Research Programme

VIT University Admission 2017

VIT University applications are invited from highly motivated students for admission to the Research programme for the academic year of December, 2017.

VIT University Degrees Offered and Areas of Research

S.No.School / CentreDegrees Offered


1School of Advanced Sciences $******
2School of Bio Sciences and Technology***
3School  of  Computing  Science & Engineering #***
4School of Electrical Engg.*****
5School of Electronics Engg.****
6School of Information Technology & Engineering #***
7School of Mechanical Engineering@***
8School of Civil and Chemical Engineering@***
9School of Social Sciences & Languages*******
10VIT Business School******
11VIT Law School**

I – Ph.D., II – Int. Ph.D., III – M.Tech by Research
√ – Degree Offered;
* – degree not offered
(@) – Both mechanical and civil are under School of Mechanical and Building Sciences in Chennai campus
(#) – Both computing science and engineering and Information technology & engg. are under school of computer science & engg. in Chennai Campus
($) – Includes languages in Chennai Campus.

VIT University Admission 2017 Eligibility

For PhD in Engineering

  • Master’s degree in Engineering / Technology in the relevant discipline with a first class or a minimum of 60% marks / CGPA 6.5 on a 10 point scale in cases where the Universit / Institute does not award any class or
  • Equivalent qualifications like M.Sc. ( Engineering ) / M.S. [ By Research. ] / M.Tech [ by Research ].

For Integrated PhD in Engineering / Technology

  • Bachelor’s Students with outstanding academic record in the Bachelor’s degree in engineering technology disciplines of Bio-Technology / Electronics, with an aptitude towards advanced scientific and technological research are eligible to apply.
  • A minimum of 80% marks or a CGPA of 8.0 is the primary pre-requisite. Candidates who are appearing for the final examination can also apply provided they meet all the requirements before admission.

For M. Tech ( by Research ) degree

A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology or Master’s degree in Science or Master’s degree in Computer Applications ( with Physics & Mathematics at Bachelor’s level ) with a first class or a minimum 60% marks / CGPA 6.5 on a 10 point scale in cases where the University / Institute does not award any class. Applicants with M.Sc Computer Science or MCA willing to do Ph.D can register for M.Tech ( by Research ) and later have an option to upgrade to Ph.D. Please refer to the M.Tech ( by Research ) regulations in VIT website.

Associate membership of the following professional bodies with a pass in both Parts A & B with 60% marks. ( Such candidates are eligible for admission to M. Tech ( by Research ) Programme in their parent discipline. Their eligibility for other disciplines will be decided on a case-to-case basis ).

  • The Institution 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

For PhD in Sciences / Languages

Master’s degree in the relevant discipline of Science with a first class ( or a minimum of 60% marks / CGPA 6.5 on a 10 point scale in cases where the University / Institute does not award any class ). For Languages, Master’s degree with a minimum of 55% marks.

For PhD in Management

Master in Business Administration or M.E. / M.Tech. with a first class or a minimum of 60% marks / CGPA 6.5 on a 10 point scale in cases where the University / Institute does not award any class.

For PhD in Law

Master’s Degree in law ( LLM / ML ) from any recognized University / Institute, in the relevant field with a minimum of 55% marks or 6.0 CGPA.

Categories & Eligibility

Internal Full Time candidates

A candidate who wishes to work for Ph.D / M.Tech ( by Research ) / Integrated PhD on full time basis ( including project staff working in sponsored projects being carried out at the Institute) should apply in the prescribed form on or before the specified date.

Internal Part Time candidates

All the staff members of the Institute having the requisite minimum qualifications can work on a part time basis for Ph.D / M. Tech ( by research ). They should also apply in the prescribed form on or before the specified date.

External Part Time candidates

Teachers working in other colleges in a permanent position and candidates sponsored by R&D organizations of following categories are eligible to apply to work on a part time basis for Ph.D /M. Tech ( By Research ) :

  • Laboratories run by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research / Department of Atomic Energy / Department of Space etc.
  • Public Sector undertakings with R & D Units.
  • Private Industries recognized by The Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Government of India as engaged in R&D work or contributing to R&D efforts. A copy of the certificate issued by the Department of Science.
  • Medical Industry, Institutions and Hospitals with approved R&D in the relevant area. ( A copy of the certificate issued by the appropriate authority to be produced ).

For all the Research Programmes, it is mandatory that the candidate should have studied in regular, full time and formal education in their previous degree programmes ( UG and PG ).

International candidates

Applicants from nationalities other than India should mention the same in the application.

Candidates of foreign nationality who hold Degrees from Indian Universities seeking admission to research programmes with the necessary clearance from the Government of India ( The Ministry of Human Resource Development ) and possess valid Visa will be treated on par with Indian nationals for purposes of admission to the Institute.

Foreign nationals with foreign degrees must meet the minimum educational requirements. Their degrees must be equivalent to Indian degrees mentioned in Section 3 in Engineering / Technology / Science and they should have a good academic record. International Students are expected to have a good working knowledge of English. The case of each foreign applicant will be examined and admission will be offered purely on merit based on skype interview without entrance examination.

VIT University Admission 2017 Application Form

The Application form will be available from the official website of

The hardcopy of the application form alogn with the relevant documents should be send through Speed Post to the following address on or before 24th November, 2017.

VIT – Vellore

Director PG-Admissions,
VIT University,
Vellore – 632 014, Tamil Nadu.
Email :
Phone : +91-416 220 4600

VIT – Chennai

Deputy Director – Admissions,
VIT University-Chennai Campus
Vandalur – Kelambakkam Road
Chennai – 600127.
Email :
Phone : +91-44 3993 1555 / 1003


Coordinator – Admissions
VIT – AP University
Room No. G-30, Ground Floor
Inavolu, Amaravati – 522 237
Andhra Pradesh.
Email :
Contact details : 0863-2370-5030

VIT University Selection Procedure 2017


The PhD applicants along with the printed copy of application and necessary enclosures, should also submit a proposal containing field of Research, Proposed Title of the work, Research Problem, Scientific Background, Research Gap, Novelty:, Objectives, Methodology, Research time Plan ( Chart ) : and Possible outcome. This will also be assessed for selection.

The PhD candidates, who satisfy the criteria prescribed, shall appear for VITREE (VIT Research Entrance Examination) in the appropriate subject which will be a computer based test ( CBT ) for 2 hours on 3rd of December, 2017.

The question paper will have 100 MCQs (Technical – 70 questions; English communication skills – 15 questions; Statistics and probability – 15 questions).

M.Tech. ( By Research ) / Integrated Ph.D

Applicants for M.Tech. ( By Research ) / Integrated PhD should send a copy of application along with necessary enclosures, and a research proposal containing the name of the candidate, Field of Research, Proposed Title of the work, Research Problem, Scientific Background, Research Gap, Novelty:, Objectives, Methodology, Research time Plan ( Chart ) : and Possible outcome. This will also be assessed for selection.

The M.Tech. ( By Research ) and Integrated Ph.D. applicants should take examination in the field of their undergraduate degree conducted in the same way as above. The Computer Based Test will have 80 questions from technical and 20 question from English.

VIT University Important Dates 2017

1Online Application opening25th October, 2017
2Last date to apply online22nd November, 2017
3Last date to receive the printed application
along with necessary enclosures
24th November, 2017
4Date of Examination ( VIT Research Entrance
Examination 2017 ) and Interview at respective
campuses ( Reporting Time : 8:00 AM )
3rd December, 2017
5Declaration of Results ( tentatively )8th December, 2017
6Reporting to the Dean / Director concerned
school to select guide & payment fees ( VIT -
Vellore, VIT-Chennai & VIT-AP-Amaravati )
on or before
18th December, 2017

Contact Details

VIT University,
Tamil Nadu – 632014.
Telephone No : + ( 91 ) 416 220 2273,
Email :,
Website :


BSc Catering and HM Course

VIT University Admission 2016

Vellore Institute of Technology invites admission application for BSc Catering and Hotel Managment Program for the academic year 2016.

