IGNOU: 5 Things You May Not Know About This University
For those young people who want to study but cannot go to regular college for some reasons, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is the best university for Distance learning.

The method of study of IGNOU is different from other traditional universities.

IGNOU has adopted a multimedia approach to study.

Components of IGNOU are self-study materials, consultation sessions, routine and teleconferencing systems.

IGNOU is one of the best universities in the country for distance learning.

Big 5 things related to IGNOU:

- On the selected study centres for courses in science, computer, nursing and engineering and technology, students have been made easy to take advantage of the practical classes. IGNOU admits students with enough leniency in the case of eligibility, location, study speed and its duration.

- Indira Gandhi University has succeeded in studying and teaching students by applying the liberal and flexible policy to meet the eligibility, programme completion of admission to the students. Indira Gandhi University started with the Diploma in management and diploma in distance education.

- In Indira Gandhi Open University there are diploma, graduate, postgraduate and undergraduate degree courses and doctorate degree, as well as consumer protection, disaster management, environment, human rights, tourism, women's empowerment and child development, health education, HIV, technology and online education courses also. Courses are conducted on emerging topics are also included.

- IGNOU executes a credit system based on the time spent on studies. A credit is equivalent to 30 hours of study; it includes all the activities of the study. Different programmes have different credit requirements Students are allowed to get credit according to their speed, convenience and ability. IGNOU also provides credit transfer facility. Under this, the credit can be transferred from any other university to IGNOU. For this, the student has to meet certain conditions.

- IGNOU is currently completing the dream of more than 40 lakh students in India and 36 other countries, with the help of about 21 study centres, 67 regional centres and around 3,000 student support centres and 67 foreign centres.

The establishment of IGNOU in 1985
Indira Gandhi National Open University was established in 1985 under a parliamentary law. In the field of open and distance learning, IGNOU maintains its own identity.
IGNOU has made a significant contribution to higher education in the country from the establishment.

According to UNESCO, it is the largest distance university in the country.

IGNOU operates about 490 certificates, diplomas, degrees and doctoral programmes with the help of about 420 faculty members and around 36 thousand counsellors of mutual institutions of higher education, professional organizations and industry sector in its headquarter and regional centres.