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Vellore Institute of Technology - Admission 2009-10 - Integrated Ph D Program
Integrated Ph D Program
VIT offers exciting opportunities to motivate outstanding Bachelor’s degree holders with a keen sense of scientific enquiry for pursuing advanced research in frontier areas of Engineering disciplines (Bio-Medical, Biotechnology, Civil, Mechanical, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics) leading to the Ph D degree and then join as faculty of the University.
The integrated Ph D program consists of a flexible course work, an internship-type laboratory training (wherein ample opportunities exist for the candidate to acquire basic experimental skills and familiarity with advanced techniques for research), research project to demonstrate attainment of a high degree of scientific ability followed by advanced research leading to Ph D thesis on a specific topic.
World over experience has shown that students entering the integrated program save on an average of one year compared to those who go for a 2 years Master's degree programs elsewhere and then join the Institute for Ph D program. Exceptionally talented graduates with good academic background may complete the PhD program in 4 years.
Candidates who for unforeseen reasons wish to discontinue after two years, will be given an opportunity to earn a M.S. (by Research) degree subject to satisfactory completion of course work and appropriate dissertation.
Students with outstanding academic record in the Bachelor’s degree in Bio-Medical, Biotechnology, Civil, Mechanical, Computer Science, and Electrical & Electronics with an aptitude towards advanced scientific and technological research are eligible to apply. A minimum of 80% marks or a CGPA of 8.0 is the primary prerequisite. Candidates who are appearing for the final examination this year can also apply.
The selection procedure will involve a written test and personal interview at VIT University, Vellore. After initial screening of applicants, the selection will be based on a written test followed by a personal interview to assess the technical skills, research and analytical aptitude and communication skills of the candidates.
Research Associateship and Tuition Subsidy
Selected students will receive a monthly associateship of Rs.7000/-. The amount will be enhanced to Rs.12000/- after two years, subject to satisfactory performance. The associateship will be paid for four years. In addition, the candidates are eligible for 80% subsidy on tuition fees and are therefore required to sign a contract to serve VIT University as faculty for a minimum tenure.
The selected candidates after successfully completing the PhD program are assured of appropriate faculty positions at VIT University.
Annual Fees Rs.1,25,000/-. However the selected candidates are eligible for a 80% subsidy on tuition fees making the actual fee payable only Rs.25,000/- per annum and are therefore required to sign a contract to serve VIT University as faculty for a minimum tenure.
For Integrated Ph.D. Application, send a Demand Draft for Rs.900/- drawn in favour of “VIT University”, payable at Vellore, to the Admissions Officer with a request letter containing full address of the applicant.
Issue of application forms from : April 13, 2009 (Monday)
Last date for issue and submission application forms : June 30, 2009 (Tuesday)
Date of written test / interview : Last week of July (Tentatively)
For Admission Details Contact
DR. E. JAMES JEBASEELAN SAMUEL
Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone: + 91-416-220 2125,
220 2157, 220 2168
Fax: +91-416-224 5544, 224 0411
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