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Eligibility Criteria


Ph.D | Engineering
The minimum academic qualifications to be satisfied by the candidates seeking admission to the Ph. D Programme, shall be as given below:

(a) The candidates shall possess a Master’s Degree in Engineering / Technology or equivalent from the University or any other University recognized by it, with a minimum CGPA of 6.75 out of 10 or 60% aggregate marks at either the Bachelor’s or the Master’s Degree, or

(b) The candidates possessing Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering / Technology or equivalent recognized by the University with outstanding merit, having either a minimum CGPA of 7.75 out of 10 or 70% aggregate marks and published research papers in refereed journals or filed/obtained patents shall also be eligible for admission, subject to approval by the. Admissions Committee, or

(c) The candidates pursuing M.Sc.(Engg.) Degree by Research at the University, who have successfully completed the prescribed coursework in the first two semesters of study with outstanding merit of either a minimum CGPA of 7.75 out of 10 or 70% aggregate marks and published research papers in refereed journals or filed/obtained patents shall be eligible for upgradation to the M.Sc.(Engg.) + Ph. D Integrated Dual Degree programme, subject to approval by the  Admissions Committee,

(d) The candidates pursuing M. Tech. Degree at the University who have successfully completed the prescribed coursework in the first three semesters of study with outstanding merit of either a minimum CGPA of 7.75 out of 10 or 70 % aggregate marks and demonstrated good research aptitude shall be eligible for up-gradation to M. Tech. + Ph.D. Integrated Dual Degree Programme, subject to approval by the Admissions Committee.

Ph.D | Business Administration
The minimum academic qualifications to be satisfied by the candidates seeking admission to the Ph. D Programme, shall be as given below:

The candidates shall possess MBA Degree recognized by the University, with a minimum CGPA of 6.75 out of 10 or 60% aggregate marks at the Master’s Degree.

Ph.D | Computer Applications
The minimum academic qualifications to be satisfied by the candidates seeking admission to the Ph. D Programme, shall be as given below:

The candidates shall possess MCA Degree recognized by the University, with a minimum CGPA of 6.75 out of 10 or 60% aggregate marks at the Master’s Degree.

Ph.D | Sciences
The minimum academic qualifications to be satisfied by the candidates seeking admission to the Ph. D Programme, shall be as given below:

(a) Candidates with M.Sc. Degree in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and such other allied subjects shall also be eligible for registration, provided that their degrees are from recognized Universities and they are either working in Colleges affiliated to VTU or they are desirous of working under the guidance of recognized faculty of colleges affiliated to VTU. Candidates must have a minimum CGPA of 6.75 out of 10 or 60% aggregate marks at either the Bachelor’s or the Master’s Degree.

(b) The candidates pursuing M.Sc. (Engg.) Degree by Research at the University, who have successfully completed the prescribed coursework in the first two semesters of study with outstanding merit of either a minimum CGPA of 7.75 out of 10 or 70% aggregate marks and published research papers in refereed journals or filed/obtained patents shall be eligible for upgradation to the M.Sc. (Engg.) + Ph. D Integrated Dual Degree programme, subject to approval by the Admissions Committee, or

(c) The candidates pursuing M. Tech. Degree at the University who have successfully completed the prescribed coursework in the first three semesters of study with outstanding merit of either a minimum CGPA of 7.75 out of 10 or 70 % aggregate marks and demonstrated good research aptitude shall be eligible for upgradation to M. Tech. + Ph.D. Integrated Dual Degree Programme, subject to approval by the Admissions Committee.

 

Admissions Process


Application
An aspiring candidate is required to fill the application form in full along with all the supporting documents mentioned therein and send the same so as to reach the Registrar on or before the last date of submission.

Screening of Applications for Eligibility to take ULRAT
All the applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee to ascertain the eligibility of Candidate and the Supervisor. Thereafter, the list of candidates eligible for ULRAT under various Faculties will be displayed on the website along with the generated enrolment numbers.

Conduct of ULRAT
ULRAT will be conducted for a total of 100 Marks consisting of objective type questions. List of successful candidates in ULRAT will be displayed on the website with instructions to prepare for the pre-registration interview.

Pre-Registration Interview
The Expert Committee shall conduct the Pre-Registration interview at VTU Headquarters, Belgaum. Expert Committee shall evaluate the candidates for their research potential. Then the list of successful candidates for provisional registration shall be displayed on the website with further instructions.

 

Other Details


Entrance Exam – ULRAT
All eligible candidates shall appear for the ULRAT (UNIVERSITY LEVEL RESEARCH APTITUDE TEST) which shall be conducted by the University twice in a year as per the Clause PHD-10 of Regulations (Amended) Governing the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Admit cards for those appearing at ULRAT shall be sent by the university through post/email to the candidates 10 days before the test. Candidates who do not receive the Admit Card may communicate the same to the University via: Fax: 0831-2405467, Phone: 0831-2498100/127 at least 3 days before the date of ULRAT.

Note: The candidates shall qualify in the ULRAT conducted by the University. However, mere clearance of ULRAT is not a guarantee for registration. 

Categories of Candidates and other requirements:

There shall be provision for the following categories of candidates for admission to Ph. D:

Full-Time: Candidates who shall pursue Ph.D. research on full time basis, either as regular,QIP/FIP scholars or those belonging to M.Sc.(Engg.) by research + Ph. D or M.E./M. Tech./M.Arch. + Ph, D Dual Degree categories.

Part-Time: In-service candidates having a minimum professional experience of one year after his/her UG Degree from among faculty members working in any Engineering College / Polytechnic / University / Deemed to be University (recognized / accredited by appropriate bodies in India) or research staff of public / private organizations who shall pursue Ph.D.research on part time basis. 

Relaxation of Minimum Requirements

A candidate belonging to SC / ST / Category-I / Physically challenged and any other reserved category as notified by GOK from time to time shall have a relaxation of 5% or equivalent grade in the minimum prescribed qualification level for the general category of students.