Saturday, December 19, 2015

Education system needs to comply with present needs: President

NEW DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee today said there is no dearth of talent in the country but the education system needs to comply with the present requirements. 

Speaking during a round-table discussion on technology, innovation and education, Mukherjee said the country has bright minds and world-class institutions, and some initiatives must be taken to comply with the requirements sought these days. 

"For God sake it is the time for you. If at the age of 80 I try to learn from my grandchildren, you ought to take little initiative to comply with the requirements...," Mukherjee said regarding the education system in India. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Girls better at reading than boys

Girls did significantly well across the country in reading comprehension, while there was little difference between girls and boys in Mathematics, Social Science and General Science scores. 

Children in Kerala topped reading comprehension scores while Uttar Pradesh was number one in Mathematics, and Daman and Diu topped in Social Science and General Science. 

Study ill-effects of crackers in college

BENGALURU: Students of around 400 universities will study the ill-effects of fireworks. The UGC has instructed all universities and colleges to include a module on the ill-effects of firecrackers in the paper on environmental studies, a compulsory subject for all undergraduate students. 

UGC secretary Jaspal S Sandhu says the UGC wants varsities and affiliated colleges to organize forums, discussions and presentations related to the hazards of firecrackers. "The UGC took this decision after it observed the effort of world leaders at COP21 in Paris recently, and underscored the preservation of the environment as our collective responsibility.'' 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Education needs to be accessible, affordable: President

Education needs to be accessible, affordable: President

AHMEDABAD: Expressing concern over the state of higher education in India, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said there was a need to increase access and make education affordable. 

"The higher education sector in India faces numerous challenges today. On the one hand, there is need for increasing access and making education affordable. On the other, there is need to ensure quality and pursue excellence," he said at the 62nd convocation of Gujarat Vidyapeeth in Ahmedabad. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Last Date for Re-Registration & Fresh Admission Extended

Fresh Admissions: 

31st December, 2015 without late fee 15th January, 2016 with a late fee of Rs.300/-


31st December, 2015 with a late fee of Rs. 500/- 15th January, 2016 with a late fee of Rs.1,000/-

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hall Tickets / Admit Card for Term End Examination Dec 2015

Hall Tickets / Admit Card for Term End Examination Dec 2015

Please download the Admit Card / Hall Ticket for TEE Dec 2015 examination from the above link or from the Website of IGNOU

Best of Luck for your exams


Naveen Raj Bhatia

Centre In-Charge
IGNOU SC-0742 (D)

5 Important Criteria to Choose a Distance Learning Programme

5 Important Criteria to Choose a Distance Learning Programme

Author: Jennifer Weingarten

The range of distance learning programmes can be overwhelming. As distance learning is continuously gaining popularity this number is increasing steadily. This article gives an overview about important criteria for choosing a distance learning programme.

1) Accreditation

Only accredited and nationally recognised distance learning programmes lead to an academic degree and are accepted as such at your future employer. For this reason, it is very important to inform yourself carefully about the recognition of your distance learning programme. First of all, your desired study programme has to be accredited by a recognised accreditation agency. This agency investigates if the different subjects are combined and coordinated in a meaningful and sensible way that ensures academic standards as well as practical relevance of the study programme. The national recognition is usually done by the Ministry of Education or a similar authority. Note that there can be differences between countries. In Germany for example, the 18 states (Bundesländer) are independently responsible for the recognition of universities and their study programmes. Besides the accreditation and the national recognition there are other quality labels and certificates that can give an indication about the quality of the education.

