I get help in filling the application form?
Yes. Detailed instructions are given on the sheet that comes with each paper application form. Online applicants will be guided step-by-step whilst they fill the form online. We highly recommend that you download the SSSIHL Admissions Prospectus 2018. The prospectus will guide you towards a successful application and answer any questions that you may have.
What do I need to do after I fill in the application form?
Once you have completely filled in the application form - paper or online - it is mandatory that you post the form to us via a courier service or by registered post with all the supporting materials and documentation. Kindly see STEP 4 of the Application Guide to see the full list of documents required. Also refer to STEP 5.
Remember that the University must get your form and supporting documentation before 10 March 2018, otherwise your application will not be considered.
Eligiblity, Entrance Tests & Selection
What are the eligibility requirements and programme descriptions for the various programmes for admissions to SSSIHL?
That depends on the course you wish to apply to. You need to fulfill the minimum qualifications required appear for the Entrance Test as highlighted in the Programme Eligibility Criteria and Descriptions. Download the SSSIHL Admissions Prospectus 2017 to check the eligibility for the programme you wish to apply for.
SSSIHL Admissions Prospectus 2018 
When will I know if I have qualified for the Entrance Test?
Once the Admissions Office receives your application, it will be processed and you will either receive the Admissions Test Entrance card or a letter of rejection. Since the deadline for receipt of completed applications is 10 March 2018, expect to receive a communication from the university sometime in late March 2017.
What are the dates for admissions tests and interviews? Where are they held?
This document - SSSIHL Admissions Tests & Interview Schedule 2018 - will list the dates for both admissions tests and interviews for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Professional programmes for 2018 entry.
All admission tests are conducted in Puttaparthi, at the Prasanthi Nilayam Campus of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning.
What is the question paper pattern?
All candidates will necessarily have to write a test in general English that could be a combination of multiple-choice, short answer and essay type questions. This may vary from programme to programme. Candidates also have to write a subject-related test, which are by and large multiple-choice in nature. You may download Model Test Papers for various admissions tests on the Related Downloads page.
Further specific details are sent along with the Admissions Test Entrance card.
Is there a syllabus for Admissions Tests?
Yes. You can download the admissions tests syllabi here, depending on which programme you have applied for.
Admissions Test Syllabus - UNDERGRADUATE Programmes 2018
Admissions Test Syllabus - POSTGRADUATE Programmes 2018
Admissions Test Syllabus - PROFESSIONAL Programmes 2018
How is a candidate selected for admission?
After the written tests (for that particular course) are completed, candidates are short-listed for an interview on the basis of their performance in General English versus the total aggregate of other tests (and in some courses some additional tests), both of which have a minimum cut-off point. Only candidates who pass the written test will be invited for an interview.
The weightage (towards admissions) of the written test and interview is 70% and 30% respectively, although this may vary slightly from programme to programme.
Candidates are given provisional admissions based on their rank in the final mark list.
Admissions Results & Joining SSSIHL
What are the probable dates of announcement of Admissions Results and where will they be published?
After all the admissions tests and interviews are completed on 1 May 2018, final decisions will be made and the provisional list of candidates selected for admissions will be published on the website on 12 May 2017.
For those selected candidates who do not have access to the Internet, a selection letter will be posted to them soon after the admissions results are declared. Along with the letter, related information will also be included.
Additionally, provisional lists of selected candidates (for each programme) will also be put up at the Prasanthi Nilayam ashram. The notice boards will be located opposite the main Accommodation office in the ashram.
Why are selected candidates given only provisional admissions?
You are given provisional admission based on your performance in the admission tests and interviews. However, you will have to submit evidence of your having successfully completed your previous programme of study, i.e. the original marks certificate of XII standard (for undergraduate programmes) or your Bachelors/Masters degree (for postgraduate / professional programmes) for your admission to be confirmed.
What is the reporting date for successful candidates?
All candidates selected for admissions must positively report to the hostel of their respective campuses by the evening of 31 May 2018. The Academic Year 2018/19 commences on 1 June 2018.
What personal effects and items are required to be brought for joining the University?
When the final results are published, the list of items to be brought and other details about hostel stay will be intimated to all selected candidates.
Is it necessary for the parents to accompany their wards at the time of joining the University?
Yes. For all programmes of study, parents must accompany their wards when they arrive at the campus. Parents are required to meet the warden of the hostel and fulfill certain formalities.
What are the fees?
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning offers free education to all students at all levels.
This includes waiver of all fees, like tuition fees, examination fees, laboratory fees, library fees, sports fees, medical fees, etc.
However, nominal mess charges towards food and a refundable caution deposit need to be paid. Details will be communicated once the final selected lists are published.
Contact Admissions
How do I contact the admissions office if I need further help?
Kindly refer to the Contact Admissions page for information regarding this.

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