For the IGNOU event, Poshan Maah 2023, the last date for submission of the poster and slogans is September 30, 2023.
The Poshan Maah 2023 event at Indira Gandhi National Open University is conducted by the Discipline of Nutritional Sciences.
Indira Gandhi National Open University to host Technology and Bhartiya Bhasaha Summit on 30th September and 1st October.
Indira Gandhi National Open University extends deadline for December 2023 online examination form submission.
IGNOU PG Admission: The NTA has announced it will conduct CUET PG exam from March 11 to March 28, 2024.
IGNOU Admission: The NTA has released the CUET 2024 dates. CUET UG exam will be held from May 15 to May 31.
IGNOU started the celebrations of Hindi Pakhwara on September 19, 2023.
Internal Smart IGNOU Hackathon 2023 is conducted to shortlist the suitable teams for the National SIH 2023.
Indira Gandhi National Open University releases the revaluation result for June 2023 on September 12, 2023.
Indira Gandhi National Open University announces admissions to the 4-year Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP) on September 13, 2023.
IGNOU Admission 2023: The last date to apply for the courses offered here except for Certificate programmes is September 30, 2023. Fresh candidates willing for admission must visit the IGNOU admission portal to apply online. A non-refundable registration fee is to be submitted by the aspiring candidates as well.
IGNOU courses are offered at Certificate, Diploma, UG, PG and Doctoral levels which are in compliance with the National Education Policy 2020. Popular for its distance and part-time courses, the Indira Gandhi National Open University provides education to students through its 21 schools of study. The IGNOU fees range from Rs 2,000 to Rs 62,000.
The IGNOU placements are conducted by the dedicated cell called the Campus Placement Cell (CPC). At the Headquarters, Regional Centres, Study Centres, and Company locations, the CPC, that is the IGNOU placement cell organises a variety of Placement Drives, Recruitment Drives, Job Fairs, and employability enhancement programmes.
IGNOU course admissions are determined by merit from the last qualifying exam. Entrance exam is required for admission to B.Sc Nursing, B.Ed, M.Phil and PhD courses. The degree awarded after course completion is recognised as being equal to that of any other authorised university or institute, hence it is recognised globally. The IGNOU admission process takes place in two sessions, January and July.
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) was established in 1985 and is located in New Delhi. UNESCO named it the largest higher education establishment, and it also received an A++ grade from NAAC.
Indira Gandhi National Open University is run through a nationwide network of 56 Regional Centres (RC) and 11 Recognised Regional Centres (RRC), including 6 - IGNOU-Army RRC, 4 - IGNOU-Navy RRC, 1 - IGNOU-Assam Rifles RRC. It is a central university and the largest university for distance & part-time education in the world. Here are some of the significant facts about the university in the table below:
|University Name||Indira Gandhi National Open University|
|Year of Establishment||1985|
|Ownership Type||Open University|
|Recognised By||University Grants Commission (UGC)|
|Approved By||Distance Education Bureau (DEC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)|
|Accredited By||National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with A++ Grade|
|Number of Regional Centres||56 Regional Centres + 11 Recognised Regional Centres + 6 IGNOU-Army RRC + 4 IGNOU-Navy RRC + 1 IGNOU-Assam Rifles RRC|
|Number of Schools of Study||21|
|Overseas Partner Institutions||29|
|Courses Offered||Certificate, Diploma, UG, PG, Doctoral|
|Admission Requirement||Merit-Based and Entrance Examination|
|Facilities Offered||Library with Study Materials, Direct Receiving System (DRS), EDUSAT facilities, Computer Lab, Scanners, Printers, Telephone, Fax, TV/ VCR/ VCD, Internet, Adequate Furniture, Promotional Literature of the University, etc.|
|Scholarships||Offered by GoI, MRHD, UGC and State Governments|
Block-17, Room. No. 04,
IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi - 110068
|BA15 Courses||Annual FeeN/A|
