IGNOU Syllabus

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IGNOU Syllabus

All IGNOU students can read or download IGNOU Syllabus from here. The syllabus is divided course-wise. Each course (Programme) has its own syllabus. 

All students need to study the syllabus first and then start preparation. Here, we have shared all the necessary details about the syllabus. 

IGNOU Evaluation System (Marks and Percentage) or Marking Scheme

The University conducts Term-End Examinations (TEE) twice a year ordinarily in the months of June & December. The system of evaluation followed by the University also is different from that of conventional universities. IGNOU has a multitier system of evaluation. 

1. Self-assessment exercises within each unit of study material. 

2. Continuous evaluation mainly through assignments which are tutor-marked, practical assignments and seminar/ workshops/extended contact programmes, etc. 

3. Term-End Examinations (TEE). 

4. Project / Term-end Practical examination. 

Letter GradeQualitative LevelPoint Grade
BVery Good4

10-Point Grading System of IGNOU as Per UGC-CBCS Guidelines

Letter GradeNumerical GradePercentage
O (Outstanding)10>85
A+ (Excellent)9> 75 to <85
A (Very Good)8> 65 to <75
B+ (Good)7> 55 to <65
B (Above Average)6> 50 to <55
C (Average)5> 40 to <50
D (Pass)4> 35 to <40
F (Fail)0> 35
Ab (Absent)0Absent

Bachelor’s Degree Programmes and Their Syllabus

Bachelor of ArtsBAGEnglish & Hindi
Bachelor of CommerceBCOMGEnglish & Hindi
Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in Accountancy and FinanceBCOMAFEnglish & Hindi
Bachelor of Business Administration (Service Management)BBASMEnglish & Hindi
Bachelor of Business Administration BBARILEnglish 
Bachelor of ScienceBSCGEnglish & Hindi
Bachelor of Computer ApplicationsBCAEnglish 
Bachelor of Library and Information SciencesBLISEnglish & Hindi
Bachelor of Arts (Tourism Studies)BTSEnglish & Hindi
Bachelor of Arts (Facility and Service Management)BAFSMEnglish 
Bachelor of Social WorkBSWGEnglish & Hindi
Bachelor of Arts (Vocational Studies) Tourism ManagementBAVTMEnglish & Hindi
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Bachelor’s (Honours) Degree Programmes Syllabus

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Economics BAECHEnglish & Hindi
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) HistoryBAHIHEnglish & Hindi
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Political ScienceBAPSHEnglish & Hindi
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) PsychologyBAPCHEnglish & Hindi
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Public AdministrationBAPAHEnglish & Hindi
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) SociologyBASOHEnglish & Hindi
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) EnglishBAEGHEnglish 
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) HindiBAHDHHindi
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) SanskritBASKHEnglish & Hindi
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) UrduBAUDHEnglish & Hindi
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Performing Arts Hindustani MusicBAPFHMHEnglish & Hindi
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Master Degree’s Programmes Syllabus

