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      The Ph.D program is aimed at giving a broad based training in the concerned field in addition to specialization in a particular area. The institution offers Ph.D. programmes in Engineering, Science, Management and English Streams.

Engineering Streams:
  • For Full Time scholar: First class both in B.Tech and M.Tech with scholarship.
  • For Part Time scholar: As per UGC rules and subject to written test and interview of the candidate by VFSTR (we usually selected candidates with first class in M.Tech).
  • The qualification required as per UGC rules for Ph .D admission is minimum 55% in post graduation relaxable 5% to SC / ST and OBC candidates.
  • UGC prescribes only minimum eligibility / standard required to admit into Ph.D Programmes. However, subject to demand and response for any specific progamme(s), VFSTR can set higher benchmark while selecting the candidates.
  • For engineering disciplines, candidates must have obtained PG degree or equivalent in any one of the relevant engineering specializations as recommended by the respective departments.
  • For management studies, candidates must have a Masters degree in business management or any Masters degree with relevant experience.
  • For biotechnology, sciences and humanities, candidates must have a relevant PG degree or equivalent degree as recommended by the respective departments.
  • However, a candidate with an inter-disciplinary requisite qualification may be considered for admission with the approval of concerned department and RMC.
  • Candidates must have obtained a minimum of 60% aggregate marks in the qualifying degree; however, deserving / exceptional cases may be referred to RMC.

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences:
  • For Full Time scholar: First class both in B.Pharmacy and M.Pharmacy or Pharm.D (We usually prefer GPAT qualified candidates) .
  • For Part Time scholar: As per UGC rules and subject to written test and interview of the candidate by VFSTR (We usually prefer GPAT qualified candidates).

    Admission Procedure
  • Selection into Ph.D programme is evaluated on the basis of the academic performance (% Marks in B.Tech / UG & M.Tech / PG) and the institution last attended for Bachelors' and Masters' degree (Maximum 20% and 30% marks respectively), previous experience (each year 1 mark up to max. 5% marks), publications (2marks/Journal paper & 1 marks for conference paper up to maximum 5 % marks), written test (15% marks) and interview (25%marks)
  • Eligible candidates have to appear for a written test and interview.
  • All the candidates are required to qualify in a written test conducted by Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology & Research (Deemed to be University). Candidates, who have qualified in the GATE/CSIR/NET/CAT examination, are exempted from written test for Ph.D admission. However, they should appear for the interview.
  • Candidates who are recommended for selection by the concerned department are to be approved by the Dean (R&D) and Chairman, URB respectively. The same approved selection list shall be sent to Dean (Admission) for further action.
  • Candidates will be admitted in to the Ph.D program after payment of prescribed fees and completion of all the admission procedures.
  • Admitted candidates will report to the concerned department; a committee appointed by HoD will allot Research Supervisor for each candidate on mutual consent.
  • Notification of Ph.D Programmes   
  • Ph.D Admission Notification
  • Pharmaceutical Ph.D Admission Notification

  • Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology & Research (Deemed to be University) receives Ph.D applications through out the year. But, admission test will be conducted twice every year December / January and July / August.

    Attach a DD of Rs.1000/- drawn in favour of VFSTR Application Account payable at Guntur, to the filled in application form and send it to the Dean - Admissions, Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology & Research (Deemed to be University), Vadlamudi-522 213, Guntur (dist.), A.P.

    Research Programmes in VFSTRU   

    Details of the programs offered in various departments are available in the following link.

  • Research Programmes in VFSTRU
  • Fee Structure & Scholarships

  • Download Application   
  • Application for Ph.D
  • Apply online

  • Regulations of Ph.D Programs   
  • Ph.D. Rules and Regulations - 2023
  • Extra Mural Research
  • Post Doctoral Research

  • Flow chart of the programme   
  • Flow chart of the programme

  • Formats   
  • Formats

  • Following are the forms that can be used by the selected Candidates   
  • Acceptance Letter from internal supervisor
  • No Objection Certificate from Employer

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