Application Process

 

VIT-AP has a transparent application process. The details of the application process for various programmes are given below

B.Tech.

 

Applicants for UG Engineering Programmes may upload 10+2 marks/JEE(Main)/SAT score 2020 based on the result availability using the link.

 
Online:https://viteee.vit.ac.in/viteeelogin.jsp;  
Offline(OMR): https://viteee.vit.ac.in/OMR_ApplicationInfo.jsp
 

B.Tech Course offered at VIT-AP Campus
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering with Specilization in Netowrking & Security
  • Computer Science and Engineering with Specilization in Data Analytics
  • Computer Science and Engineering with Specilization in Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science and Engineering with Specilization in Robotics
  • Computer Science and Engineering with Specilization in Business System (In collaboration with (CTS)
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering with Specilization in VLSI
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering with Specilization in Embedded Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering

Nationality
  • The applicant for admission should be a Resident / Non Resident Indian National / PIO.
  • Foreign Candidates studied/studying abroad can apply directly through foreign category only. A separate application form is made available at https://vit.ac.in/admissions/international/overview
Age Limit
  • Candidates whose date of birth falls on or after 1st July 1999 are eligible to apply for UG Engineering admission 2020. The date of birth as recorded in the High School / SSC / X
  • Certificate will be considered authentic. Candidates should produce this certificate in original as a proof of their age at the time of counselling, failing for which they will be disqualified.

Candidates applying for the UG Engineering admission should have either completed or shall be appearing in 2021, in any one of the following qualifying examinations :


  • The final examination of the 10+2 system of Higher Secondary Examination conducted by the State Board; Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE, New Delhi), The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (ISCE), New Delhi.
  • Intermediate or Two-year Pre-University Examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University.
  • High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Srilanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
  • As per VIT Norms, Regular ‘NIOS’ board candidates are also eligible for Under graduate Engineering programmes . They should produce the Migration Cum Transfer Certificate at the time of joining.
  • Applicants for UG Engineering Programmes may enter and upload 10+2 marks (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English) and Total (including all subjects)/JEE score 2020 based on the result availability using the link.
    Online: https://viteee.vit.ac.in/viteeelogin.jsp Offline(OMR): https://viteee.vit.ac.in/OMR_ApplicationInfo.jsp

  • Candidates applying for the Under-graduate Engineering admission should have secured minimum aggregate of 60% in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology in the qualifying examination (+2/Intermediate).
  • The average marks obtained in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology (PCM / PCB) in +2 (or its equivalent) put together should be minimum aggregate of 50% for the following categories:
    • Candidates belonging to SC/ST
    • Candidates hailing from Jammu and Kashmir/ Ladakh and the North Eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. CERTIFICATE TO PROVE COMMUNITY / NATIVITY should be produced at the time of counselling, failing which they will not be considered for admission.
    Subject Eligibility:Subject Eligibility
    • Candidates having (Maths,Physics,Chemistry)in +2 or Higher Secondary Board are eligible for all the B.Tech. Programmes.
    • Candidates who have (Biology / Physics / Chemistry) in +2/ Higher Secondary Board are eligible for the following Bio stream programmes only. But after joining, registering Mathematics as bridge course is mandatory.
    • B.Tech. Bio-engineering(VIT-Bhopal)
      B.Tech. Biotechnology(VIT, Vellore)
      B.Tech. Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in Bioinformatics(VIT, Vellore)
      B.Tech. Electronics and Communication with specialisation in Biomedical Engineering(VIT, Vellore)

ParticularsDates (Tentative)
Launch of web application18th Feb, 2021
Last Date to Apply To be announced
Tentative dates for VITEEE-2118th June 2021 to 26thJune 2021
Counselling date (Tentative)To be announced
Class commencement (Tentative)To be announced
 
 

M.Tech. Software Engineering (5 years Integrated Programme)

 

To promote PG Integrated M.Tech. (5 Years) Programmes. VIT has long since been devoted to providing quality education in various disciplines of Engineering, Science and Technology and has proliferated into frontiers of Research as well.

