What Is IGNOU Online/Distance Education? – Ultimate Guide
IGNOU University Online and Distance University

What Is IGNOU Online/Distance Education? – Ultimate Guide

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IGNOU has begun the registration process for the new admission cycle for the July 2022 session. The last date to apply online for this session is 22 September 2022. Click here! Students can apply for various bachelor’s, master’s, diploma, postgraduate diploma, and certificate courses (both program and honours courses).

What Is IGNOU Distance Education?

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) named after the former Prime Minister of India, Indra Gandhi. It starts with a budget of Rs 20 million and it is one of the largest open universities in the world, formed in the year 1985. IGNOU is offering 227 programs in 21 schools and 67 regional centers in India.

It has its main center in New Delhi and it is NCTE, AICTE approved. IGNOU distance education offers numerous UG, PG courses, and Diploma & Certificate courses like BA, BSW, BCA, MCA, M. COM, M. Sc, Event Management, Environmental Studies, Information Security, Performing Arts, Tourism Studies, etc.

Initially, it starts with two academic programs that are Diploma in Management and Diploma in Distance Education with only 4,528 students. Today it has a strength of about 810 faculty members, 574 academic staff, 33,212 academic counselors.

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The vision is to provide access to higher education to each corner of society and at a very affordable price. IGNOU has also enhanced the quality of education by offering high-quality, innovative, and requirement-based programs. Last chance to apply for IGNOU Distance MBA!

​What Are the Courses Offered In Distance Learning from IGNOU?

It breaks the barrier, and myths of distance learning, and Open University education. IGNOU is working on inculcating the skills through advanced technology and training with innovative ideas and technology and methodology by ensuring the level of each student. IGNOU has given remarkable results in providing higher education, community education, and a continual professional level. IGNOU is offering various UG, PG, Diploma and Certificate courses as an open university.

The benefit of enrolling in such courses through IGNOU is that it gives you much more time to complete the course in comparison with regular universities, at your own comfort. Also, IGNOU is NAAC A++, AICTE & NCTE approved which has a lot of weight-age while you go for a job.

IGNOU Courses at School of Agriculture (SOA)

PhD  in Dairy Science and Technology (PhD DR)PhD in Agriculture Extension (PHD AGE)PG Diploma In Plantation Management (PG DPM)
PG Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (PG DFSQM)PG Certificate in Agriculture Policy (PG CAP)Diploma in Dairy Technology (DDT)
Diploma in Value-added Products from Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds (DPVCPO)Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (DVAPFV)Diploma in Fish Products Technology (DFPT)
Diploma in Watershed Management (DWM)Diploma in Meat Technology (DMT)Certificate in Sericulture (CIS)
Certificate in Water Harvesting and Management (CWHM)Certificate in Poultry Farming (CPF)Certificate in Bee Keeping (CIB)
Certificate in Organic Farming (COF)Training Programme on Betel Vine for farmers (Two Weeks) (TPBV)Certificate in Integrated Pest Management Technology in Potato Cultivation (CIPMT)
Awareness Programme on Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (APVPFV)Awareness Programme on Dairy Farming (APDF)

IGNOU Courses at School of Computer and Information Sciences (SOCIS)

PhD Computer Science (PHD CS)Master of Computer Applications (MCA)Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
Certificate in Information Technology (CIT)

IGNOU Courses at School of Continuing Education (SOCE)

PhD in Rural Development (PHD RD)PhD in Food & Nutrition (PHD FN)MA (Rural Development) (MA(RD))
Master of Science in Counselling and Family Therapy (MSCCFT)Master of Science Degree in Dietetics and Food Service Management (M Sc(DFSM))PG Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy (PG DCFT)
PG Diploma in Rural Development (PG DRD)Diploma in Panchayat Level Administration & Development (DPLAD)Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (DECE)
Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE)Certificate in Nutrition and Childcare (CNCC)Certificate in Food and Nutrition (CFN)
Certificate Programme in Rural Development (CRD)

IGNOU Courses at School of Education (SOE)

