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VELS University Chennai PhD Admission 2017

VELS University Chennai Admission to Ph.D. Programme, January 2017 Session

VELS University, Chennai invites application from the eligible candidates for admission to PhD Programme for the academic year 2017.

The University offers Full-Time & Part-time PhD Programme in many disciplines in its concerned schools

As per the regulations governing the PhD Degree, the No. of Seats available in different disciplines are notified for information to the interested candidates to apply for the PhD Programme

VELS University offers PhD Programme in the following disciplines:

(1) Biochemistry) 21 Seats; (2) Bioinformatics) 8 Seats; (3) Biotechnology) 29 Seats; (4) Chemistry) 13 Seats; (5) Computing Sciences) 46 Seats; (6) Commerce) 09 Seats; (7) Civil Engineering) 12 Seats; (8) CSE) 22 Seats; (9) ECE) 06 Seats; (10) EEE) 08 Seats; (11) Mechanical Engineering) 24 Seats; (12) English) 08 Seats; (13) Hindi); 14) Law) 05 Seats; (15) Management Studies) 18 Seats; 16) Microbiology) 08 Seats; (17) Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Analysis) 04 Seats; (18) Pharmaceutics) 04 Seats; (19) Pharmacognosy) 05 Seats; (20) Tamil) 20 Seats; (21) Economics) 16 Seats; (22) Mathematics) 07 Seats; (23) Fine Arts) 06 Seats

Total No. of Seats: 299

Eligibility Criteria

Full-time PhD: Candidates should possess Master’s Degree with at least 50% of marks in the concerned subjects of different faculties. Candidates with CA, CFA, ACS or ICWA degree are also eligible to register for PhD Programme

Research fellows of CSIR, ICAR, BARC and candidates working in research projects funded University Grants Commission (UGC) /Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and similar national / state level organizations are also eligible to apply provided they satisfy the educational qualification norms prescribed by the University

Candidates with Marine or equivalent Post-graduate degrees from recognized Universities and PG Diploma holders in related fields from IITs, NITs and IIMs can also apply

Candidates having BE/ B.Tech., UG degree in  Nautical Science are also eligible to do research in Marine related subjects.

Part-time PhD (Internal): Candidate with Indian citizenship working within Tamil Nadu who satisfy the eligible qualification norms prescribed by this University can apply for Internal part-time PhD programme

Part-time PhD (External): Under this category, candidates who satisfy the eligible qualification norms of the university can pursue External part-time Ph.D. either in their place of employment and/or in the University. Such candidates must spend at least one full semester under the direct guidance of the research supervisors

Selection Process

Candidate’s selection will be based on their performance in the VEE and the interview conducted by concerned department, and their marks in the qualifying examination

Selected candidates should report to the Directors of Schools / Heads of the Department on the specified date and time

Candidates shall be admitted in accordance with the seats available for Ph.D. programme twice a year (i.e. January and July)


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

How to Apply

VELS University admission application form can be downloaded from Vels University Website www.velsuniv.ac.in

Candidate can download online application form or obtain it in person from the University office upon payment of Rs.1100/-

Candidate can also obtain the form through post by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with the DD of Rs. 1200/- drawn in favour of “Registrar, Vels University” payable at Chennai

Duly filled-in applications, along with the processing fee, must be sent to the following address: Registrar Vels University, Velan Nagar, P.V.Vaithiyalingam Road, Pallavaram, Chennai-600 117, Tamil Nadu.

Important Dates

Last Date of Receiving duly filled-in Application Form: 31st January 2017

PhD Command Entrance Test Date: 11th February 2017 (Saturday, 10.00 am)

For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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