Bharathiar University M.Phil. and Ph.D. Admissions 2018

Last Updated - April 02 2018

Bharathiar University, Coimbatore was founded in Tamil Nadu in 1982. The University has recently announced notification for admission to its Part-Time and Full-Time research programs. The University provides M.Phil and Ph.D. programs in 40 various branches via 13 Schools and 37 Departments.

The application form for M.Phil. and Ph.D. programs are available on the official website of Bharathiar University. The general eligibility for admission to the research programs is a post-graduate degree in a concerned branch.

The University organizes a Common Entrance Test for admission to the research programs. The Entrance Test is followed by an individual Interview. Aspirants who have already cleared their M.Phil. are exempted from appearing in the entrance test and can straight appear for the interview.

  • Method of Application



    09th Sep, 2018

Important Dates for M.Phil. and Ph.D. Program

M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Science
Last date for submitting M.Phil. application forms (Tentative)09th Sep, 2018
Last date for Submitting Ph.D. Application Form (Tentative)09th Sep, 2018

Eligibility Criteria for M.Phil. and Ph.D. Program

The branches in which Bharathiar University provides M.Phil. and Ph.D. program is given below:

BotanyBio-InformaticsEnvironmental SciencesLife Sciences (BU-DRDO)Microbial Bio-Technology
Bio-TechnologyInformation TechnologyChemistryComputer ApplicationsCommunication and Media Studies
Educational TechnologyEducationPhysicsMedical PhysicsNano science and Technology
Econometrics MathematicsApplied MathematicsWomen’s StudiesTextiles and Apparel Design
Sociology and Population StudiesLiterature StudiesEnglish Language TeachingLinguistics and Communication/Cognitive/Soft SkillsHuman Genetics and Molecular Biology
Extension Career Guidance and Students WelfareLibrary and Information ScienceElectronics and InstrumentationYoga for Human ExcellenceManagement and Entrepreneurial Development
Physical EducationComputer SciencePsychologyBio-Chemistry CommerceSocial Work

The detailed eligibility for M.Phil. and Ph.D. program respectively is given below:

For M.Phil. Full-Time Aspirants:

  • Aspirants must have scored 55% marks (5% relaxation for SC/ST aspirants in the at least eligibility marks) and above in the Master’s degree
  • Aspirants with Master’s degree in the related or concerned branch or any other qualification recognised as equivalent
  • Aspirants with 55% (5% relaxation for SC/ST aspirants in the at least 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 period or more in University Departments/Research Departments of Affiliated Colleges/Recognised Research Institutions

For M.Phil. Part-Time Aspirants:

  • Any person employed in any concern/organization/institution/ R & D Centers / Laboratories located within Tamil Nadu or Research Institutions recognised by Bharathiar University with an at least of 55% of marks in the Master’s degree. Such aspirants shall produce a No objection certificate and Service Certificate from the Employer or Head of the Institution (in case of Educational Institutions)
  • The medium of Language is Tamil for the aspirants doing their research in Yoga for Human Excellence and who have studied UG/Post Graduate degree courses in Tamil medium and for the rest of the aspirants, the medium is English.
  • All teachers working in colleges affiliated to Bharathiar University are applicable. Aspirants working as guest lecturers on consolidated pay are also applicable to pursue M.Phil. (Part-time) program after they produce a NOC and service certificate from their respective colleges

Ph.D. (Mathematics), Ph.D. (Applied Mathematics) & Ph.D. (Statistics)

Eligibility Criteria for admission to Full-time/Part-time Ph.D. program at BU

  • For aspirants other than a teacher, any permanent staff in a Government Office/Private or Public Ltd., Company/a recognised factory/institution/research institution / Educational Institution / business / with a at least duration of two years of experience after obtaining their Master’s degree with a at least of 55% of marks (staff comprises Board of Directors, Proprietor, and Partner) are applicable for part-time Ph.D. registration in the relevant branch.
  • An aspirant must have finished Post Graduation in a relevant branch. The guides may be from the Departments of Commerce, Management Studies, Economics or related subjects.
The aspirant must have finished a total period of 17 years of study in order to be applicable to the program.
  • The aspirant must have an at least of 55% marks in the qualifying examination. The University allows a relaxation of 5% marks for aspirants belonging to the SC/ST categories in the qualifying examination.
  • The part-time aspirants belonging to any one of the following categories working as the teacher in Department of the University or an affiliated College of this University / Higher Secondary School / High School / Middle School/Polytechnics within Tamilnadu, recognised/approved by the Government can apply for the Ph.D. program at BU.  Subjects like Engineering, Medicine, Law, and Agriculture are not applicable to register under Bharathiar University.
  • Scientist / Research fellows / Research assistants / Technical assistants / Project assistants / Project Fellows / Research associates / recruited in the research projects funded by recognised agencies / Government / industries are also applicable to register for Ph.D. at University Departments, Affiliated Colleges, Research Institutions, or R & D Centres / Laboratories.   
  • Any Chartered Accountant/Cost Accountant/Company Secretary and other professionals with an at least duration of two years of experience after obtaining their professional qualification are applicable for Part-time Ph.D. registration.
  • How to apply for M.Phil. and Ph.D. Program?

