VSSUT, Burla announces Admission to Ph.D Programs
VSSUT, Burla announces Admission to Ph.D Programs

VSSUT PhD Admission 2024 – Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla, Odisha, is inviting applications for admission to its Ph.D. program for the academic year 2024-25. Established by Orissa Act 9 of 2009, VSSUT Odisha was formerly known as University College of Engineering (UCE), Burla, before its conversion into a non-affiliating Unitary University. The university is named after Veer Surendra Sai, the esteemed Indian freedom fighter.

PhD Program Offered in 

School of Computer Sciences

  • SpecializationEmbedded System Networking, Online Algorithms and Data Structures, Wireless Sensor Networks, Database and Applications Security, Network Security, Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, AI, Machine Learning, Data Science, IOT, Robotics, Data mining, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition.

School of Chemical & Biosciences

Department– Chemical Engg. : Specialization-Nano-biotechnology, Waste water treatment, Biofuels

School of Electrical Sciences

  • Department- Electrical Engg. : Specialization-Control Systems, Power Systems, Energy Management. Signal Processing, Instrumentation/ Automation, Power Systems & Control
  • Department- Electrical & Electronics Engg. : Specialization-Instrumentation & Control Engineering; Control & Automation, Systems & Control; Power Systems; Power Electronics & Drives; Internet of Things, Sensor & Department- Cyber Physical Systems; Image Processing and Computer Vision, AI and Machine learning, and Digital Signal Processing, Soft Computing.
  • Department– Electronics & Telecomm. Engg. : Specialization-Signal Processing, Automation & Computer Vision, Antenna Engineering, Wireless Communication, Electronic Systems & Communication, Microwave Engineering, Computer Vision & Recognition of Digital Images, VLSI, Soft Computing.

School of Humanities & Basic Sciences

  • Department– Humanities & Social Sciences (Economics) : Specialization-Productivity and Efficiency, Applied Economics, Climate Change and Agriculture, Natural Resources Economics
  • Department- Physics : Specialization-Experimental Condensed Method Physics, Solid State Physics, Material Science/Ultrasonic, Nuclear Physics, Liquid Crystals, Computational Condensed Method Physics, Theoretical Physics
  • Department– Chemistry : Specialization-Organic, Industrial, Materials, Nanotechnology, Polymer
  • Department- Mathematics : Specialization-Fluid Dynamics, CAGD, Complex Analysis, Applied Fluid Dynamics, Functional analysis and Optimization, CFD

School of Infrastructure & Planning

  • Department- Architecture : Specialization-Urban Design & Urban Planning, Sustainable Architecture
  • Department- Civil Engineering : Specialization-Structural Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Science & Engineering

School of Mechanical Sciences

  • Department– Mechanical Engg. : Specialization-Vibration, Fatigue & Composites, Tribology M/c Design, Tribology Composites, Composites, Manufacturing, Design Analysis, Thermal, Production
  • Department- Metallurgy & Materials Engg. : Specialization-Mechanical Metallurgy & Severe Plastic Deformation, Steel Matrix Composite, Powder Metallurgy, Nano-Composite, Tribology, ElectroMetallurgy, Creep, etc.
  • Department– Production Engg. : Specialization-Production Engineering, System Design, Thermal Engineering, Design

Eligibility Criteria

Qualifying Degrees for Admission to Ph.D Programme

School of Computer Sciences

  • B.Tech/BE/B.Sc.(Engg) followed by M.Tech/ME/ M.Sc.(Engg) in Computer Sc. & Engg./ Information Technology/ Relevant specialization or M.Sc. in IT/CS/Data Science/ Cyber Security/AI followed by M.Tech. in CS / IT/ Relevant specialization, OR MCA followed by M.Tech. in CS/IT/Relevant specialization will be considered.

