Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has extended its last date of admissions 2023. The admission procedure of IGNOU is both online and offline. Students can take admission either by visiting the website of the university or can directly take admission from the regional centre of IGNOU.
IGNOU July 2023 Session: Registration started; Check out the steps to apply and more. The last date to apply online for this session is 30th September 2023. Click here! Students can apply for various bachelor’s, master’s, diploma, postgraduate diploma, and certificate courses (both program and honours courses).
Follow the following steps to take admission successfully:
IGNOU Online Admission Process
Step 1: Visit the official website of IGNOU to fill out the application form.
Step 2: Click on the “Register Online” option and then choose the “Fresh admission” option from the drop-down.
Step3: Then fill in all the details in the student registration form.
Step 4: After completing the above process, students need to upload all the necessary documents for the verification process.
Step 5: Then, proceed to submit the academic fees online with the help of any digital payment option(Credit/debit card, net banking, Paytm, Google Pay, etc.) available on the portal.
Step 6: In the end, students will receive a confirmation mail after the verification of documents by the concerned regional center of IGNOU which generally takes 2 months.
Documents Required for the Application Process 2023
- Scanned copy of your recent photograph
- Scanned copy of the signature
- Scanned copy of relevant educational qualifications
- Scanned copy of Age proof
- Scanned copy of experience letter (if any)
- Scanned copy of category certificate (if you are from reserved category)
- Scanned copy of BPL certificate (if any)
IGNOU Offline Admission Process
- Visit the official site of IGNOU
- Download the application form from the prospectus
- Fill in all the details in the printed application form
- Submit the application form along with the documents to your regional center
- In the end, the regional center will send the confirmation mail after the verification process
Note: There are very few regional centers that are accepting the offline application form.
Important dates of IGNOU Admission 2023
IGNOU online admission start date
|3rd February 2021|
|IGNOU online admission last date||15th April 2021|
|Last date with late fees||No provision now|
|IGNOU online course commencement date||May-June 2021|
|IGNOU online course exam date||To be announced later|
What Are the Benefits of Doing Distance & Online Program from IGNOU?
IGNOU is India’s famous distance university which was established when the concept of distance education emerged in India. The university is sabotaging all the stereotypes of distance education by providing excellence in its work.
The university was established under the Indira Gandhi National Open University Act in 1985 and has been recognized by the University Grants Commission-Distance Education Bureau (UGC-DEB). Read: PCM Career Options!
Apart from this, the university has gained NAAC accreditation from A++ Grade. There are some major benefits that you will get after being an IGNOU student:
- Valuable degrees: it is an undeniable fact that IGNOU provides recognized and valuable degrees to its students. The university has gained approval from UGC-DEB and hence all its distance degrees have value and can help you in getting high-profile jobs ahead.
- Printed study material: IGNOU delivers its study material in the printed form at the doorstep of students. The university offers both online and offline options in providing SLMs and it is up to the students which mode they prefer. Students need to choose the option of printed study material while completing the application process and need to pay some extra charges for the same.
- Online teaching platforms: IGNOU has its mobile application where you can get the curriculum of any program and it also offers the classes on Swayam.
- IGNOU Placement Assistance: IGNOU has its placement cell which organizes activities like placement drives, job fairs, and other employment-related events.
What is the Eligibility & Fee Structure for IGNOU Distance & Online Courses?
Admission to any program of IGNOU is on a meritorious basis and students need to comply with the selection or eligibility criteria of the programs of IGNOU. Students generally have to complete their bachelor’s degree to get selected in the Master’s program and 10 + 2 to get selected in the bachelor’s program.
- MBA for Ignou: Graduation score plus OPENMAT score will be taken into consideration.
- BA/B.Com/B.Sc/BCA/BSW/BBA: Score obtained in 10 + 2 or equivalent.
- BBA in service Management: Admission based on entrance and interview.
- PG Diploma: Admission based on the score obtained in graduation.
- M.Com/M.Sc/MA: Admission based on the graduation score.
IGNOU MBA Admissions 2023
IGNOU offers you plenty of options under the school of management studies and students get the option of both MBA and PG Diploma programs in different disciplines.