PhD in Education (PHD EDU)MA (Distance Education) (MADE)MA  (Education) (MA (Edu))
Master of Education (MEd )MA  in Adult Education (MAAE)PG Diploma in Higher Education Management (PG DHEM)
PG Diploma in Adult Education (PG DAE)PG Diploma in School Leadership and Management (PG DSLM)PG Diploma in Higher Education (PG DHE)
PG Diploma in Education Technology (PG DET)PG  Diploma in Educational Management and Administration (PG DEMA)PG  Diploma in Pre-Primary Education (PG DPPED)
PG Certificate in Adult Education (PG CAE)PG Certificate in Information and Assistive Technologies for the Instructors of Visually Impaired (PG CIATIVI)Bachelor of Education (BEd)
Diploma in Elementary Education (DElEd)Certificate in Elementary Teacher Education (for Tripura State) (CETE)Certificate in Guidance (CIG)

IGNOU Courses at School of Engineering & Technology (SOET)

PhD in Mechanical Engineering (PHD MECE)PhD in Civil Engineering (PHD CENG)Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management (ACPDM)
Certificate in Energy Technology and Management (CETM)Certificate of Competency in Power Distribution (Technicians) (CCPD)Certificate in Motor Cycle Service and Repair (CMSR)
IGNOU Courses at School of Extension and Development Studies (SOEDS)
MA in Development Studies (MADVS)MA in Extension & Development Studies (MAEDS)PG Diploma in Urban Planning and Development (PG DUPDL)
PG Diploma in Extension and Development Studies (PG DEDS)PG Certificate in Extension and Development Studies (PG CEDS)Certificate Programme In Value Education (CPVE)

IGNOU Courses at School of Foreign Languages (SOFL)

PhD in Arabic (PhD (A))PhD in French (PhD(A))Diploma in Teaching German as a Foreign Language (DTG)
Certificate in Russian Language (CRUL)Certificate in Spanish Language & Culture (CSLC)Certificate in French Language (CFL)
Certificate in Arabic Language (CAL)

IGNOU Courses at School of Gender and Development Studies (SOGDS)

MA in Gender and Development Studies (MAGD)MA in Women’s and Gender Studies (MAWGS)PG  Diploma in Women’s & Gender Studies (PG DWGS)
Diploma in Women’s Empowerment and Development (DWED)

IGNOU Courses at School of Health Sciences (SOHS)

PhD in Nursing (PhD(N))Post-Doctoral Certificate in Dialysis Medicine (PDCDM)PG Diploma in HIV Medicine (PG DHIVM)
PG Diploma in Hospital and Health Management (PG DHHM)PG Diploma in Maternal and Child Health (PG DMCH )PG Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (PG DGM)
BSc Nursing (Post Basic) (BScN(PB))Diploma in Nursing Administration (DNA)Diploma in Critical Care Nursing (DCCN)
Certificate in Newborn & Infant Nursing (CNIN)Certificate in Maternal and Child Health Nursing (CMCHN)Certificate in Home Based Health Care (CHBHC)
Certificate in Health Care Waste Management (CHCWM)

IGNOU Courses at School of Humanities (SOH)

PhD in English (PhD in English)PhD in Hindi (PhD in Hindi)MA (English) (MEG)
MA (Hindi) (MHD)PG Diploma in Book Publishing (PG DBP)Diploma in Creative Writing in English (DCE)
Diploma in Urdu (DUL)Certificate in Teaching of English as a Second Language (CTE)Certificate in Urdu Language (CUL)
Certificate Programme in Functional English (Basic level) (CFE)

IGNOU Courses at School of Inter-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Studies (SOITS)

PhD in Inter-disciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies (PHDITS)MA (Philosophy) (MAPY)PG Diploma in Sustainability Science (PG DSS)
PG Diploma in Folklore and Culture Studies (PG DFCS)Appreciation Course on Population and Sustainable Development (ACPSD)
IGNOU Courses at School of Journalism and New Media Studies (SOJNMS)
PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication (PG JMC)PG Diploma in Audio Programme Production (PG DAPP)Certificate in Community Radio (CCR)

IGNOU Courses at School of Law (SOL)

PhD in Law (PHDLE)PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights (PG DIPR)PG Diploma in Criminal Justice (PG DCJ )
PG Certificate in Cyber Law (PG CCL)PG Certificate in Patent Practice (PG CPP)Diploma in Paralegal Practice (DIPP)
Certificate in Human Rights (CHR)Certificate in Consumer Protection (CCP)Certificate in International Humanitarian Law (CIHL )
Certificate in Anti Human Trafficking (CAHT )Certificate in Co-operation, Co-operative Law (CCLBL )

IGNOU Courses at School of Management Studies (SOMS)

