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 VelsEntrance 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 form
15th Jan, 2018
VISTAS Ph.D. Admissions 2018 Eligibility Criteria
VELS Universityprovides 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
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.