IGNOU Courses 2020 - List of IGNOU UG/ PG/ Certificate/ Diploma Programmes

Simran Saini
Simran SainiPublished On: December 06, 2019

IGNOU has a list of UG, PG, diploma and certificate courses in various disciplines. Find out all about the courses offered by IGNOU here, along with the admission process, documents required and important dates here. 

IGNOU Courses

The Indira Gandhi National Open University which is popularly known as IGNOU is a leading distance learning national university in India. IGNOU offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma, certificate, and doctoral courses in various streams. The list of IGNOU courses is very vast and has around 226 programs in various disciplines. At present, IGNOU is providing education to more than 4 million students both in India and abroad.

IGNOU has recently released the list of IGNOU 2020 courses. Candidates planning to apply for IGNOU admission 2020 can check out the list of IGNOU courses in 2019 and make an informed decision regarding the same. In total IGNOU has 21 schools which offer a variety of courses in different streams such as management, law, arts and humanities and others.

Here’s the complete list of UG, PG, Diploma and Certificate IGNOU Courses in India:

IGNOU Undergraduate Courses in India 2020

IGNOU offers a range of undergraduate courses in various streams. Given below is the list of IGNOU UG courses along with the duration of each course.

Name of the Course

Course Duration

Bachelor of Arts Tourism Studies - BTS

Minimum 3 Years and Maximum is 6 Years to complete the course

Bachelor of Social Work - BSW

Minimum 3 Years and Maximum is 6 Years to complete the course

Bachelor of Computer Application - BCA

Minimum 3 Years and Maximum is 6 Years to complete the course

Bachelor of Library and Information Sciences - BLIS

Minimum 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course

Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme - BPP

Minimum 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course

Bachelor of Commerce - B.Com, Bachelor of Science - B.Sc & Bachelor of Arts - B.A.

Minimum 3 years and Maximum is 6 years to complete the course

IGNOU Postgraduate Courses in India 2020

The list of IGNOU postgraduate courses in India covers a wide range of disciplines such as computer science, arts, management, sciences and others. Check out the list of IGNOU PG courses in the table below.

Name of the Course

Course Duration

Master of Arts English - MEG

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master of Computer Applications - MCA

Minimum is 3 years and Maximum is 6 years to complete the course

Master of Arts in Rural Development - MARD

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master of Arts Hindi - MHD

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master of Science Food Nutrition - MSCDFSM (July Session)

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master of Science in Counselling and Family Therapy - MSCCFT (July Session)

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master of Social Work - MSW

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master of Tourism and Travel Management - MTTM

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course

Master of Social Work Counselling - MSWC

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master of Arts History - MAH

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master of Arts in Education - MAEDU

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master of Arts in Philosophy - MAPY

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master of Arts Economics - MEC

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master of Arts in Political Science - MPS

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master of Arts in Psychology - MAPC

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master of Arts in Public Administration - MPA

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master of Arts Gandhi and Peace Studies - MGPS

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master of Arts in Sociology - MSO

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master in Anthropology - MAAN

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master of Arts in Gender and Development Studies - MAGD

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master of Arts in Adult Education - MAAE

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master of Arts Development Studies - MADVS

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies - MAWGS (July Session)

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master of Library and Information Science - MLIS

Minimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course

Master of Arts Translation Studies - MATS

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master of Commerce - M.Com

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 5 years to complete the course

Master of Science Mathematics - MSCMACS (January Session)

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course

Master of Arts Distance Education - MADE

Minimum is 2 years and Maximum is 6 years to complete the course

IGNOU Diploma Courses in India

Apart from the regular UG and PG courses, IGNOU has a list of diploma courses in various streams. The diploma courses offered by IGNOU are comparatively shorter than full-time courses and are a great choice for the candidates looking to enhance their skill in a respective stream or course. Check out the complete list of diploma courses offered by IGNOU in the table given below:

Name of the Course

Course Duration
Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management - PGDDMMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking - PGDLANMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy - PGDCFTMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development - PGDRDMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Gandhi and Peace Studies - PGDGPSMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development - PGDESDMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Operations - PGDIBOMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Translation - PGDTMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication - PGJMCMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry - PGDACMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics - PGDASTMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education - PGDHEMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Audio Programme Production - PGDAPPMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Management and Administration - PGDEMAMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Pre- Primary Education - PGDPPEDMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Technology - PGDETMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in School Leadership and Management - PGDSLMMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Education - PGDAEMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice - PGDCJMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Information Security - PGDISMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sales Management - PGDPSMMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights - PGDIPRMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
PG Diploma in Criminal Justice - PGDCJMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
PG Diploma in Information Security - PGDISMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Urban Planning and Development - PGDUPDLMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Maternal and Child Health - PGDMCHMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine - PGDGMMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in HIV Medicine Programme - PGDHIVMMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine - PGDGMMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Folklore and Culture Studies - PGDFCSMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Book Publishing - PGDBPMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management - PGDFSQMMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Plantation Management - PGDPMMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainability Science - PGDSSMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health - PGDMHMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work Counselling - PGDCOUNMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Diploma in Women’s & Gender Studies - PGDWGSMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Diploma in Nutrition & Health Education - DNHEMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Diploma in Tourism Studies - DTSMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Diploma in Panchayat Level Administration and Development - DPLADMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Diploma in Creative Writing in English - DCEMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Diploma in HIV and Family Education -DAFEMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Diploma Programme in Urdu - DULMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Diploma in Women’s Empowerment and Development - DWEDMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Diploma in Critical Care Nursing - DCCNMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Diploma in Paralegal Practice - DIPPMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Diploma in Nursing Administration - DNAMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Diploma in Business Process Outsourcing in Finance and Accounting - DBPOFAMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Diploma in Critical Care Nursing - DCCNMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Diploma in Production of Value Added Products from Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds - DPVCPOMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits & Vegetables - DVAPFVMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Diploma in Fish Products Technology - DFPTMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Diploma in Dairy Technology - DDTMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Diploma in Meat Technology - DMTMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Diploma in Event Management - DEVMTMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Diploma in Teaching German as a Foreign Language - DTGMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 4 years to complete the course
Diploma in Retailing - DIRMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course

