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University of Madras announces Admission to PhD Program for January 2021 Session

University of Madras PhD Admission 2021 – University of Madras invites applications for admission to the Full-Time/ Part-Time PhD program offered in various departments of the University, Colleges affiliated to University and recognized research institutions for the academics session 2021 (January)

Interested candidates can check out more details on University of Madras PhD Admission 2021 from the page below and apply for the same through online mode till 31st December 2020

PhD Program Details

  • The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded to a candidate who, as per these regulations, has submitted a thesis on the basis of original and independent research in any particular discipline or involving more than one discipline (interdisciplinary) that makes a contribution to the advancement of knowledge, which is approved by Board of examiners as required.
  • The teachers from university departments/affiliated colleges are also informed that they should apply for admission to the Ph.D. Program in the above sessions only.

Departments offering PhD Program

Ancient History and Archaeology Indian History Anthropology
Criminology Psychology Education
Adult Continuing Education Sociology
Anna Centre for Public Affairs
Legal Studies Economics Christian Studies
Dr. Ambedkar Centre for Economic Studies
Mass Media & Comm. Studies Information Science Philosophy
Siva Siddhantha Vaishnavism Jainism
JBAS Centre for Islamic Studies
Indian Music English French
Tamil Language Tamil Literature Telugu
Malayalam Kannada Sanskrit
Hindi Arabic Persian Urdu
Commerce Management Studies Statistics

Duration of the Program

Minimum Three years including course work for both full-time and part-time candidates.
Maximum Six Years

University of Madras PhD Admission 2021 Important Date

Events Date
Hard copy of filled in applications to be submitted to concern University Dept by 31st December 2020

Eligibility Criteria for University of Madras PhD Admission 2021

  • Patterns of Study 10+2+3+2 (or) 11+1+3+2 are eligible for admission to do Ph.D. Program.
  • Candidates should have obtained a Master’s Degree with 55% marks in the qualifying examination (PG Degree). For SC/ST candidates and for candidates who have completed the PG degree before 1991, the minimum can be only 50% for admission to the Ph.D. Program.
  • According to the Government Order, the M.Phil Degree obtained by the candidates through the correspondence / Distance Education / Open University System Govt. order only will be considered as eligible and the MPhil degree obtained through the Correspondence/Distance education/Open University System are not eligible.
  • Regular teachers of affiliated colleges with two years of teaching experience after P.G., degree., are eligible to register for Ph.D. (Part-time) Program.
Part-Time (Internal)
  • Part-time (Internal) Candidate employed other than as a teacher in a permanent job in a registered firm/Institution, within the territorial jurisdiction of the University with a minimum of FOUR YEARS of total working experience, after the qualifying (PG) degree and satisfying the rules framed separately by the syndicate from time to time are eligible to register for Ph.D. (Part-Time) program.
Part-Time (External)
  • Part-time (External) candidates employed as a teacher/scientist or in any other related capacity (as recommended by the selection committee of the concerned department) in National / State level Institutions, Research and Development (R&D) Centres / Laboratories and Institution outside the territorial jurisdiction of this University, in India, who are permitted by the respective organization for pursuing research leading to the PhD of this University on a Part-Time (External) basis, while continuing in employment, may be permitted to register for the PhD Program on a part-time basis as an external candidate with two years of teaching experience after acquiring qualifying degree.

University of Madras PhD Admission 2021 Application Process

  • Candidates shall Register for the Ph.D. Degree Program in the University Departments, Affiliated Colleges, Research Institutions, or R & D Centres/Laboratories coming under these regulations in any one of the categories.
  • The candidates who desires to get admission for January 2021 session are directed to submit the application form online from the University website and the hard copy of the filled-in application forms should be submitted to the concerned University Departments/Affiliated Colleges/Research Institutions where they are proposed to undergo their research work along with the prescribed fee of Rs.500/- through online payment.
  • The SC/ST of Tamilnadu candidates alone are exempted from paying the application processing fee and that they should send a copy of the proof at the time of submission of application.

Application Fee

For General/SC/ST Candidates Rs.500/-
Mode of Payment Through Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking

Selection Procedure

  • The admission shall be based on the criteria notified by the Institution, keeping in view the guidelines/norms in this regard issued by the UGC and other statutory bodies concerned, and taking into account the reservation policy of the State Government from time to time.
  • The admission procedures could be completed by the Departmental Selection Committee of the University departments/ Affiliated College admission committee / research Institution committee, provided the following guidelines.


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


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