IGNOU School of Translation Studies and Training (SOTST): Courses Offered, Admission process

IGNOU School of Translation Studies and Training (SOTST): In an extremely populated nation like India, it has become quite difficult to avail education for all. The distance education programmes offered by different universities has made it easier to a large extent and now students can pursue different courses from open schools through distance learning. The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is one of the biggest universities in India which offers numerous educational programmes through distance learning. The University is primly located in New Delhi which has its other regional study centres located all across the nation. The university, which was established in 1985, has been named after the first lady prime minister of India Smt. Indira Gandhi. The university is abbreviated as IGNOU and various open schools under its umbrella. The IGNOU School of Translation Studies and Training (SOTST) offers different masters and PG programs in translation studies. All educational activities and financial operations of the university are monitored and controlled by the Human resource and development ministry, Government of India.

Candidates, who want to pursue a programme in translation from the ‘School of Translation Studies’ (SOTST), can apply for admission in the open school.  Candidates can have the details of the Courses Offered, Admission process and Contact Details in this post.

Details of the School of Translation Studies and Training (SOTST)

The ‘School of Translation Studies and Training’(SOTST) was swung into action in 2007 which further became operational in 2009. The School has been setup with intent to offer academic, research and training programmes in the area of translation. Translation is reasonably new discipline of education in India. The programmes offered by the school are both theory and application oriented and the School continuously endeavors to assimilate teaching and learning with research and training in the field of translation.

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  • The areas which School works closely in are the tradition of translation, developing indigenous knowledge, skill upgrading and skill-building in translation among Indian languages.
  • The school also focuses on developing translation pedagogy to link Translation to the communication of Modern knowledge at grass root level.
  • How efficiently the use of technology can be integrated into the field of translation is also the main focus of The School and to do so, it regularly organizes Training programmes in different parts of the country.

Programmes Offered by IGNOU School of Translation Studies and Training (SOTST)

The School of Translation Studies and Training (SOTST) of IGNOU offers several translation programmes at the masters and PG level. The programmes have been given in the following table:

S.No. Name of the Academic Domain Name of the Courses
1.       Master’s Degree MA in Translation Studies (MATS)
2.      PG and Advance Diploma PG Diploma in Translation (PGDT)
3.       PG and Advance Certificate



Post-Graduate Certificate in Bangla-Hindi Translation (PGCBHT)
Post-Graduate Certificate in Malayalam-Hindi Translation (PGCMHT)
4.       M.Phil Master of Philosophy in Translation Studies (MPHILTT)

IGNOU SOTST Contacts Details 

Address                          School of Translation Studies,

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

District New Delhi
State  Delhi
Pin Code 110068
Phone number +91-011-29535519
Email sotst @ignou.ac.in
Official Website


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4 thoughts on “IGNOU School of Translation Studies and Training (SOTST): Courses Offered, Admission process”

  1. When will the exam start in 2020, Jun season ?

  2. When addmission starts for 2020 session??

  3. When admissions will start for 2020 session

  4. Sir/mam please give me the details of hindi translation studies like the no.of years and fee structure.


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