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IGNOU offers undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma courses in various disciplines. It is currently engaged in offering education to approximately 4 million students in India and abroad and offers more than 226 programs consisting courses at various levels.


IGNOU has 21 schools through which programs are offered at different levels. It has a network of 67 regional centers, 2667 study centers and 29 overseas centers in 15 countries.
Details are given below.

IGNOU programmes:

SOA - School Of Agriculture

Distance Learning Program

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Dairy Science and Technology (PhDDR)

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture Extension (PhD (AgE))

  • Post-Graduate Diploma In Plantation Management (PGDPM)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (PGDFSQM)

  • PG and Advance Certificate

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Agriculture Policy (PGCAP)

  • Diploma in Value-added Products from Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds (DPVCPO)

  • Diploma in Dairy Technology (DDT)

  • Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (DVAPFV)

  • Diploma in Fish Products Technology (DFPT)

  • Diploma in Watershed Management (DWM)

  • Diploma in Meat Technology (DMT)

  • Certificate in Sericulture (CIS)

  • Certificate in Water Harvesting and Management (CWHM)

  • Certificate in Poultry Farming (CPF)

  • Certificate in Bee Keeping (CIB)

  • Certificate in Organic Farming (COF)

  • Awareness Program

  • Awareness Program on Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (APVPFV)

  • Awareness Program on Dairy Farming for Rural Farmers (APDF)

Online Programs

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Agriculture Policy (PGCAP)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (PGDFSQM)

  • Appreciation Programmes

  • Appreciation Programme on Sustainability Science (APSS)

SOE - School of Education

Distance Learning Programs

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD in Education)

  • Master of Education (MEd )

  • Master of Arts(Education) (MA(Edu))

  • MA (Distance Education) (MADE)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Education Technology (PGDET)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in School Leadership and Management (PGDSLM)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Distance Education (PGDDE)

  • PG and Advance Certificate

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Professional Development of Teachers (PGCPDT)

  • Bachelor of Education (BEd)

  • Diploma in Fire Safety (DFSTY)

  • Certificate in Elementary Teacher Education (CETE)

  • Certificate in Primary Education (CPE)

  • Certificate in Guidance (CIG)

  • Certificate in Primary Curriculum and Instruction (CPC)

  • Certificate in Primary Teaching (CPT)

Regular Programs

  • Diploma in Primary Education (DPE)

SOFL- School of Foreign Language

Distance Learning Programs

  • Ph D in Arabic (PhD (A))

  • Ph D in French (PhD(A))

  • Diploma in Teaching German Language (DGL)

  • Certificate in German Language (CGL)

  • Certificate Programme in Japanese Language (CJL)

  • Certificate in French Language (CFL)

  • Certificate in Arabic Language (CAL)

Regular Programs

  • Certificate in Chinese Language and Culture (CCLC)

  • Certificate In Persian Language (CPEL)

  • Non-Credit Programmes

  • Research and Teaching Assistant (RTA)

Online Programs

  • Certificate In Spanish Language (CSL)

SOH - Schools of Humanities

Distance Learning Programs

  • Doctor of Philosophy in English (PhD in English)

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Hindi (PhD in Hindi)

  • Master of Arts (English) (MEG)

  • Master of Arts (Hindi) (MHD)

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hindi) (BA(HN))

  • Bachelor of Arts (English) (BA (Eng))

  • Bachelor of Arts (Urdu) (BA (Urdu))

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Book Publishing (PGDBP)

  • Diploma in Creative Writing in English (DCE)

  • Diploma in Urdu (DPU)

  • Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (CTE)

  • Certificate in Urdu Language (CUL)

  • Certificate Programme in Functional English (Basic level) (CFE)

SOL - School of Law

Distance Learning Program

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD in Law)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights (PGDIPR)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law (PGDENLW )

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice (PGDCJ )

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Cyber Law (PGCCL)

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Patent Practice (PGCPP)

  • Diploma in Paralegal Practice (DIPP)

  • Certificate in Consumer Protection (CCP)

  • Certificate in Human Rights (CHR)

  • Certificate in International Humanitarian Law (CIHL )

  • Certificate in Anti Human Trafficking (CAHT )

  • Certificate Programme on Co-operation, Co-operative Law and Business Laws (CCLBL )

  • Awareness Course on Intellectual Propert Rights (AIPR)

Online Program

  • Master of Intellectual Property Law (MIPL)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Process Outsourcing (PGDLPO)

SOS - School of Science

Distance Learning Programs

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (PhD in Mathematics)

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (PhD in Physics)

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (PhD in Chemistry)

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Life Sciences (PhD in Life Sciences)

  • MSc (Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science) (MACS)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development (PGDESD)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (PGDAC)

  • Diploma in Aquaculture (DAQ)

  • Certificate Programme in Laboratory Techniques (CPLT)

