Indira Gandhi National Open University offers Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) under various specializations including Social Work, Economics, Political Science, Commerce, among many others. IGNOU offers M.Phil in a full-time learning mode. The number of seats in each specialization is different. The program fee is INR 12,600 with no age limit for the applicants. One must have a master’s degree in a relevant discipline before applying for admission. The admission is done on the basis of marks secured in the entrance examination followed by an interview round.
|Course Name||Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)|
|Minimum Duration||1 year|
|Maximum Duration||2 years|
|Basic Eligibility||Master’s degree in a relevant subject|
|Course Fee||INR 12,600|
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| M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts,|
M.Phil/Ph.D in Agriculture,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Education,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Science,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Law,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Mass Communication,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Paramedical,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Management,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Commerce
|Start of online submission of application||March 07, 2020|
|Last date for submission of online application||March 27, 2020|
Indira Gandhi National Open University offers full-time education for the M.Phil program. Tabulated below are the details of the courses offered by the university:
|School Name||Course Name||Eligibility|
|School of Social Work||M.Phil in Social Work||Master’s degree with 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/OBC/ Differently abled and other categories) from a recognized university|
|School of Social Sciences||M.Phil in Sociology|
|M.Phil in Political Science|
|M.Phil in Economics|
|School of Management Studies||M.Phil in Commerce|
|School of Sciences||M.Phil in Chemistry|
|M.Phil in Geography|
|School of Journalism and New Media Studies||M.Phil in Journalism and Mass Communication||Master’s degree in Communication or related discipline with 55% marks|
|School of Performing and Visual Arts||M.Phil in Theatre Arts||Master’s degree in relevant discipline with 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/OBC/ Differently abled and other categories) from a recognized university|
|School of Translation Studies and Training Studies||M.Phil in Translation Studies|
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The minimum and maximum duration for completing the M.Phil program is 1 year and 2 years respectively. The coursework during the first six months of admission will be conducted in IGNOU Campus in New Delhi. A student has to attend the coursework on a regular basis with at least 80% attendance.
The credit assigned to the M.Phil course is 16 credits of minimum 1-semester duration and a maximum of two semesters. 80% attendance in the classroom teaching is compulsory for each student pursuing M.Phil program.
The course work per 4 credit course will be delivered in the following manner:
For successful completion of this course, a student must score 55% marks separately in each component of each course. Apart from the term-end examination, the students are required to submit assessments like assignments, term paper, fieldwork, lab-work, book review, group discussion, seminar, etc.
NOTE: Women and Persons with Disabilities (more than 40% disability) will be allowed a relaxation of 1 year in the maximum duration.
Students aspiring to take admission to the M.Phil program at IGNOU must be eligible for the subject. It must be noted that all M.Phil students will be admitted in the full-time duration of the course. The admission will be done on the basis of the following criteria:
The selection is done on the basis of the entrance test which will be followed by an interview. The final selection will be selected on the basis of respective performances in the written test and will be called for the interview round.
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The university will shortlist the students for the interview/presentation round as per their performance in the entrance test.
To enroll for admission in IGNOU, the applicant must submit the application form available on the official website of the university. They can apply online as well as offline mode. However, it must be noted that the application forms are available on certain dates before the session commences. Follow the below-mentioned steps on how to fill IGNOU application form:
Step 1: Visit the official website of the university in order to obtain the application form.
Step 2: On visiting the website, the candidate will have to click on the ‘Admission Link’.
Step 3: The candidate will have to enter their respective email IDs and password. After registering, the candidate can log in.
Step 4: On logging in, the candidate will have to click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. On doing so, the candidate can then fill the application form.
Step 5: One must cross-check the details entered in the form. After doing so, the candidate is required to upload a jpeg file of their respective passport size photographs and signature.
Step 6: Once the details are filled in, the candidate can proceed to pay the application fee i.e INR 1000. The payment can be made in both online as well as offline mode. For online payment, one can pay using credit/debit card/ Netbanking. For offline payment, students must send a demand draft to the university address.
Ques. Is an M.Phil from IGNOU valid?
Ques. What is the reservation criteria for M.Phil in IGNOU?
|Category||% of seats|
|OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)||27%|
Ques. What are the scholarships offered to M.Phil students?
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