Wednesday, December 26, 2018

IGNOU launches Certificate in Spanish Language and Culture programme

24 December, 2018
IGNOU has launched certificate programme in Spanish Language and Culture. Students interested in studying Spanish Language can now seek admission in the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)! The admission for Certificate in Spanish Language & Culture Programme has already begun. The last date for enrolling for the same is 15th January 2019.
The Certificate level Spanish Language & Culture programme is meant for learners who are interested in learning Spanish language and who desire to receive cultural information about the Spanish-speaking countries. Learners will get the opportunity to acquire language skills as well as socio-cultural competence that will enable them to communicate effectively with the Spanish-speaking world in the activities related to daily life.
The Certificate in Spanish Language and Culture is a tightly structured multimedia integrated bilingual programme [Spanish and English]. The contact sessions are a very important aspect of this programme which will be conducted at designated Study Centers of IGNOU on weekends. In order to be eligible for the same, you should have passed Class 12 or equivalent and should possess some knowledge of English.

Fee Reimbursement to SC/ST Students in January, 2019 Admission Cycle

Sunday, December 23, 2018

IGNOU launches Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental and Occupational Health

IGNOU’s School of Inter disciplinary and Trans - disciplinary Studies has launched PG Diploma in Environmental and Occupational Health focusing on assessing the  public health risks associated with biological, chemical, physical, bio-mechanical and psycho-social hazards in natural and built environments. The Programme aims at various concepts related to general environment, environment at the work place, related hazards and evaluation of health risk assessment by providing solutions to various aspects of environmental health occupational hazard management, epidemiology, health policy and management, and environmental health promotion.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Inviting Innovative Ideas from IGNOU Students

‘Ideas Competition for IGNOU Students’


 Institute’s Innovation Council (IIC) 
National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education (NCIDE) 
‘Ideas Competition for IGNOU Students’

 IGNOU has set up Institutions Innovation Council (IIC) at the National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education (NCIDE). IIC at IGNOU aims at promoting idea generation, grassroots innovation, develops prototype, solve problem in the local context with a view to generating intellectual property and one of the objectives of IIC at IGNOU is to recognize the power of idea and transform the ideas in to workable solutions. The IIC and IGNOU is organizing an ‘Idea Competition’ for its students followed by “Festival of Ideas” to showcase and recognise the ideas of IGNOU students. IGNOU students can submit their original and creative ideas that can solve any daily life problem in any of the fields including Food, Agriculture and Rural Development, Clean Energy and Alternate Fuel, Clean Water and Water Management, Swacchhata Initiatives and Waste Management, Health Care and Hygiene, Education and Open University System and Smart Transportation and Traffic Management. The ideas in these areas could be interdisciplinary also. The ideas will be evaluated on the criteria of their novelty, complexity, clarity and details, feasibility, practicability, sustainability, scale of impact, cost effectiveness and future prospects, etc. The selected students will be invited to participate and present their ideas in the Festival of Ideas on February 28, 2019 at IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi. Further, they will be mentored and nurtured for developing business plan to work on the ideas. This will be an unique opportunity for IGNOU students to showcase their ideas and vision. In this context, bonafide IGNOU students are invited to submit their ideas in the prescribed Proforma to the Director, NCIDE at IGNOU through email at or by post. The Proforma can be downloaded from IGNOU website ( The selected students from different regions will be invited to present their work in the Festival of Ideas and the selected best three entries will be awarded prizes and certificates. 

The last date for receiving the ideas from the students is January 20, 2019.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Extension of Last Date for Re-Registration Jan 2019

Dear student,

The last for re-registration (Jan 2019 Session) is extended till 31st December 2018.

Please register online on the website of ignou 

Best Wishes

Naveen Raj Bhatia

Centre In-Charge
IGNOU SC-0742 (D)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Is Your Open And Distance Programme Fake? Check UGC Recognised University List Here

Several students who enrolled into distance education programmes offered by the Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) of the University of Mumbai woke upto the news recently that their Institute no longer has the required recognition from the UGC, official government body responsible for the Open and Distance programmes run in the country. University Grants Commission (UGC)'s Distance Education Bureau on October 3, 2018 released a list of Higher Education Institutions or universities in India recognized by the commission for academic year 2018-19 and on wards to conduct programmes through the Open and Distance Learning Mode.
According to the list published by the UGC the some universities have their recognition to run the Open and Distance programmes till 2019-20 academic year, while some are allowed to run their courses till 2022-2023.

