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VIT University Invites Application for PhD/ M.Phil./ M.Tech. Admission December 2015

VIT University, Chennai has announced the beginning of Admission Process for the PhD/ M.Phil. /M.Tech. program for its December 2015 session. These programs are Research Based and as per the directives of UGC expect a candidate to fulfill research requirements under the guidaance of expert faculty members in the relevant subject in order to complete the course. The Admission procedure is Online and the Last Date to submit application is December 4, 2015. The selection will be based on performance in Written Test and Interview conducted by the university.

VIT 2016 Admission Schedule

The Schedule for the Admission to research programs spans roughly a month and is as follows:



Last date to submit Application Form

December 4, 2015

Written Test and Interview

December 12, 2015

Last Date for Payment of Fees for Admission

January 8, 2016

VIT University Chennai Courses

Schools and Degrees Offered

VIT has a wide array of Schools which offer different degrees and courses. Below is a list of Schools and Research Programs offered:

Schools at VIT

Research Degrees on Offer

School of Advanced Sciences

Ph.D., M. Phil

School of Bio-Sciences and Technology


School of Computing Science and Engineering

Ph.D., M. Tech by Research

School of Electrical Engineering

Ph.D., M. Tech by Research

School of Electronics Engineering

Ph.D., M. Tech by Research

School of Mechanical and Building Sciences

Ph.D., M. Tech by Research

School of Social Sciences and Languages


VIT Business School


VIT Law School


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VIT 2016 Eligibility Criteria for Research Courses

The eligibility criteria for admission in any of the research based courses varies from school to school.

Educational Qualification

Educational Qualification for admission in Ph.D./M.Phil. /M.Tech by research/ Integrated Ph.D. in different streams is given below.

Degree Offered

Minimum Educational Qualification

Ph.D. in Engineering

  1. Master’s degree in Engineering or Technology with a minimum of 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA on a ten point scale where grades are awarded.           
  2. Other Equivalent Qualifications like M.Sc. in Engineering or M.S. by Research.


M. Tech. by Research

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology with minimum 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA on a ten point scale.
  2. Master’s degree in Science or Master’s degree in Computer Applications (with Physics and Mathematics at graduation level) with a minimum of 60% or 6.5 CGPA on a ten point scale.
  3. Any Associate member of the following bodies with a pass in both parts A and B can also apply for the M.Tech Research based program :
  • The Institute of Engineers, India
  • The Aeronautical Society of India
  • The Indian Institute of Metals
  • The Indian Institute of Chemical engineers
  • The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

              The members of these bodies are eligible to apply in their parent discipline. Applications to different disciplines would be considered on a case to case basis.


 in Sciences/Languages

  1. Master’s degree in relevant subject with a minimum of 60% or 6.5 CGPA on a ten point scale.
  2. For language courses, Master’s degree with a minimum of 55%

Ph.D. in Management

Master’s degree in Business Administration with a minimum of 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA on a ten point scale.

Ph.D. in Law

Master’s degree in Law either LLM/ML from any recognized university, in the relevant field with a minimum of 55% marks or 6.0 CGPA on a ten point scale.

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VIT 2016 Eligibility for Full Time & Part Time Candidates

VIT offers research programs on both Full Time and Part Time basis. The eligibility criteria for Full time/ Part time candidates are as follows:



Internal Full Time Candidates

  • Candidates who wish to pursue Ph.D./M.Phil/M.Tech by Research/Integrated Ph.D. can apply for a full time degree in the prescribed format before the last date
  • Project Staff associated with Sponsored projects at the Institution can also apply for this course

Internal Part Time Candidates

Any staff member of the Institution fulfilling the minimum qualification required can apply for part time Ph.D./M.Phil/M.Tech Research based/Integrated Ph.D. in the prescribed format before the last date

External Part Time Candidates

  • Teacher’s working in other organizations in a permanent position can apply for Research based programs on a part time basis
  • Following candidates sponsored by the R&D organizations are also eligible to apply for part time research based programs
  1. Public Sector Undertakings by R&D
  2. Laboratories run by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research/Department of Atomic Energy/ Department of Space etc.
  3. Private Industries recognized by The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India and engaged in work with R&D
  4. R&D approved Medical Industry, Hospitals and Institutions in the relevant area.


International Candidates

VIT University also invites application from Foreign Nationals on the prescribed format for Research Based programs. The eligibility criteria for foreign nationals is as follows:

Category of Foreign Nationals


Foreign Nationals with Degree from Indian Universities

  • Must have a valid Indian visa
  • Must have clearance form Government of India

Foreign Nationals with Degree from foreign Universities

  • Must have the required minimum educational qualification
  • Degrees must be equivalent to Indian degrees in Engineering/Technology/Science
  • Should have a good academic record
  • Must have a working knowledge of English; GRE and TOEFL preferred

Application received from foreign nationals will be examined and admission will be offered on the basis of performance in Online Interview.

