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IGNOU offers Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma in a wide range of Disciplines. The Admissions to these diploma programmes are open twice a year in both the July and January Admission Cycles of IGNOU. Interested Candidates must submit the application form for the Courses they are interested in.

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 IGNOU  opened the Application portal for admission to Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma courses offered by the University. The last date for applying to the preferred course under these degrees was till 31st August 2018. 

Application Form for Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma Courses

The Application for IGNOU Diploma Programme was in both Online and Offline modes. The Admission to the programme is direct and no merit is considered for admission. Candidates will have to pay the Course fee and Valid documentary proof of meeting the eligibility criteria during admission.

Online Application: In the online mode, the application form has to be filled online at the IGNOU Admission Portal and the course fee has to be paid at the online payment gateway.

Offline Application: In the offline mode, the application form has to be downloaded and printed or collected from the regional centres. The course fee has to be paid through a Demand Draft which must be enclosed with the filled in Application form while submission.

To learn in detail about the application procedure, read our article- IGNOU Admission.

IGNOU Offers Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma in the following courses

Eligibility, Duration and Fee Structure of the Post Graduate Diploma Programmes.

Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PGDLAN)

  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Science
  • The medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs. 18,000/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management (PGDDM)

  • Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline
  • The medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs. 6,000/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Gandhi and Peace Studies (PGDGPS)

  • Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline.
  • Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs.4,200/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development (PGDRD)

  1. Eligibility:Bachelor’s Degree.
  2. Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  3. Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years
  4. Fee Structure: Rs. 2,400/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy (PGDCFT)

Eligibility:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a specialization in subjects like Human Development and Family Studies, Child Development, Human Development and Childhood Studies, Child Development and Family Relationships, Home Science, Psychology, Social Work, Medicine or other allied disciplines.

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree with a higher degree in any of the above-mentioned subjects or Bachelor’s Degree along with a Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 16,800/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Translation (PGDT)

  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Medium of Instruction: Hindi
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs. 3,600/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Operations (PGDIBO)

  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline or equivalent.
  • Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs. 7,800/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development (PGDESD)

  • Eligibility: Graduate from a recognized University/Institution
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs. 6,600/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (PGDAC)

  • Eligibility: Science Graduate with Chemistry as one of the subjects (including B. Pharma)
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs. 9,600/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics (PGDAST)

  • Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline.
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs.7,200/- for full programme.

Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication (PGJMC)

  1. Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years experience in a media/communication organisation.
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years
  4. Fee Structure: Rs. 4,200/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Audio Programme Production (PGDAPP)

  • Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline
  • Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs. 12,000/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE)

  • Eligibility: Teachers in an institution of higher education or Post Graduate Degree holders in any subject including a Professional Degree
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs. 3,000/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Technology (PGDET)

  • Eligibility: Graduation from a recognized University.
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs. 6,600/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in School Leadership and Management (PGDSLM)

Eligibility:

Prospective and In-service Head Teachers/Principal with Graduate Degree from a recognized University

OR

Graduate /Post Graduate Teachers

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 2 years

Fee Structure: Rs. 6,000/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Management and Administration (PGDEMA)

  1. Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years
  4. Fee Structure: Rs. 6,600/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Pre Primary Education (PGDPPED)

  • Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline.
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs. 9,600/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Education (PGDAE)

  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognised University/Institute
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admission.
  • Fee Structure: Rs.7,200/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sales Management (PGDPSM)

Eligibility:

Graduate degree in any discipline with Science in 10+2

OR

Graduate degree in any discipline without Science in 10+2 but with 2 years of working experience as a medical representative in a pharma industry.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years

Fee Structure: Rs. 8,400/- for full programme

PG Diploma in Information Security (PGDIS)

Eligibility:

B.Sc. (Computer Science)/ BCA/ B.Tech (Computer Sc.)/ B.Tech (IT) or its equivalent.

OR

Bachelor Degree in any discipline or its equivalent from a recognized university / Institute with CIT/CIC/ACISE/ CISE from IGNOU or a Certificate in Computer Science/ Computer Application from a Govt. recognized institute with a minimum duration of 6 months or studied Computer Course as a part of the curriculum in Bachelor/PG Degree.

OR

Bachelor Degree in any discipline or its equivalent from the recognized university/ institute with 1 year working experience in Computer Application/ IT

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years

Fee Structure: Rs.21,600/- for full programme to be paid semester wise @Rs. 10800/- per semester

Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights (PGDIPR)

  • Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs. 10,200/- for full programme.

