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                           Information about IGNOU Study Centre-2705

Indira   National Open University was established in 1985 by an Act of Parliament with the dual responsibilities of (i) enhancing access and equity to higher education through distance mode and (ii) promoting, coordinating and determining standards in open learning and distance education systems. It has continuously striven to build an inclusive knowledge society through inclusive education.

Today, it serves the educational aspirations of over 3 million students in India and other countries through 21 Schools of Studies and a network of 67 regional centres, around 2,667 learner support centres and 29 overseas partner institutions. The University offers about 228 certificate, diploma, degree and doctoral programmes, with a strength of nearly 810 faculty members and 574 academic staff at the headquarters and regional centres and about 33,212 academic counsellors from conventional institutions of higher learning, professional organisations, and industry among others.

The mandate of the University is to:

•             Provide access to higher education to all segments of the society;

•             Offer high-quality, innovative and need-based programmes at different levels, to all those who require them;

•             Reach out to the disadvantaged by offering programmes in all parts of the country at affordable costs; and

•             Promote, coordinate and regulate the standards of education offered through open and distance learning in the country.

•             To achieve the twin objectives of widening access for all sections of society and providing continual professional development and training to all sectors of the economy, the University uses a variety of media and latest technology in imparting education. This is reflected in the formulated vision of IGNOU, keeping its objectives in focus, which reads:

The University has made a significant mark in the areas of higher education, community education and continual professional development. The University has been networking with reputed public institutions and private enterprises for enhancing the educational opportunities being offered by it. As a world leader in distance education, it has been conferred with awards of excellence by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada, several times.

With the launch of EduSat (a satellite dedicated only to education) on 20th September, 2004, and the establishment of the Inter-University Consortium, the University has ushered in a new era of technology-enabled education in the country. All the regional centres and high enrollment study centres have been provided with active two-way video-conferencing network connectivity, which has made it possible to transact interactive digital content.

Emphasis is now being laid on developing interactive multimedia and online learning, and adding value to the traditional distance education delivery mode with modern technology-enabled education within the framework of blended learning.

IGNOU Study Centre 2705-DAV(PG)College, Dehradun  was established in March 1987 and since then it has quantitatively and qualitatively progressed by leaps and bounds in terms of providing standard and relevant education to all sections of society and is among the largest centres of the nation. Realizing this fact that GER 30% can be attained only through distance mode of education, it was able to attain the fresh annual enrolment of more than three thousand students with an average strength of more than ten thousand learners at a time. During Counselling sessions of different programmes organized at this centre individual attention is paid to all learners by the specialists of the concerned field for the improvement of their existing knowledge and acquisition of professional skills for their upward mobility. The Study centre has been able to carve its unique niche among all the centres of IGNOU on the basis of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach , Univ-industry interaction, post qualification placement activities, easy access to all resource material and zero tolerance towards any kind of malpractices. Senior IAS/IPS officers, reputed doctors and engineers have taken admission at this centre for updating their knowledge.The study centre is also the exam centre of IGNOU term end exams and so the leraner does not have to go any where for completing their degrees.

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