Thiruvalluvar University was established at Vellore by Government of Tamilnadu in October 2002. It affiliates 102 Arts and Science College out of which 10 are Government Colleges. It offers postgraduate course in the field of Arts and Science. Thiruvalluvar University also runs Research courses for various programmes in full time as well as part-time mode.
For admission, the candidates have to sit for an entrance exam. The exam is conducted by the University in the respective departments of Thiruvalluvar University, Serkkadu, Vellore-115.
Degree holders from other University need to obtain the Admission Approval Eligibility Certificate from this University for registration. The admission list shall be placed in University and also published in the official University website within two week's time from the date of admission. The application form for various courses is available on the official website of the university. This university also imparts education through distance learning. For further information visit Thiruvalluvar University Distance Education Admission.
The selection shall be based on the marks obtained in the Basic qualifying examinations 50% and the Entrance Examination 50% of marks. Numbers of seats are limited to each department offering the courses and selections are based on the Reservation Policy prescribed by the Govt. of Tamil Nadu.
OC - Open Competition - 31%
BC - Backward Classes including 3.5% for Muslims - 30%
MBC - Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities (DNC) - 20%
SC - Scheduled Castes including 3% for Arunthathiyars - 18%
ST - Scheduled Tribes - 1%
3% in each of the above categories for Physically Handicapped.
Key points to be noted:
|University Name||Thiruvalluvar University|
|University Type||State University|
|Courses Offered||MA, M.Sc. M.Phil. and Ph.D.|
|Basic Admission Criteria||Entrance-Based|
|B.P.T||₹17,500 (1st Year Fees)||10+2|
|B.Tech||₹39,500 (1st Year Fees)||10+2|
|B.Com||₹8,500 (1st Year Fees)||10+2|
|B.Ed||₹27,500 (Total Fees)||Graduation|
|B.Sc (Ag.)||₹21,500 (1st Year Fees)||10+2|
|BJMC||₹15,000 (1st Year Fees)||10+2|
|L.L.M||₹13,500 (1st Year Fees)||L.L.B.|
M.Phil/Ph.D in Science,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts
The University runs a two-years Master's degree course in Arts and Science stream. The Arts stream has three specializations and Science stream has four specializations to choose from. The admission is done on the basis of entrance exam along with qualified examination marks, divided equally for the preparation of final merit list for various courses.
|Course Name||Specialization||Eligibility||Selection Criteria|
|MA||Tamil||A candidate who: - has passed B.A. Degree Examination of this University with Tamil as the Main Subject of study or Equivalent||Entrance test 50% marks + 50% marks in the qualififed exam combined together for the selection of the candidates|
|English||A candidate who: - has passed B.A. Degree Examination of this University with English as the Main Subject of study Or - is a Graduate in B.A and B.Sc. with Part II English or B.Com. / BBA / BCA / BCS and any such Degree with one year Part II English where the candidate has scored a minimum of 55% Or an Examination of other Universities accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto|
|Economics||A candidates who has passed the B.A. Economics / Corporate Economics / Business Economics / B.Com. (all Branches) / B.Sc. Mathematics / B.Sc. Statistics / BBA or Examinations of other University as approved of by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto|
|M.Sc.||Mathematics||A candidate who has passed the B.Sc. Degree Examination in Mathematics of this University or any other University|
|Chemistry||A candidate who has passed the B.Sc. Degree Examination with Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry as the main subject of study of this University or any other University|
|Zoology||A candidate who has passed the B.Sc. Degree Examination in Zoology or any other University accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto|
|Biotechnology||A candidate who has passed the B.Sc. Degree Examination in any Life Science Subject of a recognized Indian University or any other University|
The University runs research course with various specialisation in the field of M.Phil and Ph.D. The maximum period for completion of the M.Phil., programme is two years in the case of Full-time candidates, and three years in the case of Part-Time candidates. Whereas, for Ph.D, the maximum completion period is five years for full time candidates and for six years for part time candidates.There are three categories of Ph.D., research scholars:
The admission for both the courses shall made on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidates in qualifying examination and marks scored in the Entrance Test followed by viva-voce/ interview.
The students who have scored qualified marks in UGC/CSIR (JRF) Examination / SLET/GATE / teacher fellowship holder are exempted from the entrance test of M.Phil full time course admission.
Whereas, in case of Ph.D admission, the students who qualify UGC/CSIR (JRF) Examination NET/SLET/GATE and teacher fellowship holders are exempted from the proposed entrance examination but they need to sit for an interview which is of 60 marks.
