Thursday, April 2, 2020

DTH Operators of Gyan Darshan Channel of IGNOU

Twitter accounts of SOCIS

@ignoucit  ---  for CIT Programme

@ignoupgdca  --- for PGDCA Programme

@bcaignou  ----  for BCA Programme

@mcaignou ---- for  MCA Programme

@vsubrahmanyamv  ---  Directors' Account

@pvsuresh_2000 - ---  Prof P V Suresh account

@mpmishravns ---- Sh.M. P.Mishra account

Circular regarding assignments

Regional Centre Delhi-1

Dated: 30th March, 2020


In light of the University Circular, dated 30.03.2020, as given on Page 02, the learners under RC Delhi-1 are advised to submit scanned copies of their hand written assignments by  e-mail at  
Those learners who wish to submit their assignments online, they are requested to note and comply with the following:

01.         The email must carry the following details of the sender:

1.  Name of the learner:
2.  Enrollment number:
3.  Regional Centre Code:
4.  Study Centre Code:
5.  Programme Code:
6.  Course Code(s) of attached assignments:
7.  Mobile number:
8.  Email ID:

02.         For each Course, their assignment responses should be scanned in ONE single pdf file. Means, if there are 10 questions in one assignment, there should NOT be   10 separate pdf files of these 10 answers. These should be scanned in ONE single pdf file for easy download at RC end. 

03.         The *first page of the pdf* of each Course must also carry the learner's correct details as per point no. 01 above.
04.         Learners are advised to check *the last date* of submission of their assignments on IGNOU / RC website.

05.         The     assignment   question        papers            are      available        on       University             website      

Appeal to Learners by the Hon'ble Vice Chancellor


Dear Learners,
As you are aware, our Country - India, is facing an unprecedented situation since past few days on account of Corona Virus outbreak. In order to combat the spread of this global COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of India has taken several safety measures and initiatives. Hon’ble Prime Minister of our Country has announced complete lockdown of 21 days from the midnight of 24th March 2020. As a National Open University spread across the length and breadth of the Country and abroad with its 56 Regional Centres and more than 1800 Learner Support Centres, we are committed to ensure your well being as well as well being of more than 30 lakh learners enrolled with IGNOU. Therefore, I earnestly request you all to:
       strictly adhere to the Government directions and guidelines of social distancing and complete lockdown and show your determination and resolve in expressing our solidarity with the initiatives taken by the Govt. of India; 
       ensure proper cleaning and sanitization of frequently touched surfaces. Regularly wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol based hand rub. 
       cover your mouth while sneezing & coughing, don’t spit in public, avoid close contacts. Avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth;
       take care of your health and look out for any respiratory symptoms like high fever/cough/difficulty in breathing etc. In case of any health related issue, call Helpline Numbers of respective State(s) Or Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India’s 24*7 Control Room No. 011-23978046.
       act as IGNOU’s Ambassadors and sensitize your family, friends and society toards the need to follow government directions, social distancing, and public health measures;  
You are also requested to regularly visit the University website and make use of digital resources, Self Instructional Material and online contents uploaded on the website for fulfilling your learning needs. You are also requested to regularly watch/listen to the electronic media content telecast/broadcast through GyanDarsan and GyanVani channels. Needless to mention, the University is committed to take every step to safeguard your learning aspirations. 
I pray that you along with your family stay safe and healthy.
I am sure with your support and resolve we will win this war against COVID-19.
Jai Hind !

Nageshwar Rao Vice Chancellor, IGNOU 

Monday, March 23, 2020

Important Notification Regarding Term End Examination June 2020


Keeping in view the spread of CORONA VIRUS, the epidemic and complete LOCKDOWN throughout the country, University.

With the approval of the competent authority the last date of accepting the June 2020 Term End Examination forms WITHOUT ANY LATE FEE has been extended upto 30th April, 2020

Take care of your health. Wash your hands regularly and stay at home 

Best Regards

Naveen Raj Bhatia 
Centre In-Charge 

IGNOU SC-0742 (D)
New Horizon School
North of Humayun’s Tomb
New Delhi -110 013

Dated: 23rd March 2020

Sunday, March 22, 2020

How to make the switch to online teaching more effective :University world News

As a result of the new coronavirus epidemic most universities in China have encouraged their professors to apply online teaching instead of in-class teaching and this is likely to continue for the indefinite future. Some professors and students have complained about problems with online teaching and lack confidence in its effectiveness, but many are still new to the whole online experience. Here are some of the problems and some potential solutions.

Network overload

The network is too busy and network quality is not good enough. Some universities require professors to follow their normal schedule. Yet the reality is that thousands, and sometimes even tens of thousands of students, will be on the same platform at the same time, which massively challenges the network.

One way of dealing with this is to encourage professors to upload their teaching resource beforehand and guide students to learn at their own pace and time. The professors only organise discussions and Q&As according to their normal schedule.

