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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 Sl. No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Name of the School School of Continuing Education (SOCE) School of Education School of Engineering and Technology (SOET) School of Foreign Languages (SOFL) School of Gender and Development Studies (SOGDS) School of Humanities School of Law (SOL) School of Performing and Visual Arts (SOPVA) Discipline in Offer Child Development (PhD) Nutritional Sciences (PhD) Education Civil (PhD) Mechanical (PhD) Arabic (PhD) French (PhD) Gender and Development Studies (PhD) English (PhD) Womens Studies (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)


School of Sciences (SOS)


School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

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School of Translation Studies and Training (SOTST) Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE) School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET)

Candidates are advised to carefully read the eligibility details before applying. 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) (b)

For the award of Masters 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 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. N. B. : Additional eligibility conditions have been prescribed by individual Disciplines. Candidates are advised to refer these details in the Table provided in the Handbook and Prospectus under the heading LIST OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD) PROGRAMMES.

SCHEDULE 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 Display of the list of eligible candidates for Entrance Examination Entrance Examination Interview/Presentation Issue of Offer Letters to selected candidates

21st JANUARY 2013

28 th FEBRUARY 2013 16th MARCH 2013 Discipline to inform the candidate directly 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 : DIRECTOR RESEARCH UNIT, BLOCK 6 IGNOU, MAIDAN GARHI NEW DELHI-110 068 Last date for receipt of Application Form is 21 st JANUARY 2013. Note :

The venue of the Entrance Examination on 16 th March 2013 is : NEW CLASS ROOM BLOCKS : 1 and 2 INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY MAIDAN GARHI NEW DELHI-110068

Entrance Exam will be held from 11.00-14.00 hrs Candidates fulfilling eligibility for Entrance Examination are strongly advised to arrange, in advance, their travel to Delhi for Entrance Examination on 16 th March 2013. Applications which do not pertain to the Disciplines on offer will not be entertained.

While all efforts will be made by us to send timely information to incumbents for the Entrance Examination, the University will not owe any liability for delayed communication and consequent difficulty in arranging travel to Delhi for the Entrance Examination.
The University reserves the right to accept Applications beyond the last date. For further queries applicants may contact the Research Unit on the Telephone Numbers/E-mail given below : RESEARCH UNIT Email : researchunit@ignou.ac.in Phone : (O) 011-29534326, 29571523/1525 Fax : 011-29534229 *******************