IGNOU School of Social Sciences: Admission Courses

IGNOU School of Social Sciences (SOSS): The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), which is located in New Delhi, is one of the leading universities in India which offers educational programmes through open and distance learning platform. The university was instituted in 1985 in the name of Smt. Indira Gandhi who was the first lady prime minister of India. The university has more than thousands of programmes to offer to the eligible candidates from all across the nation. The open learning programmes are at the bachelor, Masters and the doctorate level which candidates can pursue through the universities distance learning centers in different regions of the country. IGNOU’s all academic and financial processes and events are monitored and regulated by the Human resource and development ministry, Government of India.

IGNOU’s School of Social Sciences (SOSS) has been setup to offer various academic programmes in eight disciplines such as History, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Library and Information Science,Public Administration, Economics, Political Science, and Gandhi and Peace Studies. All the programmes offered by the university in different disciplines relate to fundamental subject areas but at the same time include disciplines, in order to expand the image for academic excellence. The School also focuses on the expansion of programmes and the allied courses to bring the socio-economic and political perspectives into the academic frame.

Programmes Offered by IGNOU School of Social Sciences

The School of Social Science (SOSS) of IGNOU offers a number of Social Science programmes at the bachelor, masters and doctorate level. Moreover, the university offers additional programmes like Certificate Programmes, Diploma Programmes, PG and Advance Certificate Programmes in ‘Library and Information Science’ (BLIS), Bachelor of Arts (BA),Certificate in Disaster Management (CDM)

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Certificate in Environmental Studies (CES), Masters in Anthropology, Master of Arts (Sociology) (MSO), Disaster Management, Library Automation and Networking etc. All the courses, programmes in different disciplines have been given in the following table:

S.No. Name of the Academic Standard Name of the Courses
1.         Bachelor’s Degree Programmes Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS)
Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP)
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
2.         Certificate Programmes Certificate in Disaster Management (CDM)
Certificate in Environmental Studies (CES)
3.         Master’s Degree Programmes Masters in Anthropology (MAAN)
Master of Arts (Sociology) (MSO)
MA in Psychology (MAPC)
Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
Master of Arts (Public Administration) (MPA)
Master of Arts in Gandhi and Peace Studies (MA(GPS))
Master of Arts (Political Science) (MPS)
Master of Arts (History) (MAH)
Master of Arts (Economics) (MEC)
4.         PG and Advance Diploma Programmes Post Graduate Diploma in Gandhi and Peace Studies (PGDGPS)
Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management (PGDDM)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PGDLAN)
5.         PG and Advance Certificate Programmes Post Graduate Certificate in Gandhi and Peace Studies (PGCGPS)
6.         M.Phil Programmes Master of Philosophy in Public Administration (MPHILPA)
Master of Philosophy in Political Science (MPHILPS)
Master of Philosophy in Sociology (MPHILSO)
M.Phil in Economics (MPHILEC)
Master of Philosophy in Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies (MPHILGDS)
7.         Doctoral Degree Doctor of Philosophy in Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies (M.Phil/PhD in Gandhian Studies) Integrated (DoPGPS)
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD in Psychology)
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (PhD in Public Admn)
Doctor of Philosophy in History (PhD in History)
Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (PhD in Political Sc)
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (PHDEC)
Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology (PhD in Sociology)
Doctor of Philosophy in Library & Information Science (PhD in Library & Information Sc)

IGNOU SOSS Contacts Details 

Address                          School of Social Sciences,

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

District New Delhi
State  Delhi
Pin Code 110068
Phone number +91-011-29535519
Email [email protected]
Official Website http://www.ignou.ac.in/ignou/aboutignou/school/soss/programmes

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2 thoughts on “IGNOU School of Social Sciences: Admission Courses”

  1. I want to do m.phill with sociology subject. Admission when started in ignou. What is the process for admission. Please help and suggest me.
    Thank you

  2. Entrance test have this mphil courses


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