IGNOU School of Education (SOE): About, Programmes Offered and Contact Details

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is a national university which has been established in 1985 to offer various distance learning courses in different disciplines at the UG and PG level. The university is located in New Delhi, India which has been named after the former Prime Minister of India Mrs Indira Gandhi. All operations and activities of IGNOU are regulated and monitored by the central government of India.

The foundation of IGNOU was laid to offer numerous educational programmes through distance and open learning. Any aspirant, who wish to pursue a degree or diploma through the distance learning, can apply for admission through the online mode or through the IGNOU distance learning centres located at different centres all across the nation. The university has been established with an aim to encourage and uphold the ideals of distance education in India.

IGNOU School of Education (SOE) 

School of Education (SOE) is assumed to be the first school which was established in the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). The SOE was brought into functioning to offer the various educational programmes in several disciplines of academics and education. IGNOU has assigned SOE to offer academic programmes in the field of education at the doctorate, PG and UG level. Candidates can pursue different courses in four disciplines viz., Education, Distance Education, Adult Education, Educational Technology.

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The School of Education is engaged in three major educational and academic activities and the first of those are to develop and offer academic programmes to the aspiring candidates. Secondly, SOE is also engaged in the research and documentation activities. Thirdly, the school undertakes the responsibility to prepare the qualified scholars who can spread and extend the educational discourses and knowledge to the next generation.

Programmes Offered by IGNOU School of Education 

The SOE of IGNOU offers various Educational and academics programmes at the doctorate, masters and the undergraduate level. Candidates can take admission in the SOE to pursue the programmes through distance learning. The courses have been given in the following table:

S.No. Name of the Academic Standard Name of the Courses
1.         Bachelor’s Degree Bachelor of Education (BEd)
2.         Diploma Programmes Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.)
3.         Certificate Programmes Certificate in Elementary Teacher Education (for Tripura State) (CETE)
Certificate in Guidance (CIG)
4.         Master’s Degree MA (Distance Education) (MADE)
Master of Arts(Education) (MA(Edu)
Master of Education (MEd )
Master of Arts in Adult Education (MAAE)
5.         PG and Advance Diploma Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education Management (PGDHEM)

Post-Graduate Diploma in Adult Education (PGDAE)

Post-Graduate Diploma in School Leadership and Management (PGDSLM)

Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Education Technology (PGDET)
Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Management and Administration (PGDEMA)
Post Graduate Diploma in Pre-Primary Education (PGDPPED)
6.         PG and Advance Certificate Post-Graduate Certificate in Adult Education (PGCAE)
Post Graduate Certificate in Information and Assistive Technologies for the Instructors of Visually Impaired (PGCIATIVI)
7.         Doctoral Degree Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PHDEDU)

IGNOU SOE Contacts Details 

Address                          School of Education,

Indira Gandhi National Open University,
Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi – 110068

District New Delhi
State  Delhi
Pin Code 110068
Phone number +91-011-29535519
Email soe@ignou.ac.in
Official Website http://www.ignou.ac.in/ignou/aboutignou/school/soe/

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