IGNOU Ph.D. Admission : Eligibility Criteria , Fees, Entrance Exam, Syllabus

IGNOU Ph.D. Admission : Eligibility Criteria , Fees, Entrance Exam, Syllabus

IGNOU Ph.D.  Course Fee, Duration, Eligibility criteria, Entrance exam, Syllabus   

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), one of the best  University in India offers high-quality teaching through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode. The Open University offers high-quality, innovative and need-based programs at different levels, to all those who require them; IGNOU Programs are Cost effective and are offered through open and distance learning in the country.

IGNOU Ph.D. Course 

Minimum Duration 3 years
Maximum Duration 5 years
Eligibility Postgraduate Degree
Minimum Age No Bar
Maximum Age No Bar
Admission Criteria Entrance Exam + Interview based
Application Fees INR 1000

 

 

COURSE

 

Ph.D in Arts,
Ph.D in Science,
Ph.D in Mass Communication,
Ph.D in Management,
Ph.D in Commerce,
Ph.D in Agriculture,
Ph.D in Education

Admission Process For IGNOU Ph.D. Programs

The selection is confirmed   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

  • 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.

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IGNOU Ph.D. Application Process

IGNOU facilitate 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 official 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 Certificate .
  • Click on the submit button.
  • Your application is provisionally accepted.

IGNOU Ph.D. Program  Format

The doctoral program at IGNOU is offered in  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
Computer Science MCA, BE/B.Tech (With CS/IT), M.Sc Computer Science
Economics Master’s degree or M.Phil in Economics
Sociology Master’s Degree
English Master’s Degree

Eligibility criteria  

  • Candidates have a master’s degree in the relevant discipline from a recognized university .
  • 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.

A student registered for PhD programme is expected to prepare the synopsis while working on the course work under the guidance of the allocated supervisor. The same will be presented before the Doctoral Research Committee for consideration and approval after completion of course work. The synopsis/research proposal of the PhD Thesis may focus on the subject addressing creation of new knowledge or re-looking existing knowledge through
new or innovative ideas and/methods, theoretical interpretations or critical analysis as is approved by the Doctoral Research Committee and School Board, as the case may be, ratified by the Research Council.

 

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