IGNOU B.Sc Course 2018 – Fee, Exam Date and Syllabus

Checkout the details regarding IGNOU B.Sc Course 2017 – Exam Date, Syllabus and Fee. If you are searching for IGNOU distance BSc course details 2017, then you are at right place. Here we are providing the detailed information about distance BSc programme in IGNOU. The Indira Gandhi National Open University offers admission to its distance learning Bachelor Degree Programme of Science (B.Sc) in both January and July academic sessions. The Course provided by IGNOU is designed in such a way that students can gain not only theoretical knowledge but practical experience too, as the B.Sc Course syllabus includes few practical sessions. The IGNOU University offering 3 years B.Sc degree through distance education in India.

In this article, we have included the updated B.Sc Syllabus approved by IGNOU for the year 2017.  Find out the Bsc course details, Exam Date, fees structure, eligibility criteria etc details below.

IGNOU B.Sc Course Details – Exam Date, Fee, Syllabus & Structure

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is a distance learning national university in India, announces Admissions to its Distance Education Academic Programmes for the Academic Cycle commencing from January 2017

IGNOU announces Admission to Bachelor’s Degree Programmes for the Academic commencing from January 2017 and July 2017.

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Admissions open for July-2017 Session
Note : Last date for Fresh Admission without Late Fee is : 30th-June-2017

B.Sc Degree from IGNOU Universiy – Distance Education

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Programme Details – About B.Sc Course

For January and July admission cycle each year, the university invited applications from eligible students for online admission to bachelor degree course, their name is Bachelor’s Degree Programmes – BDP (B.A/B.Com/B.Sc). The short form of Bachelor’s Degree Programmes is BDP. All these disciplines comes under the School of Sciences(SOS),  School of Social Sciences(SOSS), School of Management Studies(SOMS) respectively. Students who wants to take online admission in bdp discipline can take in any one of admission cycle.

Students who have completed BDP (Bachelor’s Degree Programmes) degree can apply to take admission to higher master degree. It is offered in both January & July cycle of admissions. To get BDP degree, the students needs to passed all subjects in 3 years (minimum) and 6 years(maximum). The BDP is a 3-year degree discipline. The University offers Bachelor’s Degree Programme leading to Bachelor’s Degree in the following fields :

  • B.A (Bachelor of Arts),
  • B.Com (Bachelor of Commerce),
  • B.Sc (Bachelor’s Degree in Science).

The other details about the BDP programme are as follows :

IGNOU BDP (BA/ B.Sc/ B.Com) Online Admission :

Every year, huge no. of students take admission in BDP (BA/ B.Sc/ B.Com) degree in the university through distance online or offline admission mode. The candidates can fill up IGNOU BDP Online Admission Form in both academic cycles. The university published the admission notification of BDP (Bachelor’s Degree Programmes) discipline in the newspaper or IGNOU official website www.ignou.ac.in in the April-May month for July session and in Oct-Nov month for January session. The students can check last date of admission, admission form and prospectus etc of BDP by visiting university online portal ignou.ac.in. Eligible candidates can take admission in via two modes of admission i.e. Online or Offline.

For online mode, candidates need to visit the IGNOU Online Admission website at : https://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in.

For offline mode, students needs to visit nearest IGNOU Regional Centre with all required documents. The Online Admission to (1) BTS (2) B.A (3) B.Com and (4) BSW Programmes is through two streams :

 1) Non-formal: The non-formal stream is for those students who have not passed 10+2 or its equivalent examination. They have to pass Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme of IGNOU to qualify for admission to B.A, BTS, B.Com & BSW.
2) Formal : Formal stream of admission is 10+2 or its equivalent examination.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates should be For B.A – 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU, For B.Com – 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU, For B.Sc – 10+2 with science subjects or its equivalent qualification.

Medium of Instruction : Both medium i.e English and Hindi

B.sc Course Duration

To complete BDP (B.A/B.Sc/B.Com) degree, the university provides duration of minimum 3 years and maximum      6 years to students. Interested candidates can take online admission in both admission cycle i.e January and July.