2) Flexibility

One of the most important reasons for distance learning is the higher flexibility compared to a conventional on-campus programme. This is why distance learning enables you to combine your career with pursuing a degree more easily. However, there are various differences regarding the flexibility depending on which university and which distance learning programme you choose. When deciding for a distance learning programme you should therefore carefully inform yourself in order to make the best decision for you.Does the university have a fixed semester schedule or can you follow the programme more flexible? How often does the university have on-site attendance and are those fixed or flexible? Some distance learning universities offer several dates and locations for the compulsory on-site meetings, so that you can choose the ones that are most convenient for you. You should not underestimate that on-site meetings are often leading to high additional costs for travelling, accommodation and can take up a lot of your already scarce time. Ideally, the on-site meetings should match your work schedule and be close to your home to avoid long and expensive travel times.

3) Tuition fees

When choosing your distance learning programme, you should pay attention that you get good value for money. Distance learning programmes are usually a bit cheaper than study programmes on location. However, you should keep in mind that there might be extra costs such as for study material or travelling and accommodation costs for on-site meetings.
As studying besides your job can be quite demanding, you might want to consider reducing your working time from full-time to part-time. This gives you more time to focus on your studies but you have also to cope with a reduction of your income. In combination with high tuition fees, that can quickly lead to financial problems. Some distance learning institutions recognised this issue and offer suitable financing options. It is worth to take those into account when deciding for the right distance learning programme.

4) Personal support and service

The quality of personal assistance is a very important factor when choosing a distance learning programme and often decides about success or failure of your studies. Depending on your studies and the distance learning institution there can be major differences regarding the quality and kind of personal support provided. When can you reach the lecturers? Is it easy possible to arrange flexible personal appointments if needed? Is there personal support for the exercises and during the exam preparation? Are questions answered immediately or do you have to wait for an answer several days? All these factors have to fit your personal learning needs and preferences. Thereby, staying motivated is an important factor! If you are working full-time besides your studies, it is for example important that personal assistance is also offered in the evenings or at the weekend.

5) Study material and the digital learning environment

For distance learning education, the quality of the study material and the digital learning environment are even more important than for conventional studies. A motivating learning environment with diverse and interactive tasks, videos, quizzes etc. can improve your study success considerably. In order to stay in contact with your fellow students, many digital learning environments offer social platforms and a virtual campus that enable you to work together and support each other. Many distance learning institutions offer free test lectures. This can help you to get familiar with the different learning environments and to decide, which one fits best to your personal preferences.

10 Top UK Universities for Distance Learning

If you want to specialize yourself, improve your qualification and boost your work opportunities, but you cannot afford to put your life on hold, interrupt your job or be away from your family, then distance learning is the solution for you.

The advantages of British education and distance learning

British education is known around the world for its high quality and many people dream about graduating from an UK university. Nowadays this dream is much easier to fulfil than you may think.

Friday, November 20, 2015

ALL Woman Job Fair

All Women Job Fair Convention Centre, IGNOU Campus, New Delhi November 24, 2015 (Tuesday)

IGNOU has always been proactive in promoting the activities pertaining to women empowerment/development through its various initiatives. Keeping in view the growing competitiveness in the corporate spheres, a pertinent need is being felt to give an opportunity to our women students/alumni to gain foothold in the industry.

Accordingly, Campus Placement Cell (CPC) in association with Regional Centres of Delhi NCR and adjoining Regional Centres (Karnal, Aligarh, Chandigarh, Dehradun and Jaipur) is organizing an All Women Job Fair on November 24, 2015 (Tuesday) at IGNOU Campus, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi. In this event, various companies from different sectors would be participating. Till now, IndiGo Airlines,, ATS Services, Dash Career Fox Pvt. Ltd.,,, Aegis Ltd. and Policy Bazar have confirmed their participation. Some other companies are also expected to confirm their participation in near future. As and when their participation is confirmed their respective Job Descriptions (JDs) would be uploaded on IGNOU website. The salary bracket for all the offered positions is between Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 40,000 per month.

The drive is open for all female students of Second/Final year of undergraduate programmes and all post graduate programmes of the university. The intimation through SMS has been sent to all students of MAH, MPS, MTM, MPA, MEG, MSW, MCA, MCOM and second/final year students of BA, BCOM, BSC, BCA, BSW, BTS registered in January 2015 and July 2015 session.

