IGNOU M.Sc. Admission 2020: Last Date-July 2020, Fees, Eligibility, Selection Process, Registration

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20 September, 2020: IGNOU July 2020 session: Admission deadline extended till September 30 Know more

IGNOU announces provisional admission to students without final exam results for July 2020 session. This decision came out because of COVID-19 impact and delay on admission. Re-Registration Scheme has been discontinued by IGNOU. This decision marks cancellation of July 2020 registrations. This provision is not valid for old students as well.

IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University), offers a two year Masters in Science in only 3 disciplines. These are Counseling & Family Therapy, Food & Nutrition and Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science. All of them are offered under Open Learning and Distance Education. The duration of the course can extend up to five years (maximum). IGNOU Admission 2020 to M.Sc program is based on scores in bachelor’s degree (merit-based).

Candidates can apply for IGNOU M.Sc Admissions online for July 2020 Session. Usually the filing of applications beigin in the month of May, this was not possible due to COVID-19 pandemic which has postponed the admission process to September. For now applications can be submitted by September 30, 2020 through the online portal of IGNOU. Applications can also be downloaded given in the prospectus and submitted as per the given instructions.

IGNOU M.Sc. Admission Highlights 2020

Course NameMaster’s in Science (M.Sc)
Age limitNo bar
Application processOnline and Offline
Registration feeINR 400
EligibilityGraduate or Postgraduate in relevant discipline
Intake SessionJanuary & July
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IGNOU M.Sc Course Fees

M.Sc in Food and Nutrition (MSCDFSM)INR 32,400
M.Sc in Counselling and Family Therapy (MSCCFT)INR 33,600
M.Sc in Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science (MACS)INR 26,400

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IGNOU M.Sc Admission 2020 Details

Applicant must have a Bachelor's degree or Post Graduate Diploma in a relevant subject. Given below is the course-wise eligibility criteria for the M.Sc program:

M.Sc in Food and Nutrition (MSCDFSM)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
M.Sc in Counselling and Family Therapy (MSCCFT)Bachelor’s degree with a specialization in subjects like Human Development and Family Studies, Child Development, Human Development & Childhood Studies, Child Development & Family Relationships, Home Science, Psychology, Social Work, Medicine
“Allied disciplines” include Anthropology, Sociology, Education, Philosophy, MBBS. Or Bachelor’s Degree along with a Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling
M.Sc in Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science (MACS)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 the Regional Office/ Study Center with all required documents.
  • Document verification and payment of program fees will confirm admission.

IGNOU M.Sc Application Process

Application form can be filled online as well as offline at IGNOU. For the online application process, the candidates are required to visit the official website and register themselves on the official website along with all the required details. and application fee of INR 400 are required to complete the process.

Steps involved in the online process is as follows: 

  • Step 1: Visit the official website
IGNOU M.Sc Application Procees
  • Step 2: Go to the “Register Online” tab and choose “Fresh admission”.
IGNOU M.Sc Application Procees
  • Step 3: A new performa will appear on the screen.
IGNOU M.Sc Application Procees

Applicants need to register themselves first and the username and password generated will be sent to your mail address. 

  • Step 4: Enter the username and password sent to your mail address to proceed further in the process.
IGNOU M.Sc Application Procees

Click on the “Login” button from the homepage. Enter Personal Details, Programme Details, Qualification Details, and Course Details. Upload Scanned Documents. Documents need to be Self Attested.

Required scanned documents

  • Recent Photograph and Signature. (less than 100 KB in size) 
  • Document of Age Proof 
  • Relevant Educational Qualification mark sheet. (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)

Offline Application Process

  • Visit the nearest regional office.
  • Buy application form along with the prospectus.
  • Fill all the 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 the 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 mark sheet.
  • Copy of Category Certificate, if SC/ ST/ OBC. 
  • BPL Certificate, if Below the Poverty Line.

IGNOU M.Sc Course FAQs

Ques. A student who has studied Mathematics as one of the subjects in B.Sc/ BCA/ MCA and has an engineering degree. Is he eligible for M.Sc in Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science (MACS)?

