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Enrollment deadline for ODL and online courses has been extended for the IGNOU January 2023 session: See details

IGNOU Extends Deadline for January 2023 Session enrollment: Here’s the Update

The deadline to register for the IGNOU January 2023 session has been extended by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). 

Formerly, February 28, 2023, was the deadline for applications for the January 2023 Fresh-Admission Cycle. 

Candidates can now apply by March 10, 2023, or earlier. 

Applicants may submit their online applications via IGNOU’s official website as well as IGNOU Samarth.

Applicants now have an additional ten dates to submit applications for new ODL and online admissions. Applicants may apply for certificates, master’s degrees, postgraduate degrees, diplomas, and bachelor’s degrees.

How to apply for admission to IGNOU January 2023 session?

To apply for IGNOU January 2023 admission, you can follow these steps:

  • Visit the official website of IGNOU at https://www.ignou.ac.in/
  • Click on the “Admission” tab and select the “Apply Online” option.
  • Click on the “New Registration” link and fill in the required details.
  • Once you have registered, login to your account using your username and password.
  • Select the desired course and fill in the application form with all the necessary details.
  • Upload the required documents such as photograph, signature, and other supporting documents.
  • Pay the application fee online through the available payment options.
  • After submitting the application form, take a printout of the confirmation page for future reference.

Alternatively, you can also apply for admission offline by obtaining the application form from the regional IGNOU centers and submitting it in person along with the required documents and application fee.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What is IGNOU?

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is a distance education university in India that offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral courses through open and distance learning (ODL) mode.

  • How can I register for IGNOU courses?

You can register for IGNOU courses online by visiting the official website of IGNOU, filling out the registration form, paying the registration fees, and submitting the necessary documents. You can also register for IGNOU courses by visiting the regional centres of IGNOU and completing the registration process offline.

  • What are the eligibility criteria for IGNOU courses?

The eligibility criteria for IGNOU courses vary depending on the course you wish to pursue. Generally, for undergraduate courses, you must have completed 10+2 or equivalent, and for postgraduate courses, you must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. However, some courses may have additional eligibility criteria, so it’s best to check the eligibility criteria for your chosen course on the IGNOU website.

  • What is the registration fee for IGNOU courses?

The registration fee for IGNOU courses varies depending on the course you wish to pursue. Generally, the registration fee for undergraduate courses is around Rs. 200-300, and for postgraduate courses, it is around Rs. 500-600. However, the registration fee may be higher for some courses.

  • Can I register for multiple courses at once in IGNOU?

Yes, you can register for multiple courses at once in IGNOU. However, it’s important to note that the study workload can be quite heavy, so it’s advisable to take on only as much as you can manage.

  • Is there an age limit for enrolling in IGNOU courses?
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No, there is no age limit for enrolling in IGNOU courses. IGNOU courses are open to all, irrespective of age.

  • How long does it take to complete an IGNOU course?

The duration of IGNOU courses varies depending on the course you choose. Generally, undergraduate courses take around 3-4 years to complete, postgraduate courses take around 2-3 years to complete, and doctoral courses take around 4-6 years to complete.

  • Can I apply for IGNOU courses from outside India?

Yes, you can apply for IGNOU courses from outside India. IGNOU has a global presence and accepts applications from students all over the world.

  • Can I cancel my IGNOU course registration?

Yes, you can cancel your IGNOU course registration. However, you must do so within the stipulated time period mentioned in the IGNOU guidelines, and you may have to pay a cancellation fee.

  • Can I transfer my credits from another university to IGNOU?

Yes, you can transfer your credits from another university to IGNOU, provided the credits are equivalent and recognized by IGNOU. You will need to provide the necessary documents and pay the required fees to initiate the credit transfer process.


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