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IGNOU MA Admission 2018

Updated On - August 18th 2018 by SHUBHAM GARG

IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) is the largest Open University in the world. The university offers a plethora of under-graduate, post-graduate, doctoral, certificate and diploma courses through open and distance learning in arts, science and commerce streams. IGNOU offers Master of Arts (MA) in 18 specializations under different schools of the university. Applications are invited for admission to MA program twice a year i.e. in January and July.

The specializations offered under Master of Arts (MA) program are mentioned below:

  1. Hindi
  2. History
  3. Philosophy
  4. Political Science
  5. Anthropology
  6. Psychology
  7. Sociology
  8. Public Administration
  9. Rural Development
  10. Economics
  11. Distance Education
  12. Adult Education (offered only in July session)
  13. English
  14. Development Studies
  15. Gandhi and Peace Studies
  16. Gender and Development Studies
  17. Translation Studies
  18. Women’s and Gender Studies (offered only in July session)
  • The duration of the course is two years (minimum) and can extend up to five years (maximum).
  • For admission to MA, candidate must have passsed Bachelors degree from a recognized university.
  • Selection of the candidates is done on the basis of marks secured in the qualifying degree.
  • All the specializations are offered in both January and July sessions except Adult Education and Women’s and Gender Studies.

For more admission related details, check IGNOU Admission 2018.

  • Mode of Application



    30th Apr, 2019 - 31st Aug, 2019

Important Dates

Registration 30th Apr - 31st Aug , 2019

IGNOU MA Eligibility Criteria

Master of Arts [MA] (Adult Education) , Master of Arts [MA] (Economics) & Master of Arts [MA] (Rural Development)

For MA in all specializations (except Distance Education, Translation Studies)
Candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university for admission to the course

Master of Arts [MA] (Distance Education)

Candidate should have completed graduation in any discipline OR those who have completed PGDDE are eligible for lateral entry to 2nd year of MA (Distance Education)

Master of Arts [MA] (Translation Studies)

Candidate should be a graduate in any discipline with adequate knowledge of Hindi and English

IGNOU MA Application Process


For July 2018 session, the last date to submit applications for admission to various UG, PG, Diploma courses is July 31, 2018. Candidates can fill and submit the application form for MA program through online mode. Interested candidates can apply by following the below-given steps:

Step 1: Registration

  • Candidates must register themselves first by creating a username and password.
  • They must fill all the necessary information like name, DOB, e-mail address and contact number. After filling the details, press ‘SUBMIT’ button.
  • Candidate’s username will be instantly sent to the registered e-mail ID and SMS.
  • Candidate must remember his/her Username and Password for subsequent login.

Step 2: Login and Fill the form

  • Candidate should login with the generated Username & Password.
  • Next, candidate should fill the application form with all the necessary details.

Step 3: Uploading Documents

Upon filling the application form, candidates should upload the scanned copy of the following documents:

  1. Scanned Photograph and signature 
  2. Scanned copy of Age Proof
  3. Scanned copy of Educational Qualification
  4. Scanned Copy of Experience Certificate (if any)
  5. Scanned Copy of Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC
  6. Scanned Copy of BPL Certificate, if Below Poverty Line

Step 4: Preview

  • After uploading of the scanned documents, candidates can click the ‘next button’ for the application form preview option.
  • In case of any error, they can go back and correct the details or can refill the form.

Step 5: Fee Submission

  • Candidates can pay the 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 for future correspondence.

IGNOU MA 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 candidate’s 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 MA 2018 Fee structure

Annual program fee must be submitted along with the application form. Fee for all the specializations is mentioned below : 

SpecializationsAnnual Fee
HistoryINR 4500
PhilosophyINR 4500
Political ScienceINR 4500
AnthropologyINR 6500
PsychologyINR 4500
Public AdministrationINR 4500
Rural DevelopmentINR 4500
HindiINR 4500
EconomicsINR 6,000
Distance EducationINR 1,350
SociologyINR 7,250
Adult EducationINR 6,000
EnglishINR 2,500
Development StudiesINR 4,500
Gandhi and Peace StudiesINR 4,500
Gender and Development StudiesINR 4,500
 Women’s and Gender StudiesINR 6,000
Translation StudiesINR 4500

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



Ashwini Catherine

Hii i m Ashwani Catherine... I want to do M.A in bharatnatyam classical dance... Please suggest me?? How can i do???

21 Sep, 2018 16:32
Akansha Expert

Hi Ashwini, This University does not offers this course.

21 Sep, 2018 17:37
arti vishkarma

Ignou M.A. sanskrit nhi krati kya ?? Mere brother ko distance se MA sanskrit krni h, plz suggest.

20 Sep, 2018 22:30
Akansha Expert

Hi Arti, The admissions are closed for this session, please try in the next session will be start in December. or course information please contact to the university as given numbers.

21 Sep, 2018 12:05
Priya Mishra

hiii, M.A in "public administration " IGNOU se krne ke liye UG me kitne %marks cahiye minium ???

20 Sep, 2018 11:06
Akansha Expert

Hi Priya, Yes You can take the admission in next session, 50% is required for the General M.A. Admission.

20 Sep, 2018 16:02
Nikita Sharma

Meri 12th ki marksheet Kho Gayi Hai Kya Mera IGNOU main m a history honours admission ho sakta hai

19 Sep, 2018 10:37
Akansha Expert

Hi Nikita, No Without documents you can not admission in any university.

19 Sep, 2018 15:37
kuheli saha

HI, this is Kuheli.. I passed out my Graduation (BA) in 2018.. can i apply for MA in English in 2018?? If any percentage requirement plz let me know.. Thanx and regards..

18 Sep, 2018 18:53
Akansha Expert

Hi Kuheli, Yes You can take the admission in next session, 50% is required for the General M.A. Admission.

19 Sep, 2018 10:24
Ruby Biswas

When is the nxt SESSION starting for M.A for this year and when will I start applying for it.plz help me.

18 Sep, 2018 13:54
Akansha Expert

Hi Ruby, Yet the date were not released you may please check the official website for getting the Admission details.

18 Sep, 2018 17:41
Sonu kumar chouhan

My another friend want to take admission in m.a. ignou. Is it possible to get admission from late fine in m.a. ignou. Please response me immediately

16 Sep, 2018 10:11
Garima Bansal

Hi Sonu, The admissions are closed for this session.

17 Sep, 2018 13:22
Hitali Jagwani

Hello Can we apply with some late fees for the current session?

15 Sep, 2018 18:42
Akansha Expert

Hi Hitali, The admissions are closed for this session, please try in the next session will be start in December. You may contact to given number getting the Admission is possible on Late fee.

17 Sep, 2018 11:44
Subhala Chhetri

I am enrolled for b.ed 2018- 20 session . Can i join masters simultaneously in this december session ? Would there b any problems if the finishing year of both degree will b same? Will it b valid? Plz reply

15 Sep, 2018 08:22
Akansha Expert

Hi Subhala, It is possible but not valid for the career, that i will suggest you.

15 Sep, 2018 15:14
Anondita Das

Sir, may I know that from which date next session will start??

13 Sep, 2018 11:52
Akansha Expert

Hi Anondita, The Dates were not released by the University, when the officially released we will updated.

13 Sep, 2018 15:34

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