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Madurai Kamaraj University M.Phil. Admissions 2019

Updated On - November 2nd 2018

Established in 1966, Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) is a public university with 18 schools, 72 departments and 109 affiliated colleges. Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) has 24 autonomous colleges, 14 aided colleges, 33 self-financing colleges, 18 approved institutions, 4 evening colleges, 6 constituent colleges and one University College.  Courses offered by MKU include 41 postgraduate and 35 M.Phil programmes, along with 17 Diploma / P.G. Diploma / Certificate courses in the various departments. In addition to it, 66 UG and 45 PG courses are offered in the affiliated Colleges.

In addition to regular programs, the university also offers distance learning courses through MKU Directorate of Distance Education. The university offers several distance UG & PG courses along with 21 Diploma, 44 PG Diploma, and 10 Certification programs in various departments such as Art, Science and Management courses.

The university offers M. Phil. programme in the following specializations:

TamilEconomicsGeographyEnglish Language StudiesPhysical Education
HistoryLinguisticsSociologyPolitical ScienceLibrary & Info. Sci.
FrenchMalayalamEducationSaiva Siddantha PhilosophyComputer Application
EnglishSanskritMathematicsCommunication StudiesNanoscience & Technology
TeluguKannadaPhysicsComparative ReligionMaterials Science
BotanyVedangasChemistryComputer ScienceManagement
Folklore Art HistoryBiotechnologyEnvironmental SciencesCommerce
  • Only candidates with the relevant postgraduate degree are eligible to apply for M.Phil programme. 
  • Admission to the above-mentioned programmes is through marks secured by the candidates in the university entrance examination only.
  • Those seeking admission can register themselves by filling and submitting duly filled-in applications available at the official university website.
  •  Candidate must attach the required processing fee and necessary enclosures along with completed applications. The university conducts the placement activities for students. Companies like IBM, TCS & Cognizant participate in MKU Placement activity programs. 
  • Mode of Application



    11th Jan, 2019 - 27th Feb, 2019

Important Dates

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Science , M.Phil/Ph.D in Mass Communication , M.Phil/Ph.D in Management & M.Phil/Ph.D in Commerce
Registration 11th Jan - 27th Feb , 2019
Date of Entrance Examination 28th - 29th Mar, 2019

Eligibility Criteria

M.Phil. (Economics) , M.Phil. (Education) & M.Phil. (English Literature)

The following table shows eligibility criteria for different specializations offered under M.Phil programme:

