The FAQs section will help answer any queries that you may have to successfully complete your applications for all SSSIHL programmes for admissions.
Dates & Deadlines
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.
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 2020 – UG, PG, PP Programmes. The prospectus will guide you towards a successful application and answer any questions that you may have.
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 2020, otherwise your application will not be considered.
Eligibility, Entrance Tests & Selection
That depends on the programme 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 either of the two SSSIHL Admissions Prospectus 2020 to check the eligibility for the programme you wish to apply for:
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 2020, expect to receive a communication from the university sometime in late March 2020.
This document – SSSIHL Admissions Tests & Interview Schedule 2020 – will list the dates for the admissions tests and interviews for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Professional programmes for 2020 entry. All admission tests are conducted in Puttaparthi, at the Prasanthi Nilayam Campus of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning.
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 Admissions Downloads page. Further specific details are sent along with the Admissions Test Entrance card.
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.
Yes. You can download the admissions tests syllabi here, depending on which programme you have applied for:
Admissions Results & Joining SSSIHL
After all the admissions tests and interviews are completed on 1 May 2020, final decisions will be made and the provisional list of candidates selected for admissions will be published on the website on 12 May 2020.
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.
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.
All candidates selected for admissions must positively report to the hostel of their respective campuses by the evening of 31 May 2020. The Academic Year 2020/21 commences on 1 June 2020.
After the final results are published, the list of items to be brought and other details about hostel stay will be communicated to all selected candidates.
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.
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.