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Anna University, Chennai

Anna University, Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu AICTE, UGC Estd 1978 State University

Anna University Ph.D. Admission 2015

Anna University  is a technical university located in Guindy, Chennai. It was established in the year 1978 and named after former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu C.N Annadurai. It transformed into an affiliating university in 2001. Most of the Top most colleges in Tamil Nadu are affiliated to Anna University.

Anna University offers Ph.D. Degree in the following streams:

Ph.D. FieldsStreamsSpecialization
Engineering & TechnologyCivil EngineeringStructural Engineering,Construction Engineering and Management,Irrigation and Water Management,Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering,

Environmental Engineering and Management,

Transportation Engineering,

Soil Mechanics and Foundation


Water Resources Engineering & Management,

Soil Mechanics,

Urban Engineering,

Geo Informatics Engineering, Remote Sensing Engineering, Ocean Management,

Port Management,

Highway Engineering,

Climate change

Mechanical EngineeringThermal Engineering,Energy Engineering,Engineering Design,Product Design and Development,


Material Science and Engineering,

Internal Combustion Engineering,

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning,

Computer Integrated



Aeronautical Engineering,

Manufacturing Engineering,

Automobile Engineering,

Production Engineering,


Printing Technology,

Operations Research,

Industrial Engineering & Quality Engineering,

Mining Engineering

Electrical and Electronics EngineeringPower Systems Engineering,High Voltage Engineering,Power Electronics and Drives,Embedded Control Systems,

Instrumentation Engineering,

Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

Information and Communication EngineeringElectronics and Communication Engineering,Applied Electronics,Medical Electronics,Optical Communication,

Communication Systems,

VLSI Design,


Bio-Medical Engineering,

Communication and Network,

Laser and Electro Optical Engineering,

Computer Science and Engineering,

Multimedia Technology,

Software Engineering,

Information Technology,

Convergent Technology

TechnologyChemical Engineering,Polymer Technology,Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals,Food Technology,

Polymer Science and Engineering,

Chemical and Electrochemical Engineering,

Sugar Engineering,

Environmental Science & Technology

Rubber and Plastics Technology

Textile Technology

Textile Chemistry

Ceramic Technology

Leather Technology

Footwear Science and Engineering

Industrial Biotechnology,


Genomics and Proteomics

Bio-Pharmaceutical Technology,

Food Technology

Architecture and PlanningArchitecture and PlanningDigital Architecture,Landscape Architecture,Town Planning
Science and HumanitiesMathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English, Geology, Media SciencesMathematics,Computer ScienceComputer ApplicationsMaterial Science,

Medical Physics,

Crystal Growth,


Polymer Science,


Foreign Languages,



Library and Information Sciences,

Electronic Media and Informatics

Management SciencesManagement StudiesVarious Disciplines of Management Studies i.e. Business Management, Business Administration


Duration of the Research Programmes:

StreamsMinimum Duration for Full Time modeMinimum Duration for Part Time modeMaximum Duration for both modes
Engineering & Technology2 years3 years6 years
Architecture and Planning2 years3 years6 years
Science and Humanities3 years4 years6 years
Management Science (for Engineering candidates)2 years3 years6 years
Management Science (for Science candidates)3 years4 years6 years


Fee structure of the research Programmes:

ParticularsFull time/ Part time (in INR)
Admission fee1500
Cost of Regulation Book500
Caution Deposit (Refundable)9000
Semester fee
Enrolment Fee600
Tuition Fee1000
Library fee (University)400
Development fee1000
Research coordination fee7000
Total fees21000
Synopsis fee (at the time of Submitting Synopsis)6500


Note: Tuition fee is exempted for Full time SC/ ST candidates of Tamil Nadu and Differently abled Candidates and 50% of fee Concession is applicable to the regular faculty members of University Departments/ Regional Centres/ University Colleges and Government Colleges.

