The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
is a national university with its headquarters in New
Delhi, India. Named after former Prime Minister of India, Indira
Gandhi, the university was established in 1985 when the Parliament
of India passed the Indira Gandhi National Open University Act,
1985 (IGNOU Act 1985).
IGNOU is one of the largest universities in the world. Today it serves the educational aspirations of about 1.8 million students. Apart from teaching and research, extension and training form the mainstay of its academic activities. It also acts as a national resource centre, and serves to promote and maintain standards of distance education in India. IGNOU hosts the Secretariats of the SAARC Consortium on Open and Distance Learning (SACODiL) and the Global Mega Universities Network (GMUNET) initially supported by UNESCO.
- impart education and knowledge through various means.
- provide not only higher education to large sections of the population, but particularly disadvantaged segments of society.
- encourage, coordinate and assist Open Universities and Distance Education systems while determining standards in such systems in the country.
- provide national integration and strengthen the natural
and human resources of the country through the medium of education.
1. School of Humanities
2. School of Social Sciences
3. School of Sciences
4. School of Education
5. School of Continuing Education
6. School of Engineering & Technology
7. School of Management Studies
8. School of Health Sciences
9. School of Computer & Information Sciences
10. School of Agriculture
11. School of Law
12. School of Journalism and New Media Studies
13. School of Gender and Development Studies
14. School of Tourism Hospitality Service Sectoral Management
15. School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies
16. School of Social Work
17. School of Vocational Education and Training
18. School of Extension and Development Studies
19. School of Foreign Languages
20. School of Translation Studies and Training
21. School of Performing and Visual Arts
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