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IGNOU M.Sc. Admission 2019: Courses, Last Date, Entrance Exam, Result

Updated On - March 30th 2019 by SHUBHAM GARG

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.

IGNOU, New Delhi offers M.Sc. under 3 specializations which include M.Sc in Counseling and Family Therapy, M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management and M.Sc. in Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science. 

  • The duration of the course is two years (minimum) and can extend up to five years (maximum).
  • For admission to M.Sc, candidate must have passsed Bachelors degree from a recognized university.
  • Admission to the M.Sc program is based on the marks secured by the candidate in their qualifying degree examination.

Interested candidates can register for admission to M.Sc through online mode. Candidates must submit program fee online through Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking and and upload the scanned documents along with the application form. There is no age limit for admission to any course provided by the university. Check IGNOU Fee Structure.

For more admission related details, click on IGNOU Admission 2019.

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  • Mode of Application



    06th Nov, 2019 - 31st Dec, 2019

Important Dates

Registration 06th Nov - 31st Dec , 2019

IGNOU M.Sc. Eligibility Criteria

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Food Service Management and Dietetics)

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.

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Mathematics with 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

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Counselling)

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

IGNOU M.Sc. Application Process


Eligible candidates can fill IGNOU application forms through both online and offline mode. Detailed procedure for registration is given below:

IGNOU M.Sc. Online Application:

For online registration, candidates should visit the official IGNOU admission portal.

  • 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.
  • Upon logging in, candidate should fill the application form with all the required details.
  • After filling the form, candidate should upload the scanned copy of the following documents:
  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 should pay the online program fee in addition to application fee through debit card, credit card, net banking, ATM (PNB)
  • Upon successful fee submission, candidates must take print out of the online application form for future correspondence.

IGNOU M.Sc Offline Application:

Candidates who are more comfortable in offline mode may visit the nearest regional office and can get application form from there or they can buy the prospectus of the university and can then fill the form. The duly filled form is to be sent to the regional office. Students must be very cautious while filling up the form and should avoid any error in the form as once it is submitted to the regional office.

Application forms are also made available to download from the official website. Fill it completely and send it with the required documents such as photograph, mark sheets and other certificates along with the application fee if applicable. Payment of application fee can be done through credit card/debit card/net banking/demand draft/e-challan.

After completely filling up the form, candidate must wait to check out the application status online if it has been approved by the authority. 



IGNOU M.Sc Selection Process


  • Admission is granted on the basis of marks in the qualifying degree examination.
  • University's admission committee releases the merit list as per the marks in UG degree.
  • Shortlisted candidates have to report at the respective Regional or Study center of the university with all the required documents.

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




Sir does IGNOU offers MSc in zoology???

11 Apr, 2019 14:28
gx love

Is there any reservations cut off fir ST/SC for msc mathematics course?

09 Apr, 2019 15:43
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi, yes, the university provided reservation for SC/ST categories.

09 Apr, 2019 16:17
Merlin Susan Joseph

I just wanted to know whether I can apply this Msc mathematics course of Ignou as I have a BTech degree in electronics and communication from a recognised university very good marks in mathematics in all the semesters.

14 Jan, 2019 15:40
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Merlin, You may check the eligibility criteria for the M.Sc. Mathematics course from IGNOU: 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.

17 Jan, 2019 13:01
Dev Byadwal .

When is strat new exam form of M.Sc for 2019. Please tell me. I want to do M. Sc from IGNOU

08 Jan, 2019 23:11
Akansha Expert

Hi, To relevant information about Exam for MSc please check the official website.

09 Jan, 2019 15:02
Pranavi Singh

Hello Sir, I did my Bachelors in IT from IGNOU, long back (2005). Now I want to pursue Masters. Am I eligible for MSc. Thanks.

02 Jan, 2019 13:54
Alok Pandey

Hi Pranavi, For admission to M.Sc, candidate must have passed Bachelors degree from a recognized university. Admission to the M.Sc program is based on the marks secured by the candidate in their qualifying degree examination.


10 Jan, 2019 18:43
cute honey

hello sir mai zoology aur botony se hu 2011 me..M.Sc karna chahta hu...muje kisme admission mil skta hai....kyuki yaha k according mere pas koi eligibility nhi dikh rhi...kya koi zoology ya botony se bhi M.Sc ki branch me admission mil skta hai...sir plzz help me..

28 Dec, 2018 22:41
Akansha Expert

Hi Sir, If you having a problem regarding the eligibility please visit the regional centre for the admission.

29 Dec, 2018 18:05

Hi sir Muje msc food and services management ka course ke liye apply Krna h to online iske show Nhi Ho rhe h to kese fill krna h plz tell

28 Dec, 2018 17:56
Akansha Expert

Hi Shikha, If you having a problem regarding application please visit the regional centre for the application.

28 Dec, 2018 18:07

Sir mene bsc jaipur se chmistry zoology or botny me ki ha to me kon se msc proggrame me admssion le skti hu inme se

26 Dec, 2018 14:05
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Manisha, You should choose the subjects as per your interest.

28 Dec, 2018 15:54
sudipa BOSE

Is ignoue university offer master degree in botany in kolkata?

26 Dec, 2018 10:57
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi, No IGNOU does not offer a master's course in Botany.

28 Dec, 2018 13:10
Dibakar Sethy

Can I do in mathematics in distance mode in IGNOU

24 Dec, 2018 20:48
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Dibakar, Yes IGNOU offers MSc in Mathematics with Computer Science.

15 Jan, 2019 18:26

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