PG Diploma in Criminal Justice (PGDCJ)

Eligibility: Any Graduate, Graduate in Criminology, Social Work & Functionaries of Criminal Justice Administration.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years

Fee Structure: Rs. 10,800/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Extension and Development Studies (PGDEDS)

  1. Eligibility: Any Graduate.
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years
  4. Fee Structure: Rs.5,400/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Urban Planning and Development (PGDUPDL)

  • Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs.3,400/- for full programme

PG Diploma in Folklore and Culture Studies (PGDFCS)

  • Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline.
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs. 2,700/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management (PGDHHM)

Eligibility:

  1. Medical/Dental graduates from a Medical/Dental Institutes of India or other countries recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI) or Dental Council.
  2. Graduates in Indian System of Medicine (ISM) and Homeopathy, Nursing & Pharmacyrecognized by the respective Council with three years of hospital experience.
  3. Candidates holding MBA degree or PG Diploma in Financial, Material or Personnel Management with five years hospital experience. Preference will be given to applicants working in hospital/health care institutions and holding administrative responsibilities.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years; offered only in January cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.25,200/- for full programme.

Post Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (PGDGM)

  • Eligibility: MBBS
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years; offered only in January cycle of admissions.
  • Fee Structure: Rs.25,200/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Maternal and Child Health (PGDMCH)

  • Eligibility: MBBS
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years; offered only in January cycle of admissions.
  • Fee Structure: Rs.27,600/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in HIV Medicine Programme (PGDHIVM)

  • Eligibility: MBBS Degree recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI)
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years; offered only in January cycle of admissions
  • Fee Structure: Rs. 60,000/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (PGDFSQM)

Eligibility:

  1. Graduation in Science with Chemistry/ Bio-Chemistry or Microbiology as one of the subjects or Allied Subjects.
  2. Science graduate in disciplines like Geography, Statistics with Physics & Maths, Art Subjects and Medical Lab technology and with minimum three years experience in food processing and / or quality control. These students should have minimum 1 year experience in quality control activities.
  3. Arts/Commerce graduate with diploma in food science/ hotel management disciplines viz fruits and vegetables, dairy technology, meat technology, cereals, pulses and oilseeds etc. with minimum 5 years experience in Food Processing/ Food Quality Control/ Hotel Management (food preparation/ food catering) and out of which 2 years experience should be in quality control activities
  4. Arts/Commerce graduate with diploma in food science/ hotel management disciplines viz fruits and vegetables, dairy technology, meat technology, cereals, pulses and oilseeds etc. with minimum 5 years experience in Food Processing/ Food Quality Control/ Hotel Management (food preparation/ food catering) and out of which 2 years experience should be in quality control activities.
  5. Master’s Degree awarded without a first degree is not recognized for admission

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs.14,400/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Plantation Management (PGDPM)

  1. Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions.
  4. Fee Structure: Rs.6,600/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Book Publishing (PGDBP)

  • Eligibility: Bachelor Degree + knowledge of English & knowledge of word processing
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions.
  • Fee Structure: Rs.9,000/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Women’s & Gender Studies(PGDWGS)

  • Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions
  • Fee Structure: Rs. 7,200/- for full programme to be paid semester wise @Rs. 3,600/- per semester

Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainability Science (PGDSS)

  • Eligibility: Any Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised University / Institute.
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs.7000/- for full programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work Counselling (PGDCOUN)

  • Eligibility: Post Graduation from any discipline from a recognized University.
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs. 15,000/- for full programme including registration fee.

Eligibility, Duration and Fee Structure of the Diploma Programmes

Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (DECE)

  • Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent
  • Medium of Instruction: English, Hindi & Tamil
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs. 2,400/- for full programme

Diploma in Nutrition & Health Education (DNHE)

  • Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent
  • Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs. 2,400/- for full programme

Diploma in Panchayat Level Administration and Development (DPLAD)

  • Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs. 3,600/- for full programme

Diploma in Tourism Studies (DTS)

  • Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent OR BPP from IGNOU
  • Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs.4,200/- for full programme

Diploma in Aquaculture (DAQ)

  • Eligibility: 10+2 Pass
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs.7,800/- for full programme

Diploma in Creative Writing in English (DCE)

  • Eligibility: 10+2 or any one without 10 +2 but age should be 20 years or above.
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and maximum 4 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs.3,000/- for full programme

Diploma Programme in Urdu (DUL)

  • Eligibility: 10th Pass with Urdu as one of the subjects or its equivalent or Certificate in Urdu Language from IGNOU.
  • Medium of Instruction: Urdu
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs. 1,800/- for full programme

Diploma in HIV and Family Education (DAFE)

  • Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU OR Matriculation with higher qualification recognized by Central/ State Govt.
  • Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs.3,000/- for full programme

Diploma in Business Process Outsourcing — Finance and Accounting (DBPOFA

Eligibility:

10+2 or its equivalent with English as a compulsory subject & 50% aggregate.

