IGNOU School of Foreign Languages (SOFL): About, Programmes Offered, and Contact Details

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), which was established in 1985, is a national university. The university offers various higher education programmes at the undergraduate, postgraduate and the doctorate level. Candidates can take admission in the university who want to pursue a course through distance learning. The university which has been named after the former prime minister of India Mrs Indira Gandhi is located in New Delhi.

The IGNOU was established to provide various educational programmes for those male and female candidates such as housewives, working professionals, or any persons living in a remote location. All such candidates can take admission in the university through the online mode or offline mode to pursue the desired programme. IGNOU has set up various regional centres all across the nation where candidates can get all the updates about the admission, courses and the IGNOU’s study material.

About IGNOU School of Foreign Languages (SOFL)

IGNOU’s School of Foreign Languages (SOFL) is one of the 21 schools of the university which has been established in 2007 to provide innovative, flexible and cost-effective foreign language programmes to learners from all sections of the society. The one and only one purpose with which the SOFL has been setup is to promote communication across borders and countries.

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The globalization has brought the world closer and it has also encouraged the study of foreign languages to gain importance in the academic studies. Candidates can make their career in any sector after pursuing the course in the foreign language. They can accomplish the manpower requirement of foreign language experts in each and every department such as global research centre.

The School of Foreign Languages is engaged in three major educational and academic activities which are Diploma Programmes, Certificate Programmes and the Doctoral Degree courses. Candidates can pursue the courses as per their eligibility.

Programmes Offered by IGNOU School of Foreign Languages

The IGNOU’s SOFL offers several Educational and academic language programmes at the doctorate, Diploma and the Certificate type. Candidates, who want to do a course in foreign language, can take admission in the SOFL to pursue the foreign language programmes. The courses offered by the SOFL have been provided in the following table:

S.No. Name of the Academics Name of the Courses
1.         Diploma Programmes

Diploma in Teaching German as a Foreign Language (DTG)

2.         Certificate Programmes Certificate in Russian Language (CRUL)
Certificate in Arabic Language (CAL)
3.         Doctoral Degree PhD in Arabic (PhD (A))
PhD in French (PhD (A))

IGNOU SOFLContacts Details 


School of Foreign Languages,
Block No. 15-D,1st Floor,
Indira Gandhi National Open University,
Maidan Garhi,New Delhi – 110068

District New Delhi
State  Delhi NCR
Pin Code 110068
Phone number +91-011-29571631


Email [email protected]
Official Website http://www.ignou.ac.in/ignou/aboutignou/school/sofl/introduction

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4 thoughts on “IGNOU School of Foreign Languages (SOFL): About, Programmes Offered, and Contact Details”

  1. Is ma arabic course ordiploma in arabic language avilable in ignou

  2. Sir plz inform me about phd in arabic in 2021

  3. Dear sir/ma’am kindly tell me the dates for new session of German diploma in 2021

  4. Starting Session date of german language course of 2020-2021…I am interested in german course I want to take admission in ignou for german language course


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