Tuesday, December 18, 2012

President of India (Visitor -IGNOU)


Visitor

Mr Pranab Mukherjee

Visitor


Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, President of Republic of India has played a key role in public life for more than four decades. Before becoming the President of India he served as Finance Minister in Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’s cabinet.
Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi recognised his talents and made him a part of her party. Mrs. Gandhi gave him a seat in the Rajya Sabha from the Congress party in July 1969. Mr. Mukherjee was later re-elected in 1975, 1981, 1993 and 1999.
He also held several important ministerial portfolios including Defence and External Affairs in the Union Cabinet.
Mr. Mukherjee's positions in chronological order:
  • 1973–74:Union Minister of Industrial Development
  • 1974: Union Minister of Shipping and Transport
  • 1974-75Minister of State for Finance
  • 1975-77: Union Minister of Revenue and Banking
  • 1980-82: Union Minister of Commerce and Steel and Mines
  • 1982-84: Union Minister of Finance
  • 1982-85: Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund
  •  1982-85: Board of Governors of the World Bank
  • 1982-84: Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank
  • 1982-85: Board of Governors of the African Development Bank
  •  1984: Union Minister of Commerce and Supply
  •  1984 and 209-12: Chairman of the Group of 24 (a ministerial group attached to IMF and World Bank)
  • 1991-96: Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission
  • 1993-95: Union Minister of Commerce
  •  1995-96: Union Minister of External Affairs
  • 1995: President, SAARC Council of Ministers' Conference
  • 1999-2012: Chairman of the Central Election Coordination Committee 1999–2012
  • 2004-2006:Union Minister of Defence
  • 2006-2009: Union Minister of External Affairs
  • 2009-2012: Union Minister of Finance
Mr. Mukherjee holds MA degree in History and Political Science and also a degree in law from the University of Calcutta. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by the University of Wolverhampton in 2011. He was also awarded an honorary D.Litt by the Assam University in March 2012.
He is married to Suvra Mukherjee and has two sons and a daughter.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Two schools under one roof

As the Bosnian government seeks to reintegrate education after the war of the 1990s, Two Schools Under One Roof is a first step.


“It was easy with people but not easy with politics”. Halid Mustafic is Director of the Konjic School in Bosnia Herzogovina.
Following the Bosnian war in the 1990s the education system was left divided along ethnic lines. Bosniak Muslims, Croats and Serbs were taught separately and with completely different curricula.
The government is looking to integrate education where the local populations are themselves mixed. Thus Bosniaks and Croats, living side by side, should be able to attend the same school.
The policy is being implemented gradually with the first stages being ‘Two schools under one roof’. Here the two communities share a school building but the children are taught separately in it. This film reflects on this and on recent moves to share the management and leadership of these unique institutions.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Can computers take the teacher out of the classroom?


The Hole In The Wall experiment uncovered some surprising findings about how children from the poorest parts of India react to, and interact with, computers - and how the findings are shaping education in classrooms.

Teachers Beyond Borders

Introducing Teachers Beyond Borders, a non-profit organisation passionate about boosting literacy and teaching standards for children with special needs in Ghana 


“We had so much knowledge that we could exchange and so much experience to share...”
Judy Lawson is the co-founder of Teachers Beyond Borders, a not-for-profit organisation based in North London working with special needs education in Ghana.
Championing an interactive approach with children at the centre of learning, they work with teachers and connect them with others both within Ghana, the UK and elsewhere. In doing so they recognised that their expertise had to be coupled with the local knowledge and understanding of teachers in Ghana.
Although they had expected to focus on staff development but soon found that they had to address issues of resourcing and infrastructure. Changing the curriculum and pedagogical approach has many other implications.

Material Production & Distribution Division (MPDD) of IGNOU


The Material Production and Distribution is one of the most important subsystems of the Distance Education and Open Learning System. Material Production & Distribution Division (MPDD) handles the production and distribution of self-instructional material for various programmes and courses of the University. It is responsible for timely printing and dispatch of study material to the learners as well as to Regional/ Study Centres of IGNOU. Distribution of print materials comprising self-instructional materials, assignments, programme guides, prospectus/ handbooks (application forms and other miscellaneous items) is a formidable task given to this Division. It also undertakes the activity of synchronisation of production of materials/assignments, printing the required number of these materials, storing and inventory control of these materials and despatching them to the individual students (course-wise and medium-wise), IGNOU’s RCs/Scs through the postal system. By nature the entire task is a complex operation and is compounded by a large number of students changing their addresses, medium of instruction and courses very often.


