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IGNOU MA Philosophy Online Admission, Form, Eligibility, Grade Card, Result

IGNOU MA Philosophy Online Admission 2018 – The Indira Gandhi National Open University’s School of Inter-disciplinary & Trans-disciplinary Studies (SOITS) has developed the master degree programme in the field of Philosophy i.e Master of Arts in Philosophy (MAPY). The University has been offering admission to MA Philosophy discipline to the students from all over the country and abroad. T

he university has applied the two tier approach to study this discipline which means the examination for the IGNOU MAPY courses will be held only after one year i.e. the students who takes admission to this programme in January session can appear for the examinations in December month of same year and the students who will take admission in July session can appear for the examinations in the June month of next year.

If the student is unable to complete any course in the any particular Term End Examination then he or she may appear in the examinations which will occur in next six months. The students need to complete all the required MAPY courses within the minimum duration of two years and maximum duration of five years to obtain the master degree in philosophy. Also read about ma political science ignou.

Programme Objective: The main objective of Master’s Degree in Philosophy (MAPY) is to provide an opportunity to the students for higher studies in the field of Philosophy. It also aims at training the learner’s mind to improve their logical thinking, mental discipline, ability for analysis and synthesis, critical reflection on social and political realities.

We have mentioned below the various details of MA Philosophy programme such as eligibility criteria, duration, age limit. These are as follows:

  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Admission Eligibility : The candidate must be having Bachelor’s degree or higher degree in any discipline or equivalence from any of the recognized university.
  • Course Duration:  Minimum duration of 2 years and Maximum duration of 5 years.
  • Programme Fee: The total fee is Rs.9,000/- which is required to be paid year wise @Rs. 4,500/- per year.
  • Age Eligibility : There is no minimum and maximum age bar.

Note : The programme fee may change in future, so please check the latest fee with the IGNOU Regional Centre or see latest prospectus.

Programme Coordinator: In case of any query, you can contact the coordinator of the discipline at below mentioned contact details:

How to Apply for admission to IGNOU MA Philosophy? The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers admission to master degree in Philosophy programme in both January and July academic cycles along with many other courses. There are large number of learners in India who want to pursue the higher education via distance mode.

So, every year the number of students who apply for admission to master degree in Philosophy are also in large numbers. The students can fill up IGNOU MA Philosophy Admission Form in both January and July academic cycles.

The university publishes the advertisement or notification related to the admission in the month of May for July session and in month of November for January session. The students can check the notification for last date of admission.The details about the admission form and prospectus etc. can be checked and download from the university official website at

There are two ways in which interested candidates can apply for admission to distance learning MA (Philosophy) discipline. These are as follows :

Online mode: The university has launched its Online Admission portal for the learners from all over the country to fill up IGNOU MA Philosophy Online Admission form. We have mentioned below the step you need to follow while applying for IGNOU Online admission.

  • Please open the website url :
  • Visit the “Apply Online” link at the top menu. Under this link, you will find the link “General Instructions” as sub menu. Just click on it and read out all the instructions carefully before filling up the online admission form for MA Philosophy.
  • On the General Instructions page, you will find a link to download the latest “Common Prospectus”.It is advised to read out the prospectus carefully so that you will able to understand the complete details about the IGNOU MA Philosophy programme.
  • The applicants need to register themselves on the website to fill up the admission application form.
  • The Application fee can be paid via Bank challan, Debit Card, Credit card or Net Banking.
  • After submitting up the application form and fees, please take the print out of the acknowledgement page for further reference.

Offline Mode: In the offline mode, the students need to visit their nearest IGNOU Regional Centre and obtain the prospectus by paying fee of Rs.200/- in cash at the counters. The students can also obtain the prospectus via post by sending a Demand Draft of Rs.250/- in favour of IGNOU, New Delhi to the following address: “REGISTRAR, Student Registration Division, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110068″. The students can also download the prospectus from the university official website.The IGNOU Master of Arts in Philosophy admission application form can be cut from the prospectus itself. The applicant need to submit the filled in application form on a prescribed format, demand draft of required fee and required attested documents in the respected regional centre.

IGNOU MA Philosophy Admission / Registration Status: The students will be able to check the registration status of the MAPY programme on the university official website after the two weeks from the day of submission of admission form. In Case you do not find your admission status, please contact your regional centre  by visiting there or by speaking to them on phone.

IGNOU MA Philosophy Study Material: The Indira Gandhi National Open University provides study material to all the students who take admission to Master of Arts in Philosophy in the form of study blocks. The university provides the study material at the students communication physical address via Registered post / Speed Post. All these study blocks are printed by university itself. Sometimes, the students do not receive their study material at their address. But they don’t need to worry as they can collect their study books from their respected study centres. The soft copy of the study blocks are also uploaded by university online for the student’s convenience in case, if they do not receive their study material. You can always download the IGNOU MAPY study material in the form of PDF files by visiting the website at

IGNOU MA Philosophy Solved Assignments: To complete any MAPY course, the student also need to submit the solved assignment for it. Because, the Tutor Marked Assignments(TMA) constitutes the 30% weightage of marks for any particular course. Also, before submitting the examination form,the students need to submit the IGNOU MA Philosophy solved assignments. otherwise, their form will not be accepted. The students can find the assignment question papers from the university official website and they need to solve it and write it themselves as per the guidelines provided by Indira Gandhi National Open University. After completing the assignments, the students need to submit them to their respective study centres before the last date of submission.

IGNOU MA Philosophy Courses & Syllabus: The students has to complete 66 Credits to complete the programme. All the courses with their Course Code and Course name has been mentioned below:

IGNOU MA Philosophy First Year Subjects

Course Code Title of the Course Credits
Compulsory Courses
MPY-001 Indian Philosophy 8
Elective Courses (Choose any six)
MPYE-001 Logic 4
MPYE-002 Ethics 4
MPYE-003 Epistemology 4
MPYE-004 Philosophy of Human Person 4
MPYE-005 World Religions 4
MPYE-006 Dalit Philosophy 4
MPYE-007 Research Methodology in Philosophy 4
MGP-005 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Resolution 4

IGNOU MA Philosophy Second Year Subjects

Course Code Title of Course Credits
Compulsory Courses
MPY 2 Western Philosophy 8
Elective Courses (Choose any six)
MPYE-008 Metaphysics 4
MPYE-009 Philosophy of Science an Cosmology 4
MPYE-010 Philosophy of Religion 4
MPYE-011 Philosophy of Arts (Aesthetics) 4
MPYE-012 Tribal Philosophy 4
MPYE-013 Philosophy of Technology 4
MPYE-014 Philosophy of Mind 4
MPYE-015 Gandhian Philosophy 4
MPYE-016 Aurobindo Philosophy 4
MPYP001 Dissertation 4
Total Credits 66

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