|BSc4 Courses||Annual Fee₹ 18,000|
|B.Com4 Courses||Annual FeeN/A|
|BCA1 Courses||Annual Fee₹ 13,400|
|B.Ed1 Courses||Annual Fee₹ 27,500|
|BBA1 Courses||Annual Fee₹ 9,000|
|BPA1 Courses||Annual Fee₹ 9,200|
|B.Lib1 Courses||Annual Fee₹ 7,900|
|PGD30 Courses||Annual Fee₹ 2,000 - 23,000|
|MA25 Courses||Annual Fee₹ 4,500 - 12,500|
|MSc5 Courses||Annual Fee₹ 12,200 - 16,800|
|M.Com4 Courses||Annual Fee₹ 3,500 - 5,500|
|MBA2 Courses||Annual Fee₹ 31,000|
|MSW2 Courses||Annual Fee₹ 16,000 - 16,200|
|MCA1 Courses||Annual Fee₹ 24,000|
|M.Ed1 Courses||Annual FeeN/A|
|M.Phil1 Courses||Annual Fee₹ 12,600|
|M.Lib1 Courses||Annual Fee₹ 10,800|
|Diploma15 Courses||Annual Fee₹ 1,200 - 15,200|
|Certificate37 Courses||Annual Fee₹ 1,200 - 8,400|
The Indira Gandhi National Open University is popularly known for providing the best distance education in the world. There are more than 200 courses offered here via the 21 different schools of study. The IGNOU courses are offered in a variety of fields such as agriculture, management, computer applications, science, education, humanities, etc. The most popular degrees include B.Sc, BBA, B.A, B.Ed, MBA, MCA, etc. Other than the UG and PG courses, Certificate, Diploma, M.Phil and PhD courses are provided as well. The courses list comprising some of the popular programmes and the IGNOU fees structure is mentioned in the table below:
|Certificate in Fashion Design||Rs 5,000||Passed 10+2|
|Diploma in Theatre Arts||Rs 7,700||Passed 10+2 with 45% in any stream|
|B.A (Hons) (English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu)||Rs 13,500||Passed 10+2 or equivalent|
|BCA||Rs 40,200||Passed 10+2 or equivalent|
|B.Sc (Hons) Biochemistry||Rs 43,500||Passed 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB)|
|B.Com with a Major in Accountancy and Finance||Rs 6,000||Passed 10+2 with 50% marks|
|B.Ed||Rs 55,000||Bachelors and/ or Master's Degree in Arts/ Commerce/ Science with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks|
|PG Diploma in Financial Management||Rs 20,000||Graduation with 50% marks (including Cost Accountancy/ Company Secretaryship/ Chartered Accountancy)|
|MBA||Rs 62,000||Bachelor's Degree with 50% marks|
|MCA||Rs 48,000||B.Sc/ BCA with 50% marks|
|M.A Psychology||Rs 18,600||Bachelor's Degree in relevant stream|
|M.Com||Rs 11,000||Bachelor's Degree in relevant stream|
|M.Sc Physics||Rs 28,000||B.Sc/ B.A (Science Stream) with at least 55% marks|
|PhD in Management||Rs 16,800||Master’s Degree with at least 55% marks|
To secure admission to Indira Gandhi National Open University, candidates have to meet the eligibility criteria for their desired courses, as per the university’s admission guidelines. Once the criteria is met, candidates are then eligible for application for IGNOU admission. The registration process is conducted online on the university’s dedicated admission portal. There is an option for fresh and already registered candidates, in the IGNOU admission portal.
The IGNOU admission dates 2023 for the July session are provided in the table below. Candidates can refer to it for assistance.
|IGNOU Admission Last Date (July Session)||September 30, 2023|
|IGNOU Re-Registrations Last Date with Late Fee (July Session)||September 20, 2023|
The application process for the IGNOU admissions is conducted online via the official website. Candidates must visit the website and go to the ‘Register Online’ tab and select their preference from the drop down. For new registrations, click on ‘Fresh Admission’, candidates will ten be directed to the IGNOU admissions portal (ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in). Follow the instructions below for reference:
Document Required for the IGNOU Admission Process:
The Indira Gandhi National Open University placement cell give its students and alumni job possibilities at all levels that fit with their academic and personal profiles. It is called the Campus Placement Cell (CPC) and was established in 2005. The CPC thus serves as a conduit between the business world and the graduates. The IGNOU placement cell holds a number of placement drives, recruitment drives, job fairs, and employability improvement events at the headquarters, regional centres, study centres, and company facilities.
