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IGNOU Ph.D. Admission 2020: Eligibility, Fees, Entrance Exam, Last Date, Registration

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April 30: IGNOU Ph.D. registrations dates extended till May 15.

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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IGNOU Ph.D. Course Details

Minimum Duration3 years
Maximum Duration5 years
EligibilityPostgraduate Degree
Minimum AgeNo Bar
Maximum AgeNo Bar
Admission CriteriaEntrance Exam + Interview
Application FeesINR 1000

CourseAdmission Link
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
Admission Link

Admission Process for IGNOU Ph.D. Programs

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.

Entrance Test

  • The list of shortlisted candidates who will be required to appear for the Entrance Test will be displayed on the IGNOU website.
  • The admit card will also be released on the official website of IGNOU one week prior of the exam date.
  • Candidates must bring their admit card to the exam center, else they will not allow sitting for the written test.
  • Applicants have to bring an original identity proof having a photograph, such as Aadhar Card, Voter ID Card, Driving License, Passport and ID card at the examination center.
  • Students must score a minimum of 50% marks in the entrance test to qualify the exam.
  • The Entrance Test will be held in 13 cities. 

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.

IGNOU Ph.D. Application Process

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.

Application steps in Ph.D. Program

  • Visit the IGNOU Website.
  • Fill the form for new registration if you are not a registered candidate.
  • Select your course, and note down its Course ID.
  • Next, click on “Application”
  • Fill the form for the candidate’s application.
  • Pay the course fees for one year.
  • Upload the required documents.
  • Click on the submit button.
  • Your application is provisionally accepted. 

Note: After verifying all the details, and documents, your application will be finally accepted by the authorities.

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IGNOU Ph.D. Program Structure

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.DEligibility CriteriaNo. of Seats
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
FrenchMA in French02
Journalism and Mass CommMaster’s Degree or M.Phil. Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication15
StatisticsPost-Graduation in Statistics/ Applied Statistics with min 55% from any recognized university08
GeographyM.A./ M.Sc. in Geography, Earth Systems Science and Relevant Discipline of Geospatial Technology16
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 Studies06
Women StudiesMaster’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 Studies07
BiochemistryMaster’s Degree or any other equal qualification from a recognized university09
Fine ArtsM. 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 ArtsM. Phil in relevant field with at least 55% marks. OR M. P. A. in Theatre Arts with minimum 55% marks02
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 holder05
ChemistryMaster’s Degree or M Phil Degree in Chemistry-
Public AdministrationMaster’s Degree or M.Phil Degree in Pub Administration03
PsychologyMaster’s Degree or M.Phil Degree in Psychology02
LawMaster’s Degree or M.Phil Degree in Law07
NursingMaster’s Degree or M.Phil Degree in Nursing04
Library and Informative ScienceMaster’s Degree or M.Phil Degree in Library and Informative Science03
AnthropologyMaster’s Degree or M.Phil Degree in Anthropology02

Eligibility for Ph.D. Program

  • Candidates must have a 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.

IGNOU Ph.D. Admission Key points

  • The candidates are advised to download the prospectus and read the instructions carefully before filling up the form
  • The candidates should remember their Username and Password for subsequent login
  • The application fee can be paid by the following methods
    • Credit Card (Master/Visa)
    • Debit Card (Master/Visa/Rupay)
    • Net Banking
    • ATM Card (PNB)

IGNOU Ph.D. Program FAQs

Ques. What are the specializations for IGNOU Ph.D. Program?

Ans. The specializations for IGNOU Ph.D. Program are Geology, French, Women Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Statistics, Geography, Biochemistry, Physics, Chemistry and Gender Development Studies.

Ques. What is the eligibility for Ph.D. Program at IGNOU?

Ans. Candidate must have a master’s degree in a relevant stream with a minimum 55% stream.

Ques. In which cities of India, Ph.D. entrance test of IGNOU were held?

Ans. IGNOU Entrance Test held in 13 cities of India. They are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna and Trivandram.

Ques. Do the M.Phil holders are exempted from IGNOU Entrance Test?

Ans. 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.

Ques. What is the application fee at IGNOU?

Ans. Application fee at IGNOU is of INR 1000.


 

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

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Khursheed Ahmad

Plz sir send me the no of seats available in eng literature course

22 Apr, 2020 00:43
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Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Ahmad, you can check the seat availability for this course on the official website of the university.

22 Apr, 2020 01:29
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Sk Asha

Plz send the number of seats aviable in mathematics course sir

16 Apr, 2020 13:07
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Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Asha, the university has 20 seats under this course.

16 Apr, 2020 15:54
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Sk Asha

Hi sir this is asha I want to do Ph. D IN mathematics Is this course is aviable? Plz mention

15 Apr, 2020 16:30
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Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Asha, yes, this course is available in IGNOU.

15 Apr, 2020 17:23
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Diksha Saxena

Sir my % in master is less den 55 but more then 50 can i apply?

09 Apr, 2020 18:23
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Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Diksha, yes, you are eligible to apply for admission in IGNOU.

10 Apr, 2020 01:16
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Raghav Bhati

Sir, please mention seats in m.phil commerce if course is available

13 Mar, 2020 15:54
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Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Raghav, there are total 6 seats available in the university under this course.

13 Mar, 2020 16:32
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SURIYAH SHABNUM

I completed my masters in economics if I can apply for mphil from ignou where would be the exam centres.. Outside state Or wihin state

13 Mar, 2020 10:02
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Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Suriyah, exam will be conducted within the state.

13 Mar, 2020 11:04
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manzoor faizal

Hello Sir, Madam I want to do M.phil in Geography. Is this course is available? plz mention.

11 Mar, 2020 12:43
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Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Faizal, yes, this course is available in IGNOU.

11 Mar, 2020 12:47
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manzoor faizal

When did the adm open ?

11 Mar, 2020 12:53
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Shobhna Chaturvedi

Application forms have already been released from Feb 28 and the process will conclude on Mar 23, 2020.

11 Mar, 2020 16:15
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Rubaina Shafi

How many seats r for sociology??? Plzz mention

09 Mar, 2020 01:33
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Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Rubaina, this course is not available in IGNOU.

09 Mar, 2020 12:36
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Piya Kachiwala

i am completed my Msc in Microbioloy. can i apply for Phd in food and nutrition?

07 Mar, 2020 11:17
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Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Piya, the university does not provides this course.

07 Mar, 2020 11:47
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Priya Kataria

SIR, i want to do Phd in Political Science . Plz tell me about it.

07 Mar, 2020 08:53
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Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Priya, this course is not offered in the university. However, you may check some of the colleges offering this course from below:

You can check the complete list of the colleges offering this course from here: Ph.D Political Science Colleges in Delhi

07 Mar, 2020 10:52

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