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Indira Gandhi National Open University - [IGNOU], New Delhi - Master of Arts [MA] (Education)

Indira Gandhi National Open University - [IGNOU], New Delhi - Master of Arts [MA] (Education)

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Master of Arts [MA] (Education)

duration 2 Years
course typeDegree
type of coursePost Graduation

total fees₹16,200 get Detail fees on your mail

Course Description

Indira Gandhi National Open University offers 2 years of a distance postgraduate degree course in the Master of Arts in Education field, also known as MA Education. The program is offered to eligible students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant stream. IGNOU, like other courses, offers MA Ed. in a distant mode for which students need to apply in online and distance mode. Admissions to MA degree courses is based on merit in the qualifying examination as well as University conducted entrance exams. Applications form for admission are available online every academic year. There are several study centers for IGNOU where this program can be undertaken. The program curriculum is taught in the English medium.

eligibility criteria

Candidates seeking admission to the MA degree course must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • He/she must have passed a Bachelor's degree or equivalent graduation in a relevant stream from a recognized University.
  • There is no upper age limit for admissions.

admission criteria

  • Admissions to MA Education degree course is done on the basis of merit in the qualifying examination
  • The admission norms are quite flexible for IGNOU
  • Application, fee payment as well as registration for IGNOU courses are done in online mode.

Admission Guidelines

The table given below gives information about the MA distance education course at IGNOU. Get to know the fees, and eligibility criteria for taking admission to the MA course at Indira Gandhi National Open University:

Course NameM.A. - Master of Arts Education
Program levelPost Graduation
Duration2 to 5 years
TypeDistant mode
Basic Eligibility CriteriaBachelor’s Degree
Course FeesINR 16,200 for the complete course
Mode of ApplicationDistance education
Basic Admission CriteriaMerit basis

Course Details

How to Apply?

  • Visit the official website for registration and click on the New Registration tab.
  • Enter personal details as per the academic records along with email ID and mobile phone number. Enter username and password which will be used for login and the same will be sent via SMS and email
  • Re-enter using username and password and fill out the other details
  • Upload recent photograph with maximum size 100 kb in jpg format
  • Upload specimen signature with maximum size 100 kb in jpg format
  • Confirm the details and review the application form
  • Check the declaration box
  • Make application fee payment via internet banking/credit card or debit card
  • Finally submit the application form before the due date and take print of the same for future communication.

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Course details

The list below indicates subjects that need to be undertaken every year. Some are compulsory ones and some are optional. The syllabus is mentioned for a few specializations:

Group AManagement of Distance Education
Understanding EducationCommunication Technology for Distance Education
Group BET- An Overview
Education Nature and PurposesCommunication and Information Technology
Learning, Learner and DevelopmentComputer Technology
Societal Context of EducationDesigning Courseware
Operational Dimensions of EducationGrowth and Development of Educational Management
Group CDimensions of Educational Management
Education ResearchOrganizational Behaviour
DissertationInstitutional Management
Group DUnderstanding Adult Education
Higher Education: Its Context and LinkagesPolicy Planning and Implementation of Adult Education in India
Instruction in Higher EducationKnowledge Management, Information 
Higher Education: The Psycho-social ContextDissemination and Networking in Adult Education
Planning and ManagementExtension Education and Development
Distance Education

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IGNOU MA Education Exams

For MA Education, the University does not conduct any specific entrance exam like those of Management and B.Ed. courses. Selection is purely made on the basis of marks obtained in qualifying degree examinations.

Term-end exams are conducted twice a year and to be eligible for a course certificate, one needs to achieve a minimum of 40% marks individually in these exams as well as continuous evaluations like assignments. 

IGNOU MA Education Placement

MA Education pass-out students from Indira Gandhi National Open University are able to apply at a lot of work opportunities. There are opportunities open according to their specialty subject.Dramatics, Theatres, Media, Magazines and Advertising agencies are the first areas to approach.

MA graduates can also lead to humanities subjects like Psychology, Women studies, Gender Developmental studies. They can excel in language fields like Hindi, English to name a few. Several students also branch out into IT services by learning soft skills and get jobs in companies like Infotech and IBM.

IGNOU also helps students to get internships to gain practical experience, earn a stipend, and get more practical knowledge before getting into jobs.

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IGNOU MA Education FAQs

Ques. Is the certificate offered on course completion approved and recognized?

Ans. Yes, students on successful course completion are awarded a degree certificate from IGNOU. The degrees are recognized by UGC. The degrees are recognized by all member universities of AIU. All the programs are recognized and valid all over.

Ques. How to contact the University for details on admissions?

Ans. There are several regional centers across India for IGNOU, where one can reach out in person for details on admissions and academics. For inquiry, students can contact 29572513/14. There is an official website as well which contains information required to students. 

Ques. Where to contact after submission of the application form?

Ans. Once a student completes the registration process, the authorized staff of IGNOU carefully analyze the details. If approved, then a candidate is intimated via mail or SMS, and then he/she can decide upon the regional center of his/her choice. Other details will be intimated in due course of time by IGNOU.

Ques. What is the process of admission?

Ans. Admissions are granted to only eligible students based on their academic performance in the qualifying examination. The application form will be made available in online mode for students to register themselves. After successful registration, one needs to wait for confirmation and allotment of seats and study center.

Ques. Can the application be withdrawn after submission?

Ans. Yes, there is provision but limited one to withdraw application or registration for admissions. Check out the university guidelines for details on cancellation and refund process. The refund amount will be transferred to the same account used for the transaction.

