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Indira Gandhi National Open University, Indira Gandhi National Open University

Address: 93, Maidan Garhi Rd, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi, Delhi 110068, India

Description Indira Gandhi National Open University, Indira Gandhi National Open University

  • Location: New Delhi, India
  • Year of foundation: 1985
  • Language of tuition: Hindi, English
  • Type of training: mixed.

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is committed to the quality of teaching, research, training and dissemination. The institution acts as a national resource center for expertise and infrastructure in the ODL system – open and distance learning. As a world leader in distance education, IGNOU has been awarded the Commonwealth of Learning Award (COL), Canada.

The university began offering two academic programs in 1987: a diploma in management and a diploma in distance learning, which enrolled 4,528 students.

Today, it caters to the educational aspirations of more than 3 million (!) students in India and other countries through:

  • 21 schools
  • a network of 67 regional centres
  • about 2000 student support centers
  • 20 foreign institutions.

The university offers about 200 programs of certificates, diplomas, degrees and doctoral students. Disciplines are conducted by about 250 teachers and 230 specialists at headquarters and regional centers, as well as more than 35,000 scientific consultants from traditional higher education institutions, professional organizations and industry.

Letter assessment system of the university:

  • A – Excellent
  • B – Very good
  • C – Good
  • D – Intermediate
  • E – Unsatisfactory.

Percentage evaluation system:

  • O (Excellent): from 85%
  • A + (Excellent): 75 to 85%
  • A (Very good): 65 to 75%
  • B+ (Good): 55 to 65%
  • B (Above average): 50 to 55%
  • C (Intermediate): 40 to 50%
  • D (Passed): 35 to 40%
  • F (Error): less than 35%
  • Ab (No educational work).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Indira Gandhi National Open University, Indira Gandhi National Open University

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All regional centers are located in India. IGNOU's main campus is located in Maidan Garhi, New Delhi.

Important rooms of the building:

  • Baba Sahid Ambedkar Conference Center for seminars, lectures
  • Online Education Center: Events
  • Gardening cell – design of green spaces on the territory of the university and the city, greenhouses with vegetables and plants, research and preparation of useful fertilizers
  • Gardens, terraces, recreation areas
  • Library, Memorial to Professor G. Ram Reddy
  • National Research Centres
  • Student Service Center, Campus Placement.

IGNOU consists of faculty schools, which in turn include thematic courses:

  • agriculture
  • education
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Continuing education
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Foreign languages
  • Humanities
  • Gender Studies and Development
  • right
  • Science
  • Management of tourism, hotel services
  • Natural history
  • Social sciences
  • General Management
  • Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary studies
  • Social work
  • Performing arts and visual arts
  • Vocational education and training
  • Journalism and New Media Research
  • Medical sciences
  • Expanded and developmental research.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Training at the university takes place in semesters, at the end of each of them - exam week.

Additional expenses:

  • Accommodation: rent an apartment/room
  • nutrition
  • transport
  • Mobile communication and Internet
  • Recreation & Sports
  • Household needs
  • Health insurance
  • Registration and annual fees.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Documents can be submitted in July or December.

  • Completed online application form on the official website of the university
  • photographs
  • Certificates of previous places of study
  • BPL certificate not lower than poverty level
  • Certificate of work experience
  • Certificates of knowledge of English or Hindi.

Applicants will have to pass entrance tests, the results of which should be provided from March to April or from September to October.

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- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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