As a part of the IGNOU placement process, the CPC created soft skill modules for the students, to broaden the scope of its activity base. Through this activity, CPC will provide students and the IGNOU alumni with better placement chances. The placement statistics are given below:
|Highest Package||Rs 15 LPA|
|Average Package||Rs 3 LPA to Rs 4 LPA|
Numerous companies visited the campus throughout the years during the IGNOU placements through drives, job fairs, etc. Some of the top recruiting companies include:
|American Express||Cognizant Technologies Solutions|
|Tata Consultancy Services||HCL|
According to IGNOU University policies, students who fall under one of the reserved groups, such as the Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Weaver Communities, Transgender, Inmates, or Physically Handicapped (PH), are eligible for exemptions from or reimbursement for fees. The Government of India offers scholarships to IGNOU students from the aforementioned categories who are accepted into the courses. They are advised to obtain the IGNOU scholarship application form from their state's Directorate of Social Welfare or Office of the Social Welfare Officer. They must then fill out the form for IGNOU scholarships and submit it to the Regional Director at the Regional Centre (where they are registered for the course for which they applied for admission) for the necessary certification by the Regional Director.
The students who come from a financially weaker background and are willing to be admitted to the M.Phil and PhD courses at the university are provided financial support through the IGNOU Scholarship Scheme. Shortlisted students for M.Phil get a scholarship amount of Rs 5000 per month and shortlisted PhD students get a scholarship amount of Rs 8000 per month.
The Indira Gandhi National Open University results are released on the official website of the university. Using their enrollment number, students can obtain the results and are also able to download them. The IGNOU grade card can be downloaded from the result portal as well. All IGNOU results are uploaded on the official website. Neither it is sent via SMS nor email. So, candidates must be aware of the process to check their results.
A step-by-step guide to checking IGNOU TEE results is as follows:
In certain cases, the Indira Gandhi National Open University considers the early declaration of TEE results. This scheme can be opted for only by candidates who require their results for admission into higher education or jobs. Candidates need to produce valid proofs in the form of admission or job letter and pay Rs 1,000.
Re-evaluation of IGNOU results is only applicable for theory tests. Candidates need to pay Rs 750 to apply for IGNOU re-evaluation. IGNOU re-evaluation fee can be either paid via online mode or through demand draft payable at the IGNOU evaluation centre.
The minimal score obtained during the qualifying exam/ entrance exam/ counselling is considered the IGNOU cut off. It is required for admission. For the majority of the courses offered here, merit-based admission is done. For a few courses, an entrance exam is conducted by Indira Gandhi National Open University for admission. For the B.Ed programme entrance exam and counselling is done, on the basis of which admission is granted. A list of IGNOU cut off is released consisting of shortlisted candidates. Those who qualify for the list are granted admission.
IGNOU is an open university that offers distance education and part-time education. There are 21 schools of study and more than 56 regional centres through which education is provided. Located at Maidan Garhi, New Delhi, the IGNOU library is a rich information centre in the field of distance education. It has a large collection of books, journals and other related materials. It was established in 1986 in sync with the IGNOU objectives.
The primary objectives of the IGNOU library are as follows:
IGNOU Study Materials: After securing admission at IGNOU, the students need to wait for their respective study materials. IGNOU study materials are mostly sent from its main campus at Maidan Garhi, Delhi or regional centres that the student has opted for. The students may also check the study materials status from the official website. For that, the enrollment number is required. If they are not delivered to the registered address within the expected time, students are advised to their regional centres. For some courses, the IGNOU study materials are sent via email as well. Apart from the physical study materials, IGNOU also offers digital content on the IGNOU e-content app, through Gyan Darshan channels, radio broadcast and interactive radio counselling through Gyan Vani/FM radio stations.
