Indira Gandhi National Open University

  • Former IGNOU VC terms CBI allegations against him baseless August 8, 2012

    Former IGNOU Vice-Chancellor VN Rajasekharan Pillai has termed CBI allegations against him of favouring two universities as "absolutely baseless" and said the approvals given to these institutions were in accordance with the prevailing norms and procedures. In an email message, he said the two Universities -- Sikkim Manipal University and Punjab...
  • Ex-IGNOU V-C charged with corruption July 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The former vice chancellor of the Indira Gandhi National Open University, VN Rajasekharan Pillai, was on Thursday charged with corruption by the CBI. Pillai is accused of favouring the Sikkim Manipal and the Punjab Technical universities without following due procedures. The CBI on Thursday conducted raids at his properties in...
  • You're hired! 40 Tihar inmates get job offers April 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Siddharth Jaitley, 29, was convicted of kidnapping and murder three years ago and sent to the Tihar Jail here. But instead of that being the end of the road for him, his prison stint actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise as he enrolled in the...
  • Recruitment drive at Tihar Jail for inmates February 26, 2011

    New Delhi: A job interview in progress but not at a job fair but at Tihar Jail in Delhi. A 29-year-old graduate and pharmaceutical company manager was sent to jail three years ago on charges of kidnapping and murder. Siddharth Jailtey, father of a four-year-old then took up a masters...