IGNOU, which is the largest Open University in India, will be inviting Applications for Admissions into M.Phil/PhD courses in selected disciplines for the year 2019. The session is going to begin in the month of July. Admission to the M Phil/ PhD programmes will be done strictly on merit, based on the performance of the candidates in Entrance Test and Interview.

IGNOU offers M.Phil/ PhD programmes under two categories: part time and full time. Candidates will have to attend coursework if allotted to them. The M.Phil/ PhD programmes will involve coursework during the first six months of admission, which will be conducted in IGNOU Campus at New Delhi only. A student has to attend the coursework on a regular basis. At least 80 per cent attendance in classes is compulsory.

Important Dates:

The schedule of IGNOU M.Phil/PhD program 2019 will be released on the official website of the University. Go through the tentative dates mentioned in the tabular format below:

Last date for submission of online Application February 2019
Entrance Test March 2019
Declaration of Result April 2019

 

Eligibility Criteria

For M.Phil.

  • Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC in the relevant discipline with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC,ST and OBC(Non-creamy Layer)/ Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to19th September,1991].

For Ph.D.

  • Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC in the relevant discipline with atleast 55% marks [50%marks in the case of SC,ST and OBC(Non-creamy Layer)/Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September,1991].
  • 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.
  • Those who have not cleared NET/any other equivalent examination or not holding M.Phil. Degree will have to appear in the Entrance Test.

Discipline wise eligibility and Seat Availability

Discipline

Programme

Seats

Eligibility

Geology (SOS) PhD Gen-05 SC- 01 ST-01 OBC-02 (Total – 09)

Postgraduation in any of the following subjects:

  • Geology

  • Geological Science

  • Applied Geology

  • GeoExploration

  • Mineral Exploration

  • Engineering Geology

  • Marine Geology

  • Earth Science and Resource Management

  • Petroleum Geosciences

  • Petroleum Exploration

  • Geochemistry

  • Geophysics

  • Hydrogeology

  • Geomatics

  • Geoinformatics

  • Remote Sensing and GIS

Statistics (SOS) Ph D Gen-03 SC- 01 ST-01 OBC-01 (Total- 6) M. Phil. in Statistics or qualified UGC-CSIR NET/SLET in Statistics with Post Graduation in Statistics/Ap plied Statistics.

OR

Post Graduation in Statistics/ Applied Statistics with minimum 55% from any recognized university.

Geography (SOS) PhD

M.Phil

Gen-03 SC- 02 ST-01 OBC-05 (Total -11)

Gen-05 SC- 01 ST-01 OBC-03 (Total -10)

M.A./M.Sc. In Geography, Earth Systems Science and Relevant Discipline of Geospatial Technology
Gender and Development Studies (SOGDS) PhD Gen-03 SC- 01 ST-00 OBC-01 (Total -5) Master’s degree in Gender Studies or Gender & Development Studies with 55%

OR

Master’s degree in other streams with one or two courses in the area of Gender Studies or Gender & Development Studies and/or with demonstrable evidence of teaching and/or research and publications in the area of Gender Studies or Gender & Development studies

Women’s studies PhD Gen-03 SC- 01 ST-00 OBC-01 (Total -5) Master’s degree in Women’s Studies or Gender Studies with 55%

OR

Master’s degree in other streams with one or two courses in the area of Women’s/Gender Studies and/or with demonstrable evidence of teaching and/or research and publications in the area of Women’s/Gender Studies.

Biochemistry PhD Gen-Nil SC-1 ST-1 OBC-1 (Total-3) UGCNET(includi ng JRF)/UGC/C SIR-NET (including JRF)/SLET/ GATE/ M Phil or should be a teacher fellowship holder of UGC.
Physics (SOS) Area of specialisa tion (Physics Education & Nuclear Reactor Physics PhD Gen-01 SC- 01 ST-00 OBC-00 (Total -2) UGCNET(includ ing JRF)/UGC/ CSIR-NET (including JRF)/SLET /GATE or should be a teacher fellowship holder of UGC
Psychology (SOSS) PhD Gen-07 SC- 02 ST-01 OBC-04 (Total -14) Master’s Degree and/or M.Phil. Degree in Psychology
Anthropology (SOSS) PhD Gen-07 SC- 02 ST-01 OBC-04 (Total -14) Master’s Degree and/or M.Phil. Degree in Anthropology or equivalent areas – Sociology, History, Forensic Science, Demography, Public Health
Sociology (SOSS) PhD

M.Phil

Gen-06 SC- 02 ST-01 OBC-03 (Total -12)

Gen -03 SC-01 ST-01 OBC – 02 (Total -7)

Master’s Degree and/or M.Phil. Degree in Sociology or allied disciplines
Library and Information Science (SOSS) PhD Gen-05 SC- 01 ST-01 OBC-03 (Total -10) Master’s Degree and/or M.Phil. Degree in Library and Information Science
Political Science (SOSS) PhD

M.Phil

Gen-04 SC- 01 ST-01 OBC-02 (Total -8)

Gen -05 SC-01 ST-01 OBC – 02 (Total -9)

Master’s Degree and/or M.Phil. Degree in Political Science or allied disciplines
Economics (SOSS M.Phil Gen -01 SC-01 ST-01 OBC – 01 (Total -4) Only the candidates who have qualified UGC-NET with JRF in Economics are eligible
Public Administration (SOSS) PhD Gen-10 SC- 03 ST-02 OBC-06 PWD – 01 (Total -22) Master’s Degree and/or M.Phil. Degree in Public Administration

OR

Any Master’s Degree with five years experience in Administration /Disaster Management

