Anna University PhD Program Admission 2021 Dates, Eligibility, Application Form

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Anna University announces Admission to PhD Program for July 2021 session

Anna University PhD Admission 2021 – Applications are invited for admission to PhD Program for July 2021 session and Anna Centenary Research Fellowship of this University.
Anna University’s Centre for Research accepts applications for PhD Admission to Anna University Applications are accepted twice a year for January and July session respectively for the following research programs.

PhD Program Offered Subjects


Ph.D. Degree in Engineering and Technology


Ph.D. Degree in Science and Humanities


Ph.D. Degree in Management Sciences


Ph.D. Degree in Architecture and Planning

Anna University PhD Admission 2021 Important Dates



Date of start online Applications and Fee  

22nd February 2021

Date of Closure of Online Applications

20th March 2021

Eligibility Criteria for Anna University PhD Admission 2021

  • Applicants must be passed the Master’s Degree of this University or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in the fields of study notified from time to time by this University. Specific educational qualifications are given below:

Qualification for Admission

PhD Degree in Eng/Technology

M.E./M. Tech./M.S. (By Research) in the relevant branch of Engineering or Technology

PhD Degree in Science & Humanities

M.Sc./M.A. (English / Communication / Mass Communication/Journalism/Media Arts)/M.S. (By Research) in the relevant branch of Science and Humanities / M.C.A.

PhD Degree in Mgt. Sciences

MBA/Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management or Administration awarded by Indian Institute of Management (IIMs)/M.S. (By Research) in Management Sciences

PhD Degree in Architecture & Planning

M.Arch./M.Plan. / M.S. (By Research) in Architecture and Planning


  • Candidates should have the required qualification in the order of studies 10th, HSC, UG/PG degree or its equivalent qualification.
  • A minimum of 55% marks or CGPA of 5.5 on a 10 point scale in the qualifying examination (In case of SC/ST/ Differently –Abled candidates, 50% marks or CGPA of 5.0 on a 10 point scale).

Anna University PhD Admission 2021 Application Process

  • Application for PhD Program is to be downloaded from the website
  • The filled in application shall be sent to "The Director, Centre for Research, Anna University", Chennai-25 with necessary certificates and a DD for Rs.800/- for General and Rs.400/- for Tamil Nadu SC/ST Candidates drawn in favour of "The Director (Research), Anna University" payable at Chennai
  • Online fee Receipt shall be enclosed along with the completed application.

Application Fee

  • One-time Non-Refundable Registration Fee
  • The mode of Registration fee payment is through online only.

General Category Candidates


Tamil Nadu SC/ST/SCA Candidates


Other State SC/ST Candidates


  • The Registration fee payment is only through online mode

Selection Procedure

  • Applications with the consent of recognized supervisor from recognized department of Anna University, Chennai are only considered for admission to PhD program
  • Other applications shall be summarily rejected without any notice
  • Preliminary scrutiny will be done by the Centre for Research and short list the eligible candidates as per norms
  • The change of syllabus will not be entertained in future
  • The selection shall be based on the performance of the candidate in written test, Interview and the marks scored in the PG qualifying degree.


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website