IGNOU offers one general MBA program and the other MBA with specialization in Banking and Finance. Apart from MBA, students get the option of PG Diploma programs in different specializations. All the IGNOU PG Diploma specializations are:-
- PG Diploma in Human Resource Management
- PG Diploma in Financial Management
- PG Diploma in Operations Management
- PG Diploma in Marketing Management
- PG Diploma in Financial Markets Practice
2. Banking & Finance
|1. Graduation in any discipline with at least 50% marks & the candidate should be a member of the Indian Institute of Bankers (for MBA banking and finance)
2. OPENMAT score
|Minimum 2 years & Maximum 4 years||INR 37,800|
Read: Ignou MBA Admission Process!
IGNOU PG Diploma Admission 2023
IGNOU offers various specializations in Post-Graduate Diplomas to students who have completed their graduation from a recognized university.
|PG Diploma||Computer Application||Graduation with Mathematics as one of the subjects in graduation or class 12th||INR 21600|
|Sustainability Science||Graduation from any Discipline||INR.7,000|
|Environmental and Occupational Health||12th from Science Stream and Graduation in any stream||INR. 6,600|
|Hotel Operation||Graduate from any discipline||INR. 9,000|
|Social Work Counselling||Post Graduation from any discipline||INR. 13,200|
|Urban Planning and Development||Graduate from any discipline||INR. 2,800|
|Analytical Chemistry||Science Graduates with Chemistry as one of the subjects||INR. 6,000|
|Audio Programme Production||Graduate from any discipline||INR. 12,000|
|Book Publishing||Bachelor’s Degree+Knowledge or English & Knowledge of Word Processing||INR. 7,500|
|Criminal Justice||Graduates in law, criminology, social work, and functionaries of Criminal Justice Administration||INR. 9,000|
|Disaster Management||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline||INR. 5,000|
|Adult Education: Participatory Adult Learning, Documentation and Information Networking||INR. 6,000|
|Education Technology||INR. 5,500|
|Environment and Sustainable Development||INR. 5,500|
|Extension and Development Studies||INR. 4,500|
|Folklore and Culture Studies||INR. 2,200|
|Food Safety and Quality Management||Graduation/ Post Graduation in Science with Chemistry/ Biochemistry or Microbiology as one of the subjects||INR. 12,000|
|Gandhi and Peace Studies||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline||INR. 3,500|
|Women’s & Gender Studies||INR. 6,000|
|Geriatric Medicine||MBBS Doctors after the internship||INR. 23,000|
|HIV Medicine||MBBS from any recognized University||INR. 50,000|
|Hospital and Health Management||Medical/ Dental graduates from a Medical Dental Institute recognized 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, recognized 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 Personnel Management, with five years of hospital experience||INR. 11,000|
|Higher Education||Teachers in an institution of higher learning or Post-Graduate degree holders in any subject or Professional Degree||INR. 2,500|
|Higher Education Management||INR 6600|
|Intellectual Property Rights||Graduate in any discipline||INR. 8,500|
|Journalism and Mass Communication||Graduation in any discipline and two years experience in media/communication organizations in positions such as scriptwriter, reporter, sub-editor, photographer, technical Assistant, PRO, etc.||INR. 12,500|
|Library Automation and Networking||Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Science||INR. 15,000|
|International Business Operations||Graduate in any discipline or equivalent qualification from a recognized university||INR. 9,000|
|Maternal and Child Health||MBBS degree and should have completed compulsory internship before January 1st of the respective academic session||INR. 23,000|
|Counselling and Family Therapy||Bachelor’s degree with a 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||INR. 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||INR. 7,000|
|Plantation Management||Graduation in any discipline||INR. 5,500|
|Pre-Primary Education||INR. 8,000|
|Educational Management and Administration||INR. 5,500|
|Rural Development||INR. 2,000|
|School Leadership and Management||Prospective and in-service school Head Teachers/Principals with Graduate degree from a recognized university or Post-Graduate teachers aspiring to be School Heads/Principals in the near future||INR. 5,000|
|Social Work among the Tribals||Graduation in any discipline||INR. 7,000|
|Applied Statistics||Graduate in any discipline from any recognized University/Institution/Organisation with at least 50% marks in aggregate||INR. 6,000|
|Translation||Graduate in any discipline with adequate knowledge of Hindi and English||INR. 3,000|
|Information Security||Graduation in any discipline||INR. 9,000|
|Animal Welfare||Graduates willing to pursue Animal Welfare as a profession/animal lovers / Those associated with NGOs||INR. 5,400|
IGNOU BCA and MCA Admission 2023
Both BCA and MCA programs fall under the category of Information Technology or these programs are offered under the school of Computer and Information Sciences. Students who are willing to build their careers in the IT domain should go for options like BCA and MCA.
