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IGNOU - Admission to IGNOU PhD / MPhil Programs - July 2012 cycle

Prospectus detailing admission procedure, program structure, duration, research supervision etc. released

IGNOU has released the prospectus of the July 2012 cycle of admissions for its PhD and MPhil programs. The prospectus can be downloaded from IGNOU Website.

List of PhD and MPhil programs for July 2012 session

The admission to M.Phil./Ph.D. Programmes of the University is offered through two parallel streams. The eligibility conditions in these streams are as given below:

Stream A: Candidates must have 55% marks at the Post-Graduation level (50% for reserved category) and should have obtained the M.Phil. Degree.


Candidates must have 55% marks at Post-Graduation level (50% for reserved category) and should additionally have at least five years of relevant teaching / professional experience after having obtained the Post-Graduate Degree.

Stream B: Candidates must have 55% at Post-Graduate level (50% for reserved category) and should have qualified the Entrance Test of IGNOU.

Note: 1. Candidates having qualified in the UGC NET/ JRF / JEST / GATE or such equivalent examination will be exempted from the Entrance Test.

2. Some Disciplines have prescribed specific eligibility criteria in addition to the one stated above. These will be applicable in relevant cases.


Applications for admission in M.Phil./Ph.D. Programmes, on the prescribed form which can be downloaded from the website, must be sent to the Research Unit of the University at the following address:

The Director
Research Unit
Block No-6, Room No-18
IGNOU, Maidan Garhi
New Delhi - 110068

The applications so received by the Research Unit will be forwarded to relevant Disciplines/ Schools for scrutiny. Names of students shortlisted for admission will be communicated by the concerned Discipline to the Research Unit.

Candidates in Stream B will appear in the Entrance Test conducted by respective Disciplines in coordination with the Research Unit at a place and on a date announced in advance. Candidates successful in the Entrance Test will be advised to appear in the interview / make presentations about their Ph.D. proposals before the Doctoral Committee of the Discipline.

Candidates in Stream A will be called to make a presentation of their research proposals before the Doctoral Committee of the Discipline concerned. The research proposals of some candidates may not be found up to the mark at the time of short-listing. However, if the faculty considers that the research proposals need any modification, the Director of the School concerned may intimate the applicants to resubmit the proposals by carrying out necessary modifications. Otherwise the applications will be rejected. It will not be obligatory on the faculty to accept the modified proposal.

Selected candidates in both the Streams A & B will be informed of their result through offer letters issued by the Research Unit. Upon receipt of the offer letters candidates shall prepare a demand draft of the programme fee drawn in favour of IGNOU and payable at New Delhi. This shall be submitted to Research Unit. Details of programme fee are given in Para 4 below.

The Research Unit shall issue a confirmation letter informing the student of his provisional admission (in cases where Research Proposal is yet to be prepared) or provisional registration (in cases where Research Proposal has been presented and approved by the Doctoral Committee).

The admission / registration of a candidate is confirmed when the Research Proposal, Research Supervisor and the mode of study (Stream A/ Stream B) are approved by the Doctoral Committee and the School Board/ Area Committee and are also approved by Research Council Standing Committee/ Research Council of the University.


The programme fee includes registration fee, fee for the course work, if any, and evaluation fee. All fee is charged on annual basis. All registered candidates shall pay full fees on re-registration for 2nd year in Stream A and 2nd and 3rd year in Stream B. The fee structure is indicated hereunder.

Sl.No Name of the Programme Programme Fee (Rs.)

1. M.Phil. 10500/- (One time payment)

2. Ph.D. - Stream B 7000/- per annum for 3 years

3. Ph.D. - Stream A 7000/- per annum for 2 years (In case course work is assigned, an additional payment of 7000/- shall be charged in the first year).

4. Ph.D. (Integrated Mode) 10500/- in the first year and 7000/- each in 2nd and 3rd year respectively


Minimum and the maximum duration for M.Phil. programme shall be 1½ to 4 years. The minimum and maximum duration for the Ph.D. programme shall be 2/3 years to 5 years depending upon the Stream. However, the maximum duration can be extended by one more year with due permission of the competent authority subject to satisfactory progress of the candidate.

For details, contact IGNOU Research Unit Email : [email protected] or Ph.: 011-29571523-25

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