The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi has extended the last date to apply for its Master’s, Bachelor’s, Diploma and Certificate programs to Jan 31 for its January intake.
The University offers both short-term and long-term programmes leading to certificates, diplomas, advance diploma, associate degree and degree. Admissions are open twice a year.
Post graduate courses are offered in computer applications (MCA), rural development, tourism and travel Management, English, Hindi, Social Work (MSW), ohilosophy, economics, history, education and so on.
These courses have a duration of two years.
The Bachelor courses IGNOU offer include BA Tourism Studies, BCA, Bachelor of Social Work, BA in Library and Information Sciences and BCom.
India’s biggest open university also offers post-graduate diplomas of six-month duration in disaster management, Gandhi and peace studies, translation, etc.
Diplomas are also offered in various fields such as early childhood care and education, nutrition & health education, Panchayat-level administration and development etc..
It also offers job-oriented certificate courses in power distribution management and information security. Post Graduate Certificate courses are offered in adult education, cyber law, patent practice and so on.
The University offers 23 PG courses for January 2019 intake. Students with appropriate qualifications could apply for 6 bachelor degree programmes,43 diploma programmes and 63 certificate courses.
Those who pursue their Masters with IGNOU are eligible for applying for admission in diploma and certificate courses.
The Indira Gandhi National Open University(IGNOU) was established by an Act of Parliament in 1985 with the objectives of democratising higher education by taking it to the doorsteps of the learners and to provide access to high quality education to all.
IGNOU offers need-based academic programmes by giving professional and vocational orientation to the courses and is considered the government’s primary institution for developing distance education in India.
IGNOU has, in recent years, emerged as the largest open university in the world.
It has different departments for humanities, social sciences, science, education, engineering & technology, management studies and so on.