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Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) - Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) - Commerce

Course Title / Nomenclature

PhD Commerce

Course Duration

2 years

Eligibility Criteria / Entry Requirements

An M.Phil. degree and a Post-Graduate degree in a relevant discipline with 55 percent marks (50 percent marks for SC/ST and PH candidates) or an equivalent grade from a University or a recognized institution of higher learning; OR Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with at least 55 percent marks (50 per cent marks for SC/ST/PH candidates) or an equivalent grade from any University or a recognized institution of higher learning and five years of teaching/industry/administration/professional experience at senior level.

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Mode of Admission

Applications for admission to the Ph.D. programme may be submitted on the prescribed form along with a research proposal (about one thousand words) on a selected theme for thesis work at any time of the year to: The Registrar, SR&ED, IGNOU. The research proposal in prescribed proforma should clearly state the problem, objectives, hypothesis, methodology (which may include sampling design, sources of data, data analysis, etc.) and expected outcome of the study. A candidate may consult the teacher/ academic with whom she/he would like to work before writing the research proposal. All applications received by 30th September and 31st March will be considered for admission to the January and July sessions, respectively. The Registrar, SR&E Division, shall inform the selected candidates of the decision of the competent authority well in time for them to register themselves for either the January or the July sessions.

Information about the courses provided here is partial and should not be treated as comprehensive. i.e The institution would be offering other course than those mentioned here. Students are advised to check with the intitution for the latest information in regard to the course.

Indicative Fee Details

Programme Fee
Rs. 15,000/- (Fee payable in three equal annual installments; Those who have been exempted from the course work will be required to pay only Rs. 10,000/- in two annual installments.)

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