IGNOU Certificate Courses 2020: IGNOU offers Certificate degrees for a wide range of courses. The Admission to IGNOU Certificate Programme is conducted twice a year in the January and July Cycle. Some courses are available only in one of the cycles. Candidates who are interested in taking admission to the certificate courses offered by the University will have to fill up the Application Form and submit it before the due date. It is important that the candidate must follow up on the procedure of the admission and must make sure that they fulfill all the required eligibility and the criteria of the admission. Candidates must make sure that they are applying for the correct course which they plan on pursuing. The details entered in the form must be valid and correct as it will be cross-checked at the time of the IGNOU Admission. Any form of discrepancy will lead to the cancellation of the candidature at the time of the admission. Find the required details about the IGNOU Certificate Courses 2020 in the article below.

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How to Apply for the IGNOU Certificate Courses

The Application form for Admission into the certificate courses can be submitted in two modes.

Online Mode: In the online mode, the application form has to be filled online and the course fee has to be paid at the online payment gateway. Candidates will also have to upload relevant documents while filling the form.

Offline Mode: 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. Relevant self-attested documents will also have to be enclosed with the form.

IGNOU Offers certificate degrees in the following courses:

  1. Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management (ACPDM)
  2. Advanced Certificate in Information Security (ACISE)
  3. Post Graduate Certificate in Extension and Development Studies (PGCEDS)
  4. Post Graduate Certificate in Adult Education (PGCAE)
  5. Post Graduate Certificate in Cyber Law (PGCCL)
  6. Post Graduate Certificate in Patent Practice (PGCPP)
  7. Post Graduate Certificate in Bangla-Hindi Translation (PGCBHT)
  8. Post Graduate Certificate in Malayalam-Hindi Translation (PGCMHT)
  9. Post Graduate Certificate in Agriculture Policy (PGCAP)
  10. Post Graduate Certificate in Gandhi and Peace Studies (PGCGPS)
  11. Post Graduate Certificate in Information and Assistive Technologies for the Instructors of Visually Impaired (PGCIATIVI)
  12. Post Graduate Certificate in Geoinformatics (PGCGI)
  13. Certificate in Indigenous Art Practices (CIAP)
  14. Certificate in Visual Arts—Painting (CVAP)
  15. Certificate in Visual Arts—Applied Art (CVAA)
  16. Certificate in Performing Arts—Theatre Arts (CPATHA)
  17. Certificate in Performing Arts—Hindustani Music (CPAHM)
  18. Certificate in Performing Arts—Karnatak Music (CPAKM)
  19. Certificate in Performing Arts—Bharatanatyam (CPABN)
  20. Certificate in Arabic Language (CAL)
  21. Certificate in French Language (CFL)
  22. Certificate in Russian Language (CRUL)
  23. Certificate in Disaster Management (CDM)
  24. Certificate in Environmental Studies (CES)
  25. Certificate Programme in NGO Management (CNM)
  26. Certificate in Business Skills (CBS)
  27. Certificate in Teaching of English as a Second Language (CTE)
  28. Certificate in Functional English (Basic Level) (CFE)
  29. Certificate in Urdu Language (CUL)
  30. Certificate in HIV and Family Education (CAFE)
  31. Certificate in Social Work and Criminal Justice System (CSWCJS) \
  32. Certificate in Health Care Waste Management (CHCWM)
  33. Certificate in Newborn and Infant Nursing (CNIN)
  34. Certificate in Maternal and Child Health Nursing (CMCHN)
  35. Certificate in Home Based Health Care (CHBHC)
  36. Certificate in Community Radio (CCR)
  37. Certificate in Tourism Studies (CTS)
  38. Certificate in Food and Nutrition (CFN)
  39. Certificate in Nutrition and Child Care (CNCC)
  40. Certificate in Rural Development (CRD)
  41. Certificate in Sericulture (CIS)
  42. Certificate in Organic Farming (COF)
  43. Certificate in Water Harvesting and Management (CWHM)
  44. Certificate in Poultry Farming (CPF)
  45. Certificate in Beekeeping (CIB)
  46. Certificate in Human Rights (CHR)
  47. Certificate in Consumer Protection (CCP)
  48. Certificate in Co-operation, Co-operative Law & Business Laws (CCLBL)
  49. Certificate in Anti Human Trafficking (CAHT)
  50. Certificate in International Humanitarian Law (CIHL)
  51. Certificate in Information Technology (CIT)
  52. Certificate in Guidance (CIG)
  53. Certificate in Communication & IT Skills (CCITSK)
  54. Certificate Programme in Laboratory Techniques (CPLT)
  55. Certificate in Teaching of Primary School Mathematics (CTPM) (offered only in July Session)
  56. Certificate Programme in Value Education (CPVE)
  57. Certificate in Energy Technology and Management (CETM)
  58. Certificate of Competency in Power Distribution (Electrical Technicians) (CCPD)
  59. Appreciation Course on Environment (ACE)
  60. Appreciation Course on Population and Sustainable Development (ACPSD)
  61. Certificate in Library and Information Science (CLIS)

