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IGNOU M.Sc. Admission 2018

Updated On - April 23rd 2018

IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University), New Delhi, was established in 1985 by Central Government of India. The university offers a plethora of undergraduate, postgraduate, certificate, diploma and doctoral programs by the means of open learning and distance education. University currently offers 228 academic programs through 67 Regional Centres spread across the country. There is no age limit for admission to any of the course provided by the university.

IGNOU, New Delhi provides M.Sc. in 4 specialisations which include M.Sc. in Hospitality Administration, MSc in Counselling and Family Therapy and M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management and M.Sc. in Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science. Selection to the MSc programs is based on the marks secured by the candidates in their qualifying degree. IGNOU M.Sc. Application forms can be filled through online and offline mode.

  • Candidates must submit program fee along with the application form.
  • Candidates must also send all the relevant documents along with their offline application form.
  • Application fee for online mode must be submitted through net banking, credit card and debit card.
  • Candidates must upload the scanned documents in case of online application form submission.
  • Selection will solely depend on the candidate’s performance in their qualifying program.
  • Duration of MSc courses will be 2 years (minimum).
  • Mode of Application

    Online & Offline Both


    30th Nov, 2018 - 15th Feb, 2019

Important Dates

Registration 30th Nov, 2018 - 15th Feb, 2019

IGNOU M.Sc. Eligibility Criteria

Interested candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria for admission to IGNOU M.Sc. courses which is mentioned below:
M.Sc. in Hospitality Administration:
Candidates must have B.Sc. Degree in Hospitality and Hotel Administration from NCHMCT and IGNOU; or
They must have Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management and Catering Technology from AICTE approved Institutes.

M.Sc. in Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science:
Candidate must have a graduation degree from a reputed university/institution with a Major or Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with at least 50% marks in aggregate
M.Sc. in Counselling and Family Therapy:
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree with specialization in any of the following subjects: Human Development & Family Studies, Child Development, Child Development & Family Relationships, Home Science, Psychology, Social Work, Medicine or other allied disciplines
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management:
Candidates must have a B.Sc. degree in Home Science with specialization in Food  & Nutrition, Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition; or
They must have PG Diploma in Dietetics & Public Health Nutrition or its equivalent for admission to the program.

IGNOU M.Sc. Application Process 2018

Eligible candidates can fill IGNOU application forms through online as well as offline mode. Detailed procedure for both the modes is given below

IGNOU M.Sc. Online Application:

For online application form submission, Candidates must visit the official IGNOU website i.e. .

  • Candidates must complete their registration process by creating a username and user password.
  • Upon filling the mandatory information, candidate should click the "SUBMIT" button.
  • Candidate’s username will be instantly sent to the registered e-mail ID and SMS. They must remember his/her Username and Password for subsequent login.
  • After registration, candidates should keep the scanned copy of the following documents ready for application form filling
  1. .Scanned Photograph and signature  (less than 100 KB in size)
  2. Scanned copy of Age Proof
  3. Scanned copy of Educational Qualification (less than 400 KB)
  4. Scanned Copy of Experience Certificate (if any) (less than 400 KB)
  5. Scanned Copy of Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC (less than 400 KB)
  6. Scanned Copy of BPL Certificate, if Below Poverty Line(less than 400 KB)
  • After uploading of the scanned documents, candidates can click the ‘next button’ for the application form preview option.
  • Candidates can pay the online program fee in addition to application fee through debit card, credit card, net banking, ATM (PNB)
  • After successful fee submission, candidates must take print out of the online application form.

IGNOU M.Sc. Offline Application:

Students are required to purchase Student Handbook and Prospectus from the IGNOU Regional Centre or from the nearest Study Centre of IGNOU. Candidates can get the offline application form on payment of INR 200 in cash at the sale counter or by sending Demand Draft (DD) of INR 250 in favor of IGNOU Regional centre. After that Candidates must fill all the information such as personal details, course details and educational qualifications correctly.

Before sending the filled-in application form to concerned Regional Centre, candidates must  have enclosed ‘Self Attested’ following documents

  • Photograph (pasted) and other relevant documents mentioned below:
  1. Certificates in support of your educational qualification(s) i.e. semester-wise/year wise mark sheets and Provisional/Degree Certificate(s),
  2. Experience certificate wherever required
  3. Category certificate (for SC/ST/PH/OBC (non-creamy layer).
  4. Age certificate.
  5. Student Card duly filled in.
  6. Acknowledgement Card duly affixed with the postage stamp.
  7. Copy of Passport and Visa (for International Students)
  8. No Objection Certificate from the concerned Embassy in India (for International Students)
  9. Proof of residence of candidate in India (for International Students)
  • Attached  Pay Order/Demand Draft for the Program Fee/Fee for the first year
  • Candidate must write their name, program code and application no. on the reverse side of the Demand Draft, issued by the bank.
  • Attached documentary proof (photocopy of BPL ration card), in case of below poverty line students
  • After checking all the information, the candidates can submit their form to their respective regional centers.

Note: Online candidates must submit application fee along with the course fee during fee submission process through online mode only. The program fee is refundable for both offline as well as online mode.

Selection Process


Selection of eligible candidates for M.Sc program is done based on their 10+2 examination marks.

IGNOU M.Sc. Fee Structure

Fee must be submitted along with the duly filled application form.

ProgramAnnual Fee (application fee must be added in case of online application form)
Hospitality AdministrationINR 10,000
Mathematics with Applications in Computer ScienceINR 22,000
Dietetics and Food Service ManagementINR 27,000
Counselling and Family TherapyINR 28,000

IGNOU Contact Details:

Official Website:
Online Admissions: 29572964
Telephone Exchange: 29571000
Bachelor Masters: 29571318
For specific technical problem: 011-29572514 between 9.30 AM to 6.00 PM (Monday to Friday).

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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