(A State University Accredited with A+ Grade by NAAC (CGPA:3.64) in the Third Cycle,
Graded as Category-I University and Granted Autonomy by MHRD-UGC)

MPhil (Summer Sequential Programmes)

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Alagappa University, established by the Government of Tamil Nadu under an Act of the State Legislature in 1985, and located on a sprawling expanse of about 420 acres in the business town of Karaikudi in Sivaganga District in Tamilnadu is ideally suited for higher education. The campus is accessible from Tiruchirappalli and Madurai in about 2 hours by surface mode of transport.

This seat of Higher Education has emerged from the galaxy of institutions initially founded at Karaikudi by the munificent and multifaceted personality, Padma Bhushan Dr. RM. Alagappa Chettiar and is groomed to prominence as yet another academic constellation in Tamil Nadu. As a member of the Common wealth Universities and Association of Indian Universities, it has rewarding relations with other national and international academic/ research/ industrial institutions that promise a spectacular future to the learners. It has been recognised under Sec.2(f) and 12(b)of the UGC Act. It has been awarded coveted "A" Grade by NAAC in Re-accreditation.

Vision : Excellence in Action: The University's motto is "Excellence in Action" and it is determined to keep before it the vision of excellence in all spheres of education. To achieve this, it is continually upgrading its programs of studies and research and is a fore-runner in introducing many frontier level programs of learning as well.

Motto Excellence in Action
Vision Excellence in all Spheres of Education, with particular emphasis on 'PEARL'- Pedagogy, Extension, Administration, Research and Learning.
Mission The University is committed to provide a High Quality Higher Education to the learners so that they are transformed into intellectually competent human resources that will help in the uplift of the nation to Educational, Social, Technological, Environmental and Economic Magnificence (ESTEEM).
Objectives i. Providing for Instructions and Training in such Branches of Learning as the University may determine.
ii. Fostering Research for the Advancement and Dissemination of Knowledge.
Quality Policy Attaining Benchmark Quality in every domain of 'PEARL' to assure stakeholder Delight through Professionalism exhibited in terms of strong purpose, sincere efforts, steadfast direction and skill full execution.

15 Schools of Learning: The University has 4 Faculties, 11 Schools of Learning comprising, 28 Departments, 3 Constituent Colleges and 5 Centres of Development and Studies offering over 87 Programs at UG/ PG/ M.Phil / Ph.D levels. Besides, the University is offering about 77 programs under the Distance Education mode and another 33 skill-oriented programs through Collaborative mode. Further, 31 Arts and Science Colleges - Government, Government Aided and Self financing- have been affiliated to the Alagappa University.

Infrastructure: The University is having good educational infrastructure with state of art Science laboratories with modern advanced scientific equipment. All Schools have computer labs with net connectivity. There are Central and Departmental libraries with on-line surfing facility, besides latest volumes of books and journals. There are three modern Auditoria capable of accommodating gathering for international level colloquiums and conferences. There are as many as 5 large play grounds and as many small ones, enough even to host inter-university national level sport meets/tournaments.

Human Resources: Close to 200 Faculty Members (Regular/DDE/Visiting faculty members) with rich Teaching & Research Skills, and Project & Consultancy acumen take care of academic/research works. The faculty members are very strong in publication in national and international journals, securing projects from government and business institutions, organizing national and international conferences and in collaborating with Indian and overseas research institutions. The Administration is learner friendly.

Pedagogy: Well aware of the fact that the 'trained mind' outsmarts the 'theoretical mind' in every facet, skill building in the learners is intertwined with imparting knowledge. Every program has Training component and/or Project work, besides practical courses, language lab courses, computer lab courses, etc. It is said, 90% of education is encouragement. That is given to everyone, through counseling and guidance.

Extension Activities: The multi-skill-set development of the learners and also the development of the neighborhood community are important in any scheme of education. The University takes care of this, through co-curricular courses. The Village Placement Program, NSS, YRC, RRC, etc are committed to these development domains. There are over 20 Cells/Clubs that provide opportunity for students to learn and also serve the society in many divergent ways. Service makes a perfect man.

Value Education: Value Education makes us perfect individuals. Value-Oriented education gives thrust on educating students on Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural, Environmental and National Values while they learn their academic / research curricula.

Request for application: Application for the M.Phil - Summer Sequential Programmes are invited from the intending learners. Applications can be obtained from the Registrar, Alagappa University, Karaikudi - 630 003 on payment of the cost of the application, Rs.500/-(Rupees Five Hundred Only) for SC/ST candidates Rs.250/- (Rupees Two Hundred and Fifty Only) (on production of attested copy of Community Certificate) through a crossed Demand Draft drawn in favour of, 'The Registrar, Alagappa University, payable at Karaikudi' as follows:

Applications can be had in person or through post. For postal mode, the requisition letter and course of study with applicable demand draft must be accompanied.

Down-loaded Application: Candidates can use University web downloaded application and shall enclose the DD for Rs.500/- for Others, Rs.250/- for SC/ST Candidates.

1. Eligibility

A. The Candidate should have completed 10+2+3+2 years pattern or 11+1+3+2 years pattern of study. The Candidate should have secured not less than 55% of marks at his/her Master's Degree of the same or related subject. SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy-layer)/PWD candidates shall be given 5% relaxation in the minimum eligibility marks.