Fees (in INR)
|B.C.A||Computer Applications||10+2 or it is equivalent||INR. 30,000|
|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||INR. 54,000|
IGNOU MA, M.Sc, and M.Com Admission 2023
Distance MA, M.Sc, and M.Com are 2-year PG programs offered by IGNOU to students with bachelor’s degrees. Both MA and M.Sc come with different specializations so that students can gain the in-depth knowledge of particular subjects.
|MA||Economics||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, with or without a degree in education from a recognized University||INR. 12,000|
|Rural Development||INR 10,800|
|Distance Education||INR. 10,800|
|Adult Education||INR. 14,400|
|Extension and Development Studies||INR 9,000|
|Development Studies||INR. 10,800|
|Gandhi and Peace Studies||INR. 9,000|
|Gender and Development Studies||INR. 10,800|
|Women and Gender Studies||Students having a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate||INR. 14,400|
|Hindi||Graduation in any discipline||INR. 12,000|
|Political Science||INR. 12,000|
|Public Administration||INR. 9,000|
|Rural Development||INR. 9,000|
|Translation Studies||Graduate in any discipline with adequate knowledge of Hindi and English||INR.10,800|
|Anthropology||Graduation in any discipline||INR. 16,800|
|Journalism & Mass Communication||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline||INR 25,000|
|M.Sc.||Food Nutrition||B.Sc. (Home Science) specialization in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition or PG Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition or Graduate (B.Sc.) or equivalent (MBBS, BHHS etc) from the following background – Home Science/ Food Science and Technology, Life Science, Microbiology Medical, Pharmaceutical, Catering along with the DNHE or CNCC or CFN offered by IGNOU||INR. 32,400|
|Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science||Graduates from a recognized University/Institution with a Major, or Honours in Mathematics with at least fifty % marks in aggregate||INR. 26,400|
|Hospitality Administration||B.Sc in Hotel Management or Hospitality Administration or 3 year Diploma from NCHMCT||INR 10,000|
|Counselling and Family Therapy||Bachelor’s degree with a 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||INR. 33,600|
|M.Com||General||Graduates in any discipline or equivalent from a recognized university||INR. 11,000|
|Business Policy and Corporate Governance||Graduates in any discipline or equivalence from a recognized university/ institute; and Passed in Company Secretaryship Executive Programme||INR. 7,000|
|Finance and Taxation||Any graduate or CA Students in Final Year||INR. 7,000|
IGNOU BA, B.Sc, and B.Com Admission 2023
IGNOU offers BA, B.Sc, and B.Com programs to students who have completed their intermediate level of education or 10 + 2 from a recognized board.
Students can pursue BA and B.Sc in whichever specialization they like because IGNOU offers these courses with specializations in different subjects.
10+2 or it’s equivalent
|Economics (Hons.)||INR 9,600|
|Tourism Management||INR. 12000/-|
|B.Com||General||A person with 10+2 qualifications is eligible for admission. Non 10+2 candidates who have completed the Bachelors Preparatory Programme (BPP) of the University are also eligible for admission.||INR 8100|
|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||INR. 6,000/-|
|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||10+2 or its equivalent||INR. 27,000/-|
|BBA Service Management||10+2 or its equivalent; also candidate must be 18 years of age as of 1st January||INR 20000/-|
|Botany||10+2 with science subjects or its equivalent qualification||INR. 13,500/-|
|Hospitality and Hotel Administration||10+2 or it is equivalent||INR 1,27000 (Per Year)|
IGNOU B.Ed and M.Ed Admission 2023
Both distance B.Ed and M.Ed programs come under the category of Education and the session in these programs depends on the entrance test. Students who are willing to build their careers in teaching in both private and government institutes.
|Specialization||Eligibility Criteria||Selection Criteria||
|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||
|M.Ed.||Education||B.Ed.(55% marks) with 2 years teaching/professional experience in a Government/ Government recognized school/NCTE recognized teacher education/research institution in education||INR. 40,000/-|
IGNOU Ph.D. and M.Phil Admission 2023
The university also offers research-based programs like Ph.D. and M.Phil. These programs help students in gaming scholarly knowledge in different subjects. All those who are planning to take admission in any of the Ph.D. and M.Phil programs need to clarify the entrance exam.
