Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is one of the largest universities in the world. It was set up under the IGNOU act passed by the Parliament in 1985, as a Central University to provide open and distance educational facilities to the millions who did not have any reach to the conventional educational systems and thereby, improve India's human resource by the means of providing education. After the determination of aim, to fulfill its dream of “democratizing higher education” it has tried to impart education through various flexible modes. Apart from imparting education it also acts as a national resource center for the promotion and development of open universities and distance learning centers.

IGNOU, presently serves about 1.5 million students with a large network of schools of study and regional study centers. It has its branches in about 35 countries. It has 11 schools of study, 58 regional centers, 7 sub regional centers, 1400 study centers and 41 overseas center. Students of IGNOU comprises of about 10% of students pursuing higher studies.

IGNOU Schools of Study

IGNOU provides 125 study programs consisting of 1100 courses. A number of skill based programs are offered through 11 schools of study. The schools are:

  • School of Computer & Information System
  • School of Continuing Education
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering & Technology
  • School of Health Science
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Management Studies
  • School of Science
  • School of Social Science
  • School of Law
  • School of Agriculture

Courses offered at IGNOU

PhD programs at IGNOU

  • Education
  • Economics
  • History
  • Tourism Studies
  • Library & Information Science
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Political Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Management
  • Commerce

Master's Degree Programs at IGNOU

  • English (MEG)
  • Hindi (MHD)
  • Political Science (MPS)
  • History (MAH)
  • Economics (MEC)
  • Sociology (MSO)
  • Public Administration (MPA)
  • Public Policy (MPP)
  • Commerce (MCOM)
  • Dietetics and Food Service Management (DFSM)
  • Computer Applications (MCA)
  • Library and Information Science (MLIS)
  • Hospitality Administration (MHA)
  • Distance Education (MADE)
  • Tourism Management (MTM)
  • Business Administration in HRD/Finance/Operations/Marketing (MBA)
  • Business Administration (Banking & Finance) (MBF)
  • Rural Development, MA (RD)
  • Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration (CEMBA)

Bachelor's Degree Programs at IGNOU

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • BSc Nautical Science
  • BSc Nursing
  • Library and Information Science
  • Computer Applications
  • BEd
  • Technology in Civil (Construction Management)
  • Technology in Civil (Water Resource Engineering)
  • Hospitality & Hotel Administration.
  • Tourism Studies
  • PG Diploma programs at IGNOU
  • Library Automation & Networking
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Radio Prasaran
  • Audio Program Production
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Hospital and Health Management
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Rural Development
  • Higher Education
  • Distance Education
  • Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing Management
  • International Business Operations
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Environment & Sustainable Development

Diploma Programs at IGNOU

  • Construction Management
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • HIV and Family Education
  • Primary Education
  • Youth in Development Work
  • Women's Empowerment and Development
  • Aquaculture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Certificate Programs at IGNOU
  • Copy editing and Proofreading
  • Rural Surgery
  • Computing
  • Nutrition and Child Care
  • Teaching of Primary School Mathematics
  • ICT applications in Library

IGNOU Address

  • Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068
  • Phone no. 91 − 11 − 29532321, 29535924 − 32, 29535062 − 65 (EPABX), Extn. 2504 & 2508
  • Fax: 91 − 11 − 29536588
  • E-mail: rmohan@ignou.ac.in
  • Website: www.ignou.ac.in