Wednesday, December 18, 2013

IGNOU announced admission to M.Phil and Ph.D programme July 2014 session

Hello friends,

In continuation to my earlier mail and posting about the good universities offering authentic education and authentic programmes.

Last date of admission: 31st December 2013

Admission through: Strictly as per the guideline of UGC on awarding research degree. It includes entrance tests.
For more details please refer:


  1. India's first central government international open university
  2. A university fully funded and controlled by Ministry of HRD Government of India
  3. One of the best institute, even much better than many conventional university
  4. Strict norms in awarding degree
  5. Being a central university, has jurisdiction all over India and qualifications are fully acceptable.
  6. Highly affordable, the fee is very nominal. It is just Rs. 7000 only. 

Why should not you opt IGNOU
  1. Degree awarding norms is stringent so it is not a cakewalk
  2. Due to lack of knowledge and awareness, people think the "Open" means inferior which is not true. IGNOU qualifications are stringer than many conventional universities.
  3. May not be suitable for those seeking corporate job and career abroad.
  4. It is not as easy as you thought
  5. The degree is not instant start. It will start from July 2014 only.

Eligibility Criteria and Selection Procedure
A candidate is eligible for Admission and Registration for the MPhil/PhD programme provided he/she has qualified :
(a)       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 Post Graduation level (50% in case of reserved categories), and
(b)       Entrance Examination conducted by the University at the national level.
However, candidates holding MPhil degree from IGNOU or those candidates who have cleared JEST of DAE or UGC-NET or GATE of IIT will be exempted from appearing in the Entrance Examination.
The Entrance Examination will be conducted at the national level in the various cities where IGNOU Regional Centres are located for this purpose candidates are required to give their choice on column 6 of the Application Form. 

Programme Fee
The PhD Programme Fee is Rs. 7,000/- per annum for 3 years. MPhil candidates are to pay one-time fee of Rs. 10,500/- which is inclusive of the Course Fee. M.Phil degree holders who have not be assigned course work will have to pay Rs.7,000/- per annuam for 2 years. (The fee as stated above is subject to revision as decided by the University from time-to-time).
For full time Scholars, the maximum durations of the PhD Programme and the MPhil programme are 5 years and 4 years respectively.

Sl. No.
Name of the Programme
PhD Programmes
Doctor of Philosophy in Management
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in History
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics
Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology
Doctor of Philosophy in  Library and Information Science
Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology
Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science
Doctor of Philosophy in Performing & Visual Arts with specialization in Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Music
Doctor of Philosophy in Translation Studies
Doctor of Philosophy in Distance Education
Doctor of Philosophy in Tourism
Doctor of Philosophy in Law
Doctor of Philosophy in Rural Development
Doctor of Philosophy in Nutritional Science
MPhil Programmes
Master of Philosophy in Translation Studies
Master of Philosophy in Distance Education
Master of Philosophy in Economics
Master of Philosophy in Sociology
Master of Philosophy in Political Science

Process for admission to research programmes
1.       When you first aspire to do your PhD or MPhil through IGNOU you should log on to the IGNOU website at The Home Page opens and you get the link Research Degree Programmes there. You will here find detailed information on the Research Degree Programmes of IGNOU viz., MPhil and PhD. You would do well to carefully read and even download this information and choose your area of research based on this information.
2.       Now look for Admission Advertisement on the Website. The University advertises for research programmes twice a year, once for the January cycle and second time for the July cycle. The advertisement is placed, almost four months in advance of the impending cycle, on the University website indicating the Disciplines which are offering Research Programmes for particular cycle. Please note that all the Disciplines may not offer Research Programme in both cycles.
3.       The Application Form is also placed on the Website. You may download the Application Form and fill in the details. Remember you should respond to each and every item contained in the Application Form. If there is inadequate or wrong information, your Application Form is likely to be rejected.
4.       You must ensure that the Application Fee, as indicated in the Advertisement, in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi is made ready before the last date indicated in the Advertisement and is attached with your Application Form.
5.       You must ensure that copies of all documents testifying the information submitted by you in the Application are attached along with your Application Form.
6.       If you are required to attach a research proposal with your Application Form, you must study the Guidelines : Research Proposal given below and prepare a Research Proposal accordingly. Please note that if you intend to have a supervisor who is not an IGNOU faculty, you will have to attach a CV of the supervisor and a letter of consent from the proposed Supervisor.

Prospectus- PhD / MPhil
7.       Upon the receipt of your Application Form at the Research Unit, IGNOU, an initial scrutiny will be made to examine if all the essential conditions of eligibility are met and relevant documents are attached with the Application Form.
8.       The Discipline-wise list of eligible candidates who will appear in the Entrance Examination will be displayed on the Website. Hall Tickets enabling the candidates to take the Entrance Examination will be dispatched by the University and also be displayed on our Website. In case, you do not receive the Hall Ticket dispatched by post, you are advised to download the same from the Website and appear in the Examination. You are advised to regularly check our Website for Research related information and notifications.
9.       The Entrance Examination will be conducted by the University on 2nd of February, 2013 (Sunday) at all India Level.
10.    Candidates who are successful in the Entrance Examination will be called for Interview/Presentation of Research Proposal before the Doctoral Committee of the Discipline. Final selection will be on the basis of their performance in the interview/presentation of Research Proposal.
11.    Those candidates exempted from appearing in the Entrance Examination will also be called for interview/presentation of Synopsis before the Doctoral Committee. Their selection will be made on the basis of their performance in the interview/presentation of the synopsis.
12.    The details of candidates who are finally selected by the Doctoral Committee along with the allotted Supervisor/s will be sent to the School Board for consideration.
13.    The admission of the candidates recommended by the School Board will be placed for final approval to the Research Council/Research Council Standing Committee. Offer Letter for provisional Admission/Registration will be sent by the Research Unit to the candidates.
14.    It is only when you deposit the fee that you are admitted to the Research Programme technically. You will then be assigned an enrolment number by the Research Unit. Please note that failure to deposit the fee within the stipulated time will result in the cancellation of your admission.
15.    In Case of PhD admission, If your topic of research and the Research Proposal are not finalised at the time of Interview you may be given a maximum of six month time to work on your research topic to finalize the title, methodology, research approach, and such aspects of your work as are advised by the Doctoral Committee. You will be guided by your Supervisor/s in this matter. You should finalize your topic and Research Proposal within six months of your provisional Admission/Registration. In case you fail to do so, your admission will be cancelled and no refund of fees will be made. Please understand that it is your responsibility to finalize the Research Topic and Research Proposal within the six month period.
16.    After the finalization of your Research Proposal and its approval by the Research Council/Research Council Standing Committee you will be issued a Confirmation Letter. 
Thats all for today.

Shall you have any query, please feel free to write here. 


  1. Dear Sir,

    My name is Jeethu .Can i join my brother in Uttar Pradesh Technical Board ( for diploma in ECE, As we are moving from hyderabad to UP.can he apply for govt jobs after completing the diploma.
    Please suggest.waiting for your reply.


    1. yes, if it is approved by AICTE and UPTU, he can join and also becomes eligible for government job in future.


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