IGNOU : A University Where Education Meets Technology

Last Updated On: May 24th, 2016


Indira Gandhi National Open University ( IGNOU ) was established by an Act of Parliament in 1985 , has continuously striven to build an inclusive knowledge society through education as said by the University itself.

But have you ever thought about how a university can use the technological resources effectively to help the masses to get connected in this modern technological world ? Well, this university is a good example to the thought we questioned.

With the launch of EduSat (a satellite dedicated only to education) on 20th September, 2004, and the establishment of the Inter-University Consortium, the University has shined in a new era of technology-enabled education in the country. All the regional centres and high enrollment study centres have been provided with active two-way video-conferencing network connectivity, which has made it possible to transact interactive digital content. Thus, helping India to get digitalized at a faster rate.

By its ablazing thoughts and aims it now successfully serves the educational aspirations of over 3 million students in India and other countries with distance education. It mainly aimed on ways to provide access to higher education to all segments of the society.

Impression Marks :

This University is well versed with the conditions of every common people living in this society so it offers its educational programmes at affordable costs. IGNOU fee -structure is reasonably very good. It offers various types of programmes like Doctoral degree, M.Phil, Master’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, Diploma, and online programmes too.

It uses technological resources to help establishing distance free education by its Broadcast services like Gyan Vani , Gyan Darshan – I and so on. The students are also facilitated with SMS alerts on any notice to their importance.

Online Classrooms :

The IGNOU university has developed virtual classrooms with the help of eGyanKosh. The virtual classrooms opens the door to the students who have any issues to attend the university classes.


Will you opt for it ? ?

Yes ! Ofcourse you should as it offers variety of courses. Courses offered at IGNOU are best-in-class.
Students are taken a very educated care by providing online classrooms , study materials registered to the university itself and also a nice library facility. Taking the above words and to compact them we can use the term ”Student Zone”. So, it offers a cool student zone.

Let us know what you feel about it. You might have heard about the IGNOU University earlier, but did you know such facts ? Do share your thoughts on it in the comments section below.

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