IGNOU Term End Examination From December 1; 105 Centres Set For Jail Inmates

The term end examination for December, 2018 of Indira Gandhi National Open University or IGNOU is going to commence from December 1, 2018 and will conclude on December 31, 2018. The University has established 861 examination centres including 17 overseas centres and 105 centres in Jail for jail inmates. Hall ticket or examination intimation slips have been issued to 5,94,596  eligible students who had applied for appearing in the Term End Examination. 

The IGNOU hall ticket is available on IGNOU website.

The examination centres have been instructed to allow students to appear in examination, even if they do not possess the Hall Ticket (Examination Intimation Slips), but their names exist in the list of examinees for that centre, said a statement from IGNOU.
Students are advised to be in possession of the valid Identity Card issued by the University during the Examination.
The mobile phones are not permitted inside the examination hall.
Separate Hall tickets will be issued to the students of BCA & MCA for term end practicals, said the statement.  
Students are advised to contact the respective Regional Centres in the last week of  December, 2018 for their practical examinations.  
For BLISc. (Library Science) all Theory examination centres are not activated for the conduct of Practical Examination.  Students are advised to contact the examination centre Superintendent and Regional Centress for Practical Examination Centre.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

How can we fix what is wrong with Indian universities?

Kishor Patwardhan Issue No:524

Kishor Patwardhan is Professor of Ayurveda at Banaras Hindu University in Uttar Pradesh, India.

The higher education sector in India has been largely a failure story, according to most analysts. Except for a few institutions, such as the Indian Institutes of Technology, All India Institutes of Medical Sciences and the Indian Institute of Science, most of the publicly funded universities have shown an inability to face contemporary challenges with respect to the quality of research and the relevance of curricular content and teaching methods. 

This article highlights some of the biggest challenges that most of the central and state-owned Indian universities have failed to recognise and address. 

The illogical and bizarre recruitment process for teachers

Often the best candidates are not shortlisted for teaching posts and the worst shortlisted candidates are selected at interviews. One of the reasons is a shortlisting strategy that depends purely on numbers rather than quality. 

Shortlisting committee members are often not sure of the quality of the journals where the candidate has published his or her research, for instance. They do not know if the impact factor claimed by the journal is true or false. 

Similarly, there is no criterion to ascertain if a certificate showing the participation of a candidate in an international conference is genuine or not. What matters most is the certificate and the number of papers: the more papers there are, the more points the candidate gets.

The second reason for the selection of undeserving candidates is a poorly structured interview process. Most of the time experts do not know the difference between a viva examination and an interview. 

They usually do not ask the candidate about his or her plans to contribute positively to the university, or his or her ideas about the administration of academically active departments. They tend instead to ask questions that assess a candidate’s power of recall or, at most, their comprehension of their own subjects. They fail most of the time to evaluate their research skills and any higher order thinking skills.

Another major problem is ‘canvassing’ or lobbying interviewers before the selection process. Though most of the universities state in their advertisements that canvassing in any form leads to disqualification, there is no actual mechanism for disqualification. Many candidates use canvassing to gain access to recruiters and ensure they are selected. I have yet to see a university that has taken any tangible measures to curb such practices.

Friday, November 23, 2018

IGNOU January 2019 Session: Notification

IGNOU January session: Last date to apply extended, check the revised schedule here

The last date to apply for January 2019 cycle registration for Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has been extended to January 15, 2019.
          Steps to Register for IGNOU January 2019
  1. Visit the official website of IGNOU
  2. Click on the official link to register.
  3. Click on ‘Register yourself’
  4. Fill the registration form and click on ‘submit’ button.
  5. Login credentials like username and password will be generated by the university.
  6. Use the provided logic username and password and fill the application form
  7. Submit the documents and application fee to complete your application

