- MPhil/PhD Programmes on Offer
- Eligibility Criteria and Selection Procedure
- Programme Fee
- Scholarships and Fellowships
- Application Form
- Last Date
- Prospectus and Handbook
Applications are invited for admission to MPhil/PhD Programmes in the following Subjects/Disciplines for July 2014 Academic Session of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU):
|Civil Engineering||Translation Studies|
|Mechanical Engineering||Distance Education|
|Library and Information Science||Theater Arts|
|Performing & Visual Arts with specialization in Fine Arts|
|Theatre Arts and Music|
Eligibility Criteria and Selection Procedure
A candidate is eligible for Admission and Registration for the MPhil/PhD programme provided he/she has qualified:
(a) Master’s Degree of any recognized University/other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University. The minimum qualifying marks are 55% at Post Graduation level (50% in case of reserved categories), and
(b) Entrance Examination conducted by the University at the national level to be held on 23rd February 2014.
However, candidates holding MPhil degree from IGNOU or those candidates who have cleared JEST of DAE or UGC-NET or GATE of IIT will be exempted from appearing in the Entrance Examination.
The Entrance Examination will be conducted at the national level in the various cities where IGNOU Regional Centres are located for this purpose candidates are required to give their choice on column 6 of the Application Form.
The PhD Programme Fee is Rs. 7,000/- per annum for 3 years. MPhil candidates are to pay one-time fee of Rs. 10,500/- which is inclusive of the Course Fee. M.Phil degree holders who have not be assigned course work will have to pay Rs.7,000/- per annuam for 2 years. (The fee as stated above is subject to revision as decided by the University from time-to-time).
For full time Scholars, the maximum durations of the PhD Programme and the MPhil programme are 5 years and 4 years respectively.
Scholarships and Fellowships
(a) Candidates who have qualified UGC-NET, GATE, JEST, etc. like ICSSR and have been awarded Fellowships by these and such other agencies are welcome to enroll for Doctoral Studies at IGNOU. The University will disburse the fellowships awarded to them as per the rules of the awarding agencies.
(b) The University also awards Fellowships (IGNOU-Research Fellowship) to full time PhD students of IGNOU. The objective of the IGNOU-RF scheme is to provide opportunities to full time research students who have no other financial support to undertake research leading to PhD degree in the disciplines offered by IGNOU. The tenure of IGNOU-RF is initially for a period of two years from the date of the award. If the research work is found satisfactory, fellowship for an additional year will be awarded to the candidate. There is no provision for extension beyond three years. The value of the award is Rs. 8,000/- pm for all three years presently.
Click on the link below to download the application form.
The Application Form duly filled-in along with the required certificates and the prescribed fee is to be sent to:
The Director, Research Unit, Block-6, Room -18,IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi – 110 068.
The date for submission of Application forms for admission to MPhil/PhD Programme has been extended from 31st to December 2013 to 20th January 2014. The Entrance Exam will be conducted on 23rd February 2014 in place of 2nd February 2014.