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Ph.D. Programme at Annamalai University in Chennai.

Eligibility Criteria: General Eligibility For admission to the Ph.D. programme, a candidate has to fulfil 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.

Faculty of Agriculture: A pass in Master’s Degree in the same discipline with a minimum of 6.5 OGPA out of 10.00 of the aggregate marks or any other examination recognized as equivalent thereto.

Faculty/ Programmes:
Science: Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Herbal Science, Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology, Zoology, Environmental Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Microbiology, Geology, Applied Geology, Geoinformatics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Computer Science

Marine Sciences: Marine Biotechnology, Marine Microbiology, Marine Food Technology, Marine Biology & Oceanography, Coastal Aquaculture, Ocean Science & Technology.

Agriculture :Agronomy, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Microbiology, Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Botany, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Seed Science & Technology, Horticulture, Agricultural Economics, Agri. Business Management, Agricultural Extension, Animal Husbandry

Medicine: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology, Community Medicine, General Medicine, Paediatrics, DVL, Psychiatry, General Surgery, ENT, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Radio-Diagnosis, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Anaesthesiology, Cardiology, Nursing.

Scholarships / Fellowship:
i. UGC: Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) for SC/ST students doing Research work to the award of M.Phil./Ph.D.


iii. UGC-BSR Research Fellowship in Sciences for meritorious students in the various faculties (applicable to all Department of Sciences, Bio 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 courses those who belong to SC/ST community and also converted students whose parents/ guardians annual income from all sources does not exceed from Rs. 2,00,000/- for converted students and Rs. 2,50,000/- for SC / ST students.

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. The students of Annamalai University can avail the Government Scholarships subject to eligibility.

Scholarships Sanctioned By the Tamil Nadu Government
University Research Studentship:
The University Research Studentship is awarded for certain Ph.D. Scholars every year based on the seniority, research progress work, conduct, and attendance. Those who have been availing/availed the studentship once are not eligible for renewal. Preference will be given to M.Phil. Degree holders.

Important Dates
Online Application Registration Commences From: 22.07.2016
Last Date for Online Registration Application Form: 19.08.2016
Last Date for Receipt of Filled on Online Application Form: 22.08.2016

How to Apply:
Candidate should register and apply only through online by logging on to The guidelines for registration are available on the annamalai University Website.

The filled in online application along with enclosure shall be sent either by speed post or registered post or in person to The Registrar, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar- 608 002. The Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of THE REGISTRAR, ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY and should be obtained on or after 22.07.2016 from any Nationalized/ Scheduled Bank and payable at Chennai.

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