Thursday, November 22, 2018

इग्नू : शीतकालीन सत्र के लिए 31 दिसंबर तक कर सकते हैं आवेदन

इंदिरा गांधी राष्ट्रीय मुक्त विश्वविद्यालय (इग्नू) में शीतकालीन सत्र जनवरी 2019 के लिए दाखिलों की प्रक्रिया शुरू हो गई है। दाखिला लेने के इच्छुक छात्र बिना विलंब शुल्क के 31 दिसंबर तक आवेदन कर सकते हैं। राजगढ़ रोड स्थित गवर्नमेंट कॉलेज स्थित इग्नू सेंटर के संयोजक प्रो. आरएस जाखड़ ने बताया कि इग्नू के स्नातक व स्नातकोत्तर के विभिन्न पाठ्यक्रमों में दाखिले के लिए सामान्य वर्ग के आवेदकों को केवल ऑनलाइन ही आवेदन करना होगा। अनुसूचित जाति व जनजाति के आवेदक ऑनलाइन के अलावा आॅफ लाइन भी आवेदन कर सकते हैं। एससी वर्ग के आवेदकों की पाठ्यक्रमों के लिए फीस माफ है। प्रो. जाखड़ ने बताया कि इग्नू में बीए, बीकॉम, बीएससी, बीएसडब्ल्यू, एमए अंग्रेजी, एमए अर्थशास्त्र, एमए राजनीतिक विज्ञान व एमए लोक प्रशासन पाठ्यक्रम उपलब्ध हैं। 

IGNOU Releases Hall Tickets For December Exam

IGNOU Hall Ticket For December 2018 Exam
IGNOU hall ticket 2018: For the December term end exam IGNOU has released the hall tickets. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has released the admit cards on its official website. Download IGNOU Hall Tickets Here Candidates are required to take the printout of the hall ticket from the website and report at the exam centre along with the ID card issued by regional centre or University. 

IGNOU Hall Ticket December 2018: Know How To Download

  • Go to the official website of IGNOU at
  • Click on the hall ticket/ admit card link
  • Enter the details asked
  • Submit the details
  • Download the IGNOU hall ticket
  • Take a printout
or click the link below

Nayee Taleem is the need of Digital Society: Prof. Ram G. Takwale at IGNOU 33rd Foundation Day

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) celebrated its 33rd Foundation Day on November 19, 2018. Kick-starting the celebrations, Prof. Nageshwar Rao, Vice Chancellor IGNOU paid floral tribute at the statute of Late PM Smt. Indira Gandhi situated at the main gate of the IGNOU headquarter in Maidan Garhi.
The Chief Guest on the occasion was Former Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Ram G. Takwale. He delivered lecture on “Nayee Taleem @ Digital India” i.e., New Education in Digital India. Smt. G. Pramila Reddy, wife of founding vice chancellor Prof. G Ram Reddy was the distinguished guest at the occasion.
To mark the occasion, an exhibition showcasing University’s journey over the years highlighting the achievements was organized at the Baba Saheb Ambedkar convention center. The Vice Chancellor along with the chief guest and the distinguished guest inaugurated the exhibition. A film about IGNOU “The Torch Bearer of Distance Education” was also shown highlighting the university’s journey since the inception and how it has evolved into a pioneer of Open Education institution. 

The last date of Submission of Assignments for TEE December, 2018 is extended up to 30th November, 2018

Dear Learner,

The competent authority has extended the last date of Submission for TEE December 2018 till 30th November 2018

Best Regards

Naveen Raj Bhatia

Centre In-Charge
IGNOU SC-0742 (D)

Hall Ticket for Term End December 2018 Examination

Dear Learner,

Please download your hall ticket from the link below :

Best Wishes for Examination

Naveen Raj Bhatia
Centre In-Charge

IGNOU SC-0742 (D)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Campus Placement Cell (CPC)

The mission and endeavor of this Cell is to enhance and facilitate the process of gainful employment for its divergent and distributive learner population for entry-level jobs as well as mid-career level employment opportunities, matching and commensurate with their personal and academic profiles. In the present day business scenario, companies demand job-ready candidates for employment at the shortest possible time period.
The qualified students are expected to be equipped with employable skills suitable for respective sectors. Taking into account this scenario, the cell has aligned its strategies to enhance the Employ ability Quotient of our students by imparting employable skills training after their skills mapping and bridging the gaps through appropriate training.
The cell conducts on-campus and off-campus placement and employ-ability enhancement activities at the headquarters and at some Regional Centres.
The CPC will be operationalizing placement cells at 6 Regional Centres of IGNOU that have very large IGNOU alumni in order to reach out to the dispersed IGNOU alumni more effectively.

