IGNOU PhD Admission 2022: Dates, Application Form, Entrance Details

IGNOU PhD Admission

IGNOU PhD Admission 2022 – Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) invites online application for PhD Admission July 2022 Batch through Entrance Examination in various programs.

Check full information on IGNOU PhD Admission 2022 below here.

Latest –

  • IGNOU PhD Entrance Exam 2022 will be held on 08 Jan 2023
  • IGNOU PhD Admission 2022 Notification Released (20 Nov 2022)

IGNOU PhD Programs

Admission is available for PhD Programmes July 2022 in following subjects –

  • School of Social Sciences (SOSS)
    • Economics (PHDEC)
    • Sociology (PHDSOC)
    • History (PHDHIS)
    • Library and Information Science (PHDLIS)
    • Psychology (PHDPC)
  • School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SOJNMS)
    • Journalism and Mass Communication (PHDJMC)
  • School of Performing and Visual Arts (SOPVA)
    • Theatre Arts (T) (PHDPVA)
    • Fine Arts (F) (PHDPVA)
    • Dance (D) (PHDPVA)
  • School of Management Studies (SOMS)
    • Commerce (PHDCOM)
    • Management (PHDMGMT)
  • School of Education (SOE)
    • Education (PHDES)
    • Distance Education (PHDDE)
  • School of Gender & Development (SOGDS)
    • Gender & Development Studies (PHDGDS)
  • School of Inter Disciplinary and Trans. Disciplinary Studies (SOITS)
    • Inter Disciplinary and Trans. Disciplinary Studies (PHDITS)
  • School of Agriculture (SOA)
    • Dairy Science and Technology (PHDDR)
  • School of Extension & Development Studies (SOEDS)
    • Development Studies(PHDDV)
  • School of Tourism and Hospitality Service Management (SOTHSM)
    • Tourism and Hospitality Service Management Studies (PHDTS)
  • School of Computer & Information Science (SOCIS)
    • Computer Science (PHDCS)
  • School of Health Sciences (SOHS)
    • Nursing(PHDNS)
  • School of Foreign Languages (SOFL)
    • French (PHDFL)
  • School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET)
    • Vocational Education and Training (PHDVE)
  • School of Humanities (SOH)
    • Hindi (PHDHIN)
  • School of Continuing Education (SOCE)
    • Child Development (PHDCD)
    • Home Science (PHDHC)
    • Rural Development (PHDRD
  • School of Social Work (SOSW)
    • Social Work (PHDSW)

IGNOU PhD Vacancies

DisciplinePhD Vacancies
Economics (PHDEC)06
Sociology (PHDSOC)11
History (PHDHIS)10
Library and Information Science (PHDLIS)25
Psychology (PHDPC)14
Journalism and Mass Communication (PHDJMC)07
Theatre Arts (T) (PHDPVA)05
Fine Arts (F) (PHDPVA)05
Dance (D) (PHDPVA)04
Commerce (PHDCOM)12
Management (PHDMGMT)14
Education (PHDES)22
Distance Education (PHDDE)15
Gender & Development Studies (PHDGDS)05
Inter Disciplinary and Trans Disciplinary Studies (PHDITS)10
Dairy Science and Technology (PHDDR)04
Development Studies (PHDDV)10
Tourism and Hospitality Service Management Studies (PHDTS)18
Computer Science (PHDCS)07
Nursing (PHDNS)05
French (PHDFL)03
Vocational Education and Training (PHDVE)12
Hindi (PHDHIN)13
Child Development (PHDCD)08
Home Science (PHDHC)05
Rural Development (PHDRD03
Social Work (PHDSW)25

IGNOU PhD Admission 2022 Eligibility Criteria

  • The Ph D Programme is offered in strict compliance with the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedures for award of Ph.D Degree) Regulations, 2022 and amendments there to from time to time.
  • 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), EWS and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time.

IGNOU PhD Admission 2022 Important Dates

Availability of Information Bulletin20th November, 2022
Start of Online submission of application form21st November, 2022
Last date of online registration20th December, 2022
Examination DateTo be announced by the IGNOU
Answer Keys on the WebsiteTo be announced by the IGNOU
Declaration of ResultTo be announced by the IGNOU
Schedule for Interview & Final SelectionTo be announced by the IGNOU

IGNOU PhD Admission 2022 Application Process

  • Candidates have to apply online at https://ignouphd.samarth.edu.in/
  • Candidates can follow the below-mentioned step to fill the IGNOU PhD application form

