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IGNOU MA Admission 2019: Dates, Application Form, Fee Structure

Updated On - December 12th 2018 by SHUBHAM GARG

IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) is the largest Open University in the world. IGNOU offers a plethora of under-graduate, post-graduate, doctoral, certificate and diploma courses through open and distance learning in arts, science and commerce streams. The university 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. To know about course fees, candidates should check IGNOU Course & Fee structure.

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.

IGNOU Admission Articles

IGNOU MA Admission 2019IGNOU MBA Admission 2019
IGNOU M.Sc. Admission 2019IGNOU M.Phil and Ph.D Admission 2019
  • Mode of Application

    Online

  • START DATE - END DATE

    30th Oct, 2019 - 31st Dec, 2019


Important Dates

MA
STATUSEVENTDATE
Registration 30th Oct - 31st Dec , 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

MA

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

Comments

Comments


234 Comments
Nisha Malik

Sir I want to do MA Psychology. But I don't know the admission procedure for July session

19 Feb, 2019 14:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Nisha, kindly refer the article above for knowing the application process of the concerned course.

19 Feb, 2019 15:18
Sharma Pandti

Good morning sir M A Political science addmissn last date Kya h sir

19 Feb, 2019 09:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Sharma, last date for application for MA was Dec 31, 2018.

19 Feb, 2019 11:49
Amrith Aiyanna

Please tell me when can I apply for MA English for the June session

12 Feb, 2019 10:09
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Amrith, kindly refer the official website for the relevant details.

12 Feb, 2019 11:32
Kulwant Singh

Helo sir i complete Ba 58%marks BA Mulana azad national Urdu university can i aply Ma in political science

11 Feb, 2019 20:42
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Kulwant, The eligibility criteria for admission in MA is:

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

13 Feb, 2019 14:45
Adity Mukherjee

From when will be the MA forms are available for 2019 session?

06 Feb, 2019 09:03
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Adity, registration for MA has been closed on Dec 31, 2019.

06 Feb, 2019 11:11
Adity Mukherjee

Closed for 2018 na

06 Feb, 2019 11:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Closed for 2019 session.

06 Feb, 2019 11:33
Deo kumar Sinha

Sir, I ,m graduate honours,1992 ,Now again I want to re start my studies by doing PG from POLITICAL SCIENCE and aspire to qualify NET.Can I do PG from your esteemed organization?

01 Feb, 2019 10:58
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Deo, yes, you are eligible to apply for the desired course.

01 Feb, 2019 12:04
Drishti

sir can i apply for ma now?

29 Jan, 2019 23:43
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Drishti, application process for MA of 2018 session has ended. You may apply for the same in the new session.

31 Jan, 2019 16:24
aditi singh

sir i want to take admission in ma in 1 or 2 days. please reply me when will be my exam conduct?

29 Jan, 2019 19:56
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Aditi, notification for exam date will be released on the official website of the university itself. You are suggested to visit the official website on regular basis.

31 Jan, 2019 13:12
neeraj kumar

Sir I have completed my graduation (b.a. programme) with 49 percent from Delhi University And I belong to schedule caste. Can I apply m.a. education or m.a. hindi in ignou University , Delhi ? I have no subjects of education. My subjects in b.a. programme are following ... Hindi , English , History , Political Science , Social Science , And Physical Education. Plz. Tell Me as soon as possible. Thanks

29 Jan, 2019 02:08
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Neeraj, yes you are eligible.

29 Jan, 2019 17:39
Narayan Mishra

Sir, I have done BA with IGNOU in the year 2018, now I want to enhance my studies . Please suggest me what subjects/course should be chosen.

27 Jan, 2019 20:24
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Narayan, Please choose the subject/stream as per your interest and specialization.

28 Jan, 2019 15:44

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