|School of Agriculture (SOA)||School of Computer and Information Sciences (SOCIS)||School of Engineering & Technology (SOET)||School of Health Sciences (SOHS)|
|School of Extension and Development Studies (SOEDS)||School of Foreign Languages (SOFL)||School of Gender and Development Studies (SOGDS)||School of Social Work (SOSW)|
|School of Humanities (SOH)||School of Journalism and New Media Studies (SOJNMS)||School of Management Studies (SOMS)||School of Social Sciences (SOSS)|
|School of Law (SOL)||School of Performing and Visual Arts (SOPVA)||School of Sciences (SOS)||School of Continuing Education (SOCE)|
|School of Tourism and Hospitality Service Management (SOTHSM)||School of Translation Studies and Training (SOTST)||School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET)||School of Education (SOE)|
|School of Inter-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Studies (SOITS)|
Here are some of the awards and accolades obtained by the Indira Gandhi National Open University. The details are provided in the pointers below:
The instructors at IGNOU University are highly qualified and experienced. They are quite knowledgeable in their respective professional domains. The majority of the IGNOU faculty members are PhDs. In the 21 schools of study, there are several faculty members comprising Director, Professors, Associate Professors, and Assistant Professors. They are helpful and cooperative.
The IGNOU faculty members are spread across various departments like agriculture, commerce, education, humanities, management, science, etc. Here are a handful of the esteemed IGNOU faculty members.
|Faculty Member Name||Designation||School of Study|
|Dr Praveen Kumar Jain||Director||School of Agriculture|
|Prof Shailendra Kumar Yadav||Professor||School of Agriculture|
|Prof MS Senam Raju||Director||School of Management Studies|
|Dr Leena Singh||Associate Professor||School of Management Studies|
|Prof. P Venkata Suresh||Director||School of Computer and Information Sciences|
|Prof. Sandeep Singh Rawat||Assistant Professor||School of Computer and Information Sciences|
|Prof. Dasyam Venkateshwarlu||Professor||School of Education|
The university established the IGNOU alumni network to maintain contact with former students who are employed in respectable positions in India and abroad. The following list of prominent alumni members is presented in tabular format:
|Keshvendra Kumar||IAS Officer|
|Kumar Ravikant Singh||IAS Officer|
|Lipin Raj||IAS Officer|
|General Deepak Kapoor||Chief of Army Staff|
|Deepika Padukone||Indian Actress|
|Ashok Khemka||Computer Scientist, Economist & IAS Officer|
Overall: Indira Gandhi National Open University is usually the first choice of any student who is aspiring to pursue a distance education course. I would not deny that the flexibility and freedom that IGNOU offers to its students are very appropriate since most of the students of IGNOU are working. However, the whole system of evaluation and assessment at the university can be improved. The classes or the doubt sessions are not conducted so sincerely. Some of the teachers are very dedicated while some others do not even pay any head. However, the IGNOU study material is very helpful. The material is so good that if a student has sincerely studied the material given, then he or she can understand the concepts well.
Placement: IGNOU has a placement cell which was incorporated in 2005, which is much later than the year of establishment of the university. The placement cell provides soft skill training as well as valuable insights on industry trends to the students. The placement rate is around 70% to 80% and the average CTC is Rs 3 to 4 lakh per annum. Some of the common hirers are Aviva India, Radical Minds, and, Reliance Life Insurance. Overall, I would say that the placements are average.
Faculty: As I mentioned above, the teachers are of varied nature. The examination checking is something which can be improved. In most of the exams, I wrote the answers well, but scored very less. The exam fee for all the papers is Rs 120. But, the quality of material provided by the university is very good. Even students from other universities are on the hunt for IGNOU material due to its good quality.
Overall: I am a pass out from IGNOU and I did my Diploma in Dairy Technology from the university. I was working and could not leave my job due to my financial situation. Thus, IGNOU was a good option for me due to the flexible and open learning it offers. Study resources were sent to me by post at regular intervals since I had opted for that medium. You can also choose to access the study material on digital platforms like the E-Gyankosh app or the IGNOU E-Content app. The academic counsellors are available to answer your queries, but they also act ignorantly at times. There are more than 35,000 academic counsellors at IGNOU, so they are varied in terms of their counselling.
Placement: IGNOU does provide placement assistance, however, it is not at par with many other regular universities and colleges. The average CTC is usually around Rs 3 lakh or Rs 4 lakh per annnum only. If you are aiming for high placement packages after the completion of the course, then IGNOU might not cater the best to your expectations.
Infrastructure: Since the Distance Learning model is followed at the university, there is no central campus. There are regional centres which have basic infrastructural facilities like a sofa, a computer access room, a small library, etc. In my opinion, if there would have been a central campus, then it would be easier for the students and teachers to coordinate the monthly or quarterly on-campus sessions.
