M.Phil Programme


Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)

Modified Regulations effective from the academic year 2013-14


Candidates with Master’s degree of Bharathiar University in the concerned or related discipline or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto by the Syndicate of Bharathiar University are eligible.
All candidates should have passed a,

  • Two-year PG degree course after 3-year Bachelor’s degree course and Higher Secondary course of 2-year duration after 10-year SSLC (i.e.10+2+3+2 years of study) or
  • One year Pre-degree after 11-year SSLC (11+1+3+2) or
  • 10-year SSLC plus 3-year Diploma plus two year UG degree and two year PG (10+3+2+2) or
  • Four year UG degree and one year masters degree (10+2+4+1).

So candidates possessing a PG degree with 17 years of total duration of study alone are eligible for admission to Ph.D. programme.

(a) Candidates belonging to the following categories are eligible to register for M.Phil. (Full-Time / Part Time) programme:

A candidate having a minimum 55% (for SC/ST candidates the minimum eligibility is 50%) marks and above in the Master’s degree and working as Full- time Research Fellows/Technical Assistants/Research Assistants in time-bound Research schemes of one year duration or more in University Departments/Research Departments of Affiliated Colleges/Recognized Research Institutions.

(b) Candidates belonging to the following categories are eligible to register for M.Phil. (Part-Time) programme:

i. Any person employed in any concern/organization/institution/ R & D Centres / Laboratories within Tamilnadu or Research Institutions recognized by Bharathiar University with a minimum of 55% of marks in the Master’s degree. Such candidates shall produce a No-objection certificate from the Employer or Head of the Institution (in case of Educational Institutions).

ii. All teachers working in colleges affiliated to Bharathiar University are eligible. Candidates working as guest lecturers on consolidated pay are also eligible to pursue M.Phil. (Part-time) programme provided they produce an NOC and service certificate from their respective colleges.

iii. Candidates working in colleges affiliated to Universities other than Bharathiar University have to produce a No objection Certificate and service certificate from the Head of the Institution/University.

iv. T.C. need will not be insisted for admission to part-time M.Phil./Ph.D. programmes.


FULL – TIME: The duration of M.Phil. full time programme shall extend over a period of one academic year (12 months) commencing from 1st September.

PART – TIME: The duration of M.Phil. part-time programme shall extend over a period of two academic years commencing from 1st September. Maximum period for completion (including extension period) of the M.Phil. programme is two years in the case of Full-time candidates and three years in the case of Part-time candidates.

Procedure for Admission

The Bharathiar University will issue the notification through its website or advertise in the news papers for calling applications towards M.Phil./Ph.D. admissions. Admissions shall be made through a Common Eligibility Test followed by an interview.

The PG qualifying examinations marks converted to  : 50 Marks
Common Eligibility Test                                              : 35 Marks
Personal Interview                                                       : 15 Marks
Total                                                                            : 100 marks

Common Eligibility Test for M.Phil. & Ph.D. programme shall be conducted by the University during the month of June/July. The awarded marks may be used by the candidates for one academic year, i.e. they can use the same mark sheet for the ensuing September / April registration. The entrance test will be conducted at four centres – Coimbatore, Erode, Ooty and Tirupur.
The selection/interview committee for enrolling a scholar will be formed at the College with the following members.
1) Principal/Dean of concerned discipline
2) Head of the Department / Head of the Division
3) The recognized guides of the Department / Division.



i) The candidates are required to appear for the written examination under Part-I of the programme, at the end of six months after joining the course in the case of Full-time candidates and at the end of one year after registration, in the case of Part-time candidates.

ii) The written examinations will normally be conducted twice in a calendar year in the months of March/April or October/November.

iii) The duration and the maximum marks for each written paper are 3 hours and 100 marks respectively.

The question paper pattern for M.Phil. Part I - written Examination:

PART – A : Answer any Five out of Eight 5 x 8 = 40 Marks (one compulsory problem or case study)

PART –B : Answer Any Five out of Eight 5 x 12 =60 Marks


The candidates shall be permitted to submit their dissertations if he/she has not completed the Part-I examinations and the result of the dissertations will be published only after successful completion of Part-I examinations.
The candidates shall be required to submit three copies of the dissertation, under Part-II after 12 months from the month of admission in the case of Full-time candidates and 24 months from the month of admission in the case of Part-time candidates.

Note: For further details, refer the Bharathiar University Website under the link www.b-u.ac.in

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