The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is awarded to a candidate who, as per these regulations, has submitted a thesis on the basis o f original and independent research work in Education or involving Education that makes a contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field of Education which is approved by Board of Examiners as required.


For purposes of admission to the Ph.D. programme, a candidate should have obtained a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree with not less than 55% marks of this University or any other University approved by Syndicate of Tamil Nadu Teacher’s Education University (Note: A relaxation of 5% may be provided from 55% to 50% of the marks at the Master’s Level for the SC/ST/Physically Challenged category)

Admissions to Ph.D. programme will be made twice a year, i.e., January and July. Candidates should submit their applications on or be fore the first working day of January or July as the case may be. Registration for Ph.D. programme may be done throughout the year