Important Dates for January 2015 session:

FacultyDate for January 2015 Session
Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and PlanningDecember 3, 2015
Department of Civil Engineering, Management SciencesDecember 3, 2015
Department of Mechanical EngineeringDecember 4 to 5, 2015
Department of Electrical EngineeringDecember 6 to 8, 2015
Department of Science and HumanitiesDecember 8 to 9, 2015
Department of TechnologyDecember 11, 2015
Department of Information and Communication EngineeringDecember 12 to 16, 2015


Important Dates for August 2015 session:

Starting of Online applicationAugust 4, 2015
Last date of ApplicationAugust 30, 2015


Anna University Eligibility for Ph.D. Programmes:

The candidates must have Master's degree in relevant streams of study.

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering & Technology with a minimum of 15 years of Research & Development Experience in National Research Laboratories/ Public Sector Undertakings
  • He/she should have minimum of 3 Publications in referred impact factor journals and 2 approved international patents in last 5 years
  • He/she should have minimum 55% marks(50% for SC/ST) or CGPA of 5.5 (5.0 for SC/ST) on a 10 point scale

Streams wise eligibility Criteria:

ProgrammesEligibility Criteria
Ph.D. research in Engineering and TechnologyM.E./ M. Tech./ M.S (By Research) in the relevant stream
Ph.D. in Science and HumanitiesM.Sc./ M.A in English/ M.S (By Research) in relevant stream/ MCA
Ph.D. in Management ScienceMBA/ Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management or Administration from IIM (Indian Institute of Management)
Ph.D. in Architecture and PlanningM.Arch/ M. Plan/ MS (By Research) in Architecture and Planning


Ph.D. is provided in Full time and Part time mode and the following candidates are eligible to apply:

Full Time Ph.D. courses:

  • Candidates under Full time should do research work in University Departments/colleges/ campuses/ affiliated Engineering colleges/ Architecture schools
  • Candidates working under the projects undertaken from state/ central or equivalent fully funded through the projects in University Departments/colleges/ campuses/ Govt. / Govt. Aided/ self-financing Engineering colleges within Tamil Nadu
  • The candidates should be appointed in a project sanctioned by a funding agency/ organization for atleast 2 years
  • Employed candidates applying for full time study should be sponsored by their employer and shall avail leave for minimum duration of programme study with permission from their employer
  • Candidates sponsored by AICTE under Quality Improvement Programme for teachers in Engineering colleges'
  • Candidates who are selected at National Level fellowship programmes
  • Foreign nationals sponsored by Government of India or exchange programme

Part time Ph.D. Courses:

  • Full time Teachers of University Departments/colleges of engineering/ campuses/ Govt. / Govt. Aided/ self-financing Engineering colleges within Tamil Nadu
  • Candidates working in R&D Centres recognized by university

Anna University Ph.D. Application Procedure:

Admissions to Ph.D. programmes is made twice a year one in August and one in February every. The procedure for application is given as under:

Step 1: Application forms can be downloaded from the official website of the university

Step 2: The downloaded application form should be filled properly and there should not be any marking/ over writing/it should not be incomplete

Step 3: The application fees i.e. INR 800 for General category and INR 400 for Tamil Nadu SC/ ST/ SCA candidates should be paid online only

Step 4: Applications should be submitted along with required documents and Online fee receipt on the following address:

The Director,
Centre for Research,
Anna University,
Chennai – 600 025

The last date of application is August 30, 2015 before 5:30 PM.

Documents to be submitted along with application form:

  • Photocopies of Certificates of class X or equivalent/ HSC/ UG/PG Marks sheets and all the certificates
  • Photocopy of appointments letter (If any)
  • Research thesis of one page on chosen topic duly signed by Supervisor, Joint Supervisor and the candidate
  • 2 self-addressed covers stamped to the value of Rs. 5/- each

Anna University Selection Procedure:

The candidates should be considered for admission on the following criteria:

  • The candidates applying for the particular stream should have consent of recognized supervisor of the concerned Department
  • The preliminary verification of the eligible candidates will be done by the Centre of Research
  • The short listed candidates will be called for written test
  • The cut off marks will be final for selection
Last Updated - 26 Jun 2015

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