(i) Ph.D. Degree in Engineering/ Technology
Qualification: M.E./M.Tech./M.S. (By Research) in the relevant branch of Engineering or Technology
(ii)Ph.D. Degree in Science and Humanities
Qualification: M.Sc./M.A. (English / Communication / Mass Communication / Journalism / Media Arts)/M.S. (By Research) in the relevant branch of Science and Humanities / M.C.A.
(iii)Ph.D. Degree in Management Sciences
Qualification: MBA / Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management or Administration awarded by Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) / M.S (By Research) in Management Sciences
(iv).Ph.D. Degree in Architecture and Planning
Qualification: M.Arch./M.Plan. / M.S.(By Research) in Architecture and Planning
Note : Candidates should have the required qualification in the order of studies 10th, HSC, UG/PG degree or its equivalent qualification.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering / Technology of the University or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in the fields of study with a minimum of 15 years of R & D Experience in National Research Laboratories / Public sector undertakings and with minimum of three publications in referred impact factor journals or two approved international patents in the last five years.
A minimum of 55% marks or CGPA of 5.5 on a 10 point scale in the qualifying examination (In case of SC/ST/ Differently –Abled candidates, 50% marks or CGPA of 5.0 on a 10 point scale).
Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria as in the Clauses 1 & 2 are eligible to apply for Ph.D. Programme. Final semester PG students are also eligible to apply(Subject to condition they have to fulfill all the creteria for selection).
Full-Time Ph.D. Programme
Candidates under Full-time category shall do research work in the University Departments/University Colleges/University Campuses/Affiliated Engineering Colleges/Architecture Schools and shall be available during the working hours for curricular, co-curricular and related activities.
Candidates working in the projects undertaken from State/Central/Quasi Government and totally funded through the projects in the University Departments, University Colleges of Engineering, University Campuses, Govt./Govt. Aided/Self financing Engineering Colleges within Tamil Nadu. If the Principal Co-ordinator/Investigator of such projects are recognized Supervisor of Anna University, Chennai and working in the University Departments/Affiliated Engineering College, the candidate shall register for research programme under such Supervisor only. The candidate should be appointed in a project sanctioned by a funding agency/organization atleast for a period of two years. Part employments in different spells or in different projects are not permitted. The Department / Centre where the project is undertaken shall be a recognized research centre of the University.
Part-Time Ph.D. Programme
The following categories of candidates are eligible to apply under Part-time programme.
Full-time teachers of University Departments / University Colleges / Colleges affiliated to the University and Government /Government aided/Self-financing Polytechnic Colleges within Tamil Nadu.
Candidates working in R&D Centres which are recognized as a research centre (Click here) by this University to do collaborative research work and sponsored by the respective employer.
Mode of Selection: The applications with the consent of recognized supervisor from recognized department of Anna University, Chennai are only considered for admission to Ph.D. programme. Other applications shall be summarily rejected without any notice. The preliminary scrutiny will be done by the Centre for Research and short list the eligible candidates as per norms. The short listed candidates shall be called for written test (to be conducted in the Anna University Main Campus, Chennai only).
One time Non Refundable Registration Fee: The mode of Registration fee payment is through online only.
General Category candidates - Rs.1000/-
Tamil Nadu SC/ST/SCA candidates - Rs.600/-
Other State SC/ST candidates - Rs.1000/-
No. of scholars :Professor : 11,Associate Professor : 8, Assistant Professor : 5