VELS University (VISTAS) Ph.D. Admissions 2018

Last Updated - February 21 2018

VELS University, Chennai consists of various schools which provide under-graduate (UG), post-graduate (PG) and research courses in diverse streams such as engineering, management studies, physiotherapy, hotel and catering management, mass communication, basic sciences, life sciences etc.

The university provides Full-Time & Part-time Ph.D. programme in many branches in its related schools. Aspirant’s selection will be based on their performance in the Vels  Entrance Exam (VEE) and the interview organized by related department.

The aspirant can obtain application forms by sending a demand draft (DD) for INR 1200 in favor of "The Registrar, Vels University". The aspirant can also download the application forms from the university website and send them along with the DD of Rs. 1100.

  • Method of Application

    Online & Offline Both


    15th Jan, 2018

VISTAS Ph.D. Admissions 2018 Important Dates

M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Pharmacy, M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Arts & M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Commerce
Last date of receiving duly filled-in application form15th Jan, 2018

VISTAS Ph.D. Admissions 2018 Eligibility Criteria

VELS University provides Ph.D. programme in the following 14 branches:-

  • Chemistry – 26 seats
  • Civil Engineering – 12 seats
  • Hindi – 7 seats
  • Commerce – 13 seats
  • Law – 8 seats
  • Computer Science – 4 seats
  • Biotechnology – 1 seat
  • Pharmacy – 29 seats
  • Mechanical Engineering -14 seats
  • ECE – 11 seats
  • Microbiology – 3 seats
  • Biochemistry – 24 seats
  • Tamil – 6 seats
  • Bioinformatics – 8 seats


Full-time Ph.D.:

  • Aspirants having BE/ B.Tech., Under Graduate degree in  Nautical Science are also applicable to do research in Marine concerned subjects.
  • Aspirants should possess Master’s Degree with minimum 50% of marks in the related subjects of various faculties. Such aspirants must spend minimum one full semester under the direct guidance of the research supervisors.

    Aspirants with CA, CFA, ACS or ICWA degree are also applicable to register for Ph.D. programme
  • Research fellows of CSIR, ICAR, BARC and aspirants working in research projects funded University Grants Commission (UGC) /Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and similar national / state level organizations are also applicable to apply offered they satisfy the educational qualification norms prescribed by the University
  • Aspirants with Marine or equivalent Post-graduate degrees from recognised Universities and Post Graduate Diploma holders in concerned fields from IITs, NITs, and IIMs can also apply

Part-time Ph.D. (Internal):

The aspirant with Indian citizenship working within Tamil Nadu who satisfy the applicable qualification norms prescribed by this University can apply for Internal part-time Ph.D. programme.

Part-time Ph.D. (External):

Under this category, aspirants who satisfy the applicable qualification norms of the university can pursue External part-time Ph.D. either in their place of employment and/or in the University.

VISTAS Ph.D. Admissions 2018 Application Procedure

For applying to the Ph.D. programme of the Vels University, the aspirant can choose any of the following methods:  

  • The aspirant can also obtain the form via the post by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with the DD of Rs. 1200/- drawn in favor of “Registrar, Vels University" payable at Chennai
  • Aspirant can download online application form or obtain it in person from the University office upon payment of Rs.1100/-
  • Duly filled-in applications, along with the procedure fee, must be sent to the following address:


Vels University

Velan Nagar, P.V.Vaithiyalingam Road

Pallavaram, Chennai 600 117, Tamil Nadu


At the time of admission, the aspirant must bring the original and photocopies of the following documents:

  1. 3 Passport Size photographs of the aspirant
  2. Two self-addressed stamped (Rs.10/-) envelope
  3. Mark Sheet of the qualifying examination or equivalent.
  4. Provisional Pass Certificate / Degree Certificate of the qualifying examination.
  5. Transfer Certificate and Organize Certificate from the Institute last studied.
  6. Community Certificate.
  7. Entrance examination mark sheet.

For Foreign aspirants:

Foreign aspirants must bring the following documents, original as well as photocopies, at the time of admission:

  1. No Objection Certificate from the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi. 
  2. Eligibility Certificate from the respective University
  3. Suitable Student Visa

VISTAS Ph.D. Admissions 2018 Selection Procedure

  • Aspirant’s selection will be based on their performance in the VEE and the interview organized by related department, and their marks in the qualifying examination
  • Aspirants shall be admitted in accordance with the seats available for Ph.D. programme twice a year (i.e. January and July)
  • Selected aspirants should report to the Directors of Schools / Heads of the Department on the specified date and time

VISTAS Ph.D. Admissions 2018 Reservation

Students from under-privileged and socially handicapped sections are admitted to the University according to All India Reservation policy

VISTAS Ph.D. Admissions 2018 Notes

Scholarships provided for Ph.D.:

20 scholarships will be honored 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
  • 2 years of the scholarship will be offered to aspirants having M.Phil. degree and 3 years of scholarship for those without M.Phil.
  • Amount of INR 7500 will be given a scholarship every month  

Hostel Facilities:

For men and women, there are separate hostels within the campus.  

  1. On the chargeable basis, Laundry facility is also available.
  2. The medical attendant is available.
  3. Mess and canteen facility is available.
  4. Indoor and outdoor games are provided.

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