IGNOU: Course, Fees, Registration, Admission, Result

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IGNOU was established in the year 1985 by the act of parliament and now offers Admissions to 228 Certificate, Diploma, Degree and Doctoral Programs. The University has also established the Centre for Extension Education, National Centre for Disability Studies and National Centre for Disability Studies.

IGNOU has been a world leader in distance education and has been conferred with the awards of excellence by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada, several times. With the changing times, IGNOU is transforming itself as a technologically driven University. The emphasis is now on adding value to the traditional distance education delivery mode by transferring the availability of learning resources online to various platforms i.e Virtual class, eGyanKosh and Education Broadcast.

Latest News: IGNOU has extended registration for IGNOU Admission to all UG, PG and PhD Courses till April 30.IGNOU has released Hall Tickets for OPENMAT, OPENNET, Post Basic (Nursing) Entrance Exam 2021 on April 6. The entrance exam is scheduled to be held on April 11. 

IGNOU Admission 
IGNOU MA Admission 2021IGNOU MBA Admission 2021 
IGNOU M.Sc. Admission 2021 IGNOU Ph.D. Admission 2021
IGNOU M.Com Admission 2021IGNOU MCA Admission 2021 
IGNOU MSW Admission 2021 IGNOU BBA Admission 2021 
IGNOU M.Phil Admission 2021 IGNOU B.Ed Admission 2021
IGNOU Yoga Admission 2021IGNOU Diploma Admission 2021 
IGNOU Certificate Courses 2021IGNOU Post Basic Nursing 2021 
IGNOU Language CoursesIGNOU BCA Admission 2021

IGNOU Re-Registration January 2021: The re-registration deadline has been extended again till March 31, 2021. Earlier the registration deadline was Feb 28. Candidates can visit the official website to apply for Re-registration for January 2021. Interested candidates with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline can apply for admission in 2021-22 academic session with a registration fee of INR 200. 

Result Update: IGNOU December Term-End Examination (TEE) 2020 has been declared today (Feb 23, 2021). Check IGNOU TEE Dec 2020 Result by entering 9-Digit enrolment number at the online result portal (ignou.ac.in). 

IGNOU has also started the application process for IGNOU Admission 2021 for overseas students. Interested candidates can visit the official website to apply for the online courses.

Registration to all the courses offered by IGNOU is conducted twice a year i.e in the months of July and December. Application for Admission to various IGNOU courses can be filled by visiting ignou.ac.in. The university also conducts semester wise exams or the Term End Exams (TEE) for its courses held twice a year.

IGNOU Highlights

Established | Type1985 | Public
Recognised AsNational Open University
Recognised byAssociation of Indian Universities (AIU)
Mode of LearningOpen / Distance / Online Modes
Medium of InstructionEnglish & Hindi
Academic ProgrammesUG / PG / Diploma / PG Diploma / Certificate / Doctoral 
Number of Regional Centres56
Admission SelectionEither Entrance or Merit based or Both
Applications Accepted Online / Offline
Application FeeINR 200 
Facilities SLMs, Audio-Visual Material, eGyan Kosh, etc.

IGNOU Courses

IGNOU offers diploma, undergraduate degree, postgraduate, PG Diploma, Doctoral, and various other courses in online mode. To know more check below:

Course NameDetails
BCA / BSW / BA / B.Sc / B.Com / BLISDuration: 3 yearsEligibility: Passed 10+2 exams or equivalent in relevant stream or subjects.Criteria: Merit-based
BBA (RL) & (SM)Duration: 3 yearsEligibility: Passed 10+2 exams in a relevant stream.Criteria: Merit based
MCA / MA / M.Sc. / M.Com / MLISDuration: 2 yearsEligibility: Passed bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the corresponding subjects or relevant.
MBADuration: 2 yearsEligibility: Passed bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute.Criteria: OPENMAT scores + Academic scores
Diploma Duration: 1 yearEligibility: Passed 10+2 exams in a relevant stream.
PG Diploma Duration: 1 yearEligibility: Passed graduation in any discipline.
CertificateDuration: 1 yearEligibility: Passed class X exams.
PG CertificateDuration: 1 yearEligibility: Passed Graduation in any discipline from a recognized institution.

IGNOU Admission Process

Candidates willing for admissions to various courses by IGNOU are selected o the basis of eligibility for the particular course followed by the Entrance score/ merit required in the examination. For example, selection to MBA program is done on the basis of OPENMAT Score whereas for Nursing Courses IGNOU conducts OPENNET and a prior experience is also required. However, for admission to MA, M.Com, MCA, BA, B.Com courses IGNOU grants admission on the basis of the merit in the last qualifying examination.

IGNOU Admissions: How to Apply?

The registration process for IGNOU is totally online, applicants can visit ignou.ac.in and opt for online registration. Next, the candidate needs to fill in the following OAS page with all the required information and attach all the required documents such as a scanned copy of photo and signature, age proof, and scanned copy of marks sheet and certificates. 

IGNOU facilitates students to check their Application status once the application is submitted by simply clicking on the “Know Your Status” Option. The students can also re-register themselves by following a similar process.

Moreover, Foreign students residing in India having a valid student visa are also eligible to apply for various IGNOU Courses. They will be required to pay an international fee applicable to them and apply on ignou.ac.in. However, programs with a limited number of seats are not offered to foreign candidates. 

IGNOU Scholarships

IGNOU also offers financial assistance to students belonging to reserved categories viz. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. IGNOU Scholarship and Fee reimbursements are only issued to the students who are financially week or single girl child to their parents. To avail of the scholarships candidates are required to fill the application form on the IGNOU website. 

Candidates from rural areas are entitled to a 50% fee concession subject to the production of a domicile certificate. The urban students below the poverty line may be given a 50% fee concession. Moreover, Jail inmates residing and under trial in Indian prisons are also exempted from payment of programme fee, including the registration fee. 

IGNOU Placements 

IGNOU Placement cell was established in 2005 and since then the university has been successfully conducting placement drives and offering considering placements to students onboard. The Campus Placement Cell (CPC) is further trying to extend its base by introducing various new initiatives like soft skill development. 

IGNOU: Assignment, Exam Form, Result/ Grade Card

IGNOU Course assignments are an integral part of the semester wise course structure, holding a 30% weightage in the overall marking scheme. 

Moving on, IGNOU requires students to fill in the exam forms for appearing in the Term End Exams (TEE) twice a year. Here, candidates can choose the examinations they wish to appear in the current term and pay accordingly. Once the exams are over, the university releases the Grade Cards of students in online mode.


B.Ed₹50,000 (Total Fees)Pass Graduation with 50%
MBA₹37,800 (Total Fees)Pass Graduation with 50%
M.Ed₹40,000 (1st Year Fees)Pass B.Ed.
B.Lib.I.Sc₹7,500 (Total Fees)10+2
MA₹12,600 (Total Fees)Pass Graduation
M.Sc₹33,600 (Total Fees)Pass Graduation
BBA₹27,000 (Total Fees)Pass 10+2


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 the case of some specific courses, the University conducts an admission test for the selection of students.

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

Ans. IGNOU Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates are recognized by all member universities of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and UGC. All the degree and Diploma offered by IGNOU are UGC recognized and are at par with Degrees/Diplomas/ Certificates of all Indian Universities/ Institutions.

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.

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