The Indira Gandhi National Open University was established by an Act of Parliament in 1985. The university offers several courses.
The main objectives are as follows:
It serves the educational aspirations of about 1.8 million students in India and 32 countries abroad through 21 Schools of Studies and an elaborate network of 58 Regional centres, 1804 study centres, and 49 overseas centres.
IGNOU has two main functions:
(i) It offers various academic programmes that lead to Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees. It develops and produces courses for delivery through open learning and distance education mode. IGNOU is also actively involved in research, training and extension education activities.
(ii) In its capacity as an Apex Body, it co-ordinates and monitors distance education system throughout the country. IGNOU has also constituted the Distance Education Council and has provided expertise and assistance to other Open and Distance Learning Institutions in the country.
Indira Gandhi National Open University – Evaluation System
A two-tier system of evaluation is followed:
Assignments and Term-end exams are mandatory. Proportionate weightage is given to both assessment components for evaluation purposes. Students securing the highest score at the first attempt are awarded gold medals during the annual convocation ceremony of the University.
IGNOU’s method of instruction differs radically from that of other conventional universities. Indira Gandhi National Open University has adopted a multimedia approach to instruction. The different components being: self-instructional materials, counselling sessions, both face-to-face and via teleconferencing mode. For courses in Science, Computers, Nursing as well as Engineering and Technology, arrangements have been made to enable students undertake practical classes at select study centres.
Official Website: www.ignou.ac.in
Email: Student Registration & Evaluation Division: firstname.lastname@example.org
Material Production and Distribution Division: email@example.com
Regional Services Division: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Service Centre: email@example.com
India Pin Code: 110 068
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