New Delhi : The last date for application to Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for its Distance Education courses for the June 2014 session has been extended.
While the earlier last date for application was June 20, now aspirants can apply by July 8 without late fee and till July 31 with late fee.
Courses offered by IGNOU include 48 Doctoral Degree programmes, 73 Master's Degree programmes, 42 Bachelor's Degree programmes, 36 Diploma courses, 62 PG Diploma courses and 82 Certificate courses.
IGNOU, set up in 1985, is now the world's largest university with a total of 470 programmes offered and more than 40 lakh students.
Master's Degrees may be completed in a minimum of two years and a maximum of five years. Basic eligibility for a MA degree is graduation in any stream. Master of Science degree requires a Bachelor's Degree in the relevant subject. Subjects with a technical angle will have practical classes and examinations in addition to theory classes and exams.
Masters specialisations on offer:
MCA Computer Applications, M.Sc Dietics and Food Services Management, MA Rural Development, M.Com, MA Tourism Management, MA English, MA Hindi, MA Social Work, MSW Counseling, MA Philosophy, MA Gandhi and Peace Studies, MA Education, MA Participatory Development, MA Economics, MA History, MA Political Science, MA Public Administration, MA Sociology, MA Psychology, MA Extension and Development Studies, MA Gender and Development Studies, MA Distance Education, MA Library and Information Science, MA Anthropology, MA Adult Education, MA Women and Gender Studies, M.Sc Counseling and Family Therapy.
Bachelors' Degrees may be completed in a minimum of three years and a maximum of six years. Eligibility is 10+2, any stream (science stream if applying for B.Sc).
Bachelors' specialisations on offer:
BCA Computer Applications, BA Tourism Studies, BA, B.Sc., B.Com, BA Social Work, BA Library and Information Science, BA Preparatory Programme.
Diploma courses eligibility is 10+2, while PG Diploma courses require Bachelor's degree, and similarly Certificate courses eligibility is 10+2 and PG certificate courses' eligibility is a Bachelor's degree.
How to apply
Application form is available online. Fees can be paid either online or offline. For offline payment keep ready a demand draft in the value of the application fees before you fill out the online application form; those paying online through credit card/debit card may do so while completing the form. After successfully submitting the form a confirmation number will be generated. Print out the completed form with the confirmation number. Attach passport size photographs and relevant certificates and send through post to your nearest IGNOU Regional Centre.
Application fees are applicable according to the course you are interested in.
Last day for applications: July 8, 2014
Last day for applications with Rs 300
Late fee: July 31, 2014 (source- India today)