Method of Application
START DATE - END DATE
30th Nov, 2017 - 15th Feb, 2019
IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University), New Delhi, is the largest Open University in the World. The university provides a plethora of undergraduate, post-graduate, doctoral, certificate and diploma courses via open and distance learning in arts, science, and commerce streams.
IGNOU offers MA (Master of Arts) in 18 specializations. Period of MA program is 2 years (at least) and can extend up to 5 years. Selection is on the basis of marks secured by the aspirants in their qualifying degree.
IGNOU offers MA courses in 18 specializations. All the specializations are provided in both January and July sessions except Adult Education and Women’s and Gender Studies. The specializations are mentioned below
4) Political Science
7) Public Administration
8) Rural Development
10) Distance Education
12) Adult Education (provided only in July session)
14) Extension & Development Studies
15) Gandhi and Peace Studies
16) Gender and Development Studies
17) Translation Studies
18) Women’s and Gender Studies (provided only in July session)
30th Nov, 2017 - 15th Feb, 2019
|Registration||30th Nov, 2018 - 15th Feb, 2019|
Interested aspirants must follow the given eligibility criteria for admission to IGNOU MA program:
For all IGNOU MA Programs except Education, Translation Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies
Aspirant must be a graduate in any branch from a recognised university for admission to the course
For IGNOU MA Education
Aspirant will be admitted to the course even without any Bachelor’s degree
For IGNOU MA Translation Studies
Graduate in any branch with adequate knowledge of Hindi and English
For IGNOU MA Women’s and Gender Studies
Students with a Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% aggregate
The application form is available in online as well as in offline mode. Detailed procedure for both is mentioned belowOnline Mode:
Step 1: Registration
Step 2: Uploading
1.Scanned Photograph and signature
2.Scanned copy of Age Proof
3.Scanned copy of Educational Qualification
4.Scanned Copy of Experience Certificate (if any)
5.Scanned Copy of Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC
6.Scanned Copy of BPL Certificate, if Below Poverty Line
Step 3: Preview
Step 4: Fee Submission
Students need to purchase Student Handbook and Prospectus from the IGNOU Regional Centre or from the nearest Study Centre of IGNOU
Before sending the filled-in application form to related Regional Centre, aspirants must have enclosed ‘Self Attested’ following documents
i) Photograph (pasted) and other relevant documents mentioned below
ii) Certificates in support of your educational qualification(s) i.e. semester-wise/year wise mark sheets and Provisional/Degree Certificate(s),
iii) Experience certificate wherever need
iv) Category certificate (for SC/ST/PH/OBC (non-creamy layer).
v) Age certificate.
vi) Student Card duly filled in.
vii) Acknowledgement Card duly affixed with the postage stamp.
viii) Attached documentary proof (photocopy of BPL ration card), in case of below poverty line students
For International Aspirants
i) Copy of Passport and Visa
ii) No Objection Certificate from the related Embassy in India
iii) Proof of residence of aspirant in India
Selection of applicable aspirants to MA course is done based on their 10+2 examination marks.
Annual program fee must be submitted along with the application form. Fee for all the specializations is mentioned below
|Political Science||INR 4500|
|Public Administration||INR 4500|
|Rural Development||INR 4500|
|Distance Education||INR 1,350|
|Adult Education||INR 6,000|
|Extension & Development Studies||INR 4,500|
|Gandhi and Peace Studies||INR 4,500|
|Gender and Development Studies||INR 4,500|
|Women’s and Gender Studies||INR 6,000|
|Translation Studies||INR 4500|
*The article might have information for the earlier academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification allowed by the University/College
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