Important functions carried out by MPDD are as under:
  • Material Requirement Planning,
  • Purchase and issue of Offset Printing Paper and Art Card to the Printers for printing the study materials,
  • Maintenance of inventory of study materials and other related items,
  • Distribution of study materials to the students,
  • Distribution of study materials to Regional Centres/ Study Centres of IGNOU,
  • Sale of study materials to the Open University, other Institutions, agents and general public, and
  • Meeting the printing requirements of Functional Divisions and special printing requirement of the University
  • Execution of complete reprinting work of IGNOU and Printing work of New Schools
  • Printing requirements of Functional Divisions and Special printing jobs like convocation materials are also responsibility of MPDD

INSTRUCTIONS TO VIEW/DOWNLAD IGNOU STUDY MATERIAL

1. For Registration
Please register to View/Download IGNOU Study Material at
http://www.egyankosh.ac.in/register
        a) Select registration type and press
        b) Fill Your Form.
        c) After that go to at
http://www.egyankosh.ac.in/password-login

2. After Registration and login, Follow These Instructions to VIEW/DOWNLOAD

The following steps are used to view/download IGNOU study material.
At search repository window (Top Left Corner)
 a) Type Course Code or Course name or relevant Keyword and press
b) Click on Course code/Course name to View/Download (under Community hits)
c) Click on respective blocks
d) Click on respective links (under List of Items)
e) Click on ‘View/Open’ button to View/Download the Study Material

BPP Programme of IGNOU


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BPP Programme of IGNOU


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

IGNOU extends last date for January 2013 session

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has extended the last date for admission to January 2013 session to 14th December 2012 (without late fee) and 8th January 2013 (with late fee of Rs.200).

Earlier, the last date to apply for admission in the January 2013 session was 30th November 2012 (without late fee) and 20th December 2012 (with late fee of Rs.200).

The University also invites applications for admission to its MBA programme in Banking and Finance for January 2013 session. The last date to submit the filled-in application form for the programme at the concerned Regional Centre is 20th December 2012 and by post is 5th December 2012.

Programmes specially offered only in January session are M.Sc. Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science (MSCMACS), Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management (PGDHHM), PG Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (PGDGM), PG Diploma in HIV Medicine (PGDHIVM), Diploma in Nursing Administration (DNA) and Diploma in Critical Care Nursing (DCCN).

Applications are invited for Masters of Computer Applications (MCA), MA in Rural Development, Tourism Management, English, Hindi, Philosophy, Gandhi and Peace Studies, Education, Public Administration, Participatory Development, Social Work, Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Extension and Development Studies, Gender and Development Studies, Distance Education, Anthropology, M.Com., M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Services, Library and Information Science.

The university also invites applications for Bachelor degree programmes like Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA), Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP), B.A. in Political Science, History, Economics, Mathematics, Public Administration, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, English, Hindi, Urdu, Tourism Studies, Social Work, Library and Information Sciences, B.Com., B.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Zoology and Botany and all diploma and certificate programmes.

Student Handbook and Prospectus is available at all the Regional Centers of the university, City Centre in the YMCA Tourist Hostel at Connaught Place, as well as in the university’s headquarters that can be purchased for Rs.100 and submitted along with the requisite fee in the form of a demand draft to the concerned Regional Center. For further details please visit www.ignou.ac.in

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Datesheets for December 2012 Term-End Examination

INSTRUCTIONS TO VIEW/DOWNLAD IGNOU STUDY MATERIAL


INSTRUCTIONS TO VIEW/DOWNLAD IGNOU STUDY MATERIAL

1. For Registration
Please register to View/Download IGNOU Study Material at

http://www.egyankosh.ac.in/register
        a) Select registration type and press
       
b) Fill Your Form.

c) After that go to at

http://www.egyankosh.ac.in/password-login

2. After Registration and login, Follow These Instructions to VIEW/DOWNLOAD
The following steps are used to view/download IGNOU study material.
At search repository window (Top Left Corner)
   
a) Type Course Code or Course name or relevant Keyword and press

b) Click on Course code/Course name to View/Download (under Community hits)

c) Click on respective blocks

d) Click on respective links (under List of Items)

e) Click on ‘View/Open’ button to View/Download the Study Material

IGNOU to celebrate 27th Foundation Day


The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) shall be celebrating its 27th Foundation Day on  November 19, 2012 as the birth anniversary of our late Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi.
Mr. V. Narayanasamy, MoS, PMO, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions shall preside over the event and deliver the presidential address. Prof. Arun Diwakar Nath Bajpai, Vice Chancellor, Himachal Pradesh University shall deliver the foundation day lecture on ‘Ethics, Education and Economy’ at 3:30 p.m. in the Convention Center of the University’s headquarters.
The countrywide telecast of the programme will be available through Gyan Darshan, while the webcast of the function will be available on the University’s website, www.ignou.ac.in

