Anna University
Centre for Research

Anna University,Chennai


Application for Ph.D. / M.S. (By Research) programmes January 2014
Centre for Research
 
 
Admission Brochure for Ph.D.
 
 

1. GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

 
1.1 Master's Degree of this University or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in the fields of study notified from time to time by this University. Specific educational qualifications are given in Clause 2.

1.2 Bachelor's Degree in Engineering / Technology of the University or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in the fields of study with a minimum of 15 years of R & D Experience in National Research Laboratories / Public sector undertakings and with minimum of three publications in referred impact factor journals or two approved international patents in the last five years.

1.3 A minimum of 55% marks or CGPA of 5.5 on a 10 point scale in the qualifying examination (50% marks or CGPA of 5.0 on a 10 point scale for SC/ST candidates).

1.4 The Clause 1.3 does not apply, if the qualifying degree is M.S (By Research) of this University or recognized as equivalent.
 

2. Educational Qualifications

 

S.No

Programme

Qualification for Admission

 (i)

Ph.D. Degree in Engineering/ Technology

M.E./M.Tech./M.S. (By Research) in the relevant branch of Engineering or Technology

(ii)

Ph.D. Degree in 
Science and Humanities

M.Sc./M.A.(English)/M.S. (By Research) in the relevant branch of Science and Humanities / M.C.A.

(iii)

Ph.D. Degree in Management Sciences

MBA / Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management or Administration awarded by Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) / M.S (By Research) in Management Sciences

(iv)

Ph.D. Degree in 
Architecture and Planning

M.Arch./M.Plan. / M.S.(By Research) in Architecture and Planning

 
Candidates should have the required qualification in the order of studies 10th, HSC, UG/PG degree or its equivalent qualification.
 
3. Ph.D. Programme
 
Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria as in the Clauses 1 & 2 are eligible to apply for Ph.D. Programme.
 
3.1 Full-Time Ph.D. Programme
 
3.1.1 Candidates under Full-time shall do research work in the University Departments/University Colleges/University Campuses/Affiliated Engineering Colleges/Architecture Schools and shall be available during the working hours for curricular, co-curricular and related activities.
 
3.1.2 Candidates working in the projects undertaken from State/Central/Quasi Government and totally funded through the projects in the University Departments, University Colleges of Engineering, University Campuses, Govt./Govt. Aided/Self financing Engineering Colleges within Tamil Nadu. If the Principal Co-ordinator/Investigator of such projects are recognized Supervisor of Anna University, Chennai and working in the University Departments/Affiliated Engineering College, the candidate shall register for research programme under such Supervisor only. The candidate should be appointed in a project sanctioned by a funding agency/organization atleast for a period of two years. Part employments in different spells or in different projects are not permitted. The Department / Centre where the project is undertaken shall be a recognized research centre of the University.

3.1.3 Candidates in employment, who want to pursue Full-time study, shall be sponsored by their employer and shall avail study leave for the minimum duration of the programme and shall produce relieving order obtained from their employer to join the research programme.

3.1.4 Candidates who are sponsored by AICTE under Quality Improvement Programme for teachers of Engineering Colleges who satisfy the eligibility conditions shall be eligible for Full-time category only in the specializations as notified in the AICTE guidelines.

3.1.5 Candidates who are selected at National level Fellowship programmes or by any recognized bodies and who satisfy the eligibility conditions as per the regulations shall also apply under Full-time category in the respective specialization.

3.1.6 Foreign Nationals sponsored by Government of India on any exchange programme who satisfy the eligibility conditions as per the regulations shall apply for Full-time study.
 
3.2 Part-Time Ph.D. Programme
 
The following categories of candidates are eligible to apply under Part-time programme.

3.2.1 Full-time teachers of University Departments/University Campuses/University Colleges of Engineering, Govt./Govt. Aided/Self financing Engineering Colleges/Architecture Schools and Govt./Govt. Aided Polytechnics within Tamil Nadu.

3.2.2 Candidates working in R&D Centres which are recognized as a research centre by the University to do collaborative research work and sponsored by the respective employer.
 