The students are required to carry a copy of their recent resume (mandatorily containing IGNOU enrolment no.), an ID proof, address proof and passport size photograph at the time of interview. The students have to join immediately as these are urgent openings.

As you are aware, it is a job fair in which multiple companies would be participating, the students will have to opt for any two companies of their choice for interview. Hence, you are advised to go through the JDs of the companies very carefully before making your choice. For detailed Job Descriptions of the companies, Click Here

Job Details

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Admission Open for January 2016 cycle in IGNOU

ndira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), one of the Mega-University in the world announces admissions for its January 2016 session, Admissions are open for various courses such as; Masters, Bachelors, Post Graduate Diplomas, Diplomas, Advanced certificates and certificates.
In Masters, students can take admission in various courses viz. MA (Philosophy); MA (Gandhi & Peace Studies); MA (Extension & Development Studies); MA (Education); MA (Anthropology); MA (Gender & Development Studies); Master of Social Work (MSW); Master of Social Work(Counseling); MA (Distance Education); MA (Economics); MA (English);MA (Hindi); MA (History);MA(Political Science);MA (Psychology);MA (Public Administration); MA (Rural Development); MA (Sociology); MA (Tourism Management); MA (Translation Studies; Master of Commerce (M.Com); Master of Computer Applications (MCA); Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS); MSc (Dietetics and Food Services Management); MSc (Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science);
The University is also inviting applications for Bachelor degree programmes viz.. Bachelor of Science (General BSc) and also BSc with major in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, and Zoology; Bachelor of Arts (BA) (with major in Hindi, English, Urdu, Economics, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology, Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology); BA in Tourism Studies (BTS); Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com); Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA); Bachelor of Library & Information Science (BLIS); Bachelor of Social Work(BSW).
Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) (This is a Bridge course only forstudents taking admission in IGNOU Programmes and who do not have 10+2 qualification but are above 18 years of age).

Admission to other programmes at the level of PG DIPLOMA, DIPLOMA, ADVANCED CERTIFICATE, PG CERTIFICATE & CERTIFICATE are also on offer.
Student Handbook and Prospectus is available in all the RegionalCenters/ Study Centers of the university which can be obtained in person on payment of Rs.200/-. For further details please Last date for application is 30th November 2015.
The Admission form can also be submitted online by creating a user ID and Logging on the instant issue of confirmation of form submission and online payment through net banking/debit card/credit card.

Admission for the Academic Tourism Programmes in Ignou

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), one of the Mega-Universities in the World, announces admission for its various Masters, Bachelors, PG Diploma and Diploma Programmes in Tourism.
The flourishing of Tourism in the country created a sudden demand for Tourism Professionals to serve in the Industry. Realizing the dearth of educated Tourism Professionals and the vast avenues of employment opportunities available in the field these programmes were launched by IGNOU.
The School of Tourism and Hospitality Services Management (SOTHSM) of IGNOU is offering for Januray 2016 cycle, Master of Arts in Tourism Management (MTM), Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Studies (BTS) and Diploma in Tourism Studies (DTS).
For details, visit IGNOU Website- or contact nearest IGNOU Regional Centre/Study Centre. Student Handbook and Prospectus is available in all the Regional Centers/ Study Centers of the university which can be obtained in person on payment of Rs.200/-. For further details please visit
The Admission form can also be submitted online by creating a user ID and Logging on the for instant issue of confirmation of form submission and online payment through net banking/debit card/credit card.
 Last Date for receipt of Applications is 30th November 2015 

All Women Job Fair at IGNOU on November 24

Campus Placement Cell (CPC), IGNOU invites you to participate in All Women Job Fair at Convention Centre, IGNOU Campus, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi on November 24, 2015 (Tuesday) at 10.00 AM. Salary – Rs. 12,000 pm to Rs. 40,000 pm. Please come with your updated CV. For detailed JDs, visit any further queries, mail or call on 011-29571114.

