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Indira Gandhi National Open University Admission: Registration, Courses, Fee, Dates & Eligibility

IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) is India's world’s largest open university. It was established in 1985 with the act of parliament. The largest central university is named after the third prime minister of India, Smt. Indira Gandhi.

It is an open university (run by HRD) that offers quality higher education programs in both undergraduate(UG) and postgraduate(PG) programs. More than 200 courses are offered, including certificates, diplomas, degrees, and doctoral programs in 21 schools of studies and 67 regional centers.

IGNOU

More than three million students are getting educational benefits and access to quality learning-centric education using different technology and methodologies.

IGNOU: An Overview

Name IGNOU(Indira Gandhi National Open University)
Established 1985
Headquarters New Delhi
Course Type UG & PG
Courses offer Certificate, Diploma, Degree & Doctoral Program.
Number of Programs 228
School of Studies 21
Regional Centres 67
Learning Support Center 2667
Overseas Partner Institutions 29
Number of Faculties 810
Number of Academic Staff 574
Mode of Examination Both Online & Offline

Organisation Structure of IGNOU

Bachelor Degree Courses in IGNOU

Course Course Code Duration Fee
Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Studies BTS Minimum three years and Maximum six years Rs 12,600
Bachelor of Computer Applications BCA Three years Rs 40,200
Bachelor of Education BEd Two years Rs 55000
Bachelor of Library & Information Service BLIS One years Rs 7200
Bachelor of Business(BBA) Administration in Retailing and service management BBARL Six years Rs 7200
Post Basic Bachelor in Science Nursing BScNPB Three years Rs 36000
Bachelor of Performing Art- Hindustani Music(Honors) BAPFHMH Two years Rs 18,400
Bachelor of Social work BSW Three years Rs 16,200
Bachelor of Science Honors Biochemistry BSCBCH Minimum three years and maximum six years Rs 43,500
BSc Nursing(Post Basic) BSc(PB) Minimum three years and Maximum five years Rs 45000
Bachelor’s in Preparatory Program BPP Minimum six months and maximum two years Rs 1200
B.Com with Major in Corporate Affairs and Administration B.Com CA&A Minimum three years and Maximum Six Years Rs 8100
B.Com with Major in Financial & Cost Accounting B.Com F&CA Three Years Rs 8100
B.Com with Major in Accountancy & Finance B.Com A&F Minimum three years and Maximum Six Years Rs 8100

Bachelor of Degree Courses(CBCS) in IGNOU

Course Course Code Duration Fee
Bachelor of Arts BAG(CBCS) Three years Rs 9900
Bachelor of Commerce BCOM(CBCS) Three years Rs 9900
Bachelor of Science BSC(CBCS) Maximum six years Rs 12,600
Bachelor of social work BSWG(CBCS) Three years Rs 17,400
BA Honours in Hindi BAHDH(CBCS) Three years Rs 14400
BA Honours in Econoics BAECH(CBCS) Three years Rs 11400
BA Honours in English BAEGH(CBCS) Three years Rs 11,400
BA Honours in History BAHIH(CBCS) Three years Rs 11400
BA Honours in Political Science BAPSH(CBCSE) Three years Rs 11400
BA Honours in Sociology BASOH(CBCS) Three years Rs 11400
BA Honours in Psychology BAPCH(CBCS) Three years Rs 11400
BA Honours in Public Administration BAPAH(CBCS) Three years Rs 11400
BSc in Anthropology BCSANH(CBCSE) Three years Rs 18000
BSc in Biochemistry BSCBCH(CBCS) Three years Rs 43,500
BA in vocational studies and tourism managment BAVTM(CBCS) Three years Rs 12000

