IGNOU Certificate Courses

IGNOU Certificate Courses Admission– Online, Eligibility, Fee, Duration, Procedure

Ignou Certificate Courses List
Written by Sumit Sharma

The Indira Gandhi National Open University offers admission to its distance learning certificate programmes twice in a year i.e in January and July. The Ignou certificate courses are offered by the University through Distance, Online and Regular mode of education.

These are skill based courses which have been designed and developed by the university to cater the education need of people who have 10th as their formal education.

The certificate in Arabic Language, Business Skills, Human Rights, French, food and nutrition, library science, computer, Cyber Law, Agriculture Policy, Sericulture, etc are some of the most popular courses among the learners.

The duration of Ignou certificate courses is short-term i.e. it varies from six moths to one year. Along with certificate programmes the university also offers other short-term and long-term disciplines such as Bachelor Degree, Master Degree, Diplomas, Advance Diploma, Post Graduate Diploma, etc.

All of these courses offered by the university are conventional as well as innovative. After completing their certification, the learners can apply for jobs in their related field in both government and private sectors. The syllabus and study material for all the distance courses have been designed in very easy and readable manner.

The university has introduced the various certificate courses in their list of offered courses because of increasing demand of skilled human resource. As per many surveys conducted by various organizations, it was found that the demand for these short-term certificate programmes is increasing.

So, the Indira Gandhi National Open University has taken the necessary steps to introduced these courses for the learners.

These courses have been launched to provide the learners with the Certifications. They will be able to improve their skills as well. The acquisition of professional qualifications, continuing education and professional development at the workplace, empowerment are some of the important objectives behind teaching these courses.


The minimum duration is six months. However, the university allows the students to complete the course in a maximum duration of two years.

Medium of Instruction:

These courses are offered in both English and Hindi. The learners can make their choice to study the course in whatever medium they like.Some of the courses are only offered in the English medium as well. So, the students must check out the prospectus for the medium of instruction before applying for admission.

Admission Procedure:

The learners must be having basic qualification of 10+2 to apply for admission to any certificate course. The interested learners can apply for admission by filling up and submitting the application form to the nearest regional centre of the university. Before applying for admission, the learner should obtain the Ignou prospectus.

The students can either download the soft copy of prospectus from the university official website or they can obtain the printed copy of prospectus from the nearest IGNOU Regional Centre by paying Rs.200.- in cash.

The prospectus consists of all the important information and details. It also contains the forms required by the students throughout the studies like re-registration, re-evaluation, term end examination, etc.

There is another method by which the learners can obtain the prospectus. They can request the hard copy of Student prospectus by sitting at home.

They need to send the demand draft of prescribed fee in favour of IGNOU, New Delhi to the following address: Registrar (Student Registration Division), Indira Gandhi National Open College, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-68.

You can check the prospectus fee in the latest admission notification from the website at www.ignou.ac.in. We are not mentioning the fee here because it may change during the course of time.

After obtaining the prospectus, the students can check out the course fee as it is different for different courses. The applicant needs to fill up admission form and submit it to the concerned regional centre along with the demand draft of the programme fee.

Students have to make the demand draft in favour of IGNOU, payable at the city of the regional centre where he/she applies for admission.

Online Admission:

The Indira Gandhi National Open University has recently started the IGNOU Online admission portal where the learners can apply for admission by sitting at home. They should have the computer and working internet connection. At the moment, the university is offering online admission facility for only a few of the certificate programmes. So, the learners must check out whether their chosen course is available in the list of courses which are available for online admission.

IGNOU Certificate Courses List 2017:

We have mentioned below the list of courses for which the students can apply for admission in any of the January or July academic cycle via distance education mode:

A) IGNOU Distance Certificate Courses:

