IGNOU’s New Admission 2022 July Session Started: Know More About the Last date and Registration Process

Before we get into the specifics of admission, let me give you a quick overview of IGNOU. The Indira Gandhi National Open University (in short IGNOU) was established in 1985 and was named in the memory of Indira Gandhi, the former prime minister of India,. NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) accredited this university with an A++ grade. IGNOU is running under the Central Government of India and has over 4 million active enrolled students. This university is known for delivering high-quality education through its Open and Distance Learning Mode (ODL).

An open university is a good option for those who are unable to attend daily classes or those who are unable to take admissions in regular courses for various reasons. Employees can also carry out their studies if they want through distance education.

💡 Note: IGNOU offers relaxation during the course duration. For example, if you are pursuing a 3-year course, you will have a maximum of 6 years to complete it.

The good news is that IGNOU has officially started taking new admissions for the session of July 2022. So, if you are interested, this article will definitely be helpful for you as we will walk through all the necessary information regarding new IGNOU admission.

Date of Admission

IGNOU has already started accepting applications for the session of July 2022.

📅 Last date for submission of applications: 31st July 2022.

So, whether you are a student, businessman, or working person, this is an excellent opportunity for you to take admission, earn a degree, and advance your career.

For registration to any course, kindly visit the official admission portal for ODL Programs, Online Programmes, and Fixed Learner Intake Programmes (FLIP).

Different Courses offered by IGNOU

IGNOU provides certification, advanced certification, undergraduate, postgraduate, master’s, and other courses. Students can choose their courses based on their eligibility requirements and areas of interest. For more information related to any IGNOU course, you can read the IGNOU common prospectus.

Certification Courses

  • Certificate of Library and Information Science
  • Certificate of Tourism Studies
  • Certificate (Food and Nutrition)
  • Certificate (Rural Development)
  • Certificate in Peace Studies and Conflict Management and many more courses.

⌛: Usual duration of a certification course: 6 months or 1 year, depending on the course.

Post-Graduate Certifications and Post-Graduate Diplomas

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Agriculture Policy
  • PG Certificate in Cyber Law
  • PG Diploma in counseling and family therapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma (Environmental and Occupational Health)
  • Post Graduate Diploma (Distance Education) and many other courses.

Usual durations of a PG Certification course and a PG Diploma course are 6 months and 1 year respectively.

Bachelor Programmes

Bachelor of Arts (BAG)
Duration3 years (Maximum 6 years)
Eligibility criteria10+2 or equivalent from a recognized institute.
Fees₹ 11,400 (₹ 3,800 per year)
(Extra ₹300 of Registration Fee)
Course linkClick here
Bachelor of Arts (BAG) course details

💡 Note: For B.A. in psychology courses with a practicum component, students must pay an extra ₹ 600 in both the first year and the second year.

Bachelor of Commerce (BCOMG)
Duration3 years (Maximum 6 years)
Eligibility criteria10+2 or equivalent from a recognized institute.
Fees₹ 11,400 (₹ 3,800 per year)
(Additional Registration Fee of ₹300)
Course linkClick here
Bachelor of Commerce (BCOMG) course details
Bachelor of Science (BSCG)
Duration3 years (Maximum 6 years)
Eligibility criteria10+2 with Science subjects or equivalent from a recognized institute.
Fees₹ 15,900 (₹ 5,300 per year) + ₹ 300 Registration
Course linkClick here
Bachelor of Science (BSCG) course details
Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
Duration3 years (Maximum 6 years)
Eligibility criteria10+2 or equivalent from a recognized institute.
Fees₹ 7,500 per semester
(₹ 300 for registration at the time of admission)
Course linkClick here
Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) course details

💡 Note: The above-mentioned course details are according to Open Distance Learning mode.

In addition, other Bachelor courses that are available include Bachelor in Library and Information Sciences (BLIS), Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Studies, Bachelor of Social Work (BSWG), etc.

You can also go for Honours, such as Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Public Administration, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) History, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Psychology, etc.

For more info, click here.

Next, let’s look at some Master’s Degree courses.

Masters Programmes

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Duration2 years
Eligibility criteriaMinimum 3-year bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks
(45% in case of candidates belonging to reserved category)
Fees₹ 15,500 per semester
(₹ 300 for registration at the time of admission)
Course linkClick here
Master of Business Administration (MBA) course details
Master of Computer Applications (MCA_NEW)
Duration2 years
Eligibility criteriaBCA/B.Sc. (Computer Science/IT)/Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering or Equivalent Degree with at least 50% marks
(45% marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category)
Fees₹ 12,000 per semester
Registration fee of ₹ 300 + 1st-semester fees during admission
Course linkClick here
Master of Computer Applications (MCA_NEW)

💡 Note: The Master course details given are according to the Open Distance Learning mode.

