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IGNOU M.Phil (Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology, Economics ) 2020-2021

IGNOU M.Phil Degree (School of Social sciences): Under the scope of this point that IGNOU is currently a notable university for open and distance learning, it can undoubtedly be believed that candidates can find better opportunities to pursue M.Phil programmes through distance learning in different disciplines. The University offers various M.Phil programmes through the School of Social Sciences (SOSS). Candidates, who want to pursue a ‘Master of Philosophy’ (M.Phil) programme in Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, and Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies, can apply for admission in the university.

In the given post, candidates can get all the details about the IGNOU M.Phil Degree programmes offered by the ‘School of Social Sciences’ (SOSS) and can also get the details of the Eligibility Criteria, Application Form, Admission process and the fee details.

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M.Phil Programmes Offered by the SOSS and Eligibility Criteria and the Fee amount

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has set some eligibility norms for admission into the IGNOU’s ‘School of Social Sciences’ M.Phil programmes which candidates are essentially required to fulfil. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria and the fee structure of the programmes offered under the SOSS:

S.No.Name of the ProgrammesFee amountRequired Educational qualification
1.        Master of Philosophy in Public Administration (MPHILPA)Rs. 10,500 




Candidates are required to check the prospectus of the M.Phil/PhD Programme and/or the IGNOU Website to get the details of the M.Phil eligibility criteria.

2.        Master of Philosophy in Political Science (MPHILPS)Rs. 10,500
3.        Master of Philosophy in Sociology (MPHILSO)Rs. 10,500
4.        M.Phil in Economics (MPHILEC)Rs. 10,500
5.        Master of Philosophy in Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies (MPHILGDS)Rs. 10,500

Fee Details

  • The admission fee must be paid by the candidates in order to complete the admission process for M.Phil programmes.
  • The admission fee can be paid by the candidates through the demand draft (DD).
  • The DD issued by the candidates must be in the name of IGNOU payable at the respective Regional Centre.

The fee details of all the IGNOU M.Phil Courses of the ‘School of Social science’ have been given in the following table: 

S.No.Name of the courseMin and max duration of courseMin and max age limit
1.        Master of Philosophy in Public Administration (MPHILPA)18 months-4 yearsNo bar
2.        Master of Philosophy in Political Science (MPHILPS)18 months-4 yearsNo bar
3.        Master of Philosophy in Sociology (MPHILSO)18 months-4 yearsNo bar
4.        M.Phil in Economics (MPHILEC)18 months-4 yearsNo bar
5.        Master of Philosophy in Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies (MPHILGDS)18 months-7 yearsNo bar

How to apply for Admission?

  • Applicants can apply for IGNOU M.Phil programmes of social sciences through the online or offline mode.
  • It is essential for all the candidates to fill in the details as asked.
  • The application form will have columns where candidates will be required to fill all the details such as name, age, educational qualification etc.
  • Candidates can submit the application form at the regional education centre of IGNOU and pay the admission fee as well sat the centre.

IGNOU School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

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