Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) Ph.D Admissions 2020: Courses, Dates, Result

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.

The university offers Ph.D. program in various disciplines of Science and Social Science under UGC Non-NET fellowship scheme. It also consolidates fellowship of  INR 14000 for initial 2 years which may be increased to an amount INR 16000 for the third year.

Admission to the Ph.D. program is done through marks secured in post graduate program with at least 55% aggregate. For SC/ST students, the required percentage of marks required is 50% aggregate.

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

How to Apply

For applying to Ph.D programmes of the MKU University, the candidate should follow the given procedure:

  • 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 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

Eligibility Criteria

The universityprovides two types of Ph.D. which are full time and part time. So the eligibility criteria for both are explained below:

  • Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree to register for Ph.D. under 10+2+3+2 pattern or equivalent in any discipline with not less than 50% aggregate marks in master’s degree.

Full time:

  • Candidate must work for minimum period of 3 years as research scholar related to the main branch of knowledge of master’s degree.

Part time:

  • If candidate is selected under this scheme, he/she shall be permitted to continue research as full time in research scholar department.

Admission Process

  • Candidates are selected on the basis of marks secured in the university entrance examination and interview.
  • Candidates can take admission in Ph.D. directly or through M.Phil. programme. Candidates will be selected on the basis of interview conducted by their respective research department/ centre/ institutions.

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



Shifana Shifana

Hai... How much time it would take to receive the admit card for ph. D

07 Feb, 2020 06:42
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Shifana, admit card is likely to be release by the end of May, 2020. However, exact dates have not been released by the official website of the university.

07 Feb, 2020 12:12

is it time closed for applying for PhD

03 Apr, 2019 11:32
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Senthil, tentative date for closing of application process was Mar 16, 2019. You may still contact the university to know the exact dates.

03 Apr, 2019 12:34
Muhammed Kunhi Mailanchikkal

Is it time for applying for PhD, please?

01 Mar, 2019 17:41
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi, yes, you may apply for P.hD till March 16, 2019.

01 Mar, 2019 17:45
Pandi Meena

hello mam, iam doing my master's final year. when i get chance to write entrance exam for phd?

28 Dec, 2018 13:01
Akansha Expert

You will get the chance to participate in an Entrance exam when you are eligible and you need to fulfil the requirement.

28 Dec, 2018 16:13
Lakshmi Narasu

hello mam i m lakshmi vasu, from dehradun what will be the fees structure for phd in full time and part time

30 Jul, 2018 17:03
Garima Bansal

Hi Lakshmi, This university does not provide part-time Ph.D. program and for the phd full time course fee details, please contact on 0452-2458471, 2458185.

30 Jul, 2018 18:37
Alagarsamy c

Next ph.d entrance exam date

27 Jul, 2018 22:34
Akansha Expert

Hi Samy, For getting next session admission details please visit the official website of the college

30 Jul, 2018 18:43
Bijumon Gonsalvez L

Can I register for PhD now. If date is closed, what is the next time to register for PhD?

24 Jul, 2018 17:45
Akansha Expert

Hi Sir, Yes The PhD Course Admission is closed now, For getting next session admission details please visit the official website of the college

25 Jul, 2018 14:43

when open for mphil admission like applications

23 Jul, 2018 17:46
Ritika Sharma

Hi Anu, For getting admission details please visit the official website of the college

24 Jul, 2018 13:30
Anu priya lakshmi

I would like to know when to register for PhD( business administration) in mku

11 Jul, 2018 16:34
Garima Bansal

Hi Anu, The admissions are closed now

11 Jul, 2018 18:32

Hi Pls tell me d date from applying PhD in mass communication Amritha

11 Jul, 2018 13:04
Garima Bansal

Hi Nadia, The admission are closed now

11 Jul, 2018 15:21

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