PhD in Management (PHDMGMT)PhD in Commerce (PHDCOM)Master of Business Administration (MBA)
MBA (Banking & Finance) (MPB)Master of Commerce (MCom)Master of Commerce in Finance & Taxation (MCom (F&T))
Master of Commerce in Business Policy and Corporate Governance (MCom (BP & CG))Master of Commerce in Management Accounting & Financial Strategies (MCom (MA&FS))PG Diploma in International Business Operations (PG DIBO)
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)Bachelor of Commerce with Major in Accountancy and Finance (BCOMAF)BCom with Major in Corporate Affairs and Administration (BCom (CA&A))
BCom with Major in Financial and Cost Accounting (BCom(F&CA))BBA in Retailing (BBA(Retailing))Diploma in Management (DIM)
Certificate in NGO Management (CNM)Certificate in Business Skills (CBS)Master of Philosophy in Commerce (MPHILCOM)

IGNOU Courses at School of Performing and Visual Arts (SOPVA)

Certificate in Performing Arts – Bharatnatyam (CPABN)Certificate in Performing Arts – Hindustani Music (CPAHM)Certificate in Performing Arts – Karnatak Music (CPAKM)
Certificate In Performing Arts -Theatre Arts (CPATHA)Certificate in Visual Arts – Painting (CVAP)Certificate in Visual Arts – Applied Arts (CVAA)

IGNOU Courses at School of Sciences (SOS)

PhD in Statistics (PHDSTAT)PhD in Geography (PHDGG)PhD in Chemistry (PHDCHE)
MSc (Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science) (MACS)PG Diploma in Applied Statistics (PG DAST)PG Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (PG DAC)
PG Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development (PG DESD)PG Certificate in Geoinformatics (PG CGI)BSc (General)
Diploma in Aquaculture (DAQ)Certificate Programme in Laboratory Techniques (CPLT)Certificate Programme in Teaching of Primary School Mathematics (CTPM)
Appreciation Course on Environment (ACE)

IGNOU Courses at School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

PhD in Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies (MPhil/ PhD in Gandhian Studies) Integrated (DoPG PS)PhD in Psychology (PhD in Psychology)PhD in Public Administration (PhD in Public Admn)
PhD in History (PhD in History)PhD in Political Science (PhD in Political Sc)PhD in Economics (PHDEC)
PhD in Sociology (PhD in Sociology)PhD in Library & Information Science (PhD in Library & Information Sc)Masters in Anthropology (MAAN)
MA (Sociology) (MSO)MA in Psychology (MAPC)Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
MA  (Public Administration) (MPA)MA  in Gandhi and Peace Studies (MA(GPS))MA  (Political Science) (MPS)
MA (History) (MAH)MA (Economics) (MEC)PG Diploma in Gandhi and Peace Studies (PG DGPS)
PG Diploma in Mental Health (PG DMH)PG  Diploma in Disaster Management (PG DDM)PG Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PG DLAN)
PG Certificate in Gandhi and Peace Studies (PG CGPS)Bachelor of Arts (BA)Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP)
Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS)Certificate in Disaster Management (CDM)Certificate in Environmental Studies (CES)
MPhil in Economics (MPHILEC)Master of Philosophy in Sociology (MPHILSO)Master of Philosophy in Political Science (MPHILPS)
MPhil in Public Administration (MPHILPA)MPhil in Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies (MPHILGDS)

IGNOU Courses at School of Social Work (SOSW)

PhD in Social Work (PHDSW)Master of Social Work (Counselling) (MSWC)Master of Social Work (MSW)
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)Diploma in HIV and Family Education (DAFE)Certificate in Tribal Studies (CTRBS)
Certificate in HIV and Family Education (CAFE)Certificate in Social Work and Criminal Justice System (CSWCJS)Master of Philosophy in Social Work (MPHILSW)
IGNOU Courses at School of Tourism and Hospitality Service Management (SOTHSM)
PhD in Tourism and Hospitality (PhD in Tourism Studies)MSc (Hospitality Administration) (MHA)Master of Tourism & Travel Management (MTTM)
BA (Tourism Studies) (BTS)BSc (Hospitality and Hotel Administration) (BHM)Diploma in Tourism Studies (DTS)
Certificate in Tourism Studies (CTS)

IGNOU Courses at School of Translation Studies and Training (SOTST)

