IGNOU offers admission to various Graduate, Postgraduate, Diploma, and Certificate courses. The Admission to IGNOU Bachelor’s Programme is conducted twice a year in the January and July Cycles of Admission. Some courses are available only in one of the cycles. Candidates willing to take admission in any of the courses must fill the application form whether Online or Offline.

Latest Update:

IGNOU released the Application form to apply for the Bachelor’s Programme 2018-2019. The last date to apply is extended till 31st August 2018. Find the Link in the article below.

How to Apply for IGNOU Bachelor Courses

The Application form for Bachelor’s programme has been released by the University. The last date to apply is extended till 31st August 2018. Click here for the Application form link.

The Application for IGNOU Bachelor Programme can be done 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.

Note: The Last date for Application for January 2018 Cycle is 31st January 2018. Apply online here- https://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/admission/#end.

The Bachelor’s Degree is offered by IGNOU in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Studies (BTS)
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Programmes (BDP)-B.A, B.Com, B.Sc
  • Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme (BPP)

Eligibility, Medium of Instruction, Duration and Course Fees for Bachelor Courses

Bachelor of Arts

The BA programme is offered in two streams:

  1. Non-formal: The non-formal stream is for those students who have not passed 10+2 or its equivalent examination. They have to pass Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme of IGNOU to qualify for admission to B.A.
  2. Formal: Formal stream of admission is for students who have passed 10+2 or its equivalent examination.

Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent or Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme (BPP) of IGNOU

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 7,200/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 2,400/- per year.

BA (Major)

If there is a particular discipline which you wish to study in depth or want to pursue further studies in, you can opt for BA (Major) Degree. IGNOU offers BA (Major) in the following subjects:

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Philisophy
  • Mathematics

BA (General)

If you do not wish to specialise in any particular discipline, you can select courses from various disciplines. However it is advised that you choose courses from a maximum of 2 or 3 disciplines so that you have proper knowledge of the disciplines you choose.

Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)

The BCA programme is offered by School of Computer and Information Sciences (SOCIS).

Eligibililty: 10+2 or its equivalent

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 36,000/- for full programme to be paid Semester wise @Rs. 6,000/- per semester.

Bachelor of Commerce (B.COM)

It is offered by School of Management Studies (SOMS). It is also offered in two streams:

  1. Non-formal: For students who have not passed 10+2 or its equivalent examination. They have to pass Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme of IGNOU to qualify for admission to B.A.
  2. Formal: For students who have passed 10+2 or its equivalent examination.

Eligibililty: 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 7,200/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 2,400/- per year.

Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS)

The Programme comprises of 9 courses of which 5 are practical and 4 are theory based courses. The programme is currently being offered in English medium only. However, the students can write their assignments and term-end examination in Hindi medium also.

Eligibililty:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree with 50% marks and 45% for General and for the SC/ST/OBC/PH category respectively, OR
  2. Bachelor’s Degree with Diploma(one year) in Library Science, OR
  3. Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years of working experience in Library & Information Centre

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

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

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)

Eligibility: 10+2 with Science Subjects or its equivalent.

Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 year and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12,600/- for full programme to be paid year wise @ Rs.4,200/- per year.

The B.Sc degree will be offered to candidates on earning 96 credits in the entire course. Candidates will have to choose from three categories of courses for earning these credits:

Foundation courses

24 credits

Elective Courses

56 Credits or 64 Credits from Chemistry, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Physics (At least 25% of the total credits in Physics, Chemistry & Life Science have to be obtained from Laboratory Courses)

Application Oriented Courses

16 or 8 credits

B.Sc (Major): To obtain a Major degree in B.Sc, students will have to earn the following credits in the Elective section for a Major degree in the following subjects:

Discipline

Total Credits

Botany

48

Chemistry

40

Mathematics

40

Physics

48

Zoology

48

Laboratory Facility: The Laboratory classes will be available at the study centre opted for by the students. However, if the facility is not available at a particular centre, they might be asked to attend them at a different centre.

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

This course is offered by School of Social Work (SOSW). This course will include Practical work in addition to theory.

Eligibililty: 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 14,400/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs.4,800/- per year.

Bachelor of Tourism Studies (BTS)

The programme is offered by School of Tourism and Hospitality Service Management (SOTHSM)

Eligibililty: 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 9,000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 3,000/- per year

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