Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) Anantapur Ph.D and M.Phil Admissions 2018

Last Updated - June 30 2018

JNTU Anantapur invites aspirants to join their different specializations provided in M.Tech and M.Pharm courses. It became a constituent college of the university in 1972. JNTU Anantapur started functioning in 2008 from one of its constituent colleges. It is one of the most highly ranked technical universities of the country, coming up with different schemes to offer quality education to the students. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University is the new name of 'The College of Engineering, Vishakhapatnam' which was founded in 1946.

The admission to research programs is based on an entrance test organized by JNTU Anantapur. The day and time of examination are conveyed to the aspirants who have applied. JNTU Anantapur only offers External (Part-Time) research courses. The M.S. courses mentioned below are research-based only. The full-time research courses are offered by its constituent colleges. The admission is based on the marks scored in the test, along with an interview. The award of the degree is not based on regular session or coursework.

  • Method of Application



    17th Jul, 2018

Important Dates

M.Phil/Ph.D in Pharmacy
Registration17th Jul, 2018
Eligibility Criteria
Ph.D. (English), Ph.D. (Management Studies) & Ph.D. (Pharmacy)

Duration: 3 to 6 years

Specialization (Seats):

  • Food Technology: 5 (External)
  • Mechanical Engineering: 25 (External)
  • Management Science: 10 (External)
  • Biotechnology: 5 (External)
  • Chemical Engineering: 10 (External)
  • Physics: 10 (External)
  • Electrical Engineering: 25 (External)
  • Chemistry: 15 (External)
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering: 25 (External)
  • Civil Engineering: 20 (External)
  • Pharmaceutical Science: 25 (External)
  • Mathematics: 10 (External)
  • English: 10 (External)
  • Computer Science and Engineering: 25 (External)


  • The aspirant should have an M.Sc. or M.Tech. They also have to submit a letter of employment from their Institution/Organization. degree in Biotechnology.
  • Engineering and Pharmacy stream aspirants should have an Engineering/Pharmacy graduate degree along with a Postgraduate degree in the relevant branch.
  • For Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, the aspirant should have a B.Tech and M.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering department. They also have to take permission to take a leave of at least 6 months at least twice in the total period of the research to appear for examination and complete the thesis.

    The aspirants who work in JNTU or any of its constituent colleges will be seen as internal aspirants. Their seats will be over and above the advertised seats.

    Eligibility for Supervisor/Co-Supervisor:

    • The supervisor should be a teacher/researcher in an Institution/Organization.
    • A supervisor can only be allotted 8 Ph.D. students and 5 M.Phil./M.S. students.
    • If the supervisor is external, a co-supervisor is to be recruited by the University.
    • He/she should have a Ph.D. in the relevant branch along with a minimum of 7 years of teaching/research work in which at least 2 years should be posted Ph.D.
    • All aspirants have to identify and obtain the consent of a supervisor who has all the necessary qualification for supervision.
    Sc.) degree with mathematics as one of the subjects. Or

Note: If the aspirant achieved the PG degree via distance mode, the program must have the approval of AICTE, UGC and Distance Education Council.

Employment Criteria (for external aspirants):

The aspirants who seeking to organize their research program as external aspirants must be working in an Educational/ Scientific /R&D/Industrial/Government Organization for at least one year and should fulfill all the eligibility criteria mentioned above. degree in  Chemical Engineering/ Dairy Technology/ Biotechnology.
  • The aspirant must have scored at least 55% (50% for SC/ST) in their qualifying degree.
  • For Biotechnology, the aspirant must have an M.Sc. degree in BioTechnology/ Chemistry/ Botany/ Zoology/ Biochemistry /Food Tech./ Microbiology or The aspirant should have an M.Tech. or The aspirant should have an M.C.A. degree.
  • For Pharmacy streams, the aspirants with a Pharm.D. degree are also qualified.
  • For Food and Technology, the aspirant must have an M.Sc. degree in Chemistry/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Home Science/ Agriculture/ Horticulture/Food Tech./ Food Sciences &Nutrition/Veterinary Science. Or
  • The aspirant should have an M.Sc./M.Sc.(Comp. They can continue to work in the stated organization.

    Such aspirants will have to declare that they wish to complete the degree as an external aspirant at the time of admission.
  • M.Phil. (English) & M.Phil (Science)

    Duration: 2 to 4 years

    Seats: 20 (5 per branch)


    • English
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics
    • Physics

    Eligibility: The aspirant must have a Postgraduate or equivalent degree with a minimum of 55% (50% for SC/ST) in the relevant branch.

    Master of Science [M.S] (Research)

    Duration: 2 to 4 years

    Seats: 35 (5 in each branch)


    • Electronics and Communication Engineering
    • Computer Science and Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering

    Eligibility: The aspirant should have a B.E./B.Tech. It is not a regular session/coursework based program.

    degree with a minimum of 55% (50% for SC/ST) in relevant branch.

    Note: M.S. by research is only a research program for aspirants in service.

    Application Procedure

    M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Pharmacy, M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering & M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts

    •  Aspirants can get the application form from the University's website.
    •  The filled in application form, a plan of research work (in 500 words), three self-addressed stamped envelopes (size: 22x10 cm stamp: Rs.5/-) and a demand draft of Rs.1,000/- (Rs.500/- for SC/ST) in favor of 'The Registrar, JNTU Anantapur' payable at any national bank, preferably SBI is to be submitted through post/courier or in person.
    •  If the aspirant wishes to send the form through post/courier, he/she has to send it to:

    The Director of Admissions

    JNT University Anantapur

    Ananthapuramu- 515 002

    Admission Procedure

    M.Phil/Ph.D in Pharmacy, M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering & M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts

    •  The final selection is based on an entrance test and/or an interview.
    •  The test is organized by JNTU Anantapur and is of one hour's duration.
    •  The date and time of the test will be intimated to the qualified aspirants by the University.
    •  The syllabus, along with other details for the exam will also be available at the University's website.
    • The aspirants must collect they admit cards from the Director of admissions, JNTU Anantapur one day prior to the exam.
    • The aspirant who seek admission in the Ph.D. course and have eligible in UGC/CSIR (JRF)/NET/SLET/SET/GATE/GPAT, or possess an M.Phil. degree (not through distance education) required not appear for the examination. They have to come for an interview on the date and time allotted to them.
      *The article might have information for the earlier academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification allowed by the University/College

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