Annamalai University PhD Admission 2023-24: Dates, Application, Entrance

Annamalai University PhD Admission
Annamalai University PhD Admission

Annamalai University PhD Admission 2023-24: Annamalai University invites applications for PhD admission offered by various faculties for the academic year 2023-24.

Check full details on Annamalai University PhD Admission 2023-24 below here.

Annamalai University PhD Programs


  • PhD English
  • PhD History
  • PhD Political Science
  • PhD Public Administration
  • PhD Economics
  • PhD Sociology
  • PhD Social Work
  • PhD Commerce
  • PhD Population Studies
  • PhD Business Administration
  • PhD Rural Development
  • PhD Library and Information Science
  • PhD Philosophy


  • PhD Mathematics
  • PhD Statistics
  • PhD Physics
  • PhD Chemistry
  • PhD Botany
  • PhD Zoology
  • PhD Bioinformatics
  • PhD Microbiology
  • PhD Geology
  • PhD Applied Geology
  • PhD Geoinformatics
  • PhD Biochemistry
  • PhD Biotechnology
  • PhD Computer Science
  • PhD Computer Applications
  • PhD Sports Biomechanics
  • PhD Exercise Physiology
  • PhD Sports Nutrition
  • PhD Sports Psychology
  • PhD Strength and Conditioning

Marine Sciences

  • PhD Marine Biotechnology
  • PhD Marine Microbiology
  • PhD Marine Food Technology
  • PhD Marine Biology and Oceanography
  • PhD Coastal Aquaculture
  • PhD Ocean Science and Technology

Indian Languages

  • PhD Tamil
  • PhD Hindi
  • PhD Linguistics

Engineering and Technology

  • PhD Chemical Engineering
  • PhD Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology)
  • PhD Chemical Engineering (Food Technology)
  • PhD Chemical Engineering (Industrial Safety)
  • PhD Civil Engineering
  • PhD Civil and Structural Engineering
  • PhD Computer Science and Engineering
  • PhD Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • PhD Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • PhD Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • PhD Information Technology
  • PhD Mechanical Engineering
  • PhD Manufacturing Engineering
  • PhD Pharmacy


  • PhD Education
  • PhD Psychology
  • PhD Physical Education

Fine Arts

  • PhD Music
  • PhD Dance


  • PhD Agronomy
  • PhD Entomology
  • PhD Plant Pathology
  • PhD Agricultural Microbiology

The applicants who wish to join the Ph.D. programmes in the Affiliated
Colleges of Annamalai University are instructed to refer the respective college
website for the details of programmes offered.

PhD Admission Categories

  • Full-time
  • Part-time – Internal
  • Part-time – External

Eligibility Criteria for Annamalai University PhD Admission 2023-24

General Eligibility

  • Master’s Degree from UGC recognized University or any other qualification recognized as equivalent there to in the fields of study notified from time to time by the University.
  • A minimum of 55% marks or CGPA 5.50 on a 10 point scale in the qualifying examination for Faculties of Arts, Science, Marine Sciences, Indian Languages, Engineering & Technology, Education, Fine Arts. In the case of SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/Differently-abled candidates, 50% marks or CGPA of 5.0 on a 10 point scale in the Master’s degree.
  • Candidates who have secured their Master’s Degree under 10+2+3+2 (or) 10+2+4+2 (or) 10+3+3+2(or) 10+2+5 pattern of programmes of study are eligible. Candidates who have passed Master’s Degree through Open University system are not eligible.

For courses wise eligibility details refer to the prospectus. 

Annamalai University PhD Admission 2023-24 Important Dates

EventDate (Time)
Online Registration Application Begins20.09.2023
Last Date for Online Registration20.10.2023 (5.30 p.m.)
Last Date for Receipt of Hard Copy of Online Application along with Enclosures27.10.2023 (5.30 p.m.)

Annamalai University PhD Admission 2023-24 Application Process

  • Candidates can online application form through the University website
  • Read prospectus carefully before filling application form.

Registration Fee

For PhD ProgramRs. 1500/-

Selection Process

The admission of Ph.D. students shall be based on the following criteria besides General Eligibility –

  • An entrance test at Post-Graduate level for 70 marks [70 multiple choice questions (MCQs), each question carrying one mark and the duration of the test is 90 minutes] followed by an interview that will have a weightage of 30 marks.
  • The candidates who secure 50% marks in entrance test and interview put together are eligible for admission.
  • A relaxation of 5% marks (from 50% to 45%) shall be allowed for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy layer)/Differently abled category.
  • Candidates with M.Phil. Degree from an approved University, UGC-JRF/ NET / SLET / SET / GATE / CSIR / ICHR / ICPR / ICSSR qualified candidates and teacher fellowship holders are exempted from the Entrance test but they have to appear for the interview.

Important Links

Notification PhD – University DepartmentsClick Here
Notification PhD – Affiliated CollegesClick Here
PhD Prospectus – University DepartmentsClick Here
PhD Prospectus – Affiliated CollegesClick Here
Application FormClick Here
Annamalai University WebsiteClick Here
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Annamalai University PhD Admission 2022-23

Annamalai University PhD Admission 2022-23 Important Dates

Start of online registration30 September 2022
Last date for online registration28 October 2022 (05:30 PM)
Last date for receipt of hard copy of online application with enclosures04 November 2022 (05:30 PM)
Date of Entrance Test & Interview03 December 2022

Annamalai University PhD Admission 2021

Annamalai University PhD Admission 2021 Important Dates

Start of online registration29 July 2021
Last date for online registration (Extended)20 Sept 2021