Master of Arts

First year admissions for the academic year 2021-22

How to become a Somaiya student

The K J Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies offers MA programmes in Sanskrit, Pali, Yogashastra, Buddhist Studies, Jainology and Prakrit, Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology and China Studies. There is a focus on developing language skills and some programmes include visits to sites of heritage and workshops on skill development such as translation, epigraphy and meditation. Students can expect to build a strong foundation to undertake research in their areas of interest.

Programme UG Qualification Score of UG Qualification When Entrance Test is Applicable
MA Sanskrit B.A. Sanskrit or Graduation from any other discipline with Diploma in Sanskrit from a recognized institute. 55%

1. Students from disciplines other than Sanskrit must have cleared the Diploma in Sanskrit or equivalent. Candidates with self-study of the domain will have to take an entrance exam.

2. Exceptional candidates with a score lower than 55% may be considered, based on an interview. In case selected, they will have to undergo the entrance exam.

3. A score of minimum 40% is required in the entrance exam.

MA Yogashastra B.A. (Yogashastra) or Graduation from any other Discipline with Diploma in Yoga or equivalent course in Yoga with 500 marks or 200 hours of learning from a recognized institute. 55% N/A
MA Pali B. A. in Pali or Graduate in any other discipline with Diploma in Pali OR Diploma in Pali Grammar. 55%

1. Students from disciplines other than Pali must have cleared the Diploma in Pali or Diploma in Pali Grammar in order to qualify. Candidates with self-study of Pali will have to take an entrance exam.

2. Exceptional candidates with a score lower than 55% may be considered, based on an interview. In case selected, they will have to undergo the entrance exam.

3. A score of minimum 40% is required in the entrance exam.

MA Buddhist Studies B. A. in Buddhist Studies or Graduate in any other discipline with Diploma in Buddhist Studies OR Diploma in Buddhist Sanskrit : Language and Literature. 55%

1. Students from disciplines other than Buddhist Studies must have cleared the Diploma in Buddhist Studies or Diploma in Buddhist Sanskrit: Language and Literature in order to qualify. Candidates with self-study of Buddhism will have to take an entrance exam.

2. Exceptional candidates with a score lower than 55% may be considered, based on an interview. In case selected, they have to undergo the entrance exam 

3. A score of minimum 40% is required in the entrance exam.

MA Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology B. A. in AIHC & Arch. or Graduate in any other discipline with Diploma in AIHC & Arch. 55%

1. Students from disciplines other than Ancient Indian History & Archaeology or History  must have cleared the Diploma in Ancient Indian History & Archaeology or History. Candidates with self-study of the domain will have to take an entrance exam.

2. Exceptional candidates with a score lower than 55% may be considered, based on an interview. In case selected, they will have to undergo the entrance exam.

3. A score of minimum 40% is required in the entrance exam.

 

MA Jainology and Prakrit B. A. in Jainology or Graduate in any other discipline with Diploma in Jainology or Diploma in Prakrit Language and Literature. 55%

1. Students from disciplines other than jainology must have cleared the Diploma in Jainology or Diploma in Prakrit Language and Literature or they have to take an entrance exam.

2. Exceptional candidates who has not done degree or diploma in jainology or Prakrit, may be considered, based on an interview. In case selected, they have to undergo the entrance exam.

3. A score of minimum 40% is required in the entrance exam.

MA China Studies

B. A. in China Studies or any other discipline, from a recognized university or institute with minimum Chinese Language Proficiency of HSK 4 Level.

 

55%

1. Students with Bachelor's in a discipline other than China Studies will have to take an entrance exam. 

2. A score of minimum 40% is required in the entrance exam.

 

About Somaiya Post-Graduate Entrance Test: Dharma Studies Programmes

Somaiya Post-Graduate Entrance Test in the Dharma Studies programmes is the entrance examination for admission to First Year Masters programmes for the year 2021-22. It will be applicable to all those candidates who do not meet the primary eligibility criteria. The entrance test will be held in two rounds, as per the schedule given below

Mode of Examination

The test is generally held offline, at our institution. However, due to the current pandemic situation, the test will be conducted online.

Phase Dates
Start Date of MA online Application Form 29th June, 2021

Date of MA Entrance Test:

MA Jainology and Prakrit

30th July 2021

Date of MA Entrance Test : 

MA Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology

MA Buddhist Studies

MA China Studies

3rd August, 2021 

Date of MA Entrance Test:

MA Pali

MA Sanskrit

 

5th August, 2021

End Date of MA online Application Form 10th November, 2021
Last Date of MA Admission 10th November, 2021
Starting of MA Classes

MA Sanskrit

1st September, 2021
MA Yogashastra  3rd September, 2021

MA Buddhist Studies

MA Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology

MA China Studies

6th September, 2021
MA Pali 9th September, 2021

MA Jainlology and Prakrit

15th September, 2021
Step1

Step 1

The students should fill the pre-admission form which is available on the college admission portal https://admissions.somaiya.edu

Step2

Step 2

Submission of 200/- (non-refundable in all cases) form fees through the payment gateway

Step3

Step 3

Admission will be offered based on the merit and availability of seats taken together. The candidate will be communicated via email about his/her offered seat or waitlisted number.

