Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Delhi

Delhi, Delhi NCR

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About Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

The Indira Gandhi Open University was established by an act of the parliament in the year 1985. It has been approved by both the University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). IGNOU was established to solve the sole purpose of providing higher education opportunities to the disadvantaged sections of the society. Apart from teaching and research, it also acts as a national resource centre and serves to promote and maintain standards of distance education in India. It is one of the largest universities in India, providing distance education to nearly three million students in the country and abroad.

Some Facts about IGNOU:

Established in



Maidangarhi, New Delhi

University Type

Public, Central University

Total Students

More than 3 million

Total Schools


Overseas Centres


Regional Centres


Study Centres


Academic Programs



Notable Centres/Cells/Units in IGNOU:

IGNOU facilitates the following cells, centres and units with a specific function of each of them.

  • Campus Placement Cell – The mission and endeavour of this cell are to provide gainful employment opportunities to its learners. The cell conducts on-campus and off-campus placement drives and employment enhancement activities at the headquarters and some of its regional centres.
  • National Centre for Disability Studies (NCDS) – This centre was set up under the 10th plan period and is operational since November 2006. The centre was set up with the mission to strengthen the potential of people with disabilities and build their capabilities so that they can connect with the mainstream of the society.
  • Educational development of North East Region Unit – This centre was established with the objective of creating educational access and equal opportunities for the ‘unreached' in the North- East Region cutting all physical and geographical barriers.
  • Research Unit – This unit was set up in the year 2008. It is the nodal unit of IGNOU which manages all the research related activities at the University. The main aim of this unit is to conduct Research Council and Research Council's Standing Committee meetings for developing policies and frameworks for the conduct of research activities. The Research Degree Program today has an enrolment figure exceeding 1268 scholars registered in 57 Research Disciplines. By the end of 2016, IGNOU has awarded PhD to 306 scholars and M.Phil. to 47 scholars.


  •  In the year 1999, The Indira Gandhi Open University launched the first virtual campus of India, responsible for delivering Computer and Information Sciences courses using the Internet facilities.
  •  IGNOU has enrolled and benefitted over 3 million students by 2011 in India and it also includes 40 other countries abroad.
  •  IGNOU in the year 1993, was awarded by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) as its first Centre of Excellence for Distance Education.
  •  IGNOU also in the past hosted the Secretariats of the SAARC Consortium on Open and Distance Learning and the Global Mega Universities Network (GMUNET) which was initially supported by UNESCO.

To know about the courses offered by the university click on IGNOU University courses

To know about the admission offered by the university click on IGNOU University admission


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Latest News & Updates

  1. IGNOU Admission process has started

    IGNOU is known as the people's University, this university was established in 1985 by an Act of Parliament. The university has been continuously working to provide inclusive knowledge to all the section of society through the ... Read more
  2. Registration Date Of IGNOU B.Ed. Admissions 2019 extended

    IGNOU which is a pioneer name in the field of distance education and open learning has recently opened admission in the B.Ed. and management course for its next academic session of 2019-20. The last date of registration for the same is ... Read more
  3. IGNOU: Admissions in PG, UG and Diploma courses for January session started at

    An official notification has been released on behalf of IGNOU regarding admissions in Bachelors, Masters, Certificate and Diploma Courses for the January 2019 session. The admission procedure has already been started on the ... Read more
  4. IGNOU: OPENMAT XLIV 2018 online application procedure started on

    IGNOU Delhi has recently released the official notification regarding the commencement of Management course entrance exam 2018. The application process for OPENMAT XLIV has already been started by The Indira Gandhi National Open ... Read more
  5. Know all about MA degree from Indira Gandhi National Open University

    IGNOU is referenced as one of the largest Open University in the world organizational wise, which offers a wide range of courses as part of its undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, certificate and diploma courses in arts, science ... Read more

Admission Procedure

Admission to IGNOU courses takes place twice a year, in the month of January and in the month of July. Students can opt for admissions in either of the months. For the July session, registration usually starts in the month of May and goes on until June. For the January session, online registration starts in the month of September-October and continues till November-December. Those seeking admissions can apply through the IGNOU online admission portal within the stipulated time. 

Course Details

IGNOU offers a variety of Degree, Diploma, Certificate and Doctoral degrees in the U.G and P.G category. The selection and eligibility criteria for the courses vary from each other.

