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Indira Gandhi National Open University, also known as IGNOU is a Public/Government research university that was established in 1985. IGNOU is run by the central government of India and is located in the capital of India, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi. The university has its name from the former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi and is the largest university in the world with a total active enrollment of 4 million students.

IGNOU B.ed is one of the most preferred courses and is a 2-year course at the undergraduate level but the maximum period allowed for completing the B.ed programme is five years. The program is designed to develop an understanding of the teaching-learning process at upper primary/ secondary and senior secondary levels among student teachers. IGNOU B.ed offers no provision of re-admission or extension in maximum duration.

IGNOU B.ed program is offered in two languages that is English and Hindi only and the program is focused on enabling student-teachers to reflect critically on perspectives of education and facilitate active engagement of learners for knowledge creation.

IGNOU B.Ed: Highlights 2024

IGNOU B.ed program is an undergraduate degree program that offers education in the field of teaching and education and the minimum duration of the program is 2 years with a maximum duration of 5 years. The candidates who wish to apply for this course have no minimum or maximum age bar. Let’s have a look at the key highlights of IGNOU B.ed 2024.    

University

Indira Gandhi National Open University

Abbreviation

IGNOU

Program

B.Ed. or Bachelor of Education

Affiliated colleges

36

Subject Specializations

  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Open and Distance Education
  • Guidance and Counseling
  • Adolescence and Family Education
  • Vocational Education
  • Information and Communication Technology

Admission

Entrance-based

Types of programs offered

  • Full-time,
  • Part-time,
  • Distance/Correspondence
  • Online and Classroom modes

IGNOU B.Ed: Eligibility Criteria

IGNOU B.ed eligibility criteria are the same for each candidate. The candidates who clear all the eligibility criteria get admission to the university. Here are the basic IGNOU B.ed eligibility criteria set by the university.   

  • Candidates have to gain at least 50% marks either in the Bachelor’s Degree and/or in the Master’s Degree in Sciences/Social Sciences/Commerce/Humanity.
  • Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology with specialization in Science and Mathematics with 55% marks or any other equivalent qualification.

Eligibility Criteria of B.Ed. (ODL) students:

  • The candidates have to be trained in-service teachers in elementary education.
  • Candidates have to complete an NCTE-recognized teacher education programme through face-to-face mode.
  • The reservation and relaxation of 5% marks in minimum eligibility will be offered to SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates as per the Central Government rule.
  • Reservation for Kashmiri Migrants and war widow candidates will be offered as per the University Rules.

IGNOU B.Ed: Courses & Fees

IGNOU B.ed admission 2024 is conducted online through the university’s official website. The IGNOU B.ed program fees are also submitted online through the university web portal. The total IGNOU B.ed fees are INR 55,000/- for the entire 2-year programme. Interested candidates can apply online on the official website of IGNOU by paying an application fee of INR 1000/-.

IGNOU B.ed fee is less than the other colleges that offer B.ed program. Opting for a B.Ed program through IGNOU University offers the advantage of affordability when compared to other institutions and this economical approach ensures high-quality education for all the interested students and working professionals.

Here is the IGNOU B.ed fee structure in detail.

Categories

Fees

For Student SAARC Countries

INR 15000/-

For Indian Students

INR 55,000/-

For Students from other countries

INR 1500/-

IGNOU B.Ed Admission Process 2024

IGNOU B.ed admission 2024 is conducted online through the university’s official website. IGNOU admissions are conducted twice a year, i.e. January and July sessions and registrations for the January session are usually conducted in the month of December-January and those for the July Session start in May every year. Here is the IGNOU B.ed admission process:

  • Interested candidates must take the IGNOU b.ed entrance exam conducted by the university.
  • Admission to the BEd programme is granted based on the candidate's performance in the entrance test and their position in the merit list.
  • Shortlisted candidates will then have to pay the programme fee and any other applicable fees.
  • For Final admission, the candidates then have to submit their documents of educational qualifications, photographs, and more to be verified by the faculty.

Lastly, the candidates have to complete all necessary steps within the specified period.

IGNOU B.Ed Application Form

IGNOU B.ed application form is filled out online by all interested candidates. Here are some of the basic instructions that need to be followed while filling out the application form.