OR

Bachelors degree and above (with English as a compulsory subject at 10+2 level)

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years

Fee Structure: Rs.19,200/- for full programme to be paid Instalment wise @Rs. 13,400/- Ist Instalment & Rs.6000/- IInd Instalment.

Diploma in Women’s Empowerment and Development (DWED)

  • Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent OR Non 10+2 with three years working experience as development workers at any level.
  • Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs.3,600/- for full programme

Diploma in Paralegal Practice (DIPP)

  • Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent OR BPP from IGNOU
  • Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years
  • Fee Structure: Rs.8,400/- for full programme

Diploma in Nursing Administration (DNA)

Eligibility:

General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with two years of experience in the profession. (for male nurses or nurses who have not done midwifery in the GNM programme should have a certificate in any of the nursing course of 6-9 months duration prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council in lieu of midwifery)

OR

B.Sc. (Nursing) with no experience

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years; offered only in January cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.10,800/- for full programme

Diploma in Critical Care Nursing (DCCN)

  • Eligibility: Registered Nurse (RN) and (RNRM) at all levels (GNM/BSCN/ or above)
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years; offered only in January cycle of admissions.
  • Fee Structure: Rs.6,000/- for full programme

Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits & Vegetables (DVAPFV)

Eligibility:

  1. 10+2/ Senior secondary pass outs
  2. BPP (under IGNOU/ODL mode)
  3. 10th pass may enroll simultaneously for the BPP and Diploma Programme

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 14,400/- only for Category (i), (ii) & Rs.15,600/- for Category (iii) (50%, fee concession for rural and below poverty line urban students).

Diploma in Dairy Technology (DDT)

Eligibility:

  1. 10+2/ Senior secondary pass outs
  2. BPP (under IGNOU/ODL mode)
  3. 10th pass may enroll simultaneously for the BPP and Diploma Programme

Medium of Instruction: English, Hindi and Telugu

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 14,400/- only for Category (i), (ii) & Rs.15,600/- for Category (iii) (50%, fee concession for rural and below poverty line urban students).

Diploma in Meat Technology (DMT)

Eligibility:

  1. 10+2/ Senior secondary passouts
  2. BPP (under IGNOU/ODL mode)
  3. 10th pass may enroll simultaneously for the BPP and Diploma Programme

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 14,400/- only for Category (i), (ii) & Rs.15,600/-for Category (iii)

Diploma in Production of Value Added Products from Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds (DPVCPO)

Eligibility:

  1. 10+2/ Senior secondary pass outs
  2. BPP (under IGNOU/ODL mode)
  3. 10th pass may enroll simultaneously for the BPP and Diploma Programme

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 13,200/- only for Category (i), (ii) & Rs.14,400/- for Category (iii)

Diploma in Fish Products Technology (DFPT)

Eligibility:

  1. 10+2/ Senior secondary pass outs
  2. BPP (under IGNOU/ODL mode)
  3. 10th pass may enroll simultaneously for the BPP and Diploma Programme

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 10,800/- only for category (i), (ii) & Rs.12,000/- for Category (iii)

Diploma in Watershed Management (DWM)

Eligibility:

  1. 10+2 Pass
  2. BPP (under IGNOU/ODL mode)
  3. 10th pass may enroll simultaneously for the BPP and Diploma Programme

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 12,000/- only for Category (i), (ii) & Rs.13,200/- for Category (iii)

Diploma in Teaching German as a Foreign Langauge (DTG)

  • Eligibility : DTG is meant for all persons who have a B.A., German knowledge of 81 (according to the Common European Framework of Refernces for Languages) and who want to teach German as a Foreign Language at Indian secondary schools.
  • Medium of Instruction: German
  • Duration of the Programme : Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years
  • Fee : 7000/- for full programme

Diploma in Retailing (DIR)

  • Fee Structure: Rs 9200/- including registration fee.
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration of the programme:- Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 Years.
  • Admission Criteria
    • Category A–Direct Entry: 10+2 / equivalent based on merit of physically fit candidates.
    • Category B – Sponsored Admission: The sponsor is allowed to nominate employees, who have passed 10+02/equivalent, from their Retail Organization.

Diploma in Culinary Arts (DCUL)

  1. Eligibility:- 10+2 or its equivalent with English subject as one of the subjects
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Duration:- Minimum 1 Year and Maximum 4 Years; Offered only in July cycle of Admission.
  4. Fees Structure:- Rupees 10500/- for full Programme

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