Master Degree Courses in IGNOU

Name of the Program Program Code Program Fee Duration
MA in Distance Education MADE Rs 11,000/- Two years
MA in Gender and Development Studies MAGD Rs 9600/- Two years
MA in Psychology MAPC Rs 18600/- Four years
MA in Translation Studies MATS Rs 9600/- Two years
MA in Social Work MSW Rs 36000/- Two years
Master of Social Work in Counselling MSWC Rs 36000/- Two years
MA in Economics MEC Rs 16,400/- Two years
MA in English MEG Rs 12,000/- Two years
MA in Hindi MHD Rs 12,600/- Two years
MA in History MAH Rs 12,600/- Two years
MA in Philosophy MAPY Rs 12,600/- Two years
MA in Political Science MPS Rs 12,600/- Two years
MA in Public Administration MPA Rs 12,600/- Two years
MA in Rural Development MARD Rs 11,000/- Two years
MA in Sociology MSO Rs 12,600/- Two years
MA in Adult Education MAAE Rs 12,800/- Two years
MA in Gandhi and Peace Studies MAGPS Rs 9,600/- Two years
MA in Education MAEdu Rs 18,400/- Two years
MA in Business Administration MBA Rs 42,000/- Two years
MA in Commerce MCom Rs 15,600/- Two years
MCom in Business Policy and Corporate Governance MCom BP & CG Rs 15,000/- Two years
MCom in Business Policy and Corporate Governance MCom BP & CG Rs 15,000/- Two years
MCom in Finance & Taxation MCom F&T Rs 15,000/-  
MCom in Management Accounting & Financial Strategies MCom MA & FS Rs 15,000/-  
Master of Computer Applications MCA (New) Rs 48,000/-  
Master of Library and Information Science MLIS Rs 10,800/-  
MSc in Dietetics and Food Service Management MScDFSM Rs 32,400/-  
MSce in Counseling and Family Therapy MScCFT Rs 33,600/-  
MA in Anthropology MAAN Rs 17,200/-  
MA in Development Studies MADVS Rs 11,400/-  
Master of Tourism & Travel Management MTTM Rs 12,600/-  
MA in Women’s and Gender Studies MAWGS Rs 13,000/-  
MA in Journalism and Mass Communication MAJMC Rs 25,000/-  
Master of Arts in Sanskrit MSK Rs 13,200/-  
Master of Science (Environmental Science) MSCENV Rs 15,000/-  
Master of Arts (Entrepreneurship) MAER Rs 15,700/-  
Master of Science (Information Security) MSCIS Rs 43,200/-  
Master of Arts (Folklore and Culture Studies) MAFCS Rs 5400/-  
Master of Arts (Drawing and Painting) MADP Rs 16,500/-  
Master of Arts (Urdu) MUD Rs 12,600/-  
Master of Arts (Jyotish) MAJY Rs 12,600/-  
Master of Science (Environmental Science) MSCENV Rs 7,500/-  

Diploma Courses in IGNOU

Course Course Code Fee Duration
Diploma in Aquaculture DAQ Rs 6,900/- One year
Diploma in BPO Finance & Accounting DBPOFA Rs 19,200/- One year
Diploma in Creative Writing in English DCE Rs 3,800/- One year
Diploma in Critical Care Nursing DCCN Rs 5,300/- One year
Diploma in Dairy Technology DDT Rs 15,200/- One year
Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education DECE Rs 3,000/- One year
Diploma in Fish Products Technology DFPT Rs 9,600/- One year
Diploma in HIV and Family Education DAFE Rs 1,500/- One year
Diploma in Meat Technology DMT Rs 12,700/- One year
Diploma in Meat Technology DMT Rs 12,700/- One year
Diploma in Nursing Administration DNA Rs 9,600/- One year
Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education DNHE Rs 3,000/- Minimum one year maximum four year
Diploma in Panchayat Level Administration & Development DPLAD Rs 3,600/- Minimum one year maximum four year
Diploma in Paralegal Practice DIPP Rs 7,400/- One year
Diploma in Teaching German as a Foreign Language DTG Rs 6,300/- One year
Diploma in Tourism Studies DTS Rs 4,500/- One year
Diploma in Urdu DUL Rs 1,600/- One year
Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables DVAPFV Rs 12,700/- One year
Diploma in Value-added Products from Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds DPVCPO Rs 11,700/- One year
Diploma in Watershed Management DWM Rs 10,600/- Minimum one year maximum four year
Diploma in Women’s Empowerment and Development DWED Rs 3,600/- One year
Diploma in Event Management DEVMT Rs 8,000/- One year
Diploma in Retailing DIR Rs 8,000/- One year
Diploma in Value Education DPVE Rs 4,000/- One year
Diploma in Theatre Arts DTH Rs 7,700/- One year
Diploma in Modern Office Practice DMOP Rs 6,000/- One year
Diploma in Horticulture DHORT Rs 3,800/- One year

