The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has renewed its agreement with the Indian Army for IGNOU Army Educational Project (IAEP). The project is dedicated for the army personnel to provide educational facilities through open and distance learning.
The IGNOU Army Educational Project (IAEP) agreement started on May 24, 1999, and has been renewing after a period of five years. On the orders of the Indian Government, IAEP provides distance educational facilities to the Indian Army. For this, every officer across the globe is approached. IGNOU is reaching to the defence personnel and their families on a single-window basis for academic programmes.
“The collaborative enterprise of IGNOU with the service personnel facilitates provision of educational opportunities without dislocating the enrolled learners from their units, except for academic counseling and term-end examinations,” read an IGNOU statement.
Recognized Regional Centres (RRC) have been established at six army headquarter in Kolkata, Chandimandir, Lucknow, Udhampur, Pune and Jaipur commanding under a single-window operational basis. In order to ensure smooth functioning of RRCs, Regional Services Division (RSD) of IGNOU works as the nodal point.