  • There is NO ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
  • Candidates who have studied in Regular, Full time and Formal Education are alone eligible to apply
  • Candidate should be Resident Indian National
  • The Admission will be on the basis of the performance in the qualifying examination (+2)

  • A pass in Higher Secondary Examination conducted by the State / Central Board of Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with 65% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM).
  • Age Limit: Date of Birth falls on or after 01.07.2000
  • For Integrated M.Tech. Programmes The aggregate marks obtained in the subjects in +2 (or its equivalent) put together should be 55% in PCM for the following categories:
  • The Qualifying Marks is relaxed by 10% i.e. 55% in PCM for applicants belong to SC/ST and applicants hailing from Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh and the North Eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim & Tripura.
  • Applicants belonging to SC/ST category should submit community certificate
  • Applicants hailing from Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh and the North Eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. They should submit Nativity Certificate Applicants from NIOS / Correspondence mode are not eligible

  • Notification on issue of online application is in the website
  • Online Application forms will be available from March 2020
  • The Admission will be on the basis of the performance in the qualifying examination (10+2)
  • The candidates short-listed based on their merit will be called for the counselling
  • Candidates will be called for the counselling in the order of merit based on the aggregate of total marks secured in the +2 / Higher Secondary Examination
  • The fact that a candidate has qualified and has been called for the counselling does not guarantee admission to him / her. This depends upon the cut-off fixed on the merit list and the availability of seats
  • The result will be published on our website
  • Self Declaration Certificate

The following documents are required to be submitted at the time of Admission:

  • Class-X mark sheet as a proof of date of birth
  • Class-XII mark sheet of Qualifying Examination of all attempts (please ensure that you also enclose the reverse side of the marks sheet containing details.)
  • If not given already [Required Documents], at the time of online application submission / counselling, a set of photocopies must submitted)
  • Migration / Transfer / School Leaving Certificate (Original)
  • Conduct Certificate (Original)
  • Copy of Provisional Admission Letter
  • 4 no’s of recent passport size colour photographs
  • Affidavit – Student and Parents Affidavit_Student
  • Student Profile https://vtop.vit.ac.in/studentprofile/
  • Physical Fitness PhysicalFitness_Certificate

ParticularsDates(Tentative)
Last date to apply online30th Mar 2021


Publication of short listed applicants (Tentative)May 1st week, 2021
 

 Click here for more information on M.Tech Software Engineering Programme.

 

M.Tech. ECE(VLSI) (2 years programme)

 

In the post-graduation programme (M.Tech) students are allowed to pursue the course of their choice from one of the 6 schools of VIT. No VIT entrance examination(VITMEE). Direct admission to GATE qualified students. Non GATE students will be admitted based on academic records(upto pre-final year performance).

 

  • Nationality
    The applicant for admission should be a Resident Indian National and should have graduated from Institutions located in India.
  • Foreign and NRI/ PIO applications are to be made separately. Please visit the International Relations tab in VIT website.
  • Candidates should have graduated with a full-time degree from any recognized University/Institute with a minimum aggregate of 60% or First class for M.Tech. degree programmes.
  • Candidates appearing for their final degree exam / final semester exam in the current year are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates should have completed their final Semester/year exams before the selection counselling at VIT
  • The candidates should produce statement of final year marks and Provisional degree certificate before August 15th, 2020, failing which admission will be cancelled with the forfeit of admission fee

  • The applicants should apply online or mobile app in the respective link provided in the website www.vit.ac.in by paying a Non-refundable application fee of Rs.1200/- (rupees thousand two hundred only) (Including GST).
  • No VIT Entrance Examination(VITMEE).
  • Direct Admission to GATE qualified Students (applicable to M.Tech candidates only).
  • Non GATE and MCA candidates will be admitted based on academic records(upto pre final year performance)
  • The list of short-listed candidates will be published in the website on 29th June 2020 [Tentative] and also SMS will be send to the registered mobile number.
  • Declaration_certificate

