Sambalpur, Odisha: Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, formerly known as the University College of Engineering, Burla, Odisha, has invited applications for admission into the regular/sponsored PhD Programme.
Streams: Engineering (Architecture, Civil, Computer Science, Chemical, Electrical, Electronics & Telecommunications, Information Technology, Mechanical, Metallurgy & Materials, Production,) and Science & Humanitities (Chemistry, Computer Application, Mathematics, Physics and English).
Key Dates & Application Fees: The closing date for submission of application is 05 January 19. The application fee is Rs500/- (Rs.200/- in case of SC/ST candidates).
Eligibility Criteria for PhD (Engineering) :
The eligibility criteria for admission to Ph.D Programme in Engineering is one of the following:
(i) M.Tech/M.E/M.Sc.(Engg) in relevant discipline with at least 60% marks in aggregate (or equivalent CGPA) at B.Tech/M.Tech level from an Institute/University recognized by AICTE/UGC/Central Government.
(ii) B.Tech/B.E/B.Sc (Engg.) in relevant discipline with at least 65% marks (or equivalent CGPA) at B.Tech level from an Institute/University recognized by AICTE/UGC/Central Government.
(iii) Faculty members employed permanent positions of VSSUT, Burla having M.Tech in relevant discipline from an Institute/University recognized by AICTE/UGC/Central Government.
(iv) Non-Teaching staff members employed on permanent positions of VSSUT, Burla for a period of at least 08 years out of which 03 years in existing post and having M.Tech in relevant discipline with at least 60% marks in aggregate (or equivalent CGPA) at B.Tech /M.Tech level from an Institute/ University recognized by AICTE/UGC/Central Government.
For eligibility conditions in Science and Humanities subjects, candidates should refer the PhD Admission notification, which is available in the official website of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT).
Selection Procedure: All categories of candidates need to undergo the process of selection through the Selection Committee on the basis of overall academic career and Viva-voce after screening from the written test. There shall be an entrance test to screen the eligible candidates to appear Viva-voce test for PhD admission . The screening shall be done at a ratio of 3:1 from the entrance test with respect to the requirement of PhD of the Department for this Semester. The merit list shall be prepared by combining weightage of academic career and viva-voce at the ratio of 60:40. The weightage of the viva-voce includes, clarity of the research proposal, publication in journals of previous works, if any, and viva-voce performance, at the ratio of 10:10:20.
The candidates who have qualified GATE/NET/Inspired fellowship (DST)/Teacher fellowship (UGC) and other fellowships from Govt. Agencies are exempted from the Written Test of PhD admission. They are required to appear only Viva-voce before selection committee to assess their research aptitude, ability to work in a team, previous work if any, subject interest and availability of supervisors and facilities in the Department before final selection.
For exact eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, interested candidates should refer PhD Admission Notification, which is available on the official website Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla.