Anna University Ph.D. Admissions 2020: Application Form, Eligibility, Result

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Anna University, Chennai is one of the largest university in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is also accredited with five star rating from UGC. Anna University offers a total of 31 undergraduate courses, 64 post-graduate courses and 3 research courses namely Ph.D, MS and M.Phil in various disciplines.

The university invites application for Ph.D program offered in the fields of Engineering, Science, Computer Applications, Management and Arts. The candidates may choose to apply online or can even download the application from the university’s official website. The last date to apply for Ph.D program at Anna University is March 5, 2020 (tentative).

For admission to the Ph.D program at Anna Univeristy, One must have passed his/her master’s degree in the related field, that one wishes to apply for. Check Anna University Admission

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their preceding academic performances. Selected candidates will be called in for a written entrance test and an interview, final selection will be an amalgamation of the all the three factors. 

If your M.Phil. degree is related to the proposed Ph.D. field of research, then the minimum duration of the programme reduces by one year (i.e) for full-time it becomes 2 years and for part-time it reduces to 3 years.

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

How to apply?

  1. Candidates can visit the Official Website.
  2. Register yourself with the required detail. Preview and confirm.
  3. Note the reference number and upload your photo.
  4. Pay the fee online which is one time and non-refundable.
  5. Enter your personal and academic details, address, experience, employment and publications.
  6. Under supervisor’s login enter supervisor’s and current scholar’s details
  7. If applicable enter the joint supervisor’s and current scholar’s details.
  8. Finally enter the DC/MC member details, preview all parts in PDF format and re-edit if required.
  9. Take the final printout. Once taken, the application is locked and no more editing is allowed.
  10. Consent from a recognized supervisor from a recognized department of this University is mandatory to consider the application for admission to Ph.D. programmes. 
  11. Filled in application with all the documents required must be sent to ‘The Director, Centre for Research, Anna University, Chennai - 600 025’ so as to reach on or before March 05, 2020 (tentative) by 05.30 p.m.
  12. Online fee receipt must be enclosed along with the completed application.

Application fee

Application registration fee of Rs.800/- for General Category and Rs.400/- for Tamil Nadu SC/ST candidates.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have master's degree or any other qualification recognized as equivalent in the fields of study that the candidate is applying to
  • Candidates must have bachelor's degree in Engineering / Technology of the University or any other qualification recognized as equivalent in the fields of study with a minimum of 15 years of Research and development (R & D) experience in National Research Laboratories / Public sector undertakings and with minimum of three publications in referred impact factor journals or two approved international patents in the last five years. 
  • Candidates must have a minimum of 55% marks or CGPA of 5.5 on a 10 point scale in the qualifying examination (50% marks or CGPA of 5.0 on a 10 point scale for SC/ST candidates).

Selection Process

  • Only the applications having the consent of recognized supervisor from recognized department of Anna University, Chennai are considered for admission to Ph.D. program. Other applications are summarily rejected without any notice.
  • The preliminary scrutiny will be done by the Centre for Research and short list the eligible candidates. The short listed candidates shall be called for written test (to be conducted in the University Departments of Anna University, Chennai only) by the Director, Entrance Examination.
  • Syllabus for the written test for various specializations will be posted in the website by the Director (Research).
  • The selection shall be based on the performance of the candidate in written test, interview and the marks scored in the PG qualifying degree.

Documents to be submitted along with the application form:

  • Duly attested photocopies of certificates for proof of qualification (X std. or equivalent, HSC, UG/PG mark sheets and Degree certificate), Community certificate, Transfer certificate (If applicable) and Service certificates (if any)
    Note: If you have ST/SC certificate then produce the original community certificate at the time of admission for claiming tuition fee exemption
  • If you have obtained UG degree under Full-Time Regular mode of State/Central Universities, IISC, IITs, NITs, IISER or NISER the only you shall be considered as eligible for admission to Ph.D. programme
  • Others have to apply for Course Equivalence to the Director (Academic Courses), Anna University
  • Photocopies of curriculum
  • Syllabi of the courses undertaken
  • Mark sheets
  • Certificate from the institution regarding mode of the programme
  • Conduct of classes
  • Evaluation pattern along with prescribed fee
  • The above should be enclosed while applying for Course equivalence to the Director (Academic Courses)
  • Photocopy of appointment order (if any) 
  • A brief one-page write-up on the Research topic chosen and duly signed by the suggested supervisor, Joint supervisor, if any and the candidate
  • Two self-addressed covers stamped to the value of Rs.5/- (Rupees Five only) each

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



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