ParticularsDates(Tentative)
Last date to enter M.Tech course choicesTo be Announced
Declaration of seat allotment To be Announced
Last date to pay the advance tuition fee (Rs.1,00,000) through online mode To be Announced
Last date to pay the balance fees through online mode To be Announced
Commencement of classes through online mode To be Announced
 

 Click here for more information on M.Tech ECE (VLSI) Programme.

 
 
Dual Degree Programme:B.Sc. & M.Sc. Data Science ( With Exit Option B.Sc. Data Science)
 

This programme encompasses the areas such as developing accurate and efficient numerical methods for solving physical or biological models, analysis of numerical approximations to differential and integral equations, developing computational tools to better understand data and structure, etc.

 

Dual Degree Programme: B.Sc. & M.Sc. Data Science ( With Exit Option B.Sc. Data Science)
  • Dual Degree Programme: B.Sc. & M.Sc. Data Science ( With Exit Option B.Sc. Data Science)
  • Duration of the Programme: 3yr + 2yr
  • Start Period: Academic Year 2021-22

  • • First Class with a minimum of 60% marks at 10+2 level /Intermediate/CBSE/ICSE/HSC/ or equivalent with Mathematics /Statistics /Computer Science/Business Mathematics as one of the subjects.
  • • Age Limit: Date of Birth falls on or after 01.07.2000 (or any date based on the UG admission age limit)

  • Notification is given on the website
  • Online Application is availablethFeb 2021
  • Merit list is prepared based on merit performance in 10+2
  • The merit list candidates will be called for counselling
  • The fact that a candidate has qualified and has been called for the counselling does not guarantee admission to him / her. This depends upon the performance in the GDPI and the availability of seats
  • Selection list will be prepared based on the Marks secured in higher secondary school examination, and the performance in Group Discussion & Personal Interview.

Candidate should apply through online at Apply Online

B.Sc. & M.Sc. Data Science ( With Exit Option B.Sc. Data Science)
Tuition Fees (Per Annum)INR 1,50,000
Caution Deposit (Refundable)INR 3,000
Total fees to be paid for the first yearINR 1,53,000

We have created merit scholarships, which reduces the academic fees substantially. The various categories of the scholarships and the Academic Fees payable are given below. A merit list will be created based on the 12th marks and performance in Management Test and Personal Interview (MTPI). Co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements at the state and above levels will also be given consideration. Only selected candidates will be considered for scholarships.

VIT-AP University‘s Merit Scholarships for UG (B.Sc., BBA, Law, B.Com, and B.A.) Programmes
  • GV Merit Scholarship: Any board topper across the country will get 100% scholarship for all the years of the UG degree programmes.
  • Tmt.Rajeswari Ammal Merit Scholarship: Any district topper across the country will get 50% scholarship for all the years of the UG degree programmes. If the district topper is a girl, she will get an additional 25% scholarship (making it 75% scholarship).
  • Note: This scholarship is applicable to BBA, Law, B.Com, B.Sc. and BA degree programme admissions at VIT-AP University from AY- 2021.

ParticularsDates (Tentative)
Issue of Application form (online)18thFeb 2021
Last date for issue of the application forms31stMay 2021
 Click here for more information
 
 
M.Sc. Data Science
 

The two years M.Sc. Data Science degree programme helps students gain strong methodological foundations in analytical statistics, handle statistical consultations and learn the various techniques, skills, and use of tools.

 

M.Sc. Data Science
  • Duration of the Programme: 2yr
  • Start Period: Academic Year 2021-22

  • • Under graduation in Mathematics/Computer Science/Statistics or UG Degree in Engineering or Technology in CSE/IT/ECE/EEE/E&I with a 60% of marks (Inclusive of all subjects).

