About Indira Gandhi National Open University IGNOU

Indira Gandhi National Open University

The Indira Gandhi National Open University in short known as IGNOU is a University specialized in distance learning method and is established an Act of Parliament in 1985. The initial academic programs offered by the University are Diploma in Management and Diploma in Distance Education in the year 1987. The University is strategically located at IGNOU road, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi, a calm and quite place separated out from the crowded city of Delhi.

Indira Gandhi National Open University is one of the largest University in the world with over three million students in India and other countries also.The University has changed the view and concept of distance learning to another level of excellence. Now the University has widen its wings with 21 Schools of Studies and a network of 67 regional Centres, around 2,667 learner support Centres and 29 overseas partner institutions. The IGNOU has 810 faculty members and 574 academic staff at the headquarters and regional centres and the count of academic counsellors is really huge in numbers.

Below are the various Schools of studies under Indira Gandhi National Open University.

  • School of Agriculture (SOA)
  • School of Education (SOE)
  • School of Foreign Languages (SOFL)
  • School of Humanities (SOH)
  • School of Law (SOL)
  • School of Sciences (SOS)
  • School of Tourism and Hospitality Service Management (SOTHSM)
  • School of Computer and Information Sciences (SOCIS)
  • School of Engineering & Technology (SOET)
  • School of Gender and Development Studies (SOGDS)
  • School of Inter-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Studies (SOITS)
  • School of Management Studies (SOMS)
  • School of Social Sciences (SOSS)
  • School of Translation Studies and Training (SOTST)
  • School of Continuing Education (SOCE)
  • School of Extension and Development Studies (SOEDS)
  • School of Health Sciences (SOHS)
  • School of Journalism and New Media Studies (SOJNMS)
  • School of Performing and Visual Arts (SOPVA)
  • School of Social Work (SOSW)
  • School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET)

Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, President of Republic of India is the Visitor of the IGNOU and Prof M. Aslam is the Vice Chancellor of the University.

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