Hall Ticket December-2012, Term End Examination

Please check your Hall Ticket for December 2012 Exam at following Link:

http://avserver.ignou.ac.in/hallticket/Hall1212.asp

Best of Luck for Exams

Thanks and Regards

IGNOU SC-0742 (D)



Friday, October 5, 2012

IGNOU counselling Session for PGDIS/ ACISE Programme


Dear Students

The counseling sessions (Theory and Practical) for the PGDIS/ ACISE Programme is scheduled from 5th 

October, 2012 - 8th October, 2012 for webinar / video conferencing.

Day 1 : 5th October, 2012
Session 1
Dated : 5th October, 2012
Time : 10:00am - 1:00pm
Code: : MSEI-022/ OSEI-044
Speaker: Mr. Anup Girdhar, CEO
(Sedulity Solutions & Technologies, Janakpuri, Delhi)

Session 2
Dated : 5th October, 2012
Time : 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Code: : MSEI-025
Speaker: Mr. Anup Girdhar, CEO
(Sedulity Solutions & Technologies, Janakpuri, Delhi)



Day 2 : 6th October, 2012

Session 1
Dated : 6th October, 2012
Time : 10:00am - 1:00pm
Code: : MSEI-021/ OSEI-041
Speaker: Mr. Anup Girdhar, CEO
(Sedulity Solutions & Technologies, Janakpuri, Delhi)

Session 2
Dated : 6th October, 2012
Time : 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Code: : MSEI-026
Speaker: Mr. Anup Girdhar, CEO
(Sedulity Solutions & Technologies, Janakpuri, Delhi)



Day 3 : 7th October, 2012

Session 1
Dated : 7th October, 2012
Time : 10:00am - 1:00pm
Code: : MSE-024/ OSE-043
Speaker: Mr. S. Balasubramony
(Superintendent of Police, CBI, Cyber Crime Investigation Cell), New Delhi.



Day 4 : 8th October, 2012

Session 1
Dated : 8th October, 2012
Time : 10:00am - 1:00pm
Code: : MSEI-023/ OSEI-042
Speaker: Mr. Anup Girdhar, CEO
(Sedulity Solutions & Technologies, Janakpuri, Delhi)

Session 2
Dated : 8th October, 2012
Time : 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Code: : MSEI-027
Speaker: Mr. Anup Girdhar, CEO
(Sedulity Solutions & Technologies, Janakpuri, Delhi)

Prerequisites:
1. Good Internet Speed.
2. PC with Latest Browser updated with JRE and Flash Support.
3. Speakers connected with your PC.

Please Visit the URL:

Click Here to Attend the Webinar



Thursday, October 4, 2012

PGDIS and ACISE Webinar Interaction for the students and Training of the Trainers sessions

Dear Learner,

This is to inform you that webinar/Video-Conferencing interaction for the students and Training of the trainers sessions (theory and practical) for the PGDIS (PG Diploma in Information Security) and ACISE (Advanced Certificate in Information Security) Programme is scheduled from 5th October, 2012 to 8th October, 2012 on webinar/video conferencing.

 All the instructions will be updated very soon on the website http://www.sedulity.in. Therefore, we invite you to the sessions as detailed below.  The experts would be happy to answer any doubts, if there.  



Please note : If you do not have internet facility at your home or office, Please visit study centre to avail this facility and attend the counselling sessions.  

DATE
10.00am-1.00pm
2.00pm-5.00pm
5th October, 2012
MSEI-022
OSEI-044
MSEI-025
6th October, 2012
MSEI-021
OSEI-041
MSEI-026
7Th October, 2012
MSE-024
OSE-043
      ----
8th October, 2012
MSEI-023
OSEI-042
MSEI-027
For any clarification please feel free to contact us as 9891910282

Thanks and Regards

Naveen Raj Bhatia 

04.10.2012




PGDIS and ACISE Webinar Interaction for the students and Training of the Trainers(Theory and Practical)

Dear Sir/Madam,
Greetings from IGNOU! 

