The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is one of the prestigious open universities in India that runs several undergraduate, postgraduate, Diploma and Certificate courses. IGNOU invites application for the M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes and those who are interested can apply online on its official website www.ignou.ac.in.
The application for the M.Phil. and Ph.D. courses are opened twice in a year in the month of January and July while the admissions are conducted after the candidate qualifies the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU itself.
Application process & fees for IGNOU M.Phil & Ph.D. courses
Candidates who are interested in applying for IGNOU’s MPhil and Ph.D. courses will have to first download the application form online from the IGNOU’s official. Now candidates will have to fill in all the required details and will have to submit it along with the application fee of Rs 1000. This fee will be deposited in the form of a demand draft drawn in the favor of IGNOU, New Delhi.
Important dates & disciplines you can apply for
Talking about the important dates of the IGNOU MPhil and Ph.D. programme, the online application process for IGNOU’s MPhil and Ph. D. programmes gave begun on January 23, 2018. February 16, 2018, is the last date to submit the application forms online. However, the entrance exam is scheduled for March 4, 2018. The results will be announced by the month of March or April 2018. To know the exact date for the admit cards, results, how to apply, application forms, eligibility criteria and other, candidates can go to university’s official website.
However, candidates qualifying after applying in IGNOU’s MPhil and Ph.D. courses will commence their session from July 2018. The entrance test will be conducted on the pattern of UGC and CSIR examinations. Anyone can do MPhil in Chemistry, Economics, Sociology, Social Work, Political Science, Commerce, Geography, Distance Education and Translation Studies. Whereas PhD can be done subjects including Physics, Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Life Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, Geology, Social Work, Library and Information Science, History, Environmental Science, Statistics, Public Administration, Women’s Studies, Hindi, Geography, Distance Education, Translation Studies, Commerce, Management, Gender and Development Studies, Nursing and Translation Studies.
There will be no entrance test for the subjects like Physics, Life Sciences and Bio Chemistry for the Ph.D. programme and for Economics subject in MPhil course.