Digital Learning Resources For College Students By MHRD

Universities across the country are suspending classes and have closed all or partial operations till March 31 after UGC's recent directive. With classes suspended, students have turned to digital learning methods to study. MHRD, on its part, has released a list of e-learning resources which college students can use for free of cost.
One such resource is SWAYAM. It is the online education platform hosting 1900 courses covering both school (class 1 to 12) and higher education (under graduate and post graduate programs). The courses are available for engineering, humanities and social sciences, law, and management streams.
SWAYAM platform also allows students to get their credits transferred (maximum 20%) to their conventional courses.
Students can also utilize SWAYAM Prabha which has 32 DTH TV channels transmitting educational contents available 24X7. These channels are available for viewing across the country using DD Free Dish Set Top Box and Antenna. The channel, too, covers both school and higher education. The channel covers school education for classes 1 to 12 and higher education for (undergraduate, postgraduate, engineering Out-of-school children, vocational courses and teacher training.
SWAYAM Prabha has higher education courses in arts, science, commerce, performing arts, social sciences and humanities subjects, engineering, technology, law, medicine, agriculture.
In addition, students can also be given projects, to be done at home, under "Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat", "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan", "Jal Shakti Abhiyan", "Ban on Single Use Plastic" and "Fit India".

Government's e-Learning Platforms Available For School Students

Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' asked students to continue their learning by making full use of the available digital e-Learning platforms during the period the educational institutions are closed as a precautionary measure against COVID-19. The Minister has also urged educational institutions to promote digital learning and make students aware of the various digital and e-learning platforms which are provided by MHRD for online education. 
Some of the digital initiatives or platforms of Ministry of HRD available for school education are as follows:
Diksha has more than 80000 e-Books for Class 12 created by CBSE, NCERT and States or Union Territories which are available in multiple languages. The content can also be viewed through QR code on textbooks. 
This app can be downloaded from iOS and Google Play Store:
Website: or
In this web portal NCERT has deployed 1886 audios, 2000 videos, 696 e-books (e-Pubs) and 504 Flip Books for classes 1st to 12th in different languages. 
Mobile app is available.
Website: or
National Repository of Open Educational Resources (NROER)
NROER portal has a total of 14527 files including 401 collections, 2779 documents, 1345 interactive, 1664 audios, 2586 images and 6153 videos on different languages.
SWAYAM is the national online education platform hosting 1900 courses covering both school (class IX to XII) And Higher Education (under graduate, post graduate programs) in all subjects including engineering, humanities and social sciences, law and management courses. 
A unique feature of SWAYAM is that, it is integrated with the conventional education. 
Credit transfers are possible for SWAYAM courses (max 20%).
Swayam Prabha
Swayam Prabha has 32 D2H TV channels transmitting educational contents on 24/7 basis. These channels are available for viewing all across all across the country using DD free Dish set top box and antenna. 
The channel schedule and other details are available in the portal. 
The channels cover both school education (class IX to XII) And Higher Education (under graduate, post graduate, engineering, out of school children, vocational courses and teacher training) in arts, Science, commerce, performing arts, Social Sciences and Humanities subjects, engineering, technology,  law, medicine, agriculture.Website:
The access or login in to all the above platforms or facilities are free

Coronavirus: IGNOU Suspends Activities At 1,800 Learner Support Centers Till March 31

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, IGNOU has suspended all activities at Learner Support Centers spread across the country. There are more than 1800 LSCs with over 35000 academic counsellors all over India affiliated to 56 Regional Centres of the University where over 7 lakhs students are provided support services.
Accordingly, the assignment submission date also has been extended till 30th April, 2020, to adhere to the advisory issued by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
Prof. Nageshwar Rao, VC IGNOU has urged the IGNOU learners to not visit the study center, Regional Center and the IGNOU HQ during the period and instead has advised them to use IGNOU helpline telephone numbers, available email ids on IGNOU website, IGRAM portal and social media channels for any support services and queries.
Prof Rao has also advised all the employees of the university including faculty members, administrative staff to strictly adhere to the advisory circulated by the authorities to prevent the spread of the virus. 
Prof. Rao has asked all Heads of Schools/Divisions/Units/Centres/Cells to take immediate necessary steps to ensure availability of hand sanitizer/Soaps/other cleaning materials at their schools/Divisions/Units/Centres/Cells.
Asking everyone to comply with the advisory, Prof. Nageshwar Rao, VC added that "Any official (s) himself/herself or relative(s)/visitor(s) with travel history to any of the COVID-19 affected country or in contact with such persons should be monitored and home quarantined and must inform Registrar (Admn.) in this regard without fail, immediately, in addition to the Government of India recommendations for the persons returning from abroad should self-quarantine in their home for 15 days. All the residents in IGNOU residential campus are requested to follow Government Protocol."

Friday, March 13, 2020

31.03.2020 तक कक्षाओं का निलंबन

प्रिय शिक्षार्थी,

दिन की शुभकामनाएं

केंद्रीय / राज्य सरकार द्वारा खतरनाक एहतियाती उपायों के मद्देनजर। नोवेल कोरोना वायरस (COVID-19) के प्रसार को समाहित करने के लिए, 31 मार्च 2020 तक सभी क्षेत्रीय केंद्रों / लर्नर सपोर्ट सेंटर्स (LSC) / स्टडी सेंटर्स (SC) पर शिक्षार्थी सहायता सेवाओं की गतिविधियों को स्थगित करने का निर्णय लिया गया है।

इसे देखते हुए काउंसलिंग सत्र / कक्षाएं 31.03.2020 तक निलंबित रहेंगी।

इसके अलावा, आपके पास कोई प्रश्न है तो कृपया मुझे बताएं


नवीन राज भाटिया
केंद्र प्रभारी

IGNOU SC-0742 (D)
न्यू होराइजन स्कूल
उत्तर में हुमायूँ का मकबरा
नई दिल्ली -110 013

दिनांक: 13 मार्च 2020