B.sc Fee Structure in IGNOU

In IGNOU, for B.Sc, for full programme, the total fee structure is Rs. 10,500/- which is to be paid year wise @ Rs 3,500/- per year.

Eligibility10+2 with science subjects or its equivalent qualification.
Medium of InstructionEnglish & Hindi
DurationMinimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.
Fee StructureRs. 10,500/- for full programme to be paid year wise @ Rs.3,500/- per year.
Admission Starts fromJanuary and July of every year
Admissions Last DateFor January Admissions – 31st December

For July Admissions – 30th June

IGNOU BDP (BA/ B.Sc/ B.Com) Prospectus

The candidates can get the hard copy of IGNOU BDP Prospectus 2016-17 by visiting their nearest IGNOU Regional Centers by paying the small fee of Rs.200/- or can also get via post by making a DD(Demand Draft) of Rs 250/- in favour of IGNOU, New Delhi to the following address:

Registrar, Student Registration Division, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi, 110068 .

The Common IGNOU BDP (BA/ B.Sc/ B.Com) prospectus consists the complete detail about the BDP discipline.

IGNOU BDP (BA/ B.Sc/ B.Com) Courses & Syllabus Details

The University offers Bachelor’s Degree Programme leading to Bachelor’s in Science (B.Sc). The University follows the credit system. One credit is equal to 30 hours of learner’s study time. To earn Bachelor’s Degree  in Science, a learner has to earn 96 credits in minimum three years with 32 credits per year. For earning 96 credits, a student has to opt for courses from three categories.

(1) Foundation Course

(2) Elective Courses and

(3) Application-Oriented Courses as  per the following table:

ProgrammeFoundation CoursesElective CoursesApplication Oriented Courses
BSC24 Credits56 Credits or 64 Credits from Chemistry, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Physics (At least 25% of the total credits in Physics, Chemistry & Life Science have to be obtained from Laboratory Courses)16 or 8 Credits

 

In addition to these courses, all B.Sc students have to study an awareness course on environment entitled -‘An Introduction to the Environment’ (NEV1). The course aims to improve the understanding and enrich knowledge about the prevalent environmental concerns and issues; and management of various environmental problems. There will be no examination for this course.

In order to complete the B.Sc. degree within the minimum period of three years, you are allowed to take courses worth 32 credits in each year. Elective courses worth a minimum of 8 credits and a maximum of 48 credits in any one of the four Science disciplines can be opted. You can choose 56 or 64 credits of elective courses from a minimum of two Science disciplines and a maximum of four Science disciplines. Of the total credits opted in elective courses in Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences disciplines, at least 25% must be from the laboratory courses. The year wise scheme of study is shown in the following table.

Note : We strongly recommend that you opt for mathematics electives, only if you have studied mathematics at 10 + 2.

FOUNDATION COURSES

[Compulsory 24 Credits (1st year 16 credits, IInd year 8 credits)]
Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
Compulsory Courses
BSHF 101Foundation Course in Humanities & Social Sciences8
FST 1Foundation Course in Science & Technology8
FEG 1Foundation Course in English-1Choose any one4
FHD 2Foundation Course in Hindi-2
4
Optional Courses (Choose any one)
FAS 1Assamese4
FBG 1Bengali4
FEG 2English4
FGT 1Gujarati4
BHDF 101Hindi4
FKD 1Kannada4
FML 1Malayalam4
FMT 1Marathi4
FOR 1Oriya4
FPB 1Punjabi4
FTM 1Tamil4
FTG 1Telugu4
FUD 1Urdu4
BSKF 1Sanskrit4
BBHF 1Bhojpuri4
BMAF 1Maithilee4
Total Credits of Foundation Course24

