IGNOU invites applications for research programmes

Last Updated: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 10:20 hrs

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has invited applications for admission to research degree programmes in various disciplines, said a varsity statement Sunday.

"A candidate seeking registration in the research degree programmes (M.Phil/PhD) for January 2014 cycle must hold a master's degree in the relevant discipline with minimum 55 percent marks," the statement said.

An entrance examination would be conducted on all-India basis and candidates who qualify will have to appear for an interview at the IGNOU headquarters in Delhi.

Candidates holding masters of philosophy (M.Phil), having cleared the University Grants Commission's National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) or state level eligibility test (SLET) or having relevant professional experience may be exempted from the entrance examination, it added.

The last date for applying is Aug 8, and along with the form, applicants are required to submit their research proposal, as per the guidelines. Without the proposal, the application would stand rejected.

The application form can be downloaded online and has to be submitted with a demand draft of Rs.1,000.

IGNOU is the world's largest open university system with a pan-India and international reach with flexible entry qualifications and a wide range of academic programmes at affordable cost.

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