IGNOU MA Admission 2021 is now ongoing for the January session. Candidates can find details on IGNOU MA Admission 2021 on the official web portal. The University focuses on providing access to education to each and every segment of society. IGNOU aims to provide and share professional capability and resources in order to improve the quality of distance education in the nation. The university also works continuously in order to improve and develop its means and methods in order to provide a better education system to its students.
Table of Contents
- About MA Admission
- How to Apply for MA Admission
- MA Courses 2021
- Eligibility Criteria
- Checklist for MA Admission
- Important Points MA Admission
- Document Prerequisites
IGNOU MA Admission 2021 Details
For IGNOU MA Admission 2021, candidates can fill and submit the application form through online mode. IGON University admission board releases the merit list as per the candidate’s marks in the UG degree. Shortlisted candidates have to report at the respective Regional of the university with all the required documents. Admissions are offered in both the January & July cycle of a year. Candidates holding a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university are eligible to apply for IGNOU MA admissions. The table given below contains all the dates for the admission process. Candidates are requested to take a note of it, so as to not miss any deadline.
|Events||January 2021 session||July 2021 session|
|Admission Begins||February 3, 2021||First week of June, 2021 (For UG/ PG/PG Diploma/ Diploma/Appreciation/Awareness)|
|Last Date of IGNOU Admission 2021||March 15, 2021||Last week of December, 2021|
|IGNOU Re-Registration||December 1, 2020 to March 15, 2021||Fourth week of April to last week of September, 2021|
|IGNOU 2021 Exam Form Release||Second week of October, 2021||First week of June, 2022|
|Term End Exam Form Submission||Last week of January, 2022||Last week of June, 2022|
|Term End Examination||First week of February to second week of March, 2022||First to last week of July, 2022|
|Release of Hall Ticket||Last week of January, 2022||10 days before the examination|
|Results of IGNOU Term End Exam||April, 2022||August, 2022|
|Result Revaluation||May, 2022||September, 2022|
Steps to MA Admission 2021
IGNOU MA Admission is an online process, where candidates can select their desired program and specialization. They must fill in the online application on the IGNOU official website. Every specialization details such as fee structure, duration are mentioned for candidates to understand better. Every application form must be filled in carefully following the guidelines. If any discrepancy is found in the application form, the university might cancel the admission. Once a candidate is shortlisted, they have to go through the counseling round. After the counseling round, the candidate’s admission is finally confirmed. Candidates can follow the given instructions to apply MA Admission online.
- Visit the official website of IGNOU, ignou.ac.in
- Click on "Link for Admission forJanuary 2021 session”.
- Candidates need to click on “Click Here for New Registration" tab.
- The new student registration form will appear on the screen.
- Enter all the required details in the registration form and click on “Register” tab.
- Select the programme and mode of study material.
- Upload the required documents and pay the application fee through debit card, credit card, ATM card (PNB) or net banking.
- Click on the "Submit" button.
List of IGNOU MA Course 2021
The IGNOU MA course is widely categorized into various specializations. Hence, the candidates have many options to choose from based on their interests. The minimum duration of MA being 2 years while the maximum duration is 5 years. All the courses are offered in English. The candidate has a variety of specialization to choose from for the IGNOU MA program. There is no age limit for the candidates in order to apply. IGNOU MA course has a diverse number of specializations. The list is mentioned below.
|MA||Economics, Education, Distance education, Adult English, English, Extension and Development Studies, Gandhi and peace studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Hindi, History, Philosophy, Journalism and Mass Communication, political science, public administration, Rural Development, Sociology|
IGNOU MA Admission Eligibility 2021
MA being provided in various specializations in IGNOU.The IGNOU MA Admission for each specialization has its own separate eligibility criteria. MA at IGNOU is a minimum 2 years course and a maximum of 5 years. Candidates must pay attention to IGNOU Eligibility For MA before applying. This IGNOU Eligibility For MA is set up by the university which you must satisfy in order to be eligible for admission.
|MA(Economics)||Bachelor's degree or a higher degree in any discipline from a recognized university.|
|MA(Education)||Bachelor's degree in any discipline, with or without a degree in education from a recognized university.|
|MA (Adult Education)||Bachelor's degree from any recognized university or institute.A maximum of up to 100 students is admitted to this program.Hence, the admission will be based on the merit base of the Bachelor's degree.In other scenarios, when all the above criteria are equal then the higher preference is given to candidates with higher qualifications and candidates working already in and the related field of Adult Education.|
|MA(English)||Bachelor's degree or a higher degree from a recognized university.|
|MA (Extension and Development Studies)||The candidate must have a Graduate degree in any discipline.|
|MA (Development Studies)||The candidate must have a Graduate degree in any discipline.|
|MA (Gandhi and Peace Studies)||Bachelor's degree or a higher degree in any discipline from a recognized university.The course is offered through ODL mode in both Hindi and English medium|
|MA (Gender and Development Studies)||Bachelor's degree or a higher degree in any discipline from a recognized university.|
|MA (Women’s and Gender Studies)||Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree|
|MA(Hindi)||Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree or a higher degree from a recognized university.|
|MA(History)||The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree|
|MA (Philosophy)||The candidate must have a graduation degree|
|MA (Journalism and Mass Comm)||The applicant must have a Bachelor's degree in any discipline.The applicant must also have the basic knowledge about word documents and access to a system and internet facility available|
|MA(Political science)||The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree in any discipline from a recognized university.|
|MA(Public Administration)||The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree in any discipline from a recognized university.|
|MA (Psychology)||The applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.|
|MA (Rural Development)||Applicants must have a Graduate degree in any discipline|
|MA(Sociology)||The applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree in any discipline from a recognized university.|
|MA (Distance Education)||The applicant must have completed his graduation in any discipline.|
|MA (Translation studies)||The candidate must have a graduate degree in any discipline.The candidate must have knowledge of Hindi and English|
|MA (Anthropology)||The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree or a higher degree from a recognized university.|
IGNOU MA Admission Checklist 2021
All candidates interested in the IGNOU MA course offered by IGNOU must ensure and double-check the following points in order to avoid any mistakes or confusion during the application procedure. Following are the checklists to keep in mind.
- It is necessary to register with the Online Admission System before the candidates can submit their admission forms online.
- The program fee can be paid online using Payment Gateway through net banking, debit/credit card, or UPI.
- In a particular admission cycle, the facility for fee exemption is available to SC/ST students and can be claimed for one program only.
- The Certificates to be submitted must be less than 200 KB and photos size less than 100KB.
- Applicants are suggested to scan documents from their original certificates.
- There is no need to send the hard copy of the Admission Form to the Regional Centre of Admission.
IGNOU MA Admission Important Points 2021
During the time of admission, the following are some important extra points to keep in mind for every aspiring IGNOU MA applicant:
- The Applicant’s name and other details entered need to be the same as in all the Educational Documents.
- The Applicant can log in to the admission portal through their active and registered email address only.
- The applicants are encouraged to use the latest version of the Google Chrome web browser for filling the application form.
- In case of any discrepancy in the Admission Form, the candidates are advised to remove the discrepancy within a specified time.
Documents for MA Admission 2021
Admission in IGNOU is granted based on marks in the qualifying degree examination. The university's admission committee released a merit list as per the applicant's marks in the under-graduation degree. Shortlisted candidates have to report to the respective regional or center of the university with all the required documents as below mentioned.
- ID Proof and photocopies
- Mark sheets of Graduate course and its photocopies
- Class 10 mark sheet and photocopy
- Class 12 mark sheet and photocopy