4. Mode of selection
 
The selection committee will scrutinize the applications and short list the eligible candidates as per norms. The eligible candidates will be called for Written Test and Interview by the selection committee. The selection of the candidates will be based on the Qualifying degree, Written test, Interview, Experience and Publication in Journal /Conference /Symposium.Candidates qualified in NET/SLET other National Level Eligibility Test are exempted from written test and they have to appear for the interview only. Candidates who have been awarded INSPIRE Fellowship of DST, Rajiv Gandhi and Maulana Azad Fellowships of UGC or similar Fellowships awarded by statutory bodies of Govt. of India are exempted from written test and they have to appear for the interview only for admission to Ph.D. programme. The cut off mark for the selection shall be fixed as 50 out of 100.
 
5. Duration of the programme
 

Sl.No.

Programme

Minimum duration

Maximum duration

Full-time

Part- time

Full-time/ Part-time

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Engineering/Technology/ Architecture and Planning

2

3

6

2.

Science and Humanities

3

4

6

3.

Management

(a)Engineering Qualification

2

3

6

(b) Science Qualification

3

4

6

 
Candidates whose M.Phil. degree related to the proposed Ph.D. field of research, the minimum duration of the programme shall be reduced by one year (i.e) for Full-time 2 years and for Part-time 3 years.
 
6. Faculty for the award of the degree
 

6.1 The place and area of research are shown in Annexure I. The Ph.D. degree shall be awarded in the Faculty shown in Annexure III based on the Post Graduate degree of the candidate.

 
7. Details of fees to be paid
 

7.1 Duly filled-in application shall accompany with registration fee of Rs.800/- for General Category and Rs.400/- for Tamil Nadu SC/ST/SCA candidates in the form of a DD (demand draft) obtained from any Nationalized Bank drawn in favour of " The Director (Research), Anna University " payable at Chennai, drawn on or after 05.08.2013. Mention your 'name','mobile number','reference id' on the back side of Demand Draft.

 
7.2 At the time of admission (after receiving provisional selection order).
 
FEE Structure
 

Sl. No.

Particulars

Full-time Rs.

Part-time Rs.


I. 


One time Fee

 

 

1.

Admission Fee

500

500

2.

Cost of Regulations Book

300

300

 

Total

800

800


II.


Refundable Deposit

 

 

1.

Caution Deposit

9000

9000

 

Total

9000

9000


III.


Payable Every Semester

 

 

1.

Enrolment Fee

200

200

2.

Tuition Fee

1000

1000

3.

University Library Fee

200

200

4.

Departmental Development Fee

800

800

5.

Research Coordination Charges

4850

5350

 

Total

7050

7550

 

Grand Total

16850

17350

 
The above fees shall be paid in the form of a demand draft drawn in favour of The Director (Research), Anna University payable at Chennai. Tuition fee is exempted for Full-time SC/ST Candidates of Tamil Nadu. Cooperative society fee & Smart/Identity card fee as notified by the University are to be paid at the time of admission.
 
7.3 Semester Fee
 
As shown in 7.2 (III) above, each semester fee is to be paid as notified in the website of the University till the submission of Thesis.
 
7.4 Examination fee for Course Works
 
A minimum of four PG level courses are to be studied and examinations are to be undertaken by a Ph.D. scholar as recommended by the Doctoral Committee. The prescribed Examination fee has to be paid as notified by the Controller of Examinations.
 

7.5 Synopsis Fee

Rs. 6,500/- (including Provisional Certificate and Degree Certificate fee) shall be paid at the time of submission of Synopsis.

 
8. Documents to be enclosed with the application
 
8.1 Duly attested photocopies of certificates for proof of qualification (Xth std or equivalent, HSC or equivalence UG/PG mark sheets & Degree certificates), Community certificate and Service certificate (if any).
Note: Full-time SC/ST candidates should produce original community certificate at the time of admission for claiming Tution fee exemption.
 
8.2 Candidates obtained degrees in modes other than Regular mode and the degree not under Regular mode and the degree obtained other than the Universities listed in Annexure II shall apply for Course Equivalence to the Director (Academic Courses), Anna University. Photocopies of curriculum, syllabi of the courses undertaken, mark sheets, certificate from the institution regarding mode of the programme, conduct of classes, evaluation pattern and prescribe fee shall be enclosed while applying Course equivalence to the Director (Academic Courses).