Duration of Courses

The certificate courses must be completed in the minimum duration of 6 months and Maximum 2 years. Except for a few, the certificate courses are offered in both the January and July Cycles of Admissions.

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IGNOU Admission Eligibility Criteria, Medium of Instruction and Fee Structure for the courses

The candidates applying for the courses should have knowledge of the eligibility criteria, fee structure, and other such details. As in this way, you will face no difficulty during the admission process. Moreover, before filling the application form, it is important for students to be aware of the eligibility criteria. The eligibility conditions will be prescribed by the authorities. Wherein, it is compulsory for each student to satisfy the eligibility conditions. In addition, the eligibility criteria, fee structure, and medium of instructions for each of the course is different. The course-wise eligibility criteria, the medium of instruction, and fee is thus as follows:

Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management (ACPDM)

  1. Eligibility: Engineering graduate/Engineering Diploma Holders, or Science/Commerce/ Arts Graduates or equivalent with 2 years experience in power utilities or the electricity sector
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.5,400/- for full programme

Advanced Certificate in Information Security (ACISE)

  1. Eligibility: 10th or its equivalent
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.5,400/- for full programme

Further, this course emphasized and specifically stressed on User’s Security Awareness and Needs as follows:

  • Securing one’s own desktop.
  • Securing one’s own data.
  • Securing one’s connectivity.
  • Secure browsing. (E-mail, Internet Application)
  • Secure Internet Connection
  • W3C Compliance.
  • Employee perspective of ISO 27000
  • Securing Web servers/services
  • Cyber Forensics.
  • Securing in the mobile world
  • Govt. rules in IT Security

Post Graduate Certificate in Extension and Development Studies (PGCEDS)

  1. Eligibility: Any Graduate
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.3,000/-

Adult Education (PGCAE)

  1. Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University/ Institute
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.3,600/-

Post Graduate Certificate in Cyber Law (PGCCL)

  1. Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline or 4th and 5th years students of 5 years integrated LLB course who passed three years.
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.8,400/-

Post Graduate Certificate in Patent Practice (PGCPP)

Eligibility:

  • Degree in Science/ Technology/Medicine, Law and Fourth & Fifth-year students integrated LL.B. Course who passed three years. Learners with experience in dealing with patents and technology transfer will be preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree means Bachelor’s Degree of not less than 3-years duration.

Medium of Instruction: English

Fee Structure: Rs.9,600/-

PG Certificate in Bangla-Hindi Translation (PGCBHT)

Eligibility:

  • Graduation
  • Bachelor’s Degree means Bachelor’s Degree of not less than 3 years duration.

Medium of Instruction: Hindi

Fee Structure: Rs.1,800/-

Post Graduate Certificate in Malayalam-Hindi Translation (PGCMHT)

Eligibility:

  • Graduation
  • Bachelor’s Degree means Bachelor’s Degree of not less than 3 years duration.

Medium of Instruction: Hindi

Fee Structure: Rs.1,800/- for full programme

Post Graduate Certificate in Agriculture Policy (PGCAP)

  1. Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.3,600/-

Gandhi and Peace Studies (PGCGPS)

  1. Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline
  2. Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.2,400/-

Post Graduate Certificate in Information and Assistive Technologies for the Instructors of Visually Impaired (PGCIATIVI)

  1. Eligibility: Bachelor degree in Computer Science from a recognized university (BCA/ BSc-Computer Science) OR Bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized university with diploma/certificate in Computer Science OR Bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized university subject to the condition that PGCIATIVI will only be awarded after successfully completing the CIT program from IGNOU.
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs 6,000/-

Geoinformatics (PGCGI)

  1. Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline from a recognised university.
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.6,000/- for full programme

Certificate in Indigenous Art Practices (CIAP)

Note that this course is only offered in the North East. Further, the other details about this course are as follows:

  1. Eligibility: Functional Literate
  2. Medium of Instruction: English/Hindi as per regional requirement of the zonal cultural
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.200/-

Certificate in Visual Arts—Painting (CVAP)