College Admission Reviews

Stuti Mishoura , MA English MEG, Pursued: BATCH : 2021


"I am a teacher, so I wanted to a college where I don't have to go and this is the best, classes are held on Sundays, we have to submit assignments also and the best past is exams are held 2 times in a year, December session and June session, books are provided by IGNOU, they get delivered at your ho..." read more

Vikas Yadav , Master of Arts [MA] (Political Science), Pursued: 1st year BATCH : 2021


"In Indira Gandhi national open university offered two times in a year to get admission in university first is one called January session and 2nd one is June session so simple firstly registration and then log in and finally submit a form .. your admission on under review if your information is corre..." read more

Shivank Agrawal , MA Psychology, Pursued: BATCH : 2020


"The admission procedure is quite simple. IGNOU conduct their admission twice a year and the whole procedure are last upto 1-2 month. The first batch admission was help in July 2018, and current batch admission was held in January,2019. The procedure is quite simple. You just have to upload your doc..." read more

Shefaly mishra , Master of Arts [MA] (Economics), Pursued: Second Year BATCH : 2018


"Direct admission because it is open University and seats are unlimited admission and there are few courses where seats are limited like technical courses bed med MCA these require entrance tests for admission because the seats are limited in centre and the students get in by entrance test..." read more

Pooja Kalra , MSW, Pursued: 2ND YEAR BATCH : 2015


"IGNOU masters in social welfare scored 59% best university in distance learning and near by study centre..." read more



Deepa Vegad

I want to do MA in Economics from IGNOU with distance education.Are classes available Online or Offline? I live on Raipur Chhattisgarh.

14 Sep, 2020 11:08

Hello Deepa

MA in Economics course is a Distance course. Study material is provided which you will have to refer and do by yourself. Thus you have offline study material provided by IGNOU for the course. To know more about the course, Click here.

14 Sep, 2020 11:13
K Anandan

I'm doing Bsc nursing 4th year. Is there available MBA hospital management?

01 Sep, 2020 11:41

Hello Anandan

IGNOU does not have an MBA in Hospital Management course. To find out other colleges offering MBA in India in Distance mode, click here.

01 Sep, 2020 11:44
Deep shikha soni

Hyy I have completed my graduation degree and i want to take admission in B. Ed i want to know the whole process of admission and fee structure

28 Aug, 2020 20:12

Hi Depp Shikha, Admission to the B.Ed program is done on the basis of marks obtained by the candidate in the entrance test, conducted by IGNOU at all India level. The total fees for B.ed. is ?50,000. The application procedure is given below:

  1. The candidate will be required to submit the duly filled-in application form along with self-attested copies of documents as specified in Entrance-cum-Admission Form.
  2. The program fee should be submitted only through Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favor of “IGNOU”, payable at the city where the Regional Centre is situated.
  3. The original documents should be submitted later by the students for verification, upon receiving offer letter for admission. 

29 Aug, 2020 00:48

Guys i completed my H.S in 2017 from West Bengal Board and now want an admission in jabalpur IGNOU but i dont have my migration with me i have my T.C only so am

12 Aug, 2020 12:16
Suraj Jha

What to are the course offer in mcom

11 Aug, 2020 21:08

Hi Suraj, IGNOU offers M.Com. in 3 different specializations, i.e., General, Business Policy and Corporate Governance, Finance and Taxation.

22 Aug, 2020 23:24
Raj Ratan

I completed my bachelor's degree. So I am interested to take admission in MBA (General management) Is the IGNOU degree valid?

09 Aug, 2020 17:27

Dear Raj

IGNOU MBA admission is extended till 16th August 2020. You will need to appear for the IGNOU OPENMAT entrance exam 2020. To read complete details about the IGNOU MBA admissions, Click here.

16 Aug, 2020 09:24
Himani rathore

What is the fee MA Political Science

09 Aug, 2020 11:29

Hello Himani

The total fees for the course are INR 9,000. To know more details about the MA Political Science course, Click here.

24 Aug, 2020 17:54
Darvin Jose

Did Nursing courses available

08 Aug, 2020 22:40

Hey Darvin

M.Sc. Nursing is not available at IGNOU. If you want to find out other colleges in other parts of India offering M.Sc. Nursing, Click here.

25 Aug, 2020 18:22
Poonam yadav

Need admissions

01 Jul, 2020 12:12
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Poonam, you can check the Admission Procedure for the concerned course from here.

01 Jul, 2020 13:53
Harish Pawar

What's the last date for anti human trafficking program

20 Jun, 2020 04:15
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Harish, this course is not offered by IGNOU.

20 Jun, 2020 04:53

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IGNOU June TEE Admit Card Likely to be Released on September 8, Check Details Here

Indra Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is likely to release the hall ticket for the IGNOU TEE 2020 exam in online mode on September 8. The news has been confirmed by one of the officials of IGNOU who stated that the varsity is likely to release the hall ticket for IGNOU June TEE examinatio

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IGNOU Launches One Year PG Diploma programme in Animal Welfare, Check Details Here

Indira Gandhi National Open University’s School of Extension and Development Studies has launched a new Postgraduate Diploma programme in Animal Welfare.  The programme which is meant for animal welfare professionals across the country was launched from the July 2020 session for the UG

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Indira Gandhi National Open University will begin the IGNOU Term End Exams from September 17, 2020. The university will only hold exams for final semester or year students in September. As expected, IGNOU date sheet for June TEE 2020 has been released on September 2, 2020, just 15 days

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