TNOU PhD Admission July 2022: Dates, Application Form

TNOU PhD Admission

TNOU PhD Admission July 2022 – Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) Chennai invites applications for PhD admission for the academic session beginning in July 2022 Session.

Check full details on TNOU PhD Admissions July 2022 below here. 

Available PhD Program

Ph.D. Vacancy for July – 2022

Apparel and Fashion Design (Inter-Disciplinary)01
Drama and Theatre Studies01
Ancient History and Archaeology02

TNOU PhD Admission July 2022 Important Dates

Last date for Receipt of Application27th May 2022
Conduction of Entrance Examination03rd June 2022
Conduct of Interview07th June 2022
Uploading of selection list in the TNOU Website08th June 2022
Admission Intimation to the Candidates08th June 2022
Last Date of Admission20th June 2022

TNOU PhD Admission July 2022 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate willing to register for Ph.D. should have passed a Master Degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the master degree, in the discipline concerned with not less than 55% of marks. Also the Candidate should have gone through the pattern of study in 10+2+3+2 pattern or equivalent in that order. These degrees should have been obtained from this University or any other University recognized as equivalent thereto.
  • A relaxation 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) / Differently-Abled and other categories of Candidates as per the decision of the TNOU based on the orders of the UGC and the Government of Tamil Nadu from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master degree prior to 19th September, 1991.

TNOU PhD Admission July 2022 Application Process

  • Application form can be downloaded from the website
  • The applicants need to submit the attested photocopies of the required documents along with the filled-in application form

Application Fee

Application feeRs. 500/-
Mode of PaymentDemand Draft

Selection Procedure

  • Selection will be based on the Entrance Test and interview. 

Entrance Test

  • The entrance test will comprise of 50 Objective type questions and each question carries one mark.
  • The syllabus of the Entrance test shall comprise of 50% in Research Methodology and 50% in the specific subject of research at the PG level/standard.
  • The Ph.D. applicants must secure at least 50% in the entrance test to become eligible for attending interview and admission into the Ph.D. Programme.

Exemption for Entrance Test

The following Candidates are exempted from appearing into the entrance examination.

  • Candidates who have passed UGC – NET-(including JRF)/UGC- CSIR NET (including JRF)/SET/GATE/Teacher Fellowship holder or awarded with any other National Fellowship/Scholarship/passed M.Phil. programme (disciplinary basis) shall be exempted from appearing in the entrance test for the Ph.D. Full-Time/ Part-Time programme.
  • The exemption is permissible only for the subject in which the Candidate has cleared/passed the NET/SET/M.Phil. (disciplinary basis through regular mode only), depending upon the vacancy position. However, these Candidates should appear for the interview.
  • Candidates with Junior/Senior Research Fellowship sanctioned by National/State Level Research Funding Agencies who have been admitted by following the recommended admission procedure after proper notification and selection process as well as appointed in Research Projects shall be admitted into Ph.D. programme directly as and when the vacancy arises with the Principal Investigator.


  • Following the entrance test, based on ranking, the qualified Candidates shall be short listed and called for an interview by their respective School.

Important Links

Ph.D. Vacancy NotificationClick Here
ScheduleClick Here
Instructions to the ApplicantsClick Here
Ph.D. Application Form – July, 2022Click Here
 TNOU WebsiteClick Here

Previous Admissions

TNOU PhD Admission Jan 2022

Important Dates

Last date for Receipt of Application25 November 2021
Conduction of Entrance Examination02 December 2021
Conduction of Interview06 December 2021
Uploading of selection list in the TNOU Website07 December 2021
Admission Intimation to the Candidates07 December 2021
Last Date of Admission12 December 2021

Available PhD Program

Apparel and Fashion Design (Inter-Disciplinary)01
Computer Science01
Ancient History and Archaeology02