Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi


Indira Gandhi National Open University, commonly known as IGNOU, is a central and largest open university in the world. It was established in 1985 after the name of the former prime minister of India, Indira Gandhi. IGNOU has been majorly responsible in the process of establishment of DEC, that is, Distance Education Council and the standards of Distance Education in India. It aims at spreading knowledge and education through open and distance education.

Some of the significant features of IGNOU includes its flexibility in admission rules, national jurisdiction, flexibility in terms of place and duration of study, usage of latest technologies in education and communication, support to its students, modular programs, collaboration and intense networking with a number of other universities that are open to education.

IGNOU offers a number of courses for its students, namely, bachelor’s degree programs, master’s degree programs, PhD/ doctoral programs, diploma in post graduation and advance programs, certificate courses in post graduation, advance and professional programs, credit programs, non-credit programs and appreciation programs.

There are a number of divisions in the university namely, academic, administration, computer, electronic media, finance and accounts, international, library and documentation etc.

IGNOU has about 961 Study Centres in India. Its regional centres are spread all over the country. Three regional centres of Delhi are Delhi 1, Delhi 2 and Delhi 3 covering all the parts of Delhi and NCR. Regional centre Delhi 1 is located at MOHAN COOPERATIVE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, MATHURA ROAD. Delhi 2 centre is at GANDHI SMRITI & DARSHAN SAMITI, RAJGHAT and Delhi 3 centre is at PALAM EXTENSION.

For admissions, IGNOU issues announcements. The candidates are required to purchase the respective forms, fill in their details and submit the forms. The registered candidates then appear for an entrance test, on the basis of which, the admissions are granted to them. IGNOU provides a “Round the Year Admission” facility under the scheme called “Walk-in-admission”. Candidates can collect the application forms at the Regional Centre/Study Centre, or can download the form from the university website. The necessary payments are to be made through demand drafts.



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16 Responses to “Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi”

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    Harpal kaur:

    I live in USA I studied in nursing from Delhi i want to join
    BSE nursing whats the procedure for study and apply.
    please email me on [email protected] and send me
    the phone # so I can speak to some one , thanks

  2. 15

    information about distance education of MBA from Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi?

  3. 14
    Vishal Sahu:

    I need to know the admission procedure for MBA Finance.

    Can some one please help me on this.


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    I need to know the admission procedure for ll.b and in ignou university!!! aand even can you please tell me are admissions still open?

  6. 11

    I has been Completed my Threee year diploma in Civil Engineering uder Kerala State Technical Board of Exam. I would like to apply for BBA (correspondence)now. for that please advice me

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    Tarun kr:

    What is the prosidure of admition for 12th ?
    Where is collect admition form (prospectus) ?

  8. 9

    what is the procidures of admission

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    nidhi singh:

    i want to get job in ignou.delhi because i have done P.G. and A LEVEL from aptech computer education.

  10. 7

    wat is the admission date for B.A. ENTRANCE

  11. 6

    B.Ed (Biology) Admission date?

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    kiran b kamaji:

    i want do the PHD in HIndi
    I have 5 years Exp.pls reffred me.

  13. 4

    ignou mba entrace exam syallbus and date.

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    please send me b.a detail

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    Durga Prasad:


    I would like to know if there are any Sociology Nodes available for CIVIL Serviles ( IGNOU nodes).
    And where can i down load it from.

    Durga Prasad

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    Vinoth kumar. B:

    this is vinoth from pondicherry. I need to know whether the clinical research courses are there in the indragandhi national open university