MA in Translation Studies (MATS)PG Diploma in Translation (PG DT)PG Certificate in Bangla-Hindi Translation (PG CBHT)
PG Certificate in Malayalam-Hindi Translation (PG CMHT)MPhil in Translation Studies (MPHILTT)

IGNOU Courses at School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET)

PhD in Vocational Education (PhD in Vocation Education)PG Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sales Management (PG DPSM)PG  Diploma in Information Security (PG DIS)
Advanced Certificate in Information Security (ACISE)Diploma in BPO Finance & Accounting (DBPOFA )Certificate in Communication and IT Skills (CCITSK)

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IGNOU Courses at School of Agriculture (SOA)

PhD  in Dairy Science and Technology (PhD DR)PhD in Agriculture Extension (PHD AGE)PG Diploma In Plantation Management (PG DPM)
PG Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (PG DFSQM)PG Certificate in Agriculture Policy (PG CAP)Diploma in Dairy Technology (DDT)
Diploma in Value-added Products from Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds (DPVCPO)Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (DVAPFV)Diploma in Fish Products Technology (DFPT)
Diploma in Watershed Management (DWM)Diploma in Meat Technology (DMT)Certificate in Sericulture (CIS)
Certificate in Water Harvesting and Management (CWHM)Certificate in Poultry Farming (CPF)Certificate in Bee Keeping (CIB)
Certificate in Organic Farming (COF)Training Programme on Betel Vine for farmers (Two Weeks) (TPBV)Certificate in Integrated Pest Management Technology in Potato Cultivation (CIPMT)
Awareness Programme on Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (APVPFV)Awareness Programme on Dairy Farming (APDF)

IGNOU Courses at School of Computer and Information Sciences (SOCIS)

PhD Computer Science (PHD CS)Master of Computer Applications (MCA)Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
Certificate in Information Technology (CIT)

IGNOU Courses at School of Continuing Education (SOCE)

PhD in Rural Development (PHD RD)PhD in Food & Nutrition (PHD FN)MA (Rural Development) (MA(RD))
Master of Science in Counselling and Family Therapy (MSCCFT)Master of Science Degree in Dietetics and Food Service Management (M Sc(DFSM))PG Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy (PG DCFT)
PG Diploma in Rural Development (PG DRD)Diploma in Panchayat Level Administration & Development (DPLAD)Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (DECE)
Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE)Certificate in Nutrition and Childcare (CNCC)Certificate in Food and Nutrition (CFN)
Certificate Programme in Rural Development (CRD)

IGNOU Courses at School of Education (SOE)

PhD in Education (PHD EDU)MA (Distance Education) (MADE)MA  (Education) (MA (Edu))
Master of Education (MEd )MA  in Adult Education (MAAE)PG Diploma in Higher Education Management (PG DHEM)
PG Diploma in Adult Education (PG DAE)PG Diploma in School Leadership and Management (PG DSLM)PG Diploma in Higher Education (PG DHE)
PG Diploma in Education Technology (PG DET)PG  Diploma in Educational Management and Administration (PG DEMA)PG  Diploma in Pre-Primary Education (PG DPPED)
PG Certificate in Adult Education (PG CAE)PG Certificate in Information and Assistive Technologies for the Instructors of Visually Impaired (PG CIATIVI)Bachelor of Education (BEd)
Diploma in Elementary Education (DElEd)Certificate in Elementary Teacher Education (for Tripura State) (CETE)Certificate in Guidance (CIG)

IGNOU Courses at School of Engineering & Technology (SOET)

PhD in Mechanical Engineering (PHD MECE)PhD in Civil Engineering (PHD CENG)Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management (ACPDM)
Certificate in Energy Technology and Management (CETM)Certificate of Competency in Power Distribution (Technicians) (CCPD)Certificate in Motor Cycle Service and Repair (CMSR)
IGNOU Courses at School of Extension and Development Studies (SOEDS)
MA in Development Studies (MADVS)MA in Extension & Development Studies (MAEDS)PG Diploma in Urban Planning and Development (PG DUPDL)
PG Diploma in Extension and Development Studies (PG DEDS)PG Certificate in Extension and Development Studies (PG CEDS)Certificate Programme In Value Education (CPVE)

IGNOU Courses at School of Foreign Languages (SOFL)

