IGNOU MPhil PhD Admission 2017 | Research Degree Programs 2017

MPhil PhD Admission 2017 at Indira Gandhi National Open University

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has invited applications for admission to Research Degree Programs for January 2017 Session.

Eligible and interested applicants can apply for IGNOU M.Phil. / PhD Admission.

Duration: The maximum durations of the PhD Programme and the MPhil programme are 5 years and 4 years respectively.

Eligibility Criteria for MPhil/PhD Admission 2017

For M.Phil: Master’s Degree of any recognized University/other qualifications recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University; the minimum eligibility criteria is 55% marks at Post  Graduation level [50% in case of reserved categories {SC, ST, OBC (Non-Creamy) and PWD}].

For PhD: Applicants must be Master’s Degree or MPhil in the relevant discipline. However, applicants holding MPhil Degree (along with course work and dissertation both) or those applicants who have cleared NET (conducted by UGC/CSIR/ICAR) or any other equivalent examination will be exempted from appearing in the Entrance Test.

Those who have not cleared NET/any other equivalent examination or not holding M.Phil Degree will be required to appear for the entrance test.

Selection Procedure for IGNOU MPhil PhD Admission 2017

The University selects applicants in M.Phil/PhD Programme through the following procedure:

The ENTEX-01: Entrance Examination conducted on all-India basis at examination centers located in various regions.

Applicants with only Post-graduate qualification (with a minimum of 55% marks in the Master’s Degree 50% for Reserved Categories) will have to appear in ENTEX-01.

In addition, select Disciplines may prescribe Entrance Examination for all the applicants even if they have additional qualifications.

Please see the List of M.Phil/PhD Programs given in the Application Form & Instructions for further details on Discipline specific selection procedure.

The ENTEX-01 will be organized at Examination Centers in various regions. The list of Examination Centers in different regions is given in Appendix-II of Application Form & Instructions.

Programme Fee

The PhD Programme Fee is Rs.7000/- per annum for 2 years. MPhil applicants are to pay one-time fee of Rs.10500/- which is inclusive of the Course Fee. Individual Disciplines may assign course work for PhD applicants for which additional fee may be charged.

Application for IGNOU MPhil PhD Admission 2017

Applicants fulfilling eligibility criteria in the respective disciplines may download the soft copy of the application form from the IGNOU website www.ignou.ac.in (the link is available as research degree programs at the bottom of the Home page) and submit the filled in form along with the demand draft (DD) for Rs.1000/- drawn in favor of IGNOU payable at New Delhi.

Before proceeding for filling the form online, the applicant must have the following:

Scanned Photograph (less than 100 KB)

Scanned Signature (less than 50 KB)

Application Fee of Rs.1000/- is non-refundable under any circumstances

Application Fee can be paid through:

a) Credit Card (Master/Visa)

b) Debit Card (Master/Visa/Rupay)

c) Net Banking

d) ATM Card (PNB)

List of Cities

Ahmedabad; Bengaluru; Bhopal; Chandigarh; Chennai; Delhi; Guwahati; Hyderabad; Kolkata; Lucknow; Mumbai; Patna and Trivandrum.

Important Dates for IGNOU MPhil PhD Admission 2017

Apply online at website from September 2016 to October 31st 2016

Last date of application: October 31st 2016

Date of IGNOU MPhil & PhD Entrance Test: December 04th 2016 (Sunday)


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