Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) M.Phil. and Ph.D. Admission 2018

Last Updated - May 26 2018

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) provides admission in research field under Science, Engineering, Technology, and Management & Humanities departments. Students can pursue M.Phil, M.S (By Research) & Ph. in VIT University schools by fulfilling the desired norms & regulations. Academic performance & marks secured in written test is the only criteria to obtain admission.

Every year notification regarding admission in research programmes has been published in the leading newspapers by the university. With respect to the number of applications received, students will be shortlisted & will be called for the written test followed by the interview.

  • VIT Business School (VIT BS)
  • School of Electronics Engineering (SENSE)
  • School of Mechanical & Building Sciences (SMBS)
  • Centre for Disaster Mitigation & Management (CDMM)
  • School of Electrical Engineering (SELECT)
  • School of Advanced Sciences (SAS)
  • Centre for Bioseparation Technology
  • School of Computing Sciences & Engineering (SCSE)
  • School of Social sciences & Languages (SSL)

Students can opt for below mentioned categories in Ph. D. programme:

  • Internal Full Time: For those students who seeking to work on sponsored projects carried out in the institute.
  • External Full Time: Participants who are working in academic institutions or sponsored by Research & Development (R & D) departments, National laboratories & industries having R & D facilities.
  • Internal Part Time: It would be eligible to staff members of the institute.
  • Method of Application



    13th Mar, 2018 - 20th May, 2018

VIT M.Phil. & Ph.D. Admission 2018 Important Dates

M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Science
Start date of Application13th Mar, 2018
Last Date of Application20th May, 2018

VIT M.Phil. & Ph.D. Admission 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for Ph.D. in Engineering/Management/Science & MS by Research & M. Phil is given below:

    M.Phil/Ph.D in Science

    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) Engineering/ M.S (By Research)

    Duration: M.S (Full time/Part time) (2 years/3 years)

    Ph. D (Full time/Part time) (2 ½ years/3 years)


    Nanomaterial TechnologyRenewable energyFuel cells
    Earth sciencesEnvironmental fluid mechanicSurface Engineering
    Shock & VibrationTribology (Wear Research)Special Alloys & Steel Technology
    Structural EngineeringComputational fluid DynamicsRobotics
    Environmental EngineeringRemote Sensing & GISWater management resource
    Micro MachiningIndustrial EngineeringGeotechnical Engineering
    Manufacturing Engineering CryogenicsFracture MechanicsFEM
    Enhanced Heat TransferEfficient engine coolantsComposite materials
    Mechanical design AnalysisThermal EngineeringComputer Graphics
    Image ProcessingCryptography & Network securityComputational Intelligence
    Wired / Wireless Computer NetworksData MiningSoftware Engineering
    Theoretical Computer ScienceComputer ArchitectureParallel and Distributed Computing
    Control Optimization Computational ElectromagneticsPower SystemsProtection Switchgear & Control
    Sensors RF & MicrowavesOptimization Techniques for Power Electronics & DrivesNanoelectronics
    Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMs)Communication & Networking.Cancer Biology
    Lipid ScienceMonoclonal Antibody DevelopmentNatural Product Research

    Eligibility Criteria for Ph.D. Programme:

    • Master’s degree in Engineering, Technology, Business Administration with 60% (CGPA 6.5 on 10 point scale) marks in aggregate.
    • Students with M.S by Research degree is also applicable to apply.
    • Students must have passed M.Sc. in Relevant engineering stream.

    Eligibility Criteria for MS by Research Programme:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology
    • Master’s degree in science/ Computer Applications (with Physics & Mathematics at the graduate level) with 60% marks.
    • Students who have obtained degree via associate membership of below mentioned bodies with the pass in both parts A & B.
      1. The Institutions of Engineers (India)
      2. Aeronautical Society of India
      3. Indian Institute of Metals
      4. The institution of Electronics & Communication Engineering
      5. indian Institute of Chemical Engineers

    Ph.D. Management:

    Available in: Full time & part time both

    Eligibility: Students must have passed MBA degree with 60% marks.


    • Women Issues
    • HR
    • Technology Management
    • Marketing & Finance

    Note: Provideed at both Chennai & Vellore campuses.

