IGNOU

  • IGNOU rape victim alleges police apathy May 1, 2014

    An IGNOU second year undergraduate, allegedly raped by her tenant, has complained of police apathy in a letter to the local senior superintendent of police. In her complaint to SSP Sachi Ghildiyal, the woman, a resident of Shalimar Garden in Ghaziabad, said one Intezar of Durgapuri, in Delhi, raped her. She said...
  • IGNOU introduces online services to help students during admissions August 30, 2013

    The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has introduced website based students' services, an official statement said on Friday. Information on admissions, re-registration details, status of re-admission, change of elective courses, address checking, credit transfer effected, study centre opted, prospectus and application forms of various programmes is uploaded on the website. "In...
  • Gangrape accused seeks IGNOU's exam schedule for BA course April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: One of the accused in the December 16 gangrape case on Tuesday sought a direction to IGNOU from the trial court to provide him a copy of the examination schedule for the first year of BA course. Accused Vinay Sharma, who along with four others had allegedly gangraped...
  • India's tourism saw signs of recovery in 2012 December 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The tourism industry in 2012 showed some signs of recovery with an increase in the number of visitors flocking the country after a bad season last year and saw a threetime jump in the fund allocation in the 12th Plan period. Filmstarturned politician Chiranjeevi took over charge of...
  • Will try to pass education bills quickly: Narayanasamy November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The government will try to pass pending education bills soon to develop a proper education system in the country, V Narayanasamy, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions in the Prime Minister Office (PMO) said on Monday. "In Parliament, we are trying to pass three, four important...
  • Former IGNOU VC terms CBI allegations against him baseless August 8, 2012

    Former IGNOU ViceChancellor 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...
  • ExIGNOU VC 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...
  • IGNOU announces admission for July courses May 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The India Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started the admission process for the July 2012 session for masters, bachelors, diplomas and certificate programmes. The last date for Masters of Computer Application (MCA), Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA), Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) and all certificate programmes is June 15...
  • Panel to examine political science textbooks May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The government has set up a panel headed by former UGC chairman SK Thorat in the wake of the cartoon row to review NCERT's political science textbooks for schools. The committee, which has five members from the social science background, will review class IX to XII social science/political science...
  • 95 pc fail in this open university February 17, 2007

    New Delhi: With over 14 lakh students on its rolls, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is the world's largest in terms of enrollment. But a CNNIBN Special Investigation report reveals that IGNOU's best kept secret is that over 95 per cent of the students enrolled in its much...