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The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), established by an Act of Parliament in 1985, has continuously striven to build an inclusive knowledge society through inclusive education. It has tried to increase the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) by offering high-quality teaching through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode.

The University began by offering two academic programmes in 1987, i.e., Diploma in Management and Diploma in Distance Education, with a strength of 4,528 students.

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Today, it serves the educational aspirations of over 2.7 million students in India and other countries through 21 Schools of Studies and a network of 67 regional centres, around 2,667 learner support centres. The University offers about 228 certificate, diploma, degree and doctoral programmes, with a strength of nearly 283 faculty members and 256 academic staff at the headquarters and regional centres and about 33,212 academic counsellors from conventional institutions of higher learning, professional organisations, and industry among others.


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Ignou Admission 2018

IGNOU Admission 2019 is going on in full swing. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), one of the leading Universities in India offers high-quality teaching through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode. The Open University offers high-quality, innovative and need-based programs at different levels, to all those who require them; IGNOU Programs are Cost effective and are offered through open and distance learning in the country. IGNOU is among the Top Distance Learning Universities in India. Students from all over the country take admission on this university and attend classes in IGNOU Learning Centers in varios cities. Theare is a range of Courses offered by IGNOU in undergradate and post graduate levels. Given below are Admission Notifications to various IGNOU Programs for 2019

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IGNOU 2019 Admission Notifications for various courses

  • IGNOU January 2019 Admission for Certificate and Diploma Program begins
  • IGNOU Admission 2019 (January) – Online application, Last Date, Fees, Procedure
  • IGNOU Admissions 2018 July Session – application, dates – Last date extended
  • IGNOU PGSDM Admission 2019 (Direct Entry Scheme)
  • IGNOU MA MCA M.Com Admission 2019 – IGNOU Master’s Degree Courses
  • IGNOU Bachelor’s Degree Admissions 2019 – Application, dates
  • IGNOU PG Certificate Course Admissions 2019
  • IGNOU BCA Distance Education Admissions 2019

IGNOU MPhil, PhD Admissions 2019 Application, Eligibility, Dates

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University IGNOU MCom Admission
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Post Graduate and Professional Certificate Programmes
  • IGNOU Re-registration for January 2019 – Register online

IGNOU Admission 2018: How to apply

  • Log on to the official website, onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/onlinerr
  • Click on the relevant link
  • Enter the required details
  • Click to submit
  • Download the application form and take print out it for future reference

Programmes to be offered

MA:

Philosophy, Gandhi and Peace Studies, Development Studies, Anthropology, Gender and Development Studies and Psychology among others.

Master’s programme

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Master of Social Work (Counselling)
  • Master of Tourism and Travel Management (MTTM)
  • Master of Commerce (M.Com)
  • Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
  • M.Sc (Dietetics and Food Services Management)
  • MA (Translation Studies), and M.Sc (Counselling and Family Therapy)

Bachelor’s courses

  • BA (Tourism Studies)
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

The university is also offering some BCom and MCom programmes in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Institute of Cost Accountants of India, it said in a statement.

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Ignou Admission Last Date

Schedule for online admission and exam for UG, PG and Research courses offered at IGNOU Delhi is given below:

Event Date
Last Date for Submitting Applications (M.Phil/ Ph.D courses) February 16, 2019 (Tentative)
Last date for Submitting Applications (UG, PG, Diploma, Certificate) December 31, 2018
Last date to register for OPENMAT XLIV (For January 2019 session) November 18, 2018
Last date to register for B.Ed Entrance Test (For January 2019 session)

MBA Admission 2019

IGNOU provides two specialization courses in Management for graduate students. These courses are for a minimum period of two and a half years. Candidates seeking admission must have completed graduation in any discipline with minimum 50% marks for general category and should also have cleared OPENMAT examination, conducted by IGNOU.

For the current academic session, the OPENMAT XLIV entrance test for management programs will be conducted in December. Candidates can download the hall ticket/ admit card for OPENMAT XLIV from the official IGNOU website upon entering their Enrolment Number.

  • Log on to the official IGNOU website and click the Admit Card for OPENMAT XLIV Entrance Test for Management Programme link.
  • Next, the candidate should enter his/her enrollment number OR Enter his/her name along with the date of birth.
  • Upon successful submission, the corresponding Hall Ticket/ Admit Card will be displayed on the screen. Please verify all the details printed on the IGNOU Admit Card.
Course Specialization Eligibility Criteria Duration Course Fee
MBA Business Administration Graduation in any discipline with 50 % marks for general category and 45 % for reserved category 2.5 years Rs. 31,500
Banking & Finance The Candidate should be a member of the Indian Institute of Bankers and a graduate from any recognized Institute

IGNOU B.Ed and M.Ed. Admission 2019

In addition to various UG, PG and Research courses, IGNOU also offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Education, each of two years duration. Admission to the B.Ed and M.Ed. programme is done on the basis of marks obtained by the candidate in the entrance test, conducted by IGNOU at all India level. Hall tickets for the entrance tests can be downloaded by the participating students from the official IGNOU website. IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test is usually held in the month of August every year.

