New Delhi: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), a Mega University with highest student enrolment in the world, has notified admission notification for PhD/MPhil programmes (Regular Mode) July 2017 session. For the upcoming session, PhD programmes are available in 12 subjects and MPhil courses are available in two subjects. The closing date for submission of online application is 31 July 2017.
PhD programmes will be offered for July 2017 session in the following disciplines: Geology, French, Geography, Journalism & Mass Communication, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Gender and Development Studies, Theatre Arts, Biochemistry, Women’s Studies, and Fine Arts. Meanwhile, MPhil programmes are offered for July 2017 session in Chemistry and Geography.
Eligibility Conditions: IGNOU has informed via admission notification that these programmes are launched in strict compliance with University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of PhD/MPhil Degrees) Regulations, 2017.
Entrance Exam: The PhD/MPhil entrance exam will be held on 20 August 2017 (Sunday).
How to apply: The eligible candidates should apply online at
The closing date for submission of online application is 31 July 2017.
The PhD/Mphil programmes are offered by IGNOU on a Regular Mode, not distance education mode.
For exact eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, interested candidates should refer Admission Notification, uploaded on the official website of the university:
Till the story is published, the PhD/MPhil notification has not been uploaded on the IGNOU website and the online application window has not been activated. The IGNOU has officially released the PhD/MPhil notification in a National English Daily today (12 July 2017). It is expected that the notification will be uploaded and application window will be activated on IGNOU website very soon.
About IGNOU: IGNOU was established by an Act of Parliament in 1985, has continuously striven to build an inclusive knowledge society through inclusive education. It has tried to increase the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) by offering high-quality teaching through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode. The university is offering more than 200 academic programmes with nearly 3.0 million students.