IGNOU Placements 2023: Career Prospect, Popular Courses, Top Recruiters ,Saket, Delhi

What’s new at IGNOU placements 2023? IGNOU conducted its campus placement drive on Feb 15, 2023 at its Baba Saheb Ambedkar Convention Center, IGNOU Maidan Garhi Campus. The institute conducted its placement drive for the post of Customer Service Executive, Copy Editors and Technical Writers. All eligible candidates registered themselves on the same day. The placement was conducted for Air India SATS  and APTARA. The package offered during this placement drive was between INR 20,000 to INR 30,000 along-with incentives. 

How were the placements at IGNOU?

There is no specific IGNOU placement data available for the year 2023, however, according to various online sources, the key highlights of IGNOU placements in recent past are presented below:


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Average package


Placement rate

Between 70% and 80%

Note: The above-mentioned placement data is gathered from online sources and hence may vary.

What was the average package of IGNOU?

IGNOU average package data is not available. Nevertheless, according to unofficial sources, the average package received by students in recent past during IGNOU placements stood between INR 3 LPA and INR 4 LPA. Some of the popular courses of IGNOU include BEd, MBA and MCA that have good future career prospect in the corporate world.

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  • 1.33% | HCL
  • 1.33% | Tata Consultancy Services
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  • 0.83% | Cognizant Technologies Solutions
  • 0.67% | Amazon
  • 0.67% | EY
  • 0.5% | Wipro Technologies
  • 0.5% | American Express
  • 0.5% | Deloitte
  • 0.33% | Amity University
  • 0.33% | Antares Systems Ltd.
  • 0.33% | Atul Limited
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  • 27.95% | IT-Software/Software Services
  • 4.33% | Construction/Engineering/Cement/Metals
  • 3.99% | FMCG/Foods/Beverage
  • 3.49% | Education/Teaching/Training
  • 3.0% | Accounting/Finance
  • 2.66% | Banking/Financial Services/Broking
  • 2.5% | Pharma/Biotech/Clinical Research
  • 2.5% | Oil and Gas/Power/Infrastructure/Energy
  • 2.5% | BPO/ITES
  • 2.16% | Auto/Auto Ancillary
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  • 1.66% | Media/Dotcom/Entertainment
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IGNOU Placements 2023: Highest Package, Average Package, Top Recruiters, FAQs

Q. Which is better IGNOU or DU SOL?

A. IGNOU and DU SOL, both are government-approved reputed distance learning universities in India. In addition, both have their dedicated career placement cell that connects potential recruiters with students. However, in terms of regional reach, IGNOU has more centres spread across the country as compared with DU SOL. Further, IGNOU has a larger set of courses as compared to DU SOL that has courses primarily related to Humanities and Commerce. According to unofficial sources, the starting salary of IGNOU students generally start from INR 3.5 LPA. Further, the top recruiters of IGNOU in recent past included leading companies such as HCL, Wipro and Parle. To conclude, it will solely depend upon students’ priority in terms of location, study centre and course-selection to choose between IGNOU and DU SOL.

Q. Does IGNOU have a placement cell?

A. Yes, IGNOU has a dedicated Campus Placement Cell, which is popularly known as CPC. The Campus Placement Cell organises campus placement drives from time-to-time. The notification regarding campus placement drives is uploaded online in the placement section of the official website. The job notifications include detailed information regarding no. of vacancies, eligibility, application date, salary package, etc. Apart from this, IGNOU CPC has a strong base of alumni network that helps fellow students to stay updated with relevant job vacancies.

Q. Are IGNOU degrees valid for corporate and government jobs?

A. Yes, IGNOU degrees are absolutely valid for corporate and government jobs. It is the only Open University in India that is accredited with the highest A++ Grade by NAAC. Other than this, the Degrees / Certificates / Diplomas awarded by IGNOU are well recognised by all the member institutions of the AIU (Association of Indian Universities). Importantly, all the degrees offered by IGNOU are at par with the corresponding Diplomas, Degrees and Certificates offered by universities across the country. After pursuing a degree from IGNOU and by upskilling in a particular area, students can land jobs in their preferred domain.

