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.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Special Study Centre for Jail Inmates

A Special Study Centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for educating the inmates of Yerawda Central Prison, Pune has been inaugurated today, the 12th January, 2019. The inmate - learners would be enrolled free - of - cost for the following academic programmes of the University.
Bachelors Preparatory Programme (BPP), Bachelors of Arts (BA), Bachelors of Commerce (BCOM), Masters in English (MEG), Masters in Hindi (MHD), Masters in Sociology (MSO), Masters in Political Science (MPS), Masters in Commerce (MCOM), Masters in Gandhian Peace Studies (MGPS), Masters in Economics (MEC), Masters in History (MAH), Certificate in Food and Nutrition (CFN), Certificate in Human Rights (CHR), and Certificate in Rural Development (CRD). More academic programmes would be offered as per requirements if the inmates learners.
Academic session for the inmate – learners would start from February 2019. The prison authorities informed that about 100 inmates are likely to get enrolled for the January 2019 session. Academic support would be provided to the inmate learners at the prison premises itself with the help of senior teachers from various colleges of Pune. Term End Examination would also be conducted at the prison itself.
Indira Gandhi National Open University has been establishing Special Study Centres at Central Prisons of the country, in order to extend access to higher education to the inmates. The inmates are being provided education free of cost, enabling them to get educated, and lead a normal life after completion of their term in the prison, and become good citizens of the country.
The first Special Study Centre for the inmates was established at Bangalore Central Prison in 1992. Thereafter may centres were established. There are about 150 Special Study Centres for the inmates in the country. In Maharashtra, Special Study Centres have been established at Central Prisons at Nagpur, Mumbai, Amravati, Kolhapur, Nashik, Aurangabad and now at Yerawda, Pune

Concept of Distance Learning and E-Learning

Distance learning is a way of learning remotely. It can be defined as a method of studying specifically designed for students who are separated from teachers or assistants by physical distance. Distance learning is carried out by means of the Internet and web technologies.
Distance learning is often associated with the term E-learning. The term E-learning is one of many terms containing the prefix ‘E-‘ that is frequently mentioned in recent times. More and more users use E-banking and E-commerce services, as well as often heard terms such as E-government, E- health service, and E-judiciary. Thus, the programme aims to transform society in an Information Society. Generally, the prefix “E-” (Electronic) indicates the performance of certain activities via Information and communication technology (ICT).
Accordingly, E-learning can be defined as electronic learning performed via information and communication technologies like computers and the Internet.
There are several different definitions of E-learning, depending on various professions and experiences of people who use them. These definitions are often classified into two groups:
a)     technical definitions with emphasis placed on technology (the “E” part of the name), e.g.
“E-learning is any form of learning, teaching and education that is supported by the use of computer technology, with emphasis on computer networks that are based on Internet technologies.”
b)     pedagogical definitions with emphasis placed on education, that is,  teaching and learning (“learning” part of the name), e.g.
“E-Learning is an interactive or two-way process between teachers and students with the help of electronic media where emphasis is put on the learning process while the completion of the process is performed by means of media.” 
Distance learning has greatly improved in the past few years, mainly through the development of computer networks, particularly the development of Internet hypermedia services WWW.  Nowadays, the term distance learning is very often replaced with the term On-line learning, which emphasises a special form of E-learning or E-education.

Further extension of last date upto 31st January, 2019 for submission of Online and Offline Fresh admission of all Programmes under ODL mode for January, 2019 admission cycle

I am directed to convey the approval of the Competent Authority for the extension of the last date of submission of Online and Offline Fresh admission of all Programmes has been further extended upto 31st January, 2019 for January, admission cycle.

Campus Placement Drive for IGNOU students on January 16, 2019 (Wednesday) at IGNOU Campus

The Campus Placement Cell (Cell) in association with Regional Centres of Delhi NCR is organizing Campus Placement Drive on January 16, 2019 (Wenesday) at Baba Saheb Ambedkar Convention Centre, IGNOU Campus, New Delhi–110 068.  The drive will be organized for the company “Magic-PIN”. Hon’ble Vice Chancellor has approved the date and proposal ofCPC for this event.

The Placement Drive has been targeted for the students as per details given below:
(A)      All the students passed/pursuing final year the following programmes, in December, 2017,  June,  2018, December, 2018, sessions:

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Bachelor of Social Works (BSW)
Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
Bachelor of Tourism Studies (BTS)
(B)        All fresh and RR students registered in  July, 2017, January 2018, and July 2018 sessions from the following PG programmes:

Master of Arts (History) – MAH
Master of Arts (Political Science) – MPS
Master of Arts (English) – MEG
Master of Arts (Public Administration) – MPA
Master of Computer Application – MCA
Master of Arts (Tourism Management) – MTM
Master of Commerce – M.Com, and
Master of Social Work – MSW

CPC, IGNOU Announces Campus Placement Drive on January 16, 2019 (Wednesday) at 10.00 a.m. at Convention Centre, IGNOU Campus, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi- 110068 for the company ”Magic-PIN”.  The salary for the offered positions is Rs. 1.6-2.71 LPA, plus Medical Insurance and good incentive.  Candidate should have good communication skill. Please come with two copies of your latest CV.  In case of any query, contact: Mr. Harsh Rawat at 9810336828
 and/or CPC, IGNOU on 011-29571114.  For more details, visit