History (SOSS) (Specializations available in Modern Indian History and Medieval Indian History) PhD Gen-03 SC- 01 ST-01 OBC-01 (Total -6) Master’s Degree and/or M.Phil. Degree in History
Translation Studies (SOTST) M.Phil

PhD

Gen-01 SC- 00 ST-00 OBC-00 (Total-01)

Gen-02 SC- 01 ST-00 OBC-01 (Total -4)

Master’s Degree and/or M.Phil. Degree in Translation Studies or in allied subjects
Social Work (SOSW) PhD

M.Phil

Gen – 10 SC-03 ST-01 OBC-05 (Total -19)

Gen-04 SC- 01 ST-01 OBC-02 (Total -8)

MSW / M.A. (Social Work)
Environmental Science (SOITS) PhD Gen-11 SC- 04 ST-02 OBC-07 PWD – 01 (Total -25) M.Sc Environmental Science and allied sciences & technology
Life Sciences (SOS) PhD Gen-05 SC- 01 ST-01 OBC-03 (Total -10) M.Phil degree and a Post Graduate degree in a relevant area of the discipline with minimum 55 percent marks (50 percent marks for SC/ST/PH candidates)

OR

Qualified UGC-CSIR NET/ SLET/GATE / or an equivalent examination

Management (SOMS) PhD Gen-14 SC- 04 ST-02 OBC-07 (Total -25) Master’s Degree and/or M. Phil. Degree in Management Studies or in allied disciplines
Food & Nutritional Sciences (SOCE) PhD Gen-01 SC- 01 ST-01 OBC-01 (Total -04) Master’s Degree and/or M.Phil. Degree in Nutrition/Dietetics/Clinical Nutrition
Commerce (SOMS) M.Phil

PhD

Gen-00 SC- 02 ST-00 OBC-03 (Total -05)

Gen-00 SC- 02 ST-04 OBC-13 (Total -19)

Master’s Degree and/or M.Phil. Degree in Commerce
Hindi (SOH) PhD Gen-05 SC- 01 ST-01 OBC-03 (Total -10) Master’s Degree and/or M.Phil. Degree in Hindi Language and Literature
Distance Education (SOE) PhD

M.Phil

Gen-22 SC- 07 ST-03 OBC-12 (Total -44)

Gen-09 SC- 02 ST-01 OBC-04 (Total -16)

Master’s Degree and/or M.Phil. Degree in Distance Education/Edu cation/Mass Communication and New Media Studies/ any Masters Degree with B.Ed/M.Ed
Nursing (SOHS) PhD Gen-01 SC- 00 ST-01 OBC-01 (Total -3) Master’s Degree and/or M.Phil. Degree in Nursing

The Entrance Examination will not be conducted for the following Courses:

  • Biochemistry
  • Physics
  • Economics
  • Life Sciences

Application Procedure

The Application Procedure will be available online only and no offline mode will be available. The Application fee of Rs.1000/-. will be submitted at the time of Application submission.

Before filling the online form, it shall be necessary that you register yourself in the online admission portal first by visiting the website.

The registration process for IGNOU M.Phil/PhD includes the following steps:

  • Click on the button “REGISTER YOURSELF” that appears in the applicant login area and fill the required registration details.
  • Remember, while choosing your UserName it must be in between 8 to 16 characters.
  • While choosing your password it must be alphanumeric and between 8 to 16 characters long.
  • After filling the mandatory information click the “SUBMIT” button.
  • Your username will be instantly sent to you via e-mail and SMS.

The online form for IGNOU M.Phil/PhD can be filled in the following steps:

STEP 1: Click on “LOGIN” button from the homepage of Online admission system and then login with your UserName and password by clicking the “LOGIN” button given on the login screen.

STEP 2: Fill personal details, programme details, qualification details, course details, and correspondence details.

STEP 3: Upload Scanned Documents: Remember, before this step you should have the relevant scanned documents (It is suggested to scan documents from your originals). These include:

  1. Scanned Photograph (less than 100 KB)
  2. Scanned Signature (less than 100 KB)

STEP 4: Pay your the Application fee of Rs.1000/- through any of the following:

  • Payment by Debit/Credit Card (Master/Visa/Rupay)
  • Payment by Net banking
  • Payment by ATM Card (PNB)
  • Applicants can also pay the Application fee through Demand Draft of Rs.1000 in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi.

STEP 5: Once you have uploaded the documents, click the “NEXT” button you will get the Form Preview option. Save/Print your form for future reference.

It is not required to post any hard copy of your online application form.

Selection Procedure

The Selection Procedure will be inclusive of two stages:

  • Entrance test
  • Interview/Presentation

Admit Card / Hall Ticket for Entrance Test

Hall Tickets for appearing in the entrance test will be available on the IGNOU official website. Candidates must bring the Hall ticket on the day of the entrance test, failing of which they will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

Candidates are also required to bring, along with the Hall Ticket, an original identity proof having a photograph, such as Aadhar Card, Voter ID Card, Driving License, Passport and ID Card issued by Govt. Agencies.

IGNOU M.Phil/PhD Results

The entrance test will be qualifying in nature. All the Candidates who secure at least 50% marks in the entrance test (45% marks in case of SC/ST/PH) will be shortlisted for the interview in order of merit subject to the maximum limit of five times of the available seats.

Interview/Presentation

Short-listed Candidates in the Entrance Test will be called for interview/presentation of Synopsis before the Discipline specific Doctoral Research Committee. Those candidates exempted from appearing in the Entrance Test will also have to appear for interview/presentation of Synopsis. Selected Candidates will receive Offer letters for admission.

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