VELS University Ph.D. Admissions 2020: Application Form, Eligibility, Entrance

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VELS University, Chennai offers admission in Ph.D with 23 specializations in it. Admission will be based on the entrance examination and interview conducted by the university.

Masters degree holder in a relevant subject will be eligible for the entrance examination and admission. Priority will be given to the UGC-NET(including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/SLET/GATE qualified candidates.

Application form can be downloaded from the official website of VELS University ( and has to be sent along with the application fee of INR 1200/- through Demand Draft in favor of the university.

Specializations in Ph.D

Ocean EngineeringBioinformatics
Music & Fine ArtsBiotechnology
Pharmaceutical SciencesMicrobiology
EnglishMass communication
Bio-Engineering [B.Tech Biotechnology]Computing Sciences
Mechanical EngineeringManagement Studies

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CourseAdmission Link
M.Phil/Ph.D in Pharmacy,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Commerce,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Science
Admission Link

Eligibility Criteria

  1.  Master's degree in relevant subject from a recognized university.
  2. At least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale should be secured in the qualifying examination. 
  3. A relaxation of 10% of marks, from 55% to 45%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled.

Selection Process

Selection for Ph.D will be based on the entrance examination and interview conducted by the university.

  • Initial merit list will be uploaded by the university according to the performance in written exam.
  • Selected candidates will be invited for interview 
  • The interview/viva voce will also consider the following aspects:
    • The candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research
    • The research work can be suitably undertaken at the institution/college
    • The proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge.
  • Priority will be given to qualified UGC-NET(including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/SLET/GATE/teacher fellowship holder or M.Phil Degree.

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Application Process

Application form can be downloaded from the official website of the university.

  1. Visit: 
  2. Tap “Ph.D Application Form”
  3. Download the registration form and application form
  4. Take a print out of it
  5. Start with registration form 
  6. Fill all required personal information 
  7. Mention academic details
  8. Fill the application form
  9. Paste a recent photograph
  10. Write academic qualifications
  11. Draw a D.D of INR1200/- in favor of Registrar, Vels University, Chennai
  12. Post the filled application form and D.D along with all the required documents to:


Vels University

Velan Nagar, P.V.Vaithiyalingam Road

Pallavaram, Chennai 600 117, Tamil Nadu

Required Documents

  • Attested photocopies of SSLC/HSC/UG/PG/ M.Phil Mark Statements and Convocation Certificates
  • Attested photocopy of Community Certificate (if applicable)
  • Certificates of Research Experiences
  • A Profile on the Broad field of Research in 500 words
  • Two Passport size Photos


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.

*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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