Key points to note for part time programme
|M.Phil.||Biotechnology||Candidates with a minimum of 55% marks in PG degree. A 5% mark relaxation to SC/ST candidates. Or Full time Research Assistants / Project fellows / JRF / SRF in time bound Research schemes for one year duration or more in University Departments, Research departments of Affiliated Colleges / Recognized Research Institutions||Marks obtained in PG degree (50% weightage) and marks secured in entrance test (40% weightage ) and viva-voce exam (10% weightage)|
|M.Phil. (Part-time)||Biotechnology||Any person employed in any concern / organization / institution situated within the jurisdiction of the State of Tamilnadu or outside recognized by Thiruvalluvar University with a minimum of 55% of marks in the Master’s Degree Or Teacher candidates working in universities / affiliated colleges / Polytechnics / Higher Secondary Schools and High Schools approved by State Board or Central Board of Secondary Education Or Education instructors of I.A.F are eligible for admission.|
|Ph.D.||Biotechnology||Master's degree with not less than 55% of marks Or a CGPA of 5.51 and above in the 10.00 point scale under CBCS, under the faculties of Arts, Science, Fine Arts, Indian and other languages, Management etc. Note - The SC/ST candidates are eligible for 5% relaxation from the prescribed minimum marks.|
|Ph.D. (Part-Time- Internal )||Biotechnology||The candidate should be be a teacher with prescribed minimum qualification in this University/ recognized research centres/ affiliated colleges and having three years of continuous service (service certificate issued by the Principal) and with or without their qualification approval from the Government /university (irrespective of their employment status) Or Research Assistants / Technical Assistants appointed on a permanent basis in this University/ recognized research centres/ affiliated colleges.|
|Ph.D. (Part-Time- External)||Biotechnology||The candidate has to be a Teacher in this or any University / colleges Affiliated to this or any other University / Higher Secondary School / High School / Polytechnic within the territorial Jurisdiction of Tamil Nadu. They should possess two years of continuous service (service certificate issued by the Dean / Principal / Head of the Institution / CEO for School teachers) and with prescribed minimum qualification, irrespective of their employment status. Or If not a teacher, then he/she should be any permanent staff in a Government Office / Private office / Industries / Public Ltd. Company registered under the Companies Act. / Recognized factory / institution / research institution / business organization (including Board of Directors, Proprietor and Partner) Or Librarian/ Assistant Librarian Research Assistant/ Resource Person/Technical Assistant/ Physical Director/Physical Training Instructor / Part time lecturer /Guest Lecturer other academic non-vacation positions in the university /affiliated colleges / Higher Secondary School / High School / Polytechnic/Any Chartered Accountant / cost Accountant / Company Secretary and other professionals with minimum period of three years of experience after obtaining their professional qualification Or Any teacher, scientist or in any other related capacity in National / State level institutions, Universities, Research and Development (R&D) Centres / Laboratories and institutions outside the territorial jurisdiction of this University, in India and abroad, with prescribed minimum qualification and permitted by the respective organizations|
|Ph.D. (Internal)||Biotechnology||Teachers on regular employment with M.Phil., or equivalent qualification, working in the Departments of this University / affiliated colleges with 10 years of teaching experience at UG/PG level after obtaining M.Phil., degree and a minimum of 5 publications as first author in refereed journals Or Scientists in this University/ affiliated colleges / Researchers working in Regional / National Laboratories, Institutes and Educational Institutions with a minimum of 5 publications|
The University offers distance learning programmes at undergraduate level as well as as postgraduate level. The candidates looking forward to take admission in undergraduate course can choose four different specializations - Science, Commerce, Arts and Business Administration.
Postgraduate courses include Commerce, Arts and Business Administration.
Additionally, students can also opt for Diploma course in four different specializations - Computer Applications, Human Resource Management, Hospital Administration and Yoga for Human Excellence.
Key points to be noted
|Course Level||Course Name||Specialization||Eligibility|
|UG||BA||Tamil||10 + 2 in the related discipline or equivalent from any recognized board|
|Yoga for Human Excellence English|
|PG||MA||Tamil||B.A. Degree Examination offering Tamil as the Main Subject of study Or B.A. / B.Sc. Degree Examinations Foundation Course Or B.Lit. Degree of this University Or Any other examination accepted as equivalent thereto|
|English||B.A. Degree Examination offering English as the Main Subject of study Or B.A. / B.Sc. Degree Examinations Foundation Course Or B.Lit. Degree of this University Or Any other examination accepted as equivalent thereto|
|History||B.A. / B.Sc. / B.Com or Equivalent|
|Economics||B.A. Economics Or B.Sc. Mathematics Or Statistics Or B.Com. Or B.B.A. Or B.B.M. Or any Undergraduate Social Sciences Degree Or Equivalent|
|Yoga for Human Excellence||B.A./B.Sc. (10+2+3) Degree Examination of this University Or Equivalent|
|M.Com||Commerce||B.Com. Commerce, Bank Management, Cooperation, Corporate Secretaryship, Computer Applications, B.A. Industrial Organisation, Co-operation, B.B.A., B.B.M., B.C.S. and B.Sc. Mathematics Or B.A. Economics Or B.Sc. Computer Science Or B.C.A. with any two Core - main papers offered in the B.Com.|
|M.Sc||Mathematics||B.Sc. Degree Examination in Branch-I Mathematics Or B.Sc. Applied Sciences Or Equivalent|
|MBA||Finance||BBA degree in related discipline|
|PG Diploma||Computer Applications||10 + 2 + 3 or equivalent|
|Human Resource Management|
|Yoga for Human Excellence|
Ques: What facilities are provided by Thiruvalluvar University?
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Ques: Does Thiruvalluvar University also offer part-time courses?
Ques: What is the mode of application? Can I fill the online application?
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Ques: Are there any distance courses offered by Thiruvalluvar University?
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College