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Updated on 11 Sep, 2019

M.Phil. in Geography (MPHILGEOG )

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 2 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 12,600
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


MA/MSc in Geography or Earth Systems Science and Relevant Discipline of Geospatial Technology

Admission: Entrance Examination held as per the University calendar every year (depending on vacant seats)

How to Apply: Candidates are required to apply Online at this link: https://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/entrancersunit/

Mode of Delivery: Full-Time only

List of Research Scholars Presently Enrolled (click here)


This programme aims to provide an in-depth knowledge centered on the applied research methods, methodologies and techniques covering both the broad streams of physical and human geography in detail. In doing so, researchers will not only foray into the nucleus and original nature of spatial inquiry (specialty of a geographer), they will also actively unravel and may utilize the both quantitative and qualitative dimensions of inquiry aided with geospatial technologies to arrive at intended outcomes in their chosen arena of geographical research. In addition, the researchers will also explore diverse areas of specialization according to their chosen interest/specialization to obtain knowledge regarding vital aspects of developmental discourses that exemplifies our country, India in particular and World in general. The six-monthly course work is mandatory soon after the admission and classes generally commences during the admission year from July to December.

Quintessentially, this programme will endeavor to facilitate the prospective research scholars not only to invigorate their fundamentals learnt so far but also make them learn the underpinnings and nitty-gritty of research along with research ethics with a critical and scientific bent of mind. It also aims to make them learn and get equipped with the latest intellectual advancements and techniques in geography and their praxis for personal, academic, professional and lifelong future endeavors in an ever-changing world.