Eligibility

Candidates in categories 1 to 5 above, should possess a Master's degree with 50% marks or, in the concerned discipline, with or without M.Phil. or any other qualifications recognised as equivalent thereto by the Syndicate of this University.

Candidates under categories 2 & 5 above, but working outside the jurisdiction of Bharathiar University, shall be considered for Ph.D. part-time programme, if vacancies arise after admitting candidates from within the jurisdiction.

Conditionally appointed/temporary/Guest lecturers in self-financing colleges and in self-financing courses in aided and Government colleges be considered for admission as part-time researchers in any college, provided the concerned employers furnish an undertaking that the individual shall not be ousted from service in the college for a period of three/four years, i.e. till the individual completes his/her minimum period of research.

Full-time Programme
  • Candidates with 55% of marks and above in the Master's degree in the concerned or related discipline; and with or without M.Phil. degree; For SC/ST candidates with 50% marks in P.G. course is sufficient.
  • Candidates with 55% of marks and above in the Master's degree in the concerned or related discipline and working as a Junior Research/Senior Research fellow or as Full-time Research Assistants/ Technical Assistants in time-bound Research schemes in the University Departments, Research Departments of Affiliated Colleges/Recognized Research Institute, subject to the condition that they should obtain the following certificates
    • No-objection certificate from the proposed Guide for registering the candidate as a Full-time Ph.D. Scholar.
    • Certificate from the Head of the concerned Department, wherein it should be stated that he/she had examined the conditions of the scheme/project of the candidate with reference to the following

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        whether the scheme/project is sponsored by a Govt. agency (the name of the agency shall be mentioned),

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        that the candidate is not debarred from joining Ph.D. course as a Full-time scholar.

Part-time Programme

Candidates belonging to following categories are eligible to register for Ph.D. part-time programme:
  • Full-time qualified teachers working in the affiliated colleges of this University,
  • Teachers employed in recognised Schools/Polytechnics situated within the territorial limits of this University, with two years of service on the date of admission may be considered for admission against vacancies if any, after admitting college teachers.
  • Full-time Research Assistants/Technical Assistants/Graduate technicians working in University Departments/Affiliated Colleges/Recognised Research Institutions having the prescribed qualifications are eligible provided they undergo the research in the same Institution where they are working.
  • Regular non-teaching staff, employed in a time-scale of pay in the University/ affiliated College/ Recognised Research Institutions, with a M.Phil. Degree in the concerned/ allied subject.
  • Employees working in the time-scale of pay in
    • Recognised and Reputed Industrial Organisations;
    • Recognised Joint Stock Companies;
    • Executives of the Recognised Banking and Financial Institutions;
    • Governments Departments and Consultancy Organisations.
    situated under the jurisdiction of this University.