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Indira Gandhi National open university,IGNOU

Indira Gandhi National Open University known as IGNOU, is a Central University situated at Maidan Garhi, New Delhi, India. Named after previous Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi, the college was set up in 1985 with a financial plan of ₹20 million, after the Parliament of India passed the Indira Gandhi National Open University Act, 1985 (IGNOU Act 1985). IGNOU is controlled by the focal administration of India, and with complete dynamic enlistment of more than 4 million understudies, cases to be the biggest college in the world.

IGNOU was established to serve the Indian populace by methods for distance and open schooling, giving quality advanced education freedoms to all portions of society. It additionally means to energize, organize and set guidelines for distance and open schooling in India, and to fortify the HR of India through education.Apart from instructing and examination, expansion and preparing structure the backbone of its scholastic exercises. It additionally goes about as a public asset community, and serves to advance and keep up principles of distance instruction in India.IGNOU has the Secretariats of the SAARC Consortium on Open and Distance Learning (SACODiL) and the Global Mega Universities Network (GMUNET), at first upheld by UNESCO.

IGNOU has begun a decentralization process by setting up FIVE zones; north, south, east, west and north-east. The first of the provincial central command, taking into account four southern states, Pondicherry , Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep , is being set up in the edges of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.The Ministry of HRD has endowed the duty of creating Draft Policy on Open and Distance Learning and Online Courses to IGNOU. IGNOU likewise accomplices up with different associations to dispatch courses. IGNOU offers a BBA in Retail distance adapting course in relationship with Retailers Association of India (RAI).

As of late, the college has executed the CBCS strategy to the different lone wolves degree courses including BA, BAVTM, BCOM, BSC and others. According to the new CBCS framework, the assessment will be led through semester framework that was before directed on a yearly mode.


The Indira Gandhi National Open University was established by an Act of Parliament in 1985 to achieve the  following objectives:

  • democratising higher education by taking it to the doorsteps of the learners
  • providing access to high quality education to all those who seek it irrespective of age, region, religion
    and gender,
  • offering need-based academic programmes by giving professional and vocational orientation to the
  • promoting and developing distance education in India.



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         Type  Central university
Established       over 7 million
  founder Government of india
Vice-Chancellor  Nageshwar Rao
Students       over 7 million

facility of IGNOU 


total schools  21
total study centres  2667
total regional centres 67
total overseas centres 29
faculty member 810
staff 575
courses 241


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School of Humanities Prof. Neera Chaddha
School of Social Sciences Dr. Rashmi Sinha
School of Sciences Prof. Sujatha Varma
School of Education Prof. Saroj Pandey
School of Continuing Education Prof. Heena K Bijli
School of Engineering & Technology Dr. Rakhi Sharma
School of Management Studies Prof. Ravi Shankar
School of Health Sciences Prof. T K Jena
School of Computer & Information Sciences Dr. V. V. Subrahmanyam
School of Agriculture Prof S K Yadav
School of Law Prof K Elumalai
School of Journalism and New Media Studies Dr. O P Debal
School of Gender & Development Studies Prof Neelima Srivastava
School of Tourism Hospitality Service Management Prof. Jitendra Kumar Shrivastava
School of Interdisciplinary & Trans-disciplinary Studies Dr. Shubhangi Vaidya
School of Social Work Prof. Gracious Thomas
School of Vocational Education and Training Prof. Ashok Gaba
School of Extension & Development Studies Prof. B K Patnaik
School of Foreign Languages Prof. Nandini Sahu
School of Translation Studies and Training Dr Jagdish Sharma
School of Performing & Visual Arts Prof. Sunil Kumar



Academic and Coordination Division Dr. Dev Kant
Administrative Division Dr. V. B. Negi
Construction and Maintenance Sudheer Reddy
Computer Division Dr A Murli M Rao
International Division Prof. B B Khanna
Finance and Accounts Division Mr. J D Gangawar
Library and Documentation Division Dr Seema Chandhok
Material Production and Distribution Prof MSS Raju
Planning and Development Division Dr. Pankaj Khare
Regional Services Division Dr. M Shanmugham
Student Evaluation Division Dr. V. B. Negi
Student Registration Division Dr. H. K. Bose


