IGNOU Admissions 2021: The university started the admission process for July 2021 session. Also, the university has released the exam form for June 2021 Term-End Exam. The last date to submit the form is 30th June 2021. The IGNOU Assignment submission dates have been extended till 30th June 2021. Candidates who have enrolled can check all the updates of IGNOU here. The official website of the university is ignou.ac.in. To get more details about the decision, students can read the detailed notification below. So, in this article, candidates can get complete details regarding the IGNOU Online Admission process. Therefore, go through the article carefully.

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  • The admission Portal for July 2021 session is open, the last date to apply is 15th July 2021. Click here to apply.
  • June 2021 TEE Exam Forms released. The last date to submit the exam forms is 30th June 2021. Apply Here
  • Online Application for Re-Evaluation, and Copy of Answer scripts for TEE-December 2020 available. Apply Here.
  • The last date to submit the Final Project or Dissertation or Field Work Journals or Internship Reports is 30th June 2021. Submit here.
  • The last date to submit the June TEE Assignments is 30th June 2021. Check IGNOU Assignment 2021

Application Dates, Assignment Submission Dates

The IGNOU assignment submission for students has also been extended until 30th September 2021. Students who have enrolled and are appearing for the term-end exam must check the website for the latest updates. They can submit their assignments via online mode through email or offline by visiting their respective Study Centre, on or before the application deadline ends.

Alternative / Simplified Exam Modes Likely

As per the UGC Guidelines released earlier in the month, IGNOU is likely to adopt alternative and simplified modes of examinations for the conduct of Final Year Exams for the students. In line with the recommendations of the University Grants Commission, the Open University is likely to opt for online, MCQ, OMR based papers, Open Book Exams, Open Choices, Assignment/Presentations based assessment; to evaluate the performance of the students. However, the final decision in this regards is expected to be announced in August 2020.

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IGNOU Eligibility Criteria 2021

Before the candidate applies for IGNOU 2021, he/ she should make sure that he/ she is eligible enough. The applicant, who fails to possess enough eligibility will not be able to apply for the aspired course. However, one can find the complete criterion of eligibility from below:


  • The candidate must have qualified his/ her class 12th from a recognised board.


  • One must have done the Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) from IGNOU.


  • The candidate must have a degree of Bachelors from a recognized university. Kindly note that the minimum eligibility requirements can vary as per the respective courses.

IGNOU Application Form 2021

The IGNOU offers admission to Certificate, Diploma, Bachelors and Masters Courses. The university releases an application form for each academic session. Hence, candidates who meet the eligibility criteria have to take part in the Admission process of IGNOU. The mode of the application form is both offline and online.

IGNOU Offline mode Application Form Submission

  • In the offline mode, candidates have to take a printout of the Application form from the internet or obtain it from any of the Regional centres or study centre.
  • Mail or submit the filled-in Application form in person along with copies of attested certificates to your concerned Regional Centre within stipulated dates mentioned in the Advertisement notification in the newspaper and website of IGNOU.
  • Attached a Pay Order/Demand Draft for the Programme Fee/Fee for the first year/Semester.
  • Write your name, program code and Application No. on the reverse of the Demand Draft, issued by the bank.

List of Documents to be Submitted in Offline IGNOU Form

  • Photograph
  • Certificates in support of your educational qualification(s) i.e. semester-wise/year-wise mark sheet and Provisional/Degree Certificat(s), Besides, if you are applying for MCA and have studied Mathematics at the 10+2/graduation level, attach marks sheet as proof.
  • Experience certificate wherever required.
  • Category certificate (for SC/ST/PH/OBC (non-creamy layer) Minority candidates).
  • Age certificate wherever required.
  • Student Card duly filled in along with the photograph.
  • Acknowledgement Card duly affixed with the postage stamp for Rs 6/-.
  • Copy of Passport (for International Students)
  • Copy of Visa (for International Students)
  • No Objection Certificate from the concerned Embassy in India (for International Students)
  • Proof of residence of the candidate in India (for International Students)
  • Translated copy of educational certificates wherever the same are other than in English/Hindi, duly attested by concerned Embassy. (for International Students)

Online mode of IGNOU Application Form Submission

Visit the online Admission Portal of IGNOU (ignou.ac.in) to fill the Application form online. You will have to upload your relevant documents and submit the course fee on the online payment gateway. Before filling the online form, it is necessary that you register yourself in the online admission portal first by visiting the website.

