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VELS University Ph.D. Admissions 2019: Dates, Placement, Result

Updated On - April 29th 2019

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.

VELS 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 Vels  Entrance 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. Check VELS University Admission 2019

  • Mode of Application

    Online & Offline Both


    09th May, 2019 - 13th May, 2019

Important Dates

M.Phil/Ph.D in Pharmacy , M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Commerce & M.Phil/Ph.D in Science
Last date of receiving duly filled-in application form 09th May, 2019
Date of Entrance Examination 13th May, 2019

Eligibility Criteria

VELS University  offers 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


Full-time Ph.D.:

  • 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.

Application Process

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:


Vels University

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:

  1. 3 Passport Size photographs of the candidate
  2. Two self-addressed stamped (Rs.10/-) envelope
  3. Mark Sheet of the qualifying examination or equivalent.
  4. Provisional Pass Certificate / Degree Certificate of the qualifying examination.
  5. Transfer Certificate and Conduct Certificate from the Institute last studied.
  6. Community Certificate.
  7. Entrance examination mark sheet.

For Foreign candidates:

Foreign candidates must bring the following documents, original as well as photocopies, at the time of admission:

  1. No Objection Certificate from the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi. 
  2. Eligibility Certificate from the respective University
  3. Appropriate Student Visa

Selection Process

  • 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.

Hostel Facilities:

For men and women there are separate hostels within the campus.  

  1. On chargeable basis, Laundry facility is also available.
  2. Medical attendant is available.
  3. Mess and canteen facility is available.
  4. 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



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