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IGNOU Admission 2024 January Session Apply

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) invites online applications for taking admission into Master’s degree, bachelor’s degree, diploma & certificates courses for January 2024 cycle. All eligible and willing candidates can apply online at IGNOU official website for January admission 2024 cycle. The application form has been started from - for ODL and Online Programmes apply before application last date 15th February 2024.

Interested candidates read the full notification carefully, before applying online.


Indira Gandhi National Open University

Important Dates

  • Application Start Date: 28 December 2023
  • Application Last Date: 15-02-2024

Application Fee

IGNOU Admission 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor’s Degree Programmes

10+2 or its equivalent.

Master’s Degree Programmes

Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Post Graduate Diploma Programmes

Bachelor’s Degree.

Certificate Programmes

8th/ 10th/ 10+2/ Degree as per course.

View IGNOU Admission Course Wise Full Qualification Details.

IGNOU Admission 2024 Available Programme's

(Click Here To View Open and Distance Learning [ODL] Programmes)

(Academic Programmes On Offer Through Online Mode)

Category Programme's Name With Duration
Bachelor's Degree Programmes
  1. Bachelor of Social Work (BSWOL) - 3 Years
  2. Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCAOL)
  3. Bachelor of Commerce (BCOMOL)- 3 Years
  4. Bachelor of Library and Information Sciences (BLISOL) - 1 Year
  5. Bachelor of Tourism (BTSOL) - 3 Years
Master's Degree Programmes
  1. Master of Arts Journalism and Mass Communication (MAJMCOL) - 2 Years
  2. Master of Business Administration (MBAOL) - 2 Years
  3. Master of Computer Applications (MCAOL) - 2 Years
  4. Master of Arts in Translation Studies (MATSOL) - 2 Years
  5. Master of Arts (Hindi) (MHDOL) - 2 Years
  6. Master of Arts in Gandhi and Peace Studies (MAGPSOL) - 2 Years
  7. Master of Arts in Rural Development (MARDOL) - 2 Years
  8. Master of Arts in English (MEGOL) - 2 Years
  9. Master of Arts in Distance Education (MADEOL) - 2 Years
  10. Master of Commerce (MCOMOL) - 2 Years
Post Graduate Diploma Programmes
  1. Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental and Occupational Health (PGDEOHOL) - 1 Year
  2. Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainability Science (PGDSSOL) - 1 Year
  3. Post Graduate Diploma in Gandhi and Peace Studies (PGDGPSOL) - 1 Year
  4. Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development (PGDRDOL) - Years
  5. Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education (PGDDEOL) - 1 Year
  6. Post Graduate Diploma in Development Communication (PGDDCOL) - 1 Year
  7. Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Media (PGDIDMOL) - 1 Year
Diploma Programmes
  1. Diploma in Tourism Studies (DTSOL) - 1 Year
  2. Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHEOL) - 1 Year
  3. Diploma in Urdu Language (DULOL) - 1 Year
  4. Diploma in Creative Writing in English (DCEOL) - 1 Year
Post Graduate Certificate Programmes
  1. Post Graduate Certificate in Agriculture Policy (PGCAPOL) - 06 Months
  2. Post Graduate Certificate in Gandhi and Peace Studies (PGCGPSOL) - 06 Months
Certificate Programmes
  1. Certificate in Tribal Studies (CTRBSOL) - 06 Months
  2. Certificate Programme In Peace Studies and Conflict Management (CPSCMOL) - 06 Months
  3. Certificate Programme in Library and Information Science (CLISOL) - 06 Months
  4. Certificate in Information Technology (CITOL) - 06 Months
  5. Certificate in Tourism Studies (CTSOL) - 06 Months
  6. Certificate in Arabic Language (CALOL) - 06 Months
  7. Certificate in French Language (CFLOL) - 06 Months
  8. Certificate in Russian Language (CRULOL) - 06 Months
  9. Certificate in Spanish Language and Culture (CSLCOL) - 06 Months
  10. Certificate in Food and Nutrition (CFNOL) - 06 Months
  11. Certificate in Urdu Language (CULOL) - 06 Months
  12. Certificate in Rural Development (CRDOL) - 06 Months
  13. Certificate in Sanskrit Sambhshan (SSBOL) - 06 Months

IGNOU Admission 2024 Notification PDF

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has announced the Fresh Admissions in various PG (Master Degree) Programmes, UG (Bachelor Degree) Programmes and Diploma/ Certificate Programmes (offered through ODL mode) for the Academic Session January 2024. Before apply online candidates must read the admission notification and common prospectus, you can download in PDF through given link as under:

What is IGNOU?

