Alagappa University PhD Admission 2017

Alagappa University Applications are invited for admission to PhD program for the academic year 2017 – 2018.

Eligible candidates desirous of pursuing Ph.D. Program ( both FT / PT ) in the University Departments, Constituent Colleges, Affiliated Colleges and other Approved Research Centres of Alagappa University are instructed to apply in the prescribed format for the Pre-Registration Qualifying Entrance Examination ( Written test and Interview ).

Faculty-wise disciplines offered by the University are detailed below.

Arts 1.Tamil 2.English 3.Women’s Studies 4.Rural Development 5.History 6.Economics 7. Social Work 8.Fine Arts 9. Library & Information Science
Science 1. Mathematics 2.Computer Science 3.Physics 4.Chemistry 5.Biotechnology 6.Molecular Biology 7.Microbiology 8.Nanoscience & Technology 9.Bioinformatics 10.Bioelectronics & Biosensors 11. Oceanography & Coastal Area Studies 12.Animal Health & Management 13.Zoology 14.Botany 15.Home Science 16.Geology 17.Energy Science
Management 1.Management 2.Commerce 3.Corporate Secretaryship 4.Bank Management 5.International Business 6. Political Science 7. Logistics Management
Education 1. Education 2.Special Education 3.Physical Education

Alagappa University PhD Eligibility Criteria

  1. Candidates who have passed through 10+2+3+2/11+1+3+2/10+3+2+2 pattern alone can apply
  2. P.G. Degree with 55% of marks, 50% marks for SC/ST / Physically or Visually challenged candidates, & 50% for P.G. qualified before 1st January 1991.
  3. M.Ed. (Education / Special Education) / M.A. Education is essential for Ph.D. in Education

Note : Candidates who are in the final year / semester of their P.G. Degree may also apply for the Pre-Registration Qualifying Entrance Examination for Ph.D. Program.  However the pass certificates will be issued only on production of attested copy of Cumulative Mark Statement ensuring minimum eligible percentage of marks in P.G. Degree.

NET / SET / GATE– qualified candidates are exempted from clearing the Entrance Exam ( Both Written Examination & Interview )  – They need not apply for the examination.

Alagappa University PhD Exam Pattern

A. Written Examination ( In English Medium ) ( 3 hours )
( For all candidates seeking admission in all disciplines except Ph.D. in Tamil Literature )

S. No.Area of TestNo. of MCQsMarks
 1.Test of English Language Skills2525
 2.Test of Quantitative Aptitude2525
 3.Test of Relevant Subject Knowledge100100


( For candidates seeking admission to Ph.D. in Tamil Literature )

S.No.Area of TestNo. of MCQsMarks
 1.Test of Language Skills in Tamil2525
 2.Test of Quantitative Aptitude (Tamil Medium)2525
 3.Test of Subject Knowledge in Tamil100100

The question paper in MCQ pattern is adopted.  The Standard of Question paper will be PG so far as subject Area is concerned and Graduate level for Language and Quantitative Skills.

B. Interview

All candidates have to take an interview at 2.00 the respective departments or officiating departments which will assess the following abilities of the candidates.

S. No.Type of Ability AssessedMaximum Marks
 1.Subject Knowledge70
 2.Research Aptitude20
 3.Communication Skills10

Weightage of Marks : Written Test 85%
Interview 15%

Alagappa University PhD Application Form 2017

Alagappa University PhD Application may be downloaded from the University website ( ). List of Approved Research Centres and discipline wise recognised Research Supervisors are available in the University Website. Filled in application must be accompanied by a DD for Rupee 500/- drawn in favour of the Registrar, Alagappa University payable at Karaikudi.

Filled in Applications should be sent to the following address on or before 10th August, 2017.

The Registrar,
Alagappa University,
Karaikudi – 630 003.

Alagappa University PhD Important Dates 2017

Submission of application through ONLINE11th July, 201710.00 a.m. onwards
Last date for receipt of filled in application10th August, 20175.30 p.m.
Written Test27th August, 201710.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
Interview in the Concerned Department27th August, 20172.00 p.m. onwards

Note : The Venue of Interview and the Interview Schedule will be notified in the website prior to Entrance Examination.

Alagappa University Contact Address

Alagappa University
Tamil Nadu, India.
Pin Code : 630 003.
Telephone : 91-4565-226250,223400,
Fax : 04565 – 225216,
E-Mail :,
Website :

12 thoughts on “Alagappa University PhD Entrance Exam 2017

  1. Respected sir. I did Mphil in Pri d t university. It is eligible to write phd entrance exam. At the s as me time I need a model question paper for entrance exam( commerce subject ) I have finished Bed Mphil.

  2. Respected Sir/ Madam,
    This is T.Ayyappan from Dindigul. I did my M.P.ED programme in Alagappa University during 2008. After I completion of M.PHIL programme in PRIST University during 2010. Now, I would like to take up Pat-Time PhD in Physical Education in your esteemed University. Please guide me Sir/ Madam. How can I apply Pat-Time PhD in Physical Education in Alagappa University. I am Waiting for your notification (Pat-Time PhD).

  3. Respected sir,
    I am preparing for pre-qualifying exam for ph.d in alagappa university mar-2016,i request u set model question papers to win exam.

  4. Sir, I am G.V. Jayalakshmi aspiring to do Ph.D. in Education. Kindly facilitate me with a model Question Paper for Pre-Qualifying Exam Admission to Ph.D.. My e-mail id is

  5. sir I did M.PHIL IN PSYCHOLOGY now registered with MADRAS UNIVERSITY for PH.D ,GUIDE HAS RETIRED .How do I join into ALAGAPPA.Plese help.I work as teaching staff for more than 20 years,willing to start the study afresh.i did M.A IN CHILD CARE &EDUCATION @ YOUR UNIVERSITY

  6. Sir I am R.Angayarkanni completed M.Sc Marine Biotechnology.Please send the model question paper Biotechnolgy.

  7. hello sir I m Aafaq From Kashmir & i m so much interested in doing Phd in zoology in Alagappa University, Sir is there any option for online Registration for Phd,

  8. Am Srinivasan, I have Completed current year M.Sc., Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in University of Madras, Chennai-25. I am so much interest on Phd In Alagappa University,

    Please give for information for Entrance Exam Date, How is apply then modal question paper send me my mail id

  9. Respected sir,
    I am Bharat ram kumar from karaikudi,i had atten PhD Entrance Exam 2012,i want to know that i got a oppurtunity to do PhD or not, so i request you to send the procedure to know the result,
    Thank you

  10. sir i attended the entrance examination of ph.d in library and information science, but i have not recieved any information so for.please what about my seat //

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