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Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI

H. R. Mahajani Marg, Matunga, Mumbai 400 019 Admissions to Ph. D. Programme – July 2012-13 Applications are invited for full-time and part-time Ph. D. programme in all Engineering disciplines for the session starting from July 2012. The detailed Information and Application Form is available on the Institute website: Last date of submitting the Application is June 22, 2012

Admissions to Ph D Programme 2012-13
Applications are invited from eligible candidates from Academics, Industry or Research Organizations in India for full time regular/ Part time Ph. D. programme for the session starting from July 2012. Sr. No. 1. Fees payable for Ph. D. Programme Non-sponsored (Full time) Candidates (Institute research scholar, Self-financing, Part-time Internal research scholar) Sponsored candidates (Full time/Part-time) (Govt. / Semi-Govt. fellowship awardees, Sponsored candidate)

Rs 25450/-


Rs 40450/-

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Eligibility for Admission A candidate shall be considered eligible for registration for the degree of Ph D provided that the candidate satisfies one of the following: i) Candidate must have obtained Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in technology or engineering with minimum 60% marks (55% marks in case of reserved category) in either of the two or as equivalent thereto. ii) Candidate is a teacher having full time teaching experience of at least five years and have inclination towards research which may judged with the work carried out by the candidate in the period of experience. iii) A candidate from the research organizations or industry shall be considered


eligible for registration for the degree of Ph D provided that the candidate satisfies the following: a) Candidate must have obtained Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s degree in technology or engineering with minimum 60% marks. b) Candidate must have five years experience in the field of interest from the sponsoring organization. c) Shall have visibility/acceptability of work by way of paper presentations in reputed conferences, peer reviewed journals and/or research project completion in the field of interest. d) NoC/sponsorship letter from the parent organization. e) Candidate shall be selected for the joint research project from sponsoring organization. Infrastructural and financial support shall come from the sponsoring organization (Preferable with MoU between the sponsoring organizations and VJTI). f) Guidance shall be jointly done by a faculty from the institute and Sr. Scientist from the sponsoring research organization/industry. Candidates satisfying section 1.1(i) above shall only be considered for Research fellowship (teaching assistantship) as per rules. The Research scholar with fellowship shall be required to assist in teaching and research, as assigned by the Institute, to the extent of eight to ten hours of work load per week. (limited seats will be offered for

assistanceship through funded research project of the departments only)

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Selection process The applicant has to undergo a written test as per the UGC norms for Ph. D. program in the concerned department. (see instructions for syllabus) Department shall provide applicants with the details of research areas and supervisors in the department. The applicants shall have an opportunity to discuss the area of interest with the respective faculty in the department and can indicate their choices regarding supervisor in order of preference. The eligible candidates will have to undergo an interview by a panel formed for the purpose, including Head of the department and all eligible research guides in the department. The recommendations of the interview panel will be forwarded through respective DPGCs to Dean Academics. After approval process, the candidate will be informed regarding selection and shall be deemed fit for provisional admission to Ph. D. program of the Institute. Provisional admission shall be considered after payment of fees to the account section and submission of the receipt to the department office in stipulated time mentioned in the schedule. If candidate fails to do so within a specified time limit, the admission offer shall stand canceled and the candidate shall have no claim afterwards.


Candidate shall prepare the outline of the proposed research work in consultation with the guide/s and shall submit the same to respective DPGCs within three month from the date of provisional admission. Registration process shall complete on the approval of the proposal by PGAPEC and the candidate shall be considered as a registered candidate for the Ph D programme (Provisionally for a year). Exemption from the Written Test The applicant who has appeared for the PET examination of any conventional Universities of State of Maharashtra and have valid PET score shall be exempted from the written examination for Ph D, conducted by the departments. (Relevant documents shall be attached in proof along with application). The candidate with valid GATE score in the relevant field shall be exempted from the written examination for Ph D, conducted by the department. (Relevant documents shall be attached in proof along with application). Approved teachers appointed in the University or its affiliated colleges in the State of Maharashtra, having not less than Five years, Full time continuous teaching experience after the date of First approval of appointment shall be exempted from the written examination for Ph D, conducted by the department. (The copy of approval letter & Experience certificate shall be attached in proof along with application.)

