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Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli

Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu UGC, NAAC-B Estd 1990 State University

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Ph.D. Admission 2016

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University is a premier university of Tamilnadu. It was established on 1990 having 550 acres of Campus which has various programmes of higher learning giving students a platform to attain excellence in numerous fields. There are 24 academic departments in the university which offers Part time, Full-time Post graduate, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in various disciplines. The university also has 61 affiliated college, 5 Mano colleges and 1 constituent college. Along with this, diploma courses are also a part of the curriculum of the university.

Admission to Ph.D programs offered by the university are based on performance in entrance examination conducted by the university. Admission forms are submitted along with a demand draft or challan SBI drawn in favour of “The Registrar, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli” payable at Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.

Official Website of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University   

Detailed information about eligibility criteria, application process and selection process of Ph.D. programmes is discussed comprehensively in the article below:

These are the following Ph.D. full-time and part-time programs offered by the University:-

Ph.D. (Full Time)

TamilManagement StudiesGeo Technology/Geology
EnglishCommunicationCriminology and Criminal Justice
HindiPhysical EducationBiotechnology
MalayalamLibrary and Information ScienceMicrobiology
FolkloreMathematicsAnimal Science/Zoology/Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology
History/History and TourismPhysicsPlant Science/Botany/Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology
SociologyChemistryComputer Science/Computer Application/Computer Science & Engineering
EconomicsStatisticsCrop Protection
CommerceEnvironmental ScienceInformation Technology & Engineering
EducationMarine Biotechnology 


Ph.D. (Part Time)

  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Physics
  • Statistics

Candidates willing to take admission in Ph.D. need to clear the Entrance exam which is conducted by the University.

Important Dates

Availability of Application form on website fromJune 06, 2016
Receipt of Duly filled ApplicationJune 24, 2016
Date of Entrance ExamJuly 07, 2016

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates seeking admission in Ph.D. Program must have M.A./M.Phil. degree with minimum of 55% marks from any recognised institute or university.

Download Ph.D. Information Brochure of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University  

Application Process

  • Candidates must read the regulations for Ph.D. Program on the official website of the university.
  • For candidates with Post Graduate degree it is mandatory for the to take the Qualifying Examinations
  • Candidates who have M.Phil./JRF/GATE/SLET/NET/M.E./M. Tech. qualifications are not suppose to appear for the Qualifying Examinations.
  • A pass Qualifying Examinations is valid up to 3 years.
  • Once candidates with Post graduate degree have passed the qualification exam, they may apply for Ph.D. Registration with all the necessary documents.
  • The candidates having M.Phil./JRF/GATE/SLET/NET/M.E./M. Tech. qualifications they may also apply for Ph.D. Registration with all the necessary documents.
  • The application for qualifying examination is separate from the Ph.D. Registration.
  • Once the candidate has appeared for the qualifying examination he/she should submit their Ph.D. Registration form only after declaration of result as qualified.
  • Outside Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry candidates are only eligible for full time Ph.D. Program.
Check the fee structure of Ph.D. programmes offered by MSU   

Selection Process

There will be only one stage of selection and that is the Entrance Examinations.

The Entrance Examination will comprise of two papers:

  • Paper I – Research Methodology
  • Paper II – Area of specialization.

The passing percentage is as per UGC NET examination.

CategoryPaper IPaper II
MBC/DNC, SC/ST35%35%


Last Updated - 17 Jun 2016

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