VSU Research Entrance Test (VSURESET-2012) will be conducted on the date mentioned above for admission to research programmes leading to Ph.D. in different disciplines of Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore, with research supervisors from the Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore, VSU PG Centre, Kavali and VSU affiliated Colleges and recognized research supervisors from Research Institutions/Laboratories. Ph.D. degree programmes shall be pursued either on full-time or part-time basis in the subject concerned of the post-graduation.
QUALIFYING MARKS AT THE ENTRANCE TEST
- The test will be of 2 hours duration with 120 multiple choice questions carrying one mark for each question.
- The entrance test question paper will have two parts, Part-A and Part-B.
- Part-A shall consist of 30 multiple choice questions related General Aptitude. This is common for all. Part-B is related to specific subject of the candidate with 90 multiple choice questions.
A candidate seeking admission to Ph.D. (Full-time/Part-time) shall have to qualify at the VSURESET-2012 and obtain a minimum of 50 percent marks at the Entrance Test. However, in the case of SC/ST candidates, the minimum shall be 35 percent.
ELIGIBILITY FOR TAKING THE ENTRANCE TEST:
Candidates who have secured at least a Second Class in Master’s degree of V.S. University in the concerned discipline or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto by VS University, with a minimum of 55% of marks in the concerned subject are eligible to apply. However, a relaxation of 5% of marks is allowed to SC/ST candidates.
1 A candidate may be permitted to carry out Full-time Ph.D. Programme only when he/she satisfies the following:
(i) Candidates shall have a Postgraduate Degree of this University or a Degree recognized as equivalent there to in the concerned subject of Postgraduation.
ii) candidates shall have a minimum of 55% marks in the concerned subject of Postgraduation. However, for SC/ST candidates the minimum mark is 50%.
(iii) Candidate shall have to qualify in VSURESET-2012 or in GATE /UGCNET/SLET/CSIR/Other National Level Examination.
2 A candidate who is in employment may be permitted to carry out Part-time Ph.D. programme only when he/she satisfies the eligibility criteria mentioned in 4.1(a) and belongs to any one of the following categories: (Permanent employees shall submit an attested copy of the first page of the Service Register at the time of registration.)
i) A Teacher/Research Assistant/Research Fellow working in the Vikrama Simhapuri University with not less than two years of Regular Service.
ii) Non-Teaching Staff of Vikrama Simhapuri University with not less than 2 years of Regular Service.
iii) A Lecturer working in a College affiliated to S.V. University / other universities with 2 years of teaching experience as Permanent employee / 5 years of teaching experience as Temporary / ad hoc employee.
iv) Junior Lecturers in Junior Colleges or Polytechnics/ DIET/PG Teachers equivalent to Junior Lecturers working in recognized institutions with 2 years of teaching experience as Permanent employee / 5 years of teaching experience as Temporary / ad hoc employee.
v) Librarians / Assistant Librarians / Library Assistants working in Colleges / Junior Colleges with 2 years of experience as Permanent employee / 5 years of experience as Temporary / ad hoc employee.
vi) Lecturers in Physical Education / Physical Directors working in Colleges / Junior Colleges with 2 years of experience as Permanent employee / 5 years of experience as Temporary / ad hoc employee.
vii) Teachers with PG Degree working in Engineering Colleges with 2 years of teaching experience as Permanent employee / 5 years of teaching experience as Temporary / ad hoc employee.
viii) Permanent employees working in Reputed National/State Institutions with not less than 2 years of Regular service. (The list of such institutes shall be furnished by the Departmental Research Committee (DRC)).
ix) An Executive with a minimum of 10 years of service in Commercial Banks, Industries, Financial Institutions, Reputed Service Organizations, Central / State government Gazette and Non-Gazetted Officers. These Executives shall qualify for admission to Ph.D. (Part-time) programme by passing VSURESET-2012 and shall qualify all other requirements as prescribed for registration to Ph.D. programme.
3 Retired employees are not eligible for Part-time Research Programme.
VSURESET-2012 will be held on 30th September, 2012 in VSU campus, Nellore