Admission 2019-20: Ph.D General Instruction


No.PU/ENTRANCEEXAM/2019                                                      Date: 25.06.2019
General Instructions to the candidates appearing for Ph.D. Interview

  1. The results are provisional and subject to fulfillment of eligibility conditions prescribed in the prospectus. The interse ranking of the candidates who have got the same marks has been decided based on the criteria given in the Prospectus.
  2. Please note that the candidates called for Ph.D. interview are not guaranteed provisional  admission.

  3. University Departments:

    1. The Ph.D. candidates who have been selected for interview along with schedule is available in the Annexure-IV in the website. Please note that

      • No separate call letter for interview will be sent to candidates.

      • No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

      • Candidates are requested to come prepared to stay atmost one more day, if needed

    2. The Ph.D. candidates who are coming for interview should bring/come prepared with

      • Two page Research proposal indicating topic of proposed research, objectives, methodology and significance.

      • A power point presentation (maximum 5 slides) on the topic of proposed research.

    3. Original Certificates/documents to be brought for Interview

      1. X Std or equivalent certificate/mark statement along with age proof.

      2. H.Sc. or its equivalent certificate/mark Statement

      3. Degree/Provisional certificate of the UG & PG qualifying Degree Examination along with mark statements.

      4. OBC with Non- Creamy Layer certificate/EWS recently issued (i.e. issued after 1st January, 2019) by competent Authority, in case of OBC/EWS candidates respectively (EWS Certificate Format).

      5. SC/ST/PH/EWS Certificate from competent authority as applicable

      6. Migration/Transfer certificate and conduct certificate from the institution last studied.

      7. No-Objection certificate/study permission, Experience Certificate from present employer in case of Part-time(Internal/External) or working candidates

      8. Xerox copy (one set) of all the certificates without fail.  
        Candidates whose final exam result is awaited, may also report for admission with all the available certificates & mark statements. They will be considered for admission only on provisional basis, subject to production of final mark list & provisional certificates on or before September 1, 2019.

    4. Based on total marks scored by the individual candidates in both entrance examination (70% weightage) and personal interview & academic record (30% weightage), the respective Head of the Department/Centre will display the list of provisionally selected candidates for admission, within a week from the last date of interview of respective department.

    5. Affiliated Institutions: The admission to the Ph. D. courses offered at affiliated institutions will be processed separately as per the merit and intimated to the candidates by respective institutions in due course.

  4. To reach Pondicherry University

    A good number of buses are available at Koyembedu Bus stand at Chennai to reach Pondicherry which is located about 160 Kms. south of Chennai on East Coast Road (ECR). The candidates are advised to take Chennai- Puducherry (ECR route) so that they can get down directly at Pondicherry University.
    The candidates who reach Puducherry Bus stand/Railway station/  town  can  take auto/local buses to reach University which is located about 13 kms from Puducherry city. Approximate Auto charges from Bus stand/railway station/town will be around Rs. 300/-.

    Click to view Ph.D. Courses Interview Schedule (Annexure-IV)