IGNOU PhD Programme

IGNOU PhD Programme

GNOU PhD Programme. The admission to PhD in IGNOU is offered through an entrance exam. The IGNOU Entrance Exam is an important step for students seeking admission into IGNOU PhD programmes. To appear for the exam, candidates must have completed a master’s degree from a UGC-recognized university with a minimum score of 55%. The entrance exam is followed by an interview conducted by the university, which is mandatory for all applicants. Admission criteria ensure that only highly qualified and capable individuals enter the program..

There are 200 seats for PhD programme and 50 for Mphil

The IGNOU PhD Entrance Exam is a three-hour exam consisting of 100 questions, out of which 50% of the questions focus on research methods and the other 50% of the questions focus on a specific topic. The qualifying marks for the examination are 50% for open-category candidates and 45% for SC/ST/OBC and PWD candidates. The exam syllabus is based on UGC guidelines and covers a wide range of topics related to the subjects of study. In order to score well in the exam, candidates must thoroughly understand the syllabus. The entrance exam counts for 70% and the interview counts for 30%. Doctoral programs are available in both part-time and full-time formats. The PhD programs offered by ignou strictly adhere to the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedures for the Award of Doctoral Degree) Regulations 2022.

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The syllabus of the Entrance Test is as per the ‘University Grants Commission (UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedures for award of Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2022 comprising 50% on Research methodology and 50% on specific subject

IGNOU offers Ph.D programme under two categories: Part time and Full time. Both categories of students will be required to attend classes, if course work is allotted to them.

Application Fee-Rs.1000

IGNOUR offers PhD in 43 programmes, these are mentioned below-:

 PhD in Dairy Science and Technology

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Candidate must have a Master’s Degree from a recognized  University by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University.

Percentage- Candidates have secured at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) andDifferently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

Fee Detailes:

Programme Fee: Rs.16,800/- with course work, Rs.8,400/- without course work, Rs.15,000/- per annum laboratory fees

The objectives of the programme

  • to provide research opportunities to the academician/researcher/industry professional in the area of dairy science and technology;
  • to facilitate research and development activities in Indian Dairy Industry;
  • to strengthen the research activities in the area of dairy science and technology; and
  •  to develop the human resource capabilities of research & teaching personnel of agriculture universities & ICAR institutes.

Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Candidates have a Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University.

Percentage- 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies for the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level

Anthropology studies humans with a holistic approach. The PhD in Anthropology is expected to promote a research culture in an integrated model and expand the knowledge base of the discipline. The PhD Anthropology degree program is designed to develop professional competencies in response to the demand for trained anthropologists in academic and research institutions, NGOs, governmental organizations and applied sciences. It will be able to use anthropological insights to understand and relate to contemporary biosocial changes.Programme Coordinator:
Dr. K. Anil Kumar, Assistant Professor
The discipline of Anthropology,
SOSS, IGNOU, New Delhi
Contact No. 011-29572747
Email: anilkumaranthro@gmail.com

Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry

Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Having a Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University.

Percentage- 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualify the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level

The aim of this programme is to provide in-depth knowledge of research methodology and issues related to bioethics and intellectual property rights which are of high importance in the view that the research in Biochemistry is based on biological samples. The courses include knowledge in various areas of specialization in which the candidate may be interested in pursuing the research. These courses will enable the researcher to refresh the basic concepts as well as learn the recent advances and techniques emerging in the chosen area of specialization. 

 Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Candidate must have Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualify the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

The Doctoral Studies Programme in Chemistry aims at enhancing and deepening the understanding of the students and equipping them to do quality research in the area of study.

 Doctor of Philosophy in Commerce

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Candidate must possess a Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University.

Percentage-At least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualify for the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

The Doctoral Studies Programme aims to train professionals and teachers in the skills and competencies related to the systematic investigation of various issues and problems in the area of their study.  At this level, the study is expected to provide new and original insights into the problem or the area under investigation. 

