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June 2, 2009

Gandhigram Rural University (GRU) – Ph.D and M.Phil Admissions 2009

Gandhigram Rural University (GRU) – Ph.D and M.Phil Admissions 2009

Gandhigram Rural University (GRU) invites applications for admissions to Ph.D and M.Phil Programmes for the year 2008-10

M.Phil Programmes (Regular) with Eligibility Criteria

PG degree in Tamil / Literature and related disciplines (Folklore / Mass communication /
Linguistics / Translation) with a minimum of 55% marks

English and Communicative Studies
PG degree in English with a minimum of 55% marks

Micro Level Planning
PG degree in Arts / Science with a minimum of 55% marks

Research and Development
Any PG degree with a minimum of 55% marks

Development Sociology
PG degree in Sociology /Rural Sociology/ Social Science / Humanities / Science with a minimum of
55% marks

PG degree in Humanities / Science / Engg. with a minimum of 55% marks

PG degree in Economics / Rural Economics and Extension Education / Business Economics /
Development Economics / Econometrics / Applied Economics / Mathematical Economics with a
minimum of 55% of marks

Development Administration
PG degree in Political Science / Public Administration / Public Affairs and Development Administration with a minimum of 55% marks

M Phil programmes: (b) Self Supporting

PG degree in Mathematics / Applied Mathematics / Mathematics and Computer Applications / Operations Research or its equivalent with a minimum of 55% marks

PG degree in Chemistry with a minimum of 55% marks

PG degree in Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Computer Science / Botany / Zoology / Biology / Commerce / Economics / Agriculture / Geology / GIS or a UG degree in Engineering with a minimum of 55% marks

Food Science and Nutrition
PG degree in Food Science and Nutrition/Home Science/Food Service Mangement/Food Technology
and similar programmes considered equivalent to MSc Food Science and Nutrition with a minimum of
55% marks

Admission will be made twice a year. Applications will be issued only on the recommendation of a Research Supervisor in January and August. However, foreign nationals and JRFs may be admitted any time.

A PG degree obtained from a recognized Institution / University with 55% marks or an equivalent grade (5% relaxation for SC/ST applicants). GRU offers PhD programmes in various Faculties / Departments / Centres on a full-time / part-time basis. Broad avenues of research and the availability of Research Supervisors can be ascertained from the GRU Website:

Application Cost and Registration Fee

a. in person Rs.1000
b. foreigners
i. SAARC & Developing countries US $ 50
ii. Other countries US $ 100


a. in person Rs.180/-
b. by post Rs.225/-
c. foreigners
i. SAARC & Developing countries US $ 10
ii. other countries US $ 20

How to Apply
The application form along with the prospectus can be had from the DEPUTY REGISTRAR (ACADEMIC), GANDHIGRAM RURAL UNIVERSITY, GANDHIGRAM - 624 302, DINDIGUL DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU, INDIA
1. by post: by sending a written request specifying the programme and enclosing a crossed Demand Draft towards the application and registration fee, purchased not earlier than the date of the advertisement for admission, in favour of The Registrar, Gandhigram Rural University, payable at Canara Bank, Gandhigram (Code 8500) / State Bank of India, Ambathurai (Code 3373); in case of DDs on other banks, an additional Rs.50 should be paid as collection charges;
2. in person: by cash payment/remittance at the Canara Bank Extension Counter at Gandhigram.
3. Candidates may also download the application form from our website in which case Demand Draft should be enclosed for the cost
of application and registration fee along with filled in application form.

Foreign applicants should produce a valid student visa / research visa (in case of PhD programmes), medical fitness certificate as per the norms of the Government of India and a certificate of financial guarantee at the time of seeking admission. If admitted, they will be governed by such rules and regulations as may be framed by the Government of India and by the authorities of GRU from time to time. Students from SAARC and developing countries will have to pay two times and those from other countries four times the fees paid by the Indian students, while the other fees will be the same as for the Indian students, all payable in US dollars. NRI students will be counted as foreigners.

The filled in application form enclosing copies of necessary certificates along with the proof of date of birth and community shall be submitted on or before the last date to:

The Deputy Registrar (Academic)
Gandhigram Rural University
Gandhigram - 624 302
Dindigul District Tamil Nadu India

The last date for receipt of filled in applications

All MPhil programmes 16.06.2009
PhD - August session – 31.08.2009
January session -- 30.01.2010

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