Q. Do IGNOU students get consistent placements?

A. Yes, IGNOU students get placement. However, the percentage of students getting direct placements through IGNOU campus placement cell is less. Importantly, IGNOU has a strong alumni network and through gaining add-on skills, students get jobs through off-campus drives. According, to various online sources, 70% to 80% students get placed every year during IGNOU placements through on-campus and off-campus placement drives. The top recruiters of IGNOU in recent past included leading companies such as Globiva, Radical Minds and Aviva India.

Q. How to apply for placements at IGNOU?

A. Students can apply for placements at IGNOU online. For that, students need to visit the official website of IGNOU and click on the placement section of the website. The “Placement” section keeps on updating notification regarding Campus Placement Drives. Further, students also receive notification regarding job application on their registered mobile. It is recommended for students to stay updated with the job notifications that are released on the official website. These job notifications include detailed information such as no. of vacancies, salary package and interview date.

Q. What are the career scopes after pursing online course from IGNOU?

A. The online courses offered by IGNOU are a great way to upskill. IGNOU offers Degree, Diploma and Certificate courses in the fields of Language studies, Humanities, Computer Science, Social Work, Tourism, Journalism, etc. Students pursing these career-oriented courses can land jobs in the corporate as well government sector. For more information on IGNOU online courses, students can visit the official website: ignouiop.samarth.edu.in.

Q. What are the popular courses offered by IGNOU that assure placements?

A. Each and every course offered by IGNOU equip students with knowledge and skill-set in the concerned field. Since, IGNOU is an Open University, it is upon the students to take the responsibility and look for career opportunities in their field of study. It depends upon a student’s interest and aptitude for a particular course that eventually helps in securing the preferred job. As the past trends suggest, students who have pursued BEd, MBA, BSc and Journalism courses from IGNOU have found it easier to find jobs in the corporate sector.

Q. Does IGNOU provide study material and e-Resource?

A. IGNOU has listed the following centres where students can access the self-learning and study material to enhance their academic knowledge:
Sakshat-‘One Stop Education Portal’ (MHRD) OER COMMONS
Swayam Prabha (for Science Students) Eacharya
Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC) Virtual Labs project, IIT Mumbai
epg Pathshala Open textbook library
eGyanKosh- a National Digital Repository National Digital Library

Q. How to get a good job after doing an MBA course from IGNOU?

A. MBA course offered by IGNOU is among many popular courses offered by IGNOU that has good career scope. The MBA course at IGNOU comes with robust curriculum that equip students with all nuances of the Management sector. In order to get a job after pursing MBA from IGNOU, students need to stay updated with market trends and start applying for jobs two months before the completion of the course. Further, it will be good for students to enroll in short-term add-on courses in the niche domain be it Marketing, Finance, HR or Operations. These skills coupled with MS Office expertise can possibly help students find jobs after doing an MBA from IGNOU. Importantly, the Campus Placement Cell also help students get jobs through Job Fairs.

Q. How are BSc placements at IGNOU?

A. According to students’ reviews and unofficial sources, BSc students have found it easy to get jobs through off-campus placement drives. BSc course offered by IGNOU is popular among students and the allied industry. IGNOU offers BSc course across seven specialisations including Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology and Nursing. Students after completing their BSc course from IGNOU can find job in Corporate, Government, Non-Profit and Academic sectors.

Q. What are the career scope after pursing MSc course from IGNOU?

A. IGNOU offers MSc courses across four specialisations, which include Environmental Science, Food Nutrition, Counselling and Family Therapy and Mathematics with Application in Computer Science. After pursuing MSc course in any of these areas, students can find jobs as Assistant Dietician, Trainee Food Quality Auditor, Environmentalist Scientist, etc. These jobs are in huge demand in today’s world and with little effort and market research, students may land jobs across these sectors and build their career.

Q. Is it worth pursuing BEd from IGNOU?

A. It is absolutely worth doing worth doing BEd from IGNOU. BEd course is one of the most sought-after course at IGNOU that can essentially help in securing a government or private job in the field of teaching. Admission to BEd programme at IGNOU is done basis an entrance test. Further, Graduates with at-least 50% marks (55% marks for Engineering and allied courses) can apply for the BEd course at IGNOU. After completing BEd degree course from IGNOU, candidates can apply for the central and state level government teaching jobs.