    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)/ M. Phil. in Science/Humanities/Languages

    Duration: M.Phil. (Full time/Part time) (1 year/2 years)

    Ph. D (Full time/Part time) (2 ½ years/3 years)


    Geometric Function TheorySurface EngineeringPolymer Composites/Blends
    Stochastic ProcedureSynthesis and Characterization of NanomaterialsSynthesis & Studies of MRI Contrast Agents
    Numerical & Analytical MethodsChemistryNatural Products/Biomaterials/Biofuels; Biochemistry & Pharma
    Fuzzy TheoryAnalytical ChemistryDesign & Synthesis of Heterocycles
    Wavelet Analysis & ApplicationsSynthetic OrganicMetal-Organic Chemistry
    Fluid DynamicsBattery MaterialsSynthetic Organic Chemistry
    AlgebraBioactive Molecule Using Plant ExtractPolymer Synthesis
    Graph TheoryCatalytic materialsSolar Cells
    Operational ResearchKinetic and Catalytic Studies Using Metal Ions/ Micellar SystemColloids & Surface Chemistry
    Thin Films/Sensors/Energy ConservationNano MaterialsEnvironmental Analytical chemistry
    Crystal GrowthSynthesis of NonmetalsIn Vitro drug metal ion interactions via kinetic studies
    Gel Dosimetry/ Laser SpectroscopyBioremediationDrug development
    Nonlinear Fiber Optics/ PhotonicsElectro Organic ChemistryBiotechnology
    BioPhysicsEnvironmental ElectrochemistryThin Films
    Condensed Matter PhysicsInorganic Solid State Chemistry & Materials ScienceSensor Systems
    Material ScienceDevelopment of Nonmetals on Electrode SurfaceCommerce
    Medical Physics/Nuclear PhysicsPhyto ChemistryEconomics
    X-Ray CrystallographyDrug Metal Interactions, CatalysisTamil
    UltrasonicsCorrosion StudiesHindi
    Thin Film TechnologyPolymer SynthesisEnglish


    • Master’s degree in Science with at least 60% marks.
    • Master’s degree in Humanities/ Social Sciences/Languages with 55% mark

    VIT M.Phil. & Ph.D. Admission 2018 How to apply?

    M.Phil/Ph.D in Science , M.Phil/Ph.D in Management & M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts

    • Prescribed application form can be obtained from Admission Officer by sending a Demand Draft of INR 600 drawn in favor of ‘VIT University’ payable at Vellore.
    • All entries made in Application form should be in student’s own handwriting.
    • The name should be in the same way as mentioned in the degree certificates. Changes, made any should be supported by Gazette officer.
    • Latest passport size photograph must be affixed in the space offered in the application form.

    Documents need to be enclosed along with the application form:

    • Migration certificate from the school last attended
    • Degree certificates
    • SSC & HSC certificates & Marks sheet
    • Employment certificate from current employer ( This document is very important for all categories of students under External Part Time category)
    • Complete application form super scribed with ‘Application to Ph. D./ M.Phil.’ must be sent to:

    Admission Officer,

    VIT University, Vellore-632 014

    Tamil Nadu, India

    Note: 1. If any student is looking for admission in more than one school then he/she should apply via the separate application form.

    2. In case of a student is already employed; his/her application must be confirmed by their employer.

    3. Application without need documents will not be entertained.

    VIT M.Phil. & Ph.D. Admission Process 2018

    M.Phil/Ph.D in Science & M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts

    Students who will satisfy the eligibility requirements will receive a call from authorities regarding written test or Interview. Final seat will be confirmed only after payment of a prescribed fee of INR 600 & verification of certificates. Weightage given to various test aspects is given below:

    • Performance in Master’s degree: 20%
    • Performance in Bachelor’s degree: 20%
    • Performance in Written/Interview: 60%

    Note: 1. programme within one month from the date of admission. The student who will qualify in GATE 2018/ CSIR-UGC NET (has been organized for Junior & Senior Research Fellowships [JRF-SRF)) would be exempted from written test.

    Final seat will be confirmed only after payment of the prescribed fee of INR 600 & verification of certificates. Selected students have to register for Ph. D. programme within one month from the date of admission.

    *The article might have information for the earlier academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification alloted by the University/College

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