VIT University M.Phil. and Ph.D. Admission 2020: Eligibility, Application Form, Entrance Exam, Admission

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Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) offers admission in the research field under Science, Engineering, Technology, and Management & Humanities departments. Application for the same can be filled till November 22. 

Students can pursue M. Phil, M.S (By Research) & Ph. D. degree in VIT University schools by fulfilling the desired norms & regulations. Academic performance & marks secured in the written test i.e, VITREE followed by an Interview. VIT will conduct admission test on December 14 (10 am – 12 pm). 

With respect to the number of applications received, students are shortlisted & called for the written test followed by an interview.

The university offers the students Ph.D. and Integrated Ph.D. programs.

Students can opt for the below-mentioned categories in Ph. D. program:

  • Internal Full Time: For those students who want to work on sponsored projects carried out in the institute.
  • Internal Part Time: It would be applicable to staff members of the institute.
  • External Full Time: Applicants who are working in academic institutions or sponsored by Research & Development (R & D) departments, National laboratories & industries having R & D facilities.

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How to apply for M.Phil & Ph.D. Courses

Ph.D. aspirants will be notified about the release of the applications through an open advertisement in the leading newspapers.

  • Applications will be filled online at
  • The application fee is INR 1200/- which can be paid by Debit Card/Credit Card/Netbaning.
  • Latest passport size photograph must be uploaded while filling application form.

For Integrated Ph.D. the applicants must undergo VITREE 

Documents required to be enclosed along with the application form:

  • SSC & HSC certificates & Marks sheet
  • Degree certificates
  • Migration certificate from the school last attended
  • Employment  certificate from present employer ( This document is very important for all categories of students under External Part-Time category)
  • Complete application form super scribed with ‘Application to Ph. D./ M. S by research/ M. Phil.’ must be sent to:

    Admission Officer,
    VIT University, Vellore-632 014
    Tamil Nadu, India


  1. If any student is looking for admission in more than one school then he/she should apply through a separate application form.  
  2. In case a student is already employed; his/her application must be confirmed by their employer.
  3. Application without the required documents will not be entertained.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for Ph.D. in Engineering/Management/Science/Humanities is given below:

Ph.D. in Engineering/Management:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering / Technology / Business Administration with a first-class or a minimum 60% marks (CGPA 6.5 on a 10 – point scale) or equivalent like M.Sc (Engineering) / M.S. by Research/ M.Tech. by Research

Ph.D. in Sciences/Humanities/Languages:

  • Master’s degree with a minimum of 60% in Sciences / Master’s degree with a minimum of 55% in Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages 

Ph.D. in Management:

  • The candidate should possess a 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.

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.

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.

Admission Procedure for M.Phil and Ph.D. Courses

Applicants must satisfy the eligibility requirements to appear for the VIT Research Entrance Exam conducted by the University. Qualified candidates will receive a call from authorities regarding the Interview.

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 and the interview.

Performance in the Master’s degree:


Performance in Written/Interview:


In the case of Integrated Ph.D.

Selection will be done on the basis of 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 the Bachelor’s level and the performance in the written test (VITMEE) and the interview.

Bachelor’s degree:


Written test and Interview:


Note: Students who qualify in GATE 2019/ CSIR-UGC NET will be exempted from the written test.

The final seat will be confirmed only after payment of a prescribed fee of INR 600 & verification of certificates. Selected students have to register for Ph. D. program within one month from the date of admission.

Contact Details

VIT University
Vellore Campus
Vellore - 632 014
Tamilnadu, India

Tel: 91-416-2243091/93
Fax: 91-416-2243092, 91-416-2240411

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



Dr. Rajani Kumari

MCA students are eligible for PhD or not ? If yes then in which discipline

19 Nov, 2019 09:47
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Rajani, yes, MCA students are eligible to apply for admission to this course. However, they must have scored at least 60% in their PG degree. MCA students can apply for P.hD in Computer Science.

19 Nov, 2019 10:20
Dr. Rajani Kumari

thank you sir

19 Nov, 2019 10:27
Shobhna Chaturvedi

All the best!

19 Nov, 2019 10:34
Vetriselvi Pandurangan Maragatham

What is the Application opening date (sep:2019) for Phd admission in VIT vellore?

11 Sep, 2019 12:35
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Vetriselvi, admission procedure for 2019 session has already ended. However, forms for 2020 academic year are expected to be made available by Mar, 2020.

11 Sep, 2019 13:21
Yugesh reddy

Sir can I apply for PhD after my MBA in distance Does distance PG MBA is eligible for PHD in VIT University?

20 Oct, 2018 22:06
Akansha Expert

Hi Yugesh, You may please check this link for getting the VIT University Admission Eligibility.

22 Oct, 2018 12:29
V N Jaya Shruthy

Is PhD application closed?can we get any date extension for PhD application form !please answer

09 Jun, 2018 10:50
Garima Bansal

Hi V N Jaya, Yes The admissions are closed for this session.

28 Aug, 2018 16:08
K babu

I am completed my ambition for doing the PhD what is the next step?

14 May, 2018 17:39
Garima Bansal

Hi K babu, The admission procedure for phd is given below:- 

Admission Procedure 

Students who will satisfy the eligibility requirements will receive a call from authorities regarding written test or Interview. Selection will be based strictly on academic performance & performance in written test/Interview. Weightage given to different test aspects is given below:

  • Performance in Bachelor’s degree:  20%
  • Performance in Master’s degree: 20%
  • Performance in Written/Interview: 60%

Note: Student who will qualify in GATE 2018/ CSIR-UGC NET (has been conducted for Junior & Senior Research Fellowships [JRF-SRF)) would be exempted from written test.

16 May, 2018 16:00
Subba Reddy

Is there any exemption of written test those who qualify in gate 2017

21 Apr, 2018 10:29
Akansha Expert

Hi Subba Reddy, No, There is no relaxation on the written exam on the behalf of clearance GATE Entrance. As per rules of university each n every test is compulsory and its own value, and remarks.

21 Apr, 2018 17:35

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