Wednesday, March 13, 2019

IGNOU Admission 2019: UG , PG, Diploma Re-registration date extended till May 31

The Indira Gandhi National Open University, IGNOU has extended the last date for re-registration till May 31 for UG and PG semester programs. Candidates can apply on the official website of IGNOU before 31st May for semester programmes. However, this is applicable to only those students who have already enrolled in PG and UG courses, and want to re-register for the next year/semester of the respective course. Students can submit the form irrespective of their submitted projects in the previous exams. The re-registration process started for the batches of Master Degree, Bachelors Degree and selected PG Diplomas for July 2018 session.
Instruction to Fill Application Form Online
Before filling the re-registration application form, candidates should read the following instructions:
  1.  First-time applicants are advised to click the respective programme tab on the home page of Online Re-registration System and select the particular programme. Then, carefully read the course details, credits, project work of programme, including fee details, eligibility criteria, duration, etc.
  2.  Applicants are requested to download the IGNOU Common Prospectus 2018-19 and read carefully the rules of the university as mentioned. Read the section 1,7,8,9,12 and 13 carefully before filling the online application form for re-registration.
Steps to fill the online application form for re-registration:
  • Visit the official website on IGNOU
  • Click on “Register Online”, on the homepage, and scroll down to “Re-registration” tab
  • Click on the "LOGIN" button of Online Re-registration system and login with the assigned Username (Enrolment Number) and password
  • From the available groups, select the respective course details
  • Save the selections and click on next button
  • Confirm the details, check the self-declaration box, and click on the "Accept & Proceed Payment" button
  • Pay the Re-registration fee through net banking or debit/credit card
  • After making the payment, click the "NEXT" button
  • Save and Print the form for future reference
Candidates are advised to keep their enrollment number, mobile number, and email ID with them for future reference, and contact the respective regional center of IGNOU for confirming any specific details.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Story of two elderly women who through sheer dedication fulfilled graduation dream

Two elderly women from Vidarbharegion of Maharashtra, who had to discontinue their education due to circumstances decades ago, have fulfilled their long-cherished dream of pursuing higher studies. The two women, including a tribal, completed different academic programmes from the Nagpur regional centre of the Indira Gandhi National Open University(IGNOU) recently.
These two, along with another woman student of the IGNOU, were honored with the 'Inspirational Academic Achievement' award by the university on the eve of the International Women's Day for their determination and academic achievement. Nagpur-based Aarti Mukherjee, 62, had to discontinue her studies in the final year of graduation 40 years ago. But decades later, she decided to take up BA Hindi programme and completed the course in December 2018.
"All these years, I had pain in my heart that I could not complete my studies. My mother knew about it. Eight years back, when she was ill, she asked me to complete my dream. In 2015, I took admission to the BA course in IGNOU," she said. Mukherjee, who now plans to pursue MA, said other women who could not complete their studies, should also pursue their dream like her.
Kamla Dhakade, 65, a tribal from Wadsa village in Gadchiroli district, had to leave studies after Class IV. But after a gap of 55 years, she resumed studies and joined the Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) course and completed in December last.
"I always had a liking for studies," Dhakade, who manages the finances of a Self Help Group (SHG) in her village, said. She now plans to do BA in Social Science. Forty-four-year-old homemaker Monika Kasat (Kothari) from Amravati, who was also given the award on Thursday, had bagged IGNOU's gold medal in BA exam conducted in 2010. She now plans to pursue MA English.

IGNOU open online application window for M.Phil, Ph.D. admissions 2019

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi is inviting applications for the admissions to M.Phil and Ph.D. programs. Candidates who are interested can apply for admissions by visiting the official website of the IGNOU -- The course will begin from July 2019 and the last date to apply for the admissions is March 25, 2019.
There will be an entrance exam and candidates who will qualify the exam will be eligible for the admissions at IGNOU. The entrance exam is scheduled to be held on April 7, 2019.
Steps to apply for the IGNOU 2019 admissions
  • Visit the official website of the IGNOU
  • Click on the ‘entrance exam’ which is present under the ‘Register Online’ tab
  • Click on ‘register yourself’
  • Click on ‘Declaration’ and ‘I agree and proceedʼ
  • Fill the form
  • Make payment to complete the form

Key role of employability in choice of foreign university -Yojana Sharma

International students from several Asian countries, including India and China, who are looking to choose a university abroad have become more focused on employment prospects in choosing a subject, university and the country of study abroad. 

According to a new global comparison report on international student employment outcomes and international student satisfaction published by Australian-based student-university-alumni network platform Cturtle, which also produces international student satisfaction data and the International Alumni Job Network, students from eight Asian countries are prioritising career issues in choosing a university abroad. 

When a degree just isn’t enough, also offer upskilling-Nita Temmerman (PhD)

We are hearing more and more about the ever-necessary requirement in today’s competitive, fast paced, technology-driven society to either reskill or upskill. Lifelong learning is no longer a slogan or an option, but a reality – a necessity. 

There are multiple reports that point to today’s graduates changing jobs up to 10 or even more times during their lifetime. It seems reasonable to assume that there will be some skills (re)training required if these job changes are to successfully occur, especially given the rapidity of new knowledge development.

