Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) being the world’s largest university, it was established in the year 1985 under an act of Parliament with the aim of delivering quality higher education, in various disciplines, through distance learning to three category of students:

·        Those who reside in remote areas and do not have access to the higher education.

·        Those who cannot join regular courses due to financial and other constraints.

·        Professionals aspiring for additional qualification.

The educational programmes imparted by the IGNOU are considered at par with the education provided by any other recognized institute of the country. It is estimated that approximately 1.5 million students in India are presently being enrolled in the various programmes of IGNOU.


IGNOU also promotes and maintains standards of distance education in and around the country and is recognized as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). Its various activities include the following.

  • Promotes Open University and distance education system in the country.
  • Coordinates and determines standards of teaching, evaluation and research system of the country
  • Allocates and disburses grants to various distance education institutions in the country

Doctoral Programmes

  • Integrated Doctoral Programme in Mathematics
    (in collaboration with Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad)
  • Integrated Doctoral Programme in Physics
    (in collaboration with Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Commerce)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Education)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Economics)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (English)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Hindi)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (History)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Lib. & Inf. Sciences)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Mathematics)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Physics)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Political Science)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Public Administration)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Sociology)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Tourism Studies)

Master's Degree Programmes

  • Common Wealth Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Common Wealth Executive Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Arts (Distance Education)
  • Master of Arts (Economics)
  • Master of Arts (English)
  • Master of Arts (Hindi)
  • Master of Arts (History)
  • Master of Arts (Political Science)
  • Master of Arts (Public Administration)
  • Master of Arts Public Policy
  • Master of Arts (Rural Development)
  • Master of Arts (Sociology)
  • Master of Arts (Tourism Management)
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration (Banking & Finance)
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Computer Applications
  • Master in Library and Information Science
  • Master of Science (Dietetics and Food Service Management)
  • Master of Science (Hospitality Administration)

Bachelor's Degree Programmes

  • Bachelor Preparatory Programme
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Tourism Studies)
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor in Library and Information Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Hospitality and Hotel Administration)
  • Bachelor of Science (Nautical Science)
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • B.Tech. Civil (Construction Management)
  • B.Tech. Civil (Water Resources Engineering)
  • Post-Basic Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

Advanced Diplomas

  • Advanced Diploma in Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Advanced Diploma in Construction Management
  • Advanced Diploma in Water Resource Engineering

Post Graduate Diplomas

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Audio Programme Production
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital & Health Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights
  • Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Operation
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Maternal and Child Health
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Operations Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Radio Prasaran
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Translation

Diplomas

  • Diploma in Aquaculture
  • Diploma in Creative Writing in English
  • Diploma in Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering (Army only)
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering (for Construction Sector)
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Diploma in Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (Army only)
  • Diploma in HIV and Family Education
  • Diploma in Management
  • Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education
  • Diploma in Nursing Administration
  • Diploma in Nautical Science
  • Diploma in Primary Education
  • Diploma in Tourism Studies
  • Diploma Programme in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables
  • Diploma in Women’s Empowerment and Development
  • Diploma in Youth in Development Work

PG Certificates

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Copyediting and Proofreading
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Community Cardiology
  • PG Certificate Programme in Participatory Management of Displacement, Resettlement and Rehabilitation
  • Post Graduate Certificate for Professional Development of Teachers
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Writing for Television

Certificates

  • Certificate in Consumer Protection
  • Certificate in Computing
  • Certificate in Competency Enhancement for ANM/FHW
  • Certificate in Craft and Design (Pottery)
  • Certificate in Disaster Management
  • Certificate in Environmental Studies
  • Certificate in Empowering Women through Self Help Groups
  • Certificate in Food & Nutrition
  • Certificate in Food Safety (Online)
  • Certificate in Guidance
  • Certificate in Health Care Waste Management
  • Certificate in HIV and Family Education
  • Certificate in Human Rights
  • Certificate in ICT Applications in Library
  • Certificate in Laboratory Techniques
  • Certificate in Labour in Development
  • Certificate in Nutrition and Child Care
  • Certificate in Participatory Forest Management ,/
  • Certificate in Primary Teaching
  • Certificate in Participatory Project Planning
  • Certificate in Rural Development
  • Certificate in Shoe Upper Cutting
  • Certificate in Shoe Upper Stitching
  • Certificate in Shoe Lasting and Finishing
  • Certificate in Teaching of English
  • Certificate in Teaching of Primary Programs Mathematics
  • Certificate in Tourism Studies
  • Certificate in Women’s Empowerment and Development
  • Certificate in Youth in Development Work
  • Awareness Course on Intellectual Property Right
  • Computer Literacy Programme
  • Appreciation Course on Environment

 

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