How to Fill the IGNOU Online Application Form 2021?

The step by step procedure to fill and submit the IGNOU Admission Form online is as follows-

Registration Process

  • Click on the link to the application form mentioned in this article.
  • Hit on Click Here for New Registration.
  • The Student Registration Form will appear on the screen. Fill the same with all the correct details. The registration form will look like the following image:

IGNOU Student Registration Form

  • Name of the user
  • Full name of the candidate
  • E-mail address of the candidate
  • Re-enter Applicant’s E-mail Address
  • Password
  • Re-Enter Password
  • Mobile Number
  • Re-Enter Mobile Number

IGNOU Student Registration Form CAPTCHA Verification

CAPTCHA Verification

  • Click on Register.
  • Immediately after clicking on Register, you will receive a confirmation message on your registered mobile number which will be containing your username.
  • The following window will appear:

IGNOU Student Registration Form Login

  • Enter mandatory details in the login section. The details, which are to be entered are:
        • Registered Username
        • Password
        • CAPTCHA Verification

Login Using Credentials

Post entering all the details, click on Login. The login credentials will be sent to your registered contact details.

  • A page will open carrying all the mandatory instructions. Read the details carefully and then scroll down. Click on I have read the Important Information.
  • Click on Submit option
  • A full-fledged application form will appear in front of you. Mind that you need to fill all that with the correct details. The form will look like the image below:

IGNOU Application Form

Details to be entered in the Application Form

      • Guardian Relation
      • Name of the guardian
      • Date of Birth of the candidate
      • Category of the candidate
      • Gender of the candidate
      • Nationality
      • Territory/ Area
      • Whether Minority
      • Religion
      • Marital Status
      • Social Status
      • Aadhar Card Number
      • Alternate E-mail ID
      • Alternate Mobile Number

Other Details

IGNOU Application Form Other Details

  1. A person with a disability?
  2. Employment Status

Scholarship Details

  1. Amount of the Scholarship
  2. Department of the Scholarship
  3. Family Income
  4. Below Poverty Line
  • Click on Submit.
  • A page will appear holding all the details that you have filled in the form. If you wish to edit the same, then click on edit. If not, then click on Next.
  • Enter program details in the form. The section, asking for the same will look like the image below:

IGNOU Application Form Programme Details

Program Details that have to be filled

      • Program Type
      • Mode of Study
      • Select Programme for Enrollment
      • Region Code for Admission
      • Programme Study Centre Code
      • Medium
      • Already Student of IGNOU studying for Other Programme?
  • After entering all the details, click on Submit.
  • A page will appear holding all the details that you have filled in the form. If you wish to edit the same, then click on edit. If not, then click on Next.
  • Enter all your Qualification Details. The page, which will be asking for the same will look like the image below:

IGNOU Application Form Qualification Details

      • Relevant Qualification
      • Main Subject
      • Year of Passing
      • Division
      • Percentage of Marks
      • Board Code
      • Board Roll Number/ University Roll Number
      • NAD Username (If applicable)
      • NAD Certificate ID (If Applicable)
  • Click on Submit.
  • A page will appear holding all the details that you have filled in the form. If you wish to edit the same, then click on edit. If not, then click on Next.
  • Enter Course Details.