  1. Eligibility: 10th pass
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.16,200/-(5,400 X 3 installments) for full programme

Visual Arts—Applied Art (CVAA)

  1. Eligibility: 10th pass
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.16,200/-(5,400 X 3 installments) for full programme

Performing Arts—Theatre Arts (CPATHA)

  1. Eligibility: 10th pass
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.16,200/-(5,400 X 3 installments) for full programme

Performing Arts—Hindustani Music (CPAHM)

  1. Eligibility: 10th pass
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.16,200/-(5,400 X 3 installments) for full programme

Certificate in Performing Arts—Karnatak Music (CPAKM)

  1. Eligibility: 10th pass
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.16,200/-(5,400 X 3 installments) for full programme

Performing Arts—Bharatanatyam (CPABN)

  1. Eligibility: 10th pass
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.16,200/-(5,400 X 3 installments) for full programme

Certificate in Arabic Language (CAL)

  1. Eligibility: 10+2 or 18 years of age
  2. Medium of Instruction: English/Arabic
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.1,800/- for full programme

French Language (CFL)

  1. Eligibility: 10 + 2 and 18th Years of age
  2. Medium of Instruction: Hindi, English, and French
  3. Fee Structure: Rs. 6,600/-

Certificate in Russian Language (CRUL)

  1. Eligibility: Minimum age 18 year. No formal qualification is required. Class 10 level of English proficiency is desirable
  2. Medium of Instruction: English, Russian
  3. Duration: Minimum 6 month and Maximum 2 years
  4. Fee Structure: Rs.2,300/-

Disaster Management (CDM)

  1. Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
  2. Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  3. Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.
  4. Fee Structure: Rs. 2,400/-

Certificate in Environmental Studies (CES)

  1. Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
  2. Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  3. Fee Structure: Rs. 2,400/-

NGO Management (CNM)

  1. Eligibility: 10+2 or Matriculate with at least 3 years of work experience in the NGO sector
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs. 1,800/-

Certificate in Business Skills (CBS)

  1. Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent.
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs. 3,000/-

Teaching of English as a Second Language (CTE)

  1. Eligibility: Graduates or 3 years of B.EL.ED OR 2 years PTT, ETT or 10+2 with 2 years teaching experience. Bachelor’s Degree means Bachelor’s Degree of not less than 3 years duration.
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.2,400/-

Certificate in Functional English (Basic Level) (CFE)

  1. Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs. 3,000/-

Certificate in Urdu Language (CUL)

  1. Eligibility: Anyone interested in studying Urdu. Minimum age 18 years
  2. Medium of Instruction: Bilingual Hindi/Urdu
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.1,200/-

HIV and Family Education (CAFE)

  1. Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent OR BPP from IGNOU OR Matriculation with higher qualification recognized by Central/State Government.
  2. Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.1,800/-

Certificate in Social Work and Criminal Justice System (CSWCJS)

  1. Eligibility: Any Graduate. Bachelor’s Degree means Bachelor’s Degree of not less than 3 years duration.
  2. Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.1,400/-

Health Care Waste Management (CHCWM)

  1. Eligibility: Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Health Managers and other professional workers with a minimum of 10+2 qualification
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.3,000/-

Certificate in Newborn and Infant Nursing (CNIN)

  1. Eligibility: Nursing Professionals (RNRM) with Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) / B.Sc. (N) or above
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.6,600/-

Maternal and Child Health Nursing (CMCHN)

  1. Eligibility: Nursing Professionals (RNRM) with Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) and above OR Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) /Female Health Worker (FHW)/Health Supervisor(HS)/ Lady Health Visitor (LHV)/Public Health Nurse (PHN).
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.6,600/-

Certificate in Home Based Health Care (CHBHC)

  1. Eligibility: 10th pass (Matriculation)
  2. Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.2,400/-

Community Radio (CCR)

  1. Eligibility: 10th pass or its equivalent
  2. Medium of Instruction: English/Hindi
  3. Fee Structure: Rs. 6,600/-

Tourism Studies (CTS)

  1. Eligibility: 10th pass or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
  2. Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.1,800/- for full programme

Certificate in Food and Nutrition (CFN)

  1. Eligibility: No formal qualification, Minimum age of 18 years
  2. Medium of Instruction: English, Hindi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil and Oriya
  3. Fee Structure: Rs. 1,400/-

Nutrition and Child Care (CNCC)

  1. Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
  2. Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  3. Fee Structure: Rs. 1,800/-

Certificate in Rural Development (CRD)

  1. Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree. Bachelor’s Degree means Bachelor’s Degree of not less than 3 years duration.
  2. Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  3. Fee Structure: Rs. 1,800/-

