MSU Tirunelveli PhD and M Phil Admission 2017 Entrance Test

MSU Entrance Exam for M Phil & PhD Admission 2017


Manomaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli opens admission to PhD (Full time/Part time) and M.Phil. Programmes in various disciplines of this University for December 2017 session


Qualifying Examination is mandatory for registration to M.Phil & PhD those candidates who have completed M Phil should also write the qualifying examination for registration to PhD Programme


Manonmaniam Sundaranar University is a premier university of Tamil Nadu. It was established in 1990 with the aim to provide higher education opportunities to students in a variety of streams.


There are 24 academic departments in the university which offer Part time, Full-time Post graduate, M.Phil. & Ph.D. Programmes in various disciplines



Qualifying Examination is mandatory for registration to M.Phil & PhD those candidates who have completed M.Phil should also write the qualifying examination for registration to PhD Program
Candidates with NET/SET/JRF/GATE qualifications are exempted from Qualifying Exam

A pass in the Qualifying Examination is valid for one year

Online Application for Qualifying Examination, Online Application for M.Phil Admission & PhD Registration are separate

Candidates appearing for Qualifying Entrance Examination should submit their M.Phil

Online registration will be given twice a year preferably in December and June for PhD

Candidates are permitted to join in M Phil Program once in a year i.e. June only

M. Phil admission through online will be made by the University Departments concerned / Affiliated Colleges concerned as per University norms after publication of result of the Entrance Examinations

Candidates are permitted to register their PhD Program under Guides who are working in the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Departments /Colleges affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University

Candidates outside Tamilnadu and Pondicherry are eligible to apply for PhD Full Time only

Candidates who have passed Master’s Degree through Open University system are not eligible, however, candidates who have secured their Master’s Degree and M.Phil. with 55% or its equivalent grade of marks (relaxation of 5% of marks to SC/ST/OBC (non creamy layer)/differently abled under (11+1)/(10+2)+3+2 pattern of courses of study are eligible


Selection Process

Entrance Test – Candidates seeking admission will be admitted through a common entrance test for each discipline, followed by an interview; the University Research Section in the University premises will organize both the entrance test and the interview. The result is valid for one year only

The written exam shall be in the forenoon session and interview will be conducted in the afternoon session

The Interview will be conducted by forming different interview committees followed by the exam and marks allotted for the interview will be a maximum of 50

At the time of interview, the candidates are expected to discuss their research interest/area

Pass Percentage in the entrance exam (combined marks of both written exam and interview) shall be as given below
Written Test and interview

i. General – 55%

ii. SC/ST/BC, MBC/DNC – 50%


Subjects for Qualifying Exam:

Qualifying Exam are conducted only in the subjects for which the University has Research Centers

Candidates can appear for Qualifying Exam only in the discipline of their study in PG. When there is no Research Centre for PG discipline of the candidate, the candidate has to choose anyone relevant subject to their PG Discipline from the given list of subjects

Tamil; English; History/History and Tourism; Sociology; Economics; Commerce; Education; Management Studies; Communication; Physical Education; Library and Information Science; Mathematics; Physics; Chemistry; Statistics; Environmental Science; Marine Biotechnology /Marine Science; Geo Technology/Geology; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Biotechnology; Microbiology; Animal Science/Zoology/Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology; Plant Science/Botany/Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology; Computer Science/Computer Applications/Computer Science & Engineering; Information Technology & Engineering; Nutrition and Dietetics (M.Phil., Course)



The details regarding list of Recognized Research Supervisors, list of approved research centres, eligibility, fee structure, admission procedure, date of Entrance Examination and Interview and other information are available at our University website

Candidates are instructed to download the application form and read the Revised Regulations for M.Phil. & PhD Programme given in our official website: very carefully before fill it up

Completed Application form along with Demand Draft drawn in favour of “The Registrar, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University”, payable at Tirunelveli” or through Challan of State Bank of India’s Power Jyoti Account to NSU A/C No. 3272360944 should be sent to “The Co- Ordinator – Research, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli-627012”

Applications received after the due date or without Demand Draft/other documents and incomplete filled in applications will be summarily rejected


Important Dates


Opening of Online Portal: 25th September 2017


Closing of Online Portal: 16th October 2017


Date of Qualifying Entrance Examination: 27th October 2017


Exam Venue:

For PhD, & M. Phil. Candidates: M.S University Campus, except Nagercoil & Kerala area Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli-12

For M. Phil Candidates of Nagercoil & Kerala Area: SCOTT CHRISTIAN COLLEGE Nagercoil


MSU Tirunelveli

Manomaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, (Re-Accredited by NAAC with B Grade), Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education, Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli-627012, Website


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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