Monday, October 22, 2018

150 students shortlisted in IGNOU Campus Placement Drive

The Campus Placement Cell (CPC), IGNOU in association with Regional Centres of Delhi, NCR organized Campus Placement Drive on October 09, 2018 (Tuesday) at B. R. Ambedkar Convention Centre, IGNOU Campus, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068.
 In this drive 150 students have been shortlisted / selected for the position of Business Development Executive (BDE) in Banking Sector by the participating company.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

IGNOU Celebrates Gandhi Jayanti with number of Activities around Swachh Bharat Abhiyan; IGNOU gets 5th rank in Swachh Campus Ranking 2018 by MHRD

04 October, 2018
Indira Gandhi National Open University organized number of activities to commemorate Gandhi Jayanti and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The fortnight long activities included Safai Abhiyaan by all the Regional Centers as well as the Maidan Garhi Headquarter.
The university also received 5th rank in Swachh Campus Ranking 2018 amongst the cleanest Higher Educational Institutions in the country in the University (Non Residential) category by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The university was also awarded for Maintaining, Promoting, and Encouraging the Culture of “Swachhta” in Higher Educational Institutions in the Country. This achievement showcases IGNOU’s continuous efforts towards whole hearted participation in clean and green campus under Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Providing 15% discount to students of July 2018 who opt for soft copy of study material in place of printed copy

Dear Learner,

The University has digitized the study material for different programmes. The digitized material is available at eGyankosh, the digital repository of the University.
The University encourages the use of digital study material. It has been decided that as an incentive, 15% of programme fee shall be refunded to the students who opt for digital study material in place of printed study material.
Presently this scheme is available only to students who have taken admission July 2018 session.
Please click the link below to exercise your option for digital or printed study material. You will need to log in to your online admission account to exercise your option.
Best wishes!


Note: In case you face any difficulty in submitting the option online, you may also submit the same at your Regional Centre.

Best Wishes 

Naveen Raj Bhatia 
Centre In-Charge 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Extension of Last date of Submission of assignments till 10.11.2018


The last date of Submission of Assignments for TEE December, 2018 is extended up to 10th November2018.

All the Coordinators/Programme In-charges are requested to display this information on their Notice Boards of the Study Centre as well as announce in the Counselling Sessions.  
With regards,

(Dr Jayashree Kurup)
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

Monday, September 3, 2018

What is the role of the university in the digital age?

President Michael D Higgins  Issue No:409

Much of the literature on the future of higher education in the digital age has been almost apocalyptic. Predicting the transformation of the sector by "the forces of technology and globalisation", the UK’s Institute for Public Policy Research warned in its 2013 report, An Avalanche is Coming: Higher education and the revolution ahead: "the solid classical buildings of great universities may look permanent but the storms of change now threaten them". 
Outlining "the threat posed to traditional 20th century universities if key institutions don’t change radically", they identified the "entirely new models of university which are seeking to exploit […] globalisation and the digital revolution" as "the new competition, the real threat".

Similarly Ernst and Young’s 2012 report, University of the Future: A thousand year old industry on the cusp of profound change, suggested that, just as: "digital technologies have transformed media, retail, entertainment and many other industries – higher education is next".

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Association of Universities

The idea of bringing together all the universities on a common platform emerged from the deliberations of a Conference of the Vice Chancellors of Universities convened by Lord Reading, the then Viceroy of India at Shimla in 1924. The Inter-University Board (IUB) of India was subsequently formed on March 23, 1925, with the view of promoting university activities, especially by way of sharing information and co-operation in the field of education, culture, sports and allied areas. The Inter-University Board acquired a legal status with its registration in 1967 as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. In 1973, it assumed its present name : The Association of Indian Universities (AIU). The membership includes traditional universities, open universities, professional universities, Institutes of National Importance and deemed-to-be universities. In addition, there is a provision of granting of Associate Membership to universities of neighbouring countries.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Policy on Pursuing two or more Programmes Simultaneously

Policy on Pursuing two or more Programmes Simultaneously

The Distance Education Council in its 40th meeting held on 08 June 2012 approved a policy
on pursuing two or more programmes simultaneously in various combinations as under.
Two Degree Programmes cannot be allowed to be pursued simultaneously. However, a
student can pursue two programmes simultaneously through distance mode or combination of
distance and regular modes from the same or different Universities / Institutions in various
combinations, viz.,

