IGNOU July 2013 Admissions Open for Master's, Bachelor's, Diploma & Certificate Programmes

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has recently issued an admission notification for the 2013 cycle of its distance education programmes.

IGNOU Master's programmes

Students may seek for an admission for the following master degree programs:

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) Philosophy
  • M.A. Gandhi and Peace Studies
  • M.A. Extension and Development studies
  • M.A. Education
  • M.A. Anthropology
  • M.A. Gender and Development studies
  • M.A. in Social work
  • M.A. Economics
  • M.A. English
  • M.A. Hindi
  • M.A. Political science
  • M.A. Psychology
  • M.A. Public administration
  • M.A. Rural Development
  • M.A. Sociology
  • M.A. Adult Education
  • M.A. Women's and Gender studies
  • Master of Commerce (M.Com.)
  • Master of Computer Applications
  • Master of Library and Information Science
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Dietetics and Food Service Management
  • M.Sc. Counselling and Family Therapy

IGNOU Bachelor's programmes

Students may also seek admission for Bachelor's Degree programs such as the following:

  • Bachelor of Science (major in chemistry, physics and life sciences)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • B.A. Tourism Studies
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Computer Application
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Technology
  • Bachelor of social Work
  • BBA Retailing
  • Bachelor Preparatory Program

IGNOU postgraduate diplomas and diplomas

Students can seek admission to the following postgraduate diploma and diploma programmes:

  • Library Automation and Networking
  • Participatory Management of Displacement
  • Resettlement and Rehabilitation
  • Adult Education

Many other programmes are available, check with IGNOU for further details.

IGNOU postgraduate certificate and certificate

Students can seek admission for:

  • Advanced Certificate In Power Distribution Management and Information Security
  • PG certificate in Extension and Development Studies, Cyber law, Adult Education, Bangla-Hindi Translation, patent Practise, Gandhi and Peace Studies, Agriculture policy, Malayalam-Hindi Translation
  • Post-Doctoral Degree in Dialysis Medicine
  • Certificate in Indigenous Art Practises, Applied Arts, Visual Arts Painting, Performing Arts-Hindustani Music, Karnataka Music, Theatre Arts, Bharatnatyam, Environmental Studies, NGO Management, Teaching English, Business Skills, Functional English, HIV and Family Education, Social Work and Criminal Justice Work, Heath care and Waste Management, Home Based Health Care, Community Radio, Nutrition and Child Care, Food and Nutrition, Rural Development, Sericulture, Organic Farming, Water Harvesting, Anti Human Trafficking, Water Harvesting and Management, Ayurveda, Information Technology, Guidance, Entrepreneurship, Adolescent Health Counselling, Laboratory Techniques, Value Education, Communication Skills, Maternal and Child Health, Teaching of Primary School Mathematics, Communication and IT skills, Cooperative and Business Law
  • Appreciation Course on Environment
  • Online programs in PG diploma in Paediatric Nutrition, Sustainability Science, Food Science Technology, PG certificate in Cyber Law (log on to the official site for further information in this section)

Prospectus and application forms for IGNOU July 2013 admission

The prospectus can be collected by a payment of Rs. 200 at the regional centres or ordered by post with a demand draft of Rs. 250 in favour of IGNOU, New Delhi. Send this to the Registrar, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-68. It can be also downloaded from the official website of IGNOU by paying the amount specified via debit or credit card.

Important dates

  • Admissions open: 22 April, 2013
  • Admission notification: 29 April, 2013
  • Last date to submit application: 15 June, 2013
  • Last date to submit with late fee of Rs. 500: 31 July, 2013


  1. Those students seeking admission in IGNOU M.A. programmes must have a bachelor's degree from a recognised university, preferably in the same subject opted for. There is no restriction in terms of age.
  2. Those seeking admission to B.A. programs must have passed the 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU.
  3. For postgraduate diploma courses, the eligibility is usually a bachelor's degree from a recognised university. Log on to the official website for further information.
  4. For diploma courses, the minimum requirement is pass marks in the 10+2 or its equivalent, but certain subjects need minimum marks and experience.


"Admission Notification for July 2013 Cycle," IGNOU, http://www.ignou.ac.in/ignou/bulletinboard/news/latest/detail/Admission_Notification_For_July_2013_Cycle-481
"Programmes," IGNOU, http://www.ignou.ac.in/ignou/aboutignou/school/soe/programmes/detail/585/2
"Programmes," IGNOU, http://www.ignou.ac.in/ignou/aboutignou/school/soh/programmes/detail/141/2

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