Anna University Centre for Research

Centre For Research Anna University, Chennai

Admission Guidelines for Full Time M.S.(By Research) cum Ph.D. 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

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Programme

Qualification for Admission

(i)

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

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

(ii)

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 degree or its equivalent qualification.
 
3.FULL TIME M.S.(BY RESEARCH) CUM Ph.D. PROGRAMME
3.1 Candidates under Full-time shall do research work in the University Departments of Anna University. Candidates should be available during the working hours for curricular and research related activities.
3.2 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.
3.3 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 in respective Specialization.
3.4 The scholars shall necessarily sign in the attendance register on all working days at the respective place of research.
3.5 On successful completion of M.S.(By Research) degree wiil be awarded as per university regulation and approved by the Syndicate.
3.6 If the candidates opts to continue the research leading to Ph.D., if the supervisor recommends he/she need not follow undergo selection procedure for Ph.D. and also will be excempted from Ph.D.Coursework.
 
4. MODE OF SELECTION
4.1 The candidates desirous of registering for M.S.(By Research) cum Ph.D. 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) cum Ph.D. 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) cum Ph.D. 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) cum Ph.D. 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)

1.

Engineering/Technology/ Architecture and Planning

4

8

 
 
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) cum Ph.D. Degree based on the specialization in which he/she got admission for M.S.(By Research) cum Ph.D. programme (as per clause 6.1), under the Faculty of Civil Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Information and Communication Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture and Planning, 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

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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.
ii. Differently abled persons on submission of "Disability Certificate" obtained from State/Central Government organization for availing Tuition fee exemption.
 
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) cum Ph.D. 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 are advised to choose recognised supervisors from University Departments of Anna University.
8.2. A Supervisor shall entertain registration of new scholars under his/her supervision up to the age of 60 years (i.e. till retirement) and after 58 while taking new scholars a joint supervisor should be included for University Departments of Anna University.
     8.3. 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
8.4. A MAXIMUM OF 4 CANDIDATES SHALL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER WITH A SUPERVISOR IN ANY ONE SESSION.
 

   NOTE :


  Application of candidate without the consent of the recognized supervisor from university 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) cum      Ph.D.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.