IGNOU Certificate Programme in Mobile Application Development (CMAD) admissions 2020

Are you interested to develop mobile apps and looking for a certificate course from a recognized university? Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is offering a Certificate Programme in Mobile Application Development (CMAD) and if you have passed +2 or a diploma after 10 this is a suitable course for you. Read this article to get the details of the program, course fees, eligibility criteria and the application procedure.

About the course

The ways and means of our lives have changed a lot and nowadays we use various applications on our smart mobile devices to carry out even simple tasks. Whether it is to watch our favourite show or to order groceries for daily use we use some applications to place the order. These applications are known as apps and keeping this trend in mind, Indira Gandhi National Open University has launched a certificate program named Certificate Programme in Mobile Application Development (CMAD) which is offered in the mode of Open and Distance Learning (ODL).

What students will learn

The certificate program aims to impart the required knowledge in students to develop mobile apps based on the requirement. They will be able to analyze the Android Architecture, implement, test and design the database according to the requirement of the user, develop various mobile applications for the Android platform using IDEs like Android Studio and learn the Python programming language.

This program is divided into five courses totaling 16 credits where four courses are theory-based and one laboratory course. The name of each course is given below where the credit of the respective course is mentioned in parenthesis.

  1. Introduction to Mobile Architecture (4)
  2. Introduction to Databases (3)
  3. Introduction to Android (2)
  4. Programming using Python (2)
  5. Laboratory Course (5)

The Laboratory Course has three components namely Introduction to Databases, Introduction to Android and Programming using Python.


Anyone interested to develop mobile applications can join this program after completing 10+2. Candidates completing a 2/3 years Diploma after 10th standard can also join this certificate program.


The duration of this certificate program is six months.

Delivery of the course

This program will have theory sessions, practical sessions, interactive radio sessions and also teleconferencing sessions to guide the students. Hard copies of the course materials will not be provided and instead, students have to download the course materials from http:/egyankosh.ac.in.

For the practical sessions, 1 computer will be provided for 2 students. These sessions will be conducted at Learner Support Centres (LSCs).


For theory counselling sessions (theory-based courses), attendance is not compulsory but for practical counselling sessions (Laboratory Course) an attendance of 70% is a must.


The total fees for this program is Rs 5200/-.

Application last date

The last date to apply for this program is 30th September 2020.

How to apply

The application process is online and you need to visit the IGNOU admission portal to complete the process. If you are applying to any IGNOU course for the first time, you need to register yourself before applying to this course and for that, you have to click on the button "CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION". After completing the registration process, go back to the admission link and provide your registered Username and Password in the designated column on the right side to log in. After logging in, you need to fill up the application form to complete the admission process.
The scanned copies of the following documents are required to be submitted with the application form.

  • Photograph (image size<100 KB)
  • Signature (image size<100 KB)
  • Proof of age (image size<200 KB)
  • Educational Qualification (image size<200 KB)
  • Category Certificate (for SC/ST/OBC) (image size<200 KB)
  • BPL Certificate (if applicable) (image size<200 KB)
  • Experience Certificate (if you have any) (image size<200 KB)

On uploading the documents, please click the Next button to preview the application form and for your reference save or take a printout of the preview. You should pay the program fees online using Net Banking/Credit/Debit card.

Contact information

Prof. P. Venkata Suresh,
Programme Coordinator,
School of Computers and Information Sciences (SOCIS)
Indira Gandhi National Open University
Maidan Garhi, New Delhi – 110068
Email: pvsuresh@ignou.ac.in
Phone: +91 11-29572908
Website: http://ignou.ac.in/
Admission link: https://ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in

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Author: Umesh04 Oct 2020 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 4

Seeing the mobile penetration in our country and increasing use of mobile data it makes sense to go for learning mobile application creation and getting a feel of this niche area. Today people are using mobile for all types of tasks and all the companies, organisations are getting mobile apps for their product and services so that the customer can access them through the mobile itself. So, it is clear that this area has tremendous potential and students who have completed their 10+2 can try to sharpen their wits in this arena. Another thing is that the advertisements are now directed towards the mobile device and digital marketing is picking up fast everywhere. So, revenue generation by advertisements is now channelled to these handheld devices and slowly the volume of such transactions is increasing.

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