Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

The Indira Gandhi National Open University known as IGNOU, is a distance learning national university named after former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi was established in 1985. IGNOU was established by an Act of Parliament in 1985 and since then has continuously striven to build an inclusive knowledge society through inclusive education. As a world leader in distance education, it has been conferred with awards of excellence by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada, several times.

Today, there are more than 3 million students in India and other countries through 21 Schools of Studies and a network of 67 regional centres, around 2,667 learner support centres and 29 overseas partner institutions. The University offers about 228 certificate, diploma, degree and doctoral programmes, with a strength of nearly 810 faculty members and 574 academic staff at the headquarters and regional centres and about 33,212 academic counsellors from conventional institutions of higher learning, professional organisations, and industry among others.

The University has made a significant mark in the areas of higher education, community education and continual professional development. The University has been networking with reputed public institutions and private enterprises for enhancing the educational opportunities being offered by it. 

The University is committed to quality in teaching, research, training and extension activities, and acts as a national resource centre for expertise and infrastructure in the ODL system. The University has established the Centre for Extension Education, National Centre for Disability Studies and National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education, to focus on specific learner groups and enrich the distance learning system.

Vision of Indira Gandhi National Open University

IGNOU, the National Resource Centre for Open and Distance Learning (ODL), with international recognition and presence, shall provide seamless access to sustainable and learner-centric quality education, skill upgradation and training to all by using innovative technologies and methodologies and ensuring convergence of existing systems for massive human resource required for promoting integrated national development and global understanding.

Schools in IGNOU

  • School of Agriculture
  • School of Education 
  • School of Foreign Languages 
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Law
  • School of Science
  • School of Tourism and Hospitality Service Management
  • School of Computer and Information Sciences
  • School of Engineering & Technology
  • School of Gender and Development Studies
  • School of Inter-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Studies
  • School of Management Studies
  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of Translation Studies and Training
  • School of Continuing Education
  • School of Extension and Development Studies
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Journalism and New Media Studies
  • School of Performing and Visual Arts
  • School of Social Work
  • School of Vocational Education and Training

Academic Programs in IGNOU

  • Doctoral Programs
  • Masters
  • M Phil
  • Bachelors
  • PG and Advanced Diploma
  • Non Credit Programs
  • Online Programs
  • Certificate Programs
Contact Details

Residential Campus Road
Maidan Garhi, 
New Delhi, Delhi 110068

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