Indira Gandhi National Open University, Kolkata

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Why Study in Indira Gandhi National Open University

Regional centre of IGNOU at Kolkata was established in the year of 1998 and is located in the fourth floor of Bikash Bhavan, Salt Lake City , Kolkata. This state government building houses some important offices of the Government of West Bengal. The building has all the offices of Ministers of Education and their respective departments. This helps us in maintaining greater interaction with the officials and policy makers on matters of education in the state. The state government provides IGNOU’s office space rent-free. This RC has a Computer Lab where in the theory and practical counsellings for CIC, BCA, MCA, MLIS and PGDLAN programmes are held.

The Regional Centre is approximately 20 kilometres away from the airport and 25 kilometres from the main Howrah Railway Station and 15 Kms from Sealdah Railway station. The Regional centre is well connected by public transport system. This helps many students and prospective learners visit the Regional Centre in person. We receive on an average 200 visitors at the Regional centre on a normal working day and the number goes beyond during the Admissions period.

List of Courses Offered

Master's Degree

  • Master of Arts (Economics) (MEC)
  • Master of Arts (English) (MEG)
  • Master of Arts (Hindi) (MHD)
  • Master of Arts (History) (MAH)
  • Master of Arts (Political Science) (MPS)
  • Master of Arts (Psychology) (MAPC)
  • Master of Arts (Public Administration) (MPA)
  • Master of Arts (Rural Development) (MARD)
  • Master of Arts (Sociology) (MSO)
  • Master of Arts (Tourism Management) (MTM)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Business Administration (Banking & Finance) (MBF)
  • Master of Commerce (MCom)
  • Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)

PG and Advance Diploma

  • PG Diploma in Translation (PGDT)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management (PGDDM)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Operations (PGDIBO)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Adult Education: Participatory Adult Learning, Documentation and Information Networking (PGDAE)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (PGDAC)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Audio Programme Production (PGDAPP)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Distance Education (PGDDE)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in District Health Management (PGDDHM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Education Technology (PGDET)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development (PGDESD)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (PGDFSQM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (PGDGM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management (PGDHHM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication (PGJMC)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PGDLAN)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDIM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Maternal and Child Health (PGDMCH )
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Operations Management (PGDOM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Radio Programme Production (PGDRPP)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Rural Development (PGDRD)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Acupuncture (PGDACP)

PG and Advance Certificate

  • Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management (ACPDM)
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Bangla-Hindi Translation (PGCBHT)
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics (PGCE)

Bachelor's Degree

  • Bachelor of Arts (Tourism Studies) (BTS)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
  • Bachelor of English (BA)
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
  • Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP)
  • BSc (Hons) in Optometry & Ophthalmic Techniques (BSCHOT)
  • BSc Nursing (Post Basic) (BScN(PB))


  • Diploma in Creative Writing in English (DCE)
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (DECE)
  • Diploma in HIV and Family Education (DAFE)
  • Diploma in Management (DIM)
  • Diploma in Meat Technology (DMT)
  • Diploma in Nursing Administration (DNA)
  • Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE)
  • Diploma in Tourism Studies (DTS)
  • Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (DVAPFV)
  • Diploma in Women's Empowerment & Development (DWED)

Disclaimer: The information provided here is best to our knowledge. We do not guarantee the aptness of information. We would recommend to verify the information from Institute’s website as there could be changes from time to time. The above information is for information of students community in large and does not mean that we provide management quota admission in this College.

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