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IGNOU M.Phil. and Ph.D. Admission 2019: Entrance Exam, Last Date, Application Form

Updated On - November 16th 2018

IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) is a distance learning national university located in New Delhi, India. It is run by the central government of India, and with over four million students. It is the largest Open University in the world.

The university 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 IGNOU Campus at New Delhi only.

The registration process has started already. 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.

The selection process consists of written test followed by interview round. Applicants must qualify both stages of selection process to get admission to M.Phil. and Ph.D. program in IGNOU.

Check IGNOU Admission 2019 for latest updates on M.Phil/ Ph.D registration.

  • 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
STATUSEVENTDATE
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

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

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).

The table below represents the discipline wise eligibility criteria and number of seats available in the program.

Course NameEligibility CriteriaNumber of Seats
M.Phil. in GeographyM.A./M.Sc. in Geography, Earth Systems Science and Relevant Discipline of Geospatial Technology10
M.Phil. in ChemistryMaster’s Degree and /or M Phil Degree in Chemistry06

Eligibility for Ph.D.

  • Master's Degree from a University recognized by UGC in the relevant discipline with at least 55% marks.
  • 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.

The table given below represents the stream wise eligibility and seats available:

Course NameEligibility CriteriaNumber of Seats
Ph.D. in GeologyPost-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 university20
Ph.D. in FrenchMA in French02
Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass CommunicationMaster Degree or M.Phil. Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication.15
Ph.D. in StatisticsPost-Graduation in Statistics/ Applied Statistics with minimum 55% from any Recognized university. Or08
Ph.D. in GeographyM.A./ M.Sc. in Geography, Earth Systems Science and Relevant Discipline of Geospatial Technology.16
Ph.D. in Gender and Development StudiesMaster’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 studiesMaster’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 Studies07
Ph.D. in BiochemistryMaster’s Degree or any other equal qualification from a recognized university.09
Ph.D. in Fine ArtsM. 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 artsM. Phil in relevant field with at least 55% marks. OR M. P. A. in Theatre Arts with minimum 55% marks01
Ph.D. in PhysicsM.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 ChemistryMaster’s Degree or M Phil Degree in Chemistry.05


IGNOU M.Phil. and Ph.D. Application Form

Candidates are required to apply through online mode only. No hardcopy 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 on the application form must be correct and similar to the information of original documents. Candidates have to mention a valid email address or phone number on the application form. All the information regarding admission process will be sent by email.

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 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 either of the available mode
  10. Take the print out of application form for future reference


IGNOU M.Phil. and Ph.D. Selection 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.
CityCity Code
Ahmedabad01
Bengaluru02
Bhopal03
Chandigarh04
Chennai05
Delhi06
Guwahati07
Hyderabad08
Kolkata09
Lucknow10
Mumbai11
Patna12
Trivandrum13

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

Comments

Comments


39 Comments
Barenya Padhy

Hi, I want to do Mphil in commerce, Kindly say me details when I can apply

31 Oct, 2018 18:52
Akansha Expert

Hi Barenya, You will get the Admission detail of this university on the official website admission portal.

01 Nov, 2018 11:48
neha rana

hii ma'am i am doing my m.com from ignou , does ignou provide PHD course in commerce .

31 Oct, 2018 12:37
Akansha Expert

Hi Neha, yes This University does offer the PhD in Commerce.

31 Oct, 2018 13:23
Sangeeta

I passed MA with 60 percent in ignou from political science can I apply for MPhil

30 Oct, 2018 15:52
Akansha Expert

Hi Sangeeta, Yes you will get the Admission as per your qualification, but you may must be read this given 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).

30 Oct, 2018 17:52
Dipak kumar nath

I passed m a with 50% in ignou history I am O b c student can I apply m Phil political science

29 Oct, 2018 22:06
Akansha Expert

Hi Dipak, Yes you will get the Admission as per your qualification, but you may must be read this given below:-

Eligibility for Ph.D.

  • Master's Degree from a University recognized by UGC in the relevant discipline with at least 55% marks.
  • 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.

30 Oct, 2018 11:53
sandhya

Sociology. Sub nhi ....m.phill .. Admission

27 Oct, 2018 19:02
Akansha Expert

Hi Sandhya, yes This University does offer the PhD in Sociology.

31 Oct, 2018 18:43
Vidya Kumari

Thanks sir .Kya main PhD . Ke sath ignou se bed . Kar sakti hu .dono degree valid hoga ....

25 Oct, 2018 16:06
Akansha Expert

Hi Vidya, Yes you can do the course, but it is not valid for the same future career, means that it always count the same degree, and admission for IGNOU is over you will get the admission in January session.

25 Oct, 2018 17:25
Vidya Kumari

Hi sir main. tmbu Bihar se PhD KR rahi hu . Kya iske sath main ignou se m.phil v KR sakti hu ...

25 Oct, 2018 11:45
Akansha Expert

Hi Vidya, Yes you can do the course, but it is not valid for the same future career, means that it always count the same degree, and admission for IGNOU is over you will get the admission in January session.

25 Oct, 2018 12:03
Sourav kumar

Maine rural development mai ma kiya hai mai psu bank mai service karta hu.... Ab aage mai phd karna cahta hu rural development mai kya.... Mai kar sakta hu...

19 Oct, 2018 12:26
Akansha Expert

Hi Sourav, you may please first make sure that university does offer the course or not.

20 Oct, 2018 15:45
Saman Khan

Can anyone please tell me about the next admission schedule of phd. In journalism and mass communication

15 Oct, 2018 22:10
Akansha Expert

Hi Sanam, You may please check the official website for getting course information or Admission date schedule.

16 Oct, 2018 16:07
Rajendra Prasad

I m working in government sector.. I want do b.ed and phd from ignou .Does th IGNOU PROVIDE distance b.ed and phd in economics.

11 Oct, 2018 08:52
Akansha Expert

Hi Rajendra, Yes The University does provide B Ed and PhD in Economics, a course in the distance and for more its B.Ed is based on the entrance test.

11 Oct, 2018 11:01

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