1. One Degree and one Diploma/ P G Diploma/ Certificate
2. One P G Diploma and one Diploma/ Certificate
3. One Diploma and one Certificate
4. Two P G Diplomas
5. Two Diplomas
6. Two Certificates

Student Innovation Award 2018

Indira Gandhi National Open University
National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education
Maidan Garhi, New Delhi – 110 068

Date : August 23, 2018

Notification for Inviting Entries for
 "Student Innovation Award 2018"

In order to identify, recognise and promote the innovations by students, National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education (NCIDE), IGNOU invites entries on innovations carried out by the IGNOU students in different fields. If any bonafide student of IGNOU with valid registration has done any kind of innovation in any field of life, he/she may submit his/her entry in the prescribed format through his/her Regional Centre. The entries duly verified by the concerned Regional centre are to be submitted by post at the following address :

National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education (NCIDE)
Zakir Hussain Bhawan (G Block), New Academic Complex
IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi – 110 068

The last date for submitting the entries of innovation is September 30, 2018. The coordinator of the award scheme, Dr. Oum Prakash Sharma, Dy. Director, NCIDE may be contacted on his e-mail or on phone +91-11-29573069 during office hours in case of any doubt/query. The Application Form may be downloaded from IGNOU website at

(Prof. Manoj Kulshrestha)
Director, NCIDE

Saturday, August 25, 2018

One day Conference on Librarian Day(17 September 2018) on Library Professional at the Crossroads

21 August, 2018
On the occassion of Librarians' Day17 September 2018 , one day conference is being organised by Professor G Ram Reddy Library, IGNOU on 'Library Professional at the Crossroads' 
Kindly Register using the following link before before 31st August, 2018  

AICTE approval not necessary for IGNOU B.Tech. Degree/Diplomas: Supreme Court

20 August, 2018
In a recent judgement in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 382 of 2018 delivered on   30 July 2018, the Hon’ble Supreme court of India has ruled that AICTE approval for IGNOU’s B.Tech. degree/Diplomas is not necessary.  This verdict has given big relief to the students who had earned their B.Tech Degree/Diplomas from IGNOU.
It is hoped that IGNOU’s B.Tech Degree/Diploma holders, who had faced problems in their respective organizations would get due benefits in recruitment/promotion and further higher studies.

Campus Placement Drive for IGNOU students on August 29, 2018 in IGNOU Campus

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Public Notice on Recognition of Distance Education Programmes

Bahadur Shah ZafarMarg
New Delhi – 110002

F.No.1-6/2018(DEB-I) 12th August, 2018
Public Notice
Recognition of Distance Education Programmes

In view of recent news articles on ‘Recognition of Distance Education Programmes’ by the UGC / ‘Open courses of 35 universities ‘derecognised’ published in media/newspapers, it is clarified that process of recognition of Distance Education programmes of universities submitted applications for recognition for the year 2018-19 and onwards is still on,and so far no open course of applicant universities has been derecognised. As per UGC(ODL) Regulations, 2017, recognition or otherwise is programme specific; not university specific and the recognition process is a multi-step process.
The programmes complying to provisions of UGC(Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017 and its amendments get recognitions in the first stage. For the programmes found deficient, HEIs can submit representations within 30 days along with documentary evidence for consideration for recognitions in the second stage. Thereafter, if the Programmes still remaining deficient, HEIs have an appeal option.

The recognition process implementation details are:
1. The recognition status uploaded on 9th August, 2018 on UGC website details programme wise recognition accorded to the HEIs.

2. The UGC letter detailing programme wise recognition status and programme wise deficiency(s) to Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs), as applicable, will be issued by August 16, 2018.

3. For the programmes found deficient as per the provisions of UGC(Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017, HEIs will be provided an opportunity to make representation within 30 days from the date of the UGC letter.

4. The process as at Sr. no. 3 above implies that the deficient programmes have an opportunity to rectify deficiencies communicated and get recognition, if they comply to provisions of UGC(ODL) Regulations, 2017 and its amendments.

