Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Delhi and was established by an Act of Parliament in 1985.The University began by offering two academic programs- Diploma in Management and Diploma in Distance Education in 1987.Indira Gandhi National Open University offers distance learning courses in Correspondence M.A, MBA, MCA, MCom. etc.
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is a distance learning University and designs correspondence courses for thousands of students.
Indira Gandhi National Open University has been received the awards of excellence by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada. In Arts Program, IGNOU Offers Bachelor of Arts (BA) programmes: Major in Political Science, History, Economics, Mathematics, Public Administration, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, English, Hindi and Urdu and also Bachelor of Arts (Tourism Studies) (BTS). IGNOU also offers Master of Arts (MA) programmes: Major in Political Science, History, Economics, Mathematics, Public Administration, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, English, Hindi and Urdu.
IGNOU Distance learning MBA is provided approximately in 58 centers and the university is having nearly 1400 study centers across India. The application is considered for the following academic session. The deadline for most courses starting in the July 2015 session was June, 2015. Master of Arts (Rural Development) Master of Arts (Education) Master of Arts in Adult Education Master of Arts (English), (Hindi)Master of Arts Master of Arts (Public Policy, Economics, History, Political Science, Public Admn, Sociology, Psychology)Master of Arts (Tourism Management)Master of Arts (Distance Education) etc. are other courses offered by IGNOU.