Steps to Apply

  1. You need to register first, before filling of the online entrance application form.
  2. The following instructions need to be followed for Registration in the beginning.
    1. Click on the button NEW REGISTRTION that appears in the applicant login area and fill the required registration details.
    2. Fill in the UserName and password in the appropriate columns correctly.
    3. Remember, while choosing your UserName it must be in between 8 to 16 characters.
    4. While choosing your password it must be alphanumeric and between 8 to 16 characters long.
    5. After filling the mandatory information click the “SUBMIT” button.
    6. Your username will be instantly sent to you via e-mail and SMS.
  3. Remember your Username and Password for subsequent login.
  4. If you have already registered i.e you are an existing user click the “LOGIN” button.
  5. Before proceeding for filling the online application form, you must have the following:-
    1. Scanned passport size Photograph (less than 100 KB)
    2. Scanned Signature (less than 100 KB)
  6. Fee can be paid by following methods:
    • Credit Card (Master/Visa)
    • Debit Card (Master/Visa/Rupay)
    • Net Banking
  7. Note:It is suggested to scan documents from your originals. Once you have uploaded the document, click the next button you will get the further information related to online application which you need to fill up.
  8. After the final submission of online application form, download the filled in application form, take the printout and enclose the hardcopies/photocopies of all the documents and certificates as mentioned in the student handbook and prospectus to be submitted during counseling for final admission.

Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
Entrance Test Fee Rs.1000/-

IGNOU PhD Admission 2022 Selection Process

Admission to this programme is merit based. The Entrance Test shall carry a weightage of 70% and 30% weightage shall be given to the interview/viva.

Stage 1 – Entrance Test

  • The Entrance Test will be conducted by the University across the country. The list of eligible candidates to appear for the Entrance Test will be displayed on IGNOU website.
  • Those who secure at least 50% marks in the Entrance Test (45% marks in case of SC/ST/OBC (Non Creamy layers) / Differently abled persons, EWS and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time will be shortlisted for the interview in order of merit subject to the maximum limit of five times of the available seats.

Stage 2 – Interview/Presentation

  • Short-listed Candidates in the Entrance Test will be called for an interview/presentation of Synopsis before the Discipline specific Doctoral Research Committee.
  • Offer letters for admission will be sent to the Selected Candidates only.

IGNOU PhD Entrance Examination 2022 Details

Pattern of Examination

Date of ExaminationSunday, 08th January, 2023
Number of questions50% on Research Methodology and 50% on Specific Subject
Medium of PaperHindi/English

Syllabus

  • The question paper shall consist of 50% on research methodology and 50% on specific subject.
  • For Discipline Specific Syllabus for Entrance Test please refer to Information Brochure

Admit Card

  • Hall Tickets enabling the candidates to take the Entrance Test will also be displayed on IGNOU website.
  • Candidates are required to download and print the same to appear in the Entrance Test.

Important Links

NotificationClick Here
Information BrochureClick Here
Application LinkClick Here
IGNOU WebsiteClick Here
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IGNOU PhD Admission 2021

IGNOU PhD Programs 2021

Admission is available for PhD Programmes 2021 in following subjects –

  • Anthropology (PHDAN)                                                           
  • Political Science (PHDPS)                                           
  • Chemistry (PHDCHEM)                                                          
  • Geology (PHDGY)                                                      
  • Life Sciences (PHDLS)                                               
  • Mathematics (PHDMT)                                                            
  • Commerce (PHDCOM)                                                           
  • Management (PHDMGMT)                                                     
  • Education (PHDES)                                                    
  • Women’s Studies (PHDWS)                                        
  • Inter Disciplinary and Trans Disciplinary Studies (PHDITS)
  • Environmental  Science (PHDEV)                                           
  • Tourism Studies (PHDTS)                                          
  • Computer Science (PHDCS)                                       
  • Law (PHDLE)                                                  
  • Nursing (PHDNS)                                                       
  • Translation Studies (PHDTT)                                      
  • Vocational Education and Training (PHDVE)               
  • English (PHDENG)                                                     
  • Sanskrit (PHDSK)                                                       
  • Urdu (PHDURDU)                                                       
  • Hindi (PHDHIN)                                                          
  • Child Development (PHDCD)                           

IGNOU PhD Admission 2021 Important Dates

Online registration and submission of Application Form (complete in all respect) through NTA Website (extended)05 December 2021 to 14 January 2022
Last date for successful transaction of Exam Fee15 January 2022
Correction in the Particulars of Application Form online only16-18 January 2022
Downloading of Admit Cards by the candidate’s from NTA WebsiteTo be announced later through NTA website
Date of Examination24 February 2022
Answer Keys on the Website07 March 2022
Declaration of Result on NTA Website25 March 2022
Schedule for Interview & Final SelectionTo be announced by the IGNOU

IGNOU PhD Admission 2021 Results

Answer Key

Final Answer Key

IGNOU PhD Entrance 2021 Results

IGNOU PhD Entrance 2021-22 scorecard is available now.

IGNOU PhD Entrance 2021-22 scorecard

Selected Candidates

List of Candidates selected for admission to Research Degree Programmes for the 2021 Session – List