This is to inform you that webinar/Video-Conferencing interaction for the students and Training of the trainers sessions (theory and practical) for the PGDIS (PG Diploma in Information Security) and ACISE (Advanced Certificate in Information Security) Programme is scheduled from 5th October, 2012 to 8th October, 2012 on webinar/video conferencing. All the instructions will be updated very soon on the website http://www.sedulity.in. Therefore, we invite you to the sessions as detailed below.  The experts would be happy to answer any doubts, if there.  Please make it convenient to attend the same and circulate this information among counsellors and students of these programmes. 



PGDIS and ACISE Webinar Interaction for the students and Training of the Trainers sessions




DATE
10.00am-1.00pm
2.00pm-5.00pm

5th October, 2012
MSEI-022
OSEI-044
MSEI-025


6th October, 2012
MSEI-021
OSEI-041
MSEI-026

7Th October, 2012
MSE-024
OSE-043
      ----


8th October, 2012
MSEI-023
OSEI-042
MSEI-027



Prerequisites:
1. Good Internet Speed
2. PC with Latest Browser 
 
Thanks and Regards,
Urshla Kant
Asst. Professor and Programme coordinator

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

IGNOU Show Cases Study Material on Mahatma Gandhi

02 October, 2012

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in the honour of the Father of the Nation organized a book exhibition at its Regional Centre at Rajghat in the  State Capital. 

The exhibition was inaugurated by Prof. Gopinath Pradhan, Vice-Chancellor, IGNOU who lauded the efforts made by the Regioanl Centre in reviving the Gandhian Spirit in the youth through the medium of books.  Currently IGNOU offers Ph.D., M.Phil., Masters Degree and PG/Certificate in Gandhi and Peace Studies.  IGNOU has its Regional Centre and Centre for Gandhi and Peace Studies located in Gandhi Smrithi and Darshan Samithi, Rajghat, New Delhi.  The Regional Centre is functioning since 1998 with 51000 current batch students and more than 60 Learner Support Centres located in North East and West Delhi.

The Study Material prepared by IGNOU on Gandhi : The Man and his times, Philosophy of Gandhi, Gandhi’s Social, Political & Economic Thoughts, his Method of Peace and Conflict Resolutions, Non-Violent Movement, Gandhi in 21st Century and Human Security and above all his views on Ecology and Sustainable Development were show cased by IGNOU in its Book Exhibition.  Nearly 2000 students and employees of the University visited the Book Exhibition.   National Book Trust also exhibited their books on Mahatma Gandh

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Important Notice for Certificate in Arabic Language (CAL) Learners

Dear learners,

Due to unavoidable circumstances the counselling sessions scheduled on 30.09.2012 has being rescheduled on 21.10.2012.

Inconvenience caused is deeply regretted.

Thanks and Regards

Naveen Raj Bhatia

Centre In charge
30.09.2012




Sunday, September 23, 2012

Report of the Induction Meeting for BDP/B.COM Programme of IGNOU on 23.09.2012


The Induction Meeting for BDP/B.COM students was held on 23rd September 2012 at the Study Centre’s Auditorium at 11.00 am. and 2.00 pm.  The Meeting was attended by:
1.      Dr. P. Tripathi                             (Deputy Director, IGNOU Regional Centre-I)
2.      Mr. Tanvir Ahmad                     (Coordinator Study Centre 0742)
3.      Mr. Naveen Raj Bhatia              (Centre In-charge) 
4.      Mrs. Mona Abid                         (Academic Counsellor)
5.      Mr. Mohd. Jalal                          (Lab Asstt)
6.      Mr. Riyazuddin                          (Lab Asstt)

Dr. Tripathi discussed about the courses of IGNOU and its importance. He gave detailed speech about the BDP/BCOM programme and asked how to prepare for exams and assignments. The Deputy Director offered very warm welcome to newly admitted learners. He thanked them for choosing IGNOU as means for enhancing their education achievements. He said the IGNOU provides opportunities for enhancing educational levels for the house wives, jobholders and aged persons who do not get time to attend regular classes in the conventional institutions and those who have not been permitted to take admission in the conventional system due to long gap after achieving certain educational standard from the conventional system, and those who due to some reasons could not continue their studies want to continue their studies.

Mr. Tanvir Ahmad, Coordinator, Study Centre 0742D discussed the Study Plan and explained the following points in detail:
  • Programme Objectives
  • Programme Structure
  • Examination Fee
  • Counselling Sessions
  • Evaluation Methodology
  • Assignments
  • Submission of Term End Theory Exam form.
  • Term End Examination June 2013
  • Job prospects and scope of the course


The Coordinator advised the learners to attend counseling sessions of the IGNOU for their own benefits and also promised to conduct more number of counseling sessions if large no. of students turned up regularly.

