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University of Madras - Admission to PhD Degree Programme for Non-Stipendiary Candidates

Admission to PhD Degree Programme for Non-Stipendiary Candidates

Applications are invited for admission to PhD Degree from Non-stipendiary candidates for full-time/Part-time Programme in the Departments of the University, Colleges affiliated to this University and Recognised Research Institutions for July 2007 Session.

To facilitate a time bound approach admission to PhD Programme, admission could be made four times in a year (i.e) in January, April, July and October of every Calender year. Candidates should submit their applications on the first working day of a quarter viz., January, April, July and October.

The teachers from University Departments/affiliated colleges are also informed that they should apply for admission to PhD Programme in the above sessions.

Candidates with fellowships from funding agencies like UGC, CSIR, GATE etc., and Project fellows could register at any time of the year.

Candidates belonging to SC/ST are exempted from payment of Application Cost, as well as Registration fees subject to the production of attested Xerox Copy of Community Certificate issued by the competent authority.


A candidate should have obtained a Master's Degree with not less than Second Class or equivalent Grade. In the case of examinations, where classification does not exist. A minimum of 50% marks is needed in the qualifying examination.

A candidate should pass an Entrance Examination (Written and Oral) administered by duly constituted committee of the Department in the University or of an affiliated college where the candidate proposes to undergo PhD Programme.


(a) A teacher working in the Department of the University or of an affiliated college of the University or Higher Secondary School or High School or Polytechnic within the territorial jurisdiction and with a qualifying degree fulfilling the above eligibility can apply.

(b) A candidate employed other than as a teacher in a permanent job, within the territorial jurisdiction of this University with a minimum of four years of total working experience put in with the qualifying degree and satisfying the rules framed separately by the Syndicate from time to time with the above eligibility can apply.

Applications forms (both permission and Registration) can be had from the University Enquiry Office on payment of Rs. 260/- by way of an Account Payee Demand Draft from any nationalised Bank drawn in favour of the “The Registrar, University of Madras, Chennai-600005” along with requisition letter, Postal Order and Money Order will not be accepted. Self addressed stamped envelope for Rs. 12/- should accompany the requisition for application form through post.

Filled in application (Application form for Admission to PhD Programme Only) along with attested Xerox Copies of all the certificates should be sent directly to the Head of the Department of the University/Principal of the College/Director of Research Institution concerned and not to the Registrar, University of Madras.

The date of issue of application is 1st June to 30th June 2007 for July Session; 1st September 2007 to 30th September 2007 for October 2007 Session; 1st December 2007 to 31st December 2007 for January 2008 Session and 1st March 2008 to 31st March 2008 for April 2008 Session. The last date for receipt of filled in applications is 1st July 2007 for July Session, 1st October 2007 for October Session, 1st January 2008 for January session, 1st April 2008 for April Session. The University reserves the right not to conduct nay of the above courses, if the circumstance so warrant.

A Candidate who wishes to apply for admission to PhD Programme can contact the Departments of the University/Affiliated Colleges/Institutions about the vacancy position and are advised to logon to the University website: under Research column.

Registrar i/c

The Hindu, May 16, 2007

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