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IGNOU offers various language courses through both Regular and Distance Education mode. Being the world’s largest university, IGNOU offers many courses and the language course at IGNOU is one of them. There are 21 Schools of Studies offering various courses at IGNOU university and the School of Foreign Languages is one of them. It was established in 2007 to offer innovative and cost-effective language courses.

As there is a good network of IGNOU Regional centers where the distance education classes are held, a Language course from IGNOU is an ideal option. Here we have compiled an exhaustive list of all the language courses offered by IGNOU university at various levels of study and also it gives a better career scope in foreign languages. You can read the article given below for details on course duration, fees, eligibility and admission process.

 

Various Language Courses Offered by IGNOU

Let us see the various language courses by IGNOU at different academic levels

 

IGNOU Ph.D. level Language courses

The Doctoral Studies Programme is conducted in English, Hindi, French and Arabic languages. All Ph.D. courses from IGNOU are through Regular Mode. The Ph.D. in English and Hindi is aimed at training professionals and teachers in the skill and competencies related to the systematic investigation of various issues and problems in their area of study. Ph.D. in French aims at specialization in French & Francophone literature and cultures. Special emphasis has been laid on studies of linguistic aspects and on evolving didactics for ODL mode of teaching foreign languages (French).

The Doctoral Programme in Arabic is aimed at developing a critical understanding of Arabic Language, Literature, and Culture.

Scholars are likely to contribute to the modern teaching methods for Arabic, the contribution of Indians to the Arabic world of knowledge and a deeper understanding of the Arab world with an emphasis on Language, Literature, and Culture.

Now have a look at the Courses, eligibility criteria, course duration and fee for Ph.D. courses in languages by IGNOU.

IGNOU Ph.D. Courses

Doctoral Degree Programs (Ph.D.)

Course

Eligibility

Duration

Fees

Ph.D. in French
(PHDFL)

Age - a minimum of 18 years

Masters in any discipline with a good knowledge of French.

Candidate with M Phil or relevant 5 years of teaching experience. (No Maximum age limit)

3 - 6 years

Rs. 16,800

Ph.D. in Arabic
(PHDAL)

Age - a minimum of 18 years

An M.Phil. degree holder.

A Postgraduate degree in Arabic with a minimum of 55% marks.

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

3 - 6 years

Rs. 16,800

Ph.D in English
(PHDENG)

A master’s degree from a University recognized by UGC with at least 55% marks.

Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

3 - 6 years

Rs. 16,800

Ph. D in Hindi
(PHDHIN)

Age - minimum 18 years

The candidate who has completed M Phil degree and a Postgraduate degree in any stream with a minimum of 55% marks.

The candidate who has completed a Master’s degree in any stream with 55% of marks.

3 - 6 years

Rs. 16,800

 

IGNOU Masters Degree Courses

IGNOU Conducts MA Degree programs in two languages - Hindi and English. Both these are through Distance Education mode. The aim of MA English Distance mode is to provide learners with a sound base in language as well as exposure to a wide range of literature, with options for specialization in a particular area.

The learners are expected to develop confidence in their critical and analytical abilities. This 64-credit program has a two-tier structure: five compulsory core courses and three optional courses. Each course is worth 8 credits. MEG-01 - MEG-04 are offered in the first year, MEG-05 and optional courses are offered in the second year.
The MA Hindi program exposes learners to a wide range of Hindi literature. It consists of courses worth 64 credits. The program can be completed in a minimum period of two years and a maximum period of five years.

The course duration, eligibility and fee for MA programs in Languages by IGNOU is as follows-

Masters Degree Programs (M.A.)

Course

Eligibility

Duration

Fees

MA English (MEG)

Bachelor’s degree or a higher degree from a recognized university.

2 - 5 Years

12,000 (full program) to be paid in 2 years.
Ist year - 6000 + 200 (Registration fee)
2nd year - 6000

MA Hindi (MHD)

Bachelor’s degree or a higher degree from a recognized university.

