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MSU Tirunelveli PhD and M Phil Admission 2018 Entrance Test

MSU Entrance Exam for M Phil & PhD Admission 2018

Manomaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli opens admission to PhD (Full time/Part time) and M.Phil. Programs in various disciplines of this University for session 2018

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University is a premier university of Tamil Nadu. It was established in 1990 with the aim to provide higher education opportunities to students in a variety of streams

There are 24 academic departments in the university which offer Part time, Full-time Post graduate, M.Phil. & Ph.D. Programs in various disciplines

Important Dates

Opening of Online Portal:                                September 2018
Closing of Online Portal:                                  October 2018
Date of Qualifying Entrance Examination:        October 2018



Candidates who have secured their Master’s Degree and M.Phil. with 55% or its equivalent grade of marks (relaxation of 5% of marks to SC/ST/OBC (non creamy layer)/differently abled under (11+1)/(10+2)+3+2 pattern of courses of study are eligible, however,  candidates who have passed Master’s Degree through Open University system are not eligible
Qualifying Examination is mandatory for registration to M.Phil & PhD those candidates who have completed M.Phil should also write the qualifying examination for registration to PhD Program
Candidates with NET/SET/JRF/GATE qualifications are exempted from Qualifying Exam
A pass in the Qualifying Examination is valid for one year
Online Application for Qualifying Examination, Online Application for M.Phil Admission & PhD Registration is separate
Candidates appearing for Qualifying Entrance Examination should submit their M.Phil
Online registration will be given twice a year preferably in December and June for PhD
Candidates are permitted to join in M Phil Program once in a year i.e. June only
M. Phil admission through online will be made by the University Departments concerned / Affiliated Colleges concerned as per University norms after publication of result of the Entrance Examinations
Candidates are permitted to register their PhD Program under Guides who are working in the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Departments /Colleges affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
Candidates outside Tamilnadu and Pondicherry are eligible to apply for PhD Full Time only


Selection Process

  • Candidates seeking admission will be admitted through a common entrance test for each discipline, followed by an interview; the University Research Section in the University premises will organize both the entrance test and the interview. The result is valid for one year only
  • The written exam shall be in the forenoon session and interview will be conducted in the afternoon session
  • The Interview will be conducted by forming different interview committees followed by the exam and marks allotted for the interview will be a maximum of 50
  • At the time of interview, the candidates are expected to discuss their research interest/area
  • Pass Percentage in the entrance exam (combined marks of both written exam and interview) shall be as given below
  • General - 55%
  • SC/ST/BC, MBC/DNC - 50%

Subjects for Qualifying Exam:
Qualifying Exam are conducted only in the subjects for which the University has Research Centers
Candidates can appear for Qualifying Exam only in the discipline of their study in PG. When there is no Research Centre for PG discipline of the candidate, the candidate has to choose anyone relevant subject to their PG Discipline from the given list of subjects
Tamil; English; History/History and Tourism; Sociology; Economics; Commerce; Education; Management Studies; Communication; Physical Education; Library and Information Science; Mathematics; Physics; Chemistry; Statistics; Environmental Science; Marine Biotechnology /Marine Science; Geo Technology/Geology; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Biotechnology; Microbiology; Animal Science/Zoology/Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology; Plant Science/Botany/Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology; Computer Science/Computer Applications/Computer Science & Engineering; Information Technology & Engineering; Nutrition and Dietetics (M.Phil., Course)



The details regarding list of Recognized Research Supervisors, list of approved research centres, eligibility, fee structure, admission procedure, date of Entrance Examination and Interview and other information are available at our University website https://www.msuniv.ac.in

  • Candidates are instructed to download the application form and read the Revised Regulations for M.Phil. & PhD Program given in our official website: www.msuniv.ac.in very carefully before filling the application form
  • Completed Application form along with Demand Draft drawn in favour of “The Registrar, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University”, payable at Tirunelveli” or through Challan of State Bank of India’s Power Jyoti Account to NSU A/C No. 3272360944 should be sent to “The Co- Ordinator - Research, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli-627012”
  • Applications received after the due date or without Demand Draft/other documents and incomplete filled in applications will be summarily rejected

Exam Venue:

  • For PhD, & M. Phil. Candidates: M.S University Campus, except Nagercoil & Kerala area Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli-12
  • For M. Phil Candidates of Nagercoil & Kerala Area: SCOTT CHRISTIAN COLLEGE Nagercoil

For more information visit the website: www.msuniv.ac.in


MSU Tirunelveli

Manomaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, (Re-Accredited by NAAC with B Grade), Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education, Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli-627012, Website: www.msuniv.ac.in


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