Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
IGNOU was established in 1985, IGNOU and since then contributed significantly to the development of higher education in the country through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode.
IGNOU is known as The 'People's University' and follows a learner-centric approach and has successfully adopted a policy of openness and flexibility in entry qualifications, time taken for completion of a programme, and place of study. The university has been successful in making courses available to long distance learners which are earlier limited to classroom studies only like engineering and technology, B.Ed, health, nursing and library and information science.
Currently, IGNOU offers 338 programmes of study through over 3,500 courses to a cumulative student strength of over 30 lakh students.
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