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The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), established by an Act of Parliament in 1985, has continuously striven to build an inclusive knowledge society through inclusive education. It has tried to increase the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) by offering high-quality teaching through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode.

The University began by offering two academic programmes in 1987, i.e., Diploma in Management and Diploma in Distance Education, with a strength of 4,528 students.

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Ignou Phd Admission 2019

IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) is a national distance learning university located in New Delhi, India. IGNOU offers admission to M.Phil. (Master of Philosophy) and Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) programs for the July session. It offers seats in 12 different disciplines of Ph.D. program and 2 streams of M.Phil. Program. The number of seats available in each program is different.

The M.Phil./ Ph.D. programs involve coursework during the first six months of admission, which will be conducted in Campus at New Delhi only. Candidates who wish to apply can submit the application form on the official website of the university. Students have to pay an application fee of INR 1000 at the time of registration process. For fee details, candidates should check IGNOU Course & Fee structure.

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  • Mode of Application

    Online

  • START DATE – END DATE

    23rd Jan, 2019 – 08th Apr, 2019

Important Dates

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Science & M.Phil/Ph.D in Mass Communication

STATUS EVENT DATE
Registration 23rd Jan – 16th Feb , 2019
Entrance test 04th Mar, 2019
Announcement of Results 08th Apr, 2019

IGNOU M.Phil. and Ph.D. Eligibility Criteria

To seek admission to M.Phil. and Ph.D. program, candidates must qualify the complete eligibility criteria mentioned below:

Eligibility for M.Phil.

  • Candidates must have master’s degree in the relevant discipline from a recognized university by UGC.
  • The minimum marks required to be eligible for admission to M.Phil. and Ph.D. program is 55%.
  • There is a relaxation of 5% marks for reserved category candidates (SC/ ST/ OBC).
Course Name Eligibility Criteria Number of Seats
M.Phil. in Geography M.A./M.Sc. in Geography, Earth Systems Science and Relevant Discipline of Geospatial Technology 10
M.Phil. in Chemistry Master’s Degree and /or M Phil Degree in Chemistry 06

Eligibility for Ph.D.

  • Candidates must have master’s degree in the relevant discipline from a recognized university by UGC.
  • There is a relaxation of 5% marks for reserved category candidates (SC/ ST/ OBC).
  • Candidates holding M.Phil. Degree (along with course work and dissertation both) or those candidates who have cleared NET or any other equivalent examination will be exempted from appearing in the Entrance Test.
Course Name Eligibility Criteria Number of Seats
Ph.D. in Geology Post-graduation in Geology or Geological Science or Applied Geology or Geo-Exploration or Mineral Exploration or Engineering Geology or Marine Geology or Earth Science and Resource Management or Petroleum Geosciences or Petroleum Exploration or Geochemistry or Geophysics or Hydrogeology or Geomatics or Geo-informatics or Remote Sensing and GIS from any recognized university 20
Ph.D. in French MA in French 02
Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication Master Degree or M.Phil. Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. 15
Ph.D. in Statistics Post-Graduation in Statistics/ Applied Statistics with minimum 55% from any Recognized university. Or 08
Ph.D. in Geography M.A./ M.Sc. in Geography, Earth Systems Science and Relevant Discipline of Geospatial Technology. 16
Ph.D. in Gender and Development Studies Master’s degree in Gender Studies or Gender and Development Studies with 55% marks. OR Master’s degree in other streams with one or two courses in the area of Gender Studies or Gender and Development Studies or with demonstrable evidence of teaching or research and publications in the area of Gender Studies or Gender and Development Studies. 06
Ph.D. in Women’s studies Master’s degree in Women’s Studies or Gender Studies with minimum 55% marks. OR Master’s degree in other streams with one or two courses in the area of Women’s/ Gender Studies and with demonstrable evidence of teaching and / or research and publications in the area of Women’s /Gender Studies 07
Ph.D. in Biochemistry Master’s Degree or any other equal qualification from a recognized university. 09
Ph.D. in Fine Arts M. Phil in relevant field with minimum 55% marks from any recognized university or Institution. OR Master’s Degree in Fine Arts/ Visual Arts/ Drg. and Ptg. / Design with at least 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ ST). 04
Ph.D. in Theatre arts M. Phil in relevant field with at least 55% marks. OR M. P. A. in Theatre Arts with minimum 55% marks 01
Ph.D. in Physics M.Phil. in Physics with course work and UGC-NET (including JRF) / UGC/ CSIR-NET (including JRF) / SLET/ GATE or should be a teacher fellowship holder. 02
Ph.D. in Chemistry Master’s Degree or M Phil Degree in Chemistry. 05

Application Form

Candidates are required to apply through online mode only. No hard copy of the application form will be accepted. Students are advised to check eligibility criteria before applying for the program. Applications received after the due date will not be accepted.

