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.