 Doctor of Philosophy Computer Science

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Holding a Master’s degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other degree recognized as equivalent in the field of study notified by the University from time to time for this purpose with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC) , ST, OBC (non-creamy layer) and other categories of candidates, as may be determined by the UGC from time to time or for those candidates who obtained their Master’s degree before September 19, 1991, excluding grade marks

and

Qualify for the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Holding a Master’s degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other degree recognized as equivalent in the field of study notified by the University from time to time for this purpose with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC) . , ST, OBC (non-creamy layer) and candidates under different talents and other categories as decided by UGC from time to time or candidates who obtained a Master’s degree before September 19, 1991, excluding grace marks.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

 Doctor of Philosophy in English

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

The candidate is holding a Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualify the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

The Doctoral Studies Programme in English and Hindi is aimed at training professionals and teachers in the skill and competencies related to the systematic investigation of various issues and problems in their area of study.

Doctor of Philosophy in Development Studies

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Candidate must hold a  Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) andDifferently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

PHDDV is an interdisciplinary programme with extension education and development studies components. Learners are required to take course work, deliver seminars and conduct research dealing with developmental issues from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Doctor of Philosophy in Food & Nutrition

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Candidate must hold a Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and PwD and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

The PhD programme provides an opportunity to learners to undertake extensive research in the area of Nutrition and Dietetics. The thrust areas of research include:

– Clinical and Therapeutic Nutrition and Dietetics (with focus on dietary management of diet-related non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, obesity, coronary heart diseases, etc and other problems).
– Public Nutrition with focus on adolescent and maternal health and nutrition, child malnutrition, micronutrient deficiency control and behaviour change communication.
– Health Care and Promotion
– Geriatric Care and Nutrition
– Sports Nutrition
– Food Safety and Quality Control

PhD in Gender and Development Studies

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

Thrust Areas for Research

In consultations with experts on the relevance of gender and development research, the following key areas were identified: Concepts and theories of gender research in development contexts; Gender analysis; Gender and human rights; In families, communities, societies, workplaces, labor markets gender relations; gender roles and gender stereotypes (combatting gender bias); gender training; gender and livelihoods; gender and law; gender and culture; gender and development; gender and governance; gender, education and literacy; gender, Learning and Regulation; Gender and Media; Gender, Science and Technology; Gender and ICT (Gender and Digital Divide); Gender, Food Security and Rights; Gender and Poverty; Gender, Health and Nutrition; Gender, Enlargement and Communication; Access Gender differences in resources; gender and social protection; gender and traditional knowledge; gender planning and development policies; gender and entrepreneurial development.

Programme Coordinator

Prof. Savita Singh Email: savitasingh@ignou.ac.in


Course Coordinators

Prof. Savita Singh savitasingh@ignou.ac.in

Dr.G.Uma guma@ignou.ac.in

PhD in Women’s Studies

Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Candidates must hold a Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualify for the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level

The Women’s Studies PhD program is designed to provide Doctoral candidates with the opportunity to pursue research in the interdisciplinary field of Women’s Studies under the guidance of experienced faculty and scholars in the field. Depending on the level of preparation, candidates may be required to complete required coursework before commencing doctoral studies. Research priorities are determined by the candidate with the help of the PhD committee and in consultation with individual supervisors. This program aims to build a pool of scholars and experts in the growing field of women’s studies

COURSE 1: Concepts and Theories in Women’s Studies (8 Credits)

COURSE2: Feminist Research Methodologies (8 credits)

Programme Coordinator

Prof. Nilima Srivastava nilimasrivastav@ignou.ac.in

Course Coordinators

Dr. Smita M.Patil smitampatil@ignou.ac.in

Dr.SunitaDhal sunitadhall@ignou.ac.in

Doctor of Philosophy in Geography

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Must hold a  Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualify the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

Admission: Entrance Examination held as per the University calendar every year (depending on vacant seats)

Eligibility Criteria: MA/MSc in Geography or Earth Systems Science and Relevant Discipline of Geospatial Technology

How to Apply: Candidates are required to apply Online at this link: https://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/entrancersunit/

Mode of Delivery: Both: a) Full-Time (regular on-campus) b) Part-Time

In essence, the program is designed to enable aspiring research scientists to not only deepen the basic knowledge they have learned so far but also to help them learn the basics and essentials of research and research ethics in a critical and scientific manner. It also aims to expose them to the latest intellectual advances and techniques in geography and its practice and to prepare them for their personal, academic, professional and lifelong future endeavours in a changing world.

Doctor of Philosophy in Hindi

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Must possess a Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualify the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

The Doctoral Studies Programme in English and Hindi is aimed at training professionals and teachers in skill and competencies related to the systematic investigation of various issues and problems in the area of their study.