Course Specialization Eligibility Criteria Selection Criteria Course Fee
B.Ed. Education Minimum 50% marks either in the Bachelor’s Degree and/or in the Master’s Degree in Sciences/Social Sciences/Commerce/Humanity Entrance Test
M.Ed. Education B.Ed.(55% marks) with 2 years teaching/professional experinece in a Government/ Government recognized school/NCTE recognized teacher education/research institution in education Rs. 40,000
IGNOU UG and PG Admission 2019

IGNOU offers a wide variety of Distance UG courses under various different specialization for 10+2 qualified students. Admission to the IGNOU courses usually commences in the month of February and the selection of eligible candidates is done based on their 10+2 examination marks. Apart from the Bachelor’s degree, the college also provides several Diploma courses for the Undergraduate students.

Key Points:

  • The Bachelor’s Degree offered by the University are for a minimum period of three years except for the Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) and B.L.I.Sc. which are offered for a minimum duration of one year
  • The UG Diploma courses offered are for a minimum duration of one year except for Diploma in Elementary Education which is for a period of two years
List of all the UG courses (including Diploma) along with fees offered by IGNOU
Course Specializations Eligibility Criteria Course Fees
BA Bachelor of Arts 10+2 or its equivalent
Bachelor of Arts (Tourism Studies) Rs. 7,500
B.Com Bachelor of Commerce A person with 10+2 qualification is eligible for admission. Non 10+2 candidates who have completed Bachelors Preparatory Programme (BPP) of the University are also eligible for admission. Rs. 6,000
B.Com with Major in Accountancy and Finance 10+2 or its equivalent, Passed Common Proficiency Test/ PE/ Foundation from ICAI and Registration in Professional Competence Course/ PEII/ Intermediate (Chartered Accountancy First Stage) of ICAI; or Already passed Professional Competence Course/ PEIII/ Intermediate
B.Com with Major in Corporate Affairs and Administration 10+2 or its equivalent and registration in Company Secretaryship Foundation Programme
B.Com with Major in Financial and Cost Accounting 10+2 or its equivalent and registration in ICWAI Foundation Course
BBA BBA in Retailing +2/equivalent based on merit of physically fit candidates Rs. 27,000
BCA Bachelor of Computer Applications 10+2 or its equivalent Rs. 30,000
B.Sc. B.Sc Rs. 10,500
B.Sc (Hospitality and Hotel Administration) Rs. 3,000
B.L.I.Sc. Bachelor of Library and Information Science i) Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks ( 45% for students of SC/ST/OBC/PH category) OR ii) Bachelor’s degree with a Diploma ( one year) in Library Science OR iii) Bachelor’s Degree with two years of working experience in a Library & Information Centre Rs. 5,000
B.Sc Nursing (Post Basic) B.Sc Nursing (Post Basic) 10+2 with three years Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with minimum of two years experience in the profession Rs. 45,000
BPP Bachelor Preparatory Programme No formal qualification. The candidate must be atleast 18 years of age Rs. 1,000
BSW Bachelor of Social Work 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU Rs. 12,000
Diploma Aquaculture 10+2 Senior secondary pass outs
Panchayat Level Administration & Development Rs. 3,000
Dairy Technology 10+2 Senior secondary pass outs (or) Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) from IGNOU Rs. 12,000
Early Childhood Care and Education 10+2 Senior secondary pass outs Rs. 2,000
Women’s Empowerment and Development 10+2 or its equivalent or non 10+2 candidates with three years working experience as development workers at any level Rs. 3,000
Creative Writing in English All applicants who are 10+2 pass will be admitted. Anyone without 10+2 but 20 years old and above will also be admitted Rs. 3,000
Fish Products Technology 10+2 Senior secondary pass outs (or) Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) from IGNOU Rs. 9,000
Nutrition and Health Education 10+2 Senior secondary pass outs Rs. 2,000
Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables 10+2 Senior secondary pass outs (or) Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) from IGNOU Rs. 12,000
Critical Care Nursing In-service Nursing professionals- GNM/BSc /MSc N Rs. 5,000
HIV and Family Education 10+2 Senior secondary pass outs Rs. 3,000
Management Graduation in any discipline with 50 % marks for general category and 45 % for reserved category with 3 years managerial/supervisory/professional experience Rs. 7,500
Meat Technology 10+2 Senior secondary pass outs (or) Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) from IGNOU Rs. 12,000
Nursing Administration Nurses with B.Sc or Post Basic Degree or GNM Diploma and Registered as RNRM with 2 years of working experience Rs. 9,000
Paralegal Practice 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU Rs. 7,000
Elementary Education The untrained permanent teachers should having passed 10+2 standard examination with 50% marks and above, teaching at primary and elementary level (standard I to VIII) in recognized schools. The teachers should have minimum two years teaching experience at the time of seeking admission Rs. 12,000
Value-added Products from Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds 10+2 Senior secondary pass outs (or) Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) from IGNOU Rs. 11,000
Tourism Studies Rs. 3,500
Urdu 10th pass (with Urdu as one of the subjects) or its equivalent or a Certificate in Urdu language from IGNOU Rs. 1,500
BPO Finance & Accounting 10+2 or its equivalent – with English as compulsory subject and 50% aggregate or bachelor’s degree and above Rs, 16,000
Watershed Management 10+2 Senior secondary pass outs (or) Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) from IGNOU Rs. 10,000