Applicants have to pay an application fee of INR 1000 at the time of registration process. It can be paid in offline mode through demand draft of INR 1000 in favor of IGNOU payable at New Delhi.

Students are required to make sure that all the information which is mentioned in the application form must be correct and similar to the information of original documents.

Steps to Apply:

  1. Go to official website i.e. www.ignou.ac.in.
  2. Click on the admission link
  3. Register by using your email id and password
  4. Login after the confirmation of email
  5. Enter the details asked in the application form
  6. Upload the signature and photograph in jpeg format
  7. Image size should not be more than 50 kb
  8. Save the application form
  9. Pay the application fee by Credit/ Debit Card/ Net-banking or ATM card (PNB)
  10. Take the print out of application form for future reference

Admission Process

The selection is done on the basis of written test followed by interview. Applications found suitable for admission will be called for the entrance test. Shortlisted candidates on the basis of their performance in the written test will be called for interview round. Offer letters for admission will be sent to the Selected Candidates only.

Candidates holding M.Phil. Degree (along with course work and dissertation both) or those candidates who have cleared NET (conducted by UGC/ CSIR/ ICAR) or any other equivalent examination will be exempted from appearing in the Entrance Test.

Entrance Test

  • The list of shortlisted candidates who will be required to appear for the Entrance Test will be displayed on IGNOU website.
  • The admit card will also be released on the official website of IGNOU one week prior of exam date.
  • Candidates must bring their admit card to the exam center, else they will not allow to sit for the written test.
  • Applicants have to bring an original identity proof having photograph, such as Aadhar Card, Voter ID Card, Driving License, Passport and ID card at the examination center.
  • Students must score minimum 50% marks in the entrance test to qualify the exam.

Interview/ Presentation

  • Qualified candidates in the written test will be called for interview round/ Presentation.
  • Candidates who are exempted from written test will also be called for interview round.
  • The Entrance test will be held on 13 cities. The table below represents the test center with their code.
City City Code
Ahmedabad 01
Bengaluru 02
Bhopal 03
Chandigarh 04
Chennai 05
Delhi 06
Guwahati 07
Hyderabad 08
Kolkata 09
Lucknow 10
Mumbai 11
Patna 12
Trivandrum 13

ignou Phd Admission 2019 Last Date

IGNOU 2019 Important Dates (Tentative):
Exam Events Tentative Dates
Last date to apply Second week of August 2019
Avail admit card Second week of September 2019
Exam commencement Fourth week of September 2019
Result declaration Fourth week of September 2019

Ignou Phd Admission January 2019

IGNOU 2019 Application Form Last Date for January session has been extended till 15th January 2019. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU 2019) offers admission through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode. The exam is conducted in two sessions in one year through which candidates can get admission in certificate, diploma and degree programmes.

Diploma Courses:

Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education/ Tourism Studies/ Nutrition & Health Education Aquaculture/ Panchayat Level Administration & Development/ Creative Writing in English /Urdu/ Women Empowerment & Development/ HIV and Family Education/ Paralegal Practice/ Nursing Administration/ BPO Finance & Accounting and Critical Care Nursing.

Bachelor Degree Courses:

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. with major in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Botany & Zoology)/ Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)/ Bachelor of Arts (BA with major in Hindi, English, History, Mathematics, Urdu, Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology)/ Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)/ Bachelor of Library & Information Science (BLIS)/ BA (Tourism Studies) and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW).

Master Degree Courses:

MA (Philosophy)/ MA (Education)/ MA (Gandhi and Peace Studies)/ MA (Extension & Development Studies)/ MA (Anthropology)/ MA (Distance Education)/ MA (English)/ MA (Hindi)/ Master of Social Work/ Master of Social Work (Counseling)/ MA (Gender & Development Studies)/ MA (Psychology)/ MA (Public Admin.)/ MA (Rural Development)/ MA (History)/ MA (Political Science)/MA (Sociology)/ MA (Tourism Management)/ Master of Commerce (M.Com.)/ Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)/ MA (Translation Studies)/ MA (Economics)/ M.Sc. (Dietetics and Food Services Management)/ Master of Computer Applications (MCA) & M.Sc. Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science.

PG Diploma Course:

PG Diploma in Library Automation and Networking/ Rural Development/ Translation/ International Business Operation/ Gandhi & Peace Studies/ Disaster Management/ Applied Statistics/ Journalism & Mass Communication/ Analytical Chemistry/ Environment and Sustainable Development/ Audio Programme Production/ Higher Education/ Educational Management & Administration/ Educational Technology/ School Leadership & Management/ Pre Primary Education/ Information Security/ Intellectual Property Rights/ Pharmaceutical Sales Management/ Social Work among the Tribals/  Criminal Justice/ Folklore & Culture Studies/ Hospital & Health Management/ Extension & Development Studies/ Urban Planning & Development and Geriatric Medicine.

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