Anna University PhD Admissions

Anna University PhD Admissions

The notification for the PhD Programme July 2019 Admissions at Centre for Research, Anna University has been released. Interested candidates can check out all of the information below to ascertain their eligibility, other requirements and apply for the phd programme 2019 given below:

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Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria as in the Clauses 1 & 2 are eligible to apply for PhD Programme. Final semester PG students are also eligible to apply(Subject to the condition they have to fulfil all the criteria for selection).

Full-Time PhD Programme

Candidates under Full-time category shall do research work in the University Departments/University Colleges/University Campuses/Affiliated Engineering Colleges/Architecture Schools and shall be available during the working hours for curricular, co-curricular and related activities.

Candidates working in the projects undertaken from State/Central/Quasi Government and totally funded through the projects in the University Departments, University Colleges of Engineering, University Campuses, Govt./Govt. Aided/Self-financing Engineering Colleges within Tamil Nadu. If the Principal Co-ordinator/Investigator of such projects are recognized Supervisor of Anna University, Chennai and working in the University Departments/Affiliated Engineering College, the candidate shall register for research programme under such Supervisor only. The candidate

should be appointed in a project sanctioned by a funding agency/organization atleast for a period of two years. Part employments in different spells or in different projects are not permitted. The Department / Centre where the project is undertaken shall be a recognized research centre of the University.

Candidates in employment, who want to pursue Full-time study, shall be sponsored by their employer and shall avail study leave for the minimum duration of the programme and shall produce relieving order obtained from their employer to join the research programme.

Candidates who are sponsored by AICTE under Quality Improvement Programme for teachers of Engineering Colleges and NDF who satisfy the eligibility conditions shall be eligible for Full-time category only in the specializations as notified in the AICTE guidelines.

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 also apply under Full-time category in the respective specialization.

Foreign Nationals sponsored by Government of India on any exchange programme who satisfy the eligibility conditions as per the regulations shall apply for Full-time study.

Part-Time PhD Programme

The following categories of candidates are eligible to apply under the Part-time programme.

Full-time teachers of University Departments / University Colleges / Colleges affiliated to the University and Government /Government aided/Self-financing Polytechnic Colleges within Tamil Nadu.

Candidates working in R&D Centres which are recognized as a research centre (Click here) by this University to do collaborative research work and sponsored by the respective employer.


  1. The applications with the consent of recognized supervisor from the recognized department of Anna University, Chennai are only considered for admission to PhD programme. Other applications shall be summarily rejected without any notice. The preliminary scrutiny will be done by the Centre for Research and shortlist the eligible candidates as per norms. The shortlisted candidates shall be called for written test (to be conducted in the Anna University Main Campus, Chennai only). Syllabus (Click Here) for the written test for various specializations is given in website and candidates are advised to select any one of the syllabi for the written test. The change of syllabus will not be entertained in future. The selection shall be based on the performance of the candidate in written test, Interview and the marks scored in the PG qualifying degree.

2. The consolidated list of candidate who had qualified in the written test will be notified on the website and will be called for an interview at the Anna University Main Campus, Chennai only.


One time Non-Refundable Registration Fee

The mode of Registration fee payment is through online only.

  • General Category candidates – Rs.1000/-
  • Tamil Nadu SC/ST/SCA candidates – Rs.600/-
  • Other State SC/ST candidates – Rs.1000/-


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.

The application submitted with the consent of the recognized supervisor who is already guiding the maximum number of Ph.D. scholars as prescribed by this university will be summarily rejected and no correspondence will be made.

Candidates seeking admission under Part-time mode from the Organizations/Industries which are not recognized as research centres of this university will be rejected and no further correspondence will be entertained.

Candidates who have not obtained PG degree under Full-Time Regular mode of State/Central Universities shall be considered as eligible for admission to Ph.D. programme only on submission of course equivalence certificate issued by “ The Director (Academic Courses)”, Anna University,Chennai – 25.

Candidates who have not obtained PG degree under Full-Time Regular mode of State/Central Universities shall apply for course equivalence certificate to “The Director(Academic Courses), Anna University, Chennai – 25”, at the time of uploading the application for Ph.D. Programme. The printed request form for course equivalence shall be submitted to the office of Director, Academic Courses, Anna University, Chennai-25. The eligible candidates will be admitted only on submission of course equivalence certificate at the time of admission.

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.

Important Dates:

  • Date of start online Applications and Fee: 18-02-2019 @11.00am
  • Date of Closure of Online Applications and Fee: 09-03-2019 @5.30pm


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