  • A provisional seat will be offered based on the merit, and availability of seats. The candidate will be communicated via email about his/her status of admission whether confirmed or waitlisted.
  • A candidate who has been offered a provisional seat will need to pay the full fees of   20,700/- (for MA China Studies: 40,200/-) within 8 days of the receipt of the offer letter, to secure the confirmed admission.
  • Candidate who does not pay the requisite amount as per the deadline will lose his/her claim on the confirmed seat during that phase.
  • Provisional admission needs to be confirmed within four working days of declaration of result of graduation or equivalent examinations, by paying the remaining balance of fees.
  • The final confirmation of admission is subject to physical verification of the documents. In case of non-availability of valid documents, the confirmation of the admission will result in cancellation.
  • Cancellation rules are available on the website for reference.
  • The admission schedule may change under unavoidable circumstances or as per directive / instructions from admitting authorities of Somaiya Vidyavihar University. The revised schedule, if any, will be notified on the website.
  Documents Required
Date of Birth Proof (Any One)
  1. Aadhaar Card
  2. Leaving certificate
  3. Passport
  4. Birth Certificate
  5. PAN Card
Address Proof (Any One)
  1. Aadhaar Card
  2. Passport
  3. Driving License
  4. Voter ID
Other Documents
  1. Caste Certificate (for SC, SC, OBC, VJ, NT,SBC & ESBC) if applicable
  2. Marriage Certificate OR Affidavit OR Gazette copy (If there is change in name)
  3. Migration Certificate ( if applicable)
Documents for Person with Disability
  • Physical Disability Certificate from a competent authority (The certificate should clearly state the disability is not less than 40% and that the disability is permanent in nature)
Documents for Sports Quota
  • Certificate issued by competent authorities in a sports competition at State/National /International competitions
  • Credentials will be evaluated by Authorities of SVU
Documents for NRI / OCI/Foreign Nationals

If these documents are unavailable, the following may be submitted.

If a candidate fails to submit any of these documents for physical verification, his/her admission will stand cancelled and the candidate will not be entitled to any refund of fees.

  1. Any one of the following three documents:
    1. A Letter issued by the Indian Embassy indicating NRI status of Parent/ Sponsor/ Candidate
    2. A Certificate issued by the Indian Embassy indicating NRI status of Parent/ Sponsor/ Candidate
    3. Offshore Certificate issued by the Organization (In case of ward of an officer in the Merchant Navy)
    1. Copy of visa and employment letter / letter from branch manager certifies that the candidate or sponsor holds an NRE account.
  2. Passport copy of Parent/Sponsor/Candidate (compulsory).
  3. Eligibility Certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU) New Delhi (if applicable).
  4. PIO (OCI) card copy (if the candidate is admitted under PIO (OCI) category).
Academic Records Documents Required
M.A. (Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology)
  1. SSC Marksheet and Passing Certificate (Board)
  2. HSC or equivalent examination Marksheet and Passing Certificate
  3. 3 years’ Marksheet (FY, SY,TY) + degree certificate + Convocation Certificate
  4. Diploma in Ancient Indian History Culture & Archaeology Marksheet OR Certificate
M.A. (Buddhist Studies)
  1. SSC Marksheet + Passing Certificate (Board)
  2. HSC or equivalent examination Marksheet and Passing Certificate
  3. 3 years’ Marksheet (FY, SY,TY) + Degree certificate + Convocation Certificate
  4. Diploma in Buddhist Studies OR Diploma in Buddhist Sanskrit: Language and Literature Marksheet OR Certificate
M.A. (Pali)
  1. SSC Marksheet + Passing Certificate (Board)
  2. HSC or equivalent examination Marksheet and Passing Certificate
  3. 3 years’ Marksheet (FY, SY,TY) + Degree certificate + Convocation Certificate
  4. Diploma in Pali OR Diploma in Pali Grammar Marksheet OR Certificate
M.A. (China Studies)
  1. SSC Marksheet + Passing Certificate (Board)
  2. HSC or equivalent examination Marksheet and Passing Certificate
  3. 3 years’ Marksheet (FY, SY,TY) + Degree certificate + Convocation Certificate
  4. HSK 4 Marksheet OR Certificate
M.A. (Jainology and Prakrit)
  1. SSC Marksheet + Passing Certificate (Board)
  2. HSC or equivalent examination Marksheet and Passing Certificate
  3. 3 years’ Marksheet (FY, SY,TY) + Degree certificate + Convocation Certificate
  4. Diploma in Jainology OR Diploma in Prakrit Language and Literature Marksheet OR Certificate
M.A. (Yogashastra)
  1. SSC Marksheet + Passing Certificate (Board)
  2. HSC or equivalent examination Marksheet and Passing Certificate
  3. 3 years’ Marksheet (FY, SY,TY) + Degree certificate + Convocation Certificate
  4. Diploma in Yoga OR equivalent Marksheet and Certificate
M.A. (Sanskrit)
  1. SSC Marksheet + Passing Certificate (Board)
  2. HSC or equivalent examination Marksheet and Passing Certificate
  3. 3 years’ Marksheet (FY, SY,TY) + Degree certificate + Convocation Certificate
  4. Diploma in Sanskrit or equivalent Marksheet or Certificate
  • In case any of the following conditions apply to you, kindly upload the relevant Declaration in the format given below :

