IGNOU to Introduce New Certificate Level Programme in Korean Language

Last Modified: 03 Mar 2024

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will introduce a certificate level programme in Korean language for student with 10+2 level of education. Check out complete details.

19 March 2018: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will soon start a new course; certificate programme in Korean language. It will be made available to all regions through university’s regional centres. This will be the only programme in India provided through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode with expertise provided by the Korean Embassy. It will be a certificate level programme.

Eligibility for the Course

Candidates with 10+2 level of education from a recognised centre or state board.

Candidates should be above 18 years of age.

Audio-Visual Learning Material

Along with the regular study material, students who enroll for the programme will also receive audio-visual learning material. This will help in better understanding of the language.

Korean Embassy Delegation visits IGNOU

On 14 March 2018 (Wednesday); a delegation from Korean Embassy visited IGNOU and had a meeting with Professor S.B. Arora, Vice Chancellor, IGNOU. The director of Korean Culture Centre, India, Mr. Kim Kum Pyoung expressed his gratitude towards Professor S.B. Arora for the University’s support for development of Korean language programme. Prof. Arora appreciated this fruitful development and assured that the programme will be started soon.

Shivaji Bhaskar, the Programme Coordinator of IGNOU’s new course told PTI; "The relation between India and the Republic of Korea is unique in nature. The relations which are more than two millennia old, provide an opportunity to both the countries to reach new heights in social, economic and political spheres."He further added that a large number of people are employed with Korean companies such as Hyundai and Samsung in India. Thus, there would be a huge demand of this programme.


The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) established in 1985 under an Act of Parliament, is continuously working towards offering higher education and job-oriented courses to students residing even in the remotest areas of the country.

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