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IGNOU MA Admission 2019

Updated On - October 11th 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 2019.

  • 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


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 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



Pradeep Singh Deopa

Where will the paper held of my Ignou exam can i change the examination center after a year

17 Oct, 2018 10:30
Akansha Expert

Hi Pradeep, Yes you can change the exam center but you need to visit the near regional center for get the full information.

17 Oct, 2018 11:42
Solomon Faihriem

When is the admission for MA in 2018 session? or shall i have to wait for 2019 session?

11 Oct, 2018 23:06
Akansha Expert

Hi Solomon, You need to wait for 2019 session for Admission in MA Course while for this session is over.

15 Oct, 2018 13:20
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If I apply in MEG july session and want to give exam in december in the same year for only 2 subjects out of 4. Is it possible?

10 Oct, 2018 14:13
Akansha Expert

Hi Sir, No you will not or more information you may please contact the University.

10 Oct, 2018 14:39
Ruby Biswas

Hi can u plz tell me when is the registration date for MA the December session and will I get any email or msg regarding the admission further.plz help

06 Oct, 2018 16:21
Akansha Expert

Hello Ruby, No you will not get any information regarding the admission you need to update with the official website to get the relevant information about the course admission.

06 Oct, 2018 16:48
Patricia David

I want to know the admission dates for the December session. For MA course

05 Oct, 2018 15:20
Akansha Expert

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

05 Oct, 2018 15:23
Dronacharya Bag

Sir MA ka admissions kab hota hai aur kitne session hota hai

02 Oct, 2018 14:03
Akansha Expert

Hi Sir, There is 2 session for the Admission first is July and the second one is in January yet the next admission details were not released.

03 Oct, 2018 16:36
Zeba shahid

Sir will we get any kind of notice or news as the admission for MA has started for d month December

05 Oct, 2018 00:27
Akansha Expert

Hi Zeba, can you please explain once more I didn't get you what exactly information you want.

05 Oct, 2018 14:25
Bhaikon Lahon

I am already applied for MAPY. My study center is Cotton College, Guwahati. Please let me know when classes will start

01 Oct, 2018 11:13
Akansha Expert

Heelo Bhaikon, The university sent you a message or mail regarding the classes.

01 Oct, 2018 16:13
Anwesha Dwivedy

I mean to say when official classes will start

25 Sep, 2018 13:58
Garima Bansal

Hi Anwesha, the university sent you a msg regarding the classes.

25 Sep, 2018 18:04

M Tina sarsar.... How can i apply MA admission ...last date expaior... Can i apply dis month plz suggust me

25 Sep, 2018 09:19
Garima Bansal

Hi Tina The admissions are closed for this session.

25 Sep, 2018 16:50
Ratnesh Kumar ratnakar

Sir,I ratnesh want to admission in m.a . 2018-20,please intimate me last date of apply for m.a.

24 Sep, 2018 22:51
Garima Bansal

Hi Ratnesh, The admissions are closed for this session.

25 Sep, 2018 15:36

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