Research Admissions

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, Law, English etc.


  • Internal Full Time:
    A candidate who wishes to work for Ph.D. / Integrated Ph.D. degree on full time basis (including project staff working in sponsored projects being carried out at VIT) should apply in the prescribed form on or before the specified date.

  • (10+2+4+2 or any equivalent for Ph.D. in Engineering )
    (10+2+3+2 or any equivalent for Ph.D. in Non-Engineering )
    (10+2+5 year Integrated M.Tech. programme, Integrated M.S Programme in Engg. & Integrated. M.Sc. (Biotech) in Non-Engg.)
  • For Ph.D. in Engineering:
    Master’s degree in Engineering / Technology in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks (of all the years /semesters) wherever marks are awarded / CGPA 6.5 on a 10 point scale in cases where letter grades are awarded or Equivalent qualifications like M.Sc. (Engineering) / M.S. [By Research] / M.Tech. [By Research].
    For all the Research Programmes, it is mandatory that the candidate should have studied in regular, full time and formal education in their previous degree programmes (UG and PG).
    M.Sc. Computer Science, M.Sc. (IT), MCA degree holders are not eligible to apply for Ph.D. Programme.
  • For Integrated Ph.D. in Engineering / Technology:
    Bachelor’s Students with outstanding academic record in the Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology with an aptitude towards advanced scientific and technological research are eligible to apply. A minimum of 80% marks or a CGPA of 8.5 is mandatory on a 10 point scale.
  • For Ph.D. in Sciences :
    Master’s degree in the relevant discipline of Science with a minimum of 60% marks / CGPA 6.5 on a 10 point scale.
  • For Ph.D. in Languages:
    Master’s degree with a minimum of 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA on a 10 point scale.
  • For Ph.D. in Management:
    Master in Business Administration / CA / ICWA with a minimum of 60% marks / CGPA 6.5 on a 10 point scale.
  • 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 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA on a 10 point scale.
  • For Ph.D. in Fashion Technology:
    M.Tech. / M.E. / M.Fashion Tech. / M.S. [By Research] / M.Tech. [By Research] in the field of Textile / Textile Engineering / Fibre Science / Textile Chemical Processing / Fashion / Apparel / Garment with a minimum of 60% marks / CGPA 6.5 on a 10 point scale.

  • Due to COVID-19 no entrance examination for Ph.D. Selection is based on PG mark, Statement of Research Proposal as per the given template and interview. Please upload all PG mark sheets (Semester wise or consolidated) and Research Proposal while filling the online application form.
    Integrated Ph.D.
  • Due to pandemic situation no entrance examination for Integrated Ph.D. Selection is based on UG (B.E./ B.Tech. only) mark, Statement of Research Proposal as per the template given in the last page and interview. Please upload all UG mark sheets (Semester wise or Consolidated) and Research Proposal while filling the online application form.
  • Applications will be invited by open advertisement in all leading newspapers / local announcement for all categories of candidates
  • Selected candidates will be called for a personal interview conducted at the campus where the admission is sought.

  • Foreign nationals / NRI candidates can only register as full-time scholars through separate link:
  • Candidates of foreign nationality who hold Degrees from Indian Universities seeking admission to research programmes with the necessary clearance from the Government of India (The Ministry of Human Resource Development) and possess valid Visa will be treated on par with Indian nationals for purposes of admission to the Institute.
  • Indian nationals having degrees from Indian Universities may apply as NRI candidate. After receiving their application and required documents, they will be interviewed via skype or other web technology. The fee is payable only as USD
  • Foreign nationals with foreign degrees must meet the minimum educational requirements as given in Section 3. Their degrees must be equivalent to Indian degrees mentioned in Section 3 in Engineering / Technology / Science and they should have a good academic record. International Students are expected to have a good working knowledge of English. Candidates with valid GRE and TOEFL scores will be given preference. The case of each foreign applicant will be examined and admission will be offered purely on merit.

Programme Ph.D. Internal Full Time
Tuition Fees (INR)40,000
Caution Deposit (INR)3,000
Total Fees (INR)43,000
Thesis Fee (INR)10,000



Application Cost

Rs. 1200

Online application form opening date

2nd Oct 2021

Last date for submitting the online application form

30th Oct 2021



Last date of mark entry and mark verification process

9th Nov 2021

Last date to re-uploading the certificates/Research proposal by the applicants

10th Nov 2021

Last date of checking the re-uploaded documents

11th Nov 2021

Sharing the eligible/not eligible applicants list to Schools

12th Nov 2021

Sharing the interview schedule along with online interview link through SMS/email

13th Nov 2021

Date of Online interview

17th to 20th Nov 2021

Declaration of results

1st Dec 2021

Last date for Payment of Tuition Fee through Online Mode

15th Dec 2021

Information Brochure

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