List of all the PG courses (including Diploma) with fees offered under IGNOU

Course Specialization Eligibility Criteria Course Fees
MA Economics Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, with or without a degree in education from a recognized University Rs. 12,000
Distance Education Rs. 3,700
Adult Education Rs. 12,000
English Rs. 5,000
Extension & Development Studies Rs. 9,000
Gandhi and Peace Studies Rs. 9,000
Gender and Development Studies Rs. 9,000
Women’s and Gender Studies Students having a Bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% aggregate Rs. 12,000
Hindi Graduation in any discipline Rs. 9,000
History Rs. 9,000
Philosophy Rs. 9,000
Political Science Rs. 9,000
Psychology Rs. 13,000
Public Administration Rs. 9,000
Rural Development Rs. 9,000
Sociology Rs. 9,000
Translation Studies Graduate in any discipline with adequate knowledge of Hindi and English Rs. 9,000
Anthropology Graduation in any discipline Rs. 14,000
M.Sc. Hospitality Administration B.Sc. Degree in Hospitality and Hotel Administration from NCHMCT and IGNOU or Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management and Catering Technology from AICTE approved Institutes Rs. 10,000
Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science Graduates from a recognised University/Institution with a Major, or Honours in Mathematics with at least fifty % marks in aggregate Rs. 22,000
Counselling and Family Therapy Bachelor’s degree with specialization in subjects like Human Development and Family Studies, Child Development, Human Development and Childhood Studies, Child Development and Family Relationships, Home Science, Psychology, Social Work, Medicine or other allied disciplines Rs. 28,000
Dietetics and Food Service Management B Sc Home Science with specialisation in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition or PG Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition or its equivalent
M.Com General Graduates in any discipline or equivalent from a recognised university Rs. 11,000
Finance & Taxation Rs. 7,000
Business Policy and Corporate Governance Graduates in any discipline or equivalent from a recognised university/ institute and passed in Company Secretaryship Executive Programme
Management Accounting & Financial Strategies Graduates in any discipline or equivalent from a recognised university/ institute and passed in ICWAI Intermediate Course
M.L.I.Sc. Library & Information Sc. Candidates who have BLIS Degree or its equivalent from any recognised university and similar institutions Rs. 9,000
MSW Social Work Graduation in any discipline Rs. 27,000
Social Work (Counselling) Rs. 15,000
MTTM Tourism & Travel Management Category 1: : BTS; BA (Tourism); B.Sc. Hospitality and Hotel Administration (BHM); Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management (approved by AICTE) and those students who have done their Graduation in any filed along with a Diploma in Tourism
Category 2: Bachelor’s Degree in any field
Rs.9,000 (Category 1) Rs. 11,000 (Category 2)
M.C.A. Computer Applications Any Bachelor’s degree of minimum three year duration from a recognized University and Mathematics as one of the subject at 10+2 level or graduation level Rs. 54,000
PG Diploma Urban Planning and Development Graduate from any discipline Rs. 2,800
Analytical Chemistry Science Graduates with Chemistry as one of the subjects Rs. 6,000
Audio Programme Production Graduate from any discipline Rs. 10,000