Dr. Manoj Kulshrestha
Director Incharge (Campus Placement Cell)
Room No 115, New Academic Block C
School of Engineering & Technology
Indira Gandhi National Open University
Maidan Garhi, New Delhi - 110 068, INDIA
Ph. +91-11-29532092, 29572927, 09810138664

IGNOU courses launched at Goa central jail

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) courses were launched at the new modern central jail at Colvale on Wednesday by the chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar. 

Chief Minister said that imparting education will go a long way in changing criminal behaviour. Colvale Jail has gone an extra mile putting in extra efforts to provide education to inmates by imparting quality education through IGNOU. 

IGNOU to celebrate its 30th Foundation Day on 19th November, 2015

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is gearing up to celebrate its Foundation Day on the 19th November 2015 when it completes 30 years of its existence.
The Headquarters at New Delhi and the Regional Centers spread across the country have planned a number of cultural events and academic activities on the occasion.
The Foundation Day Lecture on “Higher Education- Changing Scenario” will be delivered by Prof. Girish Chandra Tripathi, Vice Chancellor; Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi. Prof. Nageshwar Rao, Vice Chancellor of IGNOU and Prof. Sushma Yadav, Pro-Vice Chancellor IGNOU will preside over the function.
The webcast of the function will be available at

Webcast of IGNOU's Founders Day Celebration from 2 pm onwards

Friday, November 13, 2015

E-pathshala to put textbooks at fingertips

E-pathshala to put textbooks at fingertips

NEW DELHI: Gone are the days when one would have to wait to get the textbooks or make do with the old ones due to short supply. And parents would wait for the half-yearly or annual exam results to know the progress of their wards. Now, everything is available on mobile application e-pathshala, launched by the ministry of human resource development on Monday with the concept of "learning on the go".

Thursday, November 5, 2015

IGNOU'S Gyan Vani, Gyan Darshan to make a comeback

IGNOU's educational radio channel Gyan Vani and television channel Gyan Darshan are set to come on air. This was announced by IGNOU vice-chancellor professor Nageshwar Rao who was in Lucknow to inaugurate country's largest regional centre building on Tuesday. Both Gyan vani and Gyan Darshan went off air in 2014 on account of outstanding dues which varsity failed to pay. 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

IGNOU reaching the unreached at lower cost with technology: Prof. Nageshwar Rao

Online Admission

For the academic session 2015-16, IGNOU has received an overwhelming 3 lakh new applications, out of which about 45000 came through newly established online admission mechanism. How has been university attempt with online system and what role do you see technology playing in raising the enrollment and ease for learners?

We are highly encouraged by the outcome of online admission process which we have done for the first time. 

Discom and IGNOU to offer skill development programme

Discom and IGNOU to offer skill development programme

NEW DELHI: Delhi's private discom BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) has entered into a partnership with IGNOU to offer a skill development programme in the distribution sector. 

The unique initiative entails recognition from IGNOU to the discom to conduct a skill development program in power distribution. 

The company's technical centre in Punjabi Bagh has been identified as the venue to conduct "Competency Certificate in Power Distribution" training program under the School of Engineering & Technology. Its objective is to formally train a large number of the network field staff and ensure that all workers deployed should have continued skill development through formal technical training. It will give participants a chance to hone skills and get them acquainted with practices.

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar announces to set up a Skill Development University

GURGAON: Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced to set up a Skill Development University in the state. 

He said that a proposal for setting up of Skill Development University in Haryana has been sent to the Union HRD Ministry and he hoped that it would get clearance soon. 

The University would help in training of teachers in improving their pedagogical skills so that they can prove to be good teachers and be fair to their profession. 

