Ph.D.

About the Programme

The Ph.D. programme at VIT-AP admits bright students to carry out research in engineering, basic sciences, humanities and management disciplines. The major areas of research are Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Management – HR, Marketing, Economics, English etc.

 

Categories

a. Internal full-time candidates

A candidate who wishes to work for Ph.D. degree on full time (including project staff working in sponsored projects being carried out at the institute) should apply in the prescribed form on or before due dates to be announced normally once every year.

b. Internal part-time candidates

All the staff members of the institute having the requisite minimum qualifications can work on a part time basis for Ph.D. degree. They should apply in the prescribed form on or before the dates to be announced normally once every year.

c. External part-time candidates

Teachers working in other colleges in a permanent position and candidates sponsored by R & D organisations, National laboratories and Industries having R & D facilities recognized by DSIR, with requisite minimum qualifications can work on part time basis for Ph.D. degree but they should apply in the prescribed form on or before the specified dates, to be announced normally once every year.

 

Eligibility

a. Ph.D. in Engineering: Master’s degree in Engineering / Technology / Business Administration with a first class or a minimum 60% marks (CGPA 6.5 on a 10 – point scale) or equivalent like M.Sc (Engineering) / M.S. by Research.

b. Ph.D. in Sciences / Humanities / Languages: Master’s degree with a minimum 60% in Sciences / Humanities / Social Sciences Master’s degree with a minimum 55% in Languages.

 

Procedure

a. Applications will be invited by open advertisement in all leading news papers / local announcement for all categories of candidates.

b. Doctoral and M.Phil. candidates should take VITREE (VIT Research Entrance Examination) choosing a field of their specialization. Candidates for Integrated Ph.D. and M.Tech. by Research programmes should take VITMEE (VIT Masters’ Entrance Examination) in the field of specialization.

c. Selected candidates will be called for a personal interview to be conducted at the campus where the admission is sought.

d. Final Selection will be based on the overall merit index of the candidate which will be arrived at by taking into account the candidate’s performance in the previous university examinations at Master’s level and the performance in the written test, research output and / the performance in personal interview.
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