IGNOU Application Form Course Details

  • Chose either of the options and then click on Submit.
  • A page will appear holding all the details that you have filled in the form. If you wish to edit the same, then click on edit. If not, then click on Next.
  • Enter correspondence details. The window asking for the same will look like the following image:

IGNOU Application Form Address Details

      • Address Line 1
      • Address Line 2
      • City
      • State
      • District
      • Pincode
  • Click on Submit.
  • A page will appear holding all the details that you have filled in the form. If you wish to edit the same, then click on edit. If not, then click on Next.

Upload Scanned Documents

Remember, before this step you should have the relevant scanned documents (It is suggested to scan documents from your originals). These include:

  • Photograph (less than 100 KB) – (scanned)
  • Scanned Signature (less than 100 KB)
  • Age Proof (scanned)
  • Relevant Educational Qualification (less than 400 KB)
  • Experience Certificate (if any). (less than 400 KB)
  • Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC. (less than 400 KB)
  • BPL Certificate, if Below Poverty Line. (less than 400 KB)

Pay your Programme fee through debit/credit card (Master/Visa/Rupay) and Net banking:-

Payment by Debit/Credit Card (Master/Visa/Rupay)

You have to select the Debit/Credit Card option to pay the program fee and follow the online instruction to complete the payment of the fee. After successful payment, you will be able to print/save the payment confirmation slip

Payment by Net banking

If you have a net banking account select this option. You will be redirected to your bank website.

Payment by ATM Card (PNB)

  • Once you have uploaded the documents, click the “NEXT” button you will get the Form Preview option. Save/Print your form for future reference.
  • It is not required to post any hard copy of your online application form.

IGNOU Examination Form 2021

The candidates, who have enrolled in IGNOU already will have to fill the examination form. The exam form is released in the online mode only. The authority has released the exam form for the June Term End. The applicants are expected to fill the form before the last date, i.e, 31st March 2020. While filling in the form, the candidates should make sure that they are entering all the correct details. Kindly note that if the candidate does not fill the examination form, then he/ she will not be able to take the test.

If in case, the candidate fails to pay the application fee before the last date, then he/ she can pay the same from the 1st of April 2020 to the 30th of April 2020 with an addition of Rs 500/-. This date extends from the 1st of May to the 20th of May 2020 but within this time, the candidate will have to pay the fees with an addition of Rs 1000/-. Kindly note that the exam centres will be allotted to the candidate as per the time period.

How to Fill IGNOU Term End Exam Form 2021

The candidates will be able to fill the exam form by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Click on the link of the application form mentioned in this article.
  • The screen will reflect all the important details related to the application form.
  • Read all the details, scroll down and click on Proceed to Fill Online Application Form.
  • The following image will appear. Fill all the details in the form. The details, which are to be filled in are:
  1. Programme Code
  2. Enrolment Number
  3. Examination Centre Region


  • Click on Submit.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Submit the form and print the form for future purposes.

IGNOU TEEE Exam Form Dates

June 2021:

DatesAmount of Late FeeExam Centre
11th March 2021 to 31st March 2021NILOn First Come First Serve Basis. In case the sitting at the centre has exhausted, one must select the alternate centre.
1st April 2021 to 30th April 2021Rs 500/-
1st May 2021 to 20th May 2021Rs 1000/-Exam centre will be only in the city of the Regional Centre

More details about June Term End Examination 2021:

EventsDates (Tentative)
Release of admit card21st May 2021
Release of ResultWill be Released Soon

Schools of Learning

IGNOU operates through its schools of studies with the view to developing interdisciplinary studies. IGNOU currently has the following schools of Studies:

  • School of Humanities (SOH)
  • IGNOU School of Social Sciences (SOSS)
  • School of Sciences (SOS)
  • School of Education (SOE)
  • IGNOU School of Continuing Education (SOCE)
  • IGNOU School of Engineering & Technology (SOET)
  • School of Management Studies (SOMS)
  • School of Health Sciences (SOHS)
  • IGNOU School of Computer & Information Sciences (SOCIS)
  • IGNOU School of Agriculture (SOA)
  • School of Law (SOL)
  • IGNOU School of Journalism & New Media Studies (SOJNMS)
  • IGNOU School of Gender and Development Studies (SOGDS)
  • School of Tourism and Hospitality Service Management (SOTHSM)
  • IGNOU School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies (SOITS)
  • School of Social Work (SOSW)
  • IGNOU School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET)
  • IGNOU School of Extension and Development Studies (SOEDS)
  • School of Foreign Languages (SOFL)
  • School of Translation Studies and Training (SOTST)
  • IGNOU School of Performing & Visual Arts (SOPVA)

Academic Programmes Offered By IGNOU

IGNOU offers various long term and short term programmes, which are conventional as well as innovative. The different programmes that it offers are:

  • Certificates,
  • Diplomas,
  • Advance Diploma,
  • Associates Degree, and
  • Degrees

Regional Centres of IGNOU

IGNOU facilitates its accessibility to the candidates by operating through 67 regional centres present all across India. The Headquarters of IGNOU stand at Maidangarhi, New Delhi. However, all the important facilities are made easily available to all the students at every nook and corner of India through the Regional Centres.

Mode of Admission

Admission to the various courses offered by IGNOU is done provisionally for all the courses mentioned in the common prospectus which means the admission is offered directly on meeting the minimum eligibility conditions. The admission criteria are not direct for merit-based courses and Entrance based courses.

The Admission process is active twice a year known as July Admission Cycle and January Admission cycle.

Important terms and conditions for admission

  • All the candidates who desire to take admission in the July or the January Admission cycle but have not received their Results and Marksheets/certificates yet must take an “undertaking” as mentioned in the prospectus.
  • The Candidates must submit their Final Mark-sheet and Provisional Certificate/Degree Certificate by 30th September (for July admission cycle) and 31st March (for January admission cycle).
  • Failure to submit the Final Mark-sheet and Provisional Certificate/Degree Certificate will attract cancellation of admission and forfeiture of 25% of fee paid.
  • Self-learning material will be issued to all the candidates seeking ‘Provisional admission’ on remittance of the programme fee.
  • Regional Directors will confirm the final admission only on fulfilment of the conditions mentioned above.
  • Admission will not be offered in a Programme if the programme is not activated in a particular Regional Centre.

Courses for which Provisional Admission is Offered

The IGNOU offers the following courses to the candidates. However, the course duration is different for each of the following courses.

IGNOU Master’s Degree Programme

  • Computer Applications (MCA)
  • Dietetics and Food Service Management (MSCDFSM)
  • Rural Development (MARD)
  • Master of Science in Counselling and Family Therapy (MSCCFT) (offered only in July Session)
  • Tourism and Travel Management (MTTM)
  • Arts in English (MEG)
  • Master of Arts in Hindi (MHD)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • IGNOU Master of Social Work (Counselling) (MSWC)
  • Master of Arts in Philosophy (MAPY)
  • IGNOU Master of Arts in Education (MAEDU)
  • IGNOU Master of Arts in Economics (MEC)
  • Master of Arts in History (MAH)
  • Master of Arts in Political Science (MPS)
  • IGNOU Master of Arts in Public Administration (MPA)
  • IGNOU Master of Arts in Sociology (MSO)
  • Master of Arts in Gandhi and Peace Studies (MGPS)
  • IGNOU Master of Arts in Psychology (MAPC)
  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
  • IGNOU Masters in Anthropology (MAAN)
  • IGNOU Master of Arts in Extension and Development Studies (MAEDS)
  • Master of Arts in Adult Education (MAAE) (offered only in July Session)
  • Master of Arts in Gender and Development Studies (MAGD)
  • IGNOU Master of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies (MAWGS) (offered only in July Session)
  • IGNOU Master of Arts in Distance Education (MADE)
  • Master of Commerce (MCOM)
  • M.Sc. Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science (MSCMACS) (offered only in January Session)
  • Master of Arts in Translation Studies (MATS)