PhD in Arabic (PhD (A))PhD in French (PhD(A))Diploma in Teaching German as a Foreign Language (DTG)
Certificate in Russian Language (CRUL)Certificate in Spanish Language & Culture (CSLC)Certificate in French Language (CFL)
Certificate in Arabic Language (CAL)
IGNOU Courses at School of Gender and Development Studies (SOGDS)
MA in Gender and Development Studies (MAGD)MA in Women’s and Gender Studies (MAWGS)PG  Diploma in Women’s & Gender Studies (PG DWGS)
Diploma in Women’s Empowerment and Development (DWED)

IGNOU Courses at School of Health Sciences (SOHS)

PhD in Nursing (PhD(N))Post-Doctoral Certificate in Dialysis Medicine (PDCDM)PG Diploma in HIV Medicine (PG DHIVM)
PG Diploma in Hospital and Health Management (PG DHHM)PG Diploma in Maternal and Child Health (PG DMCH )PG Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (PG DGM)
BSc Nursing (Post Basic) (BScN(PB))Diploma in Nursing Administration (DNA)Diploma in Critical Care Nursing (DCCN)
Certificate in Newborn & Infant Nursing (CNIN)Certificate in Maternal and Child Health Nursing (CMCHN)Certificate in Home Based Health Care (CHBHC)
Certificate in Health Care Waste Management (CHCWM)

IGNOU Courses at School of Humanities (SOH)

PhD in English (PhD in English)PhD in Hindi (PhD in Hindi)MA (English) (MEG)
MA (Hindi) (MHD)PG Diploma in Book Publishing (PG DBP)Diploma in Creative Writing in English (DCE)
Diploma in Urdu (DUL)Certificate in Teaching of English as a Second Language (CTE)Certificate in Urdu Language (CUL)
Certificate Programme in Functional English (Basic level) (CFE)

IGNOU Courses at School of Inter-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Studies (SOITS)

PhD in Inter-disciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies (PHDITS)MA (Philosophy) (MAPY)PG Diploma in Sustainability Science (PG DSS)
PG Diploma in Folklore and Culture Studies (PG DFCS)Appreciation Course on Population and Sustainable Development (ACPSD)

IGNOU Courses at School of Journalism and New Media Studies (SOJNMS)

PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication (PG JMC)PG Diploma in Audio Programme Production (PG DAPP)Certificate in Community Radio (CCR)

IGNOU Courses at School of Law (SOL)

PhD in Law (PHDLE)PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights (PG DIPR)PG Diploma in Criminal Justice (PG DCJ )
PG Certificate in Cyber Law (PG CCL)PG Certificate in Patent Practice (PG CPP)Diploma in Paralegal Practice (DIPP)
Certificate in Human Rights (CHR)Certificate in Consumer Protection (CCP)Certificate in International Humanitarian Law (CIHL )
Certificate in Anti Human Trafficking (CAHT )Certificate in Co-operation, Co-operative Law (CCLBL )

IGNOU Courses at School of Management Studies (SOMS)

PhD in Management (PHDMGMT)PhD in Commerce (PHDCOM)Master of Business Administration (MBA)
MBA (Banking & Finance) (MPB)Master of Commerce (MCom)Master of Commerce in Finance & Taxation (MCom (F&T))
Master of Commerce in Business Policy and Corporate Governance (MCom (BP & CG))Master of Commerce in Management Accounting & Financial Strategies (MCom (MA&FS))PG Diploma in International Business Operations (PG DIBO)
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)Bachelor of Commerce with Major in Accountancy and Finance (BCOMAF)BCom with Major in Corporate Affairs and Administration (BCom (CA&A))
BCom with Major in Financial and Cost Accounting (BCom(F&CA))BBA in Retailing (BBA(Retailing))Diploma in Management (DIM)
Certificate in NGO Management (CNM)Certificate in Business Skills (CBS)Master of Philosophy in Commerce (MPHILCOM)

IGNOU Courses at School of Performing and Visual Arts (SOPVA)

Certificate in Performing Arts – Bharatnatyam (CPABN)Certificate in Performing Arts – Hindustani Music (CPAHM)Certificate in Performing Arts – Karnatak Music (CPAKM)
Certificate In Performing Arts -Theatre Arts (CPATHA)Certificate in Visual Arts – Painting (CVAP)Certificate in Visual Arts – Applied Arts (CVAA)

IGNOU Courses at School of Sciences (SOS)

