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About IGNOU
 
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is a central University established by an Act of the Parliament in 1985. It is the National Resource Centre for Open and Distance Learning with international recognition and presence, and provides seamless access to sustainable learner-centric quality education. IGNOU uses multi-media strategy is course delivery and provides access to learning resources through print, audio, video and the Web. Student-teacher and student-student interactions happen through the use of technology and also through the use of assignments and during the face-to-face counselling sessions. To know more about IGNOU, please visit the Website (www.ignou.ac.in).

 
 
About STRIDE
 
The Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE) started as the Division of Distance Education with the establishment of IGNOU in 1985 to cater to the training needs of various functionaries of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). Later, based on the proposal by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India to set up a training institute for distance education in the South Asian Region, the Division of Distance Education of IGNOU was upgraded into the Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE) in 1993. STRIDE was initially entrusted with the task of training the staff of IGNOU, and State Open Universities (SOUs) and distance education institutes in India as well as South Asia . Over the years STRIDE has served the distance education training needs of the Asian, African and the Caribbean countries. Besides the PGDEL, it offers two professional programmes namely Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education and Master of Arts in Distance Education. There is also provision for M.Phil and PhD in Distance Education.

 
 
About eGyanKosh
 
A National Digital Repository to store, index, preserve, distribute and share the digital learning resources developed by the Open and Distance Learning Institutions in the country. Virtual class provides Online programmes. Education Broadcast is a webcasting facility to linking you to educational channels.

 
 
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