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IGNOU PhD Admission 2018: MPhil & PhD Admissions- Check Here

IGNOU PhD Admission 2018: MPhil & Ph.D. Admissions- Check Here

The Indira Gandhi National Open University was established by an Act of Parliament in 1985. The university offers need-based academic programmes 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, PhD, Master’s, Bachelors, Post Graduate Diploma, Diploma and Certificate Programmes. Read the article below to know more about the PhD. courses and their eligibility.

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IGNOU PhD Admission: Examination Form Submission

For June TEELate FeeFor December TEELate Fee
1st March to 31st MarchNIL1st Sept. to 30th Sept.NIL
1st April to 30th AprilRs. 500/-1st Oct to 31st OctRs. 500/-
1st May to 15th MayRs.1000/-1st Nov to 15th NovRs. 1000/-

For Ph.D. (Distance)

SpecializationEligibility CriteriaMinimum Duration
Agriculture ExtensionM.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 Communication2 years
Dairy Science and TechnologyMaster 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)
ChemistryAn M Phil Degree /a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with minimum 55 per cent marks (50 % marks for SC/ ST/ PH candidates)
Civil Engineering
Commerce3 years
Computer Science2 years
EconomicsAn MPhil Degree and a Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum of 55% marks
Extension & Development Studies
Food & NutritionAn M Phil Degree and a Masters Degree in Nutrition/Dietetics or an equivalent grade from a recognised institution
Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies (M.Phil/Gandhian Studies) IntegratedM. A in Gandhian Studies or in any other subject and M. Phil. in any subject
Gender and Development Studies
Women’s Studies
GeographyAn MPhil Degree and a Postgraduate Degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum of 55% marks
Inter-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Studies
Library & Information ScienceAt 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 per cent marks (50 % marks for SC/ ST/ PH candidates)3 years
Mechanical Engineering2 years
NursingNursing professionals who have completed their M.Phil degree with 55 per cent marks from a recognised University or Nursing professionals having M.Sc. Nursing, with 55 per cent marks and five years of teaching/industry/administration/professional/clinical experience2 years
Performing and Visual Arts with specialization in Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Music
LawLL.M. with 55% marks and 5 years of Teaching and Research experience or law related work experience
Political ScienceCandidates with 55 % marks (50 % for SC/ST candidates) in the Master of Arts (Education) or Master of Education (M.Ed)
Public Administration
Rural DevelopmentThose possessing MARD with B grade are included as a category eligible for enrolment
ArabicAn MPhil degree and a Postgraduate degree in Arabic with a minimum of 55 % marks (50 % for SC/ST/PH candidates)
FrenchMA in French or MA in Humanities/ Social Science or Masters in any discipline with good knowledge of French
Social WorkAn M Phil Degree and a Postgraduate Degree in a relevant discipline with minimum 55 per cent marks (50 % marks for SC/ ST/ PH candidates)
Distance Education
Tourism and HospitalityCandidates with 55 % marks in Post Graduation in relevant field
Vocational Education

For Ph.D. (Regular)

SpecializationEligibility CriteriaMinimum Duration
Life SciencesAn MPhil or an MSc degree in Life Science or related area from a university or a recognised institution2 years
Journalism & Mass CommunicationMaster’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with 55 % marks and an MPhil from any recognised University or Master’s Degree with 55 % marks in any subject, with five-years experience in the Media Industry/Teaching/Research in Mass Communication2 years
MathematicsA Master’s degree in mathematics and related areas with minimum 55 % marks (50 per cent marks for SC/ST/PH candidates)2 years
GeologyPostgraduate in 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 experience2 years
BiochemistryCandidates possessing Postgraduate degree with minimum 55% (50% marks for SC/ST/PH candidates2 years
PhysicsM.Phil degree in Physics and a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with minimum 55% (50% marks for SC/ST/PH candidates)2 years
Translation StudiesM.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

IGNOU PhD Admission Process

  • The Admission Forms can be submitted online through Online Admission System at
  • Students are required to create their user ID and password for logging in the system and upload the required documents along with the submission of the Admission Form.
  • The programme fee can be paid online using 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 confirmed.

Hall Ticket

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

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