The Indira Gandhi National Open University was established by an Act of Parliament in 1985 to achieve the following objectives:

  • Democratising higher education by taking it to the doorsteps of the learners,
  • providing access to high quality education to all those who seek it irrespective of age, region, religion and gender,
  • Offering need-based academic programmes by giving professional and vocational orientation to the courses, and
  • promoting and developing distance education in India.

IGNOU Admission Summary 2024

University Name Indira Gandhi National Open University
Course Name PG (Master Degree), UG (Bachelor Degree) and Diploma/Certificate Programmes
Admission Cycle January 2024
Type of University Open
IGNOU Admission Programmes 1. ODL Programmes, 2. Online Programmes, 3. Fixed Learner Intake Programmes
Application Start Date 28 December 2023
Application Last Date 15 February 2024
Download Common Prospectus (CP) IGNOU January 2024 Prospectus
Apply Online For IGNOU Admission 2024

The Schools of Studies for IGNOU

With a view to develop interdisciplinary programmes, the University operates through its Schools of Studies. Each School is headed by a Director who arranges to organise its academic programmes and courses in coordination with the School faculty and staff, and different academic, administrative and service divisions of the University. The emphasis is on providing a wide choice of courses atdifferent levels.

The following Schools of Studies are in operation currently:

  1. School of Humanities (SOH)
  2. School of Social Sciences (SOSS)
  3. School of Sciences (SOS)
  4. School of Education (SOE)
  5. School of Continuing Education (SOCE)
  6. School of Engineering and Technology (SOET)
  7. School of Management Studies (SOMS)
  8. School of Health Sciences (SOHS)
  9. School of Computer and Information Sciences (SOCIS)
  10. School of Agriculture (SOA)
  11. School of Law (SOL)
  12. School of Journalism and New Media Studies (SOJNMS)
  13. School of Gender and Development Studies (SOGDS)
  14. School of Tourism and Hospitality Service Management (SOTHSM)
  15. School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies (SOITS)
  16. School of Social Work (SOSW)
  17. School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET)
  18. School of Extension and Development Studies (SOEDS)
  19. School of Foreign Languages (SOFL)
  20. School of Translation Studies and Training (SOTST)
  21. School of Performing and Visual Arts (SOPVA)

Academic Programmes for IGNOU Admission 2024

The University offers Certificates, Diplomas, Advance Diplomas, Post Graduate Diplomas and Degrees, which are conventional as well as innovative. Most of these programmes have been developed after need based survey for such programmes. They are launched with a view to fulfilling the learners‘ needs for:

  • certification,
  • improvement of skills,
  • acquisition of professional qualifications
  • continuing education and professional development at workplace,
  • self-enrichment,
  • diversification and updating of knowledge, and
  • empowerment.

IGNOU Digital Study Material

The University has digitized the study material for different prorammes. The digitized material is available on eGyankosh, the digital repository of the University.

The University encourages the use of digital study material. It has been decided that as an incentive 15% concession shall be given to the students who opt for digital study material in place of printed study material.

IGNOU Multiple Entry and Multiple Exit Points

Multiple Exit and Multiple Entry points for an Undergraduate Programme

Sr No. Level of the Programme Exit and Certification
1. Certificate The learners completing first year (2 semesters) of study at the undergraduate level will be awarded an Undergraduate Certificate. (Total Credits =44)
2. Diploma The learners completing the 2 years (4 semesters) of study at the undergraduate level will be awarded an Undergraduate Diploma. (Total Credits =88)
3. Diploma The learners completing the 3 years (6 semesters) of study at the undergraduate level will be awarded a general Degree in the disciplines studied. (Total credits = 132)

Vidya Lakshmi Portal For IGNOU Admission

Vidya Lakshmi Portal is a first of its kind portal for students seeking Education Loan. Set up in August 2015, it is a single window electronic platform for students to access information and prepare applications for Educational Loans and Government Scholarships. The Portal has the facility of tracking the students right from the inception of loan application until the completion of sanction of loan or otherwise. Students can view, apply and track their education loan applications to banks anytime, anywhere through the Portal. The portal has been developed and being maintained by NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited.

