Naureen Gurung, 23 Sep 2019, #IGNOU

IGNOU MCA 2019: The School of Computer and Information Sciences of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) had extended the last date of IGNOU 2019 MCA admission to August 27 for all programmes. Eligible candidates should ensure that they applied for IGNOU MCA 2019 before the deadline. Graduates from any stream with mathematics as one of the subjects during graduation of 10+2 level are eligible to apply for IGNOU MCA 2019. There is no age bar for IGNOU MCA 2019 candidates as per the eligibility criteria. For better understanding, candidates are advised to download and go through the Common Prospectus 2019-2020 thoroughly before applying for IGNOU MCA 2019. The admission process to IGNOU MCA 2019 is conducted twice a year, i.e. in July and January. The duration of course is minimum 3 years, which may extend to 6 years for unavoidable reasons. The IGNOU MCA 2019 follows the semester system approach wherein, the programme has been divided into two semesters per year. The two semesters take place from January to June and July to December, each having a semester-end examination. To know more about IGNOU MCA 2019, read the full article below.

IGNOU MCA 2019: Overview



Conducting body

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

Category of admission


Frequency of admission process

Twice a year

Level of admission

National level

Mode of application


Medium of InstructionEnglish

IGNOU MCA 2019: Important Dates for July session





IGNOU MCA application form 2019 starts

May 14, 2019


IGNOU MCA 2019 application form closes

August 27, 2019 (extended)


IGNOU MCA merit list 2019 releases

Available soon


IGNOU MCA counselling 2019

Available soon

IGNOU MCA 2019 Eligibility Criteria

IGNOU 2019 MCA eligibility criteria provide for the minimum qualifications required by candidates to be fulfilled for the purpose of admission into the course. Thus, the candidates must read the eligibility criteria of IGNOU MCA 2019 to adhere to the requirements for admission. Only those candidates suitable according to IGNOU MCA eligibility criteria 2019 must fill the online application form. Check the table below to know the IGNOU MCA 2019 eligibility criteria:

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IGNOU MCA Eligibility 2019

Minimum qualification

Bachelor’s degree in any stream (3 years duration or above) from a recognized university

Mandatory subjects

Mathematics in 10+2 level or graduation


Candidates who did not have mathematics in either of the aforementioned levels are required to pursue and pass BCS-012 course concurrently with IGNOU MCA

IGNOU MCA Application Form 2019: Prerequisites

While filling the IGNOU MCA 2019 application form, candidates are required to keep certain things ready. There should be no confusion or inconvenience on part of the applicant while filling the IGNOU 2019 MCA application form.


Required Documents



Scanned recent, passport size photograph

Less than 100 KB


Scanned signature

Less than 100 KB


Scanned copy of relevant educational qualification

Less than 100 KB


Scanned copy of Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC

Less than 100 KB


Scanned copy of age proof

Less than 100 KB


Scanned copy of BPL Certificate, if Below Poverty Line

Less than 100 KB


Scanned copy of Experience Certificate (if any)

Less than 100 KB

IGNOU MCA 2019 Application Form

IGNOU MCA 2019 aspirants had to ensure that they registered and submit the IGNOU MCA 2019 application form before the extended last date i.e., August 27, 2019. The online application form of IGNOU MCA 2019 was made available from May 14 onwards. Check the steps given below to know how to fill the IGNOU MCA application form 2019:

  • Registration is the step wherein candidates are required to choose their username and password. The entered credentials are immediately sent to the candidate via email and SMS.

  • Thereafter, candidates are asked to type in more personal, contact and academic details.

  • The last step is to pay the IGNOU MCA fee via online or offline mode.

Fee Structure: The fee structure of IGNOU MCA 2019 has been revised. The table below provides for fee structure for Maths and Non- Maths students:

ParticularsAmount payable
Fee for full IGNOU MCA 2019 programme (July session)
*The fee is to be paid semester wise and is not one time fee
Rs. 64,800
Fee per semester for July 2019 admissionsRs. 10,800
Additional fee payable by Non- Maths students in first semesterRs.1,400

Candidates can pay the above-mentioned fee through various online modes as provided below:

  • Debit/ Credit Card (Master/ Visa/ Rupay)

  • Net banking

  • ATM Card (PNB)

After completion of successful transaction, candidates should preview the completed IGNOU MCA 2019 application form and take a few prints for future reference. Candidates are advised to keep an eye over the official website for any updates on IGNOU MCA 2019.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IGNOU MCA 2019

Question: What is the mode of instruction for IGNOU MCA 2019?


