Friday, May 20, 2016

UGC tells varsities to hold yoga fests before D-day on June 21

The Modi government is pulling out all stops to make the second International Yoga Day (June 21) a success following last year's positive response. In a fresh letter issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC), universities across the country have been asked to hold a two-three day Yoga Fest before the D-day so that students are sensitized about the benefits of yoga and improve participation.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

AU moves forward with its distance education programme

ALLAHABAD: To assist the director of the proposed postgraduate courses through distance education, the authorities of Allahabad University have appointed four faculty members of AU as deputy directors of the newly set up Directorate of Distance Education (DDE). PG courses at AU via distance education would be offered from 2016-17 session.

New education policy soon: Smriti Irani

Union Human Resource Development minister Smriti Irani has said the government will unveil a new education policy soon.

"We have received suggestions from people living in 1.10 lakh villages and over 1,500 municipal bodies ... we have prepared a document with the help of experts, including advice by education councils, to improve our education system. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Students welcome UGC bid to include third gender in college schemes

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked universities and colleges across the country to include transgender as third gender in their scheme of "gender champions".

The UGC had last year instructed the institutes to appoint gender champions among students to foster equal treatment for both the genders on the campus. The aim was to achieve gender equality in the educational institutions. There was, however, no specific instruction about the third gender.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Profile of IGNOU - Preamble

Admissions Open for July 2016 Session

IGNOU Online Admission Link

Admissions are open From 08th-MAY-2016 onwords for July-2016 Session
  • Last date for Certificate Programmes is 15th June, 2016 and 30th June-2016 with late fee of Rs 300.
  • Last date for All Other Programmes is 17th August, 2016 and 31st August, 2016 with late fee of Rs 300

IGNOU - The People's University

IGNOU - The People's University

IGNOU -News & Events- Latest - Campus Placement Drive for ICICI Prudential and NetAmbit on May 18, 2016 (Wednesday) in Convention Centre

IGNOU -News & Events- Latest - Campus Placement Drive for ICICI Prudential and NetAmbit on May 18, 2016 (Wednesday) in Convention Centre

Campus Placement Drive for ICICI Prudential and NetAmbit on May 18, 2016 (Wednesday) in Convention Centre

Campus Placement Drive for ICICI Prudential and NetAmbit on May 18, 2016 (Wednesday) in Convention Centre

he Campus Placement Cell (CPC), IGNOU in association with Regional Centres of Delhi, NCR and adjoining RCs (Karnal, Aligarh, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Khanna and Jaipur) is organizing Campus Placement Drive for ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd. and NetAmbit (an insurance broking firm) along with two HR agencies namely Vetta Solutions for Navigaint Technology and Get Hired for Interglobe Technologies and Globus Infocom as their clients onMay 18, 2016 (Wednesday) at the Convention Centre, IGNOU Campus, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi.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 offered positions is Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 25,000 per month.
The Placement Drive has been targeted for the final year students registered in July 2015 and January 2016 sessions in BA, BCOM, BSC, BSW, BCA, BTS. All registered students of MAH, MPS, MEG, MPA, MCA, MTM, MCOM are also eligible to participate in the drive.
The students are required to carry a copy of their recent resume (mandatorily containing IGNOU enrolment no.), an ID proof, address proof and recent 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 placement drive in which multiple companies would be participating, hence, you are advised to go through the JDs of the companies very carefully.

For detailed Job Descriptions of the companies, Click Here.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Don't fall in trap of schools giving useless degrees: Raghuram Rajan

Sounding a word of caution to students on education loans, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has said they should not fall prey to 'unscrupulous schools' which leave them with high debt and "useless degrees".

Observing that education at high quality research universities will remain expensive in near future, he said efforts should be made to make degrees affordable to all deserving students.

Now, university students to evaluate teachers

NEW DELHI: The contentious Academic Performance Indicators (API) that had the university teaching community up in arms across the country since 2010 has been modified and made flexible with onus back on teaching while caps on various sub-categories of research has been removed.

Prof. Ravindra Kumar takes charge as Vice Chancellor (In-charge) of IGNOU

Prof. Ravindra Kumar takes charge as Vice Chancellor (In-charge) of IGNOU

Delhi: - 28/04/2016

Professor Ravindra Kumar the senior most professor among the Directors of the School of Studies took over as the Vice-Chancellor (In-charge) of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) on Thursday, succeeding Professor Nageshwar Rao, who has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of Uttarakhand Open University.

Prof. Ravindra Kumar a noted Historian has served for more than three decades and has served been in IGNOU for last 22 years. Besides distance Education his academic interests have been Indian Culture & Heritage Studies, Art and Architecture, wherein he has traced the evolution of different cultural, art and architectural forms in 'vogue in India historically'.

Admission Open's for July 2016 Session

Campus Placement - IGNOU (18th May 2016)

Campus Placement Cell (CPC), IGNOU invites you to participate in Campus Placement Drive for ICICI Prudential Insurance Co. Ltd. and other reputed companiesat Convention Centre, IGNOU Campus, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi on May 18, 2016 (Wednesday) at 10.00 AM. Salary – Rs. 1.5 lac-4 lac pa + incentive. Please come with your latest CV. For detailed JD, visit any further queries, call Mr. Pashupati on 011-29536867.

Within this framework, it is requested to send the SMS to all eligible students once on May 12, 2016 and repeat the same on May 16, 2016. The Job Description (JD) of the openings will be uploaded on IGNOU website by tomorrow

Thanks and regards,

Prof. Manoj Kulshrestha
Professor of Civil Engineering
Project Coordinator (IGNOU-HERO Project)
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

Friday, May 6, 2016

UGC asks colleges and varsities to refund fees and not retain certificates

The University Grants Commission (UGC) said on Thursday it has received complaints that universities and colleges collect in advance full fee from students who have to forfeit it even if they don't join. The institutions have been asked to follow the norms in this regard.