University of Madras M. Phil & Ph.D Admission 2020: Admit Card, Entrance Exam, Result

Madras University offers M.Phil and Ph.D degree under Full Time, Part Time mode. The duration of both the programs is 2 years. However, the mode of admission is separate for both the courses. 

The minimum qualification for M. PHIL program is a Master degree from any recognized university. For General category candidates who qualified for the master degree must have secured a minimum of 50% marks. For SC/ST/PWD candidates who qualified for the master degree must have to secure a minimum of 60% of marks

TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Exam) / UGC /CSIR NET score is taken into consideration for the selection process.

Applicants can visit the official website and can pay the application fees of INR 300/- online. Madras University commences the application process for M.Phil courses in the month of June every year. For more, check Madras University Admission 

Also, check Madras University Fee Structure

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CourseAdmission Link
Ph.D. Commerce,
M.Phil. Anthropology,
M.Phil. Computer Science,
M.Phil. Journalism and Mass Communication,
M.Phil. Ancient Indian History Culture & Archaeology,
M.Phil. Economics,
M.Phil. Education,
M.Phil. English,
M.Phil. French / German / Hispanic / Italian Studies,
M.Phil. Hindi,
M.Phil. History,
M.Phil. International Relations and Political Science,
M.Phil. Mathematics,
M.Phil. Philosophy,
M.Phil. Political Science,
M.Phil. Psychology,
M.Phil. Public Administration,
M.Phil. Sanskrit,
M.Phil. Tamil,
M.Phil. Telugu,
Ph.D. Economics,
Ph.D. English,
Ph.D. Hindi,
Ph.D. History,
Ph.D. Political Science,
Ph.D. Psychology,
M.Phil. Commerce
Admission Link

Application Process

For Ph.D:

The application form along with the prospectus for Ph.D courses is available for download on the official website. The candidate is required to download the application form and submit the duly filled-in form at the corresponding department of the university, where they wish to undergo their research before the last date. The candidate must also submit a demand draft of INR 500 from any nationalized bank, drawn in favor of “The Registrar, University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai 600005”. SC/ST candidates are exempted from paying the application fee. 

The candidate also needs to submit certain documents along with the application form to the concerned department. The list of documents is given below:

  1. Birth Certificate / S.S.L.C. Certificate
  2. Community Certificate
  3. 10th std, HSC/UG/PG/M.Phil. Mark Statements and Convocation Certificates
  4. Approval of qualification/appointment of teachers by the University of Madras
  5. Minutes of the Departmental Selection Committee recommending the candidate to do Ph.D. program.
  6. A Service Certificate and No Objection Certificate in original from the Head of the Institution where the candidate is employed indicating the date of appointment. (for Part-Time candidates)
  7. A copy of the appointment order issued by appointing authority. (for Part-Time candidates)
  8. A certificate from the Director of Technical Education / District Educational Officer stating that the polytechnics / Higher Secondary / High School where the teacher is employed has been recognized by the government. (for Part-Time candidates)

For M.Phil:

The application form can be collected from the University campus or downloaded from the official website. A candidate will have to pay an application fee of INR 300 while purchasing the application form from the University counter. In case of a downloaded application, a candidate will have to submit a Demand Draft of 300 INR from any nationalized bank drawn in favor of “The Registrar, University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai 600005”.

The following Original Certificates are to be sent along with the application form:

  • Birth Certificate / S.S.L.C. Certificate
  • Community Certificate
  • Statement of Marks (10+2/UG/PG)

Eligibility Criteria

Students, who want to pursue Ph.D. in full-time mode, have to complete all the course work within three years i.e. after joining the course and before submission of the thesis. Candidates who wish to apply under part-time mode have to complete the course work in a minimum of four years. Students who have interdisciplinary M.Phil degree or M.Litt (in relevant discipline) will be given relaxation of one year in order to complete the program.

