IGNOU July Admissions 2018: Female applications lesser in UG; higher in PG programmes

IGNOU July Admissions 2018: Female applications lesser in UG; higher in PG programmes
Apratim Chatterjee | Nov 28, 2018 - 8:49 a.m. IST
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New Delhi, November 27: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) sharing its application data for IGNOU July 2018 reported as low as 40 per cent of female applicants with respect to the males for its undergraduate programmes. According to the IGNOU July 2018 application data, close to 80,000 female candidates have enrolled for the UG programmes in a stark contrast to as many as two lakh male enrollments. This trend has been observed in both open and distance learning undergraduate programmes.

On the other hand, for postgraduate programmes, the female enrolment rate has been observed to be much higher than the male enrolment. According to the IGNOU July 2018 PG application data, around 12,768 females and 9,332 males had enrolled for the postgraduate programmes including MA and M.Com. For M.A. in Women and Gender Studies, there were around 147 female enrolments against a handful of 27 male applications.

Given below is a comparative data showing the number of males and females who enrolled in the university for the academic session of 2018 -19 for both UG and PG programmes.

IGNOU July 2018 Enrolment Data - UG Programmes

Programmes

Males

Females

Bachelor of Arts

1,02,560

64,813

BBA

596

141

Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Cost Accounting)

99

47

BCA

8322

2213

Bachelor of Science

9631

6291

Bachelor of Social Work

2102

1630

Bachelor of Library and Information Science

4928

4344

IGNOU July 2018 Enrolment Data - PG Programmes

Programmes

Number of Males

Number of Females

M.A. in Women and Gender Studies

27

147

M.A. in Adult Education

47

90

M.A. in Anthropology

287

254

M.A. in Development Studies

172

94

M.A. in Distance Education

133

244

M.A. Economics

3183

3254

M.A. in Education

616

1140

M.A. in English

5482

11,112

M.A. in Gandhi and Peace Studies

46

21

M.A. in Gender and Development Studies

27

81

M.A. in Hindi

2863

6258

M.A. in History

5949

6381

M.A. in Philosophy

623

379

M.A. in Political Science

8794

9914

M.A. in Psychology

2238

4712

M.A. in Public Administration

3348

1653

M.A. in Rural Development

2109

1395

M.Com.

9332

12,768

*The above data is as per the official IGNOU July 2018 Admissions available in public domain

About IGNOU

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers a number of undergraduate, postgraduate, certificate, and diploma programmes through distance and open modes. The university conducts two admission cycles in each academic session - December and July cycles.


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