In case, students who already have an M.Phil degree and cleared NET(National Eligibility Test conducted by UGC) and are willing to take admission in Ph.D. then they need not give any entrance exam.
|Ph.D. in Geology||Post-graduation in Geology or Geological Science or Applied Geology or Geo-Exploration or Mineral Exploration or Engineering Geology or Marine Geology or Earth Science and Resource Management or Petroleum Geosciences or Petroleum Exploration or Geochemistry or Geophysics or Hydrogeology or Geomatics or Geo-informatics or Remote Sensing and GIS from any recognized university||20|
|Ph.D. in French||MA in French||02|
|Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication||Master Degree or M.Phil. Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication.||15|
|Ph.D. in Statistics||Post-Graduation in Statistics/ Applied Statistics with a minimum 55% from any recognized university.||08|
|Ph.D. in Geography||M.A./ M.Sc. in Geography, Earth Systems Science and Relevant Discipline of Geospatial Technology.||16|
|Ph.D. in Gender and Development Studies||Master’s degree in Gender Studies or Gender and Development Studies with 55% marks or Master’s degree in other streams with one or two courses in the area of Gender Studies or Gender and Development Studies or with demonstrable evidence of teaching or research and publications in the area of Gender Studies or Gender and Development Studies.||06|
|Ph.D. in Women’s studies||Master’s degree in Women’s Studies or Gender Studies with minimum 55% marks. OR Master’s degree in other streams with one or two courses in the area of Women’s/ Gender Studies and with demonstrable evidence of teaching and / or research and publications in the area of Women’s /Gender Studies||07|
|Ph.D. in Biochemistry||Master’s Degree or any other equal qualification from a recognized university.||09|
|Ph.D. in Fine Arts||M. Phil in a relevant field with minimum 55% marks from any recognized university or Institution. OR Master’s Degree in Fine Arts/ Visual Arts/ Drg. and Ptg. / Design with at least 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ ST).||04|
|Ph.D. in Theatre arts||M. Phil in a relevant field with at least 55% marks. OR M. P. A. in Theatre Arts with minimum 55% marks||01|
|Ph.D. in Physics||M.Phil. in Physics with course work and UGC-NET (including JRF) / UGC/ CSIR-NET (including JRF) / SLET/ GATE or should be a teacher fellowship holder.||02|
|Ph.D. in Chemistry||Master’s Degree or M Phil Degree in Chemistry.||05|
|M.Phil. in Geography||M.A./M.Sc. in Geography, Earth Systems Science and Relevant Discipline of Geospatial Technology||10|
|M.Phil. in Chemistry||Master’s Degree and /or M Phil Degree in Chemistry||06|
IGNOU Distance & Online Courses Common Prospectus 2023
IGNOU has uploaded common prospectus 2021 on its official website for the reference of students. There is one different management prospectus as well that provides all the nitty-gritty of the programs under the school of management studies.
Furthermore, students can get the information related to the university in the prospectus, for instance, the university’s achievements, faculty, approvals and recognition, and so and so forth. Also, the important information like IGNOU e-content app, online portals for research, and more. Download Prospectus!
Placement After IGNOU Distance & Online Degree
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has its own Campus Placement Cell which was established in the year 2005. The placement cell was established in the pursuit of making distance education worthy enough to get a high-profile job. The placement cell of the university provides placement assistance to each and every individual who needs it.
Likewise, the placement cell of IGNOU organizes events like placement drives, job fairs in regional centers which help in developing employable skills amongst students. Famous distance universities like IGNOU and NMIMS help students in gaining both theoretical and practical skills. Read: Highest Paying Jobs In World!