Faculty: There are around 800 faculty members that take virtual classes of students. There are also around 60 regional centres across the country. The regional centres are basically the help centres which are used for various academic purpose at IGNOU. Some of my teachers were very helpful and they made sincere efforts to make sure that we clarify all our doubts in the doubt classes.
Overall: If you are looking for an open learning university, then IGNOU might be the first name on your list. I wanted to pursue a Master’s degree but also had to work simultaneously due to my financial situation. Thus, I thought to apply at IGNOU. The teachers were average. They were not so dedicated towards their jobs and just took doubt classes whenever needed. However, the study resources provided by the university were very helpful. If you have a knack of self-studying, then the study material can be of great help to you. The regional centres are located in various parts of the country which basically act as help centres for the students. The university does not have a single-central campus.
Placement: When it comes to placements, IGNOU has started placement training since 2005. However, there has not been much development in the placement packages. At present, the average packages offered are of Rs 3 lakh or Rs 4 lakh at the most. However, the overall placement rate goes up to 70%. Reliance and Aviva are the top 2 recruiters. However, if you have a good experience and other skills, then chances of getting placed increase.
Infrastructure: IGNOU does not have any infrastructure as such since it follows the Open Learning model. However, the regional centres have basic amenities like internet, computer labs, library, digital learning resources, and, basic furniture.
Faculty: There are around 250 teachers at the campus currently. Apart from this, there are 35,000 academic counsellors who assist with academic needs whenever needed. The quality of learning is not so rich, however, the materials provided are helpful. Only some of my teachers were sincere in their profession, while others were ignorant in nature.
Overall: Indira Gandhi National Open University popularly known as IGNOU is a decent option if you want to pursue a diploma course. The university has more than 35,000 counsellors who will assist you for the academic queries as well as 250 teachers overall. The syllabus is majorly covered through the syllabus that the university provides. The study material of IGNOU is so good that students outside of the university are also always on the lookout to access it. There is no central campus, but you can always contact the regional centres of the university as per your location. Recently, IGNOU has also started to give placement assistance for some courses, and the average placement rate is 70%.
Placement: The placement cell is known as the Campus Placement Cell (CPC). It organises some training sessions from time to time. Companies like Reliance, Aviva, and, Radical Minds are some of the top recruiters of the university. The average placement rate is 80%, and the packages offered are between the range of Rs 3 lakh and Rs 4 lakh.
Infrastructure: IGNOU is one of the largest central distance learning universities in the country, but it lacks a central campus. Regional centres are available, but the university lacks a central campus. Some of the facilities provided in the regional centres are a library, a computer lab with basic equipment, basic furniture, as well as internet facilities.
Faculty: Teachers and academic counsellors are decent. Many of my teachers were very supportive and were always available to help. They understood the shortcomings of distance learning and tried their best to help us learn well. For examination, you have to give a fee of Rs 120 per exam. I was not so satisfied with the evaluation for the exams. For the majority of subjects, I thought I would score way more than the marks allotted.
Overall: Hello all! I am Sahil, and I recently completed my MA in Rural Development from IGNOU. As you all might know, IGNOU is one of the first options that come to a student’s mind if he or she is planning to pursue a distance education course. Through my experience, I can tell some major pros and cons of the university. The biggest pro of the university is that its study material is really impressive. You can get the material through post as well as digitally on the IGNOU E-Content app. The professors are varied, some of them were very helpful and took online doubt sessions from time to time while some of them didn’t bother at all.
Placement: Recently only IGNOU has developed a placement cell in 2005. The cell provides soft skill training to the students through virtual sessions and seminars. The average salaries offered through IGNOU placements are between Rs 3 lakh per annum and Rs 4 lakh per annum. The overall placement rate is 70% and some of the top recruiters are Reliance and Aviva.
Infrastructure: IGNOU being an open university, does not have any central campus. There are only regional centres, in different parts of the country, where we can go from time to time for any educational purpose. The regional centres had small libraries, computer labs, furniture, as well as audio and video educational cassettes.
Faculty: Since there is no physical campus, we dealt with our faculty members only virtually. The teachers took doubt sessions from time to time, however, some of the faculty members were very ignorant. The quality of material provided was so good that one can pass the exams with good marks only on the basis of the material, however, the marking scheme was very poor.