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How To Apply For IGNOU Admission Online

As you may already know that IGNOU has launched an Online Admission System very recently and now you can submit your application form online using the IGNOU Online admission portal. To give you more insight about the process, we're publishing this article on MbaFrog. This article will take you through the complete process of submitting your admission application online.

IGNOU Online Admission Process

Before you continue and fill up the online application form, here are few instructions

General Instructions


  • To apply online, you need to visit IGNOU online admission system i.e https://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in
  • If you're a first time applicant you're advised to click on the tab "Progremmes Available for Online Admissions" and choose the programme you want to apply for and read the complete information about the programme such as eligibility criteria, fee details, duration, etc. You can also download the common prospectus to read more about the admission process and course details.
  • After that you need to register yourself on IGNOU online admission portal. You can visit here to fill the online registration form.
  • After you complete the form by filling the mandatory information, click "SUBMIT" button. Your username will be instantly sent to you via e-mail and SMS.
  • If you're already registered, you need not to register again, just click on the login button and fill your user name & password to login to the portal.
Side Note: You're advised to be ready with the following scanned documents before you start the online application process. All documents should be self attested. Fee can also be paid online using debit card, credit card & net banking.

  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Age Proof
  • Relevant Educational Qualification
  • Experience Certificate (if any)
  • Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC
  • BPL Certificate, if Below Poverty Line

Registration Process

  • If you're not logged in to the IGNOU online admission system, click on the Login Button available on the right had side on the portal and login with your user id & password.
  • Fill personal details, programme details, qualification details, course details, and correspondence details. If your subjects are different than subjects mentioned in the online application form, click on the OTHERS checkbox. If your qualification is graduation or above, select board code 9999.
  • Now make payment through debit/credit card or net banking. To make the payment through debit/credit card, select the Debit/Credit Card option and follow the instructions. If you've an UBI net banking account, you can make payment through Net Banking, to make payment through Net Banking select Net Banking option & you'll be redirected to bank website. 
  • After successful payment you'll be able to save/print the payment confirmation slip.
  • Now upload scanned copy of the documents as mentioned above. Remember to self attest all the documents before scanning.
  • Once you have uploaded the document and click the "NEXT" button you will get the Form Preview option. Save/Print your form for future reference.
We've tried to make this article as simple as possible. We hope this must have cleared your doubt about "How to apply for IGNOU admission online", although we suggest you to visit IGNOU online admission system and read instructions carefully before you apply for any course. You must go through the eligibility criteria, fee structure, duration and other important information before you make a decision.
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IGNOU Admission Goes Online from July 2015

IGNOU Online Admission
World's largest open university, Indra Gandhi National Open University aka IGNOU has launched its first online admission platform for students. Now anyone can apply for admission in IGNOU using his/her computer. This is a great relief for students, specially for working professionals, who don't have much time to visit regional centers for admission and wait for their turn in long queues. The Online Admission System (OAS) was launched on May 7 by in-charge Vice Chancellor of IGNOU Prof. Nageshwar Rao.

Using the online system students can submit their application form online and after successful submission they will receive a confirmation on their mobile through SMS and also on email.

This is indeed a great news for students who are looking for admission in July 2015 session as this facility will be available throughout current admission session. Students can apply for admission through this system for all 148 academics programmes. Students can visit IGNOU's official website i.e www.ignou.ac.in for online admission facility.

Apart from applying online for admissions, students now also can pay their fee online. A payment gateway has been integrated with IGNOU's official website and students can use the same to make payments for their programme fees.

We also would like to tell our readers that the last date for submitting the admission form for bachelor preparatory programme, certificate, advanced certificate and PG certificate programmes is June 15. Although students can submit the application forms with INR 300 late fee by June 30.

For Masters degree programmes, the last date to submit the application form is August 17 and with late fee it is August 31.

As the admissions has already gone online, don't wait untill the last date, You only need to visit IGNOU's official website or visit https://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/ for more details.

You can also write to online_admission@ignou.ac.in Or can call at 011-29572964 (9:30 AM - 6:00 PM) (Monday to Friday) to know more about the online admission process.

For online admissions, IGNOU has launched a new website, where students can register themselves, read about the available courses in offer and can see the instructions for online application. IGNOU has made the whole process very easy with clear instructions about online application process. Although with users feedback the system will become more user friendly. We wish IGNOU best of luck with the new system.