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Jaffna varsity keen on tie up with Indian institutions

The University of Jaffna is keen on building links with the Indian universities to strengthen the educational and cultural relationship between India and Sri Lanka, according to its Vice-Chancellor Vasanthi Arasaratnam.

Spreading the light of education

The Government College for Women (GCW) in Kolar is one of the premier institutions imparting education to girls. It has completed three decades of service in spreading the light of education in the lives of girls, particularly those from rural areas and poor families.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Care for the family

Care for the family

While the demand for specialists may have triggered a rush among medicine students to pursue niche specializations, experts in the healthcare industry are realizing the importance of primary care physicians. This has given rise to institutes offering a specialization in family medicine. The two-year, part-time Master's in Family Medicine, conducted by the University of Edinburgh in partnership with Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore and the Indian Christian Medical and Dental Association, is aimed at providing a model to improve primary healthcare in India. 

It is designed to help general practitioners in undeserved and rural com in undeserved and rural communities acquire the skills to become expert family medicine doctors who refer less and resolve more. Delivered through the blended-learning format, it covers modules in family medicine, reflective practice and principles of general practice and evidence for rural family medicine in based medicine for rural family medicine in rural settings.

Distance learning MBA

Distance learning MBA

With India emerging as a major destination for `health tourists', numerous two to five-star general and specialist hospitals are mushrooming across the country.This has led to a rise in demand for professional health administrators who can efficiently manage hospitals and healthcare institutions. 

India's healthcare sector is estimated to touch $160 billion by 2017 due to factors such as rapid growth in good healthcare services, growth in incomes and greater health awareness. 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Extension of last date without late fee for RR for BCA, MCA, PGDWGS, MAWGS, PGDIS, DBPOFA and MAGD programmes upto 31st October, 2015

Extension of last date without late fee for RR for BCA, MCA, PGDWGS, MAWGS, PGDIS, DBPOFA and MAGD programmes upto 31st October, 2015

Dear Sir/ Madam,

The matter for extension of last date for receipt of RR forms from the students  who took admission to BCA, MCA, PGDWGS, MAWGS, PGDIS, DBPOFA and MAGD in the July, 2015 session was placed before the Vice-Chancellor.

The Vice-Chancellor has been pleased to approve the extension of last date for receipt of RR forms from the students  who took admission to BCA, MCA, PGDWGS, MAWGS, PGDIS, DBPOFA and MAGD in the July, 2015 session, upto 31st October, 2015. The other dates for receipt of RR forms with late fee will remain unchanged.

Open learning must support global ethics and development

Open learning must support global ethics and development

A “tricky world with pervasive war and tragedy” is nevertheless one that “could see the golden age of open learning”. This was the prophetic view of Barney Pityana, a keynote speaker at the Presidents’ Summit of the International Council for Open and Distance Education, or ICDE, held in South Africa last week.

Education expansion can balance access with equality

Education expansion can balance access with equality

There was no role for higher education in the Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs, the eight ambitious United Nations’ targets for solving some of the world’s most pressing problems, due to expire at the end of 2015. But universities will be expected to be bigger players this time around, according to academics gathered at a recent conference in Barcelona.

In the new Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, education is a stand-alone goal and higher education does get a mention.

Awards for excellence in open, distance and e-learning

The African Virtual University, Nigerian higher education leader Olugbemiro Jegede and Russian academic Irina Smirnova were awarded major global awards related to open, distance and e-learning by the International Council for Open and Distance Education on Friday.

Friday, October 23, 2015

WB to announce 2-yr diploma course in family medicine from UK

LONDON: Bengal is going all out to bring back a dying breed of doctors — family physicians.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will announce a two-year-diploma course in family medicine to create an army of family physicians for the state.

Banerjee will arrive in London for her three day maiden visit to UK on Sunday night with a 60-member-strong delegation from government, arts and industry.

On Monday, the state's principal secretary of health Malay Kumar De will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to roll out the course.

