Anna University Centre for Research

Centre For Research Anna University, Chennai

Admission Guidelines for M.S.(By Research) Programme
 
 

1. GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

1.1 Bachelor’s Degree from a University or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in the fields of study notified from time to time by the University. Specific educational qualifications are given in Clause 2.
 
1.2 A minimum of 55% marks or CGPA of 5.5 on a 10 point scale in the qualifying examination. In case of SC/ST/ Differently – abled candidates, 50% marks or CGPA of 5.0 on a 10 point scale.
 

2. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

Sl.No.

Programme

Qualification for Admission

(i)

M.S. (By Research) Degree in Engineering/ Technology

B.E. / B.Tech. in the relevant branch of Engineering / Technology

(ii)

M.S. (By Research) Degree in Science and Humanities

M.Sc. / M.A. (English / Communication / Mass Communication / Journalism / Media Arts) in the relevant branch of Science and Humanities / M.C.A

(iii)

M.S. (By Research) Degree in Management Sciences

B.E / B.Tech in any branch of Engineering/ Technology or Master's degree in any branch of Science and Humanities

(iv)

M.S. (By Research) Degree in Architecture and Planning

B.Arch. / B.Plan. in Architecture and Planning

 
Note : Candidates should have the required qualification in the order of studies 10th, HSC(or)Diploma, UG/PG degree or its equivalent qualification.
 
3. M.S.(By Research) PROGRAMME
      Two categories of M.S.(By Research) programme available are: Full-time and Part-time. Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria as mentioned in sections 1 & 2 are eligible to apply for M.S.(By Research) Programme.
 
3.1 Full-Time M.S.(By Research) Programme
3.1.1 Candidates under Full-time shall do research work in the University Departments / University Colleges / Colleges affiliated to the University which are approved research departments. Candidates should be available during the working hours for curricular and research related activities.
3.1.2 Candidates who clear the selection criteria of the M.S.(By Research) admission of the University and working in the projects undertaken from State / Central / Quasi Government and fully funded projects in the University Departments / University Colleges / Colleges affiliated to the University shall register for the research programme under the supervisorship of the Principal Coordinator / Investigator of such projects. Such supervisors should be regular teaching faculty as well as recognized supervisors of this University. The scholar 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 should be the recognized research centre of the University and also the working place of the Scholar.
3.1.3 Candidates in employment, who want to pursue Full-time study, should be sponsored by their employer and should avail leave for the minimum duration of the programme (Clause 10) and should get formally relieved from their duty to join the research programme.
3.1.4 Foreign Nationals sponsored by the Government of India or their respective Governments on any exchange programme and who satisfy the eligibility conditions as per the regulations shall apply for Full-time category in the respective Specialization.
3.1.5 Full-time scholars shall necessarily sign in the attendance register on all working days at the respective place of research.
 
3.2 Part-Time M.S.(By Research) Programme
The following categories of candidates are eligible to apply under Part-time programme.
 
3.2.1 Part-Time Internal Scholars
Full-time teaching faculty of University Departments / University Colleges of Anna University and regular teaching faculty of Government Engineering Colleges / Government aided Engineering Colleges / Government Polytechnic Colleges / Government aided Polytechnic Colleges of Tamil nadu. The nomenclature shall continue for the above scholars till they are in service in the above Institutions.
 
3.2.2 Part-Time External Scholars
i.  Full time teaching faculty of Self financing Engineering colleges affiliated to the University / Self-financing Polytechnic Colleges/ Colleges affiliated to other UGC recognised Universities.
ii  Candidates working in Industrial Units / R&D Departments / National Laboratories / Units of Government / Quasi Government or any other research laboratories within Tamil Nadu, which are recognized by the University to do research with the University and sponsored by the respective employer. The nomenclature shall continue for the above scholars till they are in service in the above Institutions.
iii  Candidates working in Industry are eligible to apply for M.S.(By Research) under Part Time mode and supervisor should be from university departments of anna University. (Click here to view the norms for Ph.D. admission of the scholars from Industry). The candidates shall enclose the NOC from employer as per the format.
 
3.2.3 The place of research of the Scholar mentioned in the clauses 3.2.1 and 3.2.2 shall be the working place of the Supervisor.
 
4. MODE OF SELECTION
4.1 The candidates desirous of registering for M.S.(By Research) Programme shall apply by filling all the relevant details mentioned in the online application form available in the University website and submit online with the approval of the supervisor on or before the due date as indicated in the notification issued from time to time. University shall issue notification for M.S.(By Research) admission twice every year.

4.2. Incomplete applications and applications with false information in any respect shall be summarily rejected without any intimation to the candidate.
4.3. The Centre for Research shall screen the applications as per the eligibility norms, and the Centre for Entrance Examinations shall conduct the written test for eligible candidates. Candidates appearing for the written test should obtain minimum 50% marks as specified by the University to qualify for the interview process. The final selection of the candidate for the M.S.(By Research) admission shall be based on the overall marks secured by the candidate in the Written test(70% weightage) and Interview(30% weightage). The syllabus for the Written test is given in the Centre for Research Website. The successful candidates selected for M.S.(By Research) admission shall be shortlisted based on the cut-off marks fixed by the Research Board.
 
5. DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME
 

Sl.No.

Programme

Minimum duration(years)

Maximum duration(years)

Full-time

Part- time

Full-time/ Part-time

1.

Engineering/Technology/ Architecture and Planning

2

3

4

2.

Science and Humanities

2

3

4

3.

Management

(a)Engineering Qualification

2

3

4

(b) Science Qualification

2

3

4

 
 
6. FACULTY FOR THE AWARD OF THE DEGREE

      If the report of the Oral Examination Board is SATISFACTORY, the scholar shall be awarded M.S.(By Research) Degree based on the specialization in which he/she got admission for M.S.(By Research) programme (as per clause 6.1), under the Faculty of Civil Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Information and Communication Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture and Planning/ Science and Humanities/ Management Sciences, with the approval of the Syndicate.

 
7. DETAILS OF FEES TO BE PAID
7.1 One time Non Refundable Registration Fee
      The mode of Registration fee payment is through online only.
General Category candidates          - Rs.1000 + GST(18%)
Tamil Nadu SC/ST/SCA candidates  - Rs.600 + GST(18%)
Other State SC/ST candidates         - Rs.1000 + GST(18%)
 
7.2 At the time of admission
FEE STRUCTURE

Sl. No.

Particulars

Full-time / Part-time
Rs.

I. One time Fee

1.

Admission Fee

3,000

2.

Cost of Regulations Book

500

 

Total

3,500

II. Refundable Deposit

1.

Caution Deposit

10,000

 

Total

10,000

III. Payable Every Semester

1.

Enrolment Fee

1,000

2.

Tuition Fee *

1,500

3.

University Library Fee

500

4.

Development Fee

2,000

5.

Research Coordination Fee

12,000

 

Total

17,000

 

Grand Total

30,500

 
* Tuition fee is exempted for
i. Tamil Nadu state SC/ST candidates for Full-Time Ph.D. programme
ii. Differently abled persons on submission of "Disability Certificate" obtained from State/Central Government organization for availing Tuition fee exemption.
Note : 50% of fee concession in SI.NO. III is applicable to the regular Faculty members of University Departments / Regional Centres / University Colleges of Engineering of Anna University and Government Engineering Colleges/Government Polytechnic Colleges of Tamil Nadu.
 
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 the Thesis. Fees once paid as not refundable.
 
7.4 Examination fee for Coursework
      A minimum of Eight PG level courses including one mathematics course are to be studied and examinations are to be undertaken by a M.S. (By Research) scholar as recommended by the Monitoring Committee. The prescribed Examination fee has to be paid to the Controller of Examinations as and when it is notified by the Office of Controller of Examinations.
 
 
8. ATTENTION TO THE CANDIDATES AND SUPERVISORS
8.1. 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 only.
8.2. Candidates from the colleges affiliated to any other UGC recognised Universities, should submit the declaration form.
8.3. Candidates are advised to choose recognised supervisors (Click here to view the list of Supervisors) from recognised Departments (Click here to view the list of recognised departments). If the recognised department is not having PG programme the candidates shall enclose declaration form along with hardcopy of application. The NOC shall be produced once the candidates is selected.
8.4. Supervisors working in recognized Nationalized Laboratories situated within Tamil Nadu shall also function as Supervisor. However, a recognized supervisor from University Departments/ University Colleges/ Affiliated Engineering Colleges is mandatory to act as Joint Supervisor to take care of the administrative and research responsibilities of the scholar.
8.5. A Supervisor shall entertain registration of new scholars under his/her supervision up to the age of (i) 60 years (i.e. till retirement) and after 58 while taking new scholars a joint supervisor should be included for University Departments / Govt. / Govt.-aided Institutions (ii) 65 years and after 63 while taking new scholars a joint supervisor should be included for affiliated institutions.
     8.6. As per UGC regulations 2016 the maximum no. of scholars permissible for guidance under a Supervisor / Joint Supervisor at any given point in time is restricted based on the designation of the Supervisor / Joint Supervisor, which is given as follows:

Professor                 -  11
Associate Professor  -   8
Assistant Professor   -  5
8.7. A MAXIMUM OF 4 CANDIDATES SHALL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER WITH A SUPERVISOR IN ANY ONE SESSION.
8.8.The scholars will be governed by the M.S.(By Research) Regulation of this University.
 

   NOTE :


  Application of candidate without the consent of the recognized supervisor from recognized department of this       university shall be summarily rejected and no further correspondence will be entertained.

  Candidates who have not obtained UG degree under Full-Time Regular mode of State/Central Universities shall       apply for course eligibility at the time of submitting hard copy of the application for M.S.(By Research)      Programme. The Course Eligibility application shall be available in the webpage of Centre for Research. The      hardcopy of Course Eligibility application shall be submitted to the office of Director, Centre for Research, Anna      University, Chennai - 600 025.

  Candidates who have obtanined UG degree from foreign university shall obtain the course eligibilty      certificate from the Association of Indian University (AIU). The same has to be submitted along with the hard      copy of the application to Centre For Research.

  Candidates working in Govt./Govt. Aided/Self-financing Engineering Colleges and Polytechnic Colleges shall      produce No Objection Certificate from the Head of Institution / Research Organization.