Employers want graduates with both theoretical and practical knowledge and skills. We can add to that the call by employers for freshly graduated university job hunters to have practical, industry- or professional-related skills. Employers want employees who have both theoretical knowledge and understanding as well as hands-on, real-world know-how and who can ‘hit the ground running’.

A large number of university courses now include some work-based learning, but those experiences can be limited in time and breadth of experience. So where might university graduates turn to gain up-to-date employment skills not obtained through their university academic degree? Here are two possible options. The first is the vocational education training (VET) sector itself; and the second is universities supplementing degrees with complementary skill-based certificates.

NIOS Revises Date-sheet for March 2019 Examinations due to Elections

NIOS revises 10th & 12th April 2019 exam dates - Revised Date-sheet

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Placement Drive for Axis Bank Ltd on February 26, 2019 in the Convention Centre, IGNOU Campus

Indira Gandhi National Open University 
Campus Placement Cell 
Maidan Garhi, 
New Delhi-110068

Campus Placement Drive for AXIS Bank Limited at Convention Centre, IGNOU Campus,
 November 26, 2018 at 10.00 am.
 (Reporting and Registration: 10-11am) 
(Orientation Programme: 11 am)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Attention: Engineering Degree /Diploma students.

Attention: Engineering Degree /Diploma students.

University has a prescribed minimum and maximum duration for each programme. Often students approach the University requesting grant of further extension of re-registration so as to clear their balance courses and thereby seeking ‘special readmission/re-registration’ beyond permissible rules.

 Accordingly, all engineering degree/diploma students are informed the following:

“There is no provision for special readmission/re-registration beyond the prescribed period of registration for engineering degree/diploma programmes.” 

Online Registration for 32nd Convocation - 10th March 2019

  1. Last date for online registration is 10th March 2019. Please register below ‘Online Registration for 32nd Convocation. Note: The date of 32nd Convocation will be decided in due course of time (Keep visiting website regularly for any information updates).
  2. Students completed their Programmes in December-2017/ June-2018 Term-End Examinations are eligible for award of original Certificate at this Convocation.
  3. Eligible students are required to register themselves for obtaining the degree/diploma certificate and pay the requisite fee through online mode only.
  4. They may attend the Convocation and collect the certificate at any of the Regional Centres or at Delhi, as per their convenience.
  5. In case, Convocation is not held in the city opted by the student, he/she will be permitted to attend the convocation in nearby city of the Regional Centre.
  6. The fee to obtain the original Degree/diploma certificate is Rs. 600/- per certificate to be paid though online mode only.
  7. The exact date of Convocation and other details in this regard will be announced in due course of time and the registered students will be communicated separately.
  8. In case, students are NOT invited to attend the Convocation or could not attend the Convocation even after submission of the requisite fee, their certificate will be sent by post, after the Convocation.
  9. Click Hereto print the acknowledgement. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, you may wait 48 hrs.
  10. Certificate/PG Certificate Programmes students are not required to register and pay the requisite fee. Their certificate(s) will be sent by post, after the convocation.
  11. For queries, if any, and discrepancy in payment of Convocation fee contact at 011-29572209, 29572224. Also student may write to the following email:-

Term End December 2018 Result Declared

Dear Student,

Please download the "Term End December 2018 Examination Result from the website of IGNOU or from the following link :

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

IGNOU launches Voter Awareness Forum

17 January, 2019
As per the directive from Election Commission of India, Indira Gandhi National Open University launched Voter Awareness Forum (VAF) for university's employees. The VAF at government and other offices is part of the flagship programme ‘Systematic Voters’ Education & Electoral Participation’ (SVEEP) of the Election Commission of India to carry out various interventions for strengthening and enhancing quality electoral participation.
Dr. Monika Mishra, School of Sciences, IGNOU gave an introduction about the Voter Awareness Forum. Giving details about the Forum, she informed the gathering that "Voter Awareness Forum (VAF) serves the purpose of imparting voter education to all employees within an organization. Voter Awareness Forum (VAF) is an informal forum for generating discussions and awareness around the electoral process, on the how, what and where of registration & voting, through the medium of real-time activities.”

Ms. Vidya Sonal, Registrar, IGNOU welcomed the chief guests and formally inaugurated the forum. In her inaugural address, Ms. Sonal said that such events would help in sensitizing everyone about the need to exercise political franchise. She complimented the organizing committee for the initiative and extended full support to the forum and its activities.
Prof. D. Gopal, School of Social Sciences, IGNOU delivered an insightful lecture on “Role of Voters in Strengthening Democracy”. He reminded that for a thriving democracy an aware voter is a prerequisite and the collective power of voters can change government in a democratic setting. Before India gained independence only a few elites were part of the electing the representatives, Section 123 (Representation of the People Act, 1951) bestows equal right to each voter irrespective of caste, creed or religion etc., Prof. Gopal remarked. He also encouraged imparting education on the voting right to everyone early on so as to have a vibrant democracy. And ECI initiative is a welcome move in the direction, he observed.
Dr. Ranjan kumar, Member Board of Management, IGNOU said that political franchise has helped in liberating the mindset of the people in India and made even a common person empowered and felt contributing in the process of electing the government at center, state and panchayat levels.
An MCQ quiz was also conducted as part of the activities to create awareness and imparting voter education. The winners of the quiz will be announced on 25th January’2019 on the National Voters’ Day.
Dr. Amit Shrivastav, RSD proposed vote of thanks.