  • Notification is given on the website
  • Online Application form is available
  • The merit list candidates will be called for counselling
  • The fact that a candidate has qualified and has been called for the counselling does not guarantee admission to him / her. This depends upon the performance in the GDPI and the availability of seats

Candidate should apply through online at Apply Online

M.Sc. Data Science
Tuition Fees (Per Annum)INR 1,50,000
Caution Deposit (Refundable)INR 3,000
Total fees to be paid for the first yearINR 1,53,000

ParticularsDates (Tentative)
Issue of Application form (online)18thFeb 2021
Last date for issue of the application forms31stMay 2021
 Click here for more information
 
 

BBA

 

  • Register online to apply – Click here
  • Step 2 – Take Management Test (MT) on the specified date (to be announced)
  • Step 3 – Attend Personal Interview – eligible candidates will be informed by email
  • Step 4 – Merit List & Scholarships will be announced – Students pay full academic fees within last date and take provisional admission.
  • Step 4a – If hostel accommodation is required, apply and make an online payment for Hostel+Mess fees
  • Step 5 – Join VSB on the specified date for joining formalities and orientation programme (date to be announced)

We have created merit scholarships, which reduces the academic fees substantially. The various categories of the scholarships and the Academic Fees payable are given below. A merit list will be created based on the 12th marks and performance in Management Test and Personal Interview (MTPI). Co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements at the state and above levels will also be given consideration. Only selected candidates will be considered for scholarships.

VIT-AP University‘s Merit Scholarships for UG (B.Sc., BBA, Law, B.Com, and B.A.) Programmes
  • GV Merit Scholarship: Any board topper across the country will get 100% scholarship for all the years of the UG degree programmes.
  • Tmt.Rajeswari Ammal Merit Scholarship: Any district topper across the country will get 50% scholarship for all the years of the UG degree programmes. If the district topper is a girl, she will get an additional 25% scholarship (making it 75% scholarship).
  • Note: This scholarship is applicable to BBA, Law, B.Com, B.Sc. and BA degree programme admissions at VIT-AP University from AY- 2021.
CategoryAcademic Fee
1₹ 50,000
2₹ 75,000
3₹ 1,00,000
4₹ 1,50,000
5₹ 1,75,000
6₹ 2,00,000
*One time, caution deposit of ₹ 3,000 has to be paid in addition to the academic fees.

@Students opting for 2+2 International Credit Transfer to UMD or ASU will have to pay the full academic fees.

I am happy to inform you that VIT-AP is offering Merit based scholarships for the Non-Engineering Courses from the Academic year 2021.

BBA (All Specialisations)

  • Candidate should have born on or after 01.07.2001
  • Candidates who have studied in Regular, Full time and Formal Education are alone eligible to apply
  • 60% aggregate or equivalent grade in 12th Std.
  • Candidates studying 12th Std. in any group are eligible
  • Candidates awaiting 12th Std. results can also apply

BBA @University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA

  • Complete the BBA Prerequisite courses
  • Establish a minimum grade point average of 2.80 in a minimum of four upper level COB courses at UM-Dearborn, including at least one from FIN 401 or BE 401
  • Fulfill the writing requirement
  • English Language Proficiency: Minimum of 6.5 in IELTS or 80 in Internet-Based TOEFL

BS Business Analytics @ Arizona State University, USA

  • CGPA of 3.00 in the first two years coursework at VIT-AP
  • 1160 (prior to March 2016) or 1230 SAT Reasoning (after March 2016), or 25 ACT score.
  • English Proficiency: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): minimum 61(iBT), or International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum 6.0, or Pearson Test of English (PTE): minimum 53
ProgrammeEligibility
BBA (Specialization in Business analytics, Fintech, and Digital marketing)Minimum 60% aggregate marks in 12th Std. or Equivalent
BBA from UMD
2 years at VSB + 2 years at UMD
Minimum 60% aggregate marks in 12th Std. or Equivalent
IELTS Score / TOEFL Score
BS Business Analytics from ASU
2 years at VSB + 2 years at ASU
Minimum 60% aggregate marks 12th Std. or Equivalent
IELTS Score / TOEFL Score + SAT Score
 

Details about 2 + 2 BBA Programme with University of Michigan, Dearborn (UMD), USA

 

Details about 2+2 BS Business Analytics from Arizona State University (ASU), USA

 

 Click here for more information on BBA.

