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Alagappa University, Karaikudi

Alagappa University, Karaikudi

Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu AICTE, NAAC, UGC Estd 1985 State University

Alagappa University Ph.D. Admission 2017

Alagappa university is inviting application for the admission in Ph.D. course in both Full Time and Part Time mode. The application form is available on the official website. The last date of form submission is August 10, 2017. The basic eligibility is that a candidate must have passed 10+2+3+2/11+1+3+2/10+3+2+2 scheme with 55% marks.

The application fee of INR 500 must be paid through online mode. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in Entrance Exam and Personal Interview.

Faculty-wise disciplines offered by the University are as follows:

ArtsTamil, English, Women’s Studies, Rural Development, History, Economics, Social Work, Fine Arts and Library & Information Science
ScienceMathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Nanoscience & Technology, Bioinformatics, Bioelectronics & Biosensors, Oceanography & Coastal Area Studies, Animal Health & Management, Zoology, Botany, Home Science, Geology and Energy Science
ManagementManagement, Commerce, Corporate Secretaryship, Bank Management, International Business, Political Science and Logistics Management
EducationEducation, Special Education and Physical Education

Alagappa University Ph.D. Admission Important Dates

The submission of application form for admission to Ph.D. has already started since July 11, 2017 and will last till August 10, 2017. Some other important dates are as follows:

Application Process commenced fromJuly 11, 2017
Last date of form submissionAugust 10, 2017
Written TestAugust 28, 2017
InterviewAugust 28, 2017

Alagappa University Ph.D. Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility norms are set up by the university for shortlisting the candidates. The norms set up for Ph.D. admissions are as follows:

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2+3+2/11+1+3+2/10+3+2+2 scheme with 55% marks
  • 50% marks for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/ Person with Disability is essential

Note: M.Ed. (Education/ Special Education)/ M.A. Education is essential for Ph.D. in Education.

Alagappa University Ph.D. Application Process

The application process is completely online. Application form must be filled carefully to avoid rejection of application. The steps of application process are as follows:

  • Visit official website i.e.
  • Click on ‘Online Admission’ and further on ‘Entrance Exam for Ph.D.’
  • A window will appear depicting the link to ‘Apply online’
  • The application form will appear
  • Fill the application form and upload required documents
  • Submit the filled in form
  • After submission, you will be directed to payment gateway window

Required Documents

Documents are required for verification of information entered in application form. The list of documents to be attached with the application are as follows:

  • Marksheet of Post-graduate level whether cumulative or individual
  • Caste certificate (If applicable)
  • Scanned recent passport sized photograph and signature

Application Fee

Candidates must be the application fee of INR 500 through online mode. The payment can be made by Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking.

Alagappa University Ph.D. Selection Process

Selection of candidates will be based upon Written test and personal interview. The weightage of written test is 85% and that of interview is 15%.

Written Examination

The entrance exam consists of 150 Multiple choice questions to be attempted in 3 hours duration. The Standard of Question paper will be Post-Graduate Level for Subject Area and Graduate level for Language & Quantitative Skills. The bifurcation of exam is as follows:

Area of TestNo. of QuestionsMarks
Test of English Language Skills2525
Test of Quantitative Aptitude2525
Test of Relevant Subject Knowledge100100

Candidates seeking admission in all disciplines except Ph.D. in Tamil Literature will appear for exam in English medium. Candidates applying for Ph.D. in Tamil Literature will be tested on Language Skills in Tamil, Quantitative Aptitude (Tamil Medium) and Subject Knowledge in Tamil.


Candidates clearing the written test will be called for interview. Selected candidates must appear for interview in the respective departments which will assess the following abilities of the candidates such as:

Type of Abilities accessedMarks
Subject Knowledge70
Research Aptitude20
Communication Skills10

Note: NET/SET/GATE qualified candidates are exempted from clearing the Entrance Exam (Both Written Examination & Interview).

Alagappa University Ph.D. Admission Contact Details

Alagappa University was established in year 1985 with its objective to promote Research, Development and facilitate the sharing of knowledge in various branches of learning. The university is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. It offers several UG & PG courses in the faculties of Arts, Science, Management & Education. The university is accredited with 'A+' Grade by NAAC. 28 constituent colleges are a part of the university.

In case of any doubt or query, kindly contact at:

EPABX BOARD: 04565 - 223100 (General Enquiry)

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Last Updated - 19 Jul 2017

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