Book Publishing Bachelor’s Degree+Knowledge or English & Knowledge of Word Processing Rs. 7,500
Criminal Justice Graduates in law, criminology, social work and functionaries of Criminal Justice Administration Rs. 9,000
Disaster Management Bachelor’s degree in any discipline Rs. 5,000
Adult Education: Participatory Adult Learning, Documentation and Information Networking Rs. 6,000
Education Technology Rs. 5,500
Environment and Sustainable Development Rs. 5,500
Extension and Development Studies Rs. 4,500
Folklore and Culture Studies Rs. 2,200
Food Safety and Quality Management Graduation/ Post Graduation in Science with Chemistry/ Biochemistry or Microbiology as one of the subjects Rs. 12,000
Gandhi and Peace Studies Bachelor’s degree in any discipline Rs. 3,500
Women’s & Gender Studies Rs. 6,000
Geriatric Medicine MBBS Doctors after internship Rs. 23,000
HIV Medicine MBBS from any recognized University Rs. 50,000
Hospital and Health Management Medical/ Dental graduates from a Medical Dental Institute recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI) or the Dental Council of India, or Graduates in the Indian system of Medicine, Homeopathy, Nursing and Pharmacy, recognised by the respective Council along with three years of hospital experience OR
Graduates holding M.B.A. Degree or P.G. Diploma in Financial, Material or Personal Management, with five years of hospital experience
Rs. 11,000
Higher Education Teachers in an institution of higher learning or Post-Graduate degree holders in any subject or Professional Degree Rs. 2,500
Higher Education Management
Intellectual Property Rights Graduate in any discipline Rs. 8,500
Journalism and Mass Communication Graduation in any discipline and two-years experience in media/communication organisations in positions such as script writer, reporter, sub editor, photographer, technical Assistant, PRO etc. Rs. 3,500
Library Automation and Networking Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Science Rs. 15,000
International Business Operations Graduate in any discipline or equivalent qualification from a recognised university Rs. 9,000
Maternal and Child Health MBBS degree and should have completed compulsory internship before January 1st of the respective academic session Rs. 23,000
Counselling and Family Therapy Bachelor’s degree with specialization in subjects like Human Development and Family Studies, Child Development, Human Development and Childhood Studies, Child Development and Family Relationships, Home Science, Psychology, Social Work, Medicine or other allied disciplines Rs. 14,000
Pharmaceutical Sales Management B.Sc, B.Pharm, B.IMS, BAMS, BUMS, Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy etc and also to Non-Science Graduates with Diploma in pharmacy Rs. 7,000
Plantation Management Graduation in any discipline Rs. 5,500
Pre-Primary Education Rs. 8,000
Educational Management and Administration Rs. 5,500
Rural Development Rs. 2,000
School Leadership and Management Prospective and in-service school Head Teachers/Principals with Graduate degree from a recognised university or Post-Graduate teachers aspiring to be School Heads/Principals in near future Rs. 5,000
Social Work among the Tribals Graduation in any discipline Rs. 7,000
Applied Statistics Graduate in any discipline from any recognised University/Institution/Organisation with at least 50% marks in aggregate Rs. 6,000
Translation Graduate in any discipline with adequate knowledge of Hindi and English Rs. 3,000
Information Security Graduation in any discipline Rs. 9,000

