Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Inviting Innovative Ideas from IGNOU Students

‘Ideas Competition for IGNOU Students’


 Institute’s Innovation Council (IIC) 
National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education (NCIDE) 
‘Ideas Competition for IGNOU Students’

 IGNOU has set up Institutions Innovation Council (IIC) at the National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education (NCIDE). IIC at IGNOU aims at promoting idea generation, grassroots innovation, develops prototype, solve problem in the local context with a view to generating intellectual property and one of the objectives of IIC at IGNOU is to recognize the power of idea and transform the ideas in to workable solutions. The IIC and IGNOU is organizing an ‘Idea Competition’ for its students followed by “Festival of Ideas” to showcase and recognise the ideas of IGNOU students. IGNOU students can submit their original and creative ideas that can solve any daily life problem in any of the fields including Food, Agriculture and Rural Development, Clean Energy and Alternate Fuel, Clean Water and Water Management, Swacchhata Initiatives and Waste Management, Health Care and Hygiene, Education and Open University System and Smart Transportation and Traffic Management. The ideas in these areas could be interdisciplinary also. The ideas will be evaluated on the criteria of their novelty, complexity, clarity and details, feasibility, practicability, sustainability, scale of impact, cost effectiveness and future prospects, etc. The selected students will be invited to participate and present their ideas in the Festival of Ideas on February 28, 2019 at IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi. Further, they will be mentored and nurtured for developing business plan to work on the ideas. This will be an unique opportunity for IGNOU students to showcase their ideas and vision. In this context, bonafide IGNOU students are invited to submit their ideas in the prescribed Proforma to the Director, NCIDE at IGNOU through email at ncide@ignou.ac.in or by post. The Proforma can be downloaded from IGNOU website (www.ignou.ac.in). The selected students from different regions will be invited to present their work in the Festival of Ideas and the selected best three entries will be awarded prizes and certificates. 

The last date for receiving the ideas from the students is January 20, 2019.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Extension of Last Date for Re-Registration Jan 2019

Dear student,

The last for re-registration (Jan 2019 Session) is extended till 31st December 2018.

Please register online on the website of ignou 


Best Wishes

Naveen Raj Bhatia

Centre In-Charge
IGNOU SC-0742 (D)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Is Your Open And Distance Programme Fake? Check UGC Recognised University List Here

Several students who enrolled into distance education programmes offered by the Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) of the University of Mumbai woke upto the news recently that their Institute no longer has the required recognition from the UGC, official government body responsible for the Open and Distance programmes run in the country. University Grants Commission (UGC)'s Distance Education Bureau on October 3, 2018 released a list of Higher Education Institutions or universities in India recognized by the commission for academic year 2018-19 and on wards to conduct programmes through the Open and Distance Learning Mode.
According to the list published by the UGC the some universities have their recognition to run the Open and Distance programmes till 2019-20 academic year, while some are allowed to run their courses till 2022-2023.

IGNOU Term End Examination From December 1; 105 Centres Set For Jail Inmates

The term end examination for December, 2018 of Indira Gandhi National Open University or IGNOU is going to commence from December 1, 2018 and will conclude on December 31, 2018. The University has established 861 examination centres including 17 overseas centres and 105 centres in Jail for jail inmates. Hall ticket or examination intimation slips have been issued to 5,94,596  eligible students who had applied for appearing in the Term End Examination. 

The IGNOU hall ticket is available on IGNOU website. www.ignou.ac.in.

The examination centres have been instructed to allow students to appear in examination, even if they do not possess the Hall Ticket (Examination Intimation Slips), but their names exist in the list of examinees for that centre, said a statement from IGNOU.
Students are advised to be in possession of the valid Identity Card issued by the University during the Examination.
The mobile phones are not permitted inside the examination hall.
Separate Hall tickets will be issued to the students of BCA & MCA for term end practicals, said the statement.  
Students are advised to contact the respective Regional Centres in the last week of  December, 2018 for their practical examinations.  
For BLISc. (Library Science) all Theory examination centres are not activated for the conduct of Practical Examination.  Students are advised to contact the examination centre Superintendent and Regional Centress for Practical Examination Centre.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

How can we fix what is wrong with Indian universities?