Post-Graduate Diploma Courses in IGNOU

Course Course Code Fee Duration
PG Diploma in Translation PGDT Rs 4,000/- One year
PG Diploma in Counselling and Family Theraphy PGDCFT Rs 16,800/- One year
PG Diploma in Criminal Justice PGDCJ Rs 10,800/- One year
PG Diploma in Disaster Management PGDDM Rs 6,300/- Minimum one year and maximum four year
PG Diploma in Educational Management and Administration PGDEMA Rs 7,000/- One year
PG Diploma in Gandhi and Peace Studies PGDGPS Rs 3,700/- One year
PG Diploma in Higher Education PGDHE Rs 3,000/- One year
PG Diploma in Information Security PGDIS Rs 21600/- Three year
PG Diploma in International Business Operations PGDIBO Rs 8,200/- One year
PG Diploma in Pre Primary Education PGDPPED Rs 9,600/- One year
PG Diploma in Women’s & Gender Studies PGDWGS Rs 6,500/- One year
PG Diploma in Analytical Chemistry PGDAC Rs 9,600/- One year
PG Diploma in Audio Programme Production PGDAPP Rs 10,600/- One year
PG Diploma in Book Publishing PGDBP Rs 8,000/- One year
PG Diploma in Education Technology PGDET Rs 6,600/- Minimum one year and maximum two years
PG Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development PGDESD Rs 7,000/- One year and maximum four years
PG Diploma in Folklore and Culture Studies PGDFCS Rs 2,400/- One year and maximum four years
PG Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management PGDFSQM Rs 14,400/- Minimum two and maximum four years
PG Diploma in Geriatric Medicine PGDGM Rs 26,000/- One years
PG Diploma in HIV Medicine PGDHIVM Rs 60,000/- One years
PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights PGDIPR Rs 10,200/- One years
PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication PGJMC Rs 12,500/- One years
PG Diploma in Library Automation and Networking PGDLAN Rs 17,000/- One years
PG Diploma in Maternal and Child Health PGDMCH Rs 30,000/- One years
PG Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sales Management PGDPSM Rs 7,400/- One years
PG Diploma In Plantation Management PGDPM Rs 5,900/- One years
PG Diploma in Rural Development PGDRD Rs 2,400/- One years
PG Diploma in School Leadership and Management PGDSLM Rs 6,000/- One years
PG Diploma in Sustainability Science PGDSS Rs 6,200/- One years
PG Diploma in Mental Health PGDMH Rs 8,000/- One years
PG Diploma in Social Work Counselling PGDCOUN Rs 13,200/- Minimum one year and maximum four year
PG Diploma in Environmental and Occupational Health PGDEOH Rs 5,900/- One year
PG Diploma in Development Studies PGDDVS Rs 5,000/- One year
PG Diploma in Applied Statistics PGDAST Rs 7,600/- Three year
PG Diploma in Hospital and Health Management PGDHHM Rs 25,200/- One year
PG Diploma in Urban Planning and Development PGDUPDL Rs 6,000/-  
PG Diploma in Computer Applications PGDCA Rs 21,600/- One year
Post Graduate Diploma in Animal Welfare PGDAW Rs 5,400/- One year
Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Social Responsibility PGDCSR Rs 7,000/- One year
Post Graduate Diploma (Digital Media) PGDIDM Rs 5,000/- One year
Post Graduate Diploma (Development Communication) PGDDC Rs 5,000/- One year

