About IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University)

If you are thinking of studying from IGNOU or you are studying from IGNOU then it is very important for you to know what is IGNOU? What is the full form of IGNOU? What courses are offered in IGNOU? And what is the fee for which course in IGNOU? Through this post, we are going to give you complete information about IGNOU.

About IGNOU?

IGNOU is a type of open university based on ODL (Open and Distance Learning) module. IGNOU is such a university in which all categories of people can get education. Especially those people who cannot go to school or college daily due to some reason. Through this university, students can get their full degree sitting at home, only they have to go to the exam center to give the exam.

The best part about this university is that there is no age limit for taking admission in it. People whose studies were stopped or missed due to some reason can also complete their studies from IGNOU, and you don’t have to worry about your age.

What is the full form of IGNOU?

The full name of IGNOU is Indira Gandhi National Open University. IGNOU was established in the year 1985. This university is named after the former Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi. The headquarter of this university is located in the capital of India, Delhi and it is run by the central government. You might not know that the name of IGNOU University comes in the world’s largest university. This is because till now more than 4 million admissions have been done in this university.

Those students who have got very less marks in their school or college, due to which they are not able to get admission in any other college, those students can also continue their studies by taking admission through IGNOU. There is no limit of minimum marks number in this.


The method of studying from IGNOU is completely different from all other universities. Because in this there is no classroom like other universities and colleges because Delhi is not taught in IGNOU. The students taken admission in this university get the study material by the university, using which the students have to study on their own.

Another special thing about the university is that this university takes admission twice in a year. That is, admission is taken every 6 months. If for some reason a student is not able to take admission in a regular university, instead of waiting for 1 year, he can complete his course by taking admission in IGNOU after 6 months.

Many people also believe that an open university degree is more important than a regular university degree. But it is wrong that the degree obtained from IGNOU has the same recognition as other regular universities because IGNOU is a recognized university and it is recognized all over India. Earning Certificate Degree Diploma from IGNOU is everywhere.

Courses offered in IGNOU

Many courses are offered in IGNOU. You can get more than 200 courses in this. List of courses offered in IGNOU:-

  • Computer Application and IT
  • Education
  • Law
  • Engineering and Architecture
  • Science
  • Management and Business Administration
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Commerce
  • Arts, Humanities, and Social Science
  • Medicine and Allied Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Media, Mass Communication and Journalism

How to get admission in IGNOU?

Admission forms are taken by IGNOU University twice every year. First in the month of May-June and second in the month of December-January. You can also fill the online admission form through the official website of IGNOU at ignou.ac.in.

After filling the online form, when you submit the prescribed course fee by IGNOU University to the university, you will receive all the books related to your course by post at your given home address. With the help of which you can give the exam by studying at home on your own.

What is the fee for IGNOU University

If you want to complete your studies from IGNOU University, then let us tell you that the fees of Vikram University are very less as compared to other colleges and universities. Students do not face any difficulty in paying its fees. If we talk about it again, different courses have different things which change every year.

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