  • This application form is not for the entrance examination.
  • Candidates are advised to fill online entrance form available at www.ignou.ac.in.
  • All the qualifying candidates for the entrance, are required to submit this duly filled application form at the Regional Centre at the time of admission counselling along with all other necessary and required documents.
  • The candidates will be required to submit only the completely filled-in application form with all self-attested documents.
  • Write the relevant code in the boxes provided in the Application Form.
  • Any request for a change of category code will not be entertained after the submission of the online Entrance form.

In the Box related to Educational Qualification, the candidates can use decimals up to two places only 55.19% and don't round off the percentage to the next whole number.

IGNOU B.Ed Document Required

There are many IGNOU B.ed important documents required for the admission process. Here is the list of some of the important documents required for the IGNOU B.ed admission form.

  • Higher Secondary/Sr. Secondary School Certificate indicating the date of birth, along with mark sheet.
  • Original Hall Ticket
  • Degree and marksheet of graduation/post-graduation.
  • Mark Sheet and Certificate of NCTE Recognized Teaching Programme completed through Face-to-Face mode.
  • Certificate issued by the Institution where the candidate has pursued his/her teacher education programme.
  • Original Certificate from the recognized Upper Primary/Secondary/Senior Secondary schools to provide facilities for Practical Work including Internship.
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Original Experience-cum-Employment certificate (if applicable)
  • Affidavit by Student/Parents/Guardian.

Comparison of IGNOU B.Ed v/s Jamia Islamia B.Ed

IGNOU is an open university that offers admission to students in B.ed based on the entrance exam conducted by the university. Here is a comparison of the best Delhi colleges that offer a B.ed program. Let’s have a look at the IGNOU B.Ed and Jamia Islamia B.Ed university.

Colleges

IGNOU B.Ed

Jamia B.Ed

Subject Specializations

  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Open and Distance Education
  • Guidance and Counseling
  • Adolescence and Family Education
  • Vocational Education
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Electronics
  • Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biochemistry
  • Nautical Science
  • Molecular Biology

Course Fees (total)

INR 55,000

INR 13,800

Entrance Exam

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance exam

JMI Entrance Test

Seats offered

50

200

IGNOU B.Ed Result

IGNOU B.ed result 2024 is out on 29th February 2024 and the IGNOU BEd answer key 2024 has also been released on the official website panel on 9th January 2024. The IGNOU B.Ed entrance exam was conducted on 7th January 2024, in a 2-hour long time duration. The last date to apply for the IGNOU B.ed entrance exam was 31st December 2023, but the last date was extended to 3rd January 2024 along with a late fee fine of INR 200.

Interested candidates who meet the minimum eligibility criteria of the IGNOU B.ed entrance exam 2024 could apply for the IGNOU B.Ed Entrance exam 2024 date till January 3, 2024. Candidates who qualify in the entrance exam will be shortlisted for the 2-year B.Ed course as per the online released merit list. 

IGNOU B.Ed: FAQs

Q.- What are the IGNOU B.ed 2024 eligibility criteria?

A.- Here are the basic IGNOU B.ed eligibility criteria set by the university.   

  • Candidates have to gain at least 50% marks either in the Bachelor’s Degree and/or in the Master’s Degree in Sciences/Social Sciences/Commerce/Humanity.
  • Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology with specialization in Science and Mathematics with 55% marks or any other equivalent qualification.

Q.- What is the IGNOU B.ed 2024 admission process?

A.- IGNOU B.ed admission 2024 is conducted online through the university’s official website. Here is the IGNOU B.ed admission process:

  • Interested candidates must take the IGNOU b.ed 2024 entrance exam conducted by the university.
  • Admission to the BEd programme is granted based on the candidate's performance in the entrance test and their position in the merit list.
  • Shortlisted candidates will then have to pay the programme fee and any other applicable fees.
  • For Final admission, the candidates then have to submit their documents of educational qualifications, photographs, and more to be verified by the faculty.
  • Lastly, the candidates have to complete all necessary steps within the specified period.

Q.- When is the release date of the IGNOU B.ed result?

A.- On February 29, 2024, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) released the results of its 2024 B.ed entrance exam.

Q.- What are the fees of the IGNOU B.ed program?

A.- IGNOU B.ed admission 2024 is conducted online through the university’s official website. The IGNOU B.ed program fees are also submitted online through the university web portal. The total IGNOU B.ed fees are INR 55,000/- for the entire 2-year programme. Interested candidates can apply online on the official website of IGNOU by paying an application fee of INR 1000/-.

Q.- Is the IGNOU B.ed admit card 2024 out?

A.- The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) released its IGNOU B.Ed admit card 2024 on January 5, 2024.

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