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Anna University Ph.D Admission Notification 2023

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Anna University Ph.D Admission Notification 2023

Anna University Ph.D Admission Notification 2023

Anna University Ph.D Admission Notification 2023. Admission Guidelines for Ph.D. Programme.

Important Dates :

   Date of start of Online Application and Fee     :01-03-2023 @11.00am

   Date of closure of online Application               :20-03-2023 @5.30pm

   Last Date to submit hardcopy of Application    :27-03-2023 @5.30pm

    (Note: For fees payment use Re-Edit option)


1.1 Master’s Degree from a University or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in the fields of study notified from time to time by the University. Specific educational qualifications are given in Clause 2.

1.2 A minimum of 55% marks or CGPA of 5.5 on a 10 point scale in the qualifying examination. In case of SC/ST/Differently – abled candidates, 50% marks or CGPA of 5.0 on a 10 point scale.

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Sl.No.ProgrammeQualification for Admission
(i)Ph.D. Degree in Engineering/ TechnologyM.E./M.Tech./M.S. (By Research) in the relevant branch of Engineering or Technology
(ii)Ph.D. Degree in Science and HumanitiesM.Sc. / M.S. (By Research) in the relevant branch of Science and Humanities / M.C.A/ M.A. (English/ Communication/ Mass Communication/ Journalism/ Media Arts)
(iii)Ph.D. Degree in Management SciencesMBA / Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management or Administration awarded by Indian Institute of Management (IIM) / M.S. (By Research) in Management Sciences
(iv)Ph.D. Degree in Architecture and PlanningM.Arch./M.Plan. / M.S.(By Research) in Architecture and Planning

Note : Candidates should have the required qualification in the order of studies – 10th, HSC (or) Diploma, UG/PG degree or its equivalent qualification.


Two categories of Ph.D. programme available are: Full-time and Part-time. Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria as mentioned above in Si.No. 1 & 2 are eligible to apply for Ph.D. Programme.

3.1 Full-Time Ph.D. Programme

3.1.1 Candidates under Full-time shall do research work in the University Departments / Constituent Colleges / Colleges affiliated to the University which are approved research departments. Candidates should be available during the working hours for curricular and related activities.

3.1.2 Candidates who clear the selection criteria of the Ph.D. admission of the University and working in the projects undertaken from State / Central / Quasi Government and fully funded projects in the University Departments / University Colleges / Colleges affiliated to the University shall register for the research programme under the supervisorship of the Principal Coordinator / Investigator of such projects. Such supervisors should be regular teaching faculty as well as recognized supervisors of this University. The scholar should be appointed in a project sanctioned by a funding agency/organization atleast for a period of two years. Part Time employments in different spells or in different projects are not permitted. The Department/ Centre where the project is undertaken should be the recognized research centre of the University and also the working place of the Scholar.

3.1.3 Candidates in employment, who want to pursue Full-time study, should be sponsored by their employer and should avail leave for the minimum duration of the programme (Clause 10 of Anna University Ph.D. Regulations) and should get formally relieved from their duty to join the research programme.

3.1.4 Candidates who are sponsored by AICTE under Quality Improvement Programme for teachers of Engineering Colleges and who satisfy the eligibility conditions shall apply for Full-time category only, in the Specializations as notified in the AICTE guidelines.

3.1.5 Candidates who are selected at National level Fellowship programmes or by any recognized bodies and who satisfy the eligibility conditions as per the regulations shall apply for Full-time category in the respective Specialization.

3.1.6 Foreign Nationals sponsored by the Government of India or their respective Governments on any exchange programme and who satisfy the eligibility conditions as per the Regulations – 2020 shall apply for Full-time category in the respective Specialization.

3.1.7 Full-time scholars shall have to sign in the attendance register on all working days at the respective place of research.

