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
|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)|
|Computer Science||2 years|
|Economics||An MPhil degree and a Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum of 55% marks|
|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|
|Geography||An MPhil Degree and a Postgraduate Degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum of 55% marks|
|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)|
|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)|
|Tourism and Hospitality||Candidates with 55 % marks in Post Graduation in relevant field|
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|
Check Here: Ph.D Admission Notification
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.
- 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/-
- 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.