Address : IGNOU Main Road, Maidan Garhi, Saket, New Delhi, Delhi India
State : Delhi, City : New Delhi, Pincode : 110068
Indira Gandhi National Open University is a national university with its headquarters in New Delhi, Delhi, India. Named after former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, the university was established in 1985 when the Parliament of India passed the Indira Gandhi National Open University Act, 1985 (IGNOU Act 1985) The University has, in a relatively short time, contributed significantly to higher education, community education and continual professional development
IGNOU, one of the largest universities in the world. It was founded to impart education by means of distance and open education, provide higher education opportunities particularly to the disadvantaged segments of society, to encourage, coordinate and set standards for distance and open education in India and strengthen the human resources of India through education. Apart from teaching and research, extension and training form the mainstay of its academic activities. It also acts as a national resource center and serves to promote and maintain standards of distance education in India. IGNOU hosts the Secretariats of the SAARC Consortium on Open and Distance Learning (SACODiL) and the Global Mega Universities Network (GMUNET) initially supported by UNESCO. The University is committed to quality in teaching, research, training and extension activities, and acts as a national resource center for expertise and infrastructure in the ODL (open and distance learning) system.