  • Certificate Programme Teaching of Primary School Mathematics (CTPM)

  • Appreciation Course on Environment (ACE)

Regular Programs

  • MSc in Life Science ((Msc(LS)))

  • MSc in Chemistry (MSc)

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)

SOTHSSM - School of Tourism Hospitality Service Sectoral Management

Distance Learning Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts (Tourism Studies) (BTS)

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Tourism Studies (PhD in Tourism Studies)

  • Master of Science (Hospitality Administration) (MHA)

  • Master of Arts (Tourism Management) (MTM)

  • Bachelor of Science (Hospitality and Hotel Administration) (BHM)

  • Diploma in Tourism Studies (DTS)

  • Certificate in House Keeping Operation (CHKO)

  • Certificate in Front Office Operation (CFOO)

  • Certificate in Tourism Studies (CTS)

  • Certificate in Food & Beverage Service Operation (CFBSO)

Regular Programs

  • BA in International Hospitality Administration (BA(IHA))

SOCIS - School of Computer and Information Sciences

Distance Learning Programs

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer & Information Science (PhD in Computer & Information Science)

  • Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

  • Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)

  • Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT)

  • Certificate in Information Technology (CIT)

SOET - School of Engineering & Technology

Distance Learning Program

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (PhD in Civil Engineering)

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD in Mechanical Engineering)

  • Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management (ACPDM)

  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (DME)

  • Certificate in Craft and Design (Pottery) (CCDP)

  • Certificate in Shoe Upper Cutting (CSUC)

  • Certificate in Shoe Upper Stitching (CSUS)

  • Certificate in Leather Goods Making (CLGM)

  • Certificate of Competency in Power Distribution (CCPD)

  • Certificate in Shoe Lasting & Finishing (CSLF)

  • Certificate in Motor Cycle Service and Repair (CMSR)

Regular Programs

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Industrial Safety, Health and Environment Management (Under IIMSHE, Bhopal-IGNOU Collaboration) (PGDISHEM)

  • Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)

  • BTech in Aerospace Engineering (BTAE)

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering (Army only) (DCLE)

  • Diploma in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (Army only) (DEME)

  • Diploma in Industrial Safety, Health and Environment Management (IIMSHE Bhopal-IGNOU collaboration) (DISHEM)

Online Programs

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Project Management (PGCPM)

SOGDS - School of Gender and Development Studies

Distance Learning Programs

  • PhD in Women’s Studies  (PhD (WS))

  • PhD in Gender and Development Studies (PhD (GDS))

  • Master of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies (Distance Mode) (MAWGS)

  • MPhil in Gender and Development Studies (MPhil(GD))

  • Post-Graduate Certificate Programme in Gender, Entrepreneurship and Development (PG(GED))

  • Post-Graduate Certificate Programme in Gender-Sensitive Project Cycle Management (PG(GSPCM))

  • Diploma in Women’s Empowerment and Development (DWED)

  • Certificate Programme in Empowering Women Through Self-Help Groups (CWDL)

Regular Programs

  • MA in Gender and Development Studies (MA(GD))

SOITS - School of Inter-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Studies

Distance Learning Programs

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Folklore and Culture Studies (PGDFCS)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Future Studies Explorations towards a New Creation (PGDENC)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology: A Science of Consciousness (PGD-PSC)

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in An Introduction To The Vedas in the Light of Sri Aurobindo (PGCIV)

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Paradigms of Psychological Knowledge: A Historical & Cross-cultural Perspective (PGC-PPK)

Regular Program

  • Integrated MSc-PhD in Physics and Astrophysics (IPHDAP)

  • IGNOU-IIA I-PhD in Physics and Astrophysics (IPHDAP)

  • Master of Arts in Labour and Development (MLD)

  • Master of Arts in Social Anthropology (MASA)

  • Master of Arts in Gandhi and Peace Studies (MA(GPS))

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Tribal Art and Culture (PGDTAC )

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Himalyan Arts and Museuology (PGDHAM )

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Tribal Cultural and Development (PGDTCD )

  • Certificate in Rural Health-care Training (CRHT )

Online Program

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Sri Aurobindo Studies (PhD in Sri Aurobindo Studies)

  • MPhil in Aurobindo Studies (SACAR-IGNOU Collaboration) (MPHILAU)

  • Master of Art (Sri Aurobindo Studies) (MASAS)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Indian Studies : Vedic Studies in the Light of Sri Aurobindo (PGDVSSA )

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Studies in Indian Culture (PGD-SIC)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Integral Education (PGD-IE)

  • Post Graduate Diploma: Psychology-A Science of consciousness code (PGDPSC )

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Explorations towards a New Creation of the Society (PGCENC )

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Integral Education: From Reflection to Action (PGCIERA )

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Studies of the Rig Veda: Hymns to the Rising Sun, Surya - Savitri (PGCSRVS )

