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Internal full-time Candidates: A candidate who wishes to work for Ph.D degree on full time (including project staff working in sponsored projects being carried out at the institute) should apply in the prescribed form on or before the due dates announced every year.

Eligibility

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION FOR ADMISSION

For Ph.D. in Engineering: 

1. The candidate should possess a master’s degree in Engineering/Technology in the relevant discipline with a first class or a minimum of 60% marks. If the University/Institute does not award any class, the CGPA of the candidate must be 6.5 on a 10 point scale.
2. Candidates with equivalent qualifications like M.Sc. (Engineering) / M.S. [By Research.] / M.Tech [by Research] are also eligible to pursue Ph.D.

For Ph. D in Sciences : 

The candidate should possess a master’s degree in Sciences in the relevant discipline with a first class or a minimum of 60% marks. If the University/Institute does not award any class, the CGPA of the candidate must be 6.5 on a 10 point scale to pursue the degree.

For Ph. D in Languages: 

The candidate should possess a master’s degree in the relevant language with a first class or a minimum of 55% marks. If the University/Institute does not award any class, the CGPA of the candidate must be 6.5 on a 10 point scale to pursue the degree.

For Ph. D in Management: 

The candidate should possess Master of Business Administration or M.E./ M.Tech. with a first class or a minimum of 60% marks. If the University/Institute does not award any class, the CGPA of the candidate must be 6.5 on a 10 point scale to pursue the degree.

For Ph.D. in Law: 

The candidate should possess Master of Laws (LLM) from any recognized University/Institute, with a first class or a minimum of 55% marks. If the University/Institute does not award any class, the CGPA of the candidate must be 6.5 on a 10 point scale to pursue the degree.

For Ph. D in Fashion Technology: 

The candidate should possess M.Tech./M.E./M.Fashion Tech/M.S.[By Research]/M.Tech[By Research] in the field of Textile/Textile Engineering/Fibre Science/Textile Chemical Processing/Fashion/Apparel/Garment with a first class or a minimum of 60% marks. If the University/Institute does not award any class, the CGPA of the candidate must be 6.5 on a 10 point scale to pursue the degree.

Procedure

a. Applications will be invited by open advertisement in all leading news papers / local announcement for all categories of candidates mentioned in section 2.

b. Doctoral and M.Phil. candidates should take VITREE (VIT Research Entrance Examination) choosing a field of their specialization. Candidates for Integrated Ph.D. and M.Tech. by Research programmes should take VITMEE (VIT Masters’ Entrance Examination) in the field of their specialization.

c. Selected candidates will be called for a personal interview conducted at the campus where the admission is sought.

d.Final Selection will be based on the overall merit index of the candidate which will be arrived at by taking into account the candidate’s performance in the previous university examinations at Master’s level and the performance in the written test, research output and / the performance in personal interview at VIT.