5. All representations received will be processed and decisions will be communicated, on priority.

6. For the programmes still having deficiencies at the end of process as mentioned above, HEIs will have an opportunity to make an appeal as per the provisions of the UGC(ODL) Regulations, 2017.
University Grants Commission 

Press Release on UGC Recognition of Distance Education Programmes

With reference to the Public Notice F.No.1-6/2018(DEB-I) dated 9th August, 2018 issued by the University Grants Commission pertaining to recognition of Academic programmes offered by IGNOU under Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode from 2018-19 to 2022-23, it is clarified that University Grants Commission gives recognition only for the programmes at Undergraduate and Post-graduate level as per sub-regulation (2) of Regulation 1 of Part I of the UGC (ODL) Regulations, 2017. As far as Certificate and Diploma Programmes are concerned, Indira Gandhi National Open University is free to offer these programmes under ODL mode after the approval of the statutory bodies.

Accordingly, all the Certificate and Diploma Programmes offered by Indira Gandhi National Open University under ODL mode are valid and continue to remain on offer.
It is further clarified that IGNOU’s professional programmes like B.Ed, Post-Basic B.Sc. Nursing, Master of Business Administration, Master of Computer Applications have been recognized by the respective Regulatory Bodies and the relevant documents have been submitted to UGC for consideration.

Extension of last date for July 2018 cycle of admission till 31.08.2018

It is to inform you that the last date for July 2018 fresh admission has been extended from 16th August 2018 to 31st August 2018 in respect of all Programmes except Certificate Programmes. 

This may kindly be given wide publicity.

With regards,
Shyni Duggal
Assistant Regional 
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

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Notice for 8339 teaching jobs at Kendriya Vidyalaya released

NEW DELHI: Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has issued a notified for recruiting 8339 Principal, TGT, PGT, PRT, Librarian and Vice-Principal posts. 

Interested and eligible candidates can apply online through the official website ( starting from August 24, 2018 to September 13, 2018. 


Delhi government needs 7000 Field Surveyors; apply @

NEW DELHI: Delhi government has invited application for the post of Field Surveyor for the Planning Department from graduates having smart phones. 

The field work for collection of data will be carried out during October-November, 2018. For this work Delhi Govt needs around 7000 Field Surveyors. 

Candidates can apply through the Delhi government official website by August 31, 2018. 
The application is invited from Graduates/retired teachers/retired govt. officials/ civil Defense volunteers etc, who are willing to work as Field Surveyors on short term basis for collection of household data can apply for the same. 

The planning department of government of NCT of Delhi is to take up the work for updation/collection of household data in Delhi on key socio-economic parameters in the field of Education, health, Employment, Income, Socio-economic vulnerability etc on real time basis through Directorate of Economic and statistics. 

Qualification: Minimum Educational Qualification for applying as Field Surveyor is Graduation and candidate should possess smart phone for filling of e-Schedule and proficiency to type in English in mobile application. 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Is enrolling graduates directly to PhD a wise move

IIMs plan to take graduates directly into their PhD programmes, which will benefit research. Would this create more researchers or decline quality of research.

There should be no distinction

In reality, we are seeking no change with respect to the substantive aspects of our programme. Our Fellow Programme in Management (for which we want to award the PhD) has always admitted those who have done professional courses or four-year bachelor’s degree, along with those who have done their master’s. This has always benefitted our research quality. However, the ministry needs to give a clear mandate on this. Such a clarification from the Ministry will benefit the research students.

G Raghuram, director, IIM Bangalore

I am still a student, says 78-year-old at JNU convocation

Vishnu Swaroop Saksena, 78, was conferred with a PhD degree at JNU's second convocation. He enrolled at JNU after retirement in 2008 for a Master's course. 

Saksena begin his research 'the trail of two ancient scripts - Brahmi and Kharoshti' in 2012. 

"As a student I welcome the move of convocation as it gives us a platform to receive degrees formally. It was my first ever degree as I could not receive my Bachelor's degree," said Saksena.

Studying at an age of retirement was fun for him. "I enjoyed talking to people and reaching grassroots during my research. It provided me with first hand information on ancient history," he says.

Yoga departments in every central university soon: Curriculum by Modi's yoga trainer

Yoga is no more going to be just another vocational programme. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved a curriculum that will incorporated into the mainstream education. The curriculum for Yoga has been crafted by a committee appointed by the ministry of HRD and chaired by HR Nagendra, chancellor, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru (S-VYASA) who previously PM Modi's Yoga consultant. 

