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Advertisement for Research Degree Programmes for Ph.D/M.Phil

in the Recognized Research Centres of IGNOU

The University has recognized the following Centres as Recognized

Research Centres of IGNOU for conducting Research Degree Programmes
in various Disciplines at their premises. The details of research
programmes to be conducted by the Recognized Research Centres,
contact persons, telephone, e-mails and address are placed below:

S. approved Contact's
No. Name of Centre (M.Phil/Ph.D) Person Phone E.Mail
Sri Aurobindo Centre for
Advanced Research Trust
(SACAR), 39, Vanniar 0413-
Street Vaithikuppam, 2348067,
1 Pondicherry - 605012 Sri Aurobindo Studies Dr. Suhas Mehra 2223188
Institute for Research in
Social Sciences and
Humanities (IRISH),
Nirmalagiri, P.O., Kannur Social Sciences &
2 Dist., Kerala-670 701 Huminiteis Dr. K.S. Mathew 0490-2344110
Rajagiri College of Social
Sciences, ,PO, 00484-
Kalamassery, Kochi, Social Scineces & Dr. Mary Venus 2555564 maryvenusrcss@gmail.
3 Kerala-683 104 Management Joseph 09447134579 com
CSI- Centre for
Educational Research
Development,Pasumalai, 0452-2601605 csibedpasumalai@gmail
4 Madurai-625 004 Education Dr. J.P. Gabriel 09244216403 .com
Model Institute of
Educaton and Research
(MIER), B.C. Road, 0191-
5 Jammu-180001 Education Dr. Arun K Gupta 2546078/ m
Centre of Social Studies,
Veer Narmad South
Gujarat University
Campus, Udhna-Magdalla 0261-
Road, Surat-395007, Dr. B.Devi 2227173/74,
6 Gujarat Social Sciences Prasad 2255298
Gujarat Institute of
Development Research
(GIDR), Gota, Ahmedabad Development Studies Phone: 02717-
7 - 380 060, GUJARAT in Social Sciences Prof. Amita Shah 242366/67/68
JJ College of
Poolgulathupatti (PO), Phone:0431-
Tiruchirappalli - 620009 Dr. P.S.Chandra 2695621,
8 (Tamilnadu) Education Kumar 2695623
Mount Carmel College Zoology, Botany,
(MCC), No-58, Palace Biotechnology,
Road, Vasanthanagar, Electronics,
Bangalore-5600052, Chemistry, Hindi &
9 Karnatka Sanskrit Sr. Albina 080-22261759
English, Hindi,
Jyoti Niwas College Chemistry,
Bangalore as Research Psychology and nirmavaz2005@yahoo.c
10 Institution (JNC) Management Dr. Nirmala Vaz 9886002777 om
Sri Kuvempu
Vidyavardhaka Trust
(SKVT), 'Kavishaila",
'Kalidasa Road,
Jayalakshmipuram, Prof. J.
Mysore - 570 012 Shashidhara Phone :0821- jsp@physics.uni-
11 (Karnatka) Kannad and English Prasad 2419333

Little Flower Medical Phone: 0484- ;

Research Centre, Post Rev.Fr.(Dr.) 2458327,
Box No.-23, Angamaly - Sebastian 2454846,2455 n;
12 683572, Kerala Physiology Vadakumpadan 588

Chirmaya International
Foundation, Adi Sankara Phone: 0484-
Nilayam Veliyanad PO, 2747104/2747
Ernakulam Dist., Kerala- 307; ;
13 682319 Sanskrit & Indology Shri K.K. Rajan 9567761194
International Institute of Technology;
Information Technology, Interdisciplinary
P-14, Rajiv Gandhi Science and 20-22933441,
Infotech Park, Hinjawadi, Technology; Shri Pankaj Roy 22934595,
14 Pune 411 057 Bio-Technology. Gupta 22934191 n

Candidates are requested to contact the respective institute for details

about the research degree programmes in detail. Interested candidates
may submit filled-in application forms to the respective Recognized
Research Centre (RRC) indicating research degree programmes they
intend to submit application. Candidates are requested to go through the
details given below before submitting an application for July 2011.

