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Bharathiar University M.Phil. and Ph.D. Admissions 2018

Updated On - March 30th 2018

Bharathiar University, Coimbatore was established in Tamil Nadu in 1982. The University offers M.Phil and PhD programs in 40 different disciplines through 13 Schools and 37 Departments. The University has recently released notification for admission to its Part-Time and Full-Time research programs.

The application form for M.Phil. and PhD programs are available on the official website of Bharathiar University. The general eligibility for admission to the research programs is a post-graduate degree in a related discipline. Read more about BU Application Process

The University conducts a Common Entrance Test for admission to the research programs. The Entrance Test is followed by a personal Interview. Candidates who have already finished their M.Phil. are exempted from appearing in the entrance test and can directly appear for the interview. Read more for BU Selection Process

  • Mode of Application



    09th Sep, 2018

Important Dates

M.Phil/Ph.D in Science
Last date for submitting M.Phil. application forms (Tentative) 09th Sep, 2018
Last date for Submitting PhD Application Form (Tentative) 09th Sep, 2018

Eligibility Criteria

The disciplines in which Bharathiar University offers M.Phil. and PhD program are given below:

BotanyBio-InformaticsEnvironmental SciencesLife Sciences (BU-DRDO)Microbial Bio-Technology
Bio-TechnologyInformation TechnologyChemistryComputer ApplicationsCommunication and Media Studies
Educational TechnologyEducationPhysicsMedical PhysicsNano science and Technology
Econometrics MathematicsApplied MathematicsWomen’s StudiesTextiles and Apparel Design
Sociology and Population StudiesLiterature StudiesEnglish Language TeachingLinguistics and Communication/Cognitive/Soft SkillsHuman Genetics and Molecular Biology
Extension Career Guidance and Students WelfareLibrary and Information ScienceElectronics and InstrumentationYoga for Human ExcellenceManagement and Entrepreneurial Development
Physical EducationComputer SciencePsychologyBio-Chemistry CommerceSocial Work

The detailed eligibility for M.Phil. and PhD program respectively is given below:

For M.Phil. Full-Time Candidates:

  • Candidates with Master’s degree in the concerned or related discipline or any other qualification recognized as equivalent
  • Candidates must have scored 55% marks (5% relaxation for SC/ST candidates in the minimum eligibility marks) and above in the Master’s degree
  • Candidates with 55% (5% relaxation for SC/ST candidates in the minimum eligibility marks) of marks and above in the Master’s degree and working as Full- time Research Fellows/Technical Assistants/Research Assistants in time-bound Research schemes of one year duration or more in University Departments/Research Departments of Affiliated Colleges/Recognized Research Institutions

For M.Phil. Part-Time Candidates:

  • Any person employed in any concern/organization/institution/ R & D Centers / Laboratories situated within Tamil Nadu or Research Institutions recognized by Bharathiar University with a minimum of 55% of marks in the Master’s degree. Such candidates shall produce a No objection certificate and Service Certificate from the Employer or Head of the Institution (in case of Educational Institutions)
  • All teachers working in colleges affiliated to Bharathiar University are eligible. Candidates working as guest lecturers on consolidated pay are also eligible to pursue M.Phil. (Part-time) program after they produce an NOC and service certificate from their respective colleges
  • Medium of Language is Tamil for the candidates doing their research in Yoga for Human Excellence and who have studied UG/PG degree courses in Tamil medium and for the rest of the candidates, the medium is English.

Ph.D. (Mathematics) , Ph.D. (Applied Mathematics) & Ph.D. (Statistics)

Eligibility Criteria for admission to Full-time/Part-time PhD program at BU

  • A candidate must have completed Post Graduation in a relevant discipline. The candidate must have completed a total duration of 17 years of study in order to be eligible for the program.
  • The candidate must have a minimum of 55% marks in the qualifying examination. The University allows a relaxation of 5% marks for candidates belonging to the SC/ST categories in the qualifying examination.
  • The part-time candidates belonging to any one of the following categories working as teacher in Department of the University or an affiliated College of this University / Higher Secondary School / High School / Middle School/Polytechnics within Tamilnadu, recognized/approved by the Government can apply for PhD program at BU.  Subjects like Engineering, Medicine, Law and Agriculture are not eligible to register under Bharathiar University.
  • Scientist / Research fellows / Research assistants / Technical assistants / Project assistants / Project Fellows / Research associates / appointed in the research projects funded by recognized agencies / Government / industries are also eligible to register for Ph.D. at University Departments, Affiliated Colleges, Research Institutions, or R & D Centres / Laboratories.   
  • Any Chartered Accountant/Cost Accountant/Company Secretary and other professionals with a minimum period of two years of experience after obtaining their professional qualification are eligible for Part-time Ph.D. registration. The guides may be from the Departments of Commerce, Management Studies, Economics or concerned subjects.
  • For candidates other than a teacher, any permanent staff in a Government Office/Private or Public Ltd., Company/a recognized factory/institution/research institution / Educational Institution / business / with a minimum period of two years of experience after obtaining their Master’s degree with a minimum of 55% of marks (staff includes Board of Directors, Proprietor and Partner) are eligible for part-time Ph.D. registration in the relevant discipline.