Nearly 40 Banks have registered for over 131 Educational Loan Schemes on the Vidya Lakshmi Portal and integrated their system with the Portal for providing loan processing status to students.

List of State Code for IGNOU Admission Application

Code Description Code Description
01 Andhra Pradesh 02 Andaman & Nicobar Islands (UT)
03 Arunachal Pradesh 04 Assam
05 Bihar 06 Chandigarh (UT)
07 Delhi 08 Goa
09 Gujarat 10 Haryana
11 Himachal Pradesh 12 Jammu & Kashmir
13 Karnataka 14 Kerala
15 Madhya Pradesh 16 Maharashtra
17 Manipur 18 Meghalaya
19 Mizoram 20 Nagaland
21 Odisha 22 Punjab
23 Rajasthan 24 Sikkim
25 TamilNadu 26 Tripura
27 Uttar Pradesh 28 West Bengal
29 Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu (UT) 30 Lakshadweep (UT)
31 Pondicherry (UT) 32 C/o 99APO
33 Learners Abroad 34 Chattisgarh
35 Jharkhand 36 Uttarakhand
37 Telangana

How to Apply Online for IGNOU Admission

The Admission Forms can be submitted online through Online Admission System at by the Indian Student. Currently, the facility is available for the programmes offered through Common Prospectus except entrance test based programmes. Foreign student residing in other countries can also join the online programmes and can submit their admission form at . The prospective learners are required to create their user ID and password for logging in the system and upload the required documents along with the submission of the Admission Form. There is no need to send the printed copy of the Admission Form to the Regional Centre. The programme fee can be paid online using payment Gateway through net banking, debit/credit card or UPI. Once the admission form is submitted online, the students can track the progress of their admission. A message is sent on the mobile number and email ID registered with the System once admission is confirmed. In case of any discrepancy in the Admission Form, the prospective students are advised to remove the discrepancy within a stipulated time. Failing to do so will lead to rejection of admission form.

IGNOU Admission and Other Contact Details

Division/ Unit Telephone Nos. (With Std Code 011)
IGNOU Telephone Exchange 29571000
Student Service Centre (SSC) Student Enquiry Numbers: 29572513, 29572514
Material Production & Distribution Division (MPDD)

For Study Materials: 29572008, 29572012, 29572013.

Additional Numbers: 29534521, 29572002

Examination Form, Hall Ticket & Entrance Test 29572209, 29572202, 29532088
May I Help You 29572218

Student Registration Division

Online Admission (CSRC): 29571528

Admission Enquiry: 29571301, 29571302, 29532686(Fax)

Regional Services Division 29572412, 29532118

Indira Gandhi National Open University Maidan Garhi, New Delhi – 110068.

FAQs : IGNOU Admission January 2024 Cycle

  • Q.1. What is full form of IGNOU?
  • Ans:- The full form of IGNOU is Indira Gandhi National Open University.
  • Q.2. What is IGNOU?
  • Ans:- The Indira Gandhi National Open University was established by an Act of Parliament in 1985 to achieve the following objectives: 1. Democratising higher education by taking it to the doorsteps of the learners, 2. providing access to high quality education to all those who seek it irrespective of age, region, religion and gender, 3. Offering need-based academic programmes by giving professional and vocational orientation to the courses, and 4. promoting and developing distance education in India.
  • Q.3. What is IGNOU admission January 2024 cycle application last date?
  • Ans:- IGNOU Admission January 2024 Cycle application last date is 15th February 2024.
  • Q.4. What is eligibility criteria for IGNOU admission?
  • Ans:- 8th, 10th, 10+2, Degree as per course.
  • Q.6. What is IGNOU admission helpline number?
  • Ans:- Helpline Number : 011-29572513, 29572514
IGNOU Admission January 2024
IGNOU Admission January 2024