IGNOU PhD Admission 2021 (January) Dates, Eligibility, Application

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IGNOU announces Admission to PhD Program 2021 January Session through an entrance exam. Apply online till April 30, 2021. Check out the details on eligibility criteria, selection process and application fee.


IGNOU PhD Admission 2021 – Indira Gandhi National Open University has released notification for the eligible candidates for admission into PhD (Regular Mode) Courses for the academic session January 2021
Check out the IGNOU 2021 admission process for PhD programs, the eligibility criteria set and how one can register and apply online.


Important Dates

Last Date for Submission of Online Application April 15, 2021 extended till April 30, 2021
Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA Website April 2021 onwards
Date of Entrance Test April 2021
Declaration of Entrance Result May 2021


PhD Courses Offered at IGNOU

Psychology Anthropology
Sociology Library and Information Science
Political Science Public Administration
History Gender and Developmental Studies
Women’s Studies Geography
Translation Studies Statistics
Food and Nutritional Sciences Environmental Sciences
Geology Management
Life Silences Commerce
Hindi Distance Education
Nursing Social Work
Physics Bio-Chemistry


Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for admission to PhD Program are as follows
(i) Candidates must have done their post-graduation in the relevant discipline.
(ii) Candidates must have secured a minimum of 55% in their post-graduation. There is a relaxation of 5% marks for reserved candidates (SC/ST/OBC).
(iii) Candidates who have completed their MPhil (along with course work) or have cleared NET or any other equivalent exam will be exempted from appearing form the IGNOU entrance exam.


Selection Criteria

Stage 1 Entrance Test
a) The Entrance Test will be conducted by NTA at National Level across the country.
b) No separate communication shall be sent to candidates in this regard.
Stage 2 Interview/Presentation
a) Short-listed Candidates in the Entrance Test will be called for interview/presentation of Synopsis before the Discipline specific Doctoral Research Committee.
b) Offer letters for admission will be sent to the Selected Candidates only.


Application Fee (Non-refundable)

For Online Application to PhD Program (January 2021)
General/ OBC Rs.1000/-
SC/ST/EWS Rs.800/-


Application Procedure

The Online Link for PhD Entrance Portal is as under http://ignouexams.nta.nic.in/
Candidates can follow the below-mentioned step on how to fill the IGNOU application form
Step 1 The candidate will have to visit the official website of IGNOU to register and apply online.
Step 2 On visiting the homepage of IGNOU, you will have to search for the link ‘Online Admissions 2021’.
Step 3 On clicking the link, the candidate will be directed to a new page and will have to click on the link ‘Click Here for New Registration’.
Step 4 From there, you will have to fill up all the required details such as personal and academic details.
Step 5 Once all the details are filled, you will have to upload scanned images of your passport-sized photograph and signature. The image should be in JPG/JPEG format and its size should not exceed more than 50KB.
Step 6 After the images have been successfully uploaded, you will then have to proceed to pay the application fee.
Step 7 The candidate will have to pay the application fee via online mode i.e. via Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card.
Step 8 Once the payment has been made, you will receive a confirmation mail and an SMS on the registered mobile number.
Step 9 With all the formalities completed, candidates are advised to take a print out of the confirmation page as it will come handy for future purposes.


Admit Card

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 Term-end Exam.


To view the complete notification, click here 

For more details and to apply online, please visit official website


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