B. The Candidate shall be a Teacher / Researcher working in this University / Affiliated Colleges of this University (or) any other University (or) any other recognized School / Institution / Office with at least two years of continuous experience in teaching / research level at present.

2. Duration

A. The Course shall be 45 days to be conducted in two spells of 30 days of class work and 15 days for personal discussion with the supervisors concerned, which may be during even the week end days. Classes shall commence during the first week of April.

B. Part-I Examination shall be held in the month of September/October every year. Part-II Dissertation shall be submitted by the end of the next March.

C. An extension of time for submission of Dissertation shall be granted for a period of 12 months on payment of a penalty of Rs.450/- per month for the first six months and Rs.750/- per months for the next six months.

D. The regulations governing the Full-Time M.Phil., Programmes (with regard to the Syllabus, passing minimum and eligibility for guideship etc.,) shall apply to the candidates enrolled under Part-Time / Summer Sequential Programme.

Submission of Application: The candidates should submit the filled in application form with necessary certificates to the Registrar, Alagappa University, Karaikudi during the office hours 10 a.m. 5.45 p.m. or by post before the stipulated date. Hall Tickets will be issued by the University. University is not responsible for any delay or loss in postal transit.

Rejection of Application: Incomplete application will be summarily rejected and no query will be entertained.

Entrance Examination: Entrance Examination in Multiple Choice Questions pattern will be held on the prescribed date for all M.Phil., Summer Sequential Programmes offered by the University. All candidates whose applications are in order will have to take the entrance examination which will be conducted at Karaikudi.

Selection Procedure: Selection will be based on the marks obtained in the entrance examinations and qualifying Post Graduate degree. The provisionally selected candidates will be intimated by post.

Admission Requirement: ALL SELECTION ARE PROVISIONAL ONLY until fulfillment of all eligibility and other requirements.

On receipt of admission intimation, candidates willing to join the programme should submit prescribed original certificates, an undertaking signed by the Parent/Guardian and the candidate, and remit the fees either annually or semester wise as prescribed by the University within the stipulated date.

Selected candidates who do not report for joining or do not pay the fee within the stipulated period will forfeit the seat offered.

The selected candidate shall submit the following Original Certificates at the time of admission to the concerned Heads of Department. The programme details may be collected from the Heads of Departments.

Certificates: Original Cumulative Marks statement/Grade Certificate, Provisional Certificate, Transfer Certificate of the qualifying degree, Community Certificate for verification and return and Medical fitness certificate. Two Pass Port size photos need to be produced.

HOSTELS: Good Hostel facility is available situated in respective campuses.

i) Separate Hostel facilities (Board & Lodging) are available for Male and Female candidates,

ii) Those who need Hostel accommodation may approach the Wardens of the respective Hostels by producing their admission fee receipt.

Sl.No Details Date
1 Last Date for Issue and Receipt of filled in application in Person/Post 10/02/2017
2 Date and Time of Entrance Examination 19/02/2017
10.00 am to 12.00 noon

Fees and Fee Remittance: On grant of admission by the Head of the Department, the candidate should remit the prescribed fees either for full year or for each semester in installment.


Sl.No Fees Annual Payment (Figures in Rupees)
Arts/Education/Management/Mathematics Science
1 Tuition Fee 12000 12000
2 Special Fee 2000 2000
3 Lab Fee ---- 5000
4 Other Fee 1000 1000
Total 15000 20000
Semester wise Payment (Figures in Rupees)
1 1st Semester 10000 15000
2 2nd Semester 5100 5100
Total 15100 20100

Foreign Students: Double the Tuition fee plus other fee as applicable for all other candidates.

Sl.No. Details Rs. Sl.No. Details Rs.
1 Magazine fee 100 1 Admission fee 700
2 Library fee 200 2 Recognition fee 300
3 World University Service 10
4 Students Aid Fund 10
5 Identity Card 50
6 Youth Activities 120
7 Campus Development fee 500
8 Youth Red Cross 10
9 Campus connectivity fee 1000
Total 2000 Total 1000


Sl.No M.Phil Programmes Discipline Eligibility
Faculty of Arts
1 Tamil M.A.Tamil
2 English M.A. English
3 Economics M.Sc. Economics/Statistics/Mathematical Economics, M.A. Economics/ Rural Economics/Rural Development
4 Library & Information Science M.L.I.Sc.
5 History M.A. History
Faculty of Education
6 Education M.Ed.
7 Physical Education M.P.Ed. / M.P.E
Faculty of Management
8 Commerce M.Com. or related degree in Business Economics etc.
Faculty of Science
9 Mathematics M.Sc. Mathematics / M.Sc. Applied Mathematics
10 Computer Science MCA / M.Sc.(C.A) / M.Sc. (C.S)
11 Botany PG Degree in Botany
12 Zoology PG Degree in Zoology / Animal Science

The University reserves the right to add any new M.Phil. Programme or withdraw any programme advertised and change discipline eligibility requirements depending on exigencies.

Karaikudi – 630 003 REGISTRAR