The department offers both Full-time and Part-time Ph.D programmes under Tiruvalluvar University. The candidate should have obtained a Masterâ€™s degree with not less than second class or equivalent grade or 55 % marks in the qualifying examination. The admission procedure will be according to Tiruvalluvar University guidelines which can be obtained from the University office..
So far, 5 scholars have received their Ph. D. degree in Social Work and 10 scholars are currently pursuing their Ph.D.
Total number of seats sanctioned for M.Phil. is 30. At present, 13 students are doing their M.Phil programme in Social Work.
Application form for the Ph.D programme has to be obtained from Tiruvalluvar University, during every quarter of a year.