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Research Admissions

Research Admissions

(For Vellore and Chennai Campus)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION FOR ADMISSION

For Ph.D in Engineering:

1. Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology in the relevant discipline with a first class or a minimum of 60% marks/CGPA 6.5 on a 10 point scale in cases where the University/Institute does not award any class or

2. Equivalent qualifications like M.Sc. (Engineering) / M.S. [By Research.] / M.Tech [by Research].

Note: Applicants with M.Sc Computer Science / I.T. / MCA / M.S. Software Engineering willing to do PhD can register for M.Tech (by Research) and later have an option to upgrade to PhD. Please refer to the M.Tech (by Research) regulations in the VIT website.

For Integrated Ph.D in Engineering / Technology:

Bachelor’s Students with an outstanding academic record in the Bachelor’s degree in engineering technology disciplines of Bio-Technology / Electronics, with an aptitude towards advanced scientific and technological research, are eligible to apply. A minimum of 80% marks or a CGPA of 8.0 is the primary pre-requisite. Candidates who are appearing for the final examination can also apply provided they meet all the requirements before admission.

For M. Tech (by Research) degree:

  1.  A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or Master’s degree in Science or Master’s degree in Computer Applications (with Physics & Mathematics at Bachelor’s level) with a first class or a minimum 60% marks/CGPA 6.5 on a 10 point scale in cases where the University/Institute does not award any class. Applicants with M.Sc Computer Science / I.T. / MCA / M.S. Software Engineering willing to do PhD can register for M.Tech (by Research) and later have an option to upgrade to PhD. Please refer to the M.Tech (by Research) regulations in the VIT website.

  2.  Associate membership of the following professional bodies with a pass in both Parts A & B with 60% marks. (Such candidates are eligible for admission to M. Tech (by Research) Programme in their parent discipline. Their eligibility for other disciplines will be decided on a case-to-case basis).

  • The Institution of Engineers (India)

  • The Aeronautical Society of India
  • The Indian Institute of Metals
  • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

For Ph.D / M.Phil. in Sciences / Languages:

Master’s degree in the relevant discipline of Science with a first class (or a minimum of 60% marks/CGPA 6.5 on a 10 point scale in cases where the University/ Institute does not award any class). For Languages, Master’s degree with a minimum of 55% marks.

For Ph.D in Management:

Master in Business Administration (MBA)/ME/M.Tech.in any discipline with a first class or a minimum of 60% marks/CGPA 6.5 on a 10 point scale in cases where the University/Institute does not award any class.

For M.Phil in Management:

Master’s degree in the relevant discipline of Management with a first class (or a minimum of 60% marks/CGPA 6.5 on a 10 point scale in cases where the University/ Institute does not award any class).

For Ph.D. in Law:

Master's Degree in law (LLM/ML) from any recognized University/Institute, in the relevant field with a minimum of 55% marks or 6.0 CGPA."

Categories and Eligibility

1. A candidate who wishes to work for Ph.D / M.Tech (by Research) / Integrated Ph.D / M.Phil. degree on a full-time basis (including project staff working in sponsored projects being carried out at the Institute) should apply in the prescribed form on or before the specified date.

2. Teachers working in other colleges in a permanent position and candidates sponsored by R&D organizations of the following categories are eligible to apply to work on a part-time basis for PhD/M. Tech (By Research) / M.Phil. Degree:

  • Laboratories run by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research/ Department of Atomic Energy / Department of Space etc.
  • Public Sector undertakings with R & D Units.
  • Private Industries recognized by The Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Government of India as engaged in R&D work or contributing to R&D efforts. A copy of the certificate issued by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) in this regard will be required to be produced in such cases.
  • Medical Industry, Institutions and Hospitals with approved R&D in the relevant area. (A copy of the certificate issued by the appropriate authority to be produced).

3. Candidates of foreign nationality who hold Degrees from Indian Universities seeking admission to research programmes with the necessary clearance from the Government of India (The Ministry of Human Resource Development) and possess valid Visa will be treated on par with Indian nationals for purposes of admission to the Institute.

4. Foreign nationals with foreign degrees must meet the minimum educational requirements as given in Section 3. Their degrees must be equivalent to Indian degrees mentioned in Section 3 in Engineering/ Technology/ Science and they should have a good academic record. International Students are expected to have a good working knowledge of English. Candidates with valid GRE and TOEFL scores will be given preference. The case of each foreign applicant will be examined and admission will be offered purely on merit.

For all the Research Programmes, it is mandatory that the candidate should have studied in regular, full time and formal education in their previous degree programmes (UG and PG).

Minimum Period of Study

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D): The minimum period of study and research from the date of registration for the PhD programme to the date of submission of the thesis will be 30 months for full-time research scholars and 36 months for part-time research scholars.

Integrated Ph.D.: The minimum period of study and research from the date of registration for the Integrated PhD Programme to the date of submission of the thesis will be 4 years.

M. Tech (by Research): The minimum period of study and research required from the date of registration for the M. Tech (by Research) programme to the date of submission of the thesis will be 24 months for full-time research scholars and 36 months for part-time research scholars.

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil): The minimum period of study and research from the date of registration for the M.Phil. Programme to the date of submission of the thesis will be 18 months for full-time research scholars and two academic years for part-time research scholars.

Fee Details:
1. Academic Fee -https://beta.vit.ac.in/admissions/international/fee
2. Hostel Fee -https://beta.vit.ac.in/admissions/international/fee

SELECTION PROCEDURE FOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES (NRI/FOREIGN)

The Research candidates, who satisfy the criteria prescribed, shall appear for SKYPE Interview and online test in the appropriate subject which schedule will be intimated later.

SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS:

The following documents should be scanned and sent to pgapplication@vit.ac.in

  1. Signed printout of the filled-in application form,
  2. X & XII Mark statement or equivalent degree examination marks statement (if passed out),
  3. Semester / Year-wise Mark list (or) Consolidated of your qualifying exam (pre-final year as applicable),
  4. Certificate issued by the employer, with full details of the designation of the parents only (not applicable to foreign/OCI applicants),
  5. Copy of the passport of Parents (either father or mother) for NRI Candidates,
  6. Those who are applying for research should also send a research proposal under the headings,
  7. No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the present employer by External Part Time applicants,
  8. Foreign Candidates should be produced the sponsorship letter from the Parents/Family/Employer/Self and also copy of Passport/Proof of Residence.

For any queries on Academics, please contact:
The Director PG/Research Admissions
VIT University, Vellore – 632 014, Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone: +91 – 416 220 4600/2292, Fax: +91-416224 5544, 224 0411.
Email: pgadmission@vit.ac.in

Contact Us

General queries:

  • International Relations Office
  • # 109, Floor I, Dr.M.G.R. Block
  • VIT Vellore - 632014
  • Tamil Nadu, India
  • Phone :+91-416-220 2131 / 3118
  • Fax : +91-416-2243118 / 2243092
  • Email :international@vit.ac.in