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
|Madras University Admission Articles|
|Madras University PG Admission||Madras University Ph.D Admission|
|Madras University MBA, MCA Admission||Madras University PG Diploma Admission|
| Ph.D. Commerce,|
M.Phil. Computer Science,
M.Phil. Journalism and Mass Communication,
M.Phil. Ancient Indian History Culture & Archaeology,
M.Phil. French / German / Hispanic / Italian Studies,
M.Phil. International Relations and Political Science,
M.Phil. Political Science,
M.Phil. Public Administration,
Ph.D. Political Science,
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:
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:
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 & Archaeology||Tamil Studies||Biochemistry|
|Historical Studies||Tamil Literature & Culture||Biotechnology|
|Sociology||Arabic, Persian & Urdu||Environmental Toxicology|
|Political Science Public Administration||Management Studies||Pathology|
|South & South-East Asian Studies||Mathematics||Vaishnavism|
|Defence & Strategic Studies||Statistics||Jainism|
|Legal Studies||Computer Science||Christian Studies|
|Development Economics||Applied Geology||English|
|Agro Economics||Analytical Chemistry||French|
|Mass Media & Communication Studies||Inorganic Chemistry||Nuclear Physics|
|Information Science||Organic Chemistry||Theoretical Physics|
|Saiva Siddhanta||Energy||Plant Biology & Biotechnology|
|Crystallography & Biophysics||Polymer Science||Animal Biology & Biotechnology|
The following candidates are eligible to register for the full-time Ph.D. program:
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:
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.
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 Type||Marks Assigned|
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