Selection Procedure

The selection of candidates for admission to the P.G./M.Phil./Ph.D. programmes will be based on the marks obtained in the entrance examination only. The entrance examination will be
of 2 hours duration.

The selection to M.Sc Computational Biology which is offered under network teaching programme in collaboration with Anna University, Chennai and Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai , will be made based on the Common Entrance Examination conducted byPondicherry University. The allotment of candidates to each University will be made on merit and choice of Institution furnished by the candidate in the application form.

• The NET/JRF qualified candidate with fellowships will be given direct admission to Ph.D. programmes. For further details refer the chapter “Admission requirements for Ph.D. Programmes”.

• The minimum cut off mark for general candidates in respect of Ph.D. and M.Phil. admission shall be half of the average of the entrance examination marks scored by all the candidate in
the respective subject. The minimum cut of mark for OBC/SC/ST/Physically challenged candidates will be 10% below the cut off marks of the general category candidates.

• For the purpose of working out the average, only ‘O’ and above will be taken into account, i.e. the negative marks, if any will not be counted for working out the average of the entrance
examination.

• Mere appearance in the entrance examination does not entitle a candidate for admission to any course in this University and he/ she will be granted admission only if he/ she fulfils
the eligibility criteria fixed for the courses. Even if a candidate is placed in the admission list based on his/ her performance in the entrance test but does not meet the eligibility criteria,
he/ she will not be granted admission.Candidates are advised to take up the examination only if they satisfy the eligibility criteria. If the number of applications received is less than the
prescribed intake, there will be no entrance test; admission will be granted based on the marks obtained in the qualifying examination.

• Admission granted will be cancelled at any time, if it is found that the information furnished by the candidate is false or incorrect or if, at a later stage, it is found that the candidate does not
fulfill the eligibility criteria prescribed for the course.

• The University is not responsible for any postal delay or non-receipt of hallticket/ select card/ admission intimation,etc.

• Only selected candidates will be informed of their selection. The list will also be hosted on the University website.

• The candidates selected for admission to M.Sc. & Ph.D. Marine Biology and Coastal Disaster Management offered in Andaman centre should give an undertaking in writing to the University
that they join the course at their own risk and shall take an insurance policy to the tune of Rs.5 lakhs.

• The University reserves the right to increase / decrease the intake of any of the programmes