Admissions Open for PhD in Psychology program at University of Madras


The University of Madras has announced the online applications for admissions to various Ph.D. courses including PhD in Psychology program for January 2024 session. Further details related to the programs are as follows.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is one of the highest and most common academic degrees. It typically takes about three to five years of full-time/part-time to complete. During the program, you go through many research works and attend seminars as a Ph.D. is focused on research, individuals seeking this degree have to conduct their special research to on a given or chosen topic. They usually write a substantial paper called a dissertation to showcase their discoveries. On completion of the course, the candidates are awarded the doctorate degree.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate should have completed the PG degree program after completing UG degree in the format 10+2+UG Degree (3 or more years) or 11+1+ UG Degree (3 or more years). Applicants must have secured a minimum of 55% marks in their postgraduate degree or an equivalent grade of B on the UGC 7-point scale (or a corresponding grade on any other applicable grading system) in order to be eligible.

For SC/ST candidates and for candidates who have completed the PG degree before 1991, the minimum can be 50% for admission to the Ph.D. Program.

Duration of the Course

The duration of the program is 3 to 6 years. 

Marking Scheme of Entrance Test

Parts of the Entrance Test: Written + Oral Examination

Written Test Marks: 35

Oral Test Marks: 15

The Entrance will test the candidate’s research aptitude and knowledge of the subject and research methodology. The Candidate is expected to score 25 out of 50 Marks on the Entrance test.

Application Procedure

Candidates need to visit the link mentioned below to fill out the application form for Ph.D. Psychology. After filling out the application form, candidates are suggested to take the hard copy of the application and send the same to the concerned department /University. Applicants need to go to the SBI Collect online portal to make the payment for the application fee.

Application Form:

Application Fee

The application fee for Ph.D. Psychology is as follows:

For General Candidates: ₹1,500 + GST (i.e. ₹1,770)

SC /ST in Tamil Nadu – Nil

Important Dates

Start date of application: 01 December 2023

Last date to apply: 31 December 2023

Date of Entrance Exam:  Before 31 January 2024

Important Notes

  • Students should submit the hard copy of the application to the respective university /Department on or before 31 December 2023.
  • The online application designed for the January 2024 session alone will be accepted and other applications will not be considered under any circumstances
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