2 - 5 Years

12,000 (full program) to be paid in 2 years.
Ist year - 6000 + 200 (Registration fee)
2nd year - 6000

 

Bachelor Degree Courses

IGNOU provides BA in English, Hindi, Urdu, and Sanskrit through distance mode.  To earn a Bachelor’s Degree, a learner has to complete 132 credits in six semesters. It has the following objectives:
1. Introduce the learners to the main themes and topics of disciplines in humanities, social sciences, and sciences,
2. Provide the learners with the information and skills necessary to understand and analyze their world,
3. Enable the learners to work towards ability and skill enhancement through exposure to appropriate courses.
4. Impart reading and writing skills through assignments and exercises of such kind at an undergraduate level.
5. Expose the learner to the importance of interdisciplinarity.
You can find course details, eligibility, duration and fees for the BA Courses in languages offered by IGNOU-

 

Bachelors Degree Programs (B.A.)

Course

Eligibility

Duration

Fees

BA English

10+2 or any equivalent OR
BPP from IGNOU.

3 - 6 years

Rs.8100 with an extra fee of Rs.200 to be paid in the first year as registration fees.

BA Hindi

10+2 or any equivalent OR
BPP from IGNOU.

3 - 6 years

Rs.8100 with an extra fee of Rs.200 to be paid in the first year as registration fees.

BA Urdu

10+2 or any equivalent OR
BPP from IGNOU.

3 - 6 years

Rs.8100 with an extra fee of Rs.200 to be paid in the first year as registration fees.

BA Sanskrit

10+2 or any equivalent OR
BPP from IGNOU.

3 - 6 years

Rs.8100 with an extra fee of Rs.200 to be paid in the first year as registration fees.

 

IGNOU Diploma Courses

The School of Humanities, IGNOU imparts a Diploma in Urdu and Diploma in Creative Writing in English through Distance mode. The School of Foreign Languages, IGNOU offers Diploma in Teaching German as a Foreign Language. This is also through Distance education mode.

The Diploma Programme in Creative Writing in English provides understanding, skills and professional knowledge about the art of writing and develops the creative ability of those interested in a professional career as a freelance writer. The curriculum is structured to impart instruction in progressive stages so as to ensure that a learner can assimilate information about a writer’s art and develops his/her creative ability. This Programme includes training in imaginative writing skills in relation to feature articles (women’s issues, book reviews, etc), writing short stories, scripts for TV/Radio, and writing poetry.
The Diploma in Creative Writing in English comprises two compulsory and four elective courses. Each course is of four credits.
The aim of this Programme is to enable/ acquire understanding of the Urdu language and Literature beyond Certificate level. It also covers the knowledge of the art of creative writing, technique of translation and editing and publishing etc.
The Programme comprises five courses: two compulsory and three elective. It's objectives are also to provide a historical background of Urdu language and literature and comprehension capability of Urdu prose and poetry.
The Diploma in Teaching of German as a foreign language is the first of its kind through distance mode with an active practical component of classroom teaching. This program is aimed at meeting the needs of professional German language teachers.

This program was developed in collaboration with Goethe Institute / Max Muller Bhavan, University of Vienna and IGNOU and aims to train teachers professionally by enhancing higher language learning competencies. It will become a model for teacher training in other European Languages.
Here is the course details, eligibility criteria, course duration and fee for Diploma courses in languages offered by IGNOU-

Diploma Programs

Course

Eligibility

Duration

Fees

Diploma in Creative Writing in English (DCE)

The candidate should be a minimum of 20 years of age.

The candidate who are 10+2 pass OR
Anyone without 10+2 but 20 years old and above.

1 - 4 years

Rs.3800 with Rs.200 extra as registration fee.