PhD in Statistics (PHDSTAT)PhD in Geography (PHDGG)PhD in Chemistry (PHDCHE)
MSc (Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science) (MACS)PG Diploma in Applied Statistics (PG DAST)PG Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (PG DAC)
PG Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development (PG DESD)PG Certificate in Geoinformatics (PG CGI)BSc (General)
Diploma in Aquaculture (DAQ)Certificate Programme in Laboratory Techniques (CPLT)Certificate Programme in Teaching of Primary School Mathematics (CTPM)
Appreciation Course on Environment (ACE)

IGNOU Courses at School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

PhD in Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies (MPhil/ PhD in Gandhian Studies) Integrated (DoPG PS)PhD in Psychology (PhD in Psychology)PhD in Public Administration (PhD in Public Admn)
PhD in History (PhD in History)PhD in Political Science (PhD in Political Sc)PhD in Economics (PHDEC)
PhD in Sociology (PhD in Sociology)PhD in Library & Information Science (PhD in Library & Information Sc)Masters in Anthropology (MAAN)
MA (Sociology) (MSO)MA in Psychology (MAPC)Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
MA  (Public Administration) (MPA)MA  in Gandhi and Peace Studies (MA(GPS))MA  (Political Science) (MPS)
MA (History) (MAH)MA (Economics) (MEC)PG Diploma in Gandhi and Peace Studies (PG DGPS)
PG Diploma in Mental Health (PG DMH)PG  Diploma in Disaster Management (PG DDM)PG Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PG DLAN)
PG Certificate in Gandhi and Peace Studies (PG CGPS)Bachelor of Arts (BA)Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP)
Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS)Certificate in Disaster Management (CDM)Certificate in Environmental Studies (CES)
MPhil in Economics (MPHILEC)Master of Philosophy in Sociology (MPHILSO)Master of Philosophy in Political Science (MPHILPS)
MPhil in Public Administration (MPHILPA)MPhil in Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies (MPHILGDS)

IGNOU Courses at School of Social Work (SOSW)

PhD in Social Work (PHDSW)Master of Social Work (Counselling) (MSWC)Master of Social Work (MSW)
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)Diploma in HIV and Family Education (DAFE)Certificate in Tribal Studies (CTRBS)
Certificate in HIV and Family Education (CAFE)Certificate in Social Work and Criminal Justice System (CSWCJS)Master of Philosophy in Social Work (MPHILSW)

IGNOU Courses at School of Tourism and Hospitality Service Management (SOTHSM)

PhD in Tourism and Hospitality (PhD in Tourism Studies)MSc (Hospitality Administration) (MHA)Master of Tourism & Travel Management (MTTM)
BA (Tourism Studies) (BTS)BSc (Hospitality and Hotel Administration) (BHM)Diploma in Tourism Studies (DTS)
Certificate in Tourism Studies (CTS)

IGNOU Courses at School of Translation Studies and Training (SOTST)

MA in Translation Studies (MATS)PG Diploma in Translation (PG DT)PG Certificate in Bangla-Hindi Translation (PG CBHT)
PG Certificate in Malayalam-Hindi Translation (PG CMHT)MPhil in Translation Studies (MPHILTT)

IGNOU Courses at School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET)

PhD in Vocational Education (PhD in Vocation Education)PG Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sales Management (PG DPSM)PG  Diploma in Information Security (PG DIS)
Advanced Certificate in Information Security (ACISE)Diploma in BPO Finance & Accounting (DBPOFA )Certificate in Communication and IT Skills (CCITSK)

How Is IGNOU for Distance Learning?

​IGNOU also breaks all the myths and misconceptions of distance education as in the year 1970, the Ministry of Education and Social welfare organized a seminar on “ Open University” after which they decided to commence opening the university on a trial basis.

It has also been awarded several times of excellence by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada. It has also been awarded several times of excellence by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada.

The university has focused on specific learners groups like the National Centre for Disability Studies and National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education for their enrichment. Launch EduSat on 20th September 2004 and established the Inter-University Consortium.

  • IGNOU is NCTE and AICTE approved. National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) is an Indian government statutory body formed under the National Council for Teacher Education Act, founded in 1995. It actually looks into the quality of teaching in various institutions in the Indian education system. Wherein All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) looks into the quality of technical education on National-level.
  • IGNOU was established in the year 1985, named under the former Prime Minister of India, Indra Gandhi.
  • Indra Gandhi National Open University first started with the budget of 20 million which has been passed by Parliament of India ( IGNOU Act 1985)`
  • IGNOU is offering 227 programs in 21 schools and 67 regional centers in India and has become one of the largest open universities in the world.
  • IGNOU is offering various UG, PG, Diploma and Certificate courses as an open university. The benefit of enrolling such courses through IGNOU is that it gives much more time to complete the course in comparison with regular universities, at your own comfort. Also, IGNOU is AICTE& NCTE approved which has a lot of weight-age while you go for a job.