CBSE to celebrate National Education Day on November 11

CHANDIGARH: The Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to commemorate the birth anniversary of legendary freedom fighter and first education minister of independent India Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on November 11 by recalling his contribution to the cause of education. The day will be celebrated as National Education Day (NED) of India.

Delhi govt to launch 2-year homoeopathy pharmacy diploma course

The Delhi government is all set to launch a two-year diploma course in homoeopathy pharmacy which will enable aspiring pharmacists in this field to take up jobs in government hospitals as well as operate state-run dispensaries in the national capital. 

"The Board of Homoeopathic System of Medicine under the Health Department of Delhi government is going to introduce 'Diploma in Homoeopathic Pharmacy Course' as per provisions of Delhi Homoeopathic Act, 1956. 

"Such a course is a landmark and milestone in the development of science of homoeopathy. It is a historic addition for homoeopathy in Delhi and India," the board' s chairman K K Juneja said, adding that the course was notified in an official gazette by Delhi government. 

The eligibility criterion for the course, also called homoeopathy compounder course, has been fixed as intermediate pass in science stream. It will provide theoretical and practical training. 

"Those completing Diploma in Homoeopathic Pharmacy will have job opportunities in government sector like homoeopathic medical colleges and hospitals, Delhi government dispensaries, private homoeopathic clinics etc. They can also open their own homoeopathic pharmacy or chemist shops," Juneja added.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Are teachers a dying community

It is time we gave our teachers their due, to ensure that they remain passionate about their profession.

Competent, sincere and dedicated teachers are a rarity and are definitely a dying community today. Gone are the days when teachers felt that each student was their sole responsibility and it was in their hands to shape them into good citizens. Parents as well as grandparents worked along with teachers in instilling strong values.
Changing scenario

Online Admission Open for January 2016 Session

Please visit the following link for Online Admission in IGNOU January 2016 Session

Last Date without late fees is 30th November 2015

IGNOU- Admission Open for January 2016 Session

Students cry foul as UGC scraps non-NET grants

NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to discontinue non-NET fellowships for MPhil and PhD students at central universities from the next academic session, triggering protests by student groups who have termed it "one of the biggest anti-student moves" of the NDA government. 

The All India Students Association (AISA) read in the decision a sinister move to make the public education system compliant with the impending WTO-GATS (World Trade Organisation-General Agreement on Trade in Services) under which India has made an offer to open up higher education commercially by classifying it as a tradable service. There is widespread demand for the offer to be revoked. 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Haryana to launch learning enhancement programme in 3,222 schools

GURGAON: The state government's massive initiative - Learning Enhancement Programme (LEP) - which was prepared in collaboration with Boston consultancy group to substantially enhance quality of education in government schools will become operational in 3,222 primary schools from Monday. 

Giving out the details, Haryana education minister Ram Bilas Sharma said that under the LEP, 18,000 government primary school teachers have been trained over the last one month as part of Haryana's Quality Improvement Program. 

Friday, October 9, 2015

Workshop on teaching beginners functional Arabic : Issues and Challenges

F No: IG/SOFL/D28/2015/
Dated: 8th October, 2015

 Workshop on teaching beginners functional Arabic : Issues and Challenges.

 Arabic language and literature form part of syllabi at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in some of our universities. Many of these universities have full fledged departments of Arabic where competent and experienced teachers are involved in the process of teaching. However, teaching Arabic to beginners continues to remain quite challenging for many of us. Similarly, learning how to learn the Arabic language is also another area which needs our immediate attention.

The main objective of the Workshop is to bring together teachers and learners of Arabic in Delhi on a single platform for exploring the best practices and seeking the ways and means for removing the shortcomings in Teaching and Learning Arabic to beginners. For this purpose, special arrangement would be made to ensure the participation of 30 selected Arabic learners enrolled in Universities of Delhi, Like JNU, Jamia, DU and IGNOU.
Keeping in mind the above objective, SOFL plans to hold two day workshop on 17th and 18th October (Saturday and Sunday) 2015.