Course SpecializationEligibility
M.Phil. (Physics)Master’s Degree in the relevant subject with at least 55% aggregate marks
M.Phil. (Mathematics)
M.Phil. (Chemistry)
M.Phil. (Management)
M.Phil. (Commerce)
M.Phil. (Computer Science)M.Sc. Computer Science/MCA with minimum 55% marks and should have studied Maths in +2
M.Phil. (Biotechnology)M.Sc. with Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biotechnology and other related areas of Life Sciences with 55% marks
M.Phil. (Environmental Science)M.Sc. in any branch of Life Sciences with 55% marks and 50% marks for SC/ST candidates
M.Phil. (Materials Science)M.Sc. Physics/ Chemistry/Materials Science /Applied Sciences with minimum 55% marks
M.Phil. (Geography)MA/M.Sc. Geography with minimum 55% marks
M.Phil. (Communication Studies)M.Sc. Media Communication / M.Sc. Communication Studies/ Electronic Media / Visual Communication or M.A. Journalism & Mass Communication / Communication & Journalism/ Media Communication & management / Advertising and Public Relations or any P.G. degree with a Diploma & P.G. Diploma in Journalism / Mass Communication / Film Technology with 55% of total marks
M.Phil. (Tamil / Malayalam/ Telugu)Master’s Degree in Education (M.Ed./M.A. Education) with at least 55% aggregate marks
M.Phil. (History)M.A History/ Art History/ Archaeology/ Indian Culture degree with 55% of total marks
M.Phil. (Economics)M.A Economics or M.Sc. Mathematical Economics or Master of Business Economics degree with minimum 55% marks
M.Phil (French / German / Hispanic / Italian Studies)M.A in the relevant language with 55% total marks and at least 50% in entrance test.
M.Phil. (English Language Studies)M.A degree in English with minimum 55% marks
M.Phil. (Political Science)M.A Political Science/ Public Administration/ M.A. Development Administration with 55% marks
M.Phil. (Sociology)M.A. Sociology/ Rural Development / Women Studies/ Co-operation / M.S.W/M.Sc. with minimum 55% marks
M.Phil. (Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy) M.Phil. (Christianity) M.Phil. (Comparative Religion)P.G Degree with minimum 55% of total marks
M.Phil. (Folklore Research)M.A Tamil/ Folklore/ History/ Sociology/ Journalism & Mass Communication and Cultural Studies with 55% of total marks
M.Phil. (Physical Education)M.P.Ed. or its equivalent degree with minimum 55% aggregate
M.Phil. (Library & Information Science)M.L.I.Sc or its equivalent degree with minimum 55% marks but for SC/ST, 50% marks
M.Phil. (Education)P.G Degree with minimum 50% marks or above as well as M.Ed./M.Ed.Tech. Degree with minimum 55% marks
M.Phil. (Nano Science and Technology)M.Sc. (Physics / Chemistry / Zoology / Botany / Biotechnology/Energy and Environmental Science / Agri / Veter / MBBS /ME / M. Tech. / Nanoscience / Nanotechnology/ Material Engg / Chemical Engg / Biotechnology) Degree with at least 55% marks but for SC/ST, 50% marks
M.Phil. (Botany)M.Sc. degree in Botany with minimum 55% marks but for SC/ST, 50% marks

How to Apply

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Education & M.Phil/Ph.D in Science

For applying to M.Phil. programmes of the MKU, the candidate should follow the given steps:

  • Candidate should fill the prescribed application form available on the university website and send it along with the registration fee and relevant certificates before the last date
  • Registration fees for M.Phil. programmes is Rs. 300/- which should be submitted through demand draft (DD) only
  • Students should write their name, complete address and course for which they applied in Block letters on the reverse side of the demand draft
  • Separate application form should be filled by candidate if they wish to apply for more than one course. Students belonging to states other than Tamil Nadu are treated as ‘Other Communities’
  • Photo copies of all the certificates along with application form should be in English only and must be sent to the following address:




MADURAI 625 021


  • Along with the application forms, candidates have to submit photo copies, attested by the Gazetted officer, of the following certificates:
  1. SSLC,HSE mark statement
  2. U.G./P.G. Degree Marks statement /Grade certificates/ Provisional Certificate
  3. Community certificate obtained from Tahsildar concerned otherwise it will not be taken into account.
  4. Income Certificate obtained 3 months prior to the date of advertisement (for SC/ST/Blind candidates only)
  5. Certificate of Physically Challenged / Leprosy cured if anyone has.
  6. Sports Certificate.
  7. Ex-Servicemen Certificate
  8. +2 marks statement (compulsory)
  9. Two self-addressed stamped (Rs.10/-) envelope
  10. SC/ST candidates are exempted from the payment of Registration Fee for only one course.
  11. Two recent passport size photographs

Admission Process

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Science & M.Phil/Ph.D in Commerce

Candidates are selected for M.Phil. programmes based on merit list prepared on the basis of marks secured in the university entrance examination only.

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



Rajeswari subburaman

phone no

01 Oct, 2018 10:54
Akansha Expert

Hi Rajeswari, The Madurai Contact number:- 91-0452-2458471 .

01 Oct, 2018 14:29
kalees wari.m

i have passed the entrance exam for m.phil maths last year .tis year i have applied or not? when will u get the admission form

05 Aug, 2018 21:10
Ritika Sharma

Hi Kalees, The admissions are closed for this session.

06 Aug, 2018 15:08

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