Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has announced admissions to the July 2019 session for various programmes. In a Press Meet today, Dr. P. Sivaswaroop, Regional Director informed that the admissions are online and the interested candidates can apply on IGNOU Portal https://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/admission/ .
The last date for Certificate Programmes is July 15, 2019 and for all other Programmes is July, 31, 2019. IGNOU Nagpur Regional Centre will be offering new Programmes like MA in Development Studies, Certificate in German Language, Certificate in Japanese Language. Amongst foreign languages French and Spanish language certificate courses are already an offer at Nagpur.
For some programmes like MAEDU, MCOMFT the Prospectus be downloaded and offline form be submitted to Regional Centre.
Dr. P. Sivaswaroop said that in order to help the interested learners amongst SC/ST community IGNOU has extended fee exemption to SC/ST students who wish to join in Certificate, Diploma, PG Diploma and Bachelor Degree Programme of IGNOU for July 2019 session.
Willing candidates have to submit offline form to the Regional Centre along with all necessary documents. Employed SC/ST candidates are not eligible for this exemption. Total 128 programmes are available for SC/ST candidates under this scheme, including foreign languages, IT, Vocational courses.
He stated that IGNOU offers admission to BED and MBA programme through Entrance Test. This time Entrance Test for January 2019 Session will be conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) on July, 27, 2019. NTA is a government agency which conducts other All India entrance examinations.
The online form has to be submitted on https://ntaignou.nic.in . The last date to apply is July, 1, 2019. The hall tickets will be available from July 10 onwards. Any graduate with 50% marks is eligible for MBA Entrance Examination.
For BED the Candidates with: at least 50% marks either in the Bachelor’s Degree and/or in the Master’s Degree and who have completed a NCTE recognized teacher education programme through face-to-face mode are eligible to apply. Under Nagpur Region, entrance exam will be conducted at Nagpur, Nanded and Amravati.
IGNOU new programmes are offered every semester:
MA In Development Studies: It is open for any graduate who wants to have knowledge and career in Development Studies. It is a two years Masters Degree Programme.
PG Certificate in Climate Change: It is six months for any graduate with a fee of 3800/-. It is more useful for school, college teachers, NGOs, Journalists, Policy makers etc. It gives an idea of concepts of climate change, its causes and effects, mitigation strategies, assessment, climate change and society.
Awareness Programme in GST: It is a two months programme for any 10+2 passed candidates and fee is 3500/-. Online Study material is provided and no examinations are held. It gives an overview of various procedures and formalities to comply with GST Act.
Certificate in German Language: It is a six months course offer for all 10+2 candidates with a fees of 2500/-. It is useful for student’s technologists who want to study/work in Germany or with German Companies/Institutes.
Certificate in Japanese Language: It is also a six months course with fees of Rs. 5500 and all 10+2 passed candidates are eligible. He further said that Diploma in Event Management and Certificate in Fashion Design are also on offer.
The Regional Director added that in a Gazette notification dated June 6, 2019, the UGC has exempted IGNOU from the Open and Distance Learning regulations considering the objectives of the IGNOU Act, 1985.