Following are the sub themes of the workshop:
v  Learning how to learn Basic Arabic.
v  Learning how to teach Basic Arabic.
v  Discussion on teaching functional Arabic in ODL.
v  Discussion on the feedback of learners from different universities.
v  Discussion on the feedback of the teachers from different universities.
v   Evolving and testing the model lesson/Unit for Diploma in Functional Arabic.

             Dr. Mohammad Saleem
Assistant Professor (Arabic)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Smriti Irani launches ranking framework for higher-educational institutions

Union human resource development minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday launched the national institutional ranking framework for educational institutions in the country. 

"This will meet the need for a framework that would enable parents, students, teachers, educational institutions and other stakeholders to rank institutions on the basis of a set of objective parameters and a transparent process," Irani said. 

The ranking framework is designed in such a manner that institutions, belonging to different fields like engineering and management, would be compared separately in their own respective peer groups. 

University of Hyderabad admissions to go online from next year

Admissions in the University of Hyderabad (UoH) will be conducted online from the next academic year, Appa Rao Podile, the new vice chancellor (VC), announced on Tuesday.

At present, only the finance department of the varsity is partially functioning on e-governance. However, from next academic year, not only admissions but services such as certificate verification, filling of examination forms etc. would go online, said the VC. "The funds given by the University Grants Commission will be utilised for making all the processes online," said Rao.

CBSE releases UGC-NET June results

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday announced the results of the University Grants Commission - National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) that was held on June 28 across the country. 

Candidates can now check their results by entering their roll numbers and date of birth on its website (, the CBSE said in a statement. 

Those students who qualified for the award of the junior research fellowship (JRF) would get a basic stipend of Rs 25,000 a month along with the house rent allowance (30 percent in tier I cities) to pursue their research work for a period of five years. 

The exam, which consists of three papers, is conducted twice a year. 

In order to become eligible to write UGC NET paper, candidates must have scored at least 55 percent in their master's degree. 

Since December last year, the CBSE conducts NET examination on behalf of the UGC to determine the eligibility for assistant professor only or JRF. 

Meanwhile, the CBSE also announced that it would conduct the UGC-NET December 2015 exam on December 27 (Sunday). 

The candidates, who desire to appear in the test, can apply online from October 1. 

The last date for applying online is November 1 and fee can be paid up to November 2.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Extension of last date for receipt of Examination Forms of students registered for July, 2015 session (Certificate programmes and semester-based programmes) without any late fine till 31st October, 2015


The competent authority has extended the last date for receipt of Examination Forms of students registered for July, 2015 session (Certificate programmes and semester-based programmes) without any late fine till 31st October, 2015. The email dated 29.09.15 received from Registrar, SED, is reproduced below.

It is requested that this may please be prominently displayed on the Notice Boards of your Centre for information of the learners.

This may please be acknowledged and confirmed.

With regards,

(Gulab Jha)
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

29th September, 2015

Regional Director
IGNOU Regional Centre

Dear Sir/Madam,

It is to inform that keeping in view the extended date of admission for July, 2015 session Competent authority has approved to extend the last date of accepting December, 2015 Term-end Examination form till 31st October, 2015 without any late fine.

Accordingly, it is requested that the examination form of students registered for July, 2015 session (Certificate programmes and semester based programmes) may please be accepted without any late fine till 31st October, 2015 instead of 30th September, 2015.

Yours faithfully,

Registrar (SED)

Distance learning needs to be brought to the mainstream

eaching through distance and open learning should not be taken as an "adjunct" mode and needs to be brought to the mainstream, Education Secretary V S Oberoi said as he pitched for offering better courses through the medium, here.

"Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode should not be taken as an adjunct mode and needs to be brought to the mainstream.

Quality of programmes offered through ODL should be better than those offered through other mode for which the New Education Policy should provide adequate inputs," he said.