Certificate in Sericulture (CIS)

  1. Eligibility: 10th pass out OR non- 10th pass-out having two years experience in the field of sericulture. The experience certificate should be from the extension officials of the Dept of Sericulture/Agriculture/Extension/Recognized NGOs/ Industry.
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.3,500/-

Organic Farming (COF)

  1. Eligibility: 10th pass or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU Minimum 18 years of age
  2. Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.4,000/-

Certificate in Water Harvesting and Management (CWHM)

  1. Eligibility: 10th pass & BPP from IGNOU
  2. Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.2,400/-

Poultry Farming (CPF)

  1. Eligibility: 8th Pass
  2. Medium of Instruction: English, Hindi, Telugu & Mizo
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.3,000/- for full programme

Certificate in Beekeeping (CIB)

  1. Eligibility: 8th Pass or Professional Beekeepers
  2. Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.1,400/-

Human Rights (CHR)

  1. Eligibility: 10+2 OR its equivalent OR BPP from IGNOU
  2. Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.2,400/-

Certificate in Consumer Protection (CCP)

  1. Eligibility: 10+2 OR equivalent OR BPP from IGNOU
  2. Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  3. Fee Structure: Rs. 1,800/-

Certificate in Co-operation, Co-operative Law & Business Laws (CCLBL)

  1. Eligibility:
    1. 10+2 for in-service personnel (with minimum three years service)
    2. Any degree for fresher. Bachelor’s Degree means Bachelor’s Degree of not less than 3 years duration.
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.8,400/-

Anti Human Trafficking (CAHT)

  1. Eligibility: Candidate should have done graduation, 10+2 with 5 years of experience in the related field, 10th standard (after during bridge course from IGNOU, they will be admitted). Bachelor’s Degree means Bachelor’s Degree of not less than 3 years duration.
  2. Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.1,400/- for full programme

International Humanitarian Law (CIHL)

  1. Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.2,700/-

Certificate in Information Technology (CIT)

  1. Eligibility: 10th Pass OR SSC OR BPP from IGNOU OR DLC from Microsoft or equivalent.
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.4,800/-

Certificate in Guidance (CIG)

  1. Eligibility: Teachers of recognized Institutions OR Pass in Matriculation/SSC OR BPP from IGNOU
  2. Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.1,400/-

Communication & IT Skills (CCITSK)

  1. Eligibility: 10+2 pass with English as one of the subject
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.5,400/-

Certificate Programme in Laboratory Techniques (CPLT)

  1. Eligibility: 10+2 with science subjects or equivalent OR pass in Higher Secondary with science subjects or equivalent and one year of experience of working in a School/College/University science laboratory OR 10th pass or equivalent with science subjects and two years experience of working in a School/College/University science laboratory
  2. Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.4,200/-

Teaching of Primary School Mathematics (CTPM) (offered only in July Session)

  1. Eligibility: Adult with 10th pass
  2. Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  3. Fee Structure: Rs. 1,500/-

Value Education (CPVE)

  1. Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent.
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.1,800/- for full programme

Certificate in Energy Technology and Management (CETM)

  1. Eligibility: 10th Pass
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs. 3,000/-

Competency in Power Distribution (Electrical Technicians) (CCPD)

  1. Eligibility: Engineering graduate/Engineering Diploma Holders, or Science/Commerce/ Arts Graduates or equivalent with 2 years experience in power utilities or the electricity sector
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee Structure: Rs.5,400/-

Appreciation Course on Environment (ACE)

  1. Eligibility: Graduation from a recognized University or equivalent qualification
  2. Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  3. Duration: Minimum 3 months; Maximum 1 Year, offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.
  4. Fee Structure: Rs.1,200/-

Appreciation Course on Population and Sustainable Development (ACPSD)

  1. Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from any recognized University
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Duration: Minimum 3 months and Maximum 1 year; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.
  4. Fee Structure: Rs. 1,000/-

Certificate in Library and Information Science (CLIS)

  1. Eligibility: 10+2 Passed or BPP from IGNOU
  2. Medium of Instruction: English
  3. Fee structure: Rs. 2000/-

IGNOU Certificate Courses Selection Process

The selection of candidates will be done purely on the basis of merit. Candidates’ performance in the qualifying exam will be taken into consideration. In addition, firstly to apply, the candidates will have to fill and submit the application form before the due date. It will be available in online mode. Then the officials will analyze the received applications. Then the students will be admitted in accordance with their rank, marks in qualifying marks and whether they satisfy the eligibility criteria or not.

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