  • PG Certificate in The Study of the Bhagawad Gita in the Light of Sri Aurobindo (PGC-BGSA)

  • PG Certificate in The Upanishads in the Light of Sri Aurobindo (PGC-ULSA)

  • Certificate in sanskrit (CIS)

  • Certificate in Introduction to Sri Aurobindo Studies (CP-ISAS)

SOMS - School of Management Studies

Distance Learning Program

Management

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Management (PhD (M))

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Master of Business Administration (Banking & Finance) (MBA (B & F))

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDIM)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Operations (PGDIBO)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Operations Management (PGDOM)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets Practice (PFDFMP)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Research in Management (PGDTRM)

  • Diploma in Management (DIM)

  • Certificate in Business Skills (CBS)

  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship (CIE)

  • Certificate in NGO Management (CNGOM)

Commerce

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Commerce (PhD in Commerce)

  • Master of Commerce (MCom)

  • Master of Commerce in Finance & Taxation (MCom (F&T))

  • Master of Commerce in Business Policy and Corporate Governance (MCom (BP & CG))

  • Master of Commerce in Management Accounting & Financial Strategies (MCom(MA&FS))

  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

  • Bachelor of Commerce with Major in Accountancy and Finance (BCom(A&F))

  • BCom with Major in Corporate Affairs and Administration (BCom (CA&A))

  • BCom with Major in Financial and Cost Accounting (BCom(F&CA))

  • BBA in Retailing (BBA(Retailing))

  • Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP)

  • Diploma in Finance, Budget and Accounting (DFBA)

SOSS - School of Social Sciences

Distance Learning Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (PhD in Public Admn)

  • Doctor of Philosophy in History (PhD in History)

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (PhD in Political Sc)

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (PhD in Economics)

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology (PhD in Sociology)

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Library & Information Science (PhD in Library & Information Sc)

  • Master of Arts (Sociology) (MSO)

  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)

  • MPhil in Economics (MPhil(Economics) )

  • Master of Arts (Public Administration) (MPA)

  • Master of Arts (Political Science) (MPS)

  • Master of Arts (History) (MAH)

  • Master of Arts (Economics) (MEC)

  • Master of Arts (Public Policy) (MPP)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Participatory Management of Displacement Resettlement and Rehabilitation (PGDMRR)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management (PGDDM)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PGDLAN)

  • Diploma in Women's Empowerment & Development (DWED)

  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS)

  • Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP)

  • Certificate in Disaster Management (CDM)

  • Certificate in Environmental Studies (CES)

SOTST - School of Translation Studies and Training

Distance Learning Program

  • MA in Translation Studies (MATS)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marathi-Hindi Translation (PGDMHT)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Bangla-Hindi Translation (PGDBHT)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Malayalam-Hindi Translation (PGDMH)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Assamiya-Hindi Translation (PGDAHT)

  • PG Diploma in Translation (PGDT)

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Bangla-Hindi Translation (PGCBHT)

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Malayalam-Hindi Translation (PGCMHT)

Regular Program

  • MA in Translation Studies (MATS)

SOCE - School of Continuing Education

Distance Learning Program

  • PhD in Rural Development (PhD (RD))

  • PhD in Food and Nutrition (PhD (F & N))

  • PhD in Child Development (PhD (CD))

  • Master of Arts (Rural Development) (MA(RD))

  • Master of Science Degree in Dietetics and Food Service Management (M Sc(DFSM))

  • Application Oriented Courses for BDP (AOC)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Rural Development (PGDRD)

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (DECE)

  • Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE)

  • Certificate in Food Safety (CFS)

  • Certificate in Nutrition and Childcare (CNCC)

  • Certificate in Food and Nutrition (CFN)

  • Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education Enabling Inclusion (Hearing Impairment) (CESE(HI))

  • Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education Enabling Inclusion (Visual Impairment) (CESE(VI))

  • Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education (Mental Retardation) (CESE(MR))

  • Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education (Cerebral Palsy) (CESE(CP))

  • Certificate Programme in Rural Development (CRD)

  • Awareness-cum-Training Packages in Disability (ATPD)

SEEDS - School of Extension & Development Studies

Distance Education Programs

  • Master of Arts in Extension & Development Studies (MAEDS)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Extension and Development Studies (PGDEDS)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Adult Education: Participatory Adult Learning, Documentation and Information Networking (PGDAE)

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Extension and Development Studies (PGCEDS)

Regular Programs

  • Master of Arts in Extension & Development Studies (MAEDS)

SOHS - School of Health Sciences

Distance Education Program

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD(N))

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Maternal and Child Health (PGDMCH )

  • Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Acupuncture (PGDACP)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management (PGDHHM)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in District Health Management (PGDDHM)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (PGDGM)

  • PG and Advance Certificate

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics (PGCE)

