IGNOU Ph.D Admission 2023 Application Form, Dates, Eligibility

IGNOU Ph.D Admission 2023: NTA releases the application form for IGNOU Ph.D Admission for the coming session. The Indira Gandhi National Open University was established by an Act of Parliament in 1985. The university offers need-based academic programs by giving professional and vocational orientation to the courses. UNESCO declared IGNOU as the largest institution of higher learning in the world in 2010. The university provides admission in various courses such as Ph.D., Master’s, Bachelors, Post Graduate Diploma, Diploma, and Certificate Programmes. Read the article below to know more about the Ph.D. courses and their eligibility.

IGNOU Ph.D Admission 2023: Important Dates

Starting of Online Application 1st week of December 2022
Last date for submission of the online application 3rd week of December 2022
Last date for successful transaction of Examination Fee
(through Canara Bank/ ICICI Bank / Credit Card/ Debit Card/Net Banking/UPI)
3rd week of December 2022
Correction in the Particulars of Application Form online only 4th week of December 2022
Date of Examination 3rd week of January 2023

IGNOU Ph.D Admission 2023 Important Links

Application Fees
  • General (UR)/ OBC-(NCL)/ General-EWS: Rs. 1000/-
  • SC/ST/PwD/Third Gender: Rs. 800/-
Official Notification Check Here
Information Bulletin Check Here
Official Website Check Here
IGNOU Ph.D Registration Register Here

For Ph.D. (Distance)

Specialization Eligibility Criteria Minimum Duration
Agriculture Extension M.Sc. (Ag.) with 55 per cent marks (50 per cent for SC/ST candidates) in Agriculture Extension / Extension Education / Home Science Extension / Dairy Extension / Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension / Fisheries Extension / Agricultural Communication/ Development Communication / Agricultural Extension and Communication 2 years
Dairy Science and Technology Master Degree in Dairy Science (Dairy Technology, Dairy Chemistry, Dairy Microbiology, Dairy Engineering), Food Science/ Food Technology, M.V.Sc. (Animal Products Technology/ Dairy Science), M.Sc. Agriculture (Dairy Science/ Dairy Technology)
Chemistry An M Phil Degree /a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with minimum 55 percent marks (50 % marks for SC/ ST/ PH candidates)
Civil Engineering
Commerce 3 years
Computer Science 2 years
Economics An MPhil degree and a Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum of 55% marks
English
Extension & Development Studies
Food & Nutrition An M Phil Degree and a Masters Degree in Nutrition/Dietetics or an equivalent grade from a recognized institution
Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies (M.Phil/Gandhian Studies) Integrated M. A in Gandhian Studies or in any other subject and M. Phil. in any subject
Gender and Development Studies
Women’s Studies
Geography An MPhil Degree and a Postgraduate Degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum of 55% marks
Hindi
History
Inter-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Studies
Library & Information Science At least 55 % of marks (50 % for SC/ST category) in Master in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from a recognized university and M Phil degree from a recognized university
Management (On Hold) An M Phil Degree and a Postgraduate Degree in a relevant discipline with minimum 55 percent marks (50 % marks for SC/ ST/ PH candidates) 3 years
Mechanical Engineering 2 years
Nursing Nursing professionals who have completed their M.Phil degree with 55 percent marks from a recognized University or having M.Sc-Nursing, with 55 percent marks and five years of teaching/ industry/ administration/ professional/ clinical experience 2 years
Performing and Visual Arts with specialization in Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Music
Law LL.M. with 55% marks and 5 years of Teaching and Research experience or law-related work experience
Political Science Candidates with 55 % marks (50 % for SC/ST candidates) in the Master of Arts (Education) or Master of Education (M.Ed)
Education
Psychology
Public Administration
Rural Development Those possessing MARD with a B grade are included as a category eligible for enrolment
Arabic An MPhil degree and a Postgraduate degree in Arabic with a minimum of 55 % marks (50 % for SC/ST/PH candidates)
French MA in French or MA in Humanities/ Social Science or Masters in any discipline with good knowledge of French
Social Work An M Phil Degree and a Postgraduate Degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum of 55 percent marks (50 % marks for SC/ ST/ PH candidates)
Sociology
Distance Education
Statistics
Tourism and Hospitality Candidates with 55 % marks in Post Graduation in relevant field
Vocational Education