Doctor of Philosophy in History

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

 Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

 To improve the understanding of environmental problems and to identify solutions to tackle these problems
• To foster collaborative, interdisciplinary research amongst scientists from various disciplines
• To promote research proposals/projects related to the different aspects of environmental science.
• To create a bridge between the university and the society to promote and encourage social awareness on the environment.

Doctor of Philosophy in Inter-disciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

The objective is to  promote academic studies and research within and across conventional and emerging disciplines, and (b) to promote areas of research that require interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary methodology.

Doctor of Philosophy in Journalism & Mass Communication

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

Programme Objectives :

          1. to describe holistic approach to communication research method frameworks

          2. to examine various types, tools, and approaches of research methodologies

          3. to explain data analysis and statistical tools for communication research works

          4. to apply research understanding in empirical and secondary data based research works.

Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi

Programme Coordinator:

Dr. Shikha Rai
Assistant Professor, SOJNMS, IGNOU
Maidan Garhi, New Delhi – 110068
shikharai@ignou.ac.in / 011-29571608

 Doctor of Philosophy in Library & Information Science

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

Doctor of Philosophy in Management

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

The Doctoral Studies Programme aims at training professionals and teachers in the skills and competences related to the systematic investigation of various issues and problems in the area of their study. At this level, the study is expected to provide new and original insights into the problem or the area under investigation.

Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

The Doctoral Studies Programme aims at enhancing and deepening the understanding of the students and equipping them to do quality research in the area of study.

Selection Procedure: Entrance Test followed by Interview/ Presentation 

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Master’s Degree and/or M.Phil. Degree Nursing. (Refer Student brochure of the Research Unit for more details)

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

Duration of Programme :
The minimum and maximum duration after registration for the Ph.D. Programme shall be three years and six years respectively. The women candidates and Persons with Disability (more than 40% disability) may be allowed a relaxation of two years for Ph.D. in the maximum duration.

The maximum duration can be extended by one year with the approval of the Vice Chancellor. In such cases a prescribed fee will have to be paid by the student for the period of extension.

 Doctor of Philosophy in Performing and Visual Arts with specialization in Fine Arts, Theatre Arts, Music and Dance

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

Research is a systematic investigation into the phenomenon that results into the development of significant insights. The work of thesis is an original and significant contribution to the
advancement of world knowledge. Doctoral research may focus on individual creative practices, experimental work, historical studies, critical analysis, theoretical modeling. It may
include mathematical or computational modeling and may engage into philosophical, psychological, socio-cultural or anthropological, enquiry. Apart from the above, interdisciplinary research is encouraged. The research in Fine Arts may include Study of Fundamentals (elements & principles), issues related to Form, Function, Content, and Visual language of Morphology. Research topics may cover issues related to Artistic expression and Artistic communication, exploration into media, materials and technology School of Performing and Visual Arts is offering one PhD programme – PHDPVA with Specialization in three disciplines – Fine Arts, Music and Theater Arts.

Doctor of Philosophy in Law

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

  • To conduct in-depth legal Research aiming at making significant contributions in the field of law.
  • To develop critical, systematic and analytical research aptitude.
  • To formulate the research design and use the tools for research effectively.
  • To maximise their learning in the area of their research study, philosophy of law, jurisprudence and constitutional law.

Doctor of Philosophy in Life Sciences

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

 Doctor of Philosophy in Physics

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

Selection Procedure:
Candidates will be invited to present their Ph.D proposals before the Doctoral Committee in Physics

Contact details of the Ph.D Programme Coordinator

Dr. Subhalakshmi Lamba, School of Sciences, Tel. 011-29572814

e-mail: slamba@ignou.ac.in

Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) andDifferently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level

Admission to Ph.D in Education is done through entrance test and interview. Candidates are required to appear in the entrance test conducted by IGNOU. The notification for entrance test for admission to Ph.D. programme will be issued by the Research Unit of IGNOU. UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedures for award of M.Phil./Ph.D. Degrees) Regulations, 2016 will be followed for admission to Ph.D. programme.