Diploma in Urdu (DUL)

10th pass with Urdu as one of the subjects OR

Certificate in the Urdu language from IGNOU

1 - 3 years

Rs.1600 with an extra Rs.200 as a registration fee.

Diploma in Teaching German as a Foreign Language (DTG)

Any candidate with a BA degree, German knowledge of B1 and/or any equivalent language proficiency.

Any candidate who is willing to teach German as a Foreign Language at Indian Secondary Schools.

1 - 4 years

Rs 7000

 

IGNOU Certificate Courses

IGNOU provides Certificate courses in various languages, all through Distance Education mode. One can opt for a Certificate Programme in Functional English to enhance the English proficiency and communicate with confidence and fluency. There is a Certificate in Teaching of English as a Second Language which will enhance the teachers understanding of learners, the learning process, the nature and structure of language, and the teaching of it in terms of new and more effective methodologies of classroom management, material selection, and evaluation.

The certificate course in the Urdu language is meant for Urdu and Hindi speakers who want to learn how to read, write and correctly speak Urdu. The focus is on all the four skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. There are certificate courses in Foreign languages also, namely, Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Persian, Korean and Japanese.
Here are details on Eligibility criteria, course duration, fee for the certificate courses in Languages at IGNOU-

IGNOU Certificate Courses

Course

Eligibility

Duration

Fees

Certificate Programme in Functional English (CFE)

10+2 with a minimum of 6 years of English at the school level.

6 months - 2 years

Rs.4000 along with a registration fee of Rs. 200.
There is no minimum or maximum age limit to pursue this course.

Certificate in Teaching of English as a Second Language (CTE)

2 years PTT, ETT, or 10+2 with 2 years of teaching OR

Graduate OR

3 years of BELED.

6 months - 2 years

Rs.2400 with a registration fee of Rs.200.
There is no minimum or maximum age limit to pursue this course.

Certificate in the Urdu Language (CUL)

Knowledge of Hindi and Urdu at the primary level.

6 months - 2 years

Rs 1200. There is no minimum or maximum age limit to pursue this course.

Certificate in German Language (CGL)

Any adult who has completed 10+2.

The candidate should be 18 years and above.

6 months - 2 years

Rs.2500 with an extra Rs.200 as registration fees. There is no maximum age limit to do this course

Certificate in Spanish Language and Culture (CSLC)

Any adult who has completed 10+2.

The candidate should be 18 years and above.

6 months - 2 years

Rs.2500 with an extra Rs.200 as registration fees. There is no maximum age limit to do this course

Certificate in Russian Language (CRUL)

candidate should have attained 18 years of age.

6 months - 2 years

Rs. 2500.
There is no maximum age limit

Certificate in Arabic Language (CAL)

Any adult who has completed 10+2.

The candidate should be 18 years and above.

6 months - 2 years

Rs.1200

Certificate in French Language (CFL)

Any adult who has completed 10+2.

The candidate should be 18 years and above.

6 months

Rs.4800

Certificate in the Persian Language (CPEL)

Any adult who has completed 10+2.

The candidate should be 18 years and above.

6 months - 2 years

Rs.1800 with extra Rs.200 as registration fee

Certificate in Korean Language and Culture (CKLC)

Any adult who has completed 10+2.

The candidate should be 18 years and above.

 

Rs.2500.

 

IGNOU Admission Process

Admission to certificate programs in language courses by IGNOU are offered in both the January and July cycles. In order to enroll for all the programs offered by IGNOU, the candidate has to visit the official website of IGNOU and fill the application form of the course which has to be pursued. All the required fields should be filled correctly and at the end after paying the fees, the registration is completed. For filling the form offline, the candidate should download the form from the official website of the university and then fill the post and post it to the University’s official mailing address.

For doing Ph.D., the candidate needs to clear an entrance exam conducted by IGNOU at the National level. Then only a candidate is allowed to do a Ph.D. from IGNOU. After clearing the exam, the candidate can fill the form online or offline.

 

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