Click here to download the DECLARATION mark lists or certificates unavailable Format

Click here to download the DECLARATION_Results Awaited Format

  1. Candidates who do not have a final year graduation mark list.
  2. Candidates who do not have a Convocation Certificate.
  3. Candidates who do not have a Migration Certificate. (Candidates from any university other than Somaiya Vidyavihar University will be given provisional admission and will have to submit a Migration Certificate within the stipulated period to confirm admission.)
  4. Candidates whose final year results are awaited.
  • All candidates seeking admissions to the MA Yogashastra programme are required to submit the following documents :
  1. Self Declaration_Medical History (link given below)
  2. Fitness Certificate from a Physician (if candidate is above 60 years of age)

 

 

Click here to download the Self Declaration_Medical History Format

Particulars Fees per annum
M.A. (Yogashastra),
M.A. (Sanskrit),
M.A. (Buddhist Studies),
M.A. (Pali),
M.A. (Ancient Indian History Culture & Archaeology),
M.A. (Jainology and Prakrit)
  For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fee 1,000 1,000
Tuition fee 14,000 42,000
Development fee 2,500 7,500
Exam fee 2,200 2,200
Library fees 1,000 1,000
  Total 20,700 53,700
Particulars Fees per annum
M.A. (China Studies)   For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fee 1,000 1,000
Tuition fee 28,000 84,000
Development fee 8,000 24,000
Exam fee 2,200 2,200
Library fees 1,000 1,000
  Total 40,200 1,12,200

Cancellation Policy for Provisional Admission

A provisional seat will be offered based on the merit and availability of seats taken together. A candidate who is offered a provisional seat needs to pay   20,700/- (for MA China Studies: 40,200) only as per stipulated admission schedule (i.e. deadline) to secure the same

If candidate chooses to withdraw from the programme of study and application for cancellation of admission is received, then the deduction of fees will be as follows:

Point of time when application for admission cancellation is received by college/the candidate does not fulfil eligibility criteria Deduction Applicable
From date of provisional admission till admission confirmation 1000 only
After the date of confirmation of admission Deductions will be as per rules for Regular Admission(see below)
Provisionally admitted student fails to fulfil eligibility criteria as prescribed No refund of fees

Cancellation Policy for Confirmed Admission

In case of students whose results are pending, must furnish the documents within four working days of declaration of result of graduation or equivalent examinations, for admission to be confirmed.

In the case of students whose documents need to be reissued by their respective University or relevant authority, will need to submit an application to the Head of the institution, specifying the time required for such reissue. A maximum period of 30 days will be granted.

If any candidate who has confirmed the admission and chooses to withdraw from the programme of study, can apply for cancellation by submitting a prescribed cancellation form. The deduction of fees will be as follows:

Point of time when application for admission cancellation is received by college/the candidate does not fulfil eligibility criteria Deduction Applicable
15 days or more before the last date of admission* 10%
Less than 15 days before the last date of admission* 15%
After commencement of the academic year, up to 60 days 50%
More than 60 days of commencement of academic year 100%

Last date of admission: 10th November, 2021

After commencement of the MA programme, if a student wants to take a break for certain valid reason, then he/she can do so as per the following norms :

The academic break can be granted to any student at most once during the programme, for the period of a semester or more, with the maximum period of academic one year. The application has to be approved by the Dean.

Eligibility for academic break:

  • Serious personal medical reasons involving hospitalization or serious family issues, on the condition of providing valid medical certificates or relevant documents.
  • Pregnancy/Maternity
 

The Dean will approve the academic break and forward the application of the student to the admission/ department for necessary process.

  • Payment of Fees for the academic break: If the student has informed the Dean regarding academic break before the commencement of the relevant year and not paid the total fees for that year, then if his/her academic break is granted, he/she can pay the total fee (100%) prevalent at that time when he seeks re-admission.
  • If a student wants to take academic break after the commencement of the academic year, but he/she has not attended the classes and if the fees are not paid, then while seeking readmission he/she has to pay the total fee (100%) plus 25% of the total fee as re-admission fee to continue his/her studentship.
  • If the student has paid the total fee for the entire year and then sought the academic break after commencement of that academic year in the middle of semester, he/she has to pay 25% of the total fee prevalent at that time, towards re-admission in subsequent years.