IGNOU M.Phil, Ph.D Admission 2019

Course Specialization Eligibility Criteria Course Fee
M.Phil. (Regular) Commerce Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline, with minimum 55 % marks (50% marks for SC/ ST/ PH candidates) Rs. 10,500
Chemistry
Political Science
Geography
Sociology
Social Work
Distance Education
Translation Studies
Economics Only the candidates who have qualified UGC-NET with JRF in Economics are eligible.
Ph.D. (Regular) Chemistry M.Phil degree / Master’s degree in the relevant discipline Rs. 7,000
Commerce Rs. 21,000
Statistics
Food & Nutritional Sciences M.Phil Degree and a Masters Degree in Nutrition/Dietetics/Clinical Nutrition Rs. 14,000
Gender and Development Studies Master’s degree in Gender Studies or Gender & Development Studies with minimum 55% marks
Women’s Studies Master’s degree in Women’s Studies or Gender Studies with minimum 55% marks
Geography M.A./M.Sc. in Geography, Earth Systems Science and Relevant Discipline of Geospatial Technology Rs. 7,000
Hindi Master’s Degree and/or M.Phil. Degree in Hindi Language and Literature Rs. 14,000
History M.Phil degree / Master’s degree in History Rs. 14,000
Library & Information Science M.Phil Degree and a Postgraduate Degree in a relevant discipline Rs. 14,000
Management M.Phil Degree and a Postgraduate Degree in a relevant discipline Rs. 21,000
Nursing M.Phil degree / Master’s degree in the relevant discipline Rs. 14,000
Political Science Master’s Degree and/or M.Phil. Degree in Political Science or allied disciplines Rs. 14,000
Psychology M.Phil degree / Master’s degree in Psychology Rs. 14,000
Anthropology Master’s Degree and/or M.Phil. Degree in Anthropology or equivalent areas – Sociology, History, Forensic Science, Demography, Public Health
Public Administration M.Phil degree / Master’s degree in Public Administration Rs. 14,000
Environmental Studies M.Sc Environmental Science and allied sciences & technology degree
Social Work MSW / M.A. (Social Work) Rs. 14,000
Sociology M.Phil Degree and a Postgraduate Degree in a relevant discipline Rs. 14,000
Distance Education Master’s Degree and/or M.Phil. Degree in Distance Education/Education/Mass Communication and New MediaStudies
Master’s Degree in Distance Education/ MA Education/M.Ed / Masters in Mass Communication and new media study / any Masters Degree with B.Ed/M.Ed
Biochemistry UGC-NET(including JRF)/UGC/ CSIR-NET (including JRF)/SLET/GATE or should be a teacher fellowship UGC holder Rs. 14,000
Life Sciences M.Phil or an PG degree in a relevant area of the discipline with minimum 55% (50% marks for SC/ST/PH candidates) Rs. 14,000
Physics UGC-NET(including JRF)/UGC/ CSIR-NET (including JRF)/SLET/GATE or should be a teacher fellowship UGC holder Rs. 14,000
Geology Postgraduate in relevant area of discipline with minimum 55% in Geology / Applied Geology / Earth Science / Marine Geology / Hydrogeology with M.Phil or 5 years’ relevant research / teaching / professional experience Rs. 14,000
Translation Studies Master’s Degree and/or M.Phil. Degree in Translation Studies or in allied subjects Rs. 7,000

IGNOU Application Process 2019

For January 2019 session, the last date to submit applications for admission to various UG, PG, Diploma, Certificate in Korean Language and Culture, Certificate in Japanese Language, and Post Graduate Certificate in Acupuncture is December 31, 2018.

  1. The application form can be submitted online through the official IGNOU website
  2. The candidates are advised to download the prospectus and read the instructions carefully before filling up the form
  3. The candidates should remember their Username and Password for subsequent login
  4. Application fee can be paid by following methods
    • Credit Card (Master/Visa)
    • Debit Card (Master/Visa/Rupay)
    • Net Banking
    • ATM Card (PNB)

Steps for Online Registration:

Step 1: Before registration, all the first time applicants are advised to check the details including eligibility criteria, fee details, duration etc. for the desired programme from the “Online Admission System” portal available on the official IGNOU website

Step 2: Upon verifying the necessary details, candidates should click on the “Register Yourself” button which appears in the applicant login area and fill the required registration details.

  • UserName entered must be in between 8 to 16 characters.
  • Password entered must be alphanumeric and between 8 to 16 characters long.

Step 3: Upon filling the mandatory information, candidate should click the “SUBMIT” button. Candidate’s username will be instantly sent to the registered e-mail ID and SMS. Student must remember his/her Username and Password for subsequent login.

Note: Already registered/ existing users must click the “Login” button and enter their username along with the password to go any further.

Step 4: Upon registering through “Login” button, candidate will be required to enter personal details, programme details, qualification details, course details, and correspondence details.

  • If the candidate subjects are different than the subjects mentioned, candidate should click the “Others” check box
  • For candidates having qualification of graduation and above, he/she should select “9999” in the field of “Board Code”

Pre-requisites for filling up the application form online:

Before filling-up the form online, candidates must possess the following documents:

  • Scanned Photograph (less than 100 KB in size)
  • Scanned Signature (less than 100 KB in size)
  • Scanned copy of Age Proof
  • Scanned copy of relevant Educational Qualification (less than 400 KB in size)
  • Scanned Copy of Experience Certificate (if any) (less than 400 KB in size)
  • Scanned Copy of Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC (less than 400 KB in size)
  • Scanned Copy of BPL Certificate, if Below Poverty Line(less than 400 KB in size)

In order to complete the online registration, candidates can submit the fee by the following methods:

  • Credit Card (Master/Visa)
  • Debit Card (Master/Visa/Rupay)
  • Net Banking
  • ATM Card(PNB)

Upon successful payment, candidates will be able to print/save the payment confirmation slip.

Note: Candidates are suggested to scan documents from their originals. Once the candidate has uploaded the document, they can click the next button for the Form preview option and save/Print the application form for future reference.

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