Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation Salem announces Admissions to PhD Program for April 2024 Session, Apply now


Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation PhD Admission 2024 – Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation (Deemed to be University) VMRF(DU) Salem invites applications for admission to (Full-time / Part-time) PhD Programs offered by various faculties for the session April-2024


Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation PhD Admission 2024


PhD Program offered

Areas of Research

  • Faculty of Arts & Science:
    • Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Commerce, English, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physics.
  • Faculty of Management :
  • Faculty of Dentistry:
  • Faculty of Engineering & Technology:
    • Bio-Informatics, Biotechnology, Bio-Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.
  • Faculty of Medicine :
    • Anatomy, Anaesthesiology, Biochemistry (Medical), Community Medicine, ENT, General Medicine,  Microbiology (Medical), Ophthalmology, Pharmacology (Medical), Physiology (Medical), Psychiatric.
  • Faculty of Pharmacy*: 
  • Faculty of Homoeopathy :
  • Faculty of Physiotherapy : 
  • Faculty of Rehabilitation & Behavioural Sciences : 
    • Audiology, Speech Language Pathology, Audiology & Speech Language Pathology, Clinical Psychology.
  •  Faculty of Allied Health Sciences :
    •  Public Health


Program Categories

  • Full-Time PhD Program
  • Part Time (Internal) PhD Program
  • Part Time (External) PhD Program


Important Dates

  • Application Process: Ongoing
  • The last date for submission of filled in applications: 29th February 2024


Eligibility Criteria

  • A 1-year/2-semester master’s degree program after a 4-year/8-semester bachelor’s degree program or a 2-year/4-semester master’s degree program after a 3-year bachelor’s degree program or qualifications declared equivalent to the master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed or equivalent qualification from a foreign educational institution accredited by an assessment and accreditation agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country to assess, accredit or assure quality and standards of the educational institution.
  • A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled, Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time.
  • Provided that a candidate seeking admission after a 4-year/8-semester bachelor’s degree program should have a minimum of 75% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade on apoint scale wherever the grading system is followed. A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamylayer)/Differently-abled, Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time.


Application Process

  • Application can be downloaded from the website Duly filled in application has to be forwarded by the Head of the Department and the Head of the Institution, where the candidate intends to do research.
  • Candidates are requested to go through the list of vacancies available and approach the Institution and the Department as per their choice. The candidate discuss with the available Supervisors about doing the Ph.D Programme in the area of interest and the resources available
  • In addition to the above, the application is to be signed by the employer of the candidate, for applying to a part time Phd Programme.
  • The completely filled in application along with a DD of Rs.1,000/- (One thousand only) as application fee (DD drawn in favour of “VMRF(DU) PHD” payable at Salem) by superscribing on the envelope  “Application for admission into Ph.D. programme in ______________” must be sent on or before 29.02.2024 to The Registrar, Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation (DU), Sankari Main Road (NH-47), Ariyanoor, Salem – 636 308,Tamil Nadu. Phone: 0427 – 2529700


Application Fee

  • Application fee for admission – Rs. 1000/-
  • Registration fee – Rs. 10,000/-


Admission Process

  • Admission shall be made through an Entrance Test / Interview conducted at National Level by the university. Those who qualified for fellowship/ Scholarship in UGC – NET / UGC – CSIR NET /GATE/ CEED and similar level national test are exempted from the entrance test, but have to appear for the interview. However M.Phil. Full-Time / Part-Time candidates are not exempted from the entrance Examinations.
  • i. An Entrance Examination shall be with qualifying marks as 50% & a relaxation of 5% of marks (from 50% to 45%) shall be allowed for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (Non- Creamy layers)/ EWS (Economically Weaker Section) differently- abled category and other categories candidates as per the notification of UGC from time to time
  • Entrance Examination will of two parts
    • a. Written Examination
    • b. Interview
  • ii. The syllabus of the Entrance Test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% of subject specific.
  • 10.00 am – 11.30 AM : Written Examination for a maximum of 70 marks. (Time duration subject to change on the basis of mode of Examination)
  • MCQ of 70 questions of 1 mark each.
  • Questions from the concerned subjects of PG Degree level.
  • iii. Candidates who have secured 50 % marks in the entrance test are eligible to be called for the interview.


Financial Support

  • To encourage Full Time Research, VMRF (DU) is offering Research Fellowships for eligible scholars registered in Full time Ph.D programmes. 

Fellowship Details:

  • Rs. 25, 000 to 30, 000/ month – only for Full time Research Scholars.
  • Rs. 30, 000/ month – Candidates who have qualified in GATE/NET (Ayush)/UGC – NET (including JRF)/ UGC– CSIR NET(including JRF) SLET//GRE/ CAT/ICMR and any other National Eligibility test based on the merit vacancies.
  • For others up to Rs. 25, 000/ month based on the merit.
  • The other eligibility criteria like academic, entrance examination, etc will be followed as per the UGC/ University regulations.


For more details and to apply, please visit the official website


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