Age Limit

There is NoAge Limit for admission to the Ph.D./M.Phil/M.Tech. by Research/ Integrated Ph.D. programs.

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Selection Process for VIT M.Tech, M.Phil and Ph.D. Admission 2016

The selection process for admission to research based programs is a bi-step process.

1. Written Test

Candidates who fulfil the mentioned eligibility criteria will be called for a written test in the respective Schools at the University campus in Chennai. The written test will be a subjective type test and will test the knowledge of the candidate in the area applied for. Subjects and their subject codes for the test are given below:






Mechanical Engineering




Civil Engineering




Electrical Engineering




Electronics Engineering




Computing Science and Engineering


Management (Marketing/ Finance/ Strategy/ HR/ System and Operations)









2. Interview

After the Written Test, candidates will have to face a personal interview where their knowledge of the respective subject will be tested.

The selection of candidates for admission will be on the basis of their performance in the written test and interview.

VIT Vellore 2016 Fees

The fee structure for different courses varies across the Schools. Below is a list of fee structure for Application Fee, Tuition Fee and Thesis Fee.

Courses Name 

Registration Fee

Tuition Fee

Thesis Fee


Internal Part Time Faculty

900 INR

5000 INR

10,000 INR

Internal Full Time with Research Assistantship

900 INR

5000 INR

10,000 INR

Internal Full Time without Research Assistantship

900 INR

20,000 INR

10,000 INR

External Part Time (Teachers)

900 INR

40,000 INR

10,000 INR

External Part Time (Industry)

900 INR

50,000 INR

10,000 INR

Integrated PhD with Research Assistantship

900 INR

5000 INR

10,000 INR

Integrated PhD without Research Assistantship

900 INR

20,000 INR

10,000 INR


With Research Assistantship900 INR5000 INR8000 INR

Without Research Assistantship

900 INR

15,000 INR

8000 INR


900 INr

12,000 INR

5,000 INR

VIT University, Fee Structure

VIT 2016 Research Courses Application Process

The Application Process for the research based programs is online. Candidates can login through the Apply Now button on the Admissions page of the University website.

  • Step 1 : Open the Applications page and Click on the Apply Now button.
  • Step 2 : Applications page will open. Fill in your details correctly. You need to feel in the following details:
  • Step 3 : After finishing the Application form, click on the Continue button.
  • Step 4: This step includes payment of the application fee.
  • Payment Method-Payment of Application fees can be either done online through a valid Debit or Credit card or through a Demand Draft.
  • Online Payment- Online payment could be done using a valid Debit/Credit Card or Internet Banking. For online payment you must ensure that you have a working card with a validity number. In case of Internet Banking keep your login credentials at hand to avoid any hassles.
  • Demand Draft-Candidates who opt for Demand Draft option in payment should keep the draft at hand while filling the application form. The draft should be drawn in favor of “VIT University” payable at Vellore.
  • Step 5: After payment the candidate needs to take a print out of the filled in application form and send it along with the following documents to the University:
  • Higher Secondary and Senior Secondary mark sheet
  • Undergraduate or Postgraduate mark sheet, as per the requirement of the course applied for
  • Semester or year wise mark sheet, in case the applicant is in the final semester or year then send the mark sheet of pre-final year
  • Copy of Transfer Certificate or Study Certificate
  • No Objection Certificate of the Employer. Applicable for External Part Time Candidates
  • Any other document as required in the application form
  • Demand Draft of 950 INR drawn in favor of  “VIT University” payable at Vellore for candidates paying through offline mode

Address to send in filled in Application form:

Director - PG Admission,

VIT University, Vellore 632014,

Tamilnadu, India

VIT 2016 Duration of Courses

The research based programs each have a different duration for course completion. Below is a list of courses and their duration:


  1. Duration of Course

Doctor of Philosophy

  1. For full time research students, minimum period of study is 30 months from the day of registration to the day of submission of thesis.
  2. For part time research scholars, this duration is 36 months from the day f registration to the day of submission of thesis.

Master of Philosophy

  1. For full time research students the minimum duration of study will be 18 months from the day of registration to the day of submission of thesis.
  2. For part time research students this duration will be two academic years.

M.Tech. by Research

  1. For full time scholars the minimum duration of study is 24 months from the day of registration to the day of submission of thesis.
  2. For part time research scholars the minimum duration of study is 36 months.

Placements at VIT University


For any queries or questions about the admission process a student can reach out to the Director (PG Admissions) between 8;30 am to 5:30 pm on all days except Saturday and Sunday on the following given telephone numbers:

+91- 416 – 220 2922

+91- 416 – 220 4600

+91 – 416 – 220 4700

Last Updated - 21 Nov 2015

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