The Gandhigram Rural Institute Admission 2023, Eligibility, Application Process, Dates


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The Gandhigram Rural Institute announces Admission to PhD Program 2023

The Gandhigram Rural Institute PhD Admission 2023
– The Gandhigram Rural Institute, Tamil Nadu invites applications for admissions to various Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programs  for the academic year 2023-24. Interested candidates can submit their applications on or before July 31, 2023 through online mode.


The Gandhigram Rural Institute PhD Admission 2023


PhD Program offered in

  • Tamil; Hindi;  English; Malayalam; Rural Development; Gandhian Studies; Sociology; Political Science & Development Administration; Education; Physical Education; Rural Industries & Management; Economics; Cooperation; Mathematics; Physics; Chemistry; Home Science Extension and Communication; Computer Science and Applications Applied Geology; Applied Research; Future Studies ; Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy; Biology; LifeLong Learning and Extension; Centre for Rural Technology 


Categories of PhD Program

  • There shall be three categories of Ph.D. candidates:
  • Full-time candidates
  • Part-time candidates(Internal)
  • Part-time candidates(External)


Important Dates

  • Last date for submission of application form: 31st July 2023
  • Exam Date : To be announced


Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates (Indian / Foreigner) who have studied under 10+2+3+2 years pattern or 10+2+5 years or 11+1+3+2 or 12+ 2+ 3+3 or 10+2+4+2 pattern of education and qualified for the award of the Master’s Degree in relevant discipline in Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed to be University (GRI-DTBU/GRI) or any other university recognized by the University Grants Commission in relevant discipline with not less than 55% marks (50% for SC/ST and part-time non-teacher candidates) or B grade in the seven point scale or an equivalent grade are eligible.
  • In addition, he / she should have qualified at the entrance test and interview conducted By GRI. OR should have obtained M.Phil or qualified the UGC – JRF / NET / SLET / Lecturership / GATE / CSIR / ICAR / ICSSR or other fellowships or passed equivalent examinations.
  • Candidates with UGC – JRF / NET / GATE / CSIR / ICAR / ICSSR fellowship and such other fellowships approved by GoI shall be admitted any time, followed by an interview. 


Application Process

  • Candidates visit for online registration.
  • Before starting to fill up the application form, read the e-prospectus carefully and get ready with the necessary documents.


Application Fee

  • Cost of the application is Rs.2000/-
  •  Mode of Payment : Through online


Entrance Test Pattern

    • A Common Entrance Test will be conducted both online and offline by the Controller of Examinations for the eligible candidates as detailed below: This pattern is applicable for Indian, NRI and foreign students. 
  • Question paper pattern for Research Aptitude Test
      • Duration – 1 hour
      • Type – Multiple Choice Questions
      • Marks – 50 (50×1)
  • Question paper pattern for Subject Test (Descriptive)
    • Duration – 1 hour
    • Distribution – 5 out of 7 questions
    • Marks – Each question carries 10 Marks (5×10)
  • A minimum of 60% in each component is a must to become eligible for attending the interview and for SC/ST applicants a minimum of 50% in each component is eligible for attending the interview. Question papers for Research Aptitude Test (General) and Subject Test will be set and evaluated by a Board consisting of the HOD and the Research Supervisors concerned.


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


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