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Updated on 19 Mar, 2019


1. What are the programmes on offer and what is the fee structure?
The programmes being offered by the School of Agriculture are as follows:
l. No.
Programmes on Offer
Post Graduate Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (PGDFSQM)
Rs 14,400
Post Graduate Diploma in Plantation Management (PGDPM)
Rs. 6,600
Post Graduate Certificate in Agriculture Policy (PGCAP)
Rs. 3,600
Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (DVAPFV)
Rs. 14,400
Diploma in Dairy Technology (DDT)
Rs. 14,400
Diploma in Meat Technology (DMT)
Rs. 14,400
Diploma in Production of Value Added Products from Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds (DPVCPO)
Rs. 13,200
Diploma in Watershed Management (DWM)
Rs. 12,000
Diploma in Fish Products Technology (DFPT)
Rs. 10,800
Certificate in Organic Farming (COF) 
Rs. 4,800
Certificate in Sericulture (CIS)
Rs. 4,200
Certificate in Poultry Farming (CPF)
Rs. 3,600
Certificate in Water Harvesting and Management (CWHM)
Rs. 2,400
Certificate in Beekeeping (CIB)
Rs. 1,400
2. What are the duration of the programmes?
Type of Programme
All Certificatesand PG Certificates
Six months
Two years
All Diplomas and PG Diplomas
One year
Four years
3. When are the School of Agriculture programmes being offered?
  • All certificate and PG Certificate programmes of School of Agriculture are offered twice in a year i.e. January and July sessions
  • All Diploma and PG Diploma programmes of School of Agriculture are offered only once in a year i.e.July session only
4. Whether I can take admission at any time of the year?
IGNOU is having 'Walk-in admission' process wherein, candidates who are desirous of taking admission to any of the programmes are required to approach the concerned Regional Director at any time during office hours. The admission for these programmes will remain open round the year. However, according to the admission schedule the candidates will be candidates will be allotted to the respective sessions. For example, if a learner submits the application form after the last date of admission for a particular session, his/her application would be considered in the next academic session.
5. How to enroll for School of Agriculture Programme?
Interested learners can enroll for School of Agriculture programmes using the Common Prospectus and Application Form of IGNOU for all the programmes of School of Agriculture except for Ph.D. programme. 
6. Where can I get the application Forms?
The Common Prospectus can be obtained from the IGNOU Headquarters, MaidanGarhi, New Delhi-110068 and from all the Regional Centres and Study Centres of IGNOU. The details of the regional centre are given in the prospectus and can be accessed at http://www.ignou.ac.in/ignou/aboutignou/regional/website.
7. When is the last date for taking admission?
The tentative last date for submission of filled in application along with the programme fee for January and July sessions are as follows:
Without late fee
With late fee of Rs. 300
30th November
15th December
31st May
15th June
However, these are tentative dates only for your guidance and hence, you are requested to go through the IGNOU website (www.ignou.ac.in) to know the exact last date for submission of application form for that particular session. 
8. What will happen when I submit the application form after the due dates?
The filled in forms submitted at concerned Regional Centres beyond the last dates for each session shall be treated/considered in the next session.
9. Whom should I submit the filled application form along with the prescribed fee?
The filled in application form along with the prescribed programme fee should only be submitted to the concerned Regional Centre. The details of Regional Centre can be obtained from http://www.ignou.ac.in/ignou/aboutignou/regional/website link.
10. How I should submit the programme fee?
The programme fee should be submitted in the form of Demand Draft or credit card or Cash challan. All Demand Drafts must be drawn in favour of IGNOU payable at the city of the Regional Centre.
If payment mode is Bank Draft/Cash Challan, then at the back of Demand Draft/Challan Copy please fill the following details: 
(i) Your name 
(ii) Auto generated Control Number given by IGNOU 
(iii) Programme applied
However, you should add the cost of common prospectus in addition to the above if you use the downloaded application form. For further details, kindly go through the instructions thoroughly before submitting the form.

11. Whether I can apply online?
Yes. You can apply for any of the School of Agriculture Programmes throughOnline admission link: https://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/.
12. Whether I can take simultaneous admission in two programmes of IGNOU?
Students who are already enrolled in a programme of one year or longer duration can also simultaneously register themselves for any certificate programme of 6 months duration. However, if there is any clash of dates of counselling or examination schedule of the two programmes taken, University will not be in a position to make adjustment.
13. If I have not completed the programme in stipulated time (maximum duration), what should I do?
Students who are not able to clear their programme within the maximum duration allowed, can take re-admission for additional time. The student has to make payment per course on pro-rate basis. The details of pro-rate fee and the Re-admission Form is available at the Regional Centres for the courses which they have not been able to complete.
14. Where counselling sessions are held?
The theory and practical counselling are held at the Study Centre/Programme Study Centre (PSCs) distributed throughout the country. The study centre varies from programme to programme.
15. Is it compulsory to attend the counselling sessions?
It is compulsory to attend the practical counselling sessions at PSCs for all School of Agriculture programme with practical component. A minimum of 75% attendance is essential to appear for the exams.

16. To whom I should submit my assignments?
Assignments should be submitted at the Programme Study Centre allotted to you.

17. When is the Term End Examinations (TEE) held?
TEE are held twice in a year i.e. June and December

18. Where are TEEs held?
TEEs are held at the IGNOU notified examination centre located throughout the country.

19. Whom should I contact to clarify my doubts regarding the programmes?
Phone No.
Email id
Prof. M.K. Salooja
Prof. S.K. Yadav
Dr. Praveen Kumar Jain
Dr. P. Vijayakumar
Dr. Mita Sinhamahapatra
Dr. Mukesh Kumar
The rules and regulations mentioned in the Common Prospectus and Application Form of IGNOU is final. Kindly read the common prospectus thoroughly before applying.