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IGNOU – Indira Gandhi National Open University

Approved / Recognized By : AICTE
Approved / Recognized By : AICTE

In 1985, an Act of Parliament led to the establishment of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). This university uses the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode to provide superior-quality teaching and eventually increase the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER). In 1987, IGNOU began executing two courses: Diploma in Distance Education and Diploma in Management. The number of students who enrolled in these two courses was 4,528. By 2023, the number of students enrolled in all courses of this university is more than 30 lakhs. Some relevant statistics about IGNOU are the following:

  • Schools of Studies: 21
  • Regional centres: 67
  • Learner support centres: 2,667
  • Overseas partner institutions: 29
  • Academic staff: 574
  • Faculty members: 810
  • Total programs (including diploma, degree, certificate and doctoral): 228
  • Academic counsellors: 33,212

IGNOU is widely recognised as one of the world leaders in distance education. The Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada, has given IGNOU several awards of excellence.

On 5th May 2019, the IGNOU Board of Management gave its approval for renaming Inter University Consortium (IUC) as the Centre for Online Education (COE). On 7th June 2019, IGNOU established the Centre for Online Education (COE).

This university is considered as the National Resource Centre for Open and Distance Learning. It has international recognition and presence and uses innovative methods and technologies to assure seamless access learner-focused high-quality education, training and skill upgrade.

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  1. Admission into this programme is done through online and the link for the same will be available at IGNOU
    website (www. ignou.ac.in). After going through the above given eligibility conditions a student can register for
    this programme. The student has to Register for the programme in the first semester and subsequently
    Re-Register for all the other semesters.
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