ProgramProgram CodeMedium
Master of CommerceMCOMEnglish & Hindi
Master of Commerce in Finance and TaxationMCOMFTEnglish 
Master of Commerce in Business Policy and Corporate GovernanceMCOMMBPCGEnglish 
Master of Business AdministrationMBA English 
Master of Business Administration – Human Resource ManagementMBAHMEnglish 
Master of Business Administration Financial ManagementMBAFMEnglish 
Master of Business Administration Operations ManagementMBAOMEnglish 
Master of Business Administration – Marketing ManagementMBAMM English 
Master of Business Administration – Marketing Management (Hindi)MBAMMHindi
Master of Business Administration – Banking and FinanceMBFEnglish 
Master of Arts (English)MEGEnglish 
Master of Arts – HindiMHDEnglish & Hindi
Master of Arts (Political Science)MPSEnglish & Hindi
Master of Arts (History)MAH English & Hindi
Master of Arts (Sociology)MSOEnglish & Hindi
Master of Arts (Psychology)MAPCEnglish 
Master of Arts (Economics)MECEnglish & Hindi
Master of Arts (Public Administration)MPAEnglish & Hindi
Master Library and Information Sciences MLISEnglish & Hindi
Master of Arts (Anthropology)MANNEnglish
Master of Arts (Gandhi and Peace Studies)MGPSEnglish & Hindi
Master of Computer ApplicationsMCA_NewEnglish & Hindi
Master of Arts (Rural Development)MARDEnglish & Hindi
Master of Science (Food Nutrition)MSCDFSMEnglish 
Master of Science (Counselling and Family Therapy)English 
Master of Social Work MSWEnglish & Hindi
Master of Social Work (Counselling)MSWCEnglish & Hindi
Master of Arts (Education)MAEDUEnglish 
Master of Arts (Distance Education)MADEEnglish
Master of Arts (Adult Education)MAAEEnglish 
Master of Tourism and Travel ManagementMTTMEnglish 
Master of Arts (Philosophy)MAPYEnglish 
Master of Arts (Development Studies)MADVSEnglish 
Master of Arts (Women and Gender Studies)MAWGSEnglish 
Master of Arts (Translation Studies)MATSEnglish 
Master of Arts (Journalism and Mass Communication)MAJMCEnglish 
Master of Arts (Sanskrit)MSKHindi
Master of Arts (Urdu)MAUDUrdu
Master of Arts (Jyotish)MAJYHindi & Sanskrit
Master of Arts (Hindi Vyavasayik Lekhan)MAHVHindi
Master of Arts (Vedic Studies)MAVSHindi
M.Sc Food Safety and Quality ManagementMSCFSQMEnglish 
M.Sc (Environment Science)MSCENVEnglish 
Master of Arts (Drawing and Painting)MADPEnglish 
Master of Science (Renewable Energy and Environment)MSCRWEEEnglish 
Master of Arts (Arabic)MAARBEnglish & Hindi
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The Schools of Studies 

With a view to developing interdisciplinary programmes, the University operates through its Schools of Studies. Each School is headed by a Director who arranges to organise its academic programmes and courses in coordination with the School faculty and staff, and different academic, administrative and service divisions of the University. The emphasis is on providing a wide choice of courses at different levels. 

The following Schools of Study are in operation currently:  

  • School of Humanities (SOH)  
  • School of Social Sciences (SOSS)  
  • School of Sciences (SOS)  
  • School of Education (SOE)  
  • School of Continuing Education (SOCE)  
  • School of Engineering and Technology (SOET)  
  • School of Management Studies (SOMS)  
  • School of Health Sciences (SOHS)  
  • School of Computer and Information Sciences (SOCIS)  
  • School of Agriculture (SOA)  
  • School of Law (SOL)  
  • School of Journalism and New Media Studies (SOJNMS)  
  • School of Gender and Development Studies (SOGDS)  
  • School of Tourism and Hospitality Service Management (SOTHSM)  
  • School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies (SOITS)  
  • School of Social Work (SOSW)  School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET)  School of Extension and Development Studies (SOEDS)  
  • School of Foreign Languages (SOFL)  
  • School of Translation Studies and Training (SOTST)  
  • School of Performing and Visual Arts (SOPVA) 

Academic Programmes 

The University offers Certificates, Diplomas, Advance Diplomas, Post Graduate Diplomas and Degrees, which are conventional and innovative. Most of these programmes have been developed after need-based surveys for such programmes. 

Credit System 

a) Defining Credit in ODL 

The University follows the Credit System‘ for most of its programmes. Each credit in our system is equivalent to 30 hours of learner study comprising all learning activities (i.e., reading and comprehending the print material, listening to the audio, watching the video, attending counselling sessions, teleconference and writing assignment responses). 

Thus, a 4-credit course involves 120 hours of study and a 6-credit course involves 180 hours of study. This helps the learner to know the academic effort he/she has to put in, to successfully complete a course. Completing an academic programme (Degree or Diploma) requires successful completion of the assignments, practicals, projects and the Term-End Examination as per the requirement of each course in a programme. 

Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

The Bachelor‘s Degree Programmes offered through this prospectus follow the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) introduced by UGC. 

The CBCS provides the learner flexibility to study the subjects/courses at their own pace; greater choice of interdisciplinary, intra-disciplinary and skill-based courses; and mobility to different institutions for studies. 

The system has the following advantages: It allows learners to choose a combination of interdisciplinary, intra-disciplinary courses, skill oriented courses (even from other disciplines according to their learning needs, interests and aptitude)  Makes education broad-based and at par with global standards.  

Offers flexibility for learners to study at different times and at different institutions to complete the programme. Credits earned at one institution can be transferred to another institution.

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