Note: Be ready with the Scanned Copy uments before you start the online application process.
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Age Proof
  • Relevant Educational Qualification
  • Experience Certificate (if any)
  • Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC
  • BPL Certificate, if Below Poverty Line
All documents that you attach with your application form must be self attested. Students can make online payments through Debit Card, Credit Card & Net Banking.
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IGNOU To Launch French Language Programme in Nagpur

Indra Gandhi University (IGNOU) regional center has decided to start classes for French language. Soon IGNOU will start some French language programmes that people from Nagpur can join. Nagpur soon to attain smart city status and before it attain that it want to teach French to the locals.

To make this happen, a lot of people and French expert will visit Nagpur and will interact with locals and will ask them to join the programme. This will make it easy for locals to communicate with French people. It will open new opportunities for the people of Nagpur.

We are happy for the people of Nagpur, specially for job seekers. Now engineers, management students who're looking for a job get an added advantage after doing these courses.

This is not first time when IGNOU has come up to increase job opportunities for job seekers. IGNOU always stick to its motto i.e "Reach the Unreached" and this is a live example of that.

In India, less that 7% of literates are graduate. These kind of courses will help to increase that number.

As of now the list of French courses conducted by Nagpur regional center has not been announced and we'll keep you posted as soon IGNOU will publish the list. If you've any further questions about these courses or want to know more about them, you could visit the Nagpur regional center or can visit IGNOU official website.
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Fast Growing Career Options After MBA In 2015

Are you pursuing your MBA or have done it recently and wants to know what are the hot career options available in the market for you? Well there are two kind of career options in the market i.e Traditional & the one which have just evolved with the technology. In this article we'll discuss about the second type of career options. You may have already read many articles on career options for MBA but we're sure very few of them have discussed about these career options.

As the use of technology is increasing in our day our day to day life, all kind of businesses are bound to depend on technology. This change has increased the demand of skilled professionals. Various universities & educational institutions now a days offering specialized certification & degree courses that you can pursue to secure a high paying job.

Hot Career Options After MBA 2015

Below are some hot career options after MBA in 2015.

Career in Business Analytics

Career in Business Analytics
The number of jobs in the field of Business Analytics has increased multiple fold in recent few years. To in-cash this opportunity and building a talent pool in India, various universities and educational has already started offering specialized courses in the field of Business Analytics. Last year we have seen ISB & Biocon together launched a certification program in the field of Business Analytics and the programme has already been popular in India. There are many other institutions in India which are offering specialized courses in the field of Business Analytics.

These courses makes a person job ready and with the high demand of skilled professional in the field helps professionals secure a high paying job in this field.

At entry level you can expect an average salary between INR 6,00,000 – 8,00,000, At mid-career level up to INR 15,00,000 & if you're an expert, you can expect INR 25,00,000 or more yearly salary. Courses like Big Data analysis using Hadoop are very popular among professionals looking to make a career in the field of Business Analytics.

Career in Digital Marketing

Career in Digital Marketing
With the increase in number of internet users around the globe, Career in Digital Marketing has become one of the hottest career in today's time. You may have noticed banner ads on various websites, video ads on youtube, display ads while playing a game on mobile, and informative articles or reviews on various websites and blogs you visit, all these are noting but some kind of digital marketing campaigns.

As everything is going digital in today's time, a high demand of skilled professionals in the field of digital marketing has been evolved. There are various universities and educational institutions has started offering certification and degree programmes in the field of digital marketing. 

If you've good knowledge in the field of Google advertising or analytics, you can try your luck with Google Adwords or Analytics certification programme. By paying a small fee for the examination, you can appear in the online examination conducted by Google and after successfully clear the examination, you get a certificate from Google.

Digital Marketing is an unbeatable tool for startups to promote their brands. According to the latest study conducted by Digital Marketing Association this is a $62 billion industry and mobile advertising is a $20 billion market globally.

Career in Social Media Marketing

Career in Social Media Marketing
Since Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and many other popular social media channels has become a part of our day to day life, all big and small companies has increased their spending on these channels. You might have noticed ads between the news feed and side bar while surfing Facebook, promotional tweet on twitter etc, these are all part of Social Media Marketing. Social Media marketing is a part of Digital Marketing but companies prefer an expert in the particular field.

