The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will start the sale of forms for its distance learning undergraduate courses from Monday. Individuals can get the student handbook and prospectus by post. They have to send a demand draft of Rs150 in favour of 'IGNOU' payable at New Delhi to the registrar, Student Registration Division, Block-3, IGNOU headquarters. Students living outside Delhi can obtain the student handbook and prospectus on payment of Rs100 from their concerned regional centers. The last date of
applying is July 29.
Like any other university, in IGNOU too, B.Com. is the most sought-after course. The university also offers BBA in retailing. The course has a modular approach. The first year is a diploma in retailing while the second year is an advanced diploma in retailing. The third and final year gives you the degree in retailing.
The university also offers popular job-oriented courses such as Bachelor of Tourism Studies, Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Computer Applications.
Established in 1985, IGNOU is associated with government agencies and other open universities through international organisations like UNESCO, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Commonwealth of Learning, the World Health Organisation and the World Wide Fund (WWF).
The university has also entered into bilateral and multilateral alliances with several countries such as Australia, United Kingdom, France, United Arab Emirates, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea and Liberia.
The university has more than 60 regional centres in the country and abroad.