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Sunday, September 25, 2011

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The Research Unit of the IGNOU University, New Delhi has invited application forms for Ph.D programmes of January 2012 session, on the prescribed formats: Schools, respective specializations and category of Programms being conducted are as follows:

1. School of Management Studies(SOMS):- i) Commerce (Ph.D) - A, ii) Management (Ph.D)- A
2. School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET):- Vocational Education and Training (Ph.D) - A
3. School of Continuing Education (SOCE):- i) Rural Development (Ph.D) - A & B, ii) Child Development (Ph.D) - A, iii) Nutritional Sciences (Ph.D) - A

4. School of Gender and Development Studies (SOGDS):- i) Gender and Development Studies (Ph.D) - A, ii) Women’s Studies (Ph.D) - A
5. School of Agriculture (SOA):- i) Agriculture Extension (Ph.D) - B, ii) Dairy Science and Technology (Ph.D) - B
6. School of Sciences (SOS):- i) Mathematics (Ph.D) - A & B, ii) Physics (Ph.D) - A,iii) Chemistry (Ph.D) - A,iv) Life Sciences (Ph.D) - A, v) Mathematics/ Science, Education(Ph.D) - A & B, vi) Geology (Ph.D) - A ]

7. School of Health Sciences (SOHS):- Nursing (Ph.D) - A

8. School of Inter-disciplinary and Trans-disciplinary (SOITS):- Interdisciplinary & Transdisciplinary studies (Ph.D) - A & B

9. School of Foreign Languages (SOFL):- i) French (Ph.D) - A & B ii) Arabic (Ph.D) - A & B

10. National Centre for Disability Studies (NCDS):- Disability Studies (Ph.D) - A & B
11. Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE):- Distance Education (M.Phil & Ph.D) - A & B
12. School of Translation Studies and Training (SOTST):- Translation Studies (M.Phil & Ph.D) - A & B
13. School of Humanities:- i) English (Ph.D) - A , ii) Hindi (Ph.D) - A

14. Advanced Centre for Informatics & Innovative Learning:- Information Communication Technology, Informatics & Knowledge Management - A & B
15. School of Law:- Law (Ph.D) - A


Candidates with Post graduate degree or other equivalent degrees recognized by the UGC are eligible with the eligibility criteria specified for each research discipline.
Category A: Candidates having M.Phil or 5 years’ relevant teaching/ professional experience, who can directly undertake thesis work for Ph.D. (Candidates under Category A could also be given coursework subject to recommendations of the Doctoral Committee of the Research Discipline).
Category B : Candidates who have to undergo basic Course Work before or alongside undertaking thesis work. (Candidates who qualify UGC NET, GATE of IIT, JEST of DAE etc will be considered under Category B). Further details, with respect to eligibility is available on the website:
Applications: Prospective candidates can download the soft copy of the Prospectus & submit filled-in format along with a Demand Draft of Rs 750/- ( Only in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi) to the Director, Research Unit, IGNOU, New Delhi -110068. (link:
Filled-in application forms for Ph.D Programmes should be submitted on the prescribed format at the following address only:

The Director,
Research Unit,
Room No. 18, Block 6,
Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi-110068

Last Date for submission of filled-in application form to the Research Unit of the IGNOU University: (i) 21st October, 2011 – for all programmes where there is an Entrance Test(ii) 15th November, 2011 – for all programmes where there is no Entrance Test Entrance Test for all eligible candidates will be held on 20th November, 2011. Entrance Test will be held at IGNOU HQs, New Delhi only. Candidates who have qualified UGC NET, GATE of IIT, JEST of DAE etc recognized by the IGNOU will be exempted from the Entrance Test of the University.
For detailed information candidates may visit the website

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