Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) M.Sc. Admission 2018

Last Updated - February 27 2018

IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University), New Delhi, was founded in 1985 by Central Government of India. The university provides a plethora of undergraduate, postgraduate, certificate, diploma and doctoral programs by the means of open learning and distance education. University presently provides 228 academic programs via 67 Regional Centres spread across the country. There is no age limit for admission to any of the course offered by the university.

IGNOU, New Delhi offers M.Sc. in 4 specializations which comprise M.Sc. in Hospitality Administration, MSc in Counseling and Family Therapy and M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management and M.Sc. in Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science. Selection to the MSc programs is based on the marks secured by the aspirants in their qualifying degree. IGNOU M.Sc. Application forms can be filled via online and offline mode. The last date to submit IGNOU application form is July 31, 2017.

  • Period of MSc courses will be 2 years (at least).
  • Aspirants must submit program fee along with the application form.
  • Aspirants must upload the scanned documents in case of online application form submission.
  • Aspirants must also send all the relevant documents along with their offline application form.
  • The application fee for the online method must be submitted via net banking, credit card, and debit card.
  • Selection will solely depend on the aspirant’s performance in their qualifying program.
  • Method of Application

    Online & Offline Both


    30th Nov, 2018 - 15th Feb, 2019

IGNOU M.Sc. Admission 2018 Important Dates

Registration30th Nov, 2018 - 15th Feb, 2019

IGNOU M.Sc. Admission 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Interested aspirants must fulfill the eligibility criteria for admission to IGNOU M.Sc. courses which is mentioned below:
M.Sc. in Hospitality Administration:
Aspirants must have B.Sc. Degree in Hospitality and Hotel Administration from NCHMCT and IGNOU; or
They must have Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management and Catering Technology from AICTE approved Institutes.

M.Sc. in Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science:
Aspirant must have a graduation degree from a reputed university/institution with a Major or Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with minimum 50% marks in aggregate
M.Sc. in Counseling and Family Therapy:
Aspirants must have a bachelor’s degree with specialization in any of the following subjects: Human Development & Family Studies, Child Development, Child Development & Family Relationships, Home Science, Psychology, Social Work, Medicine or other allied branches
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management:
Aspirants must have a B.Sc. degree in Home Science with specialization in Food & Nutrition, Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition; or
They must have Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics & Public Health Nutrition or its equivalent for admission to the program.

IGNOU M.Sc. Admission 2018 Application Procedure

Applicable aspirants can fill IGNOU application forms via online as well as offline mode. Detailed procedure for both the modes is given below

IGNOU M.Sc. Online Application:

For online application form submission, aspirants must visit the official IGNOU website i.e.

  • Aspirants must clear their registration procedure by creating a username and user password.
  • Aspirant’s username will be instantly sent to the registered e-mail ID and SMS.
  • Upon filling the compulsory information, the aspirant should click the "SUBMIT" button.
  • After registration, aspirants should keep the scanned copy of the following documents willing for application form filling
    1. Scanned Photograph and signature (less than 100 KB in size)
    2. Scanned copy of Age Proof
    3. Scanned copy of Educational Qualification (less than 400 KB)
    4. Scanned Copy of Experience Certificate (if any) (less than 400 KB)
    5. Scanned Copy of Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC (less than 400 KB)
    6. Scanned Copy of BPL Certificate, if Below Poverty Line(less than 400 KB)
  • After uploading of the scanned documents, aspirants can click the ‘next button’ for the application form preview option.
  • Aspirants can pay the online program fee in addition to application fee via debit card, credit card, net banking, ATM (PNB)
  • After successful fee submission, aspirants must take print out of the online application form.

IGNOU M.Sc. Offline Application:

Students need to purchase Student Handbook and Prospectus from the IGNOU Regional Centre or from the nearest Study Centre of IGNOU. Aspirants can get the offline application form on payment of INR 200 in cash at the sale counter or by sending Demand Draft (DD) of INR 250 in favor of IGNOU Regional center. After that aspirant must fill all the information such as personal details, course details, and educational qualifications correctly.


Before sending the filled-in application form to concerned Regional Centre, candidates must  have enclosed ‘Self Attested’ following documents

  • Photograph (pasted) and other relevant documents mentioned below:
    1. Certificates in support of your educational qualification(s) i.e. semester-wise/year wise mark sheets and Provisional/Degree Certificate(s),
    2. Experience certificate wherever need
    3. Category certificate (for SC/ST/PH/OBC (non-creamy layer).
    4. Age certificate.
    5. Student Card duly filled in.
    6. Acknowledgement Card duly affixed with the postage stamp.
    7. Copy of Passport and Visa (for International Students)
    8. No Objection Certificate from the related Embassy in India (for International Students)
    9. Proof of residence of aspirant in India (for International Students)
  • Attached  Pay Order/Demand Draft for the Program Fee/Fee for the first year
  • the aspirant must write their name, program code and application no. on the reverse side of the Demand Draft, issued by the bank.
  • Attached documentary proof (photocopy of BPL ration card), in case of below poverty line students
  • After checking all the information, the candidates can submit their form to their respective regional centers.

Note: Online aspirants must submit application fee along with the course fee during fee submission procedure via online method only. The program fee is refundable for both offline as well as online mode.

IGNOU M.Sc. Admission 2018 Selection Procedure


Selection of applicable aspirants for the M.Sc program is done based on their 10+2 examination marks.

IGNOU M.Sc. Admission 2018 Fee Structure

The fee must be submitted along with the duly filled application form.

ProgramAnnual Fee (application fee must be added in case of online application form)
Hospitality AdministrationINR 10,000
Mathematics with Applications in Computer ScienceINR 22,000
Dietetics and Food Service ManagementINR 27,000
Counseling and Family TherapyINR 28,000

IGNOU Contact Details:

Official Website:
Online Admissions: 29572964
Telephone Exchange: 29571000
Bachelor Masters: 29571318
For specific technical problem: 011-29572514 between 9.30 AM to 6.00 PM (Monday to Friday).

*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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