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantlogy (PGCOI)

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Rural Surgery (PGCRS)

  • BSc Nursing (Post Basic) (BScN(PB))

  • BSc (Hons) in Optometry & Ophthalmic Techniques (BSCHOT)

  • Diploma in Nursing Administration (DNA)

  • Certificate in Home Based Care Provider (CHBCP)

  • Certificate in Diabetes Care for Community Worker (CDCW)

  • Certificate in Health Care Waste Management (CHCWM)

  • Certificate in Newborn and Infant Care (CNIC)

  • Certificate in Competency Enhancement for Auxiliary Nurse Midwife(ANM)/Female Health Worker (FHW)

  • Certificate in Maternal and Child Health Care (CMCHC)

Regular Program

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Cardiology (PGDCC)

SOJNMS - School of Journalism and New Media Studies

Distance Learning Programs

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication (PGJMC)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Radio Programme Production (PGDRPP)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Audio Programme Production (PGDAPP)

  • Post Graduate Diploma In Radio Prasaran (PGDRP)

  • Certificate in Community Radio (CCR)

  • Certificate in Creative Media Arts-Digital Sound (CCMA)

Regular Programs

  • Doctor of Philosophy in journalism & Mass Communication (PhD in journalism & Mass Communication)

  • MA in Journalism and Mass Communication (MA(JMC))

  • MA in Electronic Media Production and Management (MA(EMPM))

  • BA in 3D Animation and Visual Effects (BA(AVFX))

  • Diploma in Computer Generated Imagery (DCGI)

  • Certificate Programme in Digital Film Making (CDFM)

SOPVA - School of Performing And Visual Arts

Distance Learning Programs

  • Certificate in Indigenous Art Practices (CIAP )

  • Certificate in Visual Arts - Sculpture (CVAS)

  • Certificate in Visual Arts - Applied Arts (CVAA)

  • Certificate in Visual Arts - Painting (CVAP)

  • Certificate In Performing Arts -Theatre Arts (CPATHA)

  • Certificate in Performing Arts - Karnatak Music (CPAKM)

  • Certificate in Performing Arts - Hindustani Music (CPAHM)

  • Certificate in Performing Arts - Manipuri (CPAMP)

  • Certificate in Performing Arts - Kathakali (CPAKK)

  • Certificate in Performing Arts - Odissi (CPAOS)

  • Certificate in Performing Arts - Mohiniattam (CPAMT)

  • Certificate in Performing Arts - Kuchipudi (CPAKP)

  • Certificate in Performing Arts - Kathak (CPAKT)

  • Certificate in Performing Arts - Bharatnatyam (CPABN)

Regular Programs

  • Master of Performing Arts (Hindustani Classical Music) (MPAHVM)

  • Master of Performing Arts (Bharatnatyam) (MPABN)

  • Master of Performing Arts (Theatre Arts) (MPATA)

  • Master of Fine Arts (Painting) (MVAP)

SOSW - School of Social Work

Distance Learning Program

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work (PhD in Social Work)

  • Masters Degree Programme in Social Work (MSW) through (ODL) (MSW)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Work (PGDSW)

  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

  • Diploma in HIV and Family Education (DAFE)

  • Certificate in HIV and Family Education (CAFE)

Regular Program

  • Master in Social Work (Philanthropy) (MSW)

SOVET - School of Vocational Education and Training

Distance Learning Program

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Vocational Education (PhD in Vocation Education)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sales Management (PGDPSM)

  • Advanced Certificate in Security Management (ACSM)

  • Advanced Certificate in Spoken English and Personality Development (ACSEPD)

  • Professional Certificate in Spoken English and Personality Development (PCSEPD)

  • Advanced Certificate in Fire Safety (ACFS)

  • Diploma in Security Management (DSM)

  • Diploma in BPO Finance & Accounting (DBPO(FA))

  • Certificate in Security Management (CSM)

  • Certificate in Fire Safety (CFS)

  • Certificate in Spoken English and Personality Development (CSEPD)

  • Certificate in Air Ticketing (CAT)

  • Certificate in Airline In-Flight Services (CAIS)

  • Certificate in Travel Agency Operations (CTAO)

  • Certificate in Tour Guiding Skills (CTGS)

Regular Program

  • MSc in Actuarial Science (MAS)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Security Operations (Fully Residential Programme) (PGDSO)

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Security Operations (PGCSO)

  • BA in Fashion Merchandising and Production (IGNOU-Pearl Academy Collaboration) (BA(FMP))

  • BA in Textile Design (IGNOU-Pearl Academy Collaboration) (BA(TD))

  • BA in Fashion Design (IGNOU-Pearl Academy Collaboration) (BA(FD))

  • Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Skill Development (DESD)

  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Skill Development (CESD)

  • Certificate in Hospital Administrative Assistanceship (CHAA)

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