Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) has offered various Master Degree Programmes, Post-Graduate Diploma Programmes, Bachelor Degree Programmes, Diploma Programmes & Certificate Programmes for the academic year 2019-2020. Application form for M.Phil./Ph.D. Regular Mode (Full Time/Part Time) – July 2019 Admission Session is available for the eligible candidates. Candidates can check the complete information of TNOU Admission 2019 Application process, eligibility criteria and other information from this page below.

Latest: List of Eligible candidates of PhD and M.Phil Entrance Exam has been released. Scroll down to download the same.

Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) Admission 2019

The Programmes conducted by the Tamil Nadu Open University have been recognized by the following statutory authorities.

  • University Grants Commission [UGC]
  • Distance Education Council [DEC]
  • National Council for Teacher Education [NCTE]
  • Rehabilitation Council of India [RCI]

The University offers Programmes at various levels leading to Certificates, Diplomas, Post-Graduate Diplomas, Bachelor Degrees, and Master Degrees. Each of the Programmes at the University is constituted by a certain number of Courses and each Course is divided into a number of Units (of study).

Events Dates
Last date for Receipt of Application 29 May 2019
Conduct of Examination (Entrance) 14 Jun 2019
Conduct of Interview 24 Jun 2019
Uploading of Selection List in the TNOU Website 27 Jun 2019
Admission Intimation to the Selected Candidates 27 Jun 2019
Last date for Admission 05 Jul 2019
Induction Programme 2nd Week of Jul 2019

TNOU 2019 List of Eligible Candidates

List of Eligible candidates of PhD and M.Phil Entrance Exam has been released. Candidates can check it through the official website or through the direct link which is provided below.

List of Eligible Candidates:

  • Click here to check List of Eligible candidates of PhD Entrance Exam.
  • Click here to check List of Eligible candidates of M.Phil Entrance Exam.

TNOU 2019 Application Form

The application form for M.Phil./Ph.D. Regular Mode (Full Time/Part Time) is released by the Tamilnadu Open University. Candidates may download the application form from the official website of the University. You may also use the direct link given below to download the application form.

Application Form:

  • Click here to download the Ph.D. Application form.
  • Click here to download the M.Phil. Application form.

Submission of Application Form

Before submitting the Application Form, applicants are asked to read carefully and thoroughly the Application Form, the OMR Application Form and the instructions for filling up the Application Form. Before filling in the Application Form, check your eligibility regarding minimum required age, educational qualification, experience, etc., for the Programmes applied for.

The applicants should send the filled-in application form along with a Demand Draft for Rs. 500/- (Application cost). The DD should be drawn in favour of ‘Tamil Nadu Open University’ payable at Chennai.

The applicants need to submit the attested photocopies of the following documents along with the filled-in application form as given below:

  1. Birth Certificate or S.S.L.C. Certificate (as a proof for date of birth)
  2. Community Certificate
  3. SSLC & PUC, HSC, UG, PG and M.Phil. Mark Statements and Convocation Certificates
  4. Service Certificate and No Objection Certificate in original from the Head of the Institution where the candidate is employed indicating the date of appointment if the applicants wish to pursue the research programme under part-time stream.

Incomplete/late application forms and also application forms with false information, if any will be summarily rejected without any intimation to the candidates concerned. Candidates are, therefore, advised to fill in the relevant columns carefully and submit the application form to The Controller of Examinations, Tamil Nadu Open University, No.577, Anna Salai, Saidapet, Chennai – 600 015.

Eligibility Criteria

For Ph.D.

Candidate willing to register for M.Phil./Ph.D. should have passed a Master Degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the master degree, in the discipline concerned with not less than 55% of marks. Also, the Candidate should have gone through the pattern of study in 10+2+3+2 pattern or equivalent in that order. These degrees should have been obtained from this University or any other University recognized as equivalent thereto.

A relaxation 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) / Differently-Abled and other categories of Candidates as per the decision of the TNOU based on the orders of the UGC and the Government of Tamil Nadu from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent Grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying exact marks without including the grace mark procedures. The applicants shall produce necessary documents in support of their claim.

The conditions for admission prescribed under the regulations in respect of the M.Phil./Ph.D. programme should be strictly followed. All Candidates should have passed their PG Degree course as per UGC / AICTE / NCTE / Any Other regulating Body’s regulations.

Admission Procedure of Tamil Nadu Open University

  • Selection procedure for Ph.D.
    As per the UGC regulations, the University will normally admit Ph.D. students through an Entrance Test conducted twice a year in January and July sessions and respective admissions will be made accordingly. However, the announcement for the admissions will be given subject to the vacancy condition only. The admission shall be made purely on merit basis: 50% of marks are from the qualifying examination, i.e. PG Degree and another 50% based on the entrance test. The Candidate should take the examination only in the subject for which he/she has applied for admission into the Ph.D. programme. The University reserves the rights to advertise/admit or both due to administrative reasons.
  • Admission Procedure for M.Phil.
    The University will admit M.Phil. Candidates through an Entrance Test conducted once in a year in July and admission will be made accordingly. The admission shall be made purely on merit basis: 50% of marks from the qualifying examination, i.e. PG Degree and another 50% based on the entrance test. The candidate should take the examination only in the subject for which he/she has applied for admission into the M.Phil. Programme.

Entrance test & Interview

For admission into the M.Phil. Programme, an entrance test, and interview will be compulsory for all the eligible applicants which will be conducted at the University Headquarters. The entrance test will comprise of 50 Objective type questions and each question carries one mark.

Following the entrance test, based on ranking, the qualified candidates shall be shortlisted and called for an interview by their respective School. The interview shall carry 10 marks.

Rank List

The rank list will be prepared based on the following procedures

  • 50% weightage to the qualifying PG examination
  • 40% weightage to the entrance test
  • 10% weightage to the Interview

Seat Matrix

Below we mention the vacancy position for M.Phil./Ph.D. courses, Candidates can check the same for getting an idea of available seats.

Other Admissions

Official Website: www.tnou.ac.in

For more detail about TNOU Admission 2019 Download – General instructions for Ph.D. | General instructions for M.Phil.

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