IGNOU Bachelor’s Degree Programme

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

IGNOU Post Graduate Diploma Programmes

  • Library Automation and Networking (PGDLAN)
  • Disaster Management (PGDDM)
  • Gandhi and Peace Studies (PGDGPS)
  • Rural Development (PGDRD)
  • Counselling & Family Therapy (PGDCFT) (offered only in July Session)
  • Translation (PGDT)
  • International Business Operations (PGDIBO)
  • Environment and Sustainable Development (PGDESD)
  • Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (PGDAC)
  • Applied Statistics (PGDAST)
  • Journalism and Mass Communication (PGJMC)
  • Audio Programme Production (PGDAPP)
  • Higher Education (PGDHE)
  • Educational Technology (PGDET)
  • School Leadership and Management (PGDSLM)
  • Educational Management and Administration (PGDEMA)
  • Pre- Primary Education (PGDPPED)
  • Adult Education (PGDAE) (offered only in July Session)
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Management (PGDPSM)
  • Information Security (PGDIS)
  • Intellectual Property Rights (PGDIPR)
  • Criminal Justice (PGDCJ)
  • Extension and Development Studies (PGDEDS)
  • Urban Planning and Development (PGDUPDL)
  • Folklore and Culture Studies (PGDFCS)
  • Hospital and Health Management (PGDHHM) (offered only in January Session)
  • Geriatric Medicine (PGDGM) (offered only in January Session)
  • Maternal and Child Health (PGDMCH) (offered only in January Session)
  • HIV Medicine (PGDHIVM) (offered only in January Session)
  • Food Safety and Quality Management (PGDFSQM) (offered only in July Session)
  • Plantation Management (PGDPM) (offered only in July Session)
  • Book Publishing (PGDBP) (offered only in July Session)
  • Women’s & Gender Studies (PGDWGS) (offered only in July Session)
  • Sustainability Science (PGDSS)
  • Social Work Counselling (PGDCOUN)

IGNOU Diploma Programmes

  • Early Childhood Care and Education (DECE)
  • Nutrition & Health Education (DNHE)
  • Panchayat Level Administration and Development (DPLAD)
  • Tourism Studies (DTS)
  • Aquaculture (DAQ)
  • Creative Writing in English (DCE)
  • Diploma Programme in Urdu (DUL)
  • Diploma in HIV and Family Education (DAFE)
  • Business Process Outsourcing  Finance and Accounting (DBPOFA)
  • Diploma in Women’s Empowerment and Development (DWED)
  • Paralegal Practice (DIPP)
  • Diploma in Nursing Administration (DNA) (offered only in January Session)
  • Diploma in Critical Care Nursing (DCCN) (offered only in January Session)
  • Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (DVAPFV) (offered only in July Session)
  • Dairy Technology (DDT) (offered only in July Session)
  • Meat Technology (DMT) (offered only in July Session)
  • Production of Value Added Products from Cereals, Pulses, and Oilseeds (DPVCPO) (offered only in July Session)
  • Fish Products Technology (DFPT) (offered only in July Session)
  • Watershed Management (DWM) (offered only in July Session)
  • Teaching German as a Foreign Language (DTG)
  • Retailing (DIR)
  • Culinary Arts (DCUL)

IGNOU Certificate Programmes

  • Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management (ACPDM)
  • Advanced Certificate in Information Security (ACISE)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Extension and Development Studies (PGCEDS)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Adult Education (PGCAE)
  • PG Certificate in Cyber Law (PGCCL)
  • PG Certificate in Patent Practice (PGCPP)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Bangla-Hindi Translation (PGCBHT)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Malayalam-Hindi Translation (PGCMHT)
  • PG Certificate in Agriculture Policy (PGCAP)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Gandhi and Peace Studies (PGCGPS)
  • PG in Information and Assistive Technologies for the Instructors of Visually Impaired (PGCIATIVI)
  • PG Certificate in Geoinformatics (PGCGI)