Kishor Patwardhan Issue No:524

Kishor Patwardhan is Professor of Ayurveda at Banaras Hindu University in Uttar Pradesh, India.

The higher education sector in India has been largely a failure story, according to most analysts. Except for a few institutions, such as the Indian Institutes of Technology, All India Institutes of Medical Sciences and the Indian Institute of Science, most of the publicly funded universities have shown an inability to face contemporary challenges with respect to the quality of research and the relevance of curricular content and teaching methods. 

This article highlights some of the biggest challenges that most of the central and state-owned Indian universities have failed to recognise and address. 

The illogical and bizarre recruitment process for teachers

Often the best candidates are not shortlisted for teaching posts and the worst shortlisted candidates are selected at interviews. One of the reasons is a shortlisting strategy that depends purely on numbers rather than quality. 

Shortlisting committee members are often not sure of the quality of the journals where the candidate has published his or her research, for instance. They do not know if the impact factor claimed by the journal is true or false. 

Similarly, there is no criterion to ascertain if a certificate showing the participation of a candidate in an international conference is genuine or not. What matters most is the certificate and the number of papers: the more papers there are, the more points the candidate gets.

The second reason for the selection of undeserving candidates is a poorly structured interview process. Most of the time experts do not know the difference between a viva examination and an interview. 

They usually do not ask the candidate about his or her plans to contribute positively to the university, or his or her ideas about the administration of academically active departments. They tend instead to ask questions that assess a candidate’s power of recall or, at most, their comprehension of their own subjects. They fail most of the time to evaluate their research skills and any higher order thinking skills.

Another major problem is ‘canvassing’ or lobbying interviewers before the selection process. Though most of the universities state in their advertisements that canvassing in any form leads to disqualification, there is no actual mechanism for disqualification. Many candidates use canvassing to gain access to recruiters and ensure they are selected. I have yet to see a university that has taken any tangible measures to curb such practices.

Friday, November 23, 2018

IGNOU January 2019 Session: Notification

IGNOU January session: Last date to apply extended, check the revised schedule here

The last date to apply for January 2019 cycle registration for Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has been extended to January 15, 2019.
          Steps to Register for IGNOU January 2019
  1. Visit the official website of IGNOU
  2. Click on the official link to register.
  3. Click on ‘Register yourself’
  4. Fill the registration form and click on ‘submit’ button.
  5. Login credentials like username and password will be generated by the university.
  6. Use the provided logic username and password and fill the application form
  7. Submit the documents and application fee to complete your application

Thursday, November 22, 2018

इग्नू : शीतकालीन सत्र के लिए 31 दिसंबर तक कर सकते हैं आवेदन

इंदिरा गांधी राष्ट्रीय मुक्त विश्वविद्यालय (इग्नू) में शीतकालीन सत्र जनवरी 2019 के लिए दाखिलों की प्रक्रिया शुरू हो गई है। दाखिला लेने के इच्छुक छात्र बिना विलंब शुल्क के 31 दिसंबर तक आवेदन कर सकते हैं। राजगढ़ रोड स्थित गवर्नमेंट कॉलेज स्थित इग्नू सेंटर के संयोजक प्रो. आरएस जाखड़ ने बताया कि इग्नू के स्नातक व स्नातकोत्तर के विभिन्न पाठ्यक्रमों में दाखिले के लिए सामान्य वर्ग के आवेदकों को केवल ऑनलाइन ही आवेदन करना होगा। अनुसूचित जाति व जनजाति के आवेदक ऑनलाइन के अलावा आॅफ लाइन भी आवेदन कर सकते हैं। एससी वर्ग के आवेदकों की पाठ्यक्रमों के लिए फीस माफ है। प्रो. जाखड़ ने बताया कि इग्नू में बीए, बीकॉम, बीएससी, बीएसडब्ल्यू, एमए अंग्रेजी, एमए अर्थशास्त्र, एमए राजनीतिक विज्ञान व एमए लोक प्रशासन पाठ्यक्रम उपलब्ध हैं। 

