MK University Entrance Exam 2013

Madurai Kamaraj University,
Palkalai Nagar,
Madurai – 625 021,
Tamil Nadu,
Phone No . : 2458471,
Email :,,
Website :

MK University invites applications are invited to “Ph.D., Program in Genomics” offered by the School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University for the academic year 2013 – 2014.

MK University 2013 Exam Date

MK University 2013 Exam Date : 08th June, 2013 ( 10:00 A.M. – 11:40 P.M. )


MK University 2013 Eligibility

Masters degree in any branch of Life Sciences ( Botany, Zoology, Genomics, Microbial Gene Technology, Biochemical Technology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Genetics, or equivalent ), Medicine, Veterinary and Agriculture with First Class or equivalent. M. Tech Degree in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. Those who are pursuing in the final year of M.Sc., also eligible to apply. The certificates/ overall mark statement should be produced during the admission.

MK University 2013 Exam Pattern

1. Madurai Kamaraj University entrance test will consist of three sections : General English ( 25 Marks ), General Knowledge and Reasoning ( 25 Marks ) and Biological Sciences ( 50 Marks ). Biological Sciences Section will have components of Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science and Mathematics at Masters degree level.

2. Ph.D. Enrollment

Students can enroll for their Ph.D., as per the rules and regulations of Madurai Kamaraj University. Candidates can submit their Ph.D., thesis after the completion of three years with other course requirements ( please refer the Ph.D., guidelines of Madurai Kamaraj University,,.

3. Guide Selection

The student can choose their research supervisor in the School of Biological Sciences based on their area of interest. Counseling will be done with a committee constituted for the purpose to assess the interest of the candidates, willingness of the guide and to streamline the selection process. The selected candidates would be enrolled for Ph.D., as per the research guidelines of Madurai Kamaraj University.

4. Fellowship

The fellowship for the students admitted to Ph.D., will be Rupee 12,000/- p.m. + HRA + MA for first two years and Rupee 14,000/- P.M. + HRA + MA for the third year.

5. Ph.D Guidelines

Those registered for Ph.D., should undertake a course work on Research Methodology and another paper in the area of Specialization offered by the Research Supervisor. At the end of first year, the students will appear for the Research Methodology exam as per the regulations of University. Students can submit their Ph.D., thesis 2 years after their completion of Research methodology exam. Every year, students are required to give 2 research project progress presentations in the School. The award of the subsequent year fellowship is based on the recommendations of the supervisor and assessment Committee. Madurai Kamaraj University’s Ph.D., guidelines and regulations are applicable for the Ph.D., course in all other aspects that are not specified here.

MK University 2013 Application Form

a) Applications defective in any particulars will summarily be rejected.

b) Filled – in Madurai Kamaraj University application should be sent on or before the last date specified to :

The Coordinator,
DBT – MKU – IPLS Program,
School of Biological Sciences,
Madurai Kamaraj University,
Madurai – 625021.

MKU 2013 Selection Procedure

The selection of candidate is based on the marks in the Entrance Test conducted by Madurai Kamaraj University and the short-listed candidates will be called for an interview with a panel of subject experts from School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University.

Reservation Policy

As per the DBT – MKU – IPLS guidelines 5 seats will be allocated to candidates from outside Tamil Nadu ( Residence and Institution ). Tamil Nadu Government Reservation Policy will be strictly followed in filling up remaining seats.

Publication of Selection

Selected candidates will be intimated individually by post. The list of Register Numbers of selected candidates will also be published in the following websites,,


MK University 2013 Important Dates

Commencement of sale of Admission Brochure along with the application form from the designated Branches of Indian Bank and from the Office of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga ( MDNIY ), New Delhi24th July, 2013
Last date for submission of Application form12th August, 2013
Announcement of Merit List14th August, 2013
Dates of 1st Counseling Session for admission to be held at MDNIY, New Delhi19th August, 2013 to 20th August, 2013
Announcement of the Merit List for 2nd Counselling21st August, 2013
Dates of 2nd Counseling Session for admission to be held at MDNIY, New Delhi23rd August, 2013
Commencement of the Academic Session26th August, 2013

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