To facilitate a time bound approach admission to PhD Programme, admission could be made four times in a year (i.e) in January, April, July and October of every Calender year. Candidates should submit their applications on the first working day of a quarter viz., January, April, July and October.
The teachers from University Departments/affiliated colleges are also informed that they should apply for admission to PhD Programme in the above sessions only.
Candidates with fellowships from funding agencies like UGC, CSIR, GATE etc., and Project fellows could register at any time of the year.
Candidates belonging to SC/ST are exempted from payment of Application Cost, as well as Registration fees subject to the production of two copies of Community Certificates duly attested by a gazetted officer. A superscription as “For SC/ ST candidates only” is made on such application forms.
A candidate should have obtained a Master's Degree with not less than 55% marks or equivalent Grade. In the case of examinations, where classification does not exist. A minimum of 55% marks is needed in the qualifying examination. For SC/ST candidates and all other candidates who have completed the PG Degree befire 1991, the minimum will be only 50% for admission to the Ph.D Programme.
A candidate should pass an Entrance Examination (Written and Oral) administered by duly constituted committee of the Department in the University or of an affiliated college where the candidate proposes to undergo PhD Programme.
(a) A Teacher working in the Department of the University or of an affiliated college of the University or Higher Secondary School or High School or Polytechnic within the territorial jurisdiction and with a qualifying degree fulfilling the above eligibility can apply.
(b) Teachers in affiliated colleges holding NET/ SLET qualification or M.Phil Degree with one year of teaching experience after M.Phil Degree and teachers of Higher Secondary School/ High School and Polytechnic with two years experience after the qualifying degree shall be allowed to register for Ph.D (Part-Time) programme.
(c) A candidate employed other than as a teacher in a permanent job, within the territorial jurisdiction of this University with a minimum of four years of total working experience put in with the qualifying degree and satisfying the rules framed separately by the Syndicate from time to time with the above eligibility can apply.
Application forms (both permission and Registration) can be had from the University Enquiry Office on payment of Rs.500/- by way of an Account Payee Demand Draft from any Nationalised Bank drawn in favour of “The Registrar, University of Madras, Chennai – 600 005” along with requisition letter, Postal Order and Money Order will not be accepted. Self addressed stamped envelope for Rs.55/- should accompany the requisition for application form through post.
Filled in application (Application Form for admission to Ph. D programmes only) along with attested Xerox copies of all the certificates should be sent directly to the Head of the Department of the University/ Principal of the College/ Director of Research Institution concerned and not to the Registrar, University of Madras.
The date of issue of application is 1st June to 30th June 2016 for July session; 1st September to 30th September 2016 for October 2016 session; 1st December to 31st December 2016 for January 2016 session and 1st March 2016 to 31st March 2016 for April 2016 session.
The last date for receipt of filled-in applications is 1st July 2016 for July session, 1st October 2016 for October session, 1st January 2016 for January session, 1st April 2016 for April for April session. The University reserves the right not to conduct any of the above courses, if the circumstances so warrant.
A candidate who wish to apply for admission to Ph. D programme can contact the Departments of the University/ Affiliated colleges/ Institutions about the vacancy position and are advised to log on to the University website: http://www.unom.ac.in