IGNOU Admissions – Best Course, Degree Value, Part Time Programs – FAQs Answered

Be it the admission to a course at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) or the credibility of the degrees awarded, there are many questions surrounding the open university. Indianexpress.com I spoke to an expert to get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions:

What is the best course in IGNOU?

Some of the best and most famous courses of IGNOU are BAG, BA (Honours), BCOMG, BSCG, BCA, BLIS, MA, MCom, MCA, MBA, PGDRD, DECE, DNHE, DTS, CLIS, CTE etc.

Is it helpful to do a language course from IGNOU?

Due to multiple practical applications in globalized business, the demand for foreign language experts has increased. Thus, the study of foreign languages ​​is gaining a lot of importance in academic studies, and the demand is continuously growing.

IGNOU offers various diploma and certificate courses in languages ​​like DUL, DTG, CTE, CUL, CAL, CJL, CGL, CKLC, CPEL etc. These courses are useful in developing human resources for various sectors such as science, technology, humanities, social sciences and commerce.

What is the value of an IGNOU degree? Is an IGNOU degree valid?

IGNOU has NAAC A++ accreditation which makes the degrees offered at par with mainstream universities. IGNOU University degree is valid and acceptable in foreign and foreign countries with ease. The strong reason behind IGNOU is a recognized university under UGC and it is also Govt. Moreover, the degree of this university is also approved by DEC and AICTE.

What are the cons and pros of doing a degree from IGNOU?

The biggest advantage of graduating from IGNOU is that you can work while completing the degree. It will not be necessary to attend classes as in regular universities. Or you can say that IGNOU provides quality education at your doorstep whenever you need it. Regional centers are available all over India and also in other countries and they are ready to help you at every possible step. Also, there is no age limit for pursuing any course in IGNOU. Whether you have a gap or want to continue your studies after a long time, IGNOU is the best and perfect place.

But there are also some disadvantages of doing graduation from IGNOU. If we compare studying at IGNOU with regular universities, going to college gives you more hands-on experience and a chance to practice your skills. To learn and understand something, practical work is the most important. It is difficult to develop practical skills through distance learning.

While graduating from IGNOU, you are studying from home, so you don’t have the same level of exposure which is vital for developing soft skills and interpersonal communication. Although the university is trying to provide the best possible facilities to all its students, it is difficult to meet everyone’s needs.

Are these overseas degrees accepted for Masters?

As already stated, IGNOU has NAAC A++ accreditation and a recognized university under UGC, approved by DEC and AICTE as well. Thus the IGNOU degree is valid and acceptable abroad and abroad.

How do IGNOU undergraduates manage to maintain a social life?

As we know, IGNOU offers only weekend and holiday classes in study centers, where you can discuss your problems and issues with professors and meet other students. Some study centers are strict on attendance and you will not be able to gain entry to the hall without attending any practical sessions.

Maintaining a social life is not a problem for IGNOU students. They do many other things in parallel, such as jobs, family businesses, other courses at regular universities, etc.

But there are also students who take their studies seriously. They attend classes regularly, study regularly and do not engage in anything else except the course. They suffer in maintaining a social life. They keep busy with their studies. In their spare time, they prepare for entrance exams like UPSC, CAT, IBPS, SSC etc.

Is IGNOU degree valid for all entrance exams?

Big yes! As we know that IGNOU is a UGC recognized university, an IGNOU degree is valid for all entrance exams.

Can we pursue an IGNOU course while doing a job at the same time?

Of course, IGNOU offers classes on weekends and holidays. There are many students who do their work while taking their courses.

How do I know that I have completed the prescribed minimum period of study for any course at IGNOU?

Your minimum period of study can be known from their program guides which are available on the official website of IGNOU — ignore.ac.in. Like minimum duration for degree is three years, minimum duration for masters is two years, minimum duration for PG and advanced diploma is one year, minimum duration for PG and advanced certification is 6 months, the minimum duration for a certificate program is six months.

(The writer is the founder and CEO of Gullybaba Publishing)

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