Ph.D. Degree Programmes
Categories of Admission
There shall be four categories of Ph.D. candidates:
a. Full-time Scholars, On-campus
b. Part-time - Internal
c. Part-time - External (India & Overseas))
Eligibility : For admission to the Ph.D. programme, a candidate has to fulfill the following minimum qualifications:
Faculties of Arts, Science, Marine Sciences, Indian Languages, Engineering & Technology, Education, Fine Arts, Medicine (Nursing & Physiotherapy only) :- A pass in Master’s Degree with a minimum of 55% of marks or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA) or in an examination recognized as equivalent thereto.
Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry (except Nursing & Physiotherapy) :- A Pass in Master’s Degree with 50% of marks in the concerned subject. Candidates who have passed Master’s Degree through Open University system are not eligible to apply; however, candidates who have secured their Master’s Degree under (11+1) or (10+2) + 3 + 2 / (10+2)+4+2 / (10+3)+3+2 / (10+2) + 5 pattern of programmes of study are eligible.
Scholarships / Fellowship : i. UGC: Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) for SC/ST students doing Research work for the award of M.Phil./Ph.D. ii. UGC-NET-JRF. iii. UGC-BSR Research Fellowship in Sciences for meritorious students in the various faculties (applicable to all Department of Sciences, Marine Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Engineering Sciences). iv. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR),Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR),Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Fellowships, New Delhi. v. DST-Inspire Programme – Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi. vi. Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) – History Ph.D. Scholars. vii. Central Institute of Classical in Tamil Chennai (CICT) (Tamil and Linguistics Ph.D. students). viii. The Post-Matric Scholarship will be awarded to the students studying Ph.D. Programme including self finance programmes those who belong to SC/ST community and also converted students whose parents/guardians annual income from all sources does not exceed from Rs. 2,50,000/-. ix. Research Incentive will be granted to SC/ST students doing full time Ph.D. Programme at a rate of Rs.50,000/- p.a for 4 years only by Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Department, Chennai.
Application Fee : Concession to SC/ST and Converted Christian Students:- Entrance/Programme Application fees concession is granted to students belonging to SC/ST Community and Converted Christian by the Government Tamil Nadu (G.O. No.111. 22.09.1998).
How To Apply For Ph.D. Degree Programmes
The hard copy of the filled in Online application should be sent with all the enclosures either by speed / Registered post or in person to The Registrar, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Chidambaram, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu, Pin- 608 002 and should reach on or before 25.07.2019 - 5.30 p.m.
About Annamalai University
Annamalai University is a unitary, teaching, and residential university. It was founded by the munificence of the farsighted and noble hearted philanthropist and patron of letters the late Hon’ble Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar of Chettinad, Kt, LL.D., D.Litt. He started several colleges, and ultimately, the University in 1929. Since its inception, it has progressively tried to realize the aims of the noble Founder Pro-Chancellor.