IGNOU Distance Education Courses

IGNOU stands for Indira Gandhi National Open University. In this article, I’ve listed down some of the best distance education courses offered by IGNOU.

IGNOU Distance courses

IGNOU is probably the most popular University offering distance learning programs in India. Each year, IGNOU serves a large number of students who have diverse academic qualifications.


10th pass, 12th pass, Bachelor’s Degree holders, Master’s Degree holders – IGNOU caters to each and everyone’s needs! Come, let us check out more details about programs offered by IGNOU.


IGNOU is known to offer three main types of academic programs (based on mode of learning). They are –


Among the above mentioned programs, distance learning programs are the most popular ones! Check out this guide for more details about them – distance education courses. You may also check – OPENMAT examination.


Each year, tens of thousands of students apply for IGNOU’s distance learning programs. As I mentioned before, these applicants possess different academic qualifications. Notable ones are –

  • 10th pass students
  • 12th pass students
  • Bachelor’s Degree holders
  • Master’s Degree holders


IGNOU has got something for everyone! It has got certificate and few Diploma programs for 10th pass students. It has many Bachelor’s Degree courses, Diploma courses, Certificate courses for 12th pass students.


The University has good Master’s Degree, PG Diploma and PG Certificate programs for Bachelor’s Degree holders. For Master’s Degree holders, it has many good Doctoral programs to offer!


Technically, IGNOU offers the following three levels of programs (Degree-wise) –

  • UG
  • PG
  • Doctoral


Let us check out each course format. Here they are –


UG (Undergraduate) courses

  • Certificate in Sericulture (10th pass)
  • Certificate in Water Harvesting and Management (10th pass)
  • Certificate in Poultry Farming (8th pass)
  • Certificate in Bee Keeping (8th pass)
  • Certificate in Organic Farming (12th pass)
  • Certificate in Guidance (10th pass)
  • Certificate in Russian Language
  • Certificate in French Language
  • Certificate in Arabic Language
  • Certificate in Urdu Language
  • Certificate in Functional English (12th pass)
  • Certificate in Human Rights (12th pass)
  • Certificate in Consumer Protection (12th pass)
  • Certificate in International Humanitarian Law (12th pass)
  • Certificate in Anti Human Trafficking (12th pass)
  • Certificate in Co-Operation and Co-Operative Law (12th pass)
  • Certificate in Laboratory Techniques (12th pass)
  • Certificate in Tourism Studies (12th pass)
  • Certificate in Information Technology (10th pass)
  • Certificate in Energy Technology and Management (10th pass)
  • Certificate in NGO Management (12th pass)
  • Certificate in Business Skills (12th pass)
  • Certificate in Disaster Management (12th pass)
  • Certificate in Environmental Studies (12th pass)
  • Certificate in Nutrition and Childcare (12th pass)
  • Certificate in Food and Nutrition (12th pass)
  • Certificate Programme in Rural Development (12th pass)
  • Certificate in Value Education (12th pass)
  • Certificate in Home Based Health Care (10th pass)
  • Certificate in Health Care Waste Management (12th pass)
  • Certificate in Community Radio (12th pass)
  • Certificate in Indigenous Art Practices
  • Certificate in Performing Arts (10th pass)
  • Certificate in Visual Arts (10th pass)
  • Certificate in HIV and Family Education (12th pass)
  • Diploma in Dairy Technology (12th pass)
  • Diploma in Value Added Products from Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds (12th pass)
  • Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (12th pass)
  • Diploma in Fish Products Technology (12th pass)
  • Diploma in Watershed Management (12th pass)
  • Diploma in Meat Technology (12th pass)
  • D.El.Ed. (12th pass + experience)
  • Diploma in Creative Writing in English (12th pass)
  • Diploma in Urdu (10th pass with Urdu subject)
  • Diploma in Paralegal Practice (12th pass)
  • Diploma in Aquaculture (12th science stream pass)
  • Diploma in Tourism Studies (12th pass)
  • Diploma in Women’s Empowerment and Development (12th pass)
  • Diploma in Panchayat Level Administration and Development (12th pass)
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (12th pass)
  • Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (12th pass)
  • Diploma in HIV and Family Education (12th pass)
  • Diploma in BPO Finance and Accounting (12th pass)
  • B.Sc. [General] (12th science stream pass)
  • B.Sc. [Honors programs]
  • BA [General] (12th pass)
  • BA [Honors programs] (12th pass)
  • BCA (12th pass)
  • B.Com. (12th pass)
  • B.Com. [Honors programs] (12th pass)
  • BBA (12th pass)
  • BBA [Specialization programs] (12th pass)
  • BPP (Bachelor Preparatory Program)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (12th pass)


PG (Postgraduate) courses

  • Diploma in Management (Graduation)
  • B.Ed. (Graduation)
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science (Graduation)
  • PG Diploma in Information Security
  • PG Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sales Management
  • PG Diploma in Social Work
  • PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • PG Diploma in Audio Production
  • PG Diploma in HIV Medicine
  • PG Diploma in Hospital and Health Management
  • PG Diploma in Maternal and Child Health
  • PG Diploma in Geriatric Medicine
  • PG Diploma in Urban Planning and Development
  • PG Diploma in Rural Development
  • PG Diploma in Translation
  • PG Diploma in Disaster Management
  • PG Diploma in Mental Health
  • PG Diploma in Management
  • PG Diploma in Women’s and Gender Studies
  • PG Diploma in Applied Statistics
  • PG Diploma in Analytical Chemistry
  • PG Diploma in Criminal Justice
  • PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights
  • PG Diploma in Book Publishing
  • PG Diploma in Higher Education
  • PG Diploma in Education Technology
  • PG Diploma in Adult Education
  • PG Diploma in Plantation Management
  • PG Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management
  • M.Ed.
  • M.Sc.
  • MA
  • MCA
  • MBA
  • MSW
  • M.L.I.Sc.


Doctoral courses

  • PhD in Dairy Science and Technology
  • PhD in Agriculture Extension
  • PhD in Education
  • PhD in Languages
  • PhD in Law
  • PhD in Statistics
  • PhD in Geography
  • PhD in Chemistry
  • PhD in Tourism and Hospitality
  • PhD in Computer Science
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering
  • PhD in Civil Engineering
  • PhD in Management
  • PhD in Psychology
  • PhD in Public Administration
  • PhD in History
  • PhD in Political Science
  • PhD in Economics
  • PhD in Sociology
  • PhD in Rural Development
  • PhD in Food and Nutrition
  • PhD in Nursing
  • PhD in Dialysis Medicine
  • PhD in Performing and Visual Arts
  • PhD in Social Work
  • PhD in Vocational Education
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