In addition, other programmes that are available include Master of Science (Renewable Energy and Environment), Master of Arts (Journalism and Mass Communication), Master of Arts (Distance Education), Master of Social Work (Counselling), Master of Science (Information Security), and Master of Commerce in Business Policy and Corporate Governance, etc.

For more info, click here.

N.B: Please read the course description, fees, and entry requirements carefully. The fee structure may vary depending on the mode of the programme. Kindly contact your nearest regional center for any queries on exam patterns or the required attendance for a specific course.

Fee Exemption Facility for SC/ST Candidates

Candidates belonging to SC/ST can get this facility for one programme only. Please do not submit more than one application for fee exemption. Otherwise, all your applications will be rejected. To apply for a scholarship, you can visit the National Scholarship Portal

Documents Required for Admission to IGNOU

You will need a scanned copy of the documents listed below.

  • A Passport Photograph
  • Age Proof
  • Relevant Academic Qualification Proof
  • Category Certificate (For SC/ST/OBC)
  • BPL Certificate
  • Experience Certificate (Optional)
  • Signature 

💡 Note: Size of Passport Photograph and Signature must be < 100kb and Other Documents must be < 200kb.

How to fill out the IGNOU registration form for 2022

The following are the steps to register for the IGNOU July 2022 session.

  • For ODL Programmes, visit this official page or for IGNOU Online Programmes, visit this official page.
  • Now you need to click on the “Click Here For New Registration” button and start filling up the registration form.

Details Required for the Student Registration

  • Username
  • Applicant’s Full Name (Similarly to the Educational Document)
  • Email Address (This ID will be used for email communication in the future)
  • Password (minimum of 6 characters)
  • Mobile Number

After entering all of your information, you must complete the captcha verification. Then, your registration will be completed successfully.

Information required for IGNOU registration in 2022

After successful registration, you will get a username and password, Using those credentials, log in to your account to start filling up the application form.

Step 1: Provide your personal details,

  • Full Name
  • Guardian’s Relation
  • Date Of Birth
  • Category
  • Religion
  • Marital Status
  • Email Address
  • Mobile Number
  • Scholarship Details

Step 2: Fill in the programme related details.

  • Programme Type
  • Mode of Study
  • Programme for Enrollment
  • Region Code
  • Study Center Code
  • Medium

Step 3: Provide your education qualification details.

  • Qualification
  • Main Subject
  • Year Of Passing
  • Division
  • Percentage
  • Enrolment Number (Board/University)
  • Board Code

Step 4: Select the mode of study material, either digital or printed copy.

Step 5: Fill in your current address, including city, district, state, zip code, and other relevant information.

💡 Note: Please fill them out correctly because if you choose a hard copy for the study materials, it will be sent to your correspondence address.

Step 6: Upload a scanned copy of your passport photo, signature, age proof, examination mark sheets, etc. as per the prescribed format and size set by IGNOU.

💡 Note: After filling out all the details, you can now preview your application form. If you feel that you made a mistake in any section, you can easily edit it.

Step 7: Pay the course fee via debit card (Master/Visa/Rupay), Master/Visa credit card, or Net Banking.

After finishing your payment, print the Payment Acknowledgement receipt for future reference.


I hope you have got all the necessary information related to IGNOU’s new admission for the July 2022 session. Now, you can easily fill in the registration form online and apply for admission to your preferred course and eligibility. You should read the prospectus as well as IGNOU’s Admission FAQ. So, I wish you the best in your future endeavors.

FAQ Related to IGNOU

  1. What are FLIP Courses?

    IGNOU offers Fixed Learner Intake Programmes (commonly known as FLIPs). These are 

  2. What are the admission months for IGNOU?

    For the January circle, it is between November and December. Admission to the July Circle is typically available in May and June.

  3. When is the deadline for new admission to the IGNOU July 2022 Session?

    31 July 2022.

  4. Is IGNOU a private or government?

    IGNOU is Government University. It is the first Open University in the country to receive an A++ grade from NAAC.

  5. Is IGNOU university good?

    Yes, it is an excellent university. The course fees are low, the study materials are excellent, and you can study at your own pace. For good marks in an examination, you have to prepare well and refer to previous years’ question papers.

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