IGNOU Quick Updates 2020 – 21
May 22: Last date for Assignment Submission for IGNOU TEE June 2020 has been further extended till June 15. Check Here
May 22: Application Form Correction deadline for OPENMAT and IGNOU PHD 2020 has been extended till May 31. Check Here
May 21: Online course of MA in Hindi has been started under IGNOU, as proposed by Union HRD Minister
May 21:IGNOU Examination form can be filled up to May 31. The Exam has been postponed till further notice. Check Here
May 20: IGNOU Online Course is set to be launched by HRD Minister Ramesh Pohkriyal on May 20, 2020.
May 20: IGNOU has opened online form correction facility for students applying for PhD and OPENMAT Entrance Examination. Last date is May 22. Apply Here
May 18: Online Counselling Schedule has been released. Check Here
May 18: IGNOU TEE Registration Deadline has been extended to May 31. Exam Dates will be announced soon
May 17: Link for online programs has been activated. Click Here
May 16: IGNOU OPENMAT and IGNOU Ph.D Entrance Exam form correction has started from May 16 until May 22.
May 15: IGNOU OPEN MAT Registration Deadline is May 15. Apply Now
May 13: Last date of June 2020 Term End Exam form is extended to May 15. Check Here
May 12: IGNOU has started sending online assignments to students.Check Here
May 05: June 2020 Term End Exams have been postponed.Check Here
May 1: Learn Korean and Persian Language through GyanVani Radio.
April 22: IGNOU started re-registration Process. Last Date to apply for next year or semester is June 30. Check Here
April 21: IGNOU has released video presentation for students regarding Online Project Submission. Check Here
April 20:IGNOU has extended the last date of TEE June 2020 Examination Form to May 15. Click Here to Apply Now. IGNOU has also extended the TEE June 2020 Assignment Submission date to May 31.
April 19: IGNOU Extends June TEE assignment submission date to May 31. Check Here
April 17: Visakhapatnam Regional Center has shared the Bachelor's Degree Program (CBCS) Study Material and Assignment Links. Download Now
April 16: IGNOU starts mental health counselling amid coronavirus outbreak.
April 15: IGNOU launches a stipend based BBA course for class 12th students in collaboration with MKCL.Apply Now
April 13: Web Enabled Academic Support for BSCG Programme available now through WEAS Portal. Check Here
April 10: IGNOU June Term-end examination has not been postponed. Officials have confirmed.
April 9: IGNOU stops delivery of Study Material amid COVID-19 Outbreak. To know how to get study material Click here
April 6: IGNOU Assignments can be submitted online.
April 2: IGNOU has shared free online resources and courses amid coronavirus outbreak. Check Here
March 30: IGNOU MBA & Ph.D Application Forms extended till April 30 – Apply Here
March 24: Online submission of examination Form for June 2020 TEE Date Extended.Check Here
January 3: IGNOU introduces Russian and Arabic Language online certificate course.
December 11: IGNOU launched two new courses: MA in Journalism and Mass Communication and BBA (Service Management).
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is a distance learning national university located in New Delhi. It was established by an act of Parliament in the year 1985 and has its presence all over the country. There are over 3 million graduates from IGNOU that are working in India and overseas. The university, which is acknowledged as the largest university in the world, aims to provide equal opportunities to all the segments of society and to promote distance/ open education in India.
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 University provides various different PG & UG Courses. Below mentioned are the academic programs offered by the University:
M.A. English/ Hindi/ Economics/ Philosophy/ Sociology/ History/ Psychology/ Women and Gender Studies/ Public Administration)
Nutrition and Health Education
Women Empowerment and Development
Communication & IT Skills
Journalism and Mass Communication
Hospital and Health Management
Women’s and Gender Studies
IGNOU Admission 2020
Given below is a brief about the registration process for taking admission in the University.
Students can register online to secure IGNOU Admission 2020 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 i.e. www.ignou.ac.in
- In the main menu click on ‘Register Online’.
- Select on online admission.
- After that, you will be redirected to the OAS page.
- Fill in all the required information to appear for the exam of IGNOU and then submit.
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 Information IGNOU 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).
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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 registration.
Guidelines for Admission for International Students
Foreign students residing in India having a valid student visa are eligible to seek admission in IGNOU’s selected programs. They will be required to pay an international fee applicable to them. For more details, the students can visit the “International Students” icon on the official website of the University. Programs with a limited number of seats are not offered to foreign students.
Students can download the admission form from the website www.ignou.ac.in. They must fill up all the necessary columns and attach the relevant documents along with the fee. Submit the hard copy of the form at Director, International Division, IGNOU, Block No. 15. Section K, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi.
The University offers financial aid to students belonging to reserved categories viz. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. The candidates belonging to these categories are eligible for the Government of India Scholarships. They can collect forms from the Directorate of Social Welfare or from the office of the Social Welfare Officer of their State. They must fill it up and submit the form to the Regional Director at the Regional Centre for necessary certification.
Apart from this, the University also provides reimbursement of the program fee to students from SC/ST category as per their policy. Students are advised to visit the University website or contact the Regional Centre for more updates on the same. However, the scheme will only exempt the program fee and will not exempt registration fee, term-end exam fee, re-admission.
NOTE: The students who are employed or who are availing any kind of fellowships from other agencies are not eligible for fee exemption.
