Saturday, July 27, 2013

IGNOU does away with community college scheme

Almost a year after it decided to have a relook at the community college scheme, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) on Wednesday decided to do away with the scheme completely based on non-performance of these colleges.
The university had close to 620 community colleges- catering to more than 80,000 students- of which 88 were deregistered two years ago because of non-performance.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The attack of the MOOCs

DOTCOM mania was slow in coming to higher education, but now it has the venerable industry firmly in its grip. Since the launch early last year of Udacity and Coursera, two Silicon Valley start-ups offering free education through MOOCs, massive open online courses, the ivory towers of academia have been shaken to their foundations. University brands built in some cases over centuries have been forced to contemplate the possibility that information technology will rapidly make their existing business model obsolete. Meanwhile, the MOOCs have multiplied in number, resources and student recruitment—without yet having figured out a business model of their own.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

IGNOU has no authority to recognize regular colleges, rules HC

In a significant verdict, the Delhi High Court today ruled that Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has no "legal authority" either to set up or accord recognition to an institution or college to impart "face-to-face" regular education. IGNOU, set up in 1985 to promote distance education, was dragged to court by various institutions, including Hindustan Aviation Academy, which were first allowed by the University to run B Tech and Diploma programme courses in the area of Aerospace Engineering. However, IGNOU later noticed that its approval to run "face-to-face" programme did not not meet legal requirements and asked the approved institutes to keep the admission process at abeyance.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

US-based MOOCs consortia in tie-ups with local universities for taking content online

For 29-year-old Anil Kumar, a business consultant at Cognizant Technology Solutions, an online course in 'gamification' fast-tracked his career, earning him a consulting project for his firm in the US. Kumar learnt the concept from Coursera, a social entrepreneurship firm partnering with 33 top universities in the world that offer courses online for anyone to take for free.

Seven IITs, Infosys, TCS, Cognizant and Nasscom team up to provide free online courses

MUMBAI: Seven leading IITs, Infosys, TCS, Cognizant  and industry lobby Nasscom are coming together to launch a bunch of free, online courses  that could potentially help 100,000-150,000 people a year get high-quality education and make them job-ready.

The courses will be offered using the model of massive open online courses (MOOCs), which is globally creating an upheaval in the world of higher education. The first three courses in computer science are expected to roll out this October.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

UGC member protests against Commission’s 'misleading’ notice

NEW DELHI: University Grants Commission (UGC) member M M Ansari has protested against the Commission's public notice on courses offered by off campuses of universities as well as jurisdiction of varsities on the ground that its contents are "incorrect and misleading and therefore devoid of the spirit with which the UGC functions." 

Monday, July 15, 2013

IGNOU offers distance learning certificate programme in Organic Farming

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) invites application for a six-month “Certificate in Organic Farming” (COF) Programme for July 2013 session.

In a first of its kind initiative, (IGNOU) in collaboration with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has developed a 6-months Certificate in Organic Farming. The certificate programme aims at imparting knowledge and proficiency in Organic production practices, Certification process and marketing of organically raised agricultural produces and promoting self-employment and income generation. The minimum duration of the certificate programme is six months. However, the candidate has the flexibility of completing the programme within two years’ time. The eligibility requirement for this certificate programme is 10+2 pass-outs or Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) from IGNOU. The programme fee is Rs. 4,000. The programme is offered in English and Hindi languages.

All the interested candidates from rural areas and below poverty line urban candidates can avail 50 per cent fee concession on submission of valid proof.

For details, visit IGNOU Website- or contact nearest IGNOU Regional Centre/Study Centre. Prospectus can be obtained from Regional Centres in person in Rs.200/-, or by post by sending a DD of Rs.250/- in favour of IGNOU, New Delhi, to Registrar (Student Registration Division), Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-68.It can be downloaded from the university website

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Admissions on for Open Education

While Jamia Millia Islamia is set to welcome regular students from July 16, those who missed the chance of applying full-time , need not lose heart. The university has announced admissions for students wanting to study at its Centre for Distance and Open Learning.

The centre offers a range of undergraduate , postgraduate and postgraduate diploma courses in English, political science, public administration, sociology, etc. The university conducts entrance for some of its programmes like BEd, diploma in electrical engineering and diploma in power generation engineering, while admission to its other courses does not require the applicant to take an entrance test for admission.

As part of the course, students are provided with the course material, and they are free to engage with the course in their own way. The university also conducts contact programmes and offers other student support services to its students.

The prospectus and admission form can be obtained on all working days from Maktaba Jamia Ltd or by visiting

Last date to apply for graduate courses is September 12, 2013. 

Love for the other language

Knowing a foreign Language not only boosts your future prospects, but provides a competitive edge over others as well.

In today's competitive world, there is an increasing need to know a foreign language besides your native language. Various institutes and universities are offering a number of courses in languages.

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers Six months Certificate and One year Diploma programmes in foreign languages like Arabic, Urdu   French, German, Chinese besides communicative English . These courses are conducted part-time on weekends or online, and university examinations are conducted at the end of year

Knowing a foreign language is always an additional qualification. Most IT companies and MNCs today make it mandatory for their professionals to learn a foreign language to brighten their onsite prospects. "As long as IT industry and job outsourcing exists, the demand for learning a foreign language will only grow in the coming years.

A course in foreign language provides endless career opportunities in fields like translation and interpretation, teaching and tourism industry.

With foreign dignitaries often visiting the country, government organizations are always in need of translators and interpreters.

Pedal power-Turn your passion into profession

How many of us have the courage to follow our passion instead of opting for the safe route of taking up a regular job? Through this new column, we will share extraordinary stories of ordinary people who turned their passion into a profession

The software industry has made it possible for young Indians to see and learn from cultures around the world. They come back to India and ask some very fundamental questions. Some others, like Rohan Kini, believe in action. 

Take off for the Right Destination

ADITI SHARMA BANSAL | Jul 15, 2013, 06.53 AM IST

If you are planning to go abroad to specialise in your area of interest, you need to plan and choose the place that best suits your requirements

Higher education overseas still remains a fad amongst most Indian students, mainly because of the foreign tag or stamp that they will have in their bio-data after successful completion of their academic programmes.

130 MBA, MCA colleges surrender their quotas- TOI

Following a dull response from students, over 80 self-financed institutes offering MBA courses and 50 MCA colleges have surrendered their quotas to the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC). ACPC has also received a proposal to close down a self-financed college offering MCA courses in north Gujarat.
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Comments by Author :

The Main Reason behind all this is  unplanned increase in seats without proper infrastructure and most important the trained faculty, due to lack of trained and good faculty we are not able to provide quality education to learners thus, the pass-outs of these courses does'not have market acceptability making courses are no attractive and viable. We must create good teachers and provide quality education to make these courses industry oriented

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Hall Tickets for BCA/MCA/CIT Term End Practical Examination JUNE 2013 (RC Delhi-1)

To download Hall Tickets for BCA/MCA/CIT Term End Practical Examination JUNE 2013


For Admission in July 2013 Session Last Date: 8th July 2013 without late fee and 31st July 2013 with late fee.

For Admission in July 2013 Session Last Date: 8th July 2013
without late fee and 31st July 2013 with late fee

Please Contact for details
Student Service Centre, Maidan Gharhi, New Delhi
011-29535714, 29533869/70, 29572512/13/14


Please contact Regional Centres at (Click Here)
Last Date for the Programs under “COMMON PROSPECTUS” has been
extended till 08.07.2013 without late fee. With late fee of Rs. 500/-
the last date is 31.07.2013.
All the above contacts will remain open also on Saturdays and