Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is a distance learning national university located in New Delhi and established by an act of Parliament in the year 1985. The university has its presence in the whole country with over 3 million students and growing in India and overseas, IGNOU is the largest university in the world. The university was set up with aims to provide equal opportunities to all the segments of society and to promote distance/open education in India.
IGNOU Admission Details and Important Dates for All Programs
Check Your Online Application Status for IGNOU Admission 2019
IGNOU also acts as a national resource center and works towards promoting and maintaining standards of distance education in India. It also hosts the Secretariats of the SAARC Consortium on Open and Distance Learning (SACODiL) and the Global Mega Universities Network (GMUNET) initially supported by UNESCO.
IGNOU serves over 3 million students in India, the headquarters, and 40 other countries abroad. It also has 21 schools and a network of 67 regional centers, 2667 study centers, and 29 overseas centers spread across 15 countries. Approximately one in five students enrolled in higher education in India is enrolled with IGNOU.
IGNOU Facts and Figures:
Type of University
University Grants Commission of India (UGC)
Association of Indian Universities(AIU)
Distance Education Council (DEC)
Number of Schools
Number of Regional Centres
Number of Study Centers
Number of overseas Centres
IGNOU University provides various different PG & UG Courses. The table explains different types of IGNOU Courses:
Types of Courses
No. of courses
IGNOU Admission 2019
IGNOU Registration Process
Students can register online to secure IGNOU Admissions 2019 in the courses offered by IGNOU under its Online Admission System (OAS). Students must follow the given steps to register themselves:
Visit the official website of the IGNOU.
In the main menu click on ‘register online’ & then click on online admission. After that, you will be redirected to the OAS page.
Indra Gandhi National Open University provides Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.). The minimum duration of the course is 2 years however the maximum period allowed for the completion of the program is 5 years.
The program is offered in both English and Hindi medium.
IGNOU B.Ed. Eligibility:
At least fifty percent marks either in the Bachelor’s Degree and/or in the Master’s Degree in Sciences/Social Sciences/Commerce/Humanity. Bachelor’s in Engineering or Technology with specialization in Science and Mathematics with 55% marks or any other qualification equivalent thereto,
The following categories are eligible to be students of B.Ed. (ODL):
Trained in-service teachers in elementary education.
Candidates who have completed an NCTE recognized teacher education program through face-to-face mode.
Before registration, students must ensure that they have the following documents:
Scanned photograph & signature (maximum size 100 KB)
Scanned copy of Age Proof & documents in support of educational qualification (Size 400 KB)
Scanned copy of Category certificate (if applicable) & experience certificate (size 400 KB)
BPL Certificate (size must be less than 400 KB)
Fees can be paid through credit/debit card or net banking.
How to fill the Online Admission Form (OAS):
Initially, click on the new user registration link & provide the basic details like name, mobile number & DOB.
Now fill the whole application form with due attention & verify the details & submit. After form submission, your username & password will be provided to you on the registered email ID & phone number.
Now login again through the existing user section & fill the online application form. You need to provide the following details in the application form.
Personal InformationIGNOU FEE Details
Educational Qualifications (course & correspondence details)
Upload of desired (scanned) documents
After completion of all details click on ‘make payment’ & pay through debit/credit card or net banking (INR 60 only). Check IGNOU FEE Details for more details in the same context.
Status of Application:
Students can check their application status by simply clicking on the ‘Know your status’ section on the home page of OAS. They have to enter their contact number & the application status will be displayed on the screen (whether the application is successfully submitted on in progress).
Note: Students can also re-register themselves by following the same application platform as is given for general registrations.
The endeavor of the Placement Cell is to enhance and facilitate the process of successful employment for its divergent learner students’ crowd for entry-level jobs as well as mid-career level employment opportunities, similar and corresponding with their personal and academic profiles. In the present day business conditions, companies ask job-ready individuals for employment at the shortest possible time period.
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IGNOU Date Sheet:
IGNOU has released the date sheet for term end examination for the December session. Students can download the course-wise date sheet by navigating to the official website of IGNOU. Students have to satisfy the prescribed rules in order to be eligible for the December TEE. Registration for all of the courses must be valid, not time-based. The University conducts the TEE in two sessions, namely forenoon & afternoon. Students are advised to follow the mentioned steps in order to download their Exam Date Sheet:
Visit the official website of the IGNOU.
Click on the IGNOU Exam Date Sheet.
Now navigate to the Student’s zone.
Now scroll down to get the new updates regarding TEE timetable.
IGNOU is the largest Open University in the field of distance cum private education in almost every field of education. The University conducts several exams to offer admission in various Doctorate, UG, PG, Diploma and certificate courses. Students can register online/manually in order to get admission at the People's University. Students can check their IGNOU Results for entrance & term end examinations through the official website of IGNOU.
Evaluation Process in IGNOU
IGNOU follows a unique three-stage process to measure the performance of a student.
Self-Assessment: In terms of marks weightage of this section is nil, but it is very important for student’s mental growth.
Evaluation through Assignments: It includes 25 to 30% of the total weightage.
Term-End Examination (TEE): It includes 70 to 75% of the total weightage.
Computer Marked Assignments (CMA) are required to be sent to the IGNOU campus while the Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA) have to be sent to the respective study centers.
IGNOU-UNESCO Gender Training Project: This gender training kit gives you an opportunity to upgrade your knowledge and skills in the crucial area of gender and development. If you are already engaged in gender training or you want to become a gender trainer, you can sign up at the learning center
Construction Workers Vocational Qualification (CWVQ) Project: The project aims at providing competency-based vocational training, assessment, and certification through the distance mode for skill development of construction workers. The project has been implemented with the help of Builders' Association of India (BAI), National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) and National Academy of Construction (NAC), Hyderabad.
The IGNOU library is the most resourceful information center in the country in the field of Distance Education. The library has the largest collection of books, journals, and other related materials in the field of Distance Education, throughout the country. It was established in 1986 in tune with the objectives of IGNOU.