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One of the leading Distance University in India



Founded in 1985, Indira Gandhi National Open University has risen to the mark of the largest university in the world in terms of enrollment. The university is regarded as the leader in distance education and was conferred with excellence awards by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada. It has a broad network of 69 regional centres and a strong international presence with 25 overseas study centres. IGNOU is the widely chosen government university for its distance and online learning programmes. Pursuing degrees from a central government institution adds higher credibility to a student’s profile. Under the online and distance learning centres, the university offers courses from diploma to PhD level.


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CoursesFee Range
Distance MA ₹ 10800-₹ 25600
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Distance MSc ₹ 15600-₹ 43200
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Diploma (Distance) ₹ 1500-₹ 15200
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Distance BSc ₹ 17100
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Distance MLIS ₹ 11100
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Distance M Com ₹ 8400-₹ 18600
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PG Diploma (Distance) ₹ 2400-₹ 60000
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Distance MBA ₹ 62000-₹ 64000
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Advance Certificate (Distance) ₹ 5400-₹ 5500
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Distance MSWC ₹ 36000
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Distance MSW ₹ 36000
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Distance MCA ₹ 49200
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PG Certificate (Distance) ₹ 1800-₹ 9600
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Distance BSWG ₹ 18300
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Distance MTTM ₹ 17200
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Certificate (Distance) ₹ 1000-₹ 15000
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Distance BCom ₹ 8100-₹ 12600
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Distance BA ₹ 10500-₹ 31800
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Distance BBA ₹ 30000-₹ 30600
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Distance BLIS ₹ 8300
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Distance BCA ₹ 46200
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Courses Eligibility

Distance MABachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University
Distance MScGraduation/ Post Graduation in Science with Chemistry/ Bio-chemistry or Microbiology as one of the subjects or Graduation/ Post Graduation in allied sciences like Agriculture/ Food Science/ Food Technology/Food and Nutrition/Engineering having chemistry and microbiology subjects/ Post Harvest Technology/ Home Science/ Life Science/Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Horticulture/ Dairy Technology/ Veterinary/ Fisheries/Medical/ Dental Sc./ Nursing/BAMS/ BHMS/Hotel Management and Catering/ Hospitality Management etc. or PG Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (lateral entry for 2nd year of M. Sc). These diploma holders should also have one of the qualifications mentioned at (a) and (b). They (who have completed 32 credits) will also have to complete one additional project work of 4 credits in the second year.
Diploma (Distance)10+2 or its equivalent
Distance BSc10+2 with science subjects or its equivalent
Distance MLISBachelor‘s Degree in Library and/or Information Science or Associateship from NISCAIR or DRTC
Distance M ComAny graduate or equivalent from a recognized University is eligible for admission to this programme.
PG Diploma (Distance)Any graduate (including Chartered Accountancy/ Cost Accountancy/ Company Secretaryship) with 50% marks for general category/ 45% for reserved category as per Government of India Rules.
Distance MBAPassed Bachelor Degree of Minimum 3 years duration with at least 50% marks (45% in case of candidates belonging to reserved category).
Advance Certificate (Distance)Eligibility varies as per specializations
Distance MSWCBachelor‘s degree in any discipline from a recognized university
Distance MSWBachelor‘s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.
Distance MCAGraduate in any discipline or equivalent from a recognized University/Institute Admitted in the Chartered Accountancy Final Course. OR Who has already passed Chartered Accountancy
PG Certificate (Distance)Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university
Distance BSWG10+2 or its equivalent
Distance MTTMBTS, BA(Tourism); B.Sc. Hospitality and Hotel Administration (BHM); Bachelor‘s in Hotel Management (approved by AICTE) and those students who have done their graduation in any field along with a Diploma in Tourism, which is recognized in the University system or by AICTE. A Bachelor‘s Degree in any field. (However, all students of Category 2 will have to pass four additional Tourism foundation courses during their period of study.)
Certificate (Distance)Eligibility varies as per specializations
Distance BCom10+2 or its equivalent
Distance BAEligibility varies as per specializations
Distance BBAEligibility varies as per specializations
Distance BLISi) Bachelor‘s Degree with 50% marks and 45% for General and for the SC/ST/OBC/PH category respectively. or ii) Bachelor‘s Degree with Diploma (one year) in Library Science OR iii) Bachelor‘s Degree with 2 years of working experience in Library and Information Centre
Distance BCA10+2 or its equivalent

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Admission Process

The admissions process takes place in online mode. Fresh admission starts from the month of January of every year. There are direct admissions, no entrance exam is conducted for the admission process.The addmission procedure 2024 for the online course at IGNOU is as follow:

Register on the IGNOU Admission Portal and receive login credentials
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Once the application form is filled, pay the registration fee via credit card, net banking, and ATM cards
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Online Study & Examination Mode

IGNOU conducts classes and exams in Offline mode that are remotely proctored through their enhanced digital learning platform.


Campus placement cell
Central Government approved degrees
Provision of pursuing the desired course in regional language
National coordinator for the SWAYAM portal
Availability of EGyanKosh, a digital learning resource
Tele-educational services and interactive radio counselling
Internet-aided audio counselling service- Gyandhara
Vidya Lakshmi Portal to offer students financial assistance
Choice-based credit system

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