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Categories of Ph. D. candidates The Institute admits Ph. D. candidates under following categories: Full-time research scholar  Institute research scholar - Shall be considered for research fellowship through funded research projects/teaching assistance.  Govt. / Semi-Govt. fellowship awardees - Shall be receiving fellowship and contingency grant from supporting organization - Shall be released for full time research for three years on full salary by the organization.  Sponsored candidate - Shall be released by sponsoring organization full time for three years with full salary.  Self-financing - Will not get any financial support from the Institute



Part-time research scholar  External sponsored candidate - Shall have to complete at least one/two semester of residential requirement at VJTI - Shall have to work under VJTI Guide (internal) and/or external guide from IIT or other research organizations (optional with recommendation from respective DPGCs). - Shall produce no-objection certificate from parent organization along with application. Part-time Internal research scholar - Shall have to work under VJTI Guide (internal) and/or external guide from IIT or other research organizations (optional with recommendation from DPGC). Seats Available Course Code 901 902 903 904 905 906 907 Department Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering Production Engineering Textile Technology Electronics Engineering Computer Engineering Seats * Available 45 16 06 03 23 10 12


* Seats may vary depending on the research interest of the supervisors and active areas of research in respective departments

The reservation of seats for the categories and Physically Handicapped as per State Government norms shall be applicable to the available seats for Ph D program, for academic year 2012-13.

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Course credit requirements All students registering for Ph D programme are required to acquire minimum of 12 credits (03 theory courses including Research Methodology course and a Seminar) within first two semesters after provisional admission.


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Candidate admitted under the clause 1.1(iii) for a programme in the department with B E/B Tech qualification has to undergo, all courses offered in the first two semesters of the M. Tech. programme in the specialization available in the department, immediately after admission (with recommendation of respective DPGC). In addition the course on research methodology shall be mandatory for such candidates. The candidates shall be deemed eligible for confirmation of registration after a year, subject to his/her acquiring CPI of 6.0 and above in the course work. If a candidate fails to fulfill the CPI requirements, his/her provisional admission to the Ph D programme shall stand cancelled. The course on research methodology will be compulsory for all the research scholars admitted in the Institute. The courses may also be taken from other departments of VJTI or from IIT on the advice of the Guide and recommendation of respective DPGCs. (Internal candidates shall preferably register for the courses in IIT or other research institutes.) A Seminar shall be related to the field of research and evaluation shall be done as per the process of evaluation of Seminar in M. Tech. program and carry maximum of 03 credits. The candidate should acquire a minimum CPI of 6.0 in the registered courses for confirmation of the registration to Ph. D. programme. Students who fail to satisfy clause 6.6 within first year of admission shall have to discontinue the programme. Research Progress Committee (RPC) The DPGC will form at least three member Research Progress Committee (RPC) for every research scholar. RPC shall consist of members, who are conversant with the field of research and shall include; - guide/s, - professor/approved guide from VJTI and - external member from IIT or other R&D institutes of repute The names of RPC members along with the courses to be completed by the scholar shall be communicated to PGAPEC within six months of provisional admission to the programme. The research scholar shall submit progress report through Guide, to the RPC at the end of every year. At the end of every year, the candidate will present the work in Annual Progress Seminar (APS) to the RPC, students and faculty. Such seminars are required to be given every year until the submission of synopsis. The RPC will monitor the progress of research work of the candidate until completion of the programme. The continuation of registration of scholar is subject to satisfactory progress and recommendation of respective RPC on annual basis.

