Bharathiar University MPhil, PhD Admissions 2017 eligibility, application

Bharathiar University Coimbatore announces MPhil & PhD Admissions 2017 – full time, part time

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for regular M. Phil and PhD (Full time and Part time) Programmes for the academic year 2017-18 offered in the University Departments/ Affiliated Colleges and Recognized Research Institutions. It is NOT for CATEGORY-B Stream


Duration of Programs

M. Phil Program: Maximum period for completion (including extension period) of the M. Phil. Program is two years in the case of Full-time candidates and three years in the case of Part-time candidates


Candidate shall be permitted to appear for Part I Examination only after completing the minimum period of six months in the case of full time registration and twelve months, in the case of part time registration


PhD Degree Holders: Minimum Period (Full Time – 3 yrs; Part Time 4 yrs) and Maximum Period (Full Time: 5 yrs, Part Time 6 yrs)


M. Phil Degree Holders: Minimum Period (Full Time: 2 yrs, Part Time 3 yrs) and; Maximum Period (Full Time 4 yrs; Part Time 5 yrs)



For M. Phil Research Program (FT/PT): Candidates with Master’s degree of Bharathiar University in the concerned or related discipline or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto by the Syndicate of Bharathiar University


All candidates should have passed a two-year PG degree course after 3-year Bachelor’s degree course and Higher Secondary Course of 2-year duration after 10-year SSLC (10+2+3+2) or one year Pre degree after 11 year SSLC (11+1+3+2) or 10-year SSLC plus 3 year Diploma plus two year UG degree and two year PG (10+3+2+2) or four year UG degree and one year masters degree (10+2+4+1)


A candidates with 55% (5% relaxation for SC/ST candidates in the minimum eligibility marks) of marks and above in the Master’s degree and working as Full- time Research Fellows/Technical Assistants/Research Assistants in time-bound Research schemes of one year duration or more in University Departments/Research Departments of Affiliated Colleges/Recognized Research Institutions


For PhD Research Program (FT/PT): Candidates should have passed a PG degree course (i.e., SSLC+HSC+UG+PG) or (SSLC+Pre-degree+1+UG+PG) or 10-year SSLC plus 3-year Diploma plus two year UG degree and two year PG (10+3+2+2) or four year UG degree and one year masters degree (10+2+4+1)


Candidate possessing a PG degree with 17 years of total duration of study alone is eligible for admission to PhD Program


A candidate having a minimum 55% (5% relaxation for SC/ST candidates in the minimum eligibility) marks in the qualifying exams


The part-time candidates belonging to any one of the following categories working as teacher in Department of the University or an affiliated College of this University /HSC/High School/Middle School/Polytechnics within Tamilnadu recognized/approved by the Govt.


Subjects like Engineering, Medicine, Law and Agriculture are not eligible to register under Bharathiar University



31% for open Competition

30% for backward classes, within this 3.5% for Muslims and 3.5 % for Christians

20% for most backward class and denotified community / DNC

18% for scheduled castes [SC (A)] 3 %

01% for Scheduled tribes


Selection Process

Admission will be made on the basis of the marks obtained in the PG degree, Common Entrance Test (CET July 2017 only) and the interview conducted at the time of admission



Application Form & Prospectus for M. Phil. (FT/PT) and PhD (FT/PT) Programs can be downloaded from the University Website


Candidate should go through the prospectus carefully regarding Eligibility Criteria, Name of the College/University Departments, courses offered, i.e. Full time or Part time


Cost of Application for M. Phil. Rs.500/-


Cost of Application for Ph.D. Rs. 600/-


The above said application fees payable in the form of Demand Draft from any Nationalized Bank / Challan (Bank of India) shall be drawn in favour of “The Registrar, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore”, (mention name of the candidate at the backside of the DD)


If a candidate applies for more than one college, he/she has to apply separately for each college along with Demand Draft/Challan for Rs.500/- for M.Phil & Rs.600/- for PhD Program towards the cost application


The filled in applications should reach to the University, concerned colleges and the Research Institution on or before 21st August 2017 (05.00 pm)


For more information, visit the university website:


Important Dates


Last Date for submission of Forms: 21st August 2017


Bharathiar University Coimbatore

Bharathiar University Coimbatore, State University, Re-accredited with ‘A’ grade by NAAC, Coimbatore-641046 (Tamil Nadu), Tel.: 0422-2422222, Fax 0422-2425706 Website


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