Indira Gandhi National Open University offers admission to various courses in PhD discipline. The University offers 12 different programs for candidates for IGNOU PhD Admission.
Candidates who wish to apply for IGNOU PhD admission must submit the online application format IGNOU Official website.
Candidates can refer the following link for complete details regarding IGNOU admission (for UG, PG and Doctoral courses) here.
Follow the table below for the complete list of courses provided for IGNOU PhD admission.
|PhD||Dairy Science and Technology, Women’s Studies, Gender and Development Studies, Arabic, French, Translation Studies|
|Doctor in Philosophy||Agriculture Extension, Anthropology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Commerce, Computer Science, Economics, English, Extension and Development Studies, Food & Nutrition, Geography, Hindi, History, Environmental Science, Inter-disciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies, Journalism & Mass Communication, Library & Information Science, Management, Mathematics, Nursing, Performing and Visual Arts with specialization in Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Music, Law, Life Science, Physics, Political Science, Education, Psychology, Public Administration, Rural Development, Geology, Social Work, Sociology, Distance Education, Statistics, Tourism and Hospitality, Vocational Education|
Follow the details provided in the table below for eligibility criteria of all PhD courses of IGNOU. Candidates are highly recommended to go through the eligibility criteria details before submitting the application form for IGNOU PhD admission.
|PhD in Geology||Candidate must have a postgraduate degree in Geology or Geological Science,Applied Geology, Geo-exploration, Mineral Exploration, Engineering Geology, Marine Geology, Earth Science, Resource Management, Petroleum Exploration, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Hydrogeology, Geomatics, Geo-informatics, Remote Sensing and GIS from any recognized University.|
|PhD in French||The applicant should have a post-graduate degree in French.|
|PhD in Journalism and Mass Communication||The applicant should have a Master’s or MPhil degree in journalism and Mass Communication|
|PhD in Statistics||The applicant should have a Postgraduate degree in Statistics/Applied Statistics with 55% minimum marks in aggregate from any recognized University.|
|PhD in Geography||The applicant should have passed MA/MSc in Geography, Earth Systems Science and a Relevant Discipline of Geospatial Technology.|
|PhD in Gender and Development Studies||The applicant should have a Master’s Degree in Gender Studies or Gender and Development Studies with at least 55% marks in aggregate. Master’s degree in any other course will also do the purpose but with one or two courses in Gender Studies or Gender and Development Studies. A candidates demonstrable evidence of teaching and or research and publication in the area of Gender Studies and Gender and Development Studies also adds up to eligibility criteria.|
|PhD in Women’s Studies||Master’s degree in Women’s Studies or Gender Studies with at least 55% marks in aggregate. A Master’s degree in any other stream with one or two courses in Women’s Studies or Gender Studies will also do the purpose.|
|PhD in Biochemistry||Master’s degree in any stream or any other equivalent qualification from any recognized University is needed.|
|PhD in Fine Arts||MPhil in relevant field or with at least 55% marks in aggregate from any recognized university.|
|PhD in Theatre Arts||MPhil in relevant field with at least 55% marks in aggregate or 50% marks in aggregate in M.P.A in Theatre Arts.|
|PhD in Physics||Candidate must have MPhil in Physics with UGC/UGC-NET/CSIR-NET/SLET/GATE|
|PhD in Chemistry||Candidate must be a holder of Master’s Degree or MPhil degree in Chemistry.|
IGNOU PhD Admission is done on the basis of the admission test conducted by the University. Candidates who get shortlisted will be called for the interview test. Later offer letter will be sent to selected candidates.
Candidates with an MPhil degree or those who have cleared NET or any other equivalent examination are not required to write the entrance exam.
The application fee for IGNOU PhD admission must be paid in Demand Draft in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi. Candidates must make sure that the application fee is paid on or before the last date mentioned at the advertisement.
Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]
Admission to IGNOU PhD courses for July 2020 session is open and candidates can apply via University official website.
Yes, IGNOU is one among the largest universities that provide distance education, so a degree from the University carries its own value.