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The delay in submission of progress report and presentation may lead to discontinuation of Institute assistantship or/and cancellation of registration for the program.

Schedule of Admission
Date June 22, 2012 July 2, 2012 Day Friday Monday Activity Last date of submission of application (By Post/Hand) Display of list of candidates on Institute web site whose applications have been received till June 22, 2012 Written test in respective departments 11.00 am to 1.00 pm Interviews Display of selection List Confirmation of provisional Admission by paying Fees

July 10, 2012 July11-12, 2012 July 16, 2012 July 20, 2012

Tuesday Wednesday/Thursday Monday Friday

Ph D Entrance Test
Ph D Entrance Test shall be conducted on 10th July 2012 between 11.00 to 13.00 hours. The test will consist of one paper of 100 marks in the relevant discipline. Pattern of question paper: The question paper shall consist of three sections of objective/multiple choice questions. Section I: Technical: Related to specific discipline (40 marks) Section II: Aptitude (30 marks) Section III: Logical & Mathematical (30 marks) Standard of passing: Candidates securing fourty (40) or more marks in this test will be declared as successful and will be eligible for admission.

Last date of submitting the Application is: June 22, 2012

(Central Technological Institute, Maharashtra State)
(Autonomous Institute affiliated to University of Mumbai)

H. R. MAHAJANI MARG, MATUNGA, MUMBAI 400 019 Application Form for Admission to Research Programme leading to Doctor of Philosophy (Ph D) – 2012-13
Ph D Category:(as per
section 4)

Details of Demand draft drawn in favor of ‘Director, VJTI, Mumbai’ payable at Mumbai. D D No. Date of issue Bank Amount Rs 500/-(For Open) Rs 300/-(for reserved Category) Discipline to which seeking admission (Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical/Production/ Computer/ Electronics/ Textile) Name of candidate (As appearing on Graduation Certificate / Grade sheet) (In block letters) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------Father’s/Husband’s Name: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------Address for correspondence: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------e-mail: ------------------------Nationality:
Gender Affix latest Passport size Self attested photograph

Tel: ( )-

Mobile: Date of Birth

Male Category:












Exemption from Written Test (Applicable)

YES/NO (attach proof)

Previous Academic Details:
Name of examination B. E. / B. Tech. M. E. / M. Tech. / M. S. Any other Month & year Discipline of passing
College/School University / where studied Board

Score / Percentage

Details of work experience:
Sr. Name of organization No. 1 2 3 Designation and place of current posting
Duration of Employment From To Experience Years Months

I hereby declare that the above information is correct to my knowledge and belief. I further understand that if any information in this form is found incorrect, my admission is liable to be cancelled.


Signature of candidate with date

The application should accompany the following: 1. Demand draft towards application processing fees 2. Certified copies of the following:  (BE / B Tech) Graduation degree certificate  (BE / B Tech) Final year marks list / grade sheet  (ME / M Tech) Post graduate degree certificate  (ME / M Tech) Final year marks list / grade sheet 3. Certificate of work experience 4. Statement of purpose from the candidate (one page justifying the research area) 5. List of publications 6. Proof for exemption requested from written test 7. Two copies of latest two publications 8. Certificates towards any other qualification 9. Caste Certificate, Validity Certificate &Non-creamy layer certificate (if applicable)

Format for Sponsorship Letter

(To be filled in by sponsoring organization on their letter head only) Shri/Smt………………………………………………………………………….. is a full time employee of our organization since ………………………….. (Date) and he/she has total ……………………..years of experience. We hereby sponsor him/her to join the Ph D under ……… (Ph D Category) in …………………………….department of V J T I, Matunga, Mumbai - 400019. We shall relieve him/her of all responsibilities in our organization throughout the period of study on full salary to enable him/her to pursue the study on full time/Part Time basis.

Signature of Sponsoring Authority Place: ……….... Date: …………….. Designation: …………………………. Organization: ………………………..

Seal Of the Organization