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

Updated On - December 12th 2018

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.

The selection process consists of an entrance test followed by an interview round. Applicants must qualify both stages of selection process to get admission to M.Phil. and Ph.D. program in IGNOU. For more details on M.Phil/ Ph.D admission, check IGNOU Admission 2019.

How to check IGNOU Admission Status: Already registered students can check their admission status by visiting the official website of IGNOU. Follow the stated steps for the same:

  1. Visit the official website of IGNOU.
  2. In the menu bar, click on ‘Fresh Admission’ in ‘Register Online’ tab.
  3. On the next page, click on ‘Know Your Status’.
  4. Enter your ‘Control Number’ and click on ‘Submit’.
  5. Now you can check your admission status.

For more info, candidate should check IGNOU Online Admission.

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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
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

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.

  • 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.

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. Online 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. Candidates have to mention a valid email address or phone number on the application form. All the information regarding the 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 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


IGNOU M.Phil. and Ph.D. 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.
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


63 Comments
Aseno Paphino

May I know if there is PhD in botany???

11 Feb, 2019 17:31
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Aseno, no, P.hD in Botany is not offered by the university.

11 Feb, 2019 17:53
sonali tiwari

Looking for phd in hotel mgt

02 Feb, 2019 13:30
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Sonali, the mentioned course is not offered by the university.

02 Feb, 2019 15:10
Ranjana Dixit

hi sir ..i m in goverment job and having MSc in biotechnology ...i want to do Phd in in releted subject...what will be process

14 Jan, 2019 18:49
Sarthak Mahajan

The procedure will be the same as mentioned above, you can check it or further more information please check the official website.

17 Jan, 2019 17:39
swapna sooraj

Respected Sir/Madam may I know the availability of guides for PhD scholars

10 Jan, 2019 12:14
Akansha Expert

Hi Swapna, You may please visit to the university for getting the scholarship detail of PhD students.

10 Jan, 2019 12:44
Rohit Yadav

is there phd in maths??

09 Jan, 2019 09:10
Akansha Expert

Hi Rohit, Please check the official website to know the Courses offered by this University.

09 Jan, 2019 12:02
Priyanka preet

sir maine mca ignou se ki hui hai,kya m phd computer science ignou se kr sakte hu without net/jrf

07 Jan, 2019 01:45
Akansha Expert

Hi Priyanka, 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.

07 Jan, 2019 12:38
Shobha gautam

Hi I want to do m.phil.in commerce.i have master degree in commerce

05 Jan, 2019 18:34
Akansha Expert

Hi Shobha, You can check as mentioned above the eligibility for the relevant course.

05 Jan, 2019 18:43
Meena shukla

Hii I'm meena.i want to do phd in biotechnology Or zoology.

28 Dec, 2018 18:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Meena, Please check the official website to know the Courses offered by this University.

28 Dec, 2018 18:26
HEM RAJ Sharma

HI I WANT TO DO M.Phil in sociology i have master degree in sociology

28 Dec, 2018 03:23
Akansha Expert

Hi Hem Raj, You may please visit the official website of the university to get the Admission detail or eligibility detail.

28 Dec, 2018 10:55
ajay soni

Ignou open university se phd degree lene ke baad kya woh degree other universities me chal sakti job ke liye ya other please help.

27 Dec, 2018 09:43
Akansha Expert

Hi Ajay, yes It is valid because this university is government institution furthermore please contact to the university.

27 Dec, 2018 11:58

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