School of Chemical & Biosciences

  • Chemical Engg. (CHE) : B.Tech/ BE/ B.Sc.(Engg) followed by M.Tech/ME/M.Sc.(Engg) in Chemical Engineering

School of Electrical Sciences

  • Electrical Engg. (EE) : B.Tech/BE/B.Sc.(Engg) followed by M.Tech/ME/M.Sc.(Engg) in Electrical Engg. Electrical & Electronics Engg./Electronics & Electrical Engg./ Instrumentation Engg. & Electronics & Instrumentation Engg.
  • Electrical & Electronics Engg. (EEE) : B.Tech/BE/B.Sc.(Engg) followed by M.Tech/ME/M.Sc.(Engg) in Electrical Engg./ Electrical & Electronics Engg./Electronics & Electrical Engg/ Instrumentation Engg. & Electronics & Instrumentation Engg. 
  • Electronics & Telecomm. Engg.(ETC) : B.Tech/BE/B.Sc.(Engg) followed by M.Tech/ME/M.Sc.(Engg) in Electronics & Instrumentation Engg./ Electronics & Telecommunication Engg/ Electronics & Communication Engg / Electrical & Electronics Engg./ Electronics & Electrical Engg. 

School of Humanities & Basic Sciences

  • Humanities & Social Sciences : (HSS) MA/M.Phil/MBA in Relevant subjects 
  • Physics (PH) : M.Sc./ M.Sc.(Tech) in Physics/Material Science/ Computer Science/Electronics/Nanotechnology/ Ballistic Physics
  • Chemistry (CH) : M.Sc./M.Sc.(Tech) in Chemistry, Environmental Science/ Material Science/Polymer/Plastic Technology/ Nano Chemistry.
  • Mathematics (MA) : M.Sc. in Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Science.

School of Infrastructure & Planning

  • Architecture (ARCH) : Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture/Planning or equivalent followed by Master’s degree in Architecture/Planning/allied specialization. 
  • Civil Engineering (CE) : B.Tech/BE/B.Sc.(Engg) followed by M.Tech/ME/M.Sc.(Engg) in Civil Engineering/ Environmental Engineering/ Naval Architecture & Ocean Engg/Aero-space Engg./ Building Science & Technology/ Construction Management

School of Mechanical Sciences

  • Mechanical Engg. (ME) : B.Tech/BE/B.Sc.(Engg) followed by M.Tech/ME/M.Sc.(Engg) in Mechanical Engg./ Production Engineering/ Manufacturing Science & Engg./Industrial Engg./Metallurgy & Materials Engineering/Power Plant Engg.,/Industrical Design/ Marine Engg./Automobile Engg./ Aerospace Engg.
  • Metallurgy & Materials Engg. (MME) : B.Tech/BE/B.Sc.(Engg) followed by M.Tech/ME/M.Sc.(Engg) in Metallurgy & Materials Engg/ Production Engg. / Manufacturing Science and Engineering/ Mechanical Engg./Industrial Engg.
  • Production Engg. (PE) : B.Tech/BE/B.Sc.(Engg) followed by M.Tech/ME/M.Sc.(Engg) in Production Engg./ Mechanical Engineering/ Manufacturing Science & Engg./ Industrial Engg./ Metallurgy & Materials Engg/Industrial Design Engg./ Production & Industrial Engg/ Mechatronics Engg.

Ph.D (Engineering)

  • The eligibility criterion for admission to Ph.D Programme in Engineering is one of the following:
  • 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.
  • For School of Computer Sciences, M.Tech/ME/ M.Sc.(Engg) in Computer Sc. & Engg./ Information Technology/ Relevant specialization, or M.Sc. in IT/CS/Data Science/ Cyber Security/AI followed by M.Tech. in CS / IT/ Relevant specialization, or MCA followed by M.Tech. in CS/IT/Relevant specialization will be considered.
  • MCA with M.Tech in relevant discipline with at least 60% marks (or equivalent CGPA) at M.Tech/MCA level from an Institute or University recognized by AICTE/UGC/Central Government.
  • Faculty members employed in permanent positions of VSSUT, Burla having M.Tech in relevant discipline from an Institute/University recognized by AICTE/UGC/Central Government.
  • Non-Teaching staff members employed in 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 or with 65% marks in aggregate (or equivalent CGPA) at MCA level from an Institute/ University recognized by AICTE/UGC/Central Government.

