Research Admissions

Amidst the numerous courses offered by VIT, there are a few that cater to the research domain as well, namely M. Phil, M. Tech. by Research, and Ph. D. Students have a wide of variety of choices ranging from Nano electronics, disaster management, HR, Finance to Cancer biology, structural engineering and several languages.

Regulations
The university offers the following research program.

M.phil

To give the student adequate background for advanced research. The M.Phil degree shall have the status of an intermediate degree between the Post- graduate degree and the Doctoral Degree. It will have both research and course component

Categories

a. Internal full-time Candidates: A candidate who wishes to work for M.Phil degree on full time (including project staff working in sponsored projects being carried out at the institute) should apply in the prescribed form on or before due dates to be announced normally once every year.

b. Internal part-time candidates: All the staff members of the institute having the requisite minimum qualifications and one years experience at the institute can work on a part time basis for M.Phil degree. They should apply in the prescribed form on or before the dates to be announced normally once every year.

c. External part-time candidates: Teachers working in other colleges in a permanent position and candidates sponsored by R & D organisations, National laboratories and industries having R & D facilities recognized by DSIR, with requisite minimum qualifications can work on part time basis for M.Phil degree but they should apply in the prescribed form on or before the specified dates, to be announced normally once every year

Eligibility

Master’s degree in relevant subject with a first class or minimum 60% marks (CGPA 6.5 on a 10 – point scale).

Procedure

a. Applications will be invited by open advertisement in all leading news papers / local announcement for all categories of candidates.

b. Out of the applications received, the Schools will short-list the candidates to be called for written test / interview to be conducted at the institute on a pre- announced date.

c. Selection will be based on the overall merit index of the candidate which will be arrived at by taking into account the candidate’s performance in the previous university examinations at Bachelor’s and Master’s level and the performance in the written test and / the interview. The weightages for arriving at the overall merit index will be as follows:

Bachelor’s degree – 20 %
Master’s degree – 20 %
Written test and / Interview – 60 %

M. Tech (by Research)

Categories

a. Internal full-time candidates: A candidate who wishes to work for M.S. (By Research) degree on full time (including project staff working in sponsored projects being carried out at the Institute) should apply in the prescribed form on or before due dates to be announced normally once every year.

b. Internal part-time candidates: All the staff members of the Institute having the requisite minimum qualifications and one year experience at the Institute can work on a part time basis for M.S. (By Research) degree. They should apply in the prescribed form on or before the dates to be announced normally once every year.

c. External part-time candidates: Teachers working in other colleges in a permanent position and candidates sponsored by R&D organisations, National laboratories and Industries having R&D facilities recognized by DSIR, Govt. of India with the requisite minimum qualifications can work on a part-time basis for M.S. (By Research) degree but they should apply in the prescribed form on or before the specified dates to be announced normally every year. The feasibility of working towards the research degree in their own Institution with sufficient intensity and vigour under remote guidance of a Faculty Member at VIT will be an important consideration in admitting any candidate under this category.

d. International students: Candidates of foreign nationality who hold Degrees from Indian Universities seeking admission to M.S. (By Research) programmes with the necessary clearance from the Government of India (The Ministry of Human Resource Development) and possessing hvy Page 2 of 15 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 as given in Section 1. Their degrees must be equivalent to Indian Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or Master’s degree in appropriate Science with a good academic record. International Students are expected to have a good working knowledge of English. Candidates with valid GRE and TOEFL scores will be given preference. The case of each foreign applicant will be examined and direct admission (without interview) will be offered purely on merit.

Eligibility

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).

b) 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.S. (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 Engineers

Procedure

a. Applications will be invited by open advertisement in all leading newspapers/ local announcement for all categories of candidates mentioned in section 2.

b. Out of the applications received, the Schools/Centers will short-list the candidates to be called for written test and interview to be conducted at the Institute on a pre-announced date.

c. Selection will be based on the overall merit index of the candidate which will be arrived at by taking into account the candidate’s performance in the previous university examinations at Bachelor’s and Master’s level and the performance in the written test and / the interview.
The weightages for arriving at the overall merit index will be as follows:
(i) For candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology Bachelor’s degree 40% Written test and / Interview 60%
(ii) For candidates with Master’s degree in Science/Computer Applications Bachelor’s degree – 20 % Master’s degree – 20 % Written test and / Interview – 60 %
(iii) For candidates with Associate Membership Associateship Examination 40% Written test and / Interview 60% Candidates with a valid GATE score or CSIR/UGC NET or NBHM tenable for the current year may be exempted from the written test requirement.

Ph. D

Categories

a. Internal full-time Candidates: A candidate who wishes to work for Ph.D degree on full time (including project staff working in sponsored projects being carried out at the institute) should apply in the prescribed form on or before due dates to be announced normally once every year.

b. 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 degree. They should apply in the prescribed form on or before the dates to be announced normally once every year.

c. External part-time candidates: Teachers working in other colleges in a permanent position and candidates sponsored by R & D organisations, National laboratories and Industries having R & D facilities recognized by DSIR, with requisite minimum qualifications can work on part time basis for Ph.D degree but they should apply in the prescribed form on or before the specified dates, to be announced normally once every year

Eligibility

a. Ph.D. in Engineering: Master’s degree in Engineering / Technology / Business Administration with a first class or a minimum 60% marks (CGPA 6.5 on a 10 – point scale) or equivalent like M.Sc (Engineering) / M.S. by Research.

b. Ph.D. in Sciences / Humanities / Languages: Master’s degree with a minimum 60% in Sciences / Master’s degree with a minimum 55% in Humanities / Social Sciences / Languages.

Procedure

a. Applications will be invited by open advertisement in all leading news papers / local announcement for all categories of candidates mentioned in section 2.

b. Out of the applications received, the School / Centers will short-list the candidates to be called for written and test / interview to be conducted at the institute on a pre-announced date.

c. Selection will be based on the overall merit index of the candidate which will be arrived at by taking into account the candidate’s performance in the previous university examinations at Bachelor’s and Master’s level and the performance in the written test and / the interview. hvy Page 2 of 13 The weightages for arriving at the overall merit index will be as follows: Bachelor’s degree – 20 % Master’s degree – 20 % Written test and / Interview – 60 % Candidates qualified in CSIR-UGC NET for JRF may be exempted from the written test requirement.