PhD in Management – Full Time

Admission to Ph.D. programs with the recognized Research Centres at all affiliated colleges are made by Centre for Research, Anna University, Chennai twice a year. Aspiring research scholars are expected to get in touch with the recognized supervisors associated with the research centres to fix a tentative research topic and obtain their consent for being a supervisor to the applicant.


MBA / Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management or Administration awarded by Indian Institute of Management (IIM) / M.S. (By Research) in Management Sciences.


The applications of the eligible candidates shall be processed by Committees constituted by the Director (Research) for the purpose of selection. Such Committees shall screen the applications as per the eligibility norms and be responsible for the conduct of test and interview for the eligible candidates. Based on the performance in the test and interview, the successful candidates shall be short listed by the above Committees.

Candidates qualified in NET/SLET/other National Level Eligibility Test are exempted from written test and they have to appear for the interview only.

Candidates who have been awarded INSPIRE Fellowship of DST, Rajiv Gandhi and Maulana Azad Fellowships of UGC or similar Fellowships awarded by statutory bodies of Govt. of India are exempted from written test and they have to appear for the interview only for admission to Ph.D. progamme.


The Research Board constituted by the Vice-Chancellor shall approve and recommend the short listed candidates for admission to the doctoral programme in the appropriate Specialization, after giving due consideration to the interdisciplinary fields of research, if any, and the Faculty in which the candidate shall be registered.

Selected candidates shall be provisionally registered for Ph.D. programme with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor either in January or July session as decided by the candidate.The date of provisional registration shall be normally 1st January or 1st July of the year in which the candidate is admitted.

The details regarding the entrance tests for Ph.D. admission and other rules are available at

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