 
 
BA. LL.B & BBA LL.B (5 Year)
 

VIT-AP School of Law (Approved by BCI), the progeny of VIT has entered the legal arena this year, aiming at high goals to be achieved. The VIT-AP Law School aims to impart quality legal education to nourish the young minds with knowledge of law, teach them the nuances of the legal profession and equip them to the nitty gritty of the profession.

 

BA., LL.B (Hons.)

VIT-AP School of Law offers 5 year integrated B.A.,LLB(Hons.) programme wherein subjects that fall under the domain of Arts and Law will be taught to the students. The curriculum of the Arts subjects such as Economics, Sociology and Political Science have been designed to have maximum interaction with law which would guide the students in application of law in the real world. A number of Honours courses have also been offered so that the student can choose his/her option and expand their knowledge on the subject.

BBA., LL.B (Hons.)

VIT-AP School of Law offers BBA.,LLB(Hons.), which is a 5 year Integrated programme. More than 30 credits on Business Management are offered as part of the course. Students who aspire to join the corporate world after graduation will have a better understanding of the corporate structure, its Management and other features. Subjects such as Principles of Management. Financial Accounting, Financial Management, Managerial Economics that provide immense knowledge about Business Management are offered in this programme. The curriculum has been framed to achieve maximum, integration with the law subjects. Honours courses are offered in BBA.,LLB(Hons.) as well, so that the students can choose their branch to expand their knowledge and expertise on that subject.

CLAT / DETAILS – LINK : www.clat.ac.in
LSAT India Exam Dates – Link – https://www.lsac.org

  • The applicant for admission should be a Resident Indian National, and should have studied regular full time and formal education.
  • A pass in Higher Secondary Examination conducted by the State / Central Board of Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with a minimum of 60% overall aggregate. The aggregate marks obtained in the subjects in +2 (or its equivalent) put together should be 50% for the following categories.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST community
  • Candidates hailing from Jammu & Kashmir / Ladakh and the North Eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.
  • Score Card: The candidate should have appeared for CLAT/ LSAT Law test and should have secured an impressive score in each component of the test.

  • Notification on sales will be given on our website
  • Online Application form will be issued from January 2020
  • Merit list is prepared based on merit performance in 10+2
  • The merit list candidates will be called for counselling
  • The fact that a candidate has qualified and has been called for the counselling does not guarantee admission to him / her. This depends upon the performance in the GDPI and the availability of seats
  • Selection list will be prepared based on the Marks secured in higher secondary school examination, and the performance in Group Discussion & Personal Interview.

Candidate can also apply through online at www.vitap.ac.in through Netbanking/Debit card/Credit card/Paytm mode. There is NO printed OMR application, Candidates are requested to apply only through Online Mode.

BA LL.B (Hons.) (5 year Integrated Programme)

Tuition Fees (Per Annum)INR 1,62,000
Caution Deposit (Refundable)INR 2,000
Total fees to be paid for the first year INR 1,64,000
BBA LL.B (Hons.) (5 year Integrated Programme)
Tuition Fees (Per Annum) INR 1,62,000
Caution Deposit (Refundable)INR 2,000
Total fees to be paid for the first year INR 1,64,000

We have created merit scholarships, which reduces the academic fees substantially. The various categories of the scholarships and the Academic Fees payable are given below. A merit list will be created based on the 12th marks and performance in Management Test and Personal Interview (MTPI). Co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements at the state and above levels will also be given consideration. Only selected candidates will be considered for scholarships.