  • IGNOU Certificate in Sericulture
  • IGNOU Certificate in Bee Keeping
  • IGNOU Certificate in Business Skills
  • IGNOU Certificate in Energy Technology and Management
  • IGNOU Certificate in Urdu Language
  • IGNOU Certificate in Entrepreneurship
  • Certificate in Air Ticketing
  • Certificate in Airline In-Flight Services
  • Certificate in Communication Skills for BPO, ITeS and Related Sectors
  • Certificate in Lifelong Learning
  • Certificate in Youth in Development Work
  • Certificate in Telecentre/Village Knowledge Centre Management (IGNOU in collaboration with telecentre.org Academy)
  • Certificate in Handmade Paper Items
  • Certificate in Community Radio
  • Certificate in Competency Enhancement for Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM)/Female Health Worker
  • Certificate Programme in PC Hardware & Networking
  • Certificate in Consumer Protection
  • Certificate in Craft and Design (Pottery)
  • Certificate in Creative Media Arts-Digital Sound
  • Certificate in Diabetes Care for Community Worker
  • Certificate in Disaster Management
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education (Cerebral Palsy)
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education (Mental Retardation)
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education Enabling Inclusion (Visual Impairment)
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education Enabling Inclusion (Hearing Impairment)
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education enabling inclusion – Mental Retardation
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education enabling inclusion – Cerebral Policy
  • Certificate in Elementary Teacher Education (for Tripura State)
  • Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Certificate Programme in Functional English (Basic level)
  • Certificate in Environmental Studies
  • Certificate Programme in Value Education
  • Certificate in Food and Nutrition
  • Certificate in Food Safety
  • Certificate Programme in Empowering Women through Self-Help Groups
  • Certificate in Guidance
  • Certificate in Health and Environment
  • Certificate in Health Care Waste Management
  • Certificate in AYUSH Nursing (Ayurveda)
  • Certificate in Adolescent Health and Counselling
  • Certificate in HIV and Family Education
  • Certificate in Home Based Health Care
  • Certificate in Human Rights
  • Certificate in Information Technology
  • Certificate in the Japanese Language (Offered only in Bangalore & Pune)
  • Certificate Programme in Laboratory Techniques
  • Certificate in International Humanitarian Law
  • Certificate in Anti Human Trafficking
  • Certificate in Co-operation, Co-operative Law
  • Certificate in Human Rights
  • Certificate in Leather Goods Making
  • Certificate in Literacy Programme
  • Certificate in PC Hardware and Networking
  • Certificate in NGO Management
  • Certificate in Maternal and Child Health Care
  • Certificate in Maternal and Child Health Nursing
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education – mental retardation
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Special enabling including (Mental Retardation, Visual Impairment and Hearing Impairment
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education – mental retardation
  • Certificate in Newborn & Infant Care
  • Certificate in Newborn & Infant Nursing
  • Certificate in Nutrition and Childcare
  • Certificate in Organic Farming
  • Certificate in Indigenous Art Practices
  • Certificate in Performing Arts – Bharatnatyam
  • Certificate in Performing Arts – Kathak
  • Certificate in Performing Arts – Kuchipudi
  • Certificate in Performing Arts – Mohiniattam
  • Certificate in Performing Arts – Odissi
  • Certificate in Performing Arts – Kathakali
  • Certificate in Performing Arts – Manipuri
  • Certificate in Performing Arts – Hindustani Music
  • Certificate in Performing Arts – Karnataka Music
  • Certificate in Performing Arts -Theatre Arts
  • Certificate in Visual Arts – Painting
  • Certificate in Visual Arts – Applied Arts
  • Certificate in Visual Arts – Sculpture
  • Certificate in Poultry Farming
  • Certificate of Competency in Power Distribution
  • Certificate in Primary Curriculum and Instruction
  • Certificate in Primary Education
  • Certificate in Primary Teaching
  • Certificate Programme in Rural Development
  • Certificate in The German Language
  • Certificate Programme in the Japanese Language
  • Certificate in the French Language
  • Certificate in the Arabic Language
  • Certificate in New human behaviour
  • Certificate in Security Management
  • Certificate in Shoe Lasting & Finishing
  • Certificate in Shoe Upper Cutting
  • Certificate in Shoe Upper Stitching
  • Certificate in Social Work and Criminal Justice System
  • Certificate in Spoken English and Personality Development
  • Certificate Programme Teaching of Primary School Mathematics
  •  Certificate in Tour Guiding Skills
  •  Certificate in Tourism Studies
  •  Certificate in Travel Agency Operations
  •  Certificate in Visual Arts- Applied Arts
  •  Certificate in Communication and IT Skills
  •  Certificate in Jewellery Designing
  •  Certificate in Water Harvesting and Management

B) IGNOU Online Certificate Courses :

  • Certificate in Dispensing Optics
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Nutrition
  • Certificate in Sanskrit
  • Certificate in the Spanish Language
  • Certificate in Introduction to Sri Aurobindo Studies

C) IGNOU Regular Certificate Courses:

  • Certificate Programme in Digital Film Making
  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Skill Development
  • Certificate in Food & Beverage Service Operation
  • Certificate in Front Office Operation
  • Certificate in Hospital Administrative Assistance ship
  • Certificate in House Keeping Operation
  • Certificate in the Persian Language
  • Certificate in Chinese Language and Culture
  • Certificate in The Russian Language
  • Certificate in Traditional Martial Art Practices
  • Certificate in Indigenous Art Practices
  • Certificate in Rural Healthcare Training

IGNOU Post Graduate Certificate Courses:

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Agriculture Policy
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Bangla-Hindi Translation
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Cyber Law
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Adult Education
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Extension and Development Studies
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Gandhi and Peace Studies
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Malayalam-Hindi Translation
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Patent Practice
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Information and Assistive Technology for Instructors of Visually Impaired
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Geoinformatics

IGNOU Advanced Certificate Courses:

  • Advanced Certificate in Information Security
  • Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management

About the author

Sumit Sharma

My Educational Qualifications includes Master of Business Administration(MBA) from IGNOU, B.E. Computers from University of Jammu. I like to help IGNOU students, write blogs, update latest information related to education.

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