IGNOU announces Admission for Online Programmes & New IGNOU SWAYAM Courses

IGNOU announces Admission for Online Programmes & New IGNOU SWAYAM Courses

IGNOU has announced admission for online programmes and new IGNOU SWAYAM courses.

Giving details of the online programmes run by IGNOU, Prof. Uma Kanjilal, Director, Center for Online Education IGNOU and the meeting coordinator said that the admission for 10 programmes have been opened up today taking the total to 13 online programmes on offer.

The University has also added another 24 courses on the SWAYAM Portal taking the total number to 45 courses which includes some independent courses from varied fields and subjects including Agricultural, Sustainability Sciences, Library and Information Science, Sociology, Law, Tourism, Languages, Information Technology, Event Management And Visual Art.

Prof. Nageshwar Rao, VC IGNOU while sharing the details of the new online programmes launched via the Facebook Live session today said that this is in continuation to the university’s efforts towards the MHRD’s “Bharat Padhe Online” initiative. Prof. Rao thanked Hon’ble HRD Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” ji who has been a staunch advocate of online education. Hon’ble Minister had launched IGNOUs’ MA in Hindi, MA (Gandhi and Peace Studies) and other online programmes last month to give impetus to online education amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.Prof. Nageshwar Rao in his presidential address also detailed the programmes being offered by different schools of IGNOU through the online mode and commended the role played by the faculty members to make these happen swiftly with quality.


Sharing the roadmap for IGNOU in the online education space, VC said that the university has always harnessed technology to reach and make higher education accessible to masses. He added that IGNOU has been a pioneer in using broadcast technology through Gyan Darshan TV channel network & Gyan Vani FM Radio Channels. And the Internet provides another medium to reach everyone across India and going forward the university will be launching online programmes in vernacular languages to provide higher education opportunities to all. He stressed on the fact that the ongoing environment due to the Corona-Virus warrants us to come-up with unique solutions in the education space and online medium through high visual content in regional languages can provide the solution. And IGNOU is committed to that, he emphasized.

All the program coordinators of the online programmes presented a brief on the course structure. SWAYAM courses were also presented developed by IGNOU.IGNOU is the National coordinator of SWAYAM for Certificate and Diploma courses.

These programmes will be available on e-Vidya Bharti (Tele-education) platform as well for the International reach.

Interested learners can register through IGNOU Online Portal or through the Samarth portal for these online programmes at;

And for the courses offered on the SWAYAM platform, one needs to go the SWAYAM portal for registration at;


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