IGNOU M.Sc. Admission 2020: Dates, Eligibility, Selection Process

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IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University), offers Post Graduation Programme in 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 by means of “Open Learning and Distance Education”. The duration of the course is two years (minimum) and can extend up to five years (maximum). Admission to IGNOU M.Sc will be merit-based.

Latest Update: 

  • Admission for January Session Started. Apply Here
  • Re-Registration for January Session 2020 started (Till November 30). 

Candidate must have passed Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university for seeking admission in M.Sc from IGNOU.

Application form can be filled online through the official website ( or offline. Forms can be submitted along with the Application Fee of INR 400/-. Check IGNOU Admission

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IGNOU M.Sc. Application Process

Application form can be filled through online process as well as offline process.

For Jan Admission – Click Here
For Re-Registration Visit (


  • Visit the link
  • Enter Username and Password.
  • Click “SUBMIT” button.
  • Username and Password will be sent via Email and SMS.
  • Click on “LOGIN” button from the homepage.
  • Enter Personal Details,Programme Details,Qualification Details and Course Details.
  • Upload Scanned Documents.
  • Documents need to be Self Attested.
  • Pay Application Fee of INR 400/- along with the Programme Fees through Net Banking/Credit/Debit Card. 

Required scanned documents

  • Recent Photograph and Signature. (less than 100 KB in size) 
  • Document of Age Proof 
  • Relevant Educational Qualification marksheet.(less than 400 KB)
  • Copy of Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC. (less than 400 KB)
  • BPL Certificate, if Below the Poverty Line.(less than 400 KB)


  • Visit nearest regional office.
  • Buy application form along with prospectus.
  • Fill all required details.
  • Paste photograph 
  • Pay Application fee through Net Banking/Credit/Debit Card/D.D/E-Challan.
  • Visit the Official Website and click on “Pay Online” / Draw Demand Draft in favor of IGNOU Administration for application fee.
  • Send filled Application form with all Documents and E-Receipt of paid Application Fee/D.D to the Regional Office of IGNOU.

Required documents-

  • Recent Photograph and Signature.
  • Document of Age Proof 
  • Relevant Educational Qualification marksheet.
  • Copy of Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC. 
  • BPL Certificate, if Below the Poverty Line.

IGNOU M.Sc. Eligibility Criteria

Applicant must have a Bachelor's degree or Post Graduate Diploma in a relevant subject.

Course Wise Eligibility

Master of Science Degree in Dietetics and Food Service Management -

B.Sc. (Home Science) specialization in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition.


PG Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition.


MBBS, BHHS in Home Science/ Food Science and Technology, Life Science, Microbiology Health Care, Medical, Pharmaceutical Catering.

Master of Science in Counselling and Family Therapy-

Bachelor’s degree with specialization in subjects like Human Development and Family Studies, Child Development, Human Development and Childhood Studies, Child Development and Family Relationships, Home Science, Psychology, Social Work, Medicine. 


“Allied disciplines” include Anthropology, Sociology, Education, Philosophy, MBBS.


Bachelor’s Degree along with a Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling.

M.Sc. Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science-
Graduate with a Major, or Honours in Mathematics with minimum 50% marks in aggregate.

IGNOU M.Sc Selection Process

IGNOU will take admission on merit basis

  • University's admission committee will release the merit list on the basis of marks secured in the qualifying examination
  • Shortlisted Candidates have to visit Regional Office/Study Center with all required documents
  • Document verification and payment of programme fee will confirm admission

?Required Documents

  1. Document of Age Proof 
  2. Relevant Educational Qualification marksheet
  3. Copy of Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC
  4. BPL Certificate, if Below the Poverty Line

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



thüg lifË

I have done BCA. CAN I do M. sc mathematics in computer applications

30 Nov, 2019 17:28
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hello, no, you cannot apply for admission in this course as candidates seeking admission in this course must have done graduation with Mathematics as a major subject.

30 Nov, 2019 17:37
Shriya Deshpande

Is there any subject like Msc in Clinical Research?

29 Nov, 2019 16:40
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Shriya, this course is not available in the university.

29 Nov, 2019 18:08
Debarshini Poddar

Hello I am persuing Physiology honors 3rd year from Calcutta university .can I do Msc in Dietetics and Food service management ? What is the process?

13 Nov, 2019 22:06
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Debarshini, yes, you are eligible to apply for this course. Admission will depend on marks scored in qualifying degree i.e. graduation.

14 Nov, 2019 12:40

Hello Maine biology se complete kiya h. M .Sc dietics and food service management kr sakti hun. Admission process kya h

13 Nov, 2019 01:30
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hello, yes, you are eligible for this course.

13 Nov, 2019 10:40
SGR Ahuja

Is msc macs is different from msc in mathematics

12 Nov, 2019 22:57
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Ahuja, yes, both these courses are different. M.Sc (MACS) is Mathematics with Applications in Computer). Moreover, M.Sc (MACS) is not available in the university.

13 Nov, 2019 11:00
nida farheen

Hi. I want to know the fees for msc food service management and dietetics for 2 years. I have completed bsc in nutrition and dietetics.. am I eligible for the course?

11 Nov, 2019 23:26
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Nida, yes, you are eligible for this course. Annual fees for this course is INR 16,200.

12 Nov, 2019 12:55
Jaspreet nagi

Hi I want to do MSc in food n nutrition. When can i get myself enrol in this course. Also tell about the centre in chd

11 Nov, 2019 13:48
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Jaspreet, admission dates for Jan session has not been released yet by the official website. You can go through Chandigarh Regional Center of IGNOU from here.

11 Nov, 2019 14:24
Shubham Sharma

Sir mene BSc complete kiya h m zoology se MSc kr skta hu and ho skta h to kya process rhega

11 Nov, 2019 13:31
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Shubham, this course is not available in the university. However, you may check other M.Sc Zoology Colleges from here.

11 Nov, 2019 14:21
sri nanda

Hi this is srikanth, Iam completed my PG in astrology , i wish to do PhD in astrology . Can you suggest us

11 Nov, 2019 09:26
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Nanda, this course is not available in the university.

11 Nov, 2019 09:59
Albina soren

Sir I would like to do post bsc nursing.

11 Nov, 2019 02:00
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Albina, this course is not available in the university.

11 Nov, 2019 10:56

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