What Are the Fees Structure, Eligibility and Duration for IGNOU Distance Education Courses?

IGNOU distance education courses are popular among those students who do not want to attend regular classes or working professionals who want to get a promotion in their profession with the help of an IGNOU distance degree. Check the below table for fee structure, eligibility, and duration for IGNOU distance education courses.

CoursesFeeEligibilityCourse Duration
Ignou B.Ed Distance EducationRs 50,000* onlyGraduation with 50% marks2-4 years
Ignou MBA Distance EducationRs 37,800* onlyGraduation with 50% marks2-5 years
Ignou Distance MBA In Marketing ManagementRs 37,800* only
Graduation with 50% marks
​2-5 years
Ignou Distance MBA In Finance ManagementRs 37,800* only​Graduation with 50% marks​2-5 years
Ignou Distance MBA In HR Management​Rs 37,800* only​​Graduation with 50% marks​2-5 years
Ignou Distance MBA In Operations Management​Rs 37,800* only​Graduation with 50% marks​2-5 years
Ignou Part-Time MBA​Rs 37,800* only​Graduation with 50% marks​2-5 years
Ignou M. Ed Distance EducationRs 40,000* onlyB. Ed passed2-4 years
Ignou B. lib. I. Sc. Distance EducationRs 6,000* onlyGraduation with 50% marks3-6 years
Ignou MA Distance EducationRs 9,000* onlyPassed Graduation2-5 years
Ignou BCA Distance EducationRs 40,200* onlyPassed 10+23-6 years
Ignou M. Sc Distance EducationRs 33,600* onlyPassed Graduation2-5 years

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How to Apply for IGNOU Distance Education Courses

IGNOU is offering 227 programs in 21 schools and 67 Regional centers in India. The admission procedure of IGNOU varies from course to course. In some courses, the admission procedure starts in the month of January, some start in the month of April, May, June, or July.

All the admission process in the university is online-based where one just has to go through the website and click on the intimated course and start the registration process, After completing the registration process the candidate needs to fill the application form with the correct details.

It’s better to put all the documents besides you to ensure accuracy. If mistakenly you filled in the incorrect details then your admission will be terminated. Select the courses you want to enroll in and follow the procedure. Don’t forget to note down the intimated dates for admission and examination date.

IGNOU Distance Education Registration

​Open the official IGNOU University website and select the course of your choice, know to go with the registration process. In the Registration process, one needs to fill in general information like Name, birth, etc.

IGNOU Distance Education Application Process

​Open the official IGNOU University website and select the course of your choice, know to go with the registration process. In the Registration process, one needs to fill in general information like Name, birth, etc.

What Is the Scholarship Program at IGNOU Distance Education?

Scholarship programs are available at IGNOU Distance Education. Check the below point to qualify for the IGNOU distance education scholarship scheme.

  • The scholarship is based on overall merit.
  • The scholarship is available for Research Scholars ( JRF/Net/Ph. D).
  • Scholarships for defense personnel.
  • Scholarship for government funding agencies.
  • Scholarships for UG and PG courses.

How Is the Placement of IGNOU Distance Education?

The placement cell plays an integral role in inculcating both soft and hard skills within students to get selected in an interview. Placement cells work as a team on students’ communication skills and the ability to face an interview.

They conduct several seminars and workshops to train students in various aspects of getting a job. Conducting group discussions, extempore to overcome the fear of hesitation while facing an interview.

What Are the Job Opportunities After Doing UG, PG Courses from IGNOU Distance Education?

LecturerTeacherTraining ManagerRelationship Manager
Laboratory TechnicianInstructorFood and Drug InspectorMarketing Executive
Digital MarketerLawyerAssistant Manager ( Horticulture)Marketing Manager
Finance ManagerBusiness AnalystHuman Resource ManagerBiological Technician

Companies like the Education industry, Schools, Colleges, IBM, Deloitte, NIIT, INOX, Amazon,  Google, etc.

What Are the Pros and Cons of IGNOU Distance Education?