Mr. Naveen Bhatia discussed about the Open and Distance Learning System and gave the detailed introduction of IGNOU and its objective. He also discussed about the:

  • Placement Cell
  • Admission / Re-registration
  • Evaluation System
  • Student Support Services
  • Credit System
  • Role of Study Centre
  • Communication skills and Personality Development

He also told that IGNOU, as a Central University offers various programmes. He assured the learners that the Certificates, Diplomas and Degree given by the IGNOU are as good as the certificate Diplomas and Degrees issued by any other universities.

The first meeting ended at about 12.30 pm and second at 4.00 pm and the students were served high tea.







Friday, September 21, 2012

VTS_02_2.VOB (Induction meeting Part-II) on 16.9.2012

Teleconference Session on 22nd September, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. for MCSP-044: Mini Project- (2 sessions)

Dear Learners, 

Two teleconferencing Sessions are  going to be held on 22nd  *September,
2012 from 2.30 to 4:15 p.m.* to discuss the issues related to the topics
given below. The School requests all RCs to kindly inform the students
(through Study Centres) about the sessions and to participate in the
discussion. The schedule for the same is given below:

*            Time                                                    Topics*
2:30 - 3:15 pm                                    MCSP-044: Mini Project-
(2 sessions)
3:30 - 4:15 pm


The next session is scheduled on *13.10.2012 *for* MCSP-044.*


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Induction Meeting for BPP and CAL students (July - Dec 2012 Session)

Hindi Year announcement in IGNOU


The Registrar of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Mr. U.S. Tolia, announced that this year shall be celebrated as ‘Hindi year’ from 14th September 2012 to 13th September 2013 while inaugurating the Hindi Pakhwada in the Convention Centre of the University headquarters. This is the first time that such a decision has been taken in the University.

During the Hindi year, various programmes including debates, translation workshops, kavi sammelan, skits, etc, shall be organized. Various incentive schemes shall be launched in the university to encourage Hindi language.



Last date for submission filled-in application forms for ODL programmes is November 30


The last date for  submission of filled-in 

application forms for ODL programmes at all Regional 

Centres is November 30, 2012 (without late fee) and 

December 20, 2012 (with late fee of Rs 200/-) for January 


Monday, September 17, 2012

Schedule for BDP/B.Com July 2012 Session (Ist year)


Indira Gandhi National Open University

Special Study Centre–0742– D

Al-Ameen Education and Welfare Trust, Nizamuddin, New Delhi.
Theory classes for BDP (1st Semester)
 July to Dec. 2012 session

 

Course Code: BSHF-01 (Theory)                                                                 
S.N.
Day & Date
Time
1.
Saturday 29.9.2012
3.00-5.00 PM
2.
Saturday 29.9.2012
5.00-7.00 PM
3.
Saturday 6.10.2012
3.00-5.00 PM
4.
Saturday 6.10.2012
5.00-7.00 PM
5.
Saturday 13.10.2012
3.00-5.00 PM
6.
Saturday 13.10.2012
5.00-7.00 PM
7.
Saturday 20.10.2012
3.00-5.00 PM
8.
Saturday 20.10.2012
5.00-7.00 PM

Course Code: BHDF/FHD (Hindi)                                                                    
S.N.
Day & Date
Time
1.
Saturday 3.11.2012
3.00-5.00 PM
2.
Saturday 3.11.2012
5.00-7.00 PM
3.
Saturday 10.11.2012
3.00-5.00 PM
4.
Saturday 10.11.2012
5.00-7.00 PM
5.
Saturday 17.11.2012
3.00-5.00 PM
6.
Saturday 17.11.2012
5.00-7.00 PM
7.
Saturday 24.11.2012
3.00-5.00 PM
8.
Saturday 24.11.2012
5.00-7.00 PM

Course Code: FEG 01/02 (Theory)                                                  
S.N.
Day & Date
Time
1.
Sunday 30.9.2012
9.00-11.00 AM
2.
Sunday 30.9.2012
11.00-1.00 PM
3.
Sunday 7.10.2012
9.00-11.00 AM
4.
Sunday 7.10.2012
11.00-1.00 PM
5.
Sunday 14.10.2012
9.00-11.00 AM
6.
Sunday 14.10.2012
11.00-1.00 PM
7.
Sunday 21.10.2012
9.00-11.00 AM
8.
Sunday 21.10.2012
11.00-1.00 PM


Please note this schedule is for freshly enrolled students of BDP/B.com for July 2012