Certificate Courses in IGNOU

Course Course Code Fee Duration
Appreciation Course on Environment ACE Rs 1,100/-  
Advanced Certificate in Information Security ACISE Rs 5,400/- Six months
Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management ACPDM Rs 1,000/- Minimum six months and maximum two years
Appreciation Course on Population and Sustainable Development ACPSD Rs 1,000/- Three months
Awareness Programme on Dairy Farming for Rural Farmers APDF Rs 1,100/- Two months
Awareness Programme on Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables APVPFV Rs 1,000/- Two months
Bachelor Preparatory Programme BPP Rs 1,200/- Six months
Certificate in HIV and Family Educatione CAFE Rs 1,100/- Six months
Certificate in Anti Human Trafficking CAHT Rs 1,300/- Six months
Certificate in Arabic Language CAL Rs 1,800/- Six months
Certificate in Business Skills CBS Rs 3,200/- Six months
Certificate in Community Health CCH Rs 15,000/- Six months
Certificate in Communication and IT Skills CCITSK Rs 5,700/- Six months
Certificate in Co-operation, Co-operative Law CCLBL Rs 7,400/- Six months
Certificate in Consumer Protection CCP Rs 1,800/- Six months
Certificate of Competency in Power Distribution CCPD Rs 3,200/- Minimum six months and maximum two years
Certificate in Community Radio CCR Rs 5,900/- Six months
Certificate in Disaster Management CDM Rs 2,600/- Six months
Certificate in Environmental Studies CES Rs 2,400/- Six months
Certificate in Energy Technology and Management CETM Rs 2,700/- Six months
Certificate in First Aid CFAID Rs 3,000/- Six months
Certificate in Fashion Design CFDE Rs 5,000/- Six months
Certificate Programme in Functional English CFE Rs 4,000/- Six months
Certificate in French Language CFL Rs 6,600/- Six months
Certificate in Food and Nutrition CFN Rs 1,400/- Six months
Certificate in Gender, Agriculture and Sustainable Development CGAS Rs 3,800/- Maximum two years
Certificate in Geriatric Care Assistance CGCA Rs 6,500/- Six months
Certificate in General Duty Assistance CGDA Rs 6,000/- Six months
Certificate in German Language CGL Rs 2,500/- Six months
Certificate in Home Based Health Care CHBHC Rs 2,400/- Six months
Certificate in Health Care Waste Management CHCWM Rs 2,700/- Six months
Certificate in Home Health Assistance CHHA Rs 6,000/- Six months
Certificate in Human Rights CHR Rs 2,600/- Six months
Certificate in Bee Keeping CIB Rs 1,400/- Six months
Certificate in Guidance CIG Rs 2,000/- Six months
Certificate in International Humanitarian Law CIHL Rs 2,400/- Six months
Certificate in Sericulture CIS Rs 4,200/- Two years
Certificate in Information Technology CIT Rs 6,000/- Six months
Certificate Programme in Japanese Language CJL Rs 5,500/- One year
Certificate in Korean Language & Culture CKLC Rs 2,500/- Six months
Certificate in Library and Information Science CLIS Rs 3,000/- Six months
Certificate Programme on Life and Thought of B.R. Ambedkar CLTA Rs 800/- Six months
Certificate Program in Mobile Application Development CMAD Rs 5,000/- Six months
Certificate in Maternal and Child Health Nursing CMCHN Rs 5,900/- Six months
Certificate in Nutrition and Childcare CNCC Rs 2,000/- Six months
Certificate in Newborn & Infant Nursing CNIN Rs 5,900/- Six months
Certificate in NGO Management CNM Rs 1,800/- Seven days
Certificate in Organic Farming COF Rs 4,800/- Six months
Certificate in Performing Arts - Bharatnatyam CPABN Rs 3,600/- Six months
Certificate in Performing Arts - Hindustani Music CPAHM Rs 3,600/- Three years
Certificate in Performing Arts - Karnatak Music CPAKM Rs 3,600/- Six months
Certificate in Performing Arts - Theatre Arts CPATHA Rs 3,600/- One year
Certificate in Persian Language CPEL Rs 1,600/- Six months
Certificate in Poultry Farming CPF Rs 3,600/- Two years
Certificate in Phlebotomy Assistance CPHA Rs 7,500/- Six months
Certificate Programme in Laboratory Techniques CPLT Rs 4,200/- Six months
Certificate in Peace Studies and Conflict Management CPSCM Rs 3,500/- Six months
Certificate Programme In Value Education CPVE Rs 1,800/- Six months
Certificate Program in Yoga CPY Rs 5,000/- Six months
Certificate Programme in Rural Development CRD Rs 1,800/- One year
Certificate in Russian Language CRUL Rs 2,500/- Six months
Certificate in Spanish Language & Culture CSLC Rs 4,500/- Six months
Certificate in Social Work and Criminal Justice System CSWCJS Rs 1,300/- Six months
Certificate in Solid Waste Management CSWM Rs 3,600/- Two years
Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language CTE Rs 2,400/- Six years
Certificate Programme Teaching of Primary School Mathematics CTPM Rs 1,800/- Minimum six months and maximum two years
Certificate in Tribal Studies CTRBS Rs 900/- Six Months
Certificate in Tourism Studies CTS Rs 2,000/- One years
Certificate in Urdu Language CUL Rs 1,200/- Six months
Certificate in Visual Arts - Applied Arts CVAA Rs 3,600/- Six months
Certificate in Visual Arts - Painting CVAP Rs 3,600/- Six months
Certificate in Water Harvesting and Management CWHM Rs 2,400/- Six months
Awareness Programme on Goods and Services Tax GST Rs 3,500/- Two months

