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IGNOU PhD MPhil Admissions 2019 - Application, Eligibility, Dates

IGNOU PhD and M. Phil Programs 2019 January Session

IGNOU PhD Admission 2019  Notification is out. Indira Gandhi National Open University has released notification for the eligible candidates for admission into PhD (Regular Mode) and MPhil Courses for the academic session January 2019

For the upcoming session, PhD Programs are available in 25 subjects and M.Phil Courses are available in 9 subjects. The closing date for submission of online application is 16th February 2018



Applications are accepted by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for PhD/MPhil Admission twice in a given year i.e. in January and July respectively. Eligible and interested candidates can apply for IGNOU PhD/MPhil Admission

This university conducts an entrance test that is patterned on UGC and CSIR exam. Candidates holding an MPhil degree or those with required eligibility and experience are exempted from appearing for the university's entrance test


PhD Program
PhD Program will be offered for January 2019 session in the following disciplines: Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Library and Information Science, Political Science, Public Administration, History, Gender and Development Studies, Women's Studies, Geography, Translation Studies, Statistics, Food and Nutritional Sciences, Environmental Science, Geology, Management, Life Sciences*, Commerce, Hindi, Distance Education, Nursing, Social Work, Physics*, Bio Chemistry*, and Chemistry


MPhil Program
MPhil Program will be offered for January 2019 session in the following disciplines: Sociology, Political Science, Economics*, Chemistry, Geography Translation Studies, Social Work, Commerce and Distance Education
* No Entrance Test shall be conducted in these disciplines


Eligibility Criteria

A candidate is eligible for Admission and Registration for the MPhil/PhD program provided he/she has qualified:

(a) For the award of 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 Postgraduate level (50% in case of reserved categories), and

(b) In the Entrance Examination conducted by the University at the national level on the pattern of UGC/CSIR
Additional eligibility conditions have been prescribed by individual Disciplines. Candidates are advised to refer these details in the Table given at the end of the Prospectus and ensure that they meet the desired condition/s.

Note: IGNOU has informed via admission notification that these programs are launched in strict compliance with University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of PhD/MPhil Degrees) Regulations, 2016


Application Procedure

The eligible candidates should apply online at https://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/

The PhD/MPhil Programs are offered by IGNOU on a Regular Mode, not distance education mode

Candidates fulfilling eligibility criteria in the respective disciplines may download the soft copy of the application form from the IGNOU website www.ignou.ac.in (the link is available as research degree programs at the bottom of the Home page) and submit the filled in form along with the demand draft for Rs.1000/- drawn in favor of IGNOU payable at New Delhi


Important Dates

Last date for Submission of Online Application: 16th February 2018

Entrance Exam: 4th March 2018

For detail information about eligibility, how to apply and other details, refer Admission Brochure at official website www.ignou.ac.in



Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi – 110068. Website: www.ignou.ac.in