IGNOUUniversity needs no introduction, as it is one of the oldest Universities in India. The University has covered almost the whole country and several other countries to provide higher education, by the means of open education and distance education to the students even from the neglected societies or disadvantaged segments. Apart from encouraging students from all the segments, the University believes in setting standards through high quality education and preparing students to have a bright future when they step out in the real world. IGNOU began its journey on a small scale, but currently they have five zones that cover the North, South, East and West of the country. The University has their branches in 40 countries that include China, France, Afghanistan and Africa. They have a network of 59 regional centers and 2600 study centers and 7 sub-regional centers as well - Around 3.5 million students in India and abroad benefit from the knowledge and education that the University imparts. It also offers 175 academic programs that include 1100 study courses at various levels.
IGNOU offers plenty of programs for students to choose from. They are:
Certificate courses for CHR, CHCC, and CFS etc.
Diploma and advanced diploma courses in creative writing in English, management, tourism studies etc.
Post graduate diploma course in PGD in hospital and health management, Journalism and Mass communication, Human resources etc.
Under graduate degree course in BA, BSc, B-ED, etc.
Post graduate degree courses include the MHA, MCA, MBA etc.
Programs for higher education like the PhD, doctorate, research course etc.
These are some of the important courses offered by the University, but there are around 200 programs that students may be interested in. For details visit their website.
How to apply
The application form can be downloaded from the website and students should purchase the handbook and the prospectus from their regional centers or get them from student’s registration division. A payment of Rs 100 should be made in cash at the sale counter. The prospectus contains application form that needs to be submitted to the university.
Important dates of entrance exams and application can be obtained from the website.
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