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Handbook and Prospectus for Research Degree Programme

21 July, 2012

Handbook and Prospectus for Research Degree Programme

 

INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY
RESEARCH DEGREE PROGRAMMES
 
ADVERTISEMENT
JANUARY 2013
 
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) announces admission to Research Degree Programmes in the Disciplines listed herein for January 2013 Cycle:
 
Research Programmes on offer: January 2013 Cycle
 
Sl.
No.
Name of the School
Discipline
(Click on the Discipline to know Eligibility)
1.
School of Agriculture (SOA)
(i)       Agriculture Extension (PhD)
(ii)      Dairy Science and Technology (PhD)
2.
School of Continuing Education (SOCE)
(i)        Child Development (PhD)
(ii)       Nutritional Sciences (PhD)
3.
School of Computer and Information Sciences (SOCIS)
Computer Science (PhD)
4.
School of Education (SOE)
Education (PhD)
5.
School of Engineering and Technology (SOET)
(i)            Mechanical Engineering (PhD)
(ii)          Civil Engineering (PhD)
6.
School of Gender and Development Studies (SOGDS)
(i)       Gender and Development Studies (PhD)
(ii)      Women’s Studies (PhD)
7.
School of Humanities (SOH)
(i)       English (PhD)
(ii)      Hindi (PhD)
8.
School of Health Sciences (SOHS)
Nursing (PhD)
9.
School of Inter-disciplinary and Trans-disciplinary (SOITS)
(i)       Inter-Disciplinary and
Trans-disciplinary Studies (PhD)
10.
School of Management Studies (SOMS)
(i)        Commerce (PhD)
(ii)       Management (PhD)
11.
School of Sciences (SOS)
(i)             Physics (PhD)
(ii)           Chemistry (PhD)
(iii)          Life Sciences (PhD)
(iv)          Geology (PhD)
(v)           Bio-Chemistry (PhD)
(vi)      Geography (PhD)
12.
School of Translation Studies and Training (SOTST)
Translation Studies (MPhil & PhD)
13.
School of Tourism and Hospitality Services Management (SOTHSM)
Tourism and Hospitality (PhD)
14.
Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE)
Distance Education (MPhil & PhD)
15.
School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET)
Vocational Education and Training (PhD)
 
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) For the award of Master’s 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
(b) 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 links given in the Table above.
 
SCHEDULES
 
Disciplines which will conduct Entrance Test will follow the schedule indicated hereunder.
Schedule for Admission/Registration for Research Degree Programme for January 2013 Cycle:
 
  • Last date for receipt of filled-in Application in the Research Unit, IGNOU  : 7th SEPT. 2012
  • Display of list of eligible candidates for Entrance Test/Presentations  : 17th SEPT. 2012
  • Entrance Examination   : 29th SEPTEMBER 2012
  • Interviews/Presentations to be informed by the Discipline
  • Issue of Offer Letters to  selected candidates : 25th DECEMBER 2012
 
Procedure for Application
 
Candidates fulfilling eligibility criteria in the respective Disciplines may download the soft copy of the Application Form from the IGNOU Website www.ignou.ac.in
(the link is available as Research Degree Programmes at the bottom of the Home Page) and submit the filled in Form along with the following:
 
  • DD for Rs. 1000/- drawn in favor of IGNOU payable at New Delhi;
  • Attested copies of Certificates 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 7th SEPTEMBER 2012.
 
Note:
  • Applications received prior to 6th August 2012 and after 7th September   2012 or those which do not pertain to the Disciplines on offer will not   be entertained.
  • The venue of the Entrance Examination on 29th September, 2012 is:
            NEW CLASS ROOM BLOCKS-1 & 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 29th September, 2012.
  • 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.
  • For further queries applicants may contact the Research Unit on the Telephone Numbers given below:

 

RESEARCH UNIT
Email : researchunit@ignou.ac.in
Phone : (O) 011-29534326, 29571523/1525
Fax: 011-29534229
 
 

 

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