If you have a prior knowledge in this field, you can pursue a certification program in this field to secure a job. If you're a complete newbie, you can join 1 year to 3 year diploma or degree course.

In this field you can expect an average salary of 4,00,000-6,00,000 per annum.

Career in Online Reputation Management

Career in Online Reputation Management
This is relatively new career option and the job opportunities in this segment is low but in future we're expecting a growth in this area. No body likes bad reviews or negative publicity and when your negative points start showing up in Google search results, the condition become worse. Companies do everything to get the negative points removed from Google results and  review sites and when you're an establish brand the good & bad reviews become a part of it. An online reputation management expert promote the positive reviews about a company and get the negative point removed from various sites and Google search results by de-promoting them.

This career option is also related to Digital Marketing and done using the same tools by which Digital Marketing jobs are executed. If you're a Digital Marketing expert, you can easily shift to this career option. If you're a newbie, you can join an entry level job in this segment and can grow with your experience.

You can find jobs in these areas using the top job search sites in India.
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The Changing Scenario of Online MBA in India

Universities conducting online MBA courses enable students to prepare for an exciting and better line of business. The students interested in undertaking this course can obtain the degree according to their wishes and convenience and plan the program without putting a gap on their career front. The students along with the corporate sector availing the online universities manage to compete with the present fast-changing and highly competitive job market.

The Increasing Popularity of Online MBA

When students make a decision to opt for a course in MBA through an online MBA university, in addition to getting the ease of availing the coursework whenever and wherever it is easiest, they also are capable of pursuing several other similar MBA programs available like the conventional on-campus courses as well. Over the last few decades due to extensive application of internet, the number of online universities increased considerably. While opting for an MBA program students can now have a number of B schools to select from. It can therefore be concluded that the candidates can avail the similar high-class MBA programs through online universities. In India a number of internationally accepted management institutions offering online management courses are now present. The online MBA courses are also offered by the leading business schools in India like the IIM Ahmadabad, IIT Delhi, and IIFT. Both general as well as specialized MBA programs are offered by the online MBA program in India.

Without attending the regular class room sessions, the students can avail the assignments, study materials, and feedback from the lecturer online. The online MBA course conducted by many universities provides the opportunity of interaction among the students via emails, online chat rooms, and debate and discussions that help them learn and communicate with each other in their course duration.

Lot of opportunities are provided by the Distance Learning MBA Courses for students unwilling to follow a regular classroom course. Huge numbers of students are now availing distance learning courses to go well with their daily program. Several institutes located abroad, also offer distance learning MBA programs at both undergraduate and post graduate level. The applicants with graduation degree in any field having a good percentage are eligible for the course. BBA students always have an additional advantage. Applicants with a diploma in management studies are also eligible for getting admission these courses.

Advantages of Online MBA Course

 Let me first describe why the students are giving more preferences to online mediated distance learning MBA courses.

  • The students can avail the study materials online without visiting the respective institutes or waiting for the study materials to arrive through courier services as offered by the MBA correspondence course.
  • The classes and seminars are conducted online by the premier institutes to enable the students go through the seminars online at their suitable time.
The students can interact with their professors through e- mails at any possible time.
The institutes providing distance learning MBA program conduct orientation programs and the candidates can clarify their problems by attending the programs.

Here are the names of some of the premier institutes offering Distance Learning MBA programs in India:

Prospects for an applicant:

Here are some of the better prospects of completing the correspondence course in MBA that the candidates may get in India

  • The candidates will obtain a very high development in their professional and corporate life.
  • The candidates may turn out to be an entrepreneur if they can manage to undertake calculated risks.
  • The students can acquire lot of knowledge and business skills

Regarding the Online MBA programs:

There are certain institutes that offer one year post-graduate or diploma courses for business administration and some premier institute conduct two year distance learning MBA program. The students can select the course according to their requirement.

India has now become a globally recognized country for running top grade business management schools and the majority of these Schools also conduct distance MBA program. Among them IIM Ahmadabad, IIT Delhi, IIFT have been considered to be the best in offering online MBA programs in India.

Based on the business institutes, in India online MBA conducts specialized programs like executive MBAs, accelerated MBAs, and mini MBAs.
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