The University of Madras offers Ph.D program in the following specializations:

Ancient History & ArchaeologyTamil StudiesBiochemistry
Historical StudiesTamil Literature & CultureBiotechnology
PsychologyKannadaMedical Biochemistry
Continuing EducationHindiMicrobiology
SociologyArabic, Persian & UrduEnvironmental Toxicology
Public AffairsCommercePhysiology
Political Science Public AdministrationManagement StudiesPathology
South & South-East Asian StudiesMathematicsVaishnavism
Defence & Strategic StudiesStatisticsJainism
Legal StudiesComputer ScienceChristian Studies
EconomicsGeographyIslamic Studies
EconometricsGeologyIndian Music
Development EconomicsApplied GeologyEnglish
Agro EconomicsAnalytical ChemistryFrench
Mass Media & Communication StudiesInorganic ChemistryNuclear Physics
Information ScienceOrganic ChemistryTheoretical Physics
PhilosophyPhysical ChemistryInstrumentation
Saiva SiddhantaEnergyPlant Biology & Biotechnology
Crystallography & BiophysicsPolymer ScienceAnimal Biology & Biotechnology

Eligibility for Full-time Ph.D:

The following candidates are eligible to register for the full-time Ph.D. program:

  • Master’s Degree in Arts, Sciences, Fine Arts, Languages, Commerce, Education, Management Science, Law, Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Medicine including the Degree of Doctor of Medicine (M.D. or M.R.C.P), or Master of Surgery (M.S. or F.R.C.S./M.R.C.S.), Indian Medicine, Veterinary Science, M.Pharm. and Agriculture from any recognized university.
  • M.B.B.S. Degree with two years of Senior House Surgeons /Special training or equivalent recognized by the Medical Council of India or competent authority.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science, Ayurveda, Siddha, Homeopathy, Unani Medicines, etc., with two years Senior House Surgeons/equivalent special training in related disciplines of two years duration.
  • ACA, FCA, AICWAI, ACSI qualifications of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, and Institute of Company Secretaries of India provided the candidates have secured:
  1. One of the above qualifications after the lapse of at least two years after obtaining a UG degree from any recognized university.
  2.  A Miminum of 55% marks in the aggregate in the qualifying degree examination.
  • Research fellows/Research Assistants/Technical Assistants/Project Fellows/Project Assistants/Training Officers in extension departments approved by the University, appointed in the research projects funded by recognized agencies/Government are also eligible to register for Ph.D. on a full-time basis in the same department provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria laid above.

Eligibility for Part-time Ph.D (Internal):

Candidate with any of the degrees required for full-time PhD program and fulfills any of the below-mentioned criteria is eligible for applying to Part-time Ph.D program:

  • A teacher working in the Department of the University or in an affiliated College, Higher Secondary School or High School or Polytechnic within the territorial jurisdiction of the University.
  • Teacher of affiliated college with NET/SLET qualification or M.Phil. Degree with one year of teaching experience after M. Phil degree and Teachers of Higher Secondary Schools/High Schools and Polytechnic with two years of experience after the qualifying degree.
  • Employed other than as a teacher in a permanent job within the territorial jurisdiction of the University with a minimum of Four Years of total working experience, after the qualifying degree.
  • Research Assistant/Technical Assistant appointed on a permanent basis by the University.
  • Candidate with M.L. Degree practicing as an advocate in any Court of Law or serving as a Legal Advisor to/in a registered firm/institution within the territorial jurisdiction of the University with a minimum of Four Years of total working experience after qualifying degree.
  • Teacher of affiliated colleges in the following disciplines, with one year of teaching experience without M.Phil or SLET/NET:
  1. Computer Science
  2. Media Arts
  3. English
  4. Management
  5. Natya
  6. Communication and Journalism
  7. Hotel and Catering Management
  8. Interior Design
  9. Bio-Technology
  10. Bio-Informatics

Eligibility for Part-time Ph.D (External)

Applicants with any of the qualifications from a recognized university, and working as a teacher, scientist in National/State level institutions, Universities, Research and Development (R&D) Centres/Laboratories and institutions outside the territorial jurisdiction of this University (India/Abroad) can apply for part-time basis two years after their qualifying degree, if they are permitted by their organization to pursue research while continuing their employment.

