Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Unesco finds Indian syllabi too ambitious

The curriculum of Indian schoolshas drawn sharp criticism from the Unesco

The Education for All Global Monitoring Report2014 released on Wednesday states that Indian curriculum is unrealistic and far too ambitious for the child. 

"Vietnam's curriculum focuses on foundation skills, is closely matched with what children are able to learn and pays particular attention to disadvantaged learners. By contrast, India's curriculum, which outpaces what pupils can realistically learn and achieve in the time given, is a factor in widening learning gaps," the report reads. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Utilisation of Gyan Darshan and Gyan vani Facilities by the learners

Dear Learner,

As you are aware IGNOU utilises multimedia approach for imparting education to the learners. An essential component of this support is through the electronic support in the form of teleconferencing through  Gyan Darshan and iteractive Radio counselling through  Gyan Vani. 

In view of the changes in the learning styles and behaviour of our learners , the Hon'ble Vice Chancellor desires that a quick survey be conducted to assess utility of  IGNOU’s teleconferencing, Gyan Vani and Gyan Darshan initiatives .

  A  questionnaire to obtain feedback from learners is being sent as an attachment to this mail.  The questionnaire may be distributed to learners visiting the Study centre  and the responses received from them will  be analysed and reported to the RSD Hqrs. The questionnaire could also be filled and submitted on line  at

With regards 

Dr Sanjeev Pandey
Regional Director
IGNOU Regional Centre, Delhi-I
J-2/1, Block B-1
Mohan Cooperative Industrial Estate
Mathura Road, New Delhi - 110044
Ph. 011-26990082, 26990083. Fax: 011-26990084

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Only 10% of students have access to higher education in country

 Access to education beyond higher secondary schooling is a mere 10% among the university-age population in India. This is the finding of a report "Intergenerational and Regional Differentials in Higher Education in India" authored by development economist,Abusaleh Shariff of the Delhi-based Centre for Research and Debates in Development Policy and Amit Sharma, research analyst of the National Council of Applied Economic Research.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

State of education upsets Sisodia

On Thursday, higher education minister Manish Sisodia metauthorities and was not pleased with what he saw.

Universities told to update information through DCF

In order to avail grants and funds provided by the Central government, now the universities and the affiliated colleges should update information as per the Data Capture Format (DCF) as soon as possible. 

Government to amend AICTE Act

 After much delay, the government has decided to amend the All Indian Council of Technical Education (AICTE) Act to undo a Supreme Court ruling which had stripped the council of its powers to approve institutes offering technical courses. 

PM stresses on critical importance of investing in education

Underscoring the critical importance of investing in education, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said his government has widened educational opportunities with the launch of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and scholarships for the underprivileged and girl child. 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Extension of last date of IGNOU admission for January 2014 Session

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has extended the last date of admission for January 2014 Session with late fee of Rs 500/- up-to 15th January 2014 on the request of the students who have not been able to complete the process so far.
It includes admission in academic programmes viz. Masters degree, Bachelors degree, PG Diplomas Diplomas, PG Certificate as well as appreciation courses.

Prospectus can be obtained from the sale counter on payment of Rs.150/- from the nearest

1. Regional centre or study centre or

2. Registrar, Student Registration Division, Block 3, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110 068.

Prospectus can also be obtained by post from the nearest Regional centre or from Registrar (SRD) by sending a Demand Draft of Rs 200/- in favour of IGNOU payable at the ‘city’ where Regional Centre is located. In case of Registrar (SRD), it should be payable at New Delhi.
Prospectus can also be downloaded from the university website

UGC and Ignou in PhD tussle

 A four-year tussle between the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou) over research degrees in distance mode appears to have intensified.

Hall Tickets for BCA/MCA/CIT Term End Practical Examination December 2013 (Rc Delhi1)

Distance Edu Courses Under UGC Scanner

In the aftermath of dissolution of Distance Education Council, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has now come up with a draft regulation to control the distance education courses offered by higher education institutions (HEI) in the country.
The draft report of UGC committee, headed by NR Madhava Menon, said the UGC will recognise HEI to offer Open and Distance Learning (ODL) programmes in specified areas of study for five years. During the period of recognition, commission has the right to inspect and review the functioning of any institution.

University Grants Commission sets rules for open learning

 The University Grants Commission , the higher education regulator, has proposed minimum requirements for institutions offering open and distance degree programmes to ensure that courses maintain a certain standard.
The government is focusing on this route to widen access to college and university degrees, given that there aren't enough places in regular courses to meet demand. UGCissued the draft Open and Distance Learning Institutions and Programmes of Study regulations last week, inviting comments from stakeholders before they are finalised. Only higher education institutions with a minimum 10 years of classroom teaching experience will be allowed to provide open and distance courses, according to the draft rules. No standalone institutions will be allowed to run open and distance learning programmes, though those already running will continue.

M S University recognizes degrees of open, distance learning institutions

Distance and Open Learning

 Departing from its convention and following a notification from the University Grants Commission (UGC), M S University (MSU) has decided to grant recognition to open and distance learning education programmes for admission to all courses, including the undergraduate, postgraduate as well as PhD programmes.
So far, students, who had passed out of open universities or through distance learning mode, were not considered eligible for admission at MSU.

Happy New Year 2014





1200 hrs                                  -           The President arrives

1201 hrs.                                 -           National Anthem

1202 hrs.                                 -           Welcome Address by Prof. S S Murthy,
                                                            Vice Chancellor, Central University of Karnataka

                                                            (At the end he requests the President for his Message)

1205 hrs.                                 -           NEW YEAR MESSAGE by the President

1220 hrs.                                 -           Vote of Thanks by Prof. Anand Mohan, Director,
                                                            National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra

                                                            (At the end he requests everybody to rise for National

1224 hrs.                                 -           National Anthem

1225 hrs.                                 -           The President leaves