Indira Gandhi National Open University, popularly known as IGNOU is one of the prominent and outstanding open universities in India. IGNOU started online degree/Diploma/Certificate courses in the recent past. Having the strength of about 15lakh students every year, with extremely varied profiles, IGNOU is spread throughout the length and breadth of the country. The University has an efficient and effective networking of 58 Regional Centers (25 are IGNOU Regional Centers, 8 are IGNOU North-East Regional Centers, 5 are Army Command Centers, 8 are IAF Command Centers, 4 are Navy Command Centers, 1 is for Assam Rifles Command Centre and 7 are CRPF Centers), 6 Sub-Regional Centre and over 1409 Study Centers, all over India. As an Open University, IGNOU has come a long way since 1985, having crossed national boundaries providing higher education as well as assisting other developing countries in this regard. State-of-the-art telecommunication systems have further helped the university in reaching out more students through online education.