IGNOU MA Admission 2020: Fees, Eligibility, Last Date for July 2020 Session

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  • September 19:  IGNOU July 2020 Admission Portal Registration for MA extended to September 30. Apply Here
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IGNOU July 2020 Admission Portal Registration for MA extended to September 30, 2020. Recently IGNOU announced MA in Hindi in ODL mode or online for July 2020 session.

Indira Gandhi National Open University or IGNOU offers Master of Arts (MA) in various specializations under different schools of the university. The duration of MA course is 2 years. Applications are accepted for both January and July session. At present applications are available for July 2020 session till September 30, 2020.

IGNOU MA Admission Highlights 2020

Courses Offered Master of Arts (MA)
Offered atIGNOU
Duration 2 years (maximum duration: 4 years)
Type Open / Distance / Online
Specializations 19
Intake SessionJanuary & July
Basic Eligibility Passed graduation or equivalent
Selection CriteriaMerit based
Medium of InstructionEnglish & Hindi
Applications AvailableOnline 

All the specializations are offered in both January and July sessions except Adult Education and Women and Gender Studies.  For more admission related details, check IGNOU Admission.

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IGNOU MA Admission 2020 Fees

The Annual program fee is available in the Common Prospectus for July 2020 IGNOU admission. The fee is supposed to be accepted in half for the first year and the rest half in the second year, keeping aside the registration fee. Fee for all the specializations is mentioned below : 

SpecializationsAnnual FeeMore Details
SociologyINR 12,000Click Here
HindiINR 12,000Click Here
Gandhi and Peace StudiesINR 9,600Click Here
Rural DevelopmentINR 10,800Click Here
EnglishINR 12,000Click Here
PhilosophyINR 12,000Click Here
EducationINR 18,000Click Here
EconomicsINR 16,000Click Here
HistoryINR 12,000Click Here
Pol. ScienceINR 12,000Click Here
Public AdministrationINR 12,000Click Here
PsychologyINR 18,000Click Here
AnthropologyINR 16,800Click Here
Development StudiesINR 11,000Click Here
Adult EducationINR 12,800Click Here
Gender & Development StudiesINR 9,600Click Here
Women & Gender StudiesINR 13,000Click Here
Distance EducationINR 10,800Click Here
Translation StudiesINR 9,600Click Here
Journalism and Mass CommunicationINR 25,000Click Here

IGNOU MA Admission 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Read on for eligibility criteria and fee details accepted for each MA specialization at IGNOU for admissions:

CourseSpecializationsEligibility Criteria
MAHindiCandidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university for admission to the course
Political Science
Journalism and Mass Communication
Public Administration
Distance Education
Adult Education (offered only in July session)


Development Studies
Gandhi and Peace Studies
Rural Development
Gender and Development Studies
Translation Studies

Women’s and Gender Studies (offered only in July session)


  • 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)

  • Translation Studies: Candidate should be a graduate in any discipline with adequate knowledge of Hindi and English

IGNOU MA Admission 2020 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, i.e
    • Photocopy of ID proof
    • Photocopy of all the marks sheets of Graduate course.
    • Photocopy of 10+2 marks sheet.
    • Age proof/ 10+2 Marks Sheet.

IGNOU MA Application Process 2020

Candidates can fill and submit the application form for MA program through online mode. Interested candidates can apply by following the below-given steps:

For July 2020 Admission – Click Here
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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.


Ques. Who is eligible to apply for an MA at IGNOU for admission?

Ans. Applicants who hold a graduate degree in a relevant subject or hold an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution are eligible for MA admissions at IGNOU.

Ques. I missed applying for IGNOU MA admission in the January 2020 session. Can I still apply?

Ans. No, a candidate cannot apply again if the application closes for any session. Rather they can apply for the upcoming session. In this case the July 2020 session of IGNOU admission.

Ques. How to pay the course fee for MA admission at IGNOU?

Ans. The total fee is indicated in the IGNOU 2020 Admission Prospectus, specialization wise. The applicants are supposed to submit the fee year wise. The application fee is exempted from this total fee for any discipline in MA for IGNOU admission.

Ques. Are there any additional courses to be opted along with MA if a candidate does not fulfill the eligibility for IGNOU admission?

Ans. No, the candidates are required to fulfill the eligibility criteria as far as possible. Because there is no BPP course which could be additionally opted to fulfil the eligibility criteria for any MA admission at IGNOU.

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




What is the last date to apply master in political science?

12 Sep, 2020 08:52
Ginni talwar

In MA has entrance ???

09 Sep, 2020 23:33

Hi Ginni, No, there is no entrance test. 

  • 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.

10 Sep, 2020 19:51

Hi Ginni, 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.

11 Sep, 2020 00:42
Puja Prasad

What is the last date to apply masters in sociology? 2020

09 Sep, 2020 09:28

Hi Puja, The last date to apply for MA Sociology is 31st December 2020.

11 Sep, 2020 01:11
jennifer anthony makasare

procedure for online admission for MA

07 Sep, 2020 15:16
jennifer anthony makasare

what is the last date to apply for MA course

07 Sep, 2020 15:15
Anjali Anil Thakare

Hii sir...MA ka admission kab le sakte hai....Marathi medium option hai kya

06 Sep, 2020 18:00
Santhos kumar

Wth bsc maths can i join MA English???

11 Aug, 2020 21:42

Hi Santosh, Yes, You can pursue MA in English. The eligibility criteria to pursue MA in English is that a candidate must be a graduate in any discipline.

17 Aug, 2020 23:29
Bolli Devi Mounika

What's the last date to apply MAeng in 2020

09 Aug, 2020 07:12

Hello Bolli Devi

The last date to apply for MA English is 31st December 2020.

25 Aug, 2020 16:37
Nikita rajak

How to apply for ma form.2020

01 Jun, 2020 19:35

Does IGNOU provides regular course

19 May, 2020 22:25
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Suresh, no, IGNOU does not offers regular course.

19 May, 2020 23:23

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