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IGNOU M.Phil. and Ph.D. Admission 2020: Eligibility, Fees,Entrance Exam, Last Date

Updated On - July 15th 2019 by SAPNA MALIK

IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) offers admission to M.Phil. (Master of Philosophy) and Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) programs in distance mode. 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 the 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 the 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 2020.

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  • Mode of Application

    Online

  • START DATE - END DATE

    07th Mar, 2020 - 25th Mar, 2020


Important Dates

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Science & M.Phil/Ph.D in Mass Communication
STATUSEVENTDATE
Registration 07th - 25th Mar, 2020
Date of Entrance Examination 07th Apr, 2020

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 a 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 the 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 the written test followed by an 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.
  • 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

Interview/ Presentation

  • Qualified candidates in the written test will be called for interview round/ Presentation.
  • Offer letters for admission will be sent to the Selected Candidates only.

*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


78 Comments
Gordhan Malvi

P HD ki fis kya h

03 Aug, 2019 11:21
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Gordhan, kindly check the Fee Structure of the concerned course directly on the official website of the university from here.

03 Aug, 2019 11:41
Mr Pushpender Guleria

Is there PhD in in political science

01 Aug, 2019 14:30
Vritika Kapoor

Hi Pushpender, Ph.D in Polotical science is not available in this college.

08 Aug, 2019 17:37
Lovely Dey

I want to do M.Phil/Ph.D in Education.When will the filling up of the form begin?When will be the entrance test conducted?

29 Jul, 2019 12:52
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Lovely, candidates can fill up the application form till July 31, 2019 (tentatively). Eligible students will be appearing in entrance exam conducted by the university, most probably in August, 2019.

29 Jul, 2019 13:01
Sarabjit Kaur

I want to do PHD in english .When is the entrance test.

26 Jul, 2019 10:53
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Sarabjit, entrance exam for this course is scheduled to be conducted in the month of August, 2019.

26 Jul, 2019 11:15
Manasvita Shandilya

When will be next PhD entrance test in 2019

03 Jul, 2019 13:00
Akhil Pasanth

Hi Manasvita, The dates for the P.Hd admission has been ended, try for the next year.

03 Jul, 2019 17:34
Mona Deo

I hv done msc in zoology ...so under which course of phd i am eligible for ?

16 Apr, 2019 10:03
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Mona, having passed M.Sc zoology, P.hD courses you are eligible for are: P.hD in Geography and P.hD in Biochemistry.

16 Apr, 2019 10:29
amrita singh

Home science se phd nhi hoti

19 Mar, 2019 17:46
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Amrita, no, this course is not provided by the university. You may check Colleges Offering P.hD in Home Science from here.

19 Mar, 2019 17:56
Satyam Ampili

Iam working as high school teacher.I qualified in ugc NET. Is there any need of teaching experience in college??

18 Mar, 2019 15:03
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Satyam, no, there is no need for teaching experience if you are already teaching somewhere. For more clarity in eligibility criteria, you may refer the above article.

18 Mar, 2019 16:19
talent hub

May I know if there is phd in Commerce?

18 Mar, 2019 12:43
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi, the university does not offers this course. You may check other Colleges Offering P.hD in Commerce from here.

18 Mar, 2019 12:51
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I am pursuing my post graduation in applied physics having the specialization in"geophysics ". May I know, I am eligible for PhD in geology

15 Mar, 2019 09:45
Monika Content

Hi Manash, The eligibility for the course is 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.

15 Mar, 2019 11:56

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