3.2 Part-Time Ph.D. Programme The following categories of candidates are eligible to apply under Part-time programme.

3.2.1 Part-Time Internal Scholars Full-time teaching faculty of University Departments / University Colleges of Anna University and regular teaching faculty of Government Engineering Colleges / Government aided Engineering Colleges / Government Polytechnic Colleges / Government aided Polytechnic Colleges of Tamil Nadu. The nomenclature shall continue for the above scholars till they are in service in the above Institutions.

3.2.2 Part-Time External Scholars

i. Full time teaching faculty of Self financing Engineering colleges affiliated to the University / Self-financing Polytechnic Colleges / Colleges affiliated to other UGC recognised Universities.

ii. Candidates working in Industrial Units / R&D Departments / National Laboratories / Units of Government / Quasi Government or any other research laboratories within Tamil Nadu, which are recognized by the University as Research Centre and sponsored by the respective employer. The nomenclature shall continue for the above scholars till they are in service in the above Institutions.

iii. Candidates working in Industry are eligible to apply for Ph.D. under Part-Time mode and supervisor should be from university departments (CEG, ACTECH, MIT & SAP Campuses) of Anna University- Chennai, University College of Engineering – BIT Campus Trichy, AU Regional Campus-Coimbatore, GCT-Coimbatore, GCE-Salem, ACTECH- Karaikudi, PSG Tech-Coimbatore, CIT-Coimbatore and Thiyagarajar College of Engineering-Madurai. (Click here to view the norms for Ph.D. admission of the scholars from Industry). The candidates shall enclose the NOC from employer as per the format.

3.2.3 The place of research of the Scholar mentioned in the clauses

3.2.1 and 3.2.2 shall be the working place of the Supervisor.


4.1 The candidates desirous of registering for Ph.D. Programme shall apply by filling all the relevant details mentioned in the online application form available in the University website and submit online with the approval of the supervisor on or before the due date as indicated in the notification issued from time to time. University shall issue notification for Ph.D. admission twice every year.

4.2. Incomplete applications and applications with false information in any respect shall be summarily rejected without any intimation to the candidate.

4.3. The Centre for Research shall screen the applications as per the eligibility norms, and the Centre for Entrance Examinations shall conduct the written test for eligible candidates. Candidates appearing for the written test should obtain minimum marks as specified by the University to qualify for the interview process. The final selection of the candidate for the Ph.D. admission shall be based on the overall marks secured by the candidate in the Written test(60% weightage) and Interview(40% weightage). The syllabus for the Written test is given in the Centre for Research Website. The syllabus of the Written Test consists 25% of research methodology (Part I) and 75% of core subject (Part II) selected by the candidate. The duration of the Written Test will be 2 hours and for 100 marks. The successful candidates selected for Ph.D. admission shall be shortlisted based on the cut-off marks fixed by the Research Board.


Sl.No.ProgrammeMinimum duration(years)
Full-time – Part- time
Maximum duration(years)
Full-time/ Part-time
1.Engineering/Technology/ Architecture and Planning2 – 36
2.Science and Humanities3 – 46
3. Management (a)Engineering Qualification
(b) Science Qualification
2 – 3
3 – 4


If the report of the Oral Examination Board is SATISFACTORY, the scholar shall be awarded Ph.D. Degree based on the specialization in which he/she got admission for Ph.D. programme (as per clause 6.1), under the Faculty of Civil Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Information and Communication Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture and Planning/ Science and Humanities/ Management Sciences, with the approval of the Syndicate.


7.1 One time Non Refundable Registration Fee

The mode of Registration fee payment is through online only.

