[AI] WORLD RANKING OF UNIVERSITIES

Subramani L lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in
Sun Jun 27 06:27:08 EDT 2010


That, I think, is beides the IGNOU which most of us know has a wonderful
curriculum and a high quality delivery/testing mechanism in place. Of
course, this is not to say that there won't be problems in an
organisation that serves 30 lakh students. 

Subramani 

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Well,

>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
>
> WORLD RANKING OF UNIVERSITIES
>
>
> 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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