Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi


Indira Gandhi National Open University, also known as IGNOU was established in the year of 1985. The motto of Indira Gandhi National Open University Delhi is to provide effective as well as quality education to all the sections in the society. Indira Gandhi National Open University in Delhi is the largest open university and fifth largest university in the world.

Indira Gandhi National Open University of Delhi played an important role in the establishment of distant learning courses. IGNOU has 961 study centers spread across the country and cater to over thirteen lac of students. It is one of the significant Delhi Universities.

Courses offered by Indira Gandhi National Open University



  • Doctoral Programmes
  • Certificate Programmes
  • PG Diploma Programmes
  • Diploma Programmes
  • Master’s Degree Programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programmes
Indira Gandhi National Open University offers certificate, diploma as well as degree courses, which are beneficial for the professional growth of individuals. The mode of distant education is beneficial for the working people. This enables the students to study along with continuing their job. Indira Gandhi National Open University provides great library facilities to the students. Moreover the most modern techniques are used for the better growth of the students. IGNOU does offer classroom teaching as well, which enables the students to get assistance from great academicians.

Presently IGNOU, the Open University, has more than two million students in our country, 35 other countries, 21 schools, 59 regional centres, 7 sub-regional centres, 52 overseas centres, 2300 study centres, 175 academic courses, 1100 certificate, degree and diploma courses etc. the 21 schools under IGNOU are as follows.
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Social sciences
  • School of Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering & Technology
  • School of Continuing Education
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Management Studies
  • School of Agriculture
  • School of Law
  • School of Computer & Information Sciences
  • School of Journalism & New Media Studies
  • School of Tourism Hospitality Service Sectoral Management
  • School of Gender & Development Studies
  • School of Interdisciplinary & Trans-disciplinary Studies
  • School of Social Work
  • School of Extension & Development Studies
  • School of Vocational Education and Training
  • School of Translation Studies and Training
  • School of Foreign Languages
  • School of Performing & Visual Arts
The different activities of the University are looked after by the 13 divisions of the university which are listed below.
  • Administrative Division
  • Academic and Coordination Division
  • Computer Division
  • Construction and Maintenance
  • International Division
  • Library and Documentation Division
  • Finance and Accounts Division
  • Material Production and Distribution Division
  • Regional Services Division
  • Planning and Development Division
  • Student Registration Division
  • Student Evaluation Division
  • Electronic Media Production Centre
The different institutes, centres and cells of IGNOU are
  • Distance Education Council
  • Advance Centre for Informatics and Innovative Learning
  • National Centre for Innovations in Distance Education
  • Centre for Extension Education
  • Inter-University Consortium For Technology-Enabled Flexible Education & Development
  • National Council for Disability Studies
  • Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education
IGNOU has been recognized by UGC as a Central University. The Commonwealth of Learning has designated IGNOU as its 1st “Centre of Excellence for Distance Education”. The chancellor of this public university is Pratibha Patil and the Vice-Chancellor is V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai. Indira Gandhi Ntional Open University is also the “largest university” in the entire World.

Last Updated on : February 10, 2016

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