General Category candidates – Rs.1000 + GST(18%)

Tamil Nadu SC/ST/SCA candidates – Rs.600 + GST(18%)

Other State SC/ST candidates – Rs.1000 + GST(18%)

7.2 At the time of Admission


Sl. No. Particulars Full-time / Part-time Rs. I. One time Fee 1. Admission Fee 3,000 2. Cost of Regulations Book 500 Total 3,500 II. Refundable Deposit 1. Caution Deposit 10,000 Total 10000 III. Payable Every Semester 1. Enrolment Fee 1000 2. Tuition Fee * 1,500 3. University Library Fee 500 4. Development Fee 2,000 5. Research Coordination Fee 12,000 Total 17,000 Grand Total 30,500 *

Tuition fee is exempted for i. Tamil Nadu state SC/ST candidates for Full-Time Ph.D. programme ii. Differently-abled persons on submission of “Disability Certificate” obtained from State/Central Government organization for availing Tuition fee exemption.

Note : 50% of fee concession in SI.NO. III is applicable to the regular Faculty members of University Departments / Regional Centres / University Colleges of Engineering of Anna University and Government Engineering Colleges/Government Polytechnic Colleges of Tamil Nadu.

7.3 Semester Fee

As shown in 7.2 (III) above, each semester fee is to be paid as notified in the website of the University till the submission of the Thesis. Fees once paid is not refundable.

7.4 Examination fee for Coursework

A minimum of four PG level courses are to be studied as recommended by the Doctoral Committee and examinations are to be undertaken by a Ph.D. scholar. The prescribed Examination fee has to be paid to the Controller of Examinations as and when it is notified by the Office of Controller of Examinations.


8.1. Candidates working in University Departments / University Campuses / University Colleges of Engineering and Affiliated Engineering Colleges situated within Tamil Nadu shall apply under Part – Time mode only.

8.2. Candidates from the colleges affiliated to any other UGC recognised Universities, should submit the declaration form.

8.3. Candidates are advised to choose recognised supervisors (Click here to view the list of Supervisors) from recognised Departments (Click here to view the list of recognised departments). If the recognised department is not having PG programme the candidates shall enclose declaration form along with hardcopy of application. The NOC shall be produced once the candidates is selected.

8.4. Supervisors working in recognized Nationalized Laboratories situated within Tamil Nadu shall also function as Supervisor. However, a recognized supervisor from University Departments/ University Colleges/ Affiliated Engineering Colleges is mandatory to act as Joint Supervisor to take care of the administrative and research responsibilities of the scholar.

8.5. A Supervisor shall entertain registration of new scholars under his/her supervision up to the age of (i) 60 years (i.e. till retirement) and after 58, while taking new scholars, a joint supervisor should be included for University Departments / Govt. / Govt.Aided Institutions (ii) 65 years and after 63, while taking new scholars, a joint supervisor should be included for affiliated institutions.

8.6. As per UGC regulations 2016, the maximum no. of scholars permissible for guidance under a Supervisor / Joint Supervisor at any given point in time is restricted based on the designation of the Supervisor / Joint Supervisor, which is given as follows:

Professor – 11

Associate Professor – 8

Assistant Professor – 5


8.8.The scholars will be governed by the Ph.D. Regulation of this University.

NOTE : Application of candidate without the consent of the recognized supervisor from recognized department of this university shall be summarily rejected and no further correspondence will be entertained.

Candidates who have obtanined PG degree from foreign university shall obtain the course eligibilty certificate from the Association of Indian University (AIU). The same has to be submitted along with the hard copy of the application to Centre For Research.

Candidates working in Govt./Govt. Aided/Self-financing Engineering Colleges and Polytechnic Colleges shall produce No Objection Certificate from the Head of Institution / Research Organization.

Apply Online :

         Ph.D.                                     : Click Here

         M.S.(By Research)                   : Click Here

         M.S.(By Research) cum Ph.D.   : Click Here

  Important Links

 Sample Application Click Here

 Syllabus for Written Test – Ph.D. Click Here

 Syllabus for Written Test – M.S.(By Research) Click Here

 Syllabus for Written Test – M.S.(By Research) cum Ph.D.Click Here

 Supervisor Approval and Profile help Manual Click Here

 Anna Research Fellowship Click Here

 For Industrial Candidates Click Here

 Contact us for Online Registration queries Click Here