8.3 Photocopy of appointment order (If any)

8.4 A brief one page write up on the Research topic chosen and duly signed by the Supervisor, Joint Supervisor (if any) and the candidate.

8.5 Four self-addressed covers stamped to the value of Rs.5/-(Rupees Five only) each.
 
9.0 Submission of application
 

9.1 Consent from a recognized supervisor from a recognized department of this University is mandatory to consider the application for admission to Ph.D. / M.S. programmes.

9.2 Completed application form in all respect and data sheet with all enclosures securely stitched to it shall be sent to The Director, Centre for Research, Anna University, Chennai - 600 025 so as to reach on or before 30.08.2013 at 05.30 p.m. A demand draft drawn in favour of THE DIRECTOR (RESEARCH), ANNA UNIVERSITY, Chennai-25 payable at Chennai for Rs.800/- (Rupees Eight Hundred only) for general category or for Rs.400/- (Rupees Four Hundred only) for SC/ST Candidates shall be enclosed along with the completed application.

 

 
Applications received after the due date or without the prescribed demand draft and other documents or incompletely filled-in application will be summarily rejected.
 
10. HOSTEL ACCOMODATION IS NOT AVAILABLE.
 
11. ATTENTION TO THE CANDIDATES AND SUPERVISORS
 
1. Candidates working in University Departments, University Campuses, University Colleges of Engineering and Affiliated Engineering Colleges situated within Tamil Nadu shall apply under Part-time mode.
 
2. Recognized supervisors who are working in

i. University Departments/University Colleges/University Campuses/Govt./Govt. aided Engineering Colleges (as given in Annexure I sec I to III).

ii. Recognized research departments of Self-financing Engineering College (as given in Annexure I sec IV) and recognized research departments (within Tamil Nadu) of erstwhile Anna University of Technology at Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy & Tirunelveli shall only function as Supervisor.
 
3. Recognized supervisors working in R&D centres (as given in Annexure I sec V) and in the non recognized departments of self-financing Engineering Colleges shall act only as Joint supervisor.
 
4. Supervisors working in recognized Nationalized Laboratories of this University such as SERC, IGCAR, etc., situated within Tamil Nadu shall also function as Supervisor. However, for such Supervisors, a recognized supervisor from University Departments or from affiliated Engineering Colleges as Joint Supervisor is mandatory.
 
5. The recognized supervisors list is given in the website cfr.annauniv.edu
 
6. Supervisor while giving his/her consent should furnish list of panel members for DC/MC in the enclosed format.
A supervisor shall guide only a maximum of 12 [Ph.D./M.S. (By Research) put together] scholars as Supervisor and  Joint Supervisor.
 
7. Joint Supervisor is mandatory, if the supervisor is not a regular faculty member of the University Departments. A maximum of six Ph.D./M.S.(By Research) scholars only be permitted under such supervisors.
 
8. A MAXIMUM OF 4 CANDIDATES SHALL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER WITH A SUPERVISOR IN ANY ONE SESSION.
 
9.The scholars will be governed by the Ph.D./M.S.(By Research) Regulations (R-2010) of this University.
 
10. The written test followed by interview will be held in the University Departments at Chennai only.
 
IMPORTANT NOTE:
 
- Application submitted without the consent of the recognized supervisor from recognized department of this university shall be summarily rejected and no further correspondence will be entertained.
 
- Incomplete application with regard to the documents mentioned under clause 8.0 will not be considered and will be summarily rejected.
 
- The application submitted with the consent of the recognized supervisor who is already guiding the maximum number of Ph.D./M.S. (By Research) scholars as prescribed by this university will be summarily rejected and no correspondence will be made. 
 
- Candidates seeking admission under Part-time mode from the Organizations/Industries which are not recognized as research centres of this university will be rejected and no further correspondence will be entertained.
 
- Candidates who come under clause 8.2 will be admitted only after the issue of course equivalence certificate by “The director (academic courses)”, Anna University.
 
- Application fee or excess fees paid if any, will not be refunded under any circumstances.
 
- Making any corrections/striking off/overwriting manually, on the automatically generated data in pdf printout, will lead to rejection of application.
   
 
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