U.G Programs-

  • Admission to the IGNOU U.G courses usually commences in the month of February-March.
  • Students are admitted to the course based on the marks scored in the higher secondary level from a recognized board in the relevant discipline.
  • The Bachelor's degree program offered is for a minimum duration of three years. The U.G Diploma courses offered are for a minimum duration of one year except for the Diploma in Elementary Education which is offered for a period of two years.



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The Center of mine was in sec 37 near to Noida city center and like all other distance education Universities there were weekend classes are there in that center and this year in 2018 I have passed out from this course In 2016 They have selected me on my BCom Result and the center was PG College in Noida City Center and the fee was 10 -15 thousand per year and my experience were ...  Read Full Review

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April 29th, 2018

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IGNOU is one best Indian Universities for distance learning. I'm pursuing my MCA from IGNOU university. It has a huge number of study centres all over India. We can chooose and change our centres according to our convenience any time. Since it is the best university for open learning, any job professional and the students who are interested in other extra curricular activities they...  Read Full Review


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May 1st, 2019

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I am doing diploma in gram panchayat and my experience in college is not good at all and there are the following reasons. 1. There customer service department never takes our calls. 2. If they ake they tell us to go to the Khalsa colege which is there center. 3. When we go there center there are so many students who come here so it takes almost 2 hours to resolve my issue. so, I...  Read Full Review


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  • Candidate must hold a bachelor's degree from a recognised university or equivalent with minimum 50% marks (SC/ST- 45%).
  • Candidate must have also achieved minimum 40 percentile in CAT, MAT, CET or OPENMAT.
  • There is no age bar.

Candidates can apply online on the official site of IGNOU or can obtain the prospectus from any IGNOU study center.


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The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), established by an Act of Parliament in 1985, has continuously striven to build an inclusive knowledge-based society through education. It has tried to increase the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) by offering high-quality teaching through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode.


IGNOU offers scholarships to students under the following categories-

  • Students who belong to a financially weaker background.
  • Students who are the single girl-child of their parents.
  • Students belonging to the reserved category- SC/ST/OBC and other minority candidates.

Students who wish to avail the scholarship have to fill an application form available on the official website. Students must read the eligibility criteria before filling the forms as only eligible candidates are offered scholarships. Students can fill and submit the duly filled form before the stipulated time online on the official website of IGNOU. 


IGNOU is one of the largest Open University offering distance education since 1985 in a wide variety of courses to choose from as per the requirement of an individual. The university offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctorate, Diploma and Certificate courses and to take admission in these courses candidate needs to appear for the entrance examination of Indira Gandhi National Open University. Most of the process including admission and result declaration at IGNOU is done on its official website. Candidate needs to visit the official website to apply for a particular course along with viewing the result of a particular exam.

IGNOU recently declared the date sheet of the upcoming examination to be conducted in the month of December. The university highlighting the terms and conditions for the same. Aspiring Students can log in to the website and click on the links to download the date sheet of the examination. Candidate needs to satisfy the eligibility criteria to apply for a particular course and appear for Term End Examination (TEE).

Evaluation Process of IGNOU:

For evaluation of candidates enrolled in various IGNOU courses, the University follows a 3 steps evaluation method to quantify the growth of each student's performance.

Steps of evaluation at IGNOU

  • Self- Assessment by Students:  This particular assessment method is not on basis of marks but it is focused to aid in student's mental growth.
  • Assignments: The students are given certain assignments in the duration of the course and they are evaluated on basis of that. A total of 25 to 35 per cent marks are on basis of performance in assignments.
  • Term End Examination: This particular evaluation method has maximum weightage on basis of marks (70 to 75 per cent) and evaluation is done on the marks scored in the final term examination.

Steps to Check IGNOU Result:

  1. Candidate needs to visit the official website of the IGNOU.
  2. Click on the “Student Zone” on the homepage.
  3. From the drop-down menu, choose the result option
  4. Candidate will be redirected to the result page where the candidate needs to select the link of the particular exam.
  5. Candidate needs to enter the registration number and submit the result page.
  6. The result will be displayed on the screen. 



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Financial assistance

The IGNOU offers scholarships to those who are in a need of financial assistance or is a single girl child in the family. Special scholarships are there for the reserved category students and for disabled students.

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