Ans. No, the student is not eligible for the MACS course as the mathematics taught in all the above cases is specialized in a particular purpose and does not include all the topics covered in a Mathematics honor courses. MACS requires honors-level knowledge of Mathematics.

Ques. When should I apply for the MACS?

Ans. M.Sc in Mathematics and Application with Computer Science is available only in the January session. The application process for the same starts by the end of September month of the previous year.

Ques. Do I need to submit the application fee with the form?

Ans. No, you need to pay an amount of INR 400 at the time of registration only. No money is to be paid along with the application form.

Ques. Can I appear for the term-end examination anywhere in India?

Ans. Yes, you may appear at any center across India for the theory exams. Whereas for the practical examinations you need to be present at your registered exam center.

Ques. What is the minimum and maximum duration to complete the M.Sc program at IGNOU?

Ans. The minimum and maximum duration to complete the M.Sc program at IGNOU varies from course to course:
CourseMinimum DurationMaximum Duration
M.Sc in Food and Nutrition (MSCDFSM)2 years3 years
M.Sc in Counselling and Family Therapy (MSCCFT)2 years5 years
M.Sc in Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science (MACS)2 year4 years

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



Ankita Singh

I did B.A home science How can I proceed for food and nutrition at IGNOU

07 Oct, 2020 13:31

Dear Ankita 

Greetings from Collegedunia. We are glad to inform you that you are eligible for Admission in M.Sc. with Food and Nutrition at IGNOU. Kindly refer to this link for Application Process Online Fill-Up – IGNOU Application Process Fill-Up

07 Oct, 2020 14:31
Reena Bansal

Fees of MSC math whole course

29 Sep, 2020 22:06

Hi Reena,

The total fees for MSc in Maths is INR 26,400.


05 Oct, 2020 21:55
Amit Kumar Sahoo

Can I get M.Sc(PHYSICS)

29 Sep, 2020 15:39

Hi Amit,

IGNOU offers only 3 specializations in MSc, which is in Maths with Computer science, Food and nutrition and Counseling ad Family Therapy. 

There is no MSc program in Physics.


05 Oct, 2020 21:58
Nitish Thukral

I have done Btech in electronics. Am I eligible for MSC (maths)?

11 Sep, 2020 19:42

Hi Nitish, Yes, You are eligible for M.Sc. Maths. The eligibilty criteria is that a candidate must be a graduate with a Major, or Honours in Mathematics with minimum 50% marks in aggregate.

11 Sep, 2020 23:40
Nitish Thukral

Ok.. Thanks Please tell me whether the admission in IGNOU is going on still for MSC or not? Am I eligible to pursue the same from IGNOU?

12 Sep, 2020 07:59

Hi, i did my degree on BSc Electronics. pass out in 2016. i have few arriers and cleared on 2020. Can i apply for MCA?

18 Apr, 2020 22:38
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Unnikrishnan, yes, you are eligible for this course.

19 Apr, 2020 02:53
Sunil Verma

Good Evening... I want to persue M.Sc. in Maths through Distance Learning, but I Complete my Graduation in 2006.. Can I apply for it... Plz Guide...

01 Apr, 2020 16:50
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Sunil, as there is no upper age limit to apply for admission. Thus, you are eligible.

01 Apr, 2020 17:01

I have done (General) course. But I want to join in maths not score 50% in maths

02 Mar, 2020 08:47
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Bipin, aggregate in graduation must be 50% in order to be eligible for this course. Individual marks are not considered for eligibility.

02 Mar, 2020 12:08
Arpita Ghosh

I have done bsc in bioscience so can i apply for msc in dietetic nd food service management?

27 Feb, 2020 16:58
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Arpita, yes, you can apply for admission in this course.

27 Feb, 2020 17:03
Sapna Laxman Mankar

I had completed my graduation in biotechnology can I complete my MSc in mathematics

25 Feb, 2020 17:00
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Sapna, yes, you are eligible for this course provided you have scored at least 50% in graduation.

25 Feb, 2020 17:07
Sidrah Fatima

I m final year home science student.. Want to do msc in textile. Is this course available in ignou?

20 Feb, 2020 13:27
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Fatima, no, this course is not available in this university.

20 Feb, 2020 14:50

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