Programme Coordinator: Prof. Amitav Mishra, e-mail: amitav@ignou.ac.in
                                            Phone: 011-29572999

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

Dr. SuhasShetgovekar,

Professor, Discipline of Psychology,

SOSS, IGNOU, New Delhi

Contact No. 011-29572721

Email: sshetgovekar@ignou.ac.in

Dr. Monika Misra,

Assistant Professor,Discipline of Psychology,

SOSS, IGNOU, New Delhi

Contact No. 011-29572781

Email: monikamisra@ignou.ac.in

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

Doctor of Philosophy in Rural Development

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) andDifferently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

The doctoral studies programme in Education aims at training professionals in education in the skills and competencies related to systematically organizing investigations into various concerns and problems in education. To begin with, the programme is offered mainly to those who possess the degree of MPhil (Education). This programme consists of only thesis work and involves no course-work.

Doctor of Philosophy in Sanskrit

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently- Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991] excluding grace mark.
 

And
 

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

Ph D in Arabic

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

The Doctoral Programme in Arabic is aimed at developing a critical understanding of Arabic Language, Literature and Culture.
Scholars are likely to contribute in the modern teaching methods for Arabic, contribution of Indians to Arabic world of knowledge and a deeper understanding of the Arab world with emphasis on Language, Literature and Culture.

 Ph.D in French

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

Ph D in French aims at specialisation in French & Francophone literatures and cultures. Special emphasis has been laid on studies of linguistic aspects and on evolving didactics for ODL mode of teaching foreign languages (French).

Doctor of Philosophy in Geology

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

The Ph.D Programme in Geology aims at enhancing and deepening the understanding of the geology professionals to enhance their career prospects and skill upgradation in research and teaching in Geology.

Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

The PhD Programme in the social work will enable candidates from across the county, and particularly from far-flung areas and states/union territories, where there are no schools of social work, to pursue their research work leading to a doctoral degree.

Currently, the school has admitted three Research and Teaching Assistantship (RTAs) in 2009 for its doctoral programme in social work.

The Doctoral Programme in Social Work aims at training professionals (both teachers and practitioners) in the skills and competence related to the systematic investigation of various issues and problems in the area of Social Work. At this level, the study is expected to provide new and original insights into the problem or the area under investigation. The PhD Programme of IGNOU can be pursued by those who possess an MSW./MA (Social Work) degree. 

IGNOU had introduced a unique scheme of IGNOU-DEC Research and Teaching Assistantships (RTA), which is designed to meet the high-quality human resource requirements in teaching and research in the area of the highly technology intensive open and distance learning-ICT, web, satellite based and online learning in various disciplines of higher education, including Social Work.

The scheme is open to post-graduate holders in Social Work with consistently top academic record and who would like to do teaching and research in discipline of Social Work.

For Querries mail to : mphilphdinfo@ignou.ac.in

Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

Ph.D in Distance Education

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Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

Doctor of Philosophy in Tourism and Hospitality

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

The PhD programme of the School was launched in 2009. The details regarding Eligibility, Entrance test and related information is available in the Prospectus of PhD on the University website

Ph.D. in Translation Studies

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

he School offers Ph.D programme to those candidates who have a post-graduate degree in translation studies, literature, linguistics, cultural studies or allied subjects with proven competence in translation. The programme has an entrance examination and the candidates are interviewed by a doctoral committee of experts in the area for admission.

Weightage : 70% for Entrance Examination and 30% for interview.

Programme Co-ordinators :

• Prof. Rajendra Prasad Pandey, School of Translation Studies & Training (SOTST), IGNOU, New Delhi – 110 068; e-mail: rajendrapandey@ignou.ac.in ; Phone:- 011-29571624,

011-29533654.

• Prof. Jagdish Sharma, School of Translation Studies & Training (SOTST), IGNOU, New Delhi – 110 068, e-mail: jagdishsharma@ignou.ac.in; Phone:- 011-29571625.

Course Work :

The candidates admitted for the programme have to undertake the course work and those who have already undertaken the course work will be exempted. The course work consists of the following courses:

Doctor of Philosophy in Urdu

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991] excluding grace mark.


And


Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

Doctor of Philosophy in Vocational Education

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800

Eligibility:

Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.

and

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

This innovative and pioneering Programme aims at encouraging the scholars and functionaries concerned to accomplish professionalism in the field of skill development and to strengthen Vocational Education and Training as a discipline

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