The details received pertaining to Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advanced

Research, Centre for Social Studies, C.S.I. Centre for Educational Research
and Development, Mount Carmel College and Chinmaya International
Foundation (CIF) are placed below for information. In case of other RRCs,
candidates may contact them to get information on their research
programmes being offered and submit filled-in application subject to they
offer such research programmes for July 2011 cycle.

1. C.S.I Centre For Educational Research and Development,

Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Programme Details

(a) Level of the programme : Ph.D

(b) Research Discipline : Education
(c) Admission Cycle : Both January & July 2011
(d) Mode of Admission : Independent Mode
(e) Programme for whom : Both Category A and

Note: Number of candidates to be taken shall be decided by the Research

Discipline in consultation with the Doctoral Committee and School of
Education, IGNOU, New Delhi.

2. Centre for Social Studies, Gujarat

Programme Details

(a) Level of the programme : Ph.D

(b) Research Discipline : Social Sciences
(c) Admission Cycle : January 2012 Cycle only
(d) Mode of Admission : Independent Mode
(e) Programme for whom : Category A
(f) No. of candidates to be taken for Ph.D : 2 candidates for January 2012

3. Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advanced Research, Pondicherry

Programme Details

a) Level of the Programme MPhil and PhD

b Research Discipline Sri Aurobindo Studies
c) Programme for whom For Category A & B
d Whether programme is offered under Both Independent and
) Independent Mode/ Integrated Mode Integrated Modes
e) Admission cycle Both January & July 2011
f) Whether proposed entrance exam for SACAR entrance exam, to
category “A” be administered by SACAR
as per IGNOU norms.
g No. of candidates for MPhil/ PhD
For MPhil: 4
For Ph.D : 4

Candidates to be taken by the SACAR subject to IGNOU’s registration


4. Mount Carmel College, Bangalore

Programme Details

(a) Level of the programme : Ph.D

(b) Research Discipline :Botany, Biotechnology, Chemistry,
Electronics, Sanskrit and Hindi
(c) Admission Cycle : July 2011 Cycle only
(d) Mode of Admission : Independent Mode
(e) Programme for whom : Category A only
5. Chirmaya International Foundation, Kerala

(a) Level of the programme : Ph.D

(b) Research Discipline : Sanskrit and Indology
(c) Admission Cycle : July every year
(d) Mode of Admission : Independent Mode
(e) Programme for whom : Category A only
(f) No. of candidates to be taken :4

Prospectus and Application Forms are available on the IGNOU Website

( Candidates may visit “Students Zone” and then visit
“Admission” under which you may get the link for Prospectus and
Applications along with Advertisement for Ph.D/M.Phil programmes. For easy
access, the Prospectus and Application and the Advertisement are bifurcated in
to 9 files (1 to 9). Advertisement on Research Programmes (File 1), contact
addresses of Research Coordinators (file 2), Information on Research Disciplines
(file 3 to 7 and 9) and Application Forms (file 8).

Candidates are required to submit filled-in application form to the respective

Recognized Research Centre along with a demand draft Rs.750/- in favour of the
respective RRC, to be drawn at the place where RRC is situated. Please
remember filled-in application and Demand Draft should be sent to the
respective RRC only and not to IGNOU.

Note: Every RRC shall follow IGNOU’s guidelines in admitting/registering

M.Phil/Ph.D candidates as placed in the Prospectus. Similarly, every RRC shall
process all filled-in applications received at their end as per IGNOU’s Ordinances
and Regulations and notifications and guidelines issued time-to-time.

Research Degree Programmes of the University shall be guided by the existing

Ordinances and Regulations of the University. Any amendment/modifications
prescribed by the UGC from time to time shall be considered by the University
Authorities/Bodies before their implementation. Till that date the University shall
follow its own Ordinances and Regulations maintaining standards/quality in
conducting research programmes.

Research Unit
IGNOU, New Delhi.