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The National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR), Chennai is one of the four autonomous organisations established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, with a chief aim of improving the quality of technical education in India. Established in 1964, this Institute has devoted itself to the training of teachers from Polytechnics and Engineering colleges in Southern Region comprising the four States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu and the Union Territory of Pondicherry. 

NITTTR, Chennai is affiliated to the University of Madras for the Doctoral Degree Programme in Engineering Education (Inter-disciplinary). As the Ph.D. Programme of the Institute is affiliated to the University of Madras all the rules and regulations prescribed by the University from time to time will apply to the candidates admitted into the Programme. 
About the Ph.D Programme

As per the revised regulations of University of Madras, admissions to the Ph.D. Programme could be made four times a year i.e., in January, April, July and October of every calendar year. However, candidates with fellowships from funding agencies like UGC / CSIR or Project Fellows could 7 register at any of the above sessions of the year along with others. Candidates should submit their applications on or before first working day of a quarter, viz., January, April, July and October. 

Application Procedure

Application forms (both Permission and Registration) can be had from the University Enquiry Office on payment of Rs.500/- by way of an Account Payee Demand Draft from any Nationalised Bank drawn in favour of "The Registrar, University of Madras, Chennai - 600 005" along with a requisition letter. Postal order and Money order will not be accepted. Self addressed & stamped (for Rs. 12/-) envelope should accompany the requisition for application form through post. 12 The filled in application (Application form for admission to Ph.D. Programme only) along with attested photocopies of all the certificates should be sent directly to THE DIRECTOR, NITTTR, Taramani, Chennai - 600 113 and not to the Registrar of University of Madras. The date of issue of application is 1st June to 30th June for July Session, 1st September to 30th September for October Session, 1 st December to 31st December for January Session and 1st March to 31st March for April Session. The last date for receipt of filled-in applications is 1st July for July Session, 1st October for October Session, 1 st January for January Session and 1st April for April Session.  

Entrance Examination Pattern
  • The question paper pattern will be Multiple Choice Questions for 50 marks for a duration of 1 ½ hours (50 nos. of questions each carrying 1 mark).
  • The candidates who secure 40% of total marks and above only will be called for an interview.
  • Click Here to Dwnload Sample Question Paper

For further details, Please Contact

Dr. G.A. Rathy,
Asst. Professor & Research Coordinator
Departmet of Electrical Engineering
Telephone No: 2254 5416 / 15
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