    M.Phil/Ph.D in Science, M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Commerce & M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Engineering

    The application form for M.Phil. and Ph.D. programs at Bharathiar University can be downloaded from the University’s official website. An aspirant must ensure that they fill same information in both the copies of the form.  The details about Application fee is given below:

    Application Fee:

    • Cost of Application for M.Phil. - Rs.500/-
    • Cost of Application for Ph.D. - Rs. 600/-

    Payment Methods:

    There are two methods to pay the application fee, i.e. Demand Draft and Bank Challan. An aspirant can get the Demand Draft allocated from any Nationalized bank while the Bank Challan must be from only Bank of India. An aspirant must not forget to write their name on the backside of the DD. If an aspirant applies for more than one college, he/she has to pay the cost of application Rs.500/- for M.Phil. And Rs.600/- for the Ph.D. program for each application. The application form has two copies. After downloading the form, an aspirant required to fill the form cautiously and send it to the University with the necessary enclosures before the last date is over.

    For admission to university departments:

    The Application form consists of two copies (First Copy and Second Copy). The first copy (without any enclosures) of the application form should be sent to The Registrar, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore-46. The second copy (all attested Xerox copies of testimonials from 10th standard onwards along with original Demand Draft or Bank Challan) has to be sent to the HOD of the related Department of Bharathiar University, Coimbatore-46.

    For admission to affiliated colleges of Bharathiar University/ Approved Research Institute:

    First copy with original Demand Draft (without any enclosures) has to be sent to The Registrar, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore-46 and second copy (all attested Xerox copies of testimonials from 10th standard onwards) has to be sent to the Principal / Director of related College / Institution.

    The filled in applications should access to the University and related college.

    The DD must be drawn in favor of “The Registrar, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore”.

    Admission Procedure of M.Phil. and Ph.D. Program

    M.Phil/Ph.D in Science, M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Commerce & M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Engineering

    Admission will be made on the basis of the Post Graduate marks, marks obtained in the Common Entrance Test and interview.

    The qualifying examinations marks converted to 50 Marks

    Common Entrance Test: 35 Marks

    Interview: 15 Marks

    Total: 100 marks

    Entrance Exam Format:

    The entrance test will be based on subjects studied in the course study at the Post Graduate level by the aspirant. Here are details of the entrance test:

    • There will be 50 Questions in total, all the question will be of objective type (MCQ)
    • Maximum Marks: 35 (50x0.7=35)
    • Time Duration: 1.30 hours

    The concession from the written test:

    • M.Phil. degree holders required not appear for common entrance test, however, they will need to appear for the interview.
    • UGC/CSIR-JRF NET/SLET/GATE/ Teacher fellowship holders / Scientist working in DRDO / faculty of Air Force Administrative College/foreign aspirants required not appear for entrance test. Such aspirants shall be straight admitted to the doctoral program via interview.

    The qualifying examinations mark converted to 50 Marks


    Interview: 15 Marks

    Total: 100 marks

    Note: However, for the Scientist working in DRDO / faculty of Air Force Administrative College/ foreign aspirants the department should organize entrance test and interview to assess the knowledge of the related branch.

    Reservation Criteria for M.Phil. and Ph.D. Program

    • 01 % for Scheduled Tribes
    • 18 % for Scheduled Castes
    • 30 % for Backward Classes, within this 3.5 % for Muslims & 3.5 % for Christians.
    • 20 % for Most Backward Class and Denotified Community / DNC
    • 31 % of open competition.

    *The article might have information for the earlier academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification allocated by the University/College

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