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IGNOU PhD MPhil Eligibility 2021

M.Phil Programmes

  • Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC in the relevant discipline with at least 55% marks [ 50% marks in the case of SC,ST and OBC ( Non-creamy Layer ) / 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 to19th September,1991 ].
  • Applicants are required to see Appendix II for further details on eligibility criteria for specific programmes.

Geography ( SOS )

  • M.A. / M.Sc. in Geography, Earth Systems Science and Relevant Discipline of Geospatial Technology”.

Chemistry ( SOS )

  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry.

Sociology ( SOSS )

  • Master’s Degree in Sociology or allied disciplines.

Political Science ( SOSS )

  • Master’s Degree in Political Science or allied disciplines.

Economics ( SOSS )

  • Only the candidates who have qualified UGC-NET with JRF in Economics are eligible.

Translation Studies ( SOTST )

  • Master’s Degree in Translation Studies or in allied subjects.

Social Work ( SOSW )

  • MSW / M.A. ( Social Work )

Commerce ( SOMS )

  • Master’s Degree in Commerce.

Distance Education ( SOE )

  • Master’s Degree in Distance Education / Education /Mass Communication and New Media Studies Master’s Degree in Distance Education / MA Education /M.Ed / Masters in Mass Communication and new media study / any Masters Degree with B.Ed / M.Ed.

Ph.D Programmes

  • Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC in the relevant discipline with atleast 55% marks [50%marks in the case of SC,ST and
    OBC(Non-creamy Layer)/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].
  • Candidates holding M.Phil. degree ( along with course work and dissertation both) or those candidates 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 in the Entrance Test

Geology  ( SOS )

Postgraduation in Geology or Geological Science or Applied Geology or GeoExploration or Mineral Exploration or Engineering Geology or Marine
Geology or Earth Science and Resource Management or Petroleum Geosciences or Petroleum Exploration or Geochemistry or Geophysics or
Hydrogeology or Geomatics or Geoinformatics or Remote Sensing and GIS from any recognized university.

Statistics ( SOS )

  • M. Phil. in Statistics or qualified UGC-CSIR NET / SLET in Statistics with Post Graduation in Statistics / Applied Statistics ( or )
  • Post Graduation in Statistics / Applied Statistics with minimum 55% from any recognized university.

Geography ( SOS )

  • M.A. / M.Sc. in Geography, Earth Systems Science and Relevant Discipline of Geospatial Technology.

Gender and Development Studies ( SOGDS )

  • Master’s degree in Gender Studies or Gender & Development Studies with 55%. ( OR )
  • Master’s degree in other streams with one or two courses in the area of Gender Studies or Gender & Development Studies and / or with demonstrable evidence of teaching and / or research and publications in the area of Gender Studies or Gender & Development Studies.

Women’s studies

Master’s degree in Women’s Studies or Gender Studies with 55% ( OR ) Master’s degree in other streams with one or two courses in the area of
Women’s / Gender Studies and / or with demonstrable evidence of teaching and / or research and publications in the area of Women’s / Gender
Studies.

Biochemistry

  • UGCNET ( including JRF ) /UGC /CSIR-NET ( including JRF ) / SLET / GATE / M Phil or should be a teacher fellowship holder of UGC.

Physics ( SOS )
Area of specialisation : Physics Education & Nuclear Reactor Physics 

  • UGCNET (  including JRF ) / UGC / CSIR-NET ( including JRF ) / SLET / GATE or should be a teacher fellowship holder of UGC.

Chemistry ( SOS )

  • Master’s Degree and / or M. Phil. Degree in Chemistry.

Psychology ( SOSS )

  • Master’s Degree and / or M.Phil. Degree in Psychology.

Anthropology ( SOSS )

  • Master’s Degree and / or M.Phil. Degree in Anthropology or equivalent areas – Sociology, History, Forensic Science, Demography, Public Health.

Sociology ( SOSS )

  • Master’s Degree and / or M.Phil. Degree in Sociology or allied disciplines.

Library and Information Science ( SOSS )

  • Master’s Degree and / or M.Phil. Degree in Political Science or allied disciplines.

Political Science ( SOSS )

  • Master’s Degree and / or M.Phil. Degree in Political Science or allied disciplines.

Public Administration ( SOSS )

  • Master’s Degree and /or M.Phil. Degree in Public Administration ( OR ) Any Master’s Degree with five years experience in Administration / Disaster Management .

History ( SOSS ) ( Specializations available Modern Indian Hostory and Medieval Indian History )

  • Master’s Degree and / or M.Phil. Degree in History.

Translation Studies

  • Master’s Degree and / or M.Phil. Degreein Translation Studies or in allied subjects.

Social Work ( SOSW )

  • MSW / M.A. ( Social Work ).

Environmental Science ( SOITS )

  • M.Sc Environmental Science and allied sciences & technology.

Life Sciences ( SOS )
Area of specialisation : Animal and medical physiology / taxanomy, Ethnobotony, Micro biology and Ecology, Plant pathology ( PlantGalls ) Ethnobotony

  • M.Phil degree and a Post Graduate degree in a relevant area of the discipline with minimum 55 percent marks ( 50 percent marks for SC / ST / PH candidates ) or an equivalent grade from a university or a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • Qualified UGC-CSIR NET / SLET / GATE / or an equivalent examination.

Management ( SOMS )

  • Master’s Degree and /or M. Phil. Degree in Management Studies or in allied disciplines.

Food & Nutritional Sciences ( SOCE )

  • Master’s Degree and / or M.Phil. Degree in Nutrition / Dietetics / Clinical Nutrition.

Commerce ( SOMS )

  • Master’s Degree and / or M.Phil. Degree in Commerce.

Hindi ( SOH )

  • Master’s Degree and / or M.Phil. Degree in Hindi Language and Literature.

Distance Education ( SOE )

  • Master’s Degree and / or M.Phil. Degree in Distance Education / Education / Mass Communication and New Media StudiesMaster’s Degree in Distance Education / MA Education / M.Ed / Masters in Mass Communication and new media study / any Masters Degree with B.Ed / M.Ed.

Nursing ( SOHS )

  • Master’s Degree and / or M.Phil. Degree in Nursing.

IGNOU PhD MPhil Exam Centres 2021

Exam CentresCentre CodeExam CentresCentre Code
Ahmedabad01Hyderabad08
Bengaluru02Kolkata09
Bhopal03Lucknow10
Chandigarh04Mumbai11
Chennai 05Patna12
Delhi06Trivandrum13
Guwahati07

Contact Details

Indira Gandhi National Open University ( IGNOU ),
Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi – 110 068,
Delhi,
Phone No. : 011 – 29534326 / 29571523 /1525,
Fax : 011 – 29534229,
Email : researchunit@ignou.ac.in
Website : www.ignou.ac.in

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Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.