VELS University, Chennai consists of different schools which offer under-graduate (UG), post-graduate (PG) and research courses in diverse streams such as engineering, management studies, physiotherapy, hotel and catering management, mass communication, basic sciences, life sciences etc.
The university offers Full-Time & Part-time Ph.D. programme in many disciplines in its concerned schools. Candidate’sselection will be based on their performance in the VelsEntrance Exam (VEE) and the interview conducted by concerned department.
Candidate can obtain application forms by sending a demand draft (DD) for INR 1200 in favour of "The Registrar, Vels University". Candidate can also download the application forms from the university website and send them along with the DD of Rs. 1100.
Mode of Application
Online & Offline Both
15th Jan, 2019
M.Phil/Ph.D in Pharmacy , M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts & M.Phil/Ph.D in Commerce
Last date of receiving duly filled-in application form
15th Jan, 2019
VELS Universityoffers Ph.D. programme in the following 14 disciplines:-
Biochemistry – 24 seats
Bioinformatics – 8 seats
Biotechnology – 1 seat
Chemistry – 26 seats
Civil Engineering – 12 seats
Commerce – 13 seats
Computer Science – 4 seats
Mechanical Engineering -14 seats
Microbiology – 3 seats
Pharmacy – 29 seats
Tamil – 6 seats
Hindi – 7 seats
Law – 8 seats
ECE – 11 seats
Candidates should possess Master’s Degree with at least 50% of marks in the concerned subjects of different faculties. Candidates with CA, CFA, ACS or ICWA degree are also eligible to register for Ph.D. programme
Research fellows of CSIR, ICAR, BARC and candidates working in research projects funded University Grants Commission (UGC) /Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and similar national / state level organizations are also eligible to apply provided they satisfy the educational qualification norms prescribed by the University
Candidates with Marine or equivalent Post-graduate degrees from recognized Universities and PG Diploma holders in related fields from IITs, NITs and IIMs can also apply
Candidates having BE/ B.Tech., UG degree in Nautical Science are also eligible to do research in Marine related subjects.
Part-time Ph.D. (Internal):
Candidate with Indian citizenship working within Tamil Nadu who satisfy the eligible qualification norms prescribed by this University can apply for Internal part-time Ph.D. programme.
Part-time Ph.D. (External):
Under this category, candidates who satisfy the eligible qualification norms of the university can pursue External part-time Ph.D. either in their place of employment and/or in the University. Such candidates must spend at least one full semester under the direct guidance of the research supervisors.
For applying to Ph.D. programme of the Vels University, candidate can choose any of the following methods:
Candidate can download online application form or obtain it in person from the University office upon payment of Rs.1100/-
Candidate can also obtain the form through post by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with the DD of Rs. 1200/- drawn in favour of “Registrar, Vels University" payable at Chennai
Duly filled-in applications, along with the processing fee, must be sent to the following address:
Velan Nagar, P.V.Vaithiyalingam Road
Pallavaram, Chennai 600 117, Tamil Nadu
At the time of admission, the candidate must bring the original and photocopies of the following documents:
3 Passport Size photographs of the candidate
Two self-addressed stamped (Rs.10/-) envelope
Mark Sheet of the qualifying examination or equivalent.
Provisional Pass Certificate / Degree Certificate of the qualifying examination.
Transfer Certificate and Conduct Certificate from the Institute last studied.
Entrance examination mark sheet.
For Foreign candidates:
Foreign candidates must bring the following documents, original as well as photocopies, at the time of admission:
No Objection Certificate from the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
Eligibility Certificate from the respective University
Appropriate Student Visa
Candidate’s selection will be based on their performance in the VEE and the interview conducted by concerned department, and their marks in the qualifying examination
Selected candidates should report to the Directors of Schools / Heads of the Department on the specified date and time
Candidates shall be admitted in accordance with the seats available for Ph.D. programme twice a year (i.e. January and July)
Students from under-privileged and socially handicapped sections are admitted to the University according to All India Reservation policy
Scholarships offered for Ph.D:
20 scholarships will be awarded for Full-Time Ph.D. programme:
6 for engineering, 4 for life science, 4 for pharmacy, 3 for management, 2 for basic science, 1 for other
Amount of INR 7500 will be given as scholarship every month
2 years of scholarship will be provided to candidates having M.Phil. degree and 3 years of scholarship for those without M.Phil.
For men and women there are separate hostels within the campus.
On chargeable basis, Laundry facility is also available.
Medical attendant is available.
Mess and canteen facility is available.
Indoor and outdoor games are offered.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College