Ph.D (Architecture)

  • The eligibility criteria for admission to Ph.D Programme in Architecture is one of the following:
  • Master’s degree in Architecture/Planning/allied specialization or equivalent from an Institution/University recognized by Council of Architecture/AICTE/UGC/Central Government with at least 60% marks in aggregate (or equivalent CGPA) at Bachelors & Masters level.
  • Faculty members employed in permanent positions of VSSUT, Burla having Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture /Planning or equivalent and Master’s degree in Architecture/Planning/ allied specialization or equivalent from an Institution/University recognized by Council of Architecture/AICTE/UGC/Central Government.
  • 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 Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture /Planning or equivalent and Master’s degree in Architecture/Planning/ allied specialization or equivalent in relevant discipline with at least 60% marks in aggregate (or equivalent CGPA) at Bachelor’s and Master’s level from an Institute/ University recognized Council of Architecture/AICTE/UGC/ Central Government.

Ph.D (Science)

  • The eligibility criteria for admission to Ph.D Programme in Science are one of the following:
  • M.Phil /M.Tech. /M.S/ M.Sc. in relevant discipline with at least 60% marks in aggregate ( or equivalent CGPA) in M.Sc. level from an Institute or University recognized by AICTE/UGC/Central Government.
  • Faculty members employed on permanent positions of VSSUT, Burla having M.Phil/M.Sc. in relevant discipline from an Institute or University recognized by AICTE/UGC/Central Government.
  • Non-Teaching Staff members, employed on permanent positions for a period of at least 08 years out of which 03 years in the existing post and having M.Sc with 60% marks in aggregate (or equivalent CGPA) at M.Sc level from an Institute or University recognized by AICTE/UGC/Central Government.
  • Non Teaching Staff Members, employed on permanent positions for a period of at least 08 years out of which 03 years in the existing post and having M.Tech with 60% marks in aggregate (or equivalent CGPA) at M.Tech level from an Institute or University required by AICTE/UGC/Central Government.

Ph.D (Humanities & Social Sciences)

  • The eligibility criteria for admission to Ph.D Programme in Humanities and Social Science are one of the following:
  • M.Phil /M.A/M.B.A in relevant discipline with at least 60% marks in aggregate (or equivalent CGPA) at M.A/MBA level from an Institute or University recognized by AICTE/UGC/Central Government.
  • Faculty members employed on permanent positions of VSSUT, Burla, havingM.Phil/M.A/MBA in relevant discipline from an Institute or University recognized by AICTE/UGC/Central Government.
  • Non-Teaching Staff members, employed on permanent positions for a period of at least 08 years out of which 03 years in the existing post and having M.Phil/M.A/MBA in relevant discipline with at least 60% marks in aggregate(or equivalent CGPA) at MA/MBA level from an Institute or University recognized by AICTE/UGC/Central Government.

Application Process

Interested candidates are required to fill out the online application form available on the university website: www.vssut.ac.in, using the following link: https://vssutadm.samarth.edu.in/2024/index.php.

A non-refundable application fee of Rs. 500/- (Rs. 200/- for SC/ST candidates) must be paid for the completion of the online application process.

The filled and signed copy of the online application form, along with the necessary documents as specified below, should be sent to the Dean, PGS&R, VSSUT, Burla, Pin 768018, by 05.06.2024, 5 PM, through Speed/Registered Post only.

The envelope containing the application should be clearly marked as “Application for Ph.D Programme Autumn – 2024”, along with the name of the School/Department (specialization) as applicable.

Application Fee

Mode of Payment: Demand draft drawn in favor of “VSSUT, Burla

  • For General candidates: Rs. 1000/
  • For SC/ST candidates: Rs. 500/-

Selection Process

All categories of candidates except categories 2 and 4 are required to undergo the selection process conducted by the University Ph.D Selection Board. This process is based on the candidates’ overall academic career and performance in an interview.

Candidates who have qualified in examinations such as GATE/NET/Inspired Fellowship (DST)/Teacher Fellowship (UGC) are exempted from the Written Test. They only need to appear for an interview before the Selection Board. This interview assesses their research aptitude, ability to work in a team, subject interest, and the availability of supervisors and facilities in the Department before final selection.

For candidates in categories 1, 3, 5, 6, 8 & 9, who have not qualified in GATE/NET/Inspired Fellowship (DST)/Teacher Fellowship (UGC) or any other fellowships from government agencies, the selection process includes the following three components for General/SC/ST candidates:

VSSUT PhD Selection Process

For more details and to apply online, please Official website

Contact Details

Address: Burla, Odisha 768018

Phone: 0663 243 0211

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