IGNOU Started Online Registration For January 2021 (Fresh Admission)


Today (02-Febraury 2021) Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started new admissions for January 2021 session. If you want to take admission you can visit the Online Admission Page of IGNOU. As of now, no last date has been published/declared. You are advised to read below instructions before starting registration process so that you won’t confuse on any step.

Instructions to Fill Application Form Online

  1. If you are a first time applicant you are advised to click the available program tab on the homepage of the Online Admission System and select the desired program and carefully read the details of program including eligibility criteria, fee details, duration, etc. You are also requested to download the Common Prospectus and read carefully the rules of the University (Section 06) as mentioned in the common prospectus. You may also read section 1, 7, 8, 9, 12 and 13.
    1. Click on the button “REGISTER YOURSELF” that appears in the applicant login area and fill the required registration details.
      IGNOU Registration Page

      IGNOU Registration Page

    2. Remember, while choosing your Username it must be in between 8 to 16 characters.
    3. While choosing your password it must be alphanumeric and between 8 to 16 characters long.
    4. After filling the mandatory information click the “REGISTER” button.
    5. Your username will be instantly sent to you via e-mail and SMS.
  2. Remember your Username and Password for subsequent login. If you have already registered i.e you are an existing user skip this step.
  3. Click on “LOGIN” button from the homepage of Online admission system and then login with your Username and password you created on 1st Step.
  4. Fill personal details, program details, qualification details, course details, and correspondence details. Remember, while filling qualification details :-
    • If your subjects are different than the subjects mentioned; click the “OTHERS” check box.
    • For those with qualification of graduation and above, in the field “Board Code” select “9999“.
  5. Before proceeding for filling this step you must have the following documents scanned. It is suggested to scan documents from your originals.
    1. Scanned Photograph (less than 100 KB)
    2. Scanned Signature (less than 100 KB)
    3. Scanned copy of Age Proof
    4. Scanned copy of relevant Educational Qualification (less than 100 KB)
    5. Scanned Copy of Experience Certificate (if any) (less than 100 KB)
    6. Scanned Copy of Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC (less than 100 KB)
    7. Scanned Copy of BPL Certificate, if Below Poverty Line (less than 100 KB)
  6. 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.
  7. On next step you have to the admission fee for the program you opting. Fee can be paid by following methods:
    • Credit Card(Master/Visa)
    • Net Banking
    • Debit Card (Master/Visa/Rupay)
    • ATM Card (PNB)
  8. You have to select any of the available option to pay the program fee and follow the online instruction to complete the payment of fee. After successful payment, you will be able to print/save the payment confirmation slip.

Note: Furnishing of incorrect information/suppression of information would lead to rejection of application form as per IGNOU Rules.

Online Admissions Related Technical Problems

Help desk contact details: You may contact Centralised Student Registration Cell at 011-29571301or 011-29571528. You can email at [email protected]. If required, you may escalate and submit your grievance to IGNOU website at http://igram.ignou.ac.in .

For specific and technical problems related to online admission, submission of online applications, online payment, payment error, uploading documents etc. you can contact at 011-29572514 between 9.30AM – 6.00 PM (Monday to Friday).

Important Things To Note

  1. Name and other details entered by the applicant need to be the same as in the Educational Documents
  2. Applicant can log in to the admission portal through their registered email address, only.
  3. Applicant must use his own active email address.
  4. The Email address provided by the applicant must be functional and the applicant must have access to it throughout the admission process.
  5. Applicants are encouraged to use latest version of Google Chrome web browser for filling the application form.