Other Certificate Courses

  • Indigenous Art Practices (CIAP)
  • Visual Arts—Painting (CVAP)
  • Visual Arts—Applied Art (CVAA)
  • Performing Arts—Theatre Arts (CPATHA)
  • Certificate in Performing Arts—Hindustani Music (CPAHM)
  • Certificate in Performing Arts—Karnatak Music (CPAKM)
  • Performing Arts—Bharatanatyam (CPABN)
  • Arabic Language (CAL)
  • French Language (CFL)
  • Russian Language (CRUL)
  • Disaster Management (CDM)
  • Environmental Studies (CES)
  • Certificate Programme in NGO Management (CNM)
  • Business Skills (CBS)
  • Certificate Course in  the teaching of English as a Second Language (CTE)
  • Functional English (Basic Level) (CFE)
  • Urdu Language (CUL)
  • HIV and Family Education (CAFE)
  • Certificate in Social Work and Criminal Justice System (CSWCJS) \
  • Health Care Waste Management (CHCWM)
  • Newborn and Infant Nursing (CNIN)
  • Maternal and Child Health Nursing (CMCHN)
  • Home-Based Health Care (CHBHC)
  • Community Radio (CCR)
  • Tourism Studies (CTS)
  • Food and Nutrition (CFN)
  • Nutrition and Child Care (CNCC)
  • Rural Development (CRD)
  • Certificate in Sericulture (CIS)
  • Organic Farming (COF)
  • Water Harvesting and Management (CWHM)
  • Poultry Farming (CPF)
  • Certificate in Beekeeping (CIB)
  • Certificate in Human Rights (CHR)
  • Consumer Protection (CCP)
  • Certificate in Co-operation, Co-operative Law & Business Laws (CCLBL)
  • Certificate in Anti Human Trafficking (CAHT)
  • International Humanitarian Law (CIHL)
  • Information Technology (CIT)
  • Certificate in Guidance (CIG)
  • Communication & IT Skills (CCITSK)
  • Certificate Programme in Laboratory Techniques (CPLT)
  • The teaching of Primary School Mathematics (CTPM) (offered only in July Session)
  • Certificate Programme in Value Education (CPVE)
  • Energy Technology and Management (CETM)
  • Certificate of Competency in Power Distribution (Electrical Technicians) (CCPD)
  • Appreciation Course on Environment (ACE)
  • Appreciation Course on Population and Sustainable Development (ACPSD)
  • Certificate in Library and Information Science (CLIS)

IGNOU Admissions: The methodology of Instruction at IGNOU

There are various methods exercised by IGNOU to impart education in the distance mode. The delivery of programmes is done through the following methods:

Self Instructional Written Material

The printed study material (written in self-instructional style) for both theory and practical components of the programs is supplied to the learners in batches of blocks for every course (on an average 1 block per credit). A block which comes in the form of a booklet usually comprises 3 to 5 units.

Audio-Visual Material Aids

The learning package contains audio and video CDs which have been produced by the University for better clarification and enhancement of understanding of the course material given to the learners.
The video programmes are telecast on National Network of Doordarshan and Gyan Darshan. All Gyan Vani stations are broadcasting curriculum based audio programmes. In addition, some selected stations of All India Radio are also broadcasting the audio programmes.

Counselling Sessions

Normally counselling sessions are held as per schedule drawn by the Study Centres.


Live teleconferencing sessions are conducted via satellite through interactive Gyan Darshan Channel as well as simulcasted on ‘Edusat’ channel from the University studios at EMPC, the schedule of which is made available at the study centers.

IGNOU Admissions: Practicals/Project Work

Some Programmes have practical/project component also. Practicals are held at designated institutions for which schedule is provided by the Study Centres. Attendance at practicals is compulsory. For project work, a comprehensive project guide, in the form of a booklet, is provided to the student along with the study materials.


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