The IGNOU is India’s National University. It is located at Maidan Garhi in Delhi. With a budget of two thousand crore, the Indhira Gandhi National Open University was established in 1985 by the Govt of India under the IGNOU Act of 1985. It is named after Indira Gandhi, India’s former prime minister. The
IGNOU is one of the largest universities of the world that provides open education and distance learning courses. It was founded to set standards, coordinate and encourage distance education in India mainly for the unprivileged section of the Indian Society. It also aimed to improve the human resources of India. The IGNOU also hosts UNESCO supported GMUNET (Global Mega Universities Network) and SACODiL (SAARC Consortium on Open and Distance Learning). The IGNOU was the first to launch virtual campus in India in 1999.
Currently the university has a faculty of around one thousand four hundred and sixty two and students in excess of three million participating in over three hundred courses offered by the university. The university has two thousand three hundred study centres, fifty nine regional centres, seven sub-regional centres and fifty two overseas centers. The university has eleven divisions and eight cells that look after the various courses. The university is affiliated to UGC, AICTE and COL. The university is currently headed by its chancellor Pratibha Patil and vice chancellor V.V. Rajasekharan Pillai.
The prominent features of the university include:
Distance Education training and research
Resource Sharing, collaboration and networking with other open universities.
Term end examinations (two in a year)
Reformed mode of Evaluation
Cost Effective programs
Use of latest communication technologies
Use of specially prepared course materials
Student support Services
Flexibility in choosing a combination of courses
Flexibility in place, pace and duration of study
Relaxed admission rules
IGNOU Assignments :
BA BDP Here
Foundation Course (BDP level) Here
BBA Retail here