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 Study Material
The University has a provision to provide a soft copy of the self-learning material in place of printed material. A learner opting for the soft copy will be given a discount of 15% in the Programme Fee. The Option to this effect has to be indicated by the learners while filling in the Online Admission Form. Such learners will not be given printed self-learning material. The University sends study material to the students by Registered post/ Speed Post.
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IGNOU assignments carry 30% weightage in the overall percentage of a candidate, which makes it compulsory for every student to finish and submit the assignments within the stipulated time, before the final date of submission. Finishing and submitting the assignments on time will make student obtain better marks overall and will prepare them for the Term End Examination (TEE). Students also need to submit the assignments to be eligible for the TEE.
In order to submit the assignments, students have to first make sure the assignment is completed according to the guidelines mentioned on the university’s website. Upon completion, the assignment has to be scanned, through a computer or a mobile device. The scanned files must be organized and then emailed to the concerned official email address of IGNOU
Last Date for Submission of Assignments: 30th April 2020
The status of submitted assignments will be updated within 20-25 days after submission.
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IGNOU Question Paper
The students can have access to previous year question papers on the official website of the university. It helps the students to boost their marks in their respective subjects and also in analyzing the coming examination. The TEE 2020 will be conducted from June 1 to June 27, 2020.
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IGNOU Date Sheet
IGNOU has released a tentative date sheet for June Term-end examinations. It will be conducted from June 1 to June 27, 2020. Students must submit their exam form to be eligible to appear in the term-end examinations. However, the last date to submit the exam form has been extended until April 30, 2020. The date sheet released by the IGNOU contains exam dates, shifts, program code, registration dates, re-registration dates, hall ticket release date, project submission deadline, etc. Students can download IGNOU Date Sheet from the official website of the university.
IGNOU Hall Ticket
IGNOU releases hall tickets for June term-end examination in the month of May on its official website. One can download the same using their 9-digit enrollment number. Candidates must carry the hard copy of their hall ticket to prove the authenticity. No one will be allowed to enter the exam hall without the hall ticket. Following are the details printed on the hall ticket :
- Enrollment Number
- Control Number
- Candidate Name
- Exam Centre Code
- Exam Centre Address
- Exam Date and Day
- Session (Afternoon or Morning)
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IGNOU Exam Form 2020
The students appearing for June term-end examination must fill the examination form before the last date. The university has extended the last date till April 30, 2020. One can visit the official website to submit the exam form. Students are required to pay an application fee for exam form that can be paid through credit/debit card or Netbanking. IGNOU Exam Form is also available at the study centre and the regional centre of IGNOU.
IGNOU Exam Centre
The students appearing in the term-end examination can opt for their preferred exam centre while filling the exam form. There are more than 653 exam centers throughout the country for the students to choose from. The selected exam centre will be allotted to the candidate to attend the examination of all the courses. No one is allowed to choose two examination centres for their term-end examination. IGNOU Exam Centre will be mentioned on the hall ticket of the candidate.
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.
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Ques. How to apply for admission to IGNOU?
Ans. The candidates seeking admission can apply through the IGNOU Online admission portal within the stipulated time. Candidates can also re-register for certain UG, PG and Research courses offered by IGNOU before within the stipulated time through the IGNOU re-registration portal. For admission to most of the IGNOU courses offered by the University, candidates are shortlisted for admission on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying degree. However, in case of some specific courses, the University conducts an admission test for selection of students.
Ques. When will I be notified about my acceptance?
Ans. You will be notified of your acceptance usually within two months after the receipt of your application in the Regional Centre when the review process has been completed.
Ques. What is the system of evaluation at IGNOU?
Ans. IGNOU follows a multi-tier system of evaluation - self-assessment exercises within each unit of study, continuous evaluation mainly through assignments which are tutor-marked, practical assignments as well as several seminar/workshops/extended contact programs, term-end examination, project work, etc. The evaluation of students will depend upon various instructional activities that they undertake. All assignments must be submitted by the stipulated date as announced by the university. These assignments are conducted prior to term examinations.
Ques. What is the cost and mode of payment?
Ans. Candidates can find their respective fee structures based on the course on the university’s official website. Make a draft in favour of IGNOU payable at the city where your Regional Centre is situated. For BScN (PostBasic), PGDHHM, PGDGM, PGDMCH, DNA, CCENAM, CNIC, CMCHC) on Registration Fee of INR 100 is to be paid. The candidates of PGDCC will also pay a registration fee of INR 500 The Programme Fee will be collected from the candidates upon their selection.
Ques. What are the documents required for admission?
Ans. The following documents are mandatory and must be produced at the time of application:
- Print out of the filled online admission form with photograph affixed and duly signed.
- Demand Draft/Cash Challan for the programme Fee / Fee for the first year/semester and have written your name, programme code and online Control No on the reverse The Demand Draft should in favour of IGNOU and payable at the city of the Regional Centre opted.
- Attested copies of certificates in support of your educational qualification(s). If you are applying for BCA and have studied Mathematics at 10+2 level, attach mark sheet as proof.
- Experience certificate where required.
- Category certificate for SC/ST/PH/Minority candidates.
- Age certificate wherever required
Ques. What are the cards accepted for fee payment?
Ans. The Visa and Master Cards are accepted for making the payment of the program fee. Payment of fee can also be made through Net Banking