IGNOU Records 29 percent Jump in Applications This Year


The year can be considered as the “Year of Achievements” for many renowned institutions and universities across the nation. This time the good news is for the Indira Gandhi National Open University as it had received a record of approximately three lakh applications for admission in the academic session 2015-16 Online. For the very first time, the online application system was introduced by the university and witnessed a tremendous increase of 29 percent in the number of applications if compared to the records of last year.

Earlier this year online admission process was introduced by IGNOU on pan-India level and the July 2015 cycle was the first to accept applications via this system.

Likewise on September 15, 2015 The Indian Institute of Science popularly known as IISc Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology IITD make their way among the Top 200 Universities in the world for the first time, according to QS World University rankings for 2015-2016 which was released on Tuesday. There are other 13 Universities who have also come out with flying colours and are among the Top 1000.

An official of the IGNOU was found quoting, “The university has received a record three lakh applications for the July 2015 cycle and there has been an increase of more than 29 per cent as compared to last year.”

Further he added that it becomes difficult for the students of remote regions like Northeast (seven states) and Jammu and Kashmir to register because all they had to do was travel long distances to apply for admission. But due to the online process it not only has become easy for them to register but also it has witnessed an increase. From the Jammu and Kashmir region only, IGNOU has registered an increase of 20 percent while four percent in case of North-eastern region.

“Through the online process, University has received 68,000 applications. We intend to extend this facility for all admission cycles- fresh and re-registrations beginning from January 2016”, said the official.

Moreover the University has also given the personnel’s of Indian Army and Indian Air Force permission of the vertical mobility under Project Gyandeep (Army) to seek admission in the final year of B.A., B.Com, B.Sc (Hons.) in Applied Sciences from the academic session 2015-16 onwards. Under this scheme too the varsity has received somewhere around 7,500 applications.

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