List of Courses that are offered by IGNOU

As the name suggests here in this article we would be discussing abe Courses or  Programmes offered By IGNOU.

About IGNOU : Indira Gandhi National Open University

It is a national university, headquartered in New Delhi, India. It is named after former Indian PM, Indira Gandhi. It was established in 1985, when Indian Parliament passed IGNOU act. In a very short time, the university has made significant contributions in the fields of :

  • Higher Education
  • Community Education and
  • Continuing Professional Development.

It is counted among one of the largest universities in the world. The main objective behind its establishment was to impart education by means of :

  • Distance Education and
  • Open Education

To provide higher education opportunities, in particular to the disadvantaged segments of society, to encourage, coordinate and set global level standards for both distance and open education in India and ultimately strengthen the human resources of India through the use of education as a medium.


At present, there are in all 22 schools of study, that are responsible for all academic programmes and courses that are provided by IGNOU.

  1. School of Humanities
  2. School of Social Sciences
  3. School of Sciences
  4. School of Education
  5. School of Continuing Education
  6. School of Engineering & Technology
  7. School of Management Studies
  8. School of Health Sciences
  9. School of Computer & Information Sciences
  10. School of Agriculture
  11. School of Law
  12. School of Journalism and New Media Studies
  13. School of Gender and Development Studies
  14. School of Tourism Hospitality Service Sectoral Management
  15. School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies
  16. School of Social Work
  17. School of Vocational Education and Training
  18. School of Extension and Development Studies
  19. School of Foreign Languages
  20. School of Translation Studies and Training
  21. School of Performing and Visual Arts
  22. School of Computer and designing

IGNOU has 11 divisions in all to take care of all activities:

  1. Academic and Coordination Division
  2. Administrative Division
  3. Construction and Maintenance
  4. Computer Division
  5. Finance and Accounts Division
  6. International Division
  7. Library and Documentation Division
  8. Material Production and Distribution
  9. Planning and Development Division
  10. Regional Services Division
  11. Student Registration and Evaluation


  1. Advanced Centre for Informatics and Innovative Learning
  2. Inter-university Consortium for Technology-enabled Flexible Education and Development (IUC-TEFED)
  3. Centre for Extension Education (CEE)
  4. Centre for Corporate Education, Training & Consultancy
  5. Distance Education Council
  6. Electronic Media Production Centre (EMPC)
  7. Indira Gandhi Centre for Freedom Struggle Studies
  8. National Centre for Disability Studies
  9. National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education
  10. Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education


List of Courses offered  by IGNOU

Course Name: Course Duration

Arts Courses

B.A. 3 Years
B.A. (Eng) 3 Years
B.A. (Hindi) 3 Years
B.A. (Psychology) 3 Years
B.A. (Tourism Studies) 3 Years
B.Ed. 1 Year
B.S.W. 3 Years

Engineering Courses

B.Tech. (Civil Engineering) 4 Years
B.Tech. (Water Resources Engineering) 4 Years
Ph.D. (Civil Engineering) 3 Years
Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering) 3 Years
Diploma in Civil Engineering 3 Years
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering 3 Years
Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management (ACPDM 6 Months

List of colleges that are affiliated with – IGNOU 

City / State Institute Name
Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Management Association
Alwar RIG Institute of Hospitality and Management
Bangalore St. Joseph’s Indian Community College – SJCC
Calicut JDT Islam IGNOU Community College
Chennai Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition
Cuttack Dhaneswar Institute of Medical Technology – DIMT
Darjeeling Good Shepherd Institute of Hospitality Management
Delhi Vision Institute of Advanced Studies
Ernakulam Sneha Sadan College of Special Education
Faridabad Vision Institute of Advanced Studies
Faridkot Umang Red Cross Institute of Special Education
Gurgaon Institute of Apparel

 For more information on IGNOU and various courses offered by it, go to the official portal of IGNOU, as it is the most credible and reliable source for any information related to it.

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