VIT University BSc Eligibility 2016 :


Candidates who have studied in Regular, Full time and Formal Education are alone eligible to apply.

Candidates should have secured an aggregate of 60% and above in their +2 examination to be eligible to apply.

The aggregate marks obtained in the subjects in +2 ( or its equivalent ) put together should be 50% for the following categories:

  • Candidates belonging to SC / ST
  • Candidates hailing from Jammu & Kashmir and the North Eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.

Age Limit : Candidates whose date of birth falls on or after 1st July 1996 are eligible to apply. The date of birth as recorded in the High School / SSC / X Certificate will be considered authentic.

Candidates should produce this certificate in original as a proof of their age at the time of counselling, failing for which they will be disqualified.

VIT University BSc Admission Procedure 2016 :

  • Candidates will be called for the counselling in the order of merit based on the aggregate of total marks secured in the +2 / Higher Secondary Examination
  • The result will be published on our website
  • Application form will be available Offline / Online
  • The candidates short-listed based on their merit will be called for the counseling

VIT University BSc Important Dates 2016 :

Sl.No Particulars Date
1 Issue of Application form 01st June, 2016
2 Last date for issue of the application forms 19th June, 2016
3 Last date for submission of the application forms 20th June, 2016
4 Publication of short listed candidates in website ( Tentative )
5 Tentative date for Interview
6 Last Date for payment of fees
7 Commencement of classes for all Programmes.

Useful Link :

VIT University B.Sc. Catering And Hotel Management Application Form :

Contact details :

Vellore – 632 014, Tamilnadu,
Telephone No. : 91 – 416 – 2243091,
Fax : 91 – 416 – 2243092,
Email :,
Website :


6 thoughts on “Vellore Institute of Technology – VIT University Admission 2017

  1. I want to do phd in cse .presently i am staying and working in bangalore .Is there any possibility of having campus or writing exams here in bangalore.

  2. respected sir,i have completed Msc.,in zoology nd would like to join in vit university as full time phd scholar in zoology .please let me know the fee structure nd any other scholarships available for doing such course nd availability of good nd experienced guides..nd kindly let me know the next commencement of ph.d..

  3. I want to do phd in mathametics . I need information about fees structure of full time phd commencement of phd adimission . By S.TAMILARASAN

  4. Sir,
    I did at vit 1st batch of part time and after M.E part time at VMRF,salem since,working in tneb. Now want to register phd at vit on electrical engg.whats the procedure for extl part time.when it will be released

  5. Hi, Am planning to do Ph.d in Human resource for the upcoming year 2016, kindly requesting to provide the details of Admission. I am student of VIT University.

  6. could you pls help how to apply for the management part time phd in vellore institute thanks sam

  7. i want to do phd in microbiology.i need information about the fee structure for full time phd and next commencement of phd admission

  8. I want to do phd in biochemistry. I need information about fees structure of part time phd and next commencement of phd admission.

  9. Good day sir,
    Self (S.Rajendran) Chief Engineer,Marine having B.E (Mech); MEO Class-I (Motor); MBA in Shipping &logistics Management and working as Visiting Faculty in SAMS Marine & Engineering colleges aspire to do External Part-time phd in ship & logistics management subject or Any other Management please advise me on this regards.
    Thanks & b stress

  10. Respected Sir/madam, im working as an assistant professor at KVCET. i joined this college a couple of months ago, am i eligible to apply phD (External-part time ) in chennai campus?

  11. sir,
    I finished my MSc Genetics.I am interested to do Phd (genetics) in your organization.please send the fee structure,course details and admission date and procedure.

  12. Dear sir, I am finished Msc Biotechnolgy. I want to study Phd in biotechnology or genetics for your organization pls send as your fees structure, course details and when your admission?

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