ELECTIVE COURSES

Mathematics
MTE 1Calculus

4

MTE 4Elementary AlgebraTo be taken together

2

MTE 5 Analytical Geometry

2

MTE 2Linear Algebra

4

MTE 6Abstract Algebra

4

MTE 7Advanced Calculus

4

MTE 8Differential Equations

4

MTE 9Real Analysis

4

MTE 10Numerical Analysis

4

MTE 11Probability and Statistics

4

MTE 12Linear Programming

4

MTE 13Discrete Mathematics

4

MTE 14Mathematical Modeling

4

Physics
BPHE 101Elementary MechanicsTo be taken together

2

BPHE 102 Oscillations and Waves

2

BPHL 103Physics Laboratory-I

4

PHE 4Mathematical Methods in Physics-ITo be taken together

2

PHE 5Mathematical Methods in Physics-II

2

PHE 6Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

4

PHE 7Electric and Magnetic Phenomena

4

PHE 8LPhysics Laboratory-II

4

PHE 9Optics

4

PHE 10Electrical Circuits and Electronics

4

PHE 11Modern Physics

4

PHE 12LPhysics Labroatory-III

4

PHE 13Physcis of Solids

4

PHE 14Mathematical Methods in Physics-III

4

PHE 15Astronomy and Astrophysics

4

PHE 16Communication Physics

4

Chemistry
CHE 1Atoms and MoleculesTo be taken together

2

CHE 3LChemistry Laboratory-I

2

CHE 2Inorganic Chemistry

4

CHE 4Physical Chemistry

4

CHE 5Organic Chemistry

4

CHE 6Organic Reaction Mechanism

4

CHE 7LChemistry Laboratory-IITo be taken together

2

CHE 8LChemistry Laboratory-III

2

CHE 9Biochemistry

4

CHE 10Spectroscopy

4

CHE 11LChemistry Laboratory-IV

4

CHE 12LChemistry Laboratory-V

4

MTE 3Mathematical Methods

4

Life Science
LSE 1Cell Biology

4

LSE 2Ecology

4

LSE 3Genetics

4

LSE 4LLaboratory Course-I

4

LSE 5Physiology

4

LSE 6Developmental Biology

4

LSE 7Taxonomy and Evolution

4

LSE 8LLaboratory Course-II

4

LSE 9Animal Diversity-I 

To be taken together

 

 

6

LSE 10Animal Diversity-II

6

LSE 11LAnimal Diversity Laboratory

4

LSE 12Plant Diversity-ITo be taken together

 

 

6

LSE 13Plant Diversity-II

6

LSE 14LPlant Diversity Laboratory

4

Note:

MTE1 is a pre-requisite for MTE7 to MTE10.
MTE7 is a pre-requisite for MTE11.
MTE7 is a co-requisite for MTE8.
MTE8 is a pre-requisite for MTE14.
CHE 1 is a pre-requisite for CHE4, CHE 5 and CHE10.
CHE1 is a co-requisite for CHE2 CHE2 is a pre-requiste for CHE10.
CHE 5 is a co-requisite for CHE6 and pre-requisite for CHE9 & CHE10
BPHE-101, PHE4 and PHE5 are pre-requisite for PHE11
PHE7 is a pre-requisite for PHE16
PHE10 is a co-requisite for PHE16
PHE4 and PHE5 are pre-requisite for PHE14
PHE11 is pre-requisite for PHE13

If you opt for LSE9, LSE10 and LSE11L, you cannot opt for LSE12, LSE13 and LSE14L, and vice-versa. Since the Chemistry courses of IGNOU include quantitative techniques, we suggest that you take MTE 3, if you haven’t studied Mathematics up to the +2 level. It will help you to cope better with these courses. However, if you plan to take any other Mathematics electives (MTE 1,2,4 to 14), you are not permitted to take MTE 3.

Mathematics elective courses are offered to BA/B.Com students as well. However, these courses should not be opted by students coming to BA/B.Com through BPP. It is strongly recommended that only those students who have studied Mathematics as a subject at 10+2 level should opt for the Mathematics electives.

Co-requisite and pre-requisite course combinations are advised to enable you to complete the related courses easily. Otherwise, it is not a compulsory directive. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you opt for these courses as advised.