For Ph.D. (Regular)

Specialization Eligibility Criteria Minimum Duration
Life Sciences An MPhil or an MSc degree in Life Science or related area from a university or a recognized institution 2 years
Journalism & Mass Communication Master’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with 55 % marks and an MPhil from any recognized University or Master’s Degree with 55 % marks in any subject, with five years experience in the Media Industry/Teaching/Research in Mass Communication 2 years
Mathematics A Master’s degree in mathematics and related areas with a minimum of 55 % marks (50 percent marks for SC/ST/PH candidates) 2 years
Geology Postgraduate in the relevant area of discipline with minimum 55% in Geology / Applied Geology / Earth Science / Marine Geology / Hydrogeology of any recognized university with M.Phil or 5 years relevant research/teaching/ professional experience 2 years
Biochemistry Candidates possessing a Postgraduate degree with a minimum of 55% (50% marks for SC/ST/PH candidates 2 years
Physics M.Phil degree in Physics and a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum of 55% (50% marks for SC/ST/PH candidates) 2 years
Translation Studies M.A. in Translation Studies (or in a relevant subject) with 55% marks. In the case of SC/ST candidates, there is a relaxation of 5% 1 year

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IGNOU Ph.D Admission Process

  • The Admission Forms can be submitted online through Online Admission System at http://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in.
  • Students are required to create their user ID and password for logging in to the system and upload the required documents along with the submission of the Admission Form.
  • The program fee can be paid online using the Payment Gateway.
  • There is no need to send the printed copy of the Admission Form to the Regional Centre.
  • A message is sent on the mobile number and email ID registered with the System once admission is confirmed.

Application Fee

  • The application fee is Rs.1000/- (for candidates belonging to General/ OBC)
  • For candidates belonging to SC/ST/EWS, the application fee is Rs.800/-

Hall Ticket

  • The admit card can be downloaded from the University’s website www.ignou.ac.in.
  • University issues Examination Hall Ticket to the students at least two weeks before the commencement of the Term-end Examination.
  • Students can download the hall ticket from the website in case any student fails to receive the Examination Hall Ticket.

31 thoughts on “IGNOU Ph.D Admission 2023 Application Form, Dates, Eligibility”

  1. Sir
    I want to do my PhD in English.
    Please notify me the dates for filling of application form for entrance n admission please.

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  2. I want to pursue Ph.D in History…. Please provide me the date of filling up form and other necessary details.Thank you.

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  3. I did PG in Environmental Science.. Can I do PhD in IGNOU? I am asking this because Environmental Science is not mentioned anywhere here

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  4. I want to pursue Ph.D in computer science n enginering…. Please provide me the date of filling up form and other necessary details.Thank you

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    • Also i want the same degree in same subject if u get any info plz forward it to me on my no 9797719001

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  5. Sir I did master in sociology I would like to do phd in sociology…. Can i go for it what is the process….

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  6. Sir I did master in sociology I would like to do phd in sociology…. Can i go for it what is the process….

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  7. Sir I want admit in Phd in Dairy Science, but Your website creates many types problems.
    1. Why are not enlisted Agriculture Subject in Bachelor Program.
    2. same as problem crates in Master program.
    Please enlist immediately Agriculture and their alliance in Bachelor & master program for Phd admission 2020-2021 because your last date is 28/02/2021.

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  8. I want to do phd in hindibut in website is not showing hindi subject. What is the procedure then i have to follow?

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  9. I have completed MPhil in biotechnology and wish to do PhD I distance mode. Which University offer flexible course for me who is working in industry

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  10. Also i want the same degree in same subject if u get any info plz forward it to me on my no 9797719001

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  11. Myself Kapil Kumar, I have completed MA, M.Phil ( Sociology ). I want to do P.hd with Sociology. Please inform me about entrance notification nd other more at my email… [email protected] or Whatsup +919795906211..!!
    Thnk U..!!

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  12. Sir….I have completed my PG in Mathematics. I want to take PhD in special education. Can I apply for the same?I am a teacher of 29 years experience.

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