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PhD Admission 2015, Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai

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PhD Admission 2015, Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai

Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai invites applications for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) for the year 2015. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) is conducted by Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai.

Ph.D Eligibility Criteria:

Interested candidates should fulfill following eligibility criteria:
=> Candidates who have studied under 10+2+3 pattern of education and qualified for the Master’s Degree or candidate with Master’s Degree under 10+2+5 pattern of education of any recognized University in India or abroad, or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as notified for the purpose from time to time by the University, with at least 55% marks (50% in the case of SC/ST candidates) (GPA of 5.51 and above in the 10 points scale)

=> Qualified in an entrance examination conducted by the Tamil Nadu Open University.

=> Further those candidates having qualified UGC / CSIR (JRF) Examination NET/SET/GATE/Teacher fellowship shall be exempted from appearing in the
entrance Test.

Application Procedure for Ph.D:

Candidates are advised to refer to official notifications /documents for detailed application procedure. published details for informational purpose.
=> The application can be downloaded from the University website and the downloaded application must be submitted along with the Demand Draft for in favour of Tamil Nadu Open University payable at Chennai, OR application can be had directly from the University on payment of The fee of may also be paid in the form of Demand Draft in favour of Tamil Nadu Open University payable at Chennai or through Chalan of State Bank of India or Indian Bankto get the application through post by sending a request letter to the Registrar, Tamil Nadu Open University, No.577 Anna Salai, Saidapet, Chennai 15.

Online Application form can be downloaded from official website of Ph.D:

Fee Details:

Refund of Fees
=> The Programme fees once paid shall not be refunded. However, if on scrutiny, the Applicant is found not eligible for admission to his/her Programme of choice, Registration fee of Rs.1,000/- shall be retained by the University and the balance amount shall be refunded to the Applicant.

Tuition Fee Exemption
=> As per G.O. Ms. No.429, Higher Education Department, dated 16.10.2008, differently abled persons are exempted from payment of tuition fee.
Fee Particulars
1. Application - Fee 500
2. Registration - Fee 1000
3. Recognition - Fee 500
4. Tuition - Fee 15000

Ph.D Important Dates:

Ph.D Important dates section aims to list all important dates such as date of availability of form, last submission date, result date, counselling date, etc.

  • Last Date for Online Registration: 05.01.2015
  • Date of Examination Ph.D 2015: 24.01.2015

Courses Offered:

Ph.D in :-
=> English and Distance Education 16
=> Political science
=> Public Administration
=> Mathematics
=> Tamil
=> Commerce
=> Spl.Education
=> Management
=> History
=> Computer Science
=> Education

Selection Process:

i) For admission into the Ph.D. Programme, an entrance test and interview will be conducted for all the eligible applicants and the performance in the entrance test and interview will be taken into account along with the marks scored in the PG Programme. The entrance test will comprise of Objective type questions for 40% marks and 10 % marks for the interview. The marks secured in written test and interview will be added to the marks obtained in the PG Degree Examinations or qualifying examination by giving 50% weightage and the rank list will be prepared accordingly. The respective Schools will conduct the entrance examination for the admission of Ph.D. candidate.

ii) An Abstract of the Research Proposal of the Candidate should be submitted to the concerned School of Study.

iii) The allocation of the Supervisor for a selected student will be decided by the the Research Committee of the concerned School, depending upon the vacancy based on the number of candidates per faculty member, permitted by the University, the available specializations among the faculty Supervisors and the chosen topic of research by the student.

iv) The “List of selected Candidates” should indicate the chosen guide and the subject / discipline.

v) The Supervisor should certify to the effect that the selected topic for research is not a repetition of the earlier research works based on earlier Ph.D. research works of the guide.

Contact Details

For more details please contact
No. 577, Anna Salai, Saidapet,
Chennai – 600 015

Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai
The Tamil Nadu Open University was established by an Act (No.27 of 2002) of the Legislative Assembly of the Government of Tamil Nadu to benefit those who have been deprived of and/or denied the access to higher education especially destitute, physically challenged, working men and women, economically weaker sections of the society, and those who discontinued education for various reasons, etc. In the main, it aims to reach the hitherto unreached. The University offers many Programmes in various disciplines.
Related Courses: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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