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The Indira Gandhi National Open University, better known as IGNOU, is the world’s largest university with a student population of over 3 million students. Established in 1985, the primary objective of this university is to provide higher education opportunities through a distance and open education mode, to the more disadvantaged segments of society.

IGNOU also serves as a national resource center that sets and coordinates the standards for distance and open education in India. The university currently offers 338 programs of study that include over 3,500 courses at levels that range from doctorate to bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The University also offers various under-graduate and post-graduate certificate and diploma courses. More information can be found at http://www.ignou.ac.in/.

With 43 regional centers, 6 sub-regional centers and 1,400 study centers, students have the advantage of combining conventional classroom lectures with distance education material. This material is developed by a large number of experts from some of the premier institutions of India. Some courses which were previously restricted to classroom lectures, have now become available through IGNOU’s distance learning program.
The university offers 21 schools of study, with a faculty highly trained in distance education methodology. State-of-the-art multi-media support is offered to all academic programs and includes audio, video, radio, television, interactive radio and video counseling and tele-conferencing. Over time, IGNOU has gained a reputation as a center for excellence in teaching, research and training.

As part of its social intervention initiative, IGNOU serves as a center for extension education, providing various need-based literacy and education programs in the community. IGNOU also runs a popular 24 hour TV channel - Gyan Darshan - devoted exclusively to education. Not only is IGNOU a conventional university, but is also the statutory body in charge of accrediting Open University and distance education systems in India. The IGNOU website at ignou.ac.in provides extensive information about the university and the programs offered.


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