Ph.D Programme

Institute Name:  Gandhigram Rural Institute

Course Type:  Regular Courses

Apply By:  31 Aug . 2017

Ph.D Programme

Gandhigram was founded in 1947 by a team of dedicated Gandhians led by Dr.T.S.Soundram and Dr.G.Ramachandran. The Gandhigram Rural Institute (GRI), one of the premier rural institutes under Ministry of Education, Government of India was started in 1956. It attained the status of a Deemed University in 1976 and the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) conferred FIVE STAR status on GRI in 2002. The Institute was accredited by NAAC with „A‟ Grade in 2010 (2nd cycle) and in 2016 (3rd cycle). GRI is governed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, New Delhi.


  • To provide instruction and training in such branches of learning as will promote a classless and casteless society;
  •  To carry out research and disseminate knowledge ;
  •  To function as a centre for extension work leading to integrated rural development.

Ph D Programmes:

A PG degree in relevant discipline obtained from a recognized Institution/University with not less than 55% marks (50% for SC/ST and part-time non-teacher candidates) or an equivalent grade. GRI offers Ph D Programmes in various Faculties/ Departments/Centres on a full-time/ part-time mode. Broad avenues of research and the availability of Research Supervisors can be ascertained from the GRI Website:


a) Candidates (Indian / Foreigner) who have studied under 10+2+3+2 years pattern or 10+2+5 years or 11+1+3+2 or 12+ 2+ 3+3 or 10+2+4+2 pattern of education and qualified for the award of the Master’s Degree in relevant discipline in Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University (GRI-DU/GRI) or any other university recognized by the University Grants Commission in relevant discipline with not less than 55% marks (50% for SC/ST and part-time non-teacher candidates) or an equivalent grade are eligible.

b) In addition, he / she should have qualified the entrance test conducted by GRI.


 should have obtained M.Phil or qualified the UGC - JRF / NET / SLET / Lecturership / GATE / CSIR / ICAR / ICSSR or other fellowships or passed equivalent examinations.

Categories of Ph.D. Candidates

There shall be three categories of Ph.D. candidates:

i) Full-time Ph.D candidates

ii) Part-time candidates (Internal)

iii) Part-time candidates (External)

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