The medium of instruction and study material of IGNOU MCA 2019 will be in English only.

Question: How can international students residing in India apply for IGNOU MCA 2019?


International aspirants have to submit their application forms along with some important documents listed below:

  • Application form (can be obtained either from Regional Centre or IGNOU

  • Valid study visa for the minimum duration of the programme

  • Copy of passport

  • No objection certificate from the concerned Embassy in India

  • Copies of the educational certificates (translated in English if in any other language)

  • Demand draft for the requisite fee payable in equivalent INR favouring IGNOU payable at IGNOU

  • In case of equivalence is not know, an equivalence certificate may be
    obtained from Association of Indian Universities (AIU) office

Question: By when can an MCA student in IGNOU acquire his/ her final degree?


The candidates who complete assignments, practical, theory papers, project and viva are awarded the degree by IGNOU. 

Question: How many times does IGNOU conduct the term-end examination in a year?


The term-end examination of IGNOU MCA is conducted twice a year, i.e. in June for January to June session and in December for July to December session respectively. 

Questions related to IGNOU

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Hello i have doing bca and mca integrated program but my admission is valid upto june 2020 but many of my exams are not cleared because i have not been able to give papers due to some financial issues. Can i extend my admission please let me know ..... thanks

Shivam bhardwaj Student Expert 12th Nov, 2019
Hello Nishant,
Hope you are doing well.
Every course is given with some extra time limit. For example, in case of engineering you have 7 years to complete this 4 year graduation program.
Like this, some extra years are also be given for your program you can ask your college authorities.
Good luck

I want to know something about ignou, like duration, fee, owner etc.

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 11th Nov, 2019

IGNOU stands for Indira Gandhi National Open University.It is a distance learning national university in India which is named after former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi and the university was established in 1985.IGNOU is run by the central government of India.
IGNOU conducts courses in 2 admission cycles July and December.
There are study centers of ignou in most of the cities.Also there are study centers are in colleges which are affiliated with IGNOU.
You can also apply for other courses directly by reporting to the regional centers located nearby.
The are lots of courses offered in field of arts,science and commerce and also diploma courses as well as management courses.
Fees ranges from 1k to 10k and more depending upon the course you will choose to enroll.

I hope this helps.

hi li am a ignou student my study center is Jesus Mary college but theres no class will be taken only u can ask doubt so i want attend the class like Saturday and Sunday plz anyone can tell me wheres the class will be running on for ba arts

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 8th Nov, 2019
if there are no classes running in your college or institute and you want to attend some classes so still there is an another option for you can take private tuition from anyone who is pursuing in the final year or have done his or her BA degree or the teacher who is teaching for BA art students it will definitely help you.
Best of luck.

How to get a PhD from IGNOU? Is it valid?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 4th Nov, 2019


ignou stands for indira gandhi national open university. it is a reconized university in india and phd degree from ignou is valid. admission process is you need to apply online. a entrance exam will be held by the university which is similar to ugc net or csir net exam type. ignou offers phd course in following subjects.

biochemistry, chemistry, commerce, english, fine arts, gender and development studies, environmental science, geology, journalism and mass communication, music, rural science, woman studies, statistics, social work.


can I get job in infosys after completing m.tech from ipu but Ive already done BCA and MCA from IGNOU please reply

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 3rd Nov, 2019
You can apply for openings for BCA and MCA qualifications. You can't apply for Mtech as you haven't done BTech. With out graduation in BTech you can't do Mtech.
In other side, Infosys hired MCA students every year so just apply for off campus and pass all the rounds and get a job.
They basically have two rounds. 1st one is written and other one is interview. Two level selection and with  some time practice you can crack it.
Hope it helps you!
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