IGNOU Releases Hall Tickets For December Exam

IGNOU Hall Ticket For December 2018 Exam
IGNOU hall ticket 2018: For the December term end exam IGNOU has released the hall tickets. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has released the admit cards on its official website. Download IGNOU Hall Tickets Here Candidates are required to take the printout of the hall ticket from the website and report at the exam centre along with the ID card issued by regional centre or University. 

IGNOU Hall Ticket December 2018: Know How To Download

  • Go to the official website of IGNOU at ignou.ac.in
  • Click on the hall ticket/ admit card link
  • Enter the details asked
  • Submit the details
  • Download the IGNOU hall ticket
  • Take a printout
or click the link below

Nayee Taleem is the need of Digital Society: Prof. Ram G. Takwale at IGNOU 33rd Foundation Day

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) celebrated its 33rd Foundation Day on November 19, 2018. Kick-starting the celebrations, Prof. Nageshwar Rao, Vice Chancellor IGNOU paid floral tribute at the statute of Late PM Smt. Indira Gandhi situated at the main gate of the IGNOU headquarter in Maidan Garhi.
The Chief Guest on the occasion was Former Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Ram G. Takwale. He delivered lecture on “Nayee Taleem @ Digital India” i.e., New Education in Digital India. Smt. G. Pramila Reddy, wife of founding vice chancellor Prof. G Ram Reddy was the distinguished guest at the occasion.
To mark the occasion, an exhibition showcasing University’s journey over the years highlighting the achievements was organized at the Baba Saheb Ambedkar convention center. The Vice Chancellor along with the chief guest and the distinguished guest inaugurated the exhibition. A film about IGNOU “The Torch Bearer of Distance Education” was also shown highlighting the university’s journey since the inception and how it has evolved into a pioneer of Open Education institution. 

The last date of Submission of Assignments for TEE December, 2018 is extended up to 30th November, 2018

Dear Learner,

The competent authority has extended the last date of Submission for TEE December 2018 till 30th November 2018

Best Regards

Naveen Raj Bhatia

Centre In-Charge
IGNOU SC-0742 (D)

Hall Ticket for Term End December 2018 Examination

Dear Learner,

Please download your hall ticket from the link below :


Best Wishes for Examination

Naveen Raj Bhatia
Centre In-Charge

IGNOU SC-0742 (D)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Campus Placement Cell (CPC)

The mission and endeavor of this Cell is to enhance and facilitate the process of gainful employment for its divergent and distributive learner population for entry-level jobs as well as mid-career level employment opportunities, matching and commensurate with their personal and academic profiles. In the present day business scenario, companies demand job-ready candidates for employment at the shortest possible time period.
The qualified students are expected to be equipped with employable skills suitable for respective sectors. Taking into account this scenario, the cell has aligned its strategies to enhance the Employ ability Quotient of our students by imparting employable skills training after their skills mapping and bridging the gaps through appropriate training.
The cell conducts on-campus and off-campus placement and employ-ability enhancement activities at the headquarters and at some Regional Centres.
The CPC will be operationalizing placement cells at 6 Regional Centres of IGNOU that have very large IGNOU alumni in order to reach out to the dispersed IGNOU alumni more effectively.

Monday, October 22, 2018

150 students shortlisted in IGNOU Campus Placement Drive

The Campus Placement Cell (CPC), IGNOU in association with Regional Centres of Delhi, NCR organized Campus Placement Drive on October 09, 2018 (Tuesday) at B. R. Ambedkar Convention Centre, IGNOU Campus, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068.
 In this drive 150 students have been shortlisted / selected for the position of Business Development Executive (BDE) in Banking Sector by the participating company.