VIT-AP University‘s Merit Scholarships for UG (B.Sc., BBA, law, B.Com, and B.A.) Programmes
  • GV Merit Scholarship: Any board topper across the country will get 100% scholarship for all the years of the UG degree programmes.
  • Tmt.Rajeswari Ammal Merit Scholarship: Any district topper across the country will get 50% scholarship for all the years of the UG degree programmes. If the district topper is a girl, she will get an additional 25% scholarship (making it 75% scholarship).
  • Note: This scholarship is applicable to BBA, Law, B.Com, B.Sc. and BA degree programme admissions at VIT-AP University from AY- 2021.

ParticularsDates (Tentative)
Issue of Application form (online)To be Announced
Last date for issue of the application formsTo be Announced
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New Programmes Offered


  • This programme encompasses the areas such as developing accurate and efficient numerical methods for solving physical or biological models, analysis of numerical approximations to differential and integral equations, developing computational tools to better understand data and structure, etc…
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  • The programme is designed for students, who would like to serve the nation through various administrative services. It offers a dual degree of B.A. in Public Services and M.A. in Public Services, giving learners an opportunity to decide when they want to take the UPSC exam. Primarily, this programme caters to students who are interested in the field of social sciences…
  •  Click here for more information..

  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) a three-year undergraduate course imparted in regular mode is the most popular undergraduate course in the Commerce branch of VIT-AP School of Business….
  •  Click here for more information..

We have created merit scholarships, which reduces the academic fees substantially. The various categories of the scholarships and the Academic Fees payable are given below. A merit list will be created based on the 12th marks and performance in Management Test and Personal Interview (MTPI). Co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements at the state and above levels will also be given consideration. Only selected candidates will be considered for scholarships.

VIT-AP University‘s Merit Scholarships for UG (B.Sc., BBA, law, B.Com, and B.A.) Programmes
  • GV Merit Scholarship: Any board topper across the country will get 100% scholarship for all the years of the UG degree programmes.
  • Tmt.Rajeswari Ammal Merit Scholarship: Any district topper across the country will get 50% scholarship for all the years of the UG degree programmes. If the district topper is a girl, she will get an additional 25% scholarship (making it 75% scholarship).
  • Note: This scholarship is applicable to BBA, Law, B.Com, B.Sc. and BA degree programme admissions at VIT-AP University from AY- 2021.
 
 
 

Ph.D.


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, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Management – HR, Marketing, Economics, English etc.

 

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 the due dates announced every year.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION FOR ADMISSION For Ph.D. in Engineering:
  • Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology in the relevant discipline with a first class or a minimum of 60% marks/CGPA 6.5 on a 10 point scale in cases where the University/Institute does not award any class or
  • Equivalent qualifications like M.Sc. (Engineering) / M.S. [By Research.] / M.Tech [By Research].
  • For Ph. D in Sciences:
    Master’s degree in the relevant discipline of Science with a first class (or a minimum of 60% marks/CGPA 6.5 on a 10 point scale in cases where the University/ Institute does not award any class).
  • For Ph. D in Languages:
    Master’s degree with a minimum of 55% marks or 6.0 CGPA
  • For Ph. D in Management:
    Master in Business Administration or M.E./ M.Tech. with a first class or a minimum of 60% marks/CGPA 6.5 on a 10 point scale in cases where the University/Institute does not award any class.

  • For Ph.D. in Law:
    Master’s Degree in law (LLM/ML) from any recognized University/Institute, in the relevant field with a minimum of 55% marks or 6.0 CGPA.

  • Applications will be invited by open advertisement in all leading newspapers / local announcement for all categories of candidates
  • No VIT entrance examination (VITREE).
  • Selected candidates will be called for a personal interview conducted at the campus where the admission is sought.
  • 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 at VIT.