IGNOU - Ph.D Admission July 2013

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) announces admission to Research Degree Programmes in the Disciplines listed herein for July 2013 Cycle:

Research Programmes on Offer : July 2013 Cycle

• Child Development (PhD)
• Nutritional Sciences (PhD)
• Education
• Civil (PhD)
• Mechanical (PhD)
• Arabic (PhD)
• French (PhD)
• Gender and Development Studies (PhD)
• Women’s Studies (PhD)
• English (PhD)
• Law (PhD)
• Performing & Visual Arts with specialization in Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Music (PhD)
• Theater Arts (MPhil)
• Physics (PhD)
• Bio-Chemistry (PhD)
• Geography (PhD)
• History (PhD)
• Economics (MPhil/PhD)
• Sociology (MPhil/PhD)
• Political Science (PhD)
• Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies (MPhil/PhD)
• Anthropology (PhD)
• Psychology (PhD)
• Translation Studies (MPhil & PhD)
• Distance Education (PhD)
• Vocational Education and Training (PhD)

General Eligibility Criteria and Selection Procedure

A candidate is eligible for Admission and Registration in the MPhil/PhD Programme provided he/she has qualified :

(a) For the award of 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) In the Entrance Examination conducted by the University at the national level on the pattern of UGC/CSIR. However, candidates holding MPhil degree or those candidates who have cleared JEST of DAE or UGC-NET or GATE of IIT or those having at least five years of related Teaching/Practical/Industry/Professional experience as validated by the respective Disciplines may be exempted from appearing in the Entrance Examination.

Important Dates

Schedule for Admission/Registration for Research Degree Programmes for July 2013 Cycle:

Last date for receipt of filled-in Application in the Research Unit, IGNOU 21st JANUARY 2013

Display of the list of eligible candidates for Entrance Examination 28th FEBRUARY 2013

Entrance Examination 16th MARCH 2013

Interview/Presentation Discipline to inform the candidate directly Issue of Offer Letters to selected candidates Second week of JUNE 2013

Procedure for Application

Candidates fulfilling eligibility may download the soft copy of the Application Form from IGNOU Website www.ignou.ac.in (kindly click the link Research Degree Programmes at the bottom of the Home Page) and submit along with the following :

DD for Rs. 1000/- drawn in favor of IGNOU payable at New Delhi;

Attested copies of Certificates and Marksheets in support of Educational

Qualifications and Experience (wherever applicable);

Attested copy of Certificate in support of Reserved Category; and

Research Proposal, wherever applicable.

Applications along with the above documents should be sent by post or by hand to :

NEW DELHI-110 068
Last date for receipt of Application Form is 21st JANUARY 2013.

For more details, visit: www.ignou.ac.in

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