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IGNOU Courses has been declared the largest institute of higher education by UNESCO. It is accredited by NAAC with A++ grade. IGNOU has 21 Schools of Studies, 67 Regional Centres, almost 2667 Learner Support Centres, 810 faculty members and 29 foreign institutes. Along with it, IGNOU has a team of 230 academic staff and more than 35,000 academic counsellors.  IGNOU offers nearly 200 Degree, Diploma, Certificate and Doctoral programmes at affordable fees.

IGNOU conducts its admissions in two cycles i.e January and July. Selection to all the courses at UG & PG level is based on merit secured in the qualifying exam. For B.Ed and Doctoral programs, admission is based on the entrance test. IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Exam is held in 2 sessions by NTA at various centers.

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IGNOU Admission 2023: Important Dates

UG/PG/Diploma/PG Dilpoma/Certificate
IGNOU Admission 2023 Last Date (January Session)February 20, 2023 (Extended)
Last date for IGNOU Re-Registration January 2023 SessionFebruary 20, 2023 (Extended)
IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Exam 2023January 8, 2023
B.Ed Answer Keys Release DateFebruary 9, 2023
Last date to raise queries against B.Ed Answer KeyFebruary 14, 2023

IGNOU Exam Form

Students must duly fill the IGNOU exam form related to their specific courses. However, before the forms are filled, all pending assignments have to be submitted by the students to the specific IGNOU Study Centres. The official website of IGNOU will provide details related to IGNOU Assignments. If the candidate does not fulfil the eligibility criteria for a specific course or fails to submit the assignment within the specified time limit, the hall ticket will not be uploaded by the University. Hence, candidates must not wait for the last date with regard to the submission of assignments.

While filling the IGNOU Exam Form candidates would also need to pay the Exam Fee for theory and practical examinations.

The Exam Fee of INR 200/- (per course) can be paid online through Netbanking/ Debit/ Credit card. 

Students need to wait for the acknowledgment status after the fee payment. In case of delay in acknowledgment, candidates are advised to wait for 72 hours to get the updated status.

IGNOU Study Materials 2023

IGNOU provides study material in both hard and soft copies for making learning easy. Candidates choosing soft copies of their study material will get a 15% discount on their program fee while the printed material is sent to the registered address of the student via post or speed post by the Material Production and Distribution Division at IGNOU. IGNOU delivers study materials to all the enrolled students in every part of the country. 

Students who opt for online material will find their detailed study material on eGyanKosh. Also, the students can access the study material via IGNOU e-content app which is easily available on the Google Play Store. IGNOU study material is prepared in multiple languages for helping students from diverse backgrounds to understand easily. IGNOU 2023 study material is divided into different modules and units.

IGNOU Exam Center

IGNOU releases the list of exam centres on its official website for all the students appearing for the mid-term examination. Exam centres will be allotted as per students’ choice where they will be attending exams for all the courses.

The Term End Examination is conducted twice a year by IGNOU – once in June and then in December. With lakhs of students enrolling in IGNOU, it is imperative to have sufficient exam centres in every corner of the country. The IGNOU Exam Center List confirms more than 653 exam centres set up by the University across the country. 

A change in Exam Center will be applicable within a period of 5 days post submission of the examination form through an online portal. Students can place their request through that portal. No requests related to exam centre change will be entertained after that.

IGNOU Scholarship

IGNOU also offers financial assistance to students belonging to reserved categories viz. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. IGNOU Scholarship and Fee reimbursements are only issued to the students who are financially week or single girl child to their parents. To avail of IGNOU Scholarship, candidates are required to fill the application form on the IGNOU website. 

Candidates from rural areas are entitled to a 50% fee concession subject to the production of a domicile certificate. The urban students below the poverty line may be given a 50% fee concession. Moreover, Jail inmates residing and under trial in Indian prisons are also exempted from payment of programme fee, including the registration fee. 

IGNOU Placements

IGNOU Placement cell was established in 2005 and since then the university has been successfully conducting placement drives and offering considering placements to students onboard. The Campus Placement Cell (CPC) is further trying to extend its base by introducing various new initiatives like soft skill development. 

IGNOU placement rate is between 70% and 80%. The placement cell of IGNOU assists students and provide job opportunity in companies like Aegon Life Insurance, Aviva India, Reliance Life Insurance, Radical Minds, etc. The university has also witnessed a rise of 9000% in the number of shortlisted candidates between 2017 and 2019. The top roles for which IGNOU students are hired include Business Development Executive, Sales & Operations, Management Trainee and Associate Executive Sales. 

ParticularsPlacement Statistics
Placement Rate70% – 80%
Average PackageINR 3 LPA – INR 4 LPA
Highest PackageINR 15 LPA
Top RecruitersAegon Life Insurance, Globiva, Aviva India, Reliance Life Insurance, Radical Minds

IGNOU Fees & Eligibility

B.Ed₹55,000 (Total Fees)Pass Graduation with 50%
MBA₹31,000 (1st Year Fees)Pass Graduation
B.Lib.I.Sc₹8,100 (Total Fees)10+2 with 50%
M.A₹7,000 (1st Year Fees)Pass Graduation
M.Sc₹21,600 (1st Year Fees)Graduation
BBA₹10,000 (1st Year Fees)Pass 10+2
M.C.A₹24,000 (1st Year Fees)Pass Graduation
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