Finding Opportunities

Current fee structure


All Students

Annual Registration Fee  Rs 1,000 per year 
Examination Fee   Rs 1,000 per examination 
Re-examination Fee  Rs 1,000 per examination or part thereof 

Full-time Students

Tuition Fees for normal duration*   Rs 75,000 per year 
Tuition Fees for excess period**  Rs 3,000 per calendar month or part thereof 

Part-time Students

Tuition Fees for normal duration   Rs 50,000 per year 
Tuition Fees for excess period   Rs 2,000 per calendar month or part there of 

Foreign Students

Differential Fee for normal duration  US$3,000 per year full time 
Differential Fee for normal duration  US$2,000 per year part time 
Differential Fee for excess period  US$ 100 per calendar month or part thereof 


Normal Deposit  Rs 15,000 for 6 books 
Reduced Normal Deposit  Rs 2,500 per book, for up to 6 books 
Deposit with guarantee***   Rs 7,500 for 6 books 
Concessionary Deposit****  Rs 2,500 for 2 books 

*Normal duration for any postgraduate degree is considered up to 3 months beyond the minimum duration for the purpose of this regulation. Excess periods due to no fault of the candidate may be considered for redress under normal duration.
**Excess period is reckoned from the expiry of the normal duration in note 1, to the initial submission of the thesis or dissertation to the PGS Division. Full time postgraduate students who are not on a fully paid scholarship may be permitted to register for the excess period on a part-time basis provided full-time resources are not used.
***Available provided the balance Rs 7.500/= is guaranteed by the head of the department from earned, postgraduate funds.
****Available for low income full time students only on special request and recommended by the head of the department.

Funding opportunities

The Universities are expected to generate funds for conducting Postgraduate Courses and Research Degrees. 

Allowance through funded projects: Students who register while working on funded research projects are usually paid an allowance during the period of their studies. Postgraduate research studies could be funded by:


  • Staff obtaining research grants from the University by applying to the Senate Research Committee, (Senate Research Grant-SRG) which administrators the University Research Fund. These grants could be used for purchase of capital and consumable items as well as payments for research scholars (or registered PG students), based on an approved budget. Senior staff could send proposals for the SRG annually when called for.
  • Staff obtaining external research grants from organisations such as University Grants Commission, National Science Foundation, National Research Council and so on.
  • Collaborative research projects with foreign Universities, obtaining funds through foreign funding agencies.
  • Industry related research projects, where the industry provides funds to conduct research.
  • In addition, a part of the tuition fees charged for research degrees may be used by the respective departments towards the research expenses.
  • Students should inquire availability of such funds from the respective departments.

    Waivers: Certain fee waivers for MPhil and PhD students are considered at the University and student could make a request for consideration of these after 6 months of registration. Generally, 80% fee waiver is recommended by the University to permanent academic staff members. The Faculty of Architecture would consider 50 % fee waiver to temporary academic staff attached to the Faculty, who possess a second upper or a first class in the first degree. 

    Specific Funds: In addition to above, from time to time, particularly for PhD research studies, funds are available such as for buying equipments, attending conferences and so on. Students should inquire availability of such funds from the PGS division.

    Generate income through teaching: In addition, full-time candidates are allowed to undertake teaching duties up to 8 hours per week with the permission of Supervisors and the Head of the Department.