Ph.D Programme conducts University of Madras
Eligibility: 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.D programme.
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-a-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.
FULL-TIME 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/SLET qualification 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 degree.
Application Fee: 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.