Q. Is doing BA from IGNOU a wise decision?

A. IGNOU is an A++ NAAC accredited open university and pursuing BA degree from IGNOU holds the same importance in terms of validity as of any other university. Now, pursuing BA degree from IGNOU will depend upon a student’s priority towards certain things such as time, money and future goals. If someone is looking to pursue simply a BA degree from IGNOU in order to apply for government exams, it is recommended. However, if a student is looking to excel in the corporate world and gain exposure around various things related to career growth and self-development, it is recommended to pursue a full-time BA course from a regular university. Meanwhile, IGNOU offers BA course across 16 specialisations, and the tuition fee varies from INR 11,400 to INR 15,300.

Q. How were BCA placements at IGNOU in recent past?

A. According to Shiksha reviews, the key highlights of IGNOU BCA placements in 2022 are presented below:
Particulars Placement Statistics (BCA)
Placement rate 40%
Highest package INR 16 LPA
Average package INR 6 LPA – INR 8 LPA
Top recruiters Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Wipro, and TCS
Top roles offered Software engineer, Back-end and front-end developers

Q. Where are IGNOU alumni placed?

A. According to unofficial sources, Business Development sector has placed the most no. of IGNOU students. The sector-wise IGNOU alumni placement statistics are presented below:
Note: The above-mentioned alumni placement data is gathered from unofficial sources and hence may vary.

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Anonymous | Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Batch of 2023
Reviewed on 27 Feb 2023
Placements 2 Infrastructure 3 Faculty & Course Curriculum 4 Crowd & Campus Life 3 Value for Money 4
It is an excellent college for distant learning students.

Placements: In our college, almost 20% to 40% of students got placed. I recommend you join another college. If someone wants to get a degree while working, this is the best college for distance study.

Infrastructure: Our college has excellent infrastructure. There is no Wi-Fi and canteen facility. The library has books. Labs are available for practical purposes. Our college has pleasant atmosphere. Sports facilities are not provided.

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Anonymous | Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Batch of 2025
Reviewed on 27 Feb 2023
Placements 2 Infrastructure 3 Faculty & Course Curriculum 5 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 4
It is an affordable college for management studies.

Placements: There are no placement facilities for students as this is a government college. Students only get their degrees and apply to companies on their own. No internships are provided. Certificates and knowledge are provided for correspondence students.

Infrastructure: There is Wi-Fi, but the network is not that strong. Classrooms are digital with projectors. Computer labs are available. A library is also available for students. The canteen serves good food. It is neat and clean. There is a medical room for students. S...

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Lakshmi sowjanya ... | Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Batch of 2015
Reviewed on 15 Jan 2018
Placements 3 Infrastructure 3 Faculty & Course Curriculum 4 Crowd & Campus Life 4 Value for Money 5
The best open university with ultimate faculty and support.

Placements: As it is an Open University, it won't provide any placements. But it will be beneficial to the people working in government companies for getting a promotion by getting a degree. Most of the companies will prefer to take the students even though it is an open degree because of the quality provided by the IGNOU.

Infrastructure: The infrastructure is good.The way the classes are conducted and the interest-shown to teach the students for extra hours by the staff is based on student requests, assignments, etc., whic...

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Nagesh B R | Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Batch of 2015
Reviewed on 11 Jul 2017
Placements 3 Infrastructure 3 Faculty & Course Curriculum 4 Crowd & Campus Life 4 Value for Money 5
A great course for working or busy professionals.

Placements: Placements are not there in my case as this was a distance learning and I was already in employment. However, a major percentage of the students pursuing MBA from IGNOU would have met their goals of employment. It being a distance learning course, the concept of campus recruitment is not a criterion in this case. The roles of the candidates who were in the MBA program were mostly those who wanted to make it into a managerial role within their organization or in another organization of similar na...

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ANURAG JAIN | Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Batch of 2014
Reviewed on 16 Dec 2016
Placements 3 Infrastructure 3 Faculty & Course Curriculum 4 Crowd & Campus Life 3 Value for Money 4
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)- University for everyone.

Placements: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) doesn't provide placements through campus recruitment because it's an open university. But the name and degree of IGNOU has much worth. Students can get a job through open campus placements and with the help of other employment services organisations. IGNOU earned good reputation through open placements of their students in various MNC's and in education sector.

Infrastructure: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) h...

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