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IGNOU Sciences Courses 2020-21: Admission and Courses details

IGNOU Sciences Courses 2020: School of Sciences (SOS): The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is the largest open and distance learning University located in New Delhi. The university was founded in 1985 and has been named after the former prime minister of India Smt. Indira Gandhi.The university offers numerous distance learning programmes in more than 100 disciplines at the bachelor, Masters and the doctorate level. IGNOU’s foundation was laid to offer numerous programmes in different disciplines through the distance and open learning. IGNOU’s all educational and financial operations and activities are monitored and regulated by the Human resource and development ministry, Government of India.

With the challenge of providing qualitative theoretical and practical education in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Life Sciences IGNOU’s School of Science were brought into being in 1986. The ‘School of Science’ (SOS) came up with ‘Bachelor of Science’ program, which was unique of its kind as the Bachelor of Science programme was not offered through distance learning earlier. The SOS has developed more than 100 courses so far and candidates can take admission in the SOS if they want to pursue any of the bachelor, masters and decorate level courses in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Life Sciences.

Initially, the Bachelor of Science was a general programme but later the programme was specialized separately for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology.

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Programmes Offered by IGNOU School of Sciences

The School of Science (SOS)of IGNOU offers several Science and academic programmes at the bachelor, masters and doctorate level. Besides, there are other programmes like Diploma Programmes, Certificate Programmes, PG and Advance Certificate Programmes in statistics, Chemistry,Environment and Sustainable Development which candidates can pursue from the IGNOU’s school of science.

S.No.Name of the Academic Standard Name of the Courses

Diploma Programmes

Diploma in Aquaculture (DAQ)
2.        Bachelor’s DegreeBSc (General), BSc (Botany), BSc (Zoology), BSc (Physics), BSc (Mathematics), BSc (Chemistry)
3.        Non-Credit Programmes

Appreciation Course on Environment (ACE)


Certificate Programmes

Certificate Programme in Laboratory Techniques (CPLT)
Certificate Programme in Teaching of Primary School Mathematics (CTPM)
5.        Master’s Degree Programme

MSc (Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science) (MACS)


PG and Advance Diploma Programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics (PGDAST)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (PGDAC)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development (PGDESD)
7.        PG and Advance Certificate Programme

Post Graduate Certificate in Geoinformatics (PGCGI)


Doctoral Degree

Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics (PHDSTAT)
Doctor of Philosophy in Geography (PHDGG)

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (PHDCHE)

IGNOU SOS Contacts Details 

Address                          School of Sciences,

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

District New Delhi
State  Delhi
Pin Code110068
Phone number+91-011-29535519
Official Website

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