Periyar University announces Admission to PhD Program for Session 2023-24 Session, Apply now


Periyar University PhD Admission 2024– Applications are invited via online mode for Common Entrance Test for PhD Program offered in the Various Departments / Affiliated Colleges / Research Institutions of Periyar University for the Academic session 2023 (July). Check out more detailed information such as important dates, eligibility criteria, application process and more for Periyar University PhD Admission 2024 from the page below.


Periyar University PhD Admission 2023


Important Dates

  • Last date for submission of on-line application : 05th September 2023
  • Last date for submission of printed version of the on-line application : 08th September 2023
  • Date of Common Entrance Test : To be announced


Eligibility Criteria 

  • Candidates should have Passed Master Degree with a minimum 55% of marks or an equivalent grade.
  • For the candidates belonging to SC/ST community and those who have qualified for the Master’s degree before 19th September 1991 the minimum eligibility marks shall be 50% in their Master’s degree.


PhD Category

  • Candidates can register under the following categories for the PhD program:
  1. a) Full Time (with or without stipend or fellowship)
  2. b) Part Time (teacher or non-teacher; internal vis-à-vis external)
  3. c) Research Fellows/Research Assistants/Technical Assistants/ Project Assistants/Training Officers in Extension Departments approved by the University, appointed in the Research Projects funded by recognized Agencies/ Government are also eligible to register for Ph.D. on a full time basis in the same department provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria laid down.

d)Independent Research without Supervisor


Application Process

  • Interested Candidates can apply online only through  the University Website and the necessary fee must be paid through online only.

Step to Apply

  • Step 1 : Login 
  • Step 2 : Click Admission menu and then click Research submenu
  • Step 3 : Click online portal
  • Step 4 : Click PhD Entrance Box


Application Fee

  • For SC/ST and Differently-abled candidates :- Rs. 250/-
  • For Other Candidates :- Rs. 500/-
  • Mode of Payment :- Online through Debit card/Credit card/Net Banking.


Selection  Procedure

  • Selection will be based on an online Entrance exam and Interview conducted by the respective Departments.


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


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