Is IGNOU good for B.Sc?

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Vidya Bhatt Nov 10, 2020

IGNOU is a national open university that offers open, distance, and online modes of education. The institute is approved by NCTE and AICTE. It carries out most of its evaluations via self-assessment, assignments, and term-end examinations.

The following points discuss certain parameters that one should know, before deciding to pursue a B. Sc degree at the institute.


  • The institute offers a B.Sc (general) degree program for a duration of 3 to 6 years.

  • Students need to have a 10+2 equivalent in science or related field in order to qualify for the program.

  • It charges a total course fee of INR 12,500. This fee is exclusive of the registration and examination fee.

Course structure:

  • Students can choose any three from a variety of disciplines that include botany, chemistry, zoology, geography, geology, mathematics, and physics.

  • Next, the core courses and elective courses have to be specific to the three disciplines selected above.

  • Laboratory work is compulsory.

  • Students will learn topics including biodiversity, plant ecology, atom structure, petrology, etc. depending on the discipline chosen.


  • The institute has a dedicated placement cell that helps students increase their job placement opportunities and further their careers.

  • Not much information is available for placement opportunities for students pursuing the BSc degree at IGNOU. However, popular companies visiting the institute include Wipro, Tech Mahindra, Amazon, Infosys, etc.

Course Materials and Instructions:

  • The university makes use of multimedia ranging from printed material to audio and visual methods to conduct courses.

  • Students are also provided project work and face to face counseling with the help of academic counselors at study centers.

  • Video programs are transmitted by Doordarshan every day from 6.05 to 6.35 am.

  • Students can also avail of study center facilities like the library and get their assignments evaluated.

Thus, students can be assured of a comfortable study plan in order to successfully complete a BSc degree from IGNOU with not many hassles. It is a good option.