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has been established in the year 1985 and in a few years, it becomes the most famous open university in the world for offering various distance and online courses to students.

The university also offers various academic programs for providing an award of certificates, diplomas, and degrees to the aspirants.

The degree holders of IGNOU will also get enrolled in various jobs at top leading companies as the degrees provided by the university are valid and recognized by the University Grant Commission and Distance Education Bureau. Although, there are some pros and cons of IGNOU distance education.

Pros Of IGNOU Distance Education – There are lots of pros or you can say the advantages of IGNOU distance education. The first and foremost advantage is that there is flexible learning during the distance programs in which the students can learn anytime from anywhere. The second advantage is that the students can gain work experience while getting the degree.

When someone goes outside for work the many companies demand work experience and if you have that work experience no one can stop you from getting a job. Also during distance education, the students can pick up two or more courses.

For example, if you are enrolled in an undergraduate course and want to pursue any diploma course, you can pursue both simultaneously. It also saves your money and time as it slit the extra courses.

Cons Of IGNOU Distance Education –There are also some cons or disadvantages of IGNOU distance education. First of all, the value of distance education is less as compared to regular universities. Although there are many advantages of the distance course but the value of regular courses are always on the top. The second disadvantage is that there is a lack of practical knowledge.

Distance education has some more disadvantages like no or less networking, no classroom teaching, no good study materials, etc.

IGNOU Distance Education Campus

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) named after the former Prime Minister of India, Indra Gandhi. It starts with a budget of Rs 20 million and it is one of the largest open universities in the world, formed in the year 1985.

IGNOU is offering 227 programs in 21 schools and 67 regional centers in India. It has its main center in New Delhi and it is NCTE, AICTE approved. The headquarters of IGNOU is In New Delhi. The Central Government is running the IGNOU University.

IGNOU has been decentralized in five zones, north, south, east, west, and north-east. In the year 1970, the Ministry of Education and Social welfare organized a seminar on “ Open University” after which they decided to commence opening the university on a trial basis.

24*7 facility with freshly prepared hygienic food. Stocked with all the basic food amenities and the 4-time meal includes breakfast, lunch, evening snack, and supper. It also serves tea, coffee, and beverages.

IGNOU – FAQ on Open & Distance Learning

⭐Is IGNOU distance MBA good?

Yes, As the university is serving 227 courses across India and has been established on the name of Former Prime Minister, Indra Gandhi. MBA and all the programs through IGNOU are good.

⭐Does IGNOU offer distance learning?

In the year 1970, the Ministry of Education and Social welfare organized a seminar on “ Open University” which has been successfully established and provides best distance learning courses.

⭐How to apply for IGNOU distance education courses?

To apply for the courses through IGNOU, the student needs to apply on the official website of the university.

⭐What is IGNOU distance education?

Indra Gandhi National Open University distance education is the education online where one need not attend the classes outside and can stay home and complete the course.

⭐Is IGNOU only for distance learning?

IGNOU is an open university that offers only distance education online. which has been taken every week.

What is IGNOU OPENMAT?

IGNOU OPENMAT is the entrance examination for admission to the MBA program, carried out by Indira Gandhi National Open University. It is a measure of ability to evaluate the management capacity of the applicant. Currently, the same pattern is used for OPENMAT tests every year. You will have to complete a total of 200 multiple questions within 3 hours. The results of the exam will then be sent to your address via the IGNOU official website.

⭐How Many Schools Are there in IGNOU?

IGNOU distance education – 21 schools of study that have been divided as per various streams.

IGNOU Schools of Study

School of Agriculture (SOA)School of Computer and Information Sciences (SOCIS)
School of Continuing Education (SOCE)School of Education (SOE)
School of Engineering & Technology (SOET)School of Extension and Development Studies (SOEDS)
School of Foreign Languages (SOFL)School of Gender and Development Studies (SOGDS)
School of Health Sciences (SOHS)School of Humanities (SOH)
School of Inter-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Studies (SOITS)School of Journalism and New Media Studies (SOJNMS)
School of Law (SOL)School of Management Studies (SOMS)
School of Performing and Visual Arts (SOPVA)School of Sciences (SOS)
School of Social Sciences (SOSS)School of Social Work (SOSW)
School of Tourism and Hospitality Service Management (SOTHSM)School of Translation Studies and Training (SOTST)
School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET)
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