IGNOU will try to make every effort to conduct Laboratory Courses in the programme at the Study Centre chosen by you. But in case of any difficulty, you may be advised to attend the Laboratory Courses at some other Study Centre. You should be prepared for such a situation.

 Application-Oriented Courses

The third component of the Bachelor’s Degree programme comprises Application Oriented Courses. These courses are developed to equip you in some areas of your choice, which requires applications of skills. You must select at least 8 credits worth of courses from this group. You are allowed to select a maximum of 16 credits from this group.

If you have opted for a total of 64 credits in elective courses, you should take only 8 credits under Application Oriented Courses. Alternatively, if you have taken only 56 credits in elective courses, you are allowed to take 16 credits in Application Oriented Courses.The detailed list of the Application Oriented Courses currently available is given below.

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
AFW(E)Feature Writing (English)

4

OR

BHDA 101Samachar par aur fitchar lekhan (HINDI)

4

AWR(E)Writing for Radio (English)

4

OR

BRPA 101Radio Lekhan (Hindi)

4

ATR 1Translation(English)

8

ACC 1Organizing Child Care Services

8

ANC 1Nutrition for the Community

8

AHE 1**Human Environment (6 Credits Theory + 2 Credits Project)

8

AMK 1*Marketing

4

AED 1*Export Procedure and Documentation

4

AOM 1*Office Organization and Management

4

ASP 1*Secretarial Practice

4

AMT 1**Teaching of Primary School Mathematics (6 Credit Theory + 2 Credit Project)

8

ACS 1Consumer Studies

8

CTE 3Teaching Strategies

4

CTE 4Teaching English-Elementary

4

OR

CTE 5Teaching English-Secondary School (With CTE 3 take anyone either CTE 4 or CTE 5)

4

AST 1***Statistical Techniques

4

AOR 1Operational Research

4

+AEC 1*Environmental Chemistry (6 Credit Theory + 2 Credit Project)

8

APM 1*Integrated Pest Management

8

BCOA 1Business Communication and Enterpreneurship (English Medium only)

4

*Commerce based Application-oriented Courses. However, students are free to choose any Application-oriented Course(s) of their choice. Among 4 credit Application Oriented Courses, they have to choose at least two 4 credit courses to make up 8 credits in total.

** All these courses have a theory component of 6 credits and a project/Lab component of 2 credits. The project is to be submitted in SED at IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068.

*** +2 level of mathematics is a pre-requisite.

+ CHE1, CHE 2 and CHE 3(L) are pre-requisite for this course. This course is only for those who have studied Chemistry up to 10+2 level.

Students are free to choose any Application Oriented Course from the list given above subject to fulfilment of prerequisites. However, they have to opt at least two 4 credit courses to make up 8 credits in total.

SCHEME OF STUDY

In order to enable you to complete Bachelor of Science Programme within the minimum period of three years, you are allowed to take courses worth 32 credits in each year.

  • In the first year of study, you should take the prescribed credits in Foundation Courses (BSHF 101, FEG 1 or FHD 2 and FEG 2 or any one of MILs or FST 1), and the remaining credits in Elective Courses.
  • In the second year you should take the remaining credits of Foundation Course and Elective Courses.
  • In the third year you should take 16 or 24 credits in Elective Courses and 16 or 8 credits in Application Oriented Courses.

In order to complete the B.Sc. degree within the minimum period of three years, you are allowed to take courses worth 32 credits in each year. Elective courses worth a minimum of 8 credits and a maximum of 48 credits in any one of the four Science disciplines can be opted. You can choose 56 or 64 credits of elective courses from a minimum of two Science disciplines and a maximum of four Science disciplines. Of the total credits opted in elective courses in Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences disciplines, at least 25% must be from the laboratory courses. The year wise scheme of study is shown in the following table. Note : We strongly recommend that you opt for mathematics electives, only if you have studied mathematics at 10 + 2 level.