Oberoi was participating here in a national consultative meeting at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) today on promoting ODL courses as part of the New Education Policy being formulated by the Human Resources Development ministry.

He opined that the experts need to look at the whole perspective differently and reposition ODL in the new architecture of education for 21st Century.

Referring to the "Skill India" campaign, Oberoi said that ODL has an advantage over other systems since the large groups can be addressed with minimal infrastructural support.

"Similar sectors need to be addressed in this policy document which should come out as a visioning document for next 20-25 years. We should develop the vision for ODL mode first.

"Methodology, pedagogy and student-teacher relationship are important in the context of online education too. MOOCs is not simply converting content to digital formats,

one has to look into the way it has to be delivered and into the assessment and evaluation processes which have to be different," he added.

IGNOU Vice Chancellor Nageshwar Rao said consultations are being carried out in all the Schools and Divisions of IGNOU including its 56 Regional Centres and far more than 6000 responses have been received from different stakeholders.

Monday, September 28, 2015

100 study centres in commerce colleges to offer CS courses

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) will enter into tie up with top commerce colleges across the country to open 100 study centres where courses for students could be offered, a top official said on Sunday. 

The ICSI faculty will train the students in these colleges after college hours, so that they can become qualified company secretaries, while they finished their graduation, Atul H Mehta, president, ICSI, told reporters here. 

All the Centres would be opened by this year, he said. 

The institute is in the process of negotiations with leading software companies to develop an e-learning programme so that over 30 courses could be taught online, including videos and animation, Mehta said. 

Stating that the new Companies Act 2013 envisaged a multi-dimensional role for company secretaries, he said the profession has undergone tremendous change. 

When asked about the demand-supply gap, Mehta said with more than nine lakh private companies and one lakh Public Sector companies, there was tremendous scope for the professionals, as there were only 40,000 company secretaries in India currently. 

Mehta, here to attend 14th conference of Students Company Secretaries, said that a National Company Law Tribunal, on the line of Income Tax Tribunal, will soon be set up in the country. 

All the disputes and litigation can be filed in this tribunal, Mehta said.

Previous Year Question Paper

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You Can Download Previous Year Question Papers of IGNOU from the link given Below:

Previous Year Question Papers - Download


Naveen Raj Bhatia

Centre In-Charge


Induction Meeting & Schedule for CAFE/DAFE July 2015 Session

September 23, 2015
Dear Learner,                                                               

We welcome you to the CAFÉ/DAFE Programme of the IGNOU. The induction meeting of the CAFÉ/DAFE Programme for the July 2015 session will be held on 4th October 2015 at 11.00 a.m.  at Study  Centre 0742 D. The classes for CAFÉ/DAFE Programme begin from 10th October 2015. The detailed schedule of the classes is given below:-

Day & Date
Bock to be covered
Saturday 10.10.2015
2.30-4.30 PM
BFE-101 (Block 1 to 3)
Saturday 10.10.2015
4.30-6.30 PM
BFEE-101 (Block 1 to 3)
Saturday 17.10.2015
2.30-4.30 PM
BFE-102 (Block 1 to 3)
Saturday 17.10.2015
4.30-6.30 PM
BFEE-102 (Block 1)
Saturday 24.10.2015
2.30-4.30 PM
BFEE-102 (Block 2 to 3)
Saturday 24.10.2015
4.30-6.30 PM
BFEE-103 (Block 1)
Saturday 31.10.2015
2.30-4.30 PM
BFEE-103 (Block 2 to 3)
Saturday 31.10.2015
4.30-6.30 PM
BFEE-104 (Block 1 to 3)

Please note, it is compulsory to submit the Assignments & Examination Form to appear in the Term End Theory Examination December 2015.

We will be available for your help on telephone number 9891910282 and 9811239735.

Wishing you a successful career ahead.

(Naveen Bhatia)
Centre In-charge

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