Arpit Jain arpit.ajn at gmail.com
Sat Jun 26 05:35:07 EDT 2010


>From what I can see, these rankings are based on the no. of students
enrolled and don't specifically point out how good the curriculum of a
university is.

On 6/23/10, prakash <techy.fox at sify.com> wrote:
> June 20 , 2010
> In its Silver jubilee year, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
> has become undisputed No 1 as per ranking in various websites.
> As per World largest Universities by student enrolment on
> Internet(Wikipedia,the free encyclopedia), & Top Universities Ranking Guide,
> IGNOU tops the list of 61 Universities,(30 lacs students) followed by Allama
> Iqbal Open University-Pakistan (18 lacs), Islamic Azad University-Iran (13
> lacs), Anadolu University-Turkey (8.84 lacs),Bangladesh National University-
> Bangladesh (8 lacs), Bangladesh Open University-Bangladesh (6 lacs),
> Ramkhamhaeng University-Thailand (5.25 lacs), & University System of
> Ohio-USA (4.78 lacs)
> Dr. B.R Ambedkar Open University, Andhra Pradesh, India rank at number 9
> (4.5 lacs) along with University of Punjab-Pakistan(4.5 lacs),State
> University of New York-USA(4.5 lacs),California State University-USA(4.17
> lacs).University of Delhi, India gets 13th rank(4 lacs).
> IGNOU has reached the top slot due to its high flexibility, number of
> courses in diverse fields, quality course material and holding its exams
> semester wise twice a year uninterrupted for the past 25 years.
> The university began by offering two academic programmes in 1987, i.e
> Diploma in Management and Diploma in Distance Education ,with a strength of
> 4528 students. Today it serves the educational aspirations of over 3 lacs in
> India and 36 other countries through the 21 Schools of Studies and a network
> of 61 regional centres, around 60 overseas centres. The University offer
> about 350 certificate, diploma, degree and doctoral programmes with a
> strength of around 420 faculty members and academic staff at the
> Headquarters and regional centres and about 36,000 academic counselors from
> conventional institutions of higher learning, professional organizations and
> industry among others.
> As an inclusive institution, it is a part of IGNOU's mandate to reach the
> unreachable, the underprivileged and the differently-abled. It is for this
> reason that the University's educational and vocational programmes are
> geared to ensure that people at the margins of our society are able to equip
> themselves with the knowledge and skills required to confidently join the
> mainstream.
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> source :
> http://www.ignou.ac.in/news1.htm#20June2010worldranking
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