Year of

Study

    Foundation Courses Elective CoursesApplication Oriented Courses Total  Credits
I Year16 Credits as under16 credits32 credits
i) FST 1 8 Credits

ii) FEG 1 Or FHD 2

4 Credits

iii) FEG 2 or BHDF 101

4 Credits

Or any one of MILs

BPHE 101, BPHE 102

BPHL 103, PHE 4,5,6

CHE 1,2,3(L),5,7(L),8(L) LSE 1,2,3,4(L)

MTE 1,2,4,5,6

II Year8 Credits24 Credits32 Credits
BSHF 101BPHE 101, BPHE 102, BPHL 103, PHE 4, 5, 6, 7, 8(L), 9, 10, 15

CHE 1,2,3(L),4,5,6,7(L),8(L),9, 11(L) & MTE 3

LSE 1,2,3,4(L),5,6,7,8(L) & MTE 3

MTE 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

III

Year

24 Credits or 16 Credits8 Credits or 16 Credits32 Credits
BPHE 101, BPHE 102, BPHL 103, PHE 4,5, 6,7,8(L), 9,10,11, 12(L),13,14,15,16

CHE 1,2,3(L),4,5,6,7(L), 8(L),   9, 10, 11(L), 12(L) & MTE 3
LSE 1,2,3,4(L),5,6,7,8(L)9, 10, 11(L), 12,13, 14(L) & MTE 3

MTE 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11, 12, 13, 14

 AOC worth 8 or 16 Credits
Total Credits24 Credits64 Credits or 56 Credits8 Credits or 16 Credits96 Credits

 

As per the above table, in the first year of study, you should take 16 Credits in Foundation Courses (FST 1, FEG 1 or FHD 2 and FEG 2 or BHDF 101 or any one of the MILs) and 16 credits in Elective Courses. In the second year, you should take 8 credits of Foundation Course in Humanities and Social Sciences (BSHF 101) and 24 credits of Elective Courses. In the third year, you can take 24 or 16 credits of electives and 8 or 16 credits of application-oriented courses (together it should be 32 credits).

B.Sc. (Major)

To obtain B.Sc.(Major), the total number of Credits to be taken in elective courses in the respective disciplines is as follows, subject to the condition that you cannot take more than 48 credits in any Discipline:

DisciplineElective CoursesTotal Credits
BotanyLSE 1 to 8(L) and the package* of LSE 12, 13, 14(L)48
ChemistryCHE 1 to CHE 12(L)40
MathematicsMTE 1,2,4 to 9 worth 28 Credits are compulsory. Remaining 12 credits may be opted from MTE 10 to MTE 1440
PhysicsBPHE 101, BPHE 102, BPHL 103, PHE 4 to PHE 1648
ZoologyLSE 1 to 8(L) and the package of LSE 9, 10,11(L)48

 

*Please note that you will not be allowed to opt for any individual course from the package. The courses LSE 9,10 and 11(L) are to be taken together as a package. You will not be allowed to opt for any individual course from the package. Similarly, LSE 12,13 and 14(L) should also be taken as a package. If you opt for LSE 9, LSE 10 and LSE11L, you cannot opt for LSE 12, LSE 13 and LSE 14L, and vice-versa.

B.Sc. (General)

For any combination of Science Electives other than those given above, you will be awarded a B.Sc. (General) degree.

Year of StudyFoundation CoursesElective Courses   Application Oriented    Courses        Total

credits

 I Year16 Credits16 Credits 32 Credits
II Year8 Credits24 Credits –32 Credits
III

Year

     –16 Credits or 24 Credits8 Credits or 16 Credits32 Credits
Total Credits24 Credits64 Credits or 56 Credits8 Credits or 16 Credits96 Credits

 

For both B.Sc.(Major) and B.Sc.(General) degrees, at least 25% of elective Credits in Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences must be earned from laboratory courses.

Prof. S.S. Hasan, [email protected], 011-29572810
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, [email protected]

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30 Comments
  1. Ali says

    Is there any entrance test conducted for Bsc or direct admission on marksheet. Kindly explain Sir.