Post-Graduate Certificate Courses in IGNOU

Course Course Code Fee Duration
PG Certificate in Geo Informatics PGCGI Rs 6,000/- Six months
PG Certificate in Cyber Law PGCCL Rs 3,800/- Six months
PG Certificate in Gandhi and Peace Studies PGCGPS Rs 2,200/- Six months
PG Certificate in Adult Education PGCAE Rs 3,200/- Two years
PG Certificate in Agriculture Policy PGCAP Rs 3,600/- Six months
PG Certificate in Bangla-Hindi Translation PGCBHT Rs 1,600/- Six months
PG Certificate in Malayalam-Hindi Translation PGCMHT Rs 1,600/- Six months
PG Certificate in Patent Practice PGCPP Rs 8,500/- Six months
PG Certificate in Climate Change PGCCC Rs 3,800/- Minimum six months and full two years
PG Certificate in Information and Assistive Technology for Instructors of Visually Impaired PGCIATIVI Rs 5,400/- Minimum six months and full two years
PG Certificate in Medical Management of CBRNE Disasters PGCMDM Rs 5,500/- Six months
Post Graduate Certificate in Industrial Safety PGCINDS Rs 6,000/- Six months
Post Graduate Certificate in Inventory Planning and Warehousing for Engineers PGCIPWS Rs 15,000/- Six months

Eligibility Criteria for IGNOU

Eligibility Criteria for UG program

Course Eligibility
B.Sc. 10+2 with scientific subjects or an equivalent qualification.
BA Candidates must have a 10+2 diploma or

equivalent from a recognized board.

B.Com. Candidates with a 10+2 from a recognized board or who

have completed the University's Bachelors Preparatory

Programme (BPP) are also eligible for admission

BBA Candidates must have a 10+2 diploma

or equivalent from a recognized board.

BCA Candidates must have a 10+2 or

comparable qualification from a recognized board

BSW (Bachelor of Social Work). Candidates must have a 10+2 diploma

or equivalent from a recognized board.

Eligibility Criteria for PG program

Course Eligibility
M.Sc. A bachelor's degree in the relevant discipline

from a reputable university is required.

MA Candidates must have a bachelor's

degree or equivalent from a recognized university.

M.Com A bachelor's degree or equivalent

from a recognized university is required.

MSW (Master in social work) A bachelor's degree or equivalent

from a recognized university is required.

MTTM (Master in Tourism and Travel Management) Candidates must fit into one of the following categories:

1st Classification: BTS; BA (Tourism); B.Sc. Hospitality and Hotel

Administration (BHM); Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management

(AICTE-approved) and students who have completed their

Graduation in any discipline with a Diploma in

Tourism 2nd Classification: Bachelor’s degree in any field.

MCA Bachelor's degree of the duration of three years from

any recognized university, with Mathematics

as one of the subjects at the 10+2 or graduate level.

Eligibility Criteria for Diploma Programs

  1. The candidate must have passed class 12 or its equivalent.
  2. For specific subjects(Hindi, Urdu, etc.), a subject in class 12 or certification in a particular topic is necessary.

Eligibility Criteria for Certificate Programs

  1. The candidate should have passed class 12 from any stream.
  2. No need to go through formal qualifications.
  3. For some courses, class 10 candidates are also eligible.

How to Apply for IGNOU

Check the step-by-step application procedure to know the registration process of IGNOU.

  • Open the official website of IGNOU http://www.ignou.ac.in/

IGNOU Official website

  • Click on the “fresh admission” button.

IGNOU Admission Process

  • Now tap on the “click here for New registration button”

IGNOU Registration Process

  • Fill in the required details.

IGNOU Detail Requiered

  • Login account by using the log-in credentials.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Q1. What is IGNOU?

Ans. Indira Gandhi National Open University(IGNOU) is the largest open university located in delhi that offers various UG & PG courses for students.

Q2. Is IGNOU a government university?

Ans. Yes, IGNOU is a government university. It was established in 1985 by an act of parliament.

Q3. Is there any entrance exam for IGNOU?

Ans. Yes, for different courses, there are different level entrance examinations conduct every year to get an admission into IGNOU.

Q4. Is the IGNOU degree valuable?

Ans. Yes. IGNOU degree value has the potential value to make you rich with quality education and a bright future.

Q5. What is the last date to apply for IGNOU for 2022?

Ans. The last date for batch 2022 registration is 31 July 2022.

 

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