IGNOU Certificate Courses in India

Name of the Course

Course Duration
Advanced Certificate in Information Security - ACISEMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management - ACPDMMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Certificate in Malayalam-Hindi Translation - PGCMHTMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Certificate in Adult Education - PGCAEMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
PG Certificate in Bangla-Hindi Translation - PGCBHTMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Certificate in Gandhi and Peace Studies - PGCGPSMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Certificate in Agriculture Policy - PGCAPMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Certificate in Geoinformatics - PGCGIMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Post Graduate Certificate in Information and Assistive Technologies for the Instructors of Visually Impaired - PGCIATIVIMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Performing Arts – Theatre Arts - CPATHAMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Visual Arts – Painting - CVAPMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Performing Arts-Hindustani Music - CPAHMMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Visual Arts – Applied Art - CVAAMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Performing Arts-Bharatanatyam - CPABNMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Performing Arts-Hindustani Music - CPAHMMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Performing Arts-Karnatak Music - CPAKMMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in French Language - CFLMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Arabic Language - CALMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Russian Language - CRULMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate Programme in NGO Management - CNMMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Disaster Management - CDMMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Environmental Studies - CESMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Urdu Language - CULMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Business Skills - CBSMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in HIV and Family Education - CAFEMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Teaching of English as a Second Language - CTEMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Social Work and Criminal Justice System - CSWCJSMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Functional English (Basic Level) - CFEMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Health Care Waste Management - CHCWMMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Maternal and Child Health Nursing - CMCHNMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Newborn and Infant Nursing - CNINMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Community Radio - CCRMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Tourism Studies - CTSMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Home Based Health Care - CHBHCMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Sericulture - CISMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Nutrition and Child Care - CNCCMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Food and Nutrition - CFNMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Water Harvesting & Management - CWHMMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Organic Farming - COFMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Poultry Farming - CPFMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Consumer Protection - CCPMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Beekeeping - CIBMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in International Humanitarian Law - CIHLMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Co-operation, Co-operative Law & Business Laws - CCLBLMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in International Humanitarian Law - CIHLMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Anti Human Trafficking - CAHTMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate Programme in Teaching of Primary School Mathematics - CTPMMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Energy Technology and Management - CETMMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate Programme in Value Education - CPVEMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Library and Information Science - CLISMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in First Aid - CFAIDMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate Programme on Life and Thought of B.R. Ambedkar - CLTAMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Appreciation Course on Environment - ACEMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Tribal Studies - CTRBSMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Korean Language and Culture - CKLCMinimum is 6 months and Maximum is 2 years to complete the course
Certificate in Japanese Language- CJLMinimum is 1 year and Maximum is 3 years to complete the course
Awareness Programme on Dairy Farming - APDFMinimum is 2 months and Maximum is 6 months to complete the course
Awareness Programme on Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables - APVPFVMinimum is 1.5 months and Maximum is 6 months to complete the course

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IGNOU Admission Prospectus 2020

Aspirants looking forward to seeking IGNOU admissions in any programme are required to buy a prospectus from the nearest IGNOU regional centre. The IGNOU admission prospectus has all the information about the course, admission process, important dates, etc. Apart from that, the IGNOU admission prospectus has details about the process to fill the IGNOU application form.

IGNOU Online Admission Process 2020

Candidates who are first-time applicants for the IGNOU online admission process must check the availability of the programme on the homepage itself. Candidates will have to download the IGNOU common prospectus 2019-2020 as well. After that, interested candidates will have to register themselves on the website to further proceed with the process.

Documents Required for IGNOU Online Admissions 2020

There are a certain set of documents required while applying for IGNOU online admissions and they are as follows:

  • Scanned Signature and Copy of Age Proof
  • Category Certificate (If Applicable)
  • Educational Certificates and Experience Certificate
  • BPL Certificate (If Applicable)

Note: All the above documents should be scanned copies and less than 100Kb

IGNOU Admissions Important Dates 2020

The IGNOU admission dates vary for UG, PG, Certificate and Diploma courses. Given below are the IGNOU admissions important dates in the table below:

Important Events

Important Dates - January Cycle

Important Dates - July Cycle
Fresh Admission (Apply Online)

November 15, 2019 - February 2020

May 2020 - September 2020
IGNOU Re-registration

October 14, 2019, to December 31, 2019

Last date - February 2020 (only for J&K regional center B.Ed students)

August 2020

Submission of the Project

Last Date 30th November 2019

Last Date 31st May 2020

Submission of the Assignment

As per the schedule

As per the schedule

IGNOU Term End Examination (all courses)

December 2020June 2021

IGNOU Results

December 2020Will be notified by the university

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