Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers Doctoral programs in twelve different streams. The doctoral program offered at university is both in distance as well as in regular mode. Applications are accepted by IGNOU twice a year i.e. January and July respectively and eligible aspirants can apply for admission at IGNOU through online mode. Application forms for IGNOU Ph.d. are available till April 30, 2020.
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|Minimum Duration||3 years|
|Maximum Duration||5 years|
|Minimum Age||No Bar|
|Maximum Age||No Bar|
|Admission Criteria||Entrance Exam + Interview|
|Application Fees||INR 1000|
| M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts,|
M.Phil/Ph.D in Science,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Mass Communication,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Management,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Commerce,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Agriculture,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Education
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 the interview round. Offer letters for admission will be sent to the Selected Candidates only.
Note: 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.
IGNOU offers admission to Doctoral courses on basis of percentage scored in a postgraduate degree along with an entrance test and interview. The application procedure is online.
Note: After verifying all the details, and documents, your application will be finally accepted by the authorities.
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The doctoral program at IGNOU is offered in 12 different streams which are listed below in tabular form along with the eligibility criteria and Number of seats.
|Streams for Ph.D||Eligibility Criteria||No. of Seats|
|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|
|French||MA in French||02|
|Journalism and Mass Comm||Master’s Degree or M.Phil. Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication||15|
|Statistics||Post-Graduation in Statistics/ Applied Statistics with min 55% from any recognized university||08|
|Geography||M.A./ M.Sc. in Geography, Earth Systems Science and Relevant Discipline of Geospatial Technology||16|
|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|
|Women Studies||Master’s degree in Women’s Studies or Gender Studies with min 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|
|Biochemistry||Master’s Degree or any other equal qualification from a recognized university||09|
|Fine Arts||M. Phil in a 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)||01|
|Theatre Arts||M. Phil in relevant field with at least 55% marks. OR M. P. A. in Theatre Arts with minimum 55% marks||02|
|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||05|
|Chemistry||Master’s Degree or M Phil Degree in Chemistry||-|
|Public Administration||Master’s Degree or M.Phil Degree in Pub Administration||03|
|Psychology||Master’s Degree or M.Phil Degree in Psychology||02|
|Law||Master’s Degree or M.Phil Degree in Law||07|
|Nursing||Master’s Degree or M.Phil Degree in Nursing||04|
|Library and Informative Science||Master’s Degree or M.Phil Degree in Library and Informative Science||03|
|Anthropology||Master’s Degree or M.Phil Degree in Anthropology||02|
Ques. What are the specializations for IGNOU Ph.D. Program?
Ques. What is the eligibility for Ph.D. Program at IGNOU?
Ques. In which cities of India, Ph.D. entrance test of IGNOU were held?
Ques. Do the M.Phil holders are exempted from IGNOU Entrance Test?
Ques. What is the application fee at IGNOU?
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College