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TNOU PhD Admission 2021, Dates, Eligibility, Application Form

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- Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) Chennai announces Admission to PhD Program for January 2021 Session

TNOU PhD Admission 2021 - Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai invites applications for admission to the Ph.D. Programme Regular Mode (Full-Time/Part-Time) Category, for the academic January 2021 Session.

Here check out on PhD Admissions 2021. Also look for more info on eligibility, application and dates for Tamil Nadu Open University PhD Admissions 2021


Ph.D. Programmes offered

1. Economics

2. Management

3. Education

4. Zoology

5. Botany

6. Chemistry

7. Physics

8. Geography

9. Costume Design and Fashion

10. Computer Science

11. Tamil

12. Criminology and Criminal justice Administration

13. Ancient History and Archaeology

14. Political Science and Public Administration

No. of Seats

Total 39 seats

Important Dates

Last date for Receipt of Application

04th January 2021

 Conduction of Entrance Examination

08th January 2021

Conduction of Interview

27th January 2021

Uploading of selection list in the TNOU Website

29th January 2021

Admission Intimation to the Candidates

29th January 2021

Last Date of Admission

09th February 2021

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates who have studied under 10+2+3 pattern of education and been awarded a Master’s Degree in the relevant subject.

  • Candidate with Master’s Degree under 10+2+5 pattern of education of any recognized University in India or abroad, or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as notified for the purpose from time to time by the University, with at least 55% marks (50% in the case of SC/ST candidates) (GPA of 5.51 and above in the 10 points scale)

Qualified in an Entrance Test conducted by Tamil Nadu Open University.

  • Those candidates having qualified UGC/CSIR (JRF) Examination NET/SET/GATE/Teacher fellowship shall be exempted from appearing in the entrance test.

Application Process

  • Application form can be downloaded from the website
  • The applicants need to submit the attested photocopies of the required documents along with the filled-in application form
  • The applicants should send a Demand Draft for Rs. 500/- (Application cost) along with filled-in application form.
  • Incomplete late application forms and also application forms with false information, if any will be summarily rejected without any intimation to the candidates concerned. Candidates are, therefore, advised to fill in the relevant columns carefully and submit the application form to The Controller of Examinations, Tamil Nadu Open University, No.577, Anna Salai, Saidapet, Chennai - 600 015.

Application Fee

Application fee

Rs. 500/-

Mode of Payment

The DD should be drawn in favour of ‘Tamil Nadu Open University’ payable at Chennai.

Selection Procedure

Selection will be based on the Entrance Test and interview will be administered for all the eligible applicants and the performance in the interview will be taken into account along with the marks scored in the PG Program.

The written test would consist of objective type of questions for 40% marks and the interview would be conducted for 10% marks.


Tamil Nadu Open University Fellowship (URF) is available for Full-Time Research Scholars @ Rs. 7,500/- per month for 2nd Year / Rs. 10,000/- per month for 3rd Year and annual contingency of Rs.10000/- per annum as per the rules of URF-TNOU.

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


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