Online Admission System

The Admission Forms can be submitted online (except for International Students) through Online Admission
System at Currently, the facility is available for the programmes offered
through Common Prospectus except merit-based and entrance test based programmes. The prospective learners
are required to create their user ID and password for logging in the system and upload the required documents
along with the submission of the Admission Form. There is no need to send the printed copy of the Admission
Form to the Regional Centre. The programme fee can be paid online using payment Gateway through net
banking, debit/credit card or UPI. Once the admission form is submitted online, the students can track the progress
of their admission. A message is sent on the mobile number and email ID registered with the System once
admission is confirmed. In case of any discrepancy in the Admission Form, the prospective students are advised to
remove the discrepancy within a stipulated time. Failing to do so will lead to rejection of admission form.
The prospective learners submitting the Admission Form through this System can download the Prospectus free
from IGNOU website However, an amount of Rs.200/- is charged as registration fee
along with the programme fee


IGNOU e-Content Mobile App

IGNOU-e-Content Mobile App is an official mobile app of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. This app is an ICT initiative of IGNOU to provide Digital Learning Environment to IGNOU learners and extending Technology Enhanced Learner Support Services to them. The aim of this initiative is to disseminate the digitised course material to IGNOU Learners. IGNOU learners can use this app to access their course material through their hand held devices such as Mobile Phones and Tablets.

Evaluation System

The evaluation of learners depends upon various instructional activities undertaken by them. A learner has to
write assignment responses compulsorily before taking Term-End Examinations from time to time to complete an
academic programme. A learner has to submit Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA) responses to the Coordinator
of the Study Centre to which s/he is attached. Term-end examination is conducted at various examination
centres spread all over the country and abroad in June and December every year.

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IGNOU campus placement


The Campus Placement Cell (CPC), IGNOU was established in the year 2005 at the headquarters of IGNOU to act as a nodal centre for all placement related activities so as to facilitate the process of gainful employment for its divergent and distributive learner population available across the country. One of the main objectives of the cell is to provide meaningful employment opportunities to its students as well as alumni at all levels matching with their personal and academic profiles. In fact, CPC works on the premise that the right candidate meets the right recruiter at the right place.

In the present business scenario, companies demand job-ready candidates for employment at the shortest possible time period. The CPC assures logistic support to the visiting companies at every stage of the placement process by making the university infrastructure/resources available to them. The CPC, therefore, acts as an interface between the industry and the students/alumni. CPC also has a plan to strengthen the Alumni Association of the university so that the resourceful alumnus and their affiliating companies may be identified for helping the students for their suitable placement.

The CPC conducts various Campus Placement Drives/Recruitment Drives/Job Fairs and employability enhancement activities throughout the year at the Headquarters, Regional Centres, Study Centres and Company premises.

In addition, CPC is planning to expand its activity base even further by introducing new initiatives like preparing soft skill modules for the students. This activity would  enable CPC in providing better placement opportunities to the students/alumni.

A Training and Placement Portal is in the final stage of development and is likely to be deployed soon. The Portal shall be hosted on the Samarth Platform supported by the Ministry of Education. This portal will facilitate registration of students/alumni as well as employers, posting job opportunities, organizing placement drives, etc.


Is IGNOU  Degree/diploma valid for govt job/private job/abroad job?


There are two parts of this inquiry. One is around IGNOU and another is around distance training.

IGNOU is a trusted and certify government distance schooling college. It is endorsed by UGC, AICTE both. So there is no doubt of the legitimacy of degree granted by IGNOU now or in future.

The subsequent viewpoint is around distance instruction. Indeed, the facts demonstrate that degrees from open colleges not considered for a wide range of occupations or opportunities. 10–15 years sooner, the greater part of the public authority occupations request about ordinary courses. Right now, this pattern has changed. These days on the off chance that we take a gander at the vast majority of government opening they don’t discuss ordinary degree. They rather say something like :

A degree from a University set up by law in India or a degree perceived by the Government.

In the two cases IGNOU degree are qualified!

Notwithstanding, today likewise you may discover not many government or privately owned businesses like TCS which doesn’t think about competitors from distance schooling. Their number is exceptionally less thus you won’t discover trouble in getting a reasonable line of work with IGNOU degree. Pretty much it likewise relies upon the actual degree.


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