As the fresh PhD programs would soon commence in many institutes and universities, all 2018 PhD candidates need to stay prepared and on alert. Here, we offer a few helpful tips and updates for them:

  • PhD admission updates: Get going if you still have not submitted your PhD admission forms, as many popular universities and institutions like IITs, NII, NITs, PAU, Jaypee and LPU have already started their PhD admission process. Most institutions beginning new sessions in January/February 2018 are likely to complete the process by the end of 2017.
  • Entrance exams/interviews: If you have already submitted your PhD application and need to appear for entrance exams or interviews, you must start revising your subject thoroughly. Many institutions will conduct this process during November last week or December 2017.
  • Eligibility check: Before applying to any institution, check all its eligibility conditions from only the official site of the institution. You may visit the same to download the application forms and admit cards. Avoid referring to secondary sources of information.
  • Plan for mid-year programs: In several universities, admissions start in the second quarter of 2018. In that case, you have ample time to plan for your PhD course. Go through the journals and research materials in your subject area and explore the less-researched domains. Try shortlisting some research topics or ideas that can help you formulate your research problem and present a synopsis well on time and more effectively.
  • Brush up knowledge: Scan the literature available in your subject area and understand the research methods deeper. It will aid your PhD plans and offer a clear thought process before you dive into the ocean of PhD.

Thus, follow these updates and tips to give a stronger start to your 2018 PhD program.


Anna University is extremely famous across the world for offering research programs in various streams including management sciences, science and humanities, architecture and planning, technology, engineering and more, paving path for the research scholars to a bright future ahead. Additionally, the faculty members of the university are engaged in pursuing socially relevant and interdisciplinary research in various areas using advanced equipment, apart from their normal duty of extension activities, consultancy and teaching.

Do you know that approximately 13,000 research scholars are currently pursing M.S and PhD programs? The university even takes admissions of foreign scholars and permits them to do PhD through various examinations and tests. To add to its credibility, the university offers accident and medical relief policy to full time research scholars.

Boasting of prominence and credibility, Anna University is the best bet when it comes to doing PhD. If you are interested and wish to know more about the university and its journal list, find below the journal list of Anna University.

Source Title Publishers Name
ACCOUNTING REVIEW AMER ACCOUNTING ASSOC
ACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH AMER CHEMICAL SOC
ACCREDITATION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE SPRINGER
ACI MATERIALS JOURNAL AMER CONCRETE INST
AAPG BULLETIN AMER ASSOC PETROLEUM GEOLOGIST
AAPS JOURNAL SPRINGER
AAPS PHARMSCITECH SPRINGER
AATCC REVIEW AMER ASSOC TEXTILE CHEMISTS COLORISTS
ABACUS-A JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTING FINANCE AND BUSINESS STUDIES WILEY-BLACKWELL
ABDOMINAL IMAGING SPRINGER
ABH MATH SEM HAMBURG SPRINGER HEIDELBERG
ACADEMIA-REVISTA LATINOAMERICANA DE ADMINISTRACION EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LIMITED
4OR-A QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH SPRINGER HEIDELBERG
A + U-ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM VILNIUS GEDIMINAS TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
A JOURNAL OF PRESS INSTITUTE OF INDIA – RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR NEWSPAPER DEVELOPMENT (RIND) RIND
AAOHN J AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSES, INC
ACADEMIC RADIOLOGY ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT ANNALS ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL ACAD MANAGEMENT
ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT LEARNING & EDUCATION ACAD MANAGEMENT
ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVES ACAD MANAGEMENT
ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW ACAD MANAGEMENT
ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
ACCOUNTABILITY IN RESEARCH-POLICIES AND QUALITY ASSURANCE TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS RESEARCH ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE WILEY-BLACKWELL
ACCOUNTING AUDITING & ACCOUNTABILITY JOURNAL EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LIMITED
ACCOUNTING HORIZONS AMER ACCOUNTING ASSOC
ACCOUNTING ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD

You too can publish your journals or papers through Anna University. Simply take on the PhD program, prepare a good paper and pave way to publishing your journal from one of the most renowned universities of the world!


A bit of forward thinking can significantly help you in avoiding last minute thesis submission chaos. PhD scholars spend years doing their research, choosing the topic, searching for the data, compiling their findings and then writing them. But they up leaving lots of works till the late minute of submission. For this reason, they find themselves confused and anxious. Often they up making a silly or serious mistake, which they regret later on!

So, know the five vital tips that can help in avoiding last minute submission chaos.

  1. Double check the deadline of your thesis submission
    Do not simply rely on the words of anyone who tells you the submission date. Only believe when you have a written confirmation about the deadline from any official source. Additionally, do not simply assume that if you are not able to submit your thesis in time, you will be given an extension. If you need an extensive due to any reason, apply for it beforehand and talk to your guide as well.
  1. Get information where you submit your thesis
    Where to submit their thesis is what large numbers of PhD scholars ignore to get information about or leave it for the last moment. Do you have to give it to your guide or submit it in a particular office? Know when the office closes as well. You surely do not want to reach the office at 5 in the evening to realize that its closing time as 3 PM.
  1. Know the paperwork to be done
    Different universities have their separate set of paperwork which you need to fill before submitting your thesis. You will want to avoid battling at the last submission to get your forms signed by the right people. So, ensure that complete all the paperwork beforehand and get all the signatures required.
  1. Get information about the required formatting
    It is always better to know the typeface, line spacing and margin size which are required for your thesis. This will help you sort it out early and you will not have to panic at the last moment to reformat your thesis and print it again.
  1. Get to know the number of copies you need to print
    Ask your guide about the number of copies you need to print and submit. Typically, you will require printing two copies, but some universities may demand more. So, get the information beforehand and print the number of copies accordingly to avoid any last minute submission chaos!