A supervisor/doctoral committee would prescribe course work, examination, and research work, which the candidate has to complete under a Supervisor for a minimum of Six Months.

Apart from supervisor from the university, a supervisor of Ph.D. program will be appointed from the institute of the candidate's employment. If such a supervisor is not available, Head of the institution shall take its place.

Admission Process

The university conducts separate entrance examinations for admission to its research programs. The test is of objective type and consists of questions from research aptitude and concerned subject to which a candidate has applied for. The duration of the test is of two hours. The merit list is prepared on the basis of marks scored in the entrance examination and qualifying examination (weightage given to each is 50:50 respectively). 

Admission to PhD courses is based on performance in entrance examination and qualifying degree. Equal amount of weightage is being given to each criteria. The entrance test of 50 marks will be conducted by the respective departments of the University. The entrance test will have two sections as given below:

Test TypeMarks Assigned
Written Test40
Oral Test10

A candidate must secure a minimum of 25 marks out of 50 marks in the entrance test. Candidates who have been granted a fellowship by UGC-CSIR etc. or Project Fellows appointed in major Research Projects by funding agencies or Teachers working in affiliated colleges are exempted from appearing in the written test. 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College




How to know the entrance exam for mphil

02 Feb, 2020 15:39
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Nirmala, entrance exam is expected to be conducted in Aug, 2020. Exact dates have not been defined yet by the official website. As soon as any notification gets released, same will be updated here.

03 Feb, 2020 17:21

Hi I would like to join for mphil in university of madras as full time external in April 2020.Kindly advise the admission procedure and other related things

23 Dec, 2019 06:30
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Revathy, admission to this course will be done on the basis of marks obtained in entrance exam conducted by the university and in qualifying degree. You can check the Admission Procedure of the concerned course in detail from here.

23 Dec, 2019 11:34
Srinivas Kumar Palvadi

is there Engineering Computer Science and Engineering at madras university

28 Oct, 2019 11:41
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Srinivas, yes, the university offers M.Tech in Computer Science Engineering.

30 Oct, 2019 16:24
Mahalakshmi Ranganathan

can any one tel me after wgich coure is best

16 Oct, 2019 11:14
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Mahalakshmi, candidates can go for further education in the same discipline. However, it will be advised that you choose courses as per your interest and field of specialization.

16 Oct, 2019 17:45
Unni Krishnan

Can any one confirm me the next enterance exam for Mphil?? When i can apply it??

16 Oct, 2019 05:47
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Unni, next entrance exam is expected to be held in June, 2020. You can apply for the same from April 18, 2020 (tentatively).

16 Oct, 2019 10:53
Unni Krishnan

Dear madam.. thanks for the confirmation.. can you please confirm me the last date for applying? Can apply from online right? This is for my fiance she s from kerala after marriage she want to continue her studies in chennai.. she completed her MA eng literature.. could u please help me about the balance registration details?

28 Nov, 2019 12:26
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Dates mentioned above are tentative dates as admission procedure for July session 2019 has already been closed. Till then, you can go through the Admission Procedure of the university in detail from here.

28 Nov, 2019 12:42
Aashita Sharma

can someone suggest me the best college for mphil in cs and when will the admission form came

27 Jul, 2019 16:35
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Aashita, you may check various M.Phil Colleges in Chennai from here.

27 Jul, 2019 16:57
sunitha google

want to know the result of mphil entrance exam result...

26 Jul, 2019 13:43
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Sunitha, result of M.Phil entrance is expected to get announced in the month of August, 2019.

26 Jul, 2019 17:17
Vini tha

hello ma'am, is there any course after completing MBA in madras university as distance education. please advise

12 Jul, 2019 10:52
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Vinitha, the university does not offers research and doctoral courses as correspondence course.

12 Jul, 2019 11:48
Vini tha

i need to know how many courses are there in ph.d in distance education

02 Jul, 2019 15:11
Vini tha

Hi I would like to join for ph.d in university of madras as part time. will i

02 Jul, 2019 15:10
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Vinitha, the university does not offers P.hD as a distance course.

02 Jul, 2019 15:19

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