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Updated on 12 Oct, 2019

PhD in Women’s Studies (PHDWS)

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and 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]excluding grace mark.
Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

The Ph.D programme in Women's Studies is aimed at providing doctoral candidates with the opportunity to pursue research in the interdisciplinary area of Women's Studies under the guidance of senior faculty members and scholars from the field. Depending on the level of preparedness, candidates may be asked to undertake required coursework before embarking on doctoral research. Research areas are determined by the candidates with the help of a doctoral committee and in consultation with individual supervisors. The programme is aimed at creating a pool of scholars and experts in the growing field of Women's Studies.


COURSE 1: Concepts and Theories in Women’s Studies (8 Credits)
COURSE2: Feminist Research Methodologies (8 credits)
Programme Coordinator
Prof. Nilima Srivastava nilimasrivastav@ignou.ac.in
Course Coordinators
Dr. Smita M.Patil smitampatil@ignou.ac.in
Dr.SunitaDhal sunitadhall@ignou.ac.in


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