How to apply?

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

The application form for M.Phil. and PhD programs at Bharathiar University can be downloaded from the University’s official website. After downloading the form, a candidate needs to fill the form carefully and send it to the University with the necessary enclosures before the last date is over. The application form has two copies. A candidate must ensure that they fill same information in both the copies of the form.  The deatils about Application fee is given below:

Application Fee:

  • Cost of Application for M.Phil. - Rs.500/-
  • Cost of Application for Ph.D. - Rs. 600/-

Payment Methods:

There are two methods to pay the application fee, i.e. Demand Draft and Bank Challan. A candidate can get the Demand Draft issued from any Nationalized bank while the Bank Challan must be from onlyBank of India. The DD must be drawn in favor of “The Registrar, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore”. A candidate must not forget to write their name at the backside of the DD. If a candidate applies for more than one college, he/she has to pay the cost of application Rs.500/- for M.Phil. And Rs.600/- for Ph.D. program for each application.

For admission to university departments:

The Application form consists of two copies (First Copy and Second Copy). The first copy (without any enclosures) of the application form should  be sent to The Registrar, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore-46. The second copy (all attested Xerox copies of testimonials from 10th standard onwards along with originalDemand Draft or Bank Challan) has to be sent to the HOD of the concerned Department of Bharathiar University, Coimbatore-46.

For admission to affiliated colleges of Bharathiar University/ Approved Research Institute:

First copy with original Demand Draft (without any enclosures) has to be sent to The Registrar, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore-46 and second copy (all attested Xerox copies of testimonials from 10th standard onwards) has to be sent to the Principal / Director of concerned College / Institution.

The filled in applications should reach to the University and concerned college.

Admission Process

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

Admission will be made on the basis of the PG marks, marks obtained in the Common Entrance Test and interview.

The qualifying examinations marks converted to: 50 Marks

Common Entrance Test: 35 Marks

Interview: 15 Marks

Total: 100 marks

Entrance Exam Pattern:

The entrance test will be based around subjects studied in the course study at the PG level by the candidate. Here are details of the entrance test:

  • There will be 50 Questions in total ,all the question will be of objective type (MCQ)
  • Maximum Marks: 35 (50x0.7=35)
  • Time Duration: 1.30 hours

Exemption from the written test:

  • M.Phil. degree holders need not appear for common entrance test, however they will be required to appear for the interview.
  • UGC/CSIR-JRF NET/SLET/GATE/ Teacher fellowship holders / Scientist working in DRDO / faculty of Air Force Administrative College/foreign candidates need not appear for entrance test. Such candidates shall be directly admitted to the doctoral program through interview.

The qualifying examinations marks converted to: 50 Marks


Interview: 15 Marks

Total: 100 marks

Note: However, for the Scientist working in DRDO / faculty of Air Force Administrative College/ foreign candidates the department should conduct entrance test and interview to assess the knowledge of the concerned discipline.

Reservation Criteria

  • 31 % for open competition.
  • 30 % for Backward Classes, within this 3.5 % for Muslims & 3.5 % for Christians.
  • 20 % for Most Backward Class and Denotified Community / DNC
  • 18 % for Scheduled Castes
  • 01 % for Scheduled Tribes

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




I want to know more information about Mphil courses in college affiliated by bharathiyar University. If , I come to University and getting detail information ? . Suppose , it is possible. Which department is responsible for giving information ?

12 Jul, 2018 15:27
Garima Bansal

HI vELLIANGIRI, To get admission details for the m.phil courses you may contact to 0422-2428100 , 2422223 , 2422234 , 2422335 , 2422321 , 2422272

12 Jul, 2018 17:39

When the applications? are updated to the bharathiyar University official website ?

11 Jul, 2018 18:48
Akansha Expert

Hi Sir, You may check the official website to get information regarding the r Application.

13 Jul, 2018 16:47

When we are getting CET exam marksheet ? If we can apply without CET marksheet ?

11 Jul, 2018 17:48
Garima Bansal

Hi Vellaingari, You may check the official website to get information regarding the results

11 Jul, 2018 18:58
3554 c

What is the final date of submission for mcom in bharathiyar university affiliated colleges ???

11 Jul, 2018 16:29
Garima Bansal

Hi Sir/mam, You may check the official website to get information regarding admissions for mcom

11 Jul, 2018 18:27
Mariya Yashika

Sir I need the next procedure after cet exam of bharathiyar university.....and the application form of m.Phil admissions to affiliated colleges and the last date

04 Jul, 2018 12:00
Akansha Expert

Hi Mariya, Please check this link for getting the information about Affiliated college from this university. and Other information please viist the official website of the university to get latest updates.

04 Jul, 2018 16:58

When Wii the application for m.phil 18_19 is given

01 Jul, 2018 23:01
Akansha Expert

Hi Sathya, The Registration is starts on 5th of September 2018 for M.Phil course Application.

02 Jul, 2018 10:52
Pushpalatha T

I want application details Of m.phil courses

03 Jul, 2018 15:04
Akansha Expert

Hi Sir, The Registration is starts on 5th of September 2018 for M.Phil course Application. You will get the Online format through the official website.

03 Jul, 2018 16:15

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