Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU) M.Phil. Admission 2020: Entrance Exam, Result, Fees

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University is a premier university of Tamil Nadu. It was established in 1990 with the aim to provide higher education opportunities to students in a variety of streams. There are 24 academic departments in the university which offer Part time, Full-time Post graduate, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in various disciplines. 

The basic requirement for admission to M.Phil. program at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, is a post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline. The University offers M.Phil. program in 23 different disciplines of Arts, Science, Commerce and Management streams. 

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University offers admission to M.Phil. programs based on performance in an entrance examination. To appear in the entrance test, a candidate needs to first fill an application form. The application form for M.Phil. program is available in the month of May. The entrance exam is conducted in the month of June. 

The complete list of programs in which MSU offers M.Phil. program is given below:-

TamilManagementGeo Marine Technology
EnglishMathematicsMarine Biotechnology
HistoryStatisticsMicrobial Technology
EconomicsPhysicsCoastal Aquaculture
CommunicationBiotechnologyRenewable Energy Science
CommerceComputer ScienceEducation
Physical EducationInformation Technology

Check MSU Admission

CourseAdmission Link
M.Phil/Ph.D in Computer Applications,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Management,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Education,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Commerce,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Science,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering
Admission Link

How to Apply?

The admission process for the M.Phil. programs at MSU starts from May 05. The application form will be available for download on the official website of the University. A candidate is advised to check their eligibility and read the admission booklet carefully before filling the form. The application form must be filled in by the candidate themselves in their own handwriting.

The candidate must also send a demand draft or SBI challan – Power Jothi Scheme (DD& CE A/c. No. 32723644765 drawn in the favor of “The Registrar, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli”, payable at Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu. The draft or challan must be drawn for both Application fee and entrance test fee.

The self-attested Xerox of the following certificates should be sent along with the set of original certificates with the application form(the original certificates will be returned after the verification):

    1. Transfer Certificate/ Migration Certificate/ Evidence of Date of Birth.
    2. Statement of Marks of 10th and 12th/ Diploma for UG Admission.
    3. Statement of Marks of 10th, 12th and UG and Provisional Certificate/ Degree Certificate for PG Admission.

Application Fee

Application FeeRs 500/-
Entrance Test FeeRs 150/-

SC/ST candidates are exempted from the payment of Application fee for any one course only.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates seeking admission in M.Phil. must have a postgraduate degree in relevant fields with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate from MSU. Candidates with an equivalent degree issued by any other University and accepted by MSU as equivalent can also apply for M.Phil. program. There is no age limit for candidates applying to the M.Phil. program. A research background at Post-graduate level is desirable but not necessary.

Candidates awaiting their final year examination results may also apply. However, such candidates will have to submit their final year certificates at the time of admission. 

Reservation of Seats

In its bid to promote diversity at the university as also to provide equal opportunity of education, the university has reserved certain percentage of seats in M.Phil. program for different categories. The category-wise seat reservation is given below:

CategoryNo of seats (in %)
Scheduled Castes (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribes- Arunthathiyar (SCA)3%
Scheduled Tribes (ST)1%
Backward Class (BC)30%
Most Backward Class (MBC) & Denotified Community (DNC)20%
Open Competition31%

Selection Process

The merit list for admission to M.Phil. program is prepared on the basis of marks scored in Qualifying examination, i.e. post-graduate degree, and marks scored in the Entrance examination. The entrance examination will have questions from the respective discipline to which a candidate has applied. The questions will be of post-graduate level and will test the knowledge of a candidate in the subject of their choice as also their aptitude for research. 

The weightage given to marks scored in Qualifying exam and entrance exam is explained in the table below:

Qualifying Exam50% marks
Entrance Exam50% marks

After selection, a candidate is expected to submit certain documents at the time of admission. The list of required documents is given below:

  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate
  • 10+2 Mark Sheet
  • Undergraduate Degree Mark Statement
  • Undergraduate Provisional Certificate / Original Degree or Diploma.
  • PG Marksheet; the candidates awaiting the results need to submit mark statements up to IIIrd Semester and the Course Certificate from the Principal.
  • PG Degree Provisional Certificate / Original Degree or Diploma
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Community Certificate(if applicable)

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



Jenisha J

When will be an application form for M.Phil issued in M.S university ?

06 Mar, 2019 12:24
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Jenisha, application form for M.Phil will be available from June 22, 2019 (tentatively).

06 Mar, 2019 13:14
Nithin R

Where is Mphil entrance online application option in M S University portal?

31 Oct, 2018 21:34
Akansha Expert

Hi Nithin, you will get the latest update of this university please check the official website to get the full information about Applications dates. i.e

01 Nov, 2018 13:13

MPhil mathematics application issue date? and last date of application submitted ?

09 Jun, 2018 08:10
Akansha Expert

Hi Courtaalla, you will get the latest update of this university please check the official website to get the full information about Applications dates. i.e

10 Jun, 2018 16:05

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