List of IGNOU Certificate Courses After 10th & 12th

IGNOU is offering good certificate courses now. These certificate courses are job oriented and skill enhancing in nature. In this article, I’ve provided a list of certificate courses offered by IGNOU.

IGNOU Certificate Courses

IGNOU stands for Indira Gandhi National Open University. This Open University offers Bachelor’s Degree, Diploma, PG Diploma and Certificate programs. The above mentioned academic programs are available in formats like- distance education mode, regular mode and online mode. IGNOU is very popular for its distance education courses!


IGNOU, through its useful courses and convenient open schooling mode, has been of great help to Indian students. Skill enhancing courses offered by this Open University are very popular among Indian students. In simple terms, IGNOU is a boon for students!


Though it offers variety of courses – Degree, Diploma, Certificate and PG formats – we’ll focus only on certificate courses in this article. The list provided in this article will help you find important course details.


Technically, these certificate courses are training programs. The academic program usually consists of classroom lectures and practical sessions! Main types of certificate courses are- technical courses, non technical courses, language courses and soft skills courses. Also check – Diploma courses after 12th science & commerce.


As mentioned before, the courses are job oriented. They’ve been designed to develop a skilled work force in India. After completing the course, one will be able to become self employed or get an entry level job in a relevant niche/sector.


Here’s the list of certificate courses offered by IGNOU. You’ll get course names and eligibility criteria from this table –


List of IGNOU Certificate Courses

1 Certificate in Beekeeping8th pass
2 Certificate in Business Skills12th pass or its equivalent
3 Certificate in Community Radio12th pass or its equivalent
4 Certificate of Competency in Power Distribution (Technician)Technicians /Equivalent Tradesman working in power industry or electricity sector OR Electrical technicians/ working candidates at least 8th pass
5 Certificate in Consumer Protection12th pass or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
6 Certificate in Disaster Management12th pass or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
7 Certificate in Elementary Teacher EducationIn Service elementary teachers holding Graduate degree and above in any stream
8 Certificate in Energy Technology and Management10th pass
9 Certificate in Teaching English as a Second LanguageGraduates or three years of B.El.Ed. OR 2 years PTT, ETT or 10+2 with two years of teaching experience
10 Certificate Programme in Functional English12th pass with preferably six years of English at the school level
11 Certificate in Environmental Studies12th or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
12 Certificate Programme in Value Education12th pass or its equivalent
13 Certificate in Food and NutritionNo formal qualification required
14 Certification in GuidanceTeachers of recognized institutions. Pass in Matriculation/SSC OR BPP from IGNOU
15 Certificate in Health Care Waste ManagementDoctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Health Managers and other professional workers with a minimum of 10 + 2 Qualification
16 Certificate in HIV and Family Education12th pass or its equivalent
17 Certificate in Home Based Healthcare10th pass
18 Certificate in Information Technology10th Standard OR SSC OR IGNOU’S BPP or Microsoft’s DLC or equivalent
19 Certificate Programme in Laboratory TechniquesPass in 10+2 with science subjects or equivalent OR Pass in higher secondary with science subjects or equivalent and one year of experience of working in a school/college/university science laboratory OR 10th pass or equivalent with science subjects and two years of experience of working in a school/college/university science laboratory
20 Certificate in International Humanitarian Law12th pass or its equivalent or BPP form IGNOU
21 Certificate in Anti Human Trafficking12th pass or its equivalent or BPP form IGNOU
22 Certificate in Co-operation, Co-operative Law10+2 for in service personnel (with min. 3 years service) | Any Degree for Freshers
23 Certificate in Human Rights12th pass or BPP from IGNOU
24 Certificate in NGO Management10th pass
25 Certificate in Maternal and Child Health NursingNursing Professionals (RNRM) with Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) and above OR Auxilary Nurse Midwife (ANM)/Female Health Worker(FHW)/Health Supervisor (HS)/Lady Health Visitor(LHV)/Public Health Nurse(PHN)
26 Certificate in Newborn and Infant NursingNursing professionals (RNRM) with Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) /BSc Nursing or above
27 Certificate in Nutrition and Childcare12th pass or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
28 Certificate in Organic Farming12th pass or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
29 Certificate in Indigenous Art PracticesNone
30 Certificate in Performing Arts – Bharatanatyam10th pass
31 Certificate in Performing Arts – Hindustani Music10th pass
32 Certificate in Performing Arts – Karnatak Music10th pass
33 Certificate in Performing Arts – Theatre Arts10th pass
34 Certificate in Visual Arts – Painting10th pass
35 Certificate in Visual Arts – Applied Arts10th pass
36 Certificate in Poultry Farming10th pass
37 Certificate Programme in Rural DevelopmentBachelor’s Degree
38 Certificate in Arabic Language12th pass or crossed 18 years of age
39 Certificate in Sericulture10th pass out OR Non-10th pass-out having 2 years’ experience in the field of Sericulture
40 Certificate in Social Work and Criminal Justice SystemBachelor’s Degree
41 Certificate Programme in Teaching of Primary School Mathematics10th pass/Working nursery, primary or elementary teachers OR passed AMT under Associate Studentship Scheme
42 Certificate in Tourism Studies12th pass or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
43 Certificate in Urdu LanguageKnowledge of Hindi/Urdu at primary level
44 Certificate in Communication and IT Skills
45 Certificate in Water Harvesting and Management10th pass or BPP from IGNOU


There it is, the list of certificate courses offered by IGNOU! These are job oriented short term certificate courses. If finding a job is your prime priority, you may give such courses a shot!

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