  2. Suma says

    I requested give time table of first year BSC exams date please sir

  3. Saniya says

    I have done 12th from Nios Bio.ph.chem. can I do Bsc from Ignou Please advice with subject also..

  4. Saniya says

    I M 12th with B.P.C science side .please advice me about Ignou Bsc

  5. sharwan jandu says

    your university B.Sc first year fee and form last date

  6. jitendra nayak says

    Sir plz give me details information about b.sc chem.l-hons study syllabus WTH complsory ,elective,major,minor all catagory subject detalis

  7. Somalia suar says

    Can I apply now bsc.

  8. Palka says

    Please tell me I have done my 12th n I’m taking a class for corresponds Bsc first year so I will do ya nann this college

  9. prahlad ram chouhan says

    Sir please give me details exma practical 2017.2018 bsc

  10. chandu says

    please give details of admission producre

  11. Shweta Tripathi says

    My admission for bsc first year is in July 2017 but till yet I didn’t get any date sheets of examination from ignou but got all book so may I know when will I have my first year exam for bsc?

  12. Sreha.k says

    Can it apply now

  13. Sreha.k says

    Please give me the date of admission

  14. Ashish says

    Bsc programming k lye bhi practicals courses lena must h kya aur agar must h to at least kitne credit lene honge in practicals .what does 25% of elective courses mean???

  15. sanjeev kumar says

    I have taken mte1, mte2, phe4, phe5, che2, and another subject that are compulsory in ignou, I want your suggestion that what should I take in 2nd year

  16. Rajesh Kumar Yadav says

    Sir Ignu se BSc Maths (Major) krna h to Physics and Chemistry ke Practical Subject Lena padega Kya?
    Jese ki maine 48 Credits Maths, 24 Credits Foundation course and 16 Credits Application Oriented ke le liye. to total 88 Credits huye lekin 96 Credits pure karne h to baki ke 8 Credits subject Kya Lu? yani Physics and Chemistry me se Lena h to Non Practical Subject le Sakta hu Kya? Please Puri jankari bataye.

  17. BHAGYA says

    Can I apply for Bsc

  18. Neha says

    Sir can I do BSC life sciences from commerce stream but I have a diploma of mlt. Can I do BSC from diploma of mlt basis.

  19. Shubham says

    Sir admission in bsc last date admission ki kb hai

  20. OBAID says

    I’m adiploma holder of Mlt course and I want to do bsc mlt so what should I have to do for it

  21. Annie says

    How to apply for and get admission in B.S.C I want to know more I am still confused in what wrote in online

  22. Deepa says

    Your last dateform fill for bsc honours in biology

  23. Neeraj Kumar says

    I am diploma holder in Mechanical Engineering from Aryabhatt Polytechnic, seeking BSc course in IGNOu, May i take admission in BSc.

  24. devansh sharma says

    I had done 12th with Physics, chemistry, Maths. Now i want to do BSc through ignou. I cannot understand the credit systems and what to choose in 1st year and 2nd year and 3rd year. where i can attend the classes? When will i take admission the date of admission is not clear Please tell me the date of admission in 2018-19 academic session

  25. Rahul says

    Sir kya mein zoology,botany aur chemistry ko leke bsc kr skta hu

  26. Drakhsha says

    I had done 12th with physics chemistry and math. now I want to do BSC in math honours through ignou I can’t understand the credit system and what to choose subject filling admission form for 1st, 2nd and 3rd yr…….plz rply this msg

  27. Gaurav says

    i failed in physics in 12th but passed due to additional subject am i eligible for bsc

  28. Amir Azam says

    Sir kiya main bsc bio scince ignou se kar sakta hu zoology botany aur physiology leke path sakta hu kiya sir

  29. Dharam singh says

    Sir i have 12 i want bsc but how i can subject selection

  30. Ritesh Yadav says

    Sir explain that, I want to do a course b.sc( math) honours through IGNOU,,,,,
    Do the IGNOU offered that course

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