The newly designed curriculum not only includes the courses for students, but also certification programmes for teachers.

"We have been working on designing the curriculum for the last two years. Academicians including vice chancellors, yoga practitioners from educational institutions have crafted curriculum, which was submitted to MHRD," says Nagendra.

How to choose the right course and university in India or abroad

Planning for higher studies in India or abroad. In either case, one must judiciously pick the right course.

With increased emphasis on quality higher education in average Indian households, deciding the right programme, university and specialisation should be the topmost priority for students and their parents.

Before zeroing on a course and deciding a university in India or abroad, it is important get a few crucial questions answered objectively.

According to academician, Rajiv Ganjoo, co-founder Leverage Edu, a student must keep tab on the following questions-

1. Who am I?

Knowing oneself is the most critical exercise that should never be ignored. One should not fall for peer pressure. Just because someone else has moved to a particular university/college/course, you should not take a plunge. Self-introspect and deconstruct the profile basis academic rigor, subjective factors (achieved through work experiences/Internships etc.) preferences/interests, strength’s/ weaknesses and the knowledge of the subject.

2. What do I want to do after my education?

This is where most people fail and take uninformed decision. Get expert counselling for plausible directions. Historically people romanticize with the names of the courses and just apply without understanding whether the program allows oneself to get the learning opportunity and the flexibility to reach the ultimate calling.

3. Ask why?

Analysing the potential and having goal clarity will help in taking an informed decision while shortlisting the options. It is advised to re-validate the options by answering the relevant question such as why MBA/MS/UG from a particular school is important. This will allow students/parents to take an informed decision of getting the applications submitted before the deadlines.

4. Do I have the finances?

Education is not cheap, especially when you want to study abroad. Scholarships are the most common and well-known financial form of aid. Do a thorough research on the scholarships/ fellowships that you can avail to fund your studies.

The opportunities are many as there are government scholarships; need based scholarships, sports scholarships, etc. Student loan is another option. Keep in mind that choosing the right programme for your future growth will be vital in paying back the loans.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Campus Placement Drive with “Get Hired Services India” for IGNOU students on August 9 2018 at IGNOU Campus

The Campus Placement Cell (Cell) in association with Regional Centres of Delhi NCR is organizing Campus Placement Drive on August 9, 2018 (Thursday) at Baba Saheb Ambedkar Convention Centre, IGNOU Campus, New Delhi–110 068.   The drive will be organized for the following companies: (i) Reliance Life Insurance, (ii) Aegon Life Insurance  (iii)  Radical Minds Technologies. The salary for the offered positions is between 1.8 to 3.5 LPA.   
The Placement Drive has been targeted for the students as per details given below:
All the Final year students registered in, January 2017, July 2017, and January 2018 sessions from the following UG programmes:

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Bachelor of Social Works (BSW)
Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
Bachelor of Tourism Studies (BTS)
All fresh and RR students registered in January, 2017,   July, 2017, and January 2018 in sessions from the following PG programmes:

Master of Arts (History) – MAH
Master of Arts (Political Science) – MPS
Master of Arts (English) – MEG
Master of Arts (Public Administration) – MPA
Master of Computer Application – MCA
Master of Arts (Tourism Management) – MTM
Master of Commerce – M.Com, and
Master of Social Work – MSW
- Job Description to be uploaded on IGNOU website
As per past practice, the students are to be intimated about the event through e-mail by the respective LSCs.  In this regard, the text of the SMS already sent to Students, as finalized, is as below:
(To be sent to all students for January 2017, July 2017 and January 2018 sessions from the programmes mentioned above)

CPC, IGNOU Announces Campus Placement Drive on August 9, 2018 at 10.00 a.m. at Convention Centre, IGNOU Campus, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi- 110068 for 
Reliance Life Insurance, Aegon Life Insurance, and Radical Minds Technologies.   The salary for the offered positions is between 1.8 to 3.5 LPA.  If you have good communication skills, please come with your latest CV. In case of any query, contact: Mr. Vishal Raina +91 9953324929 and MS. Reena Sharma (29571114) or email at For more details, visit 
In this regard, it is requested that the inform to all eligible learners. The JD for the positions will also be uploaded on IGNOU website shortly. The information about the drive may also be Display on LSCs NOTICE BOARD.

With regards,

(Dr Jayashree Kurup)
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