Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) conducts University of Madras
For purposes of admission to the Ph.D. programme, a candidate should have obtained a
Master’s Degree with 55% marks in the qualifying examination.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.Dprogramme.
Admissions for Ph.D. programme can be made four times in a year, i.e., January, April, July
Applications can be downloaded from the University websie and submit the
same with processing fee of Rs.500/- (fee exempted for SC / ST)The application forms will be
available during the months of December, March, June and September every year for admitting the
candidates for four sessions. Candidates should submit their applications on or before the first
working day of a quarter, viz., January, April, July and October. Admission to Ph.D. programme
shall be completed in the first month itself in each session. Registrations for Ph.D. may be done
throughout the year.
REGISTRATION FOR THE Ph.D. PROGRAMME
There shall be the following categories of candidates registered for the Ph.D. programme:
a. Full-time scholar (with or without stipend or fellowship)
b. Part-time scholar (teacher or non-teacher, internal vis-à-vis external)
The candidates belonging to any of the above categories may register at University
Departments, Affiliated Colleges, Research Institutions, or R & D Centres/Laboratories coming
under these regulations.
The following candidates are eligible to register for the full-time Ph.D. programme. A
candidate who has qualified for:
a. Master’s Degree in the faculties of Arts, Sciences, Fine Arts, Languages, Commerce,
Education, Management Science of this University or equivalent thereto.
b. Master’s Degree in the faculties of Law, Engineering, Technology, Architecture and
Medicine including the Degree of Doctor of Medicine (M.D. or M.R.C.P),or Master of
Surgery (M.S. or F.R.C.S./M.R.C.S.),Indian Medicine, Veterinary Science, M.Pharm.
and Agriculture of this University or equivalent thereto.
c. M.B.B.S. Degree with two years of Senior House Surgeoncy /Special training or
equivalent thereof recognized by the Medical Council of India or competent authority.d. Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science, Ayurveda, Siddha, Homeopathy, Unani
Medicines etc.,with two years Senior House Surgeoncy/equivalent special training in
related disciplines of two years duration.
e. ACA, FCA, AICWAI, ACSI qualifications of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of
India, Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and Institute of Company
Secretaries of India provided the candidates have secured: i) One of the above
qualifications after the lapse of at least two years after obtaining a University UG degree
from any recognized University and ii) 55% or more marks in the aggregate in the
qualifying degree examination.
f. Research fellows/Research Assistants/Technical Assistants/Project Fellows/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 stated above.
PART-TIME (INTERNAL)A candidate, possessing any one of the qualifications prescribed under Regulation 2 supra
and falling under any of the following categories, is eligible to conduct research on a Part-time basis
(i.e., can conduct research while continuing as teacher, Executive etc.):
a. A teacher working in the Department of the University or in an affiliated College of the
University, Higher Secondary School or High School or Polytechnic within the territorial
jurisdiction of the University provided
b. Teachers of affiliated colleges holding NET/SLETqualification or M.Phil. degree with one
year of teaching experience after M.Phil degree and Teachers of Higher Secondary
Schools/High Schools and Polytechnic with two years of experience after the qualifying
degree be allowed to register for Ph.D (part-time) programme.
c. Teachers of affiliated colleges in the following disciplines, with one year of teaching
experience without M.Phil or SLET/NET are permitted to do part-time Ph.D i) Computer
Science, ii) Media Arts, iii) English, iv) Management, v) Natya, vi) Communication and
Journalism, vii) Hotel and Catering Management, viii) Interior Design, ix) BioTechnology
and x) Bio-Informatics.
d. A 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 degree and satisfying the
rules framed separately by the Syndicate from time to time.
e. Research Assistants/Technical Assistants appointed on a permanent basis by the
University are eligible to register for Ph.D. programme on Part-time basis after
confirmation of service.
f. Candidate with M.L. Degree practicing as an advocate in any Court of Law or serving as a
Legal Advisor to/in a registered firm/institution within the territorial jurisdiction of the
University with a minimum of FOUR YEARS of total working experience after qualifying
PART-TIME (EXTERNAL)Not withstanding anything contained in these regulations, candidates possessing anyone of
the qualifications from the University of Madras or from any other University recognized by the
Syndicate as equivalent thereto, prescribed under Regulation 3.2 supra, and 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, Universities, Research and Development
(R&D) Centres/Laboratories and institutions outside the territorial jurisdiction of this University, in
India and abroad, who are permitted by the respective organizations for pursuing research leading to
the Ph.D. Degree of this University on a Part-time basis, while continuing in employment, may be
permitted to register for the Ph.D. programme on a Part-time basis as external candidates two years
after acquiring qualifying degree. These candidates are expected to do research in their place of
employment and in addition, they should undergo such course work, examination and research work
as may be prescribed by the supervisor/doctoral committee for a minimum of SIX MONTHS during
the research period directly under the supervisor in this University. In addition to the Supervisor
from this University, they shall have a joint supervisor from the institution where they are
employed, provided such a supervisor is recognized as supervisor for Ph.D. programme by this
University or the host University. In the case of non-availability of a recognized supervisor in the
institution, the candidate’s research work shall be monitored by the Head of the institution.
Job Type : Full Time
Hiring Process : Face to Face Interview
Who can apply : Freshers