IGNOU Online

IGNOU Online

About Us

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)’s Centre for Online Education (COE) was established on June 7, 2019 vide notificationIG/Admn(c)/Not./ 2019/237 by renamingInter University Consortium (IUC) with approval of the Board of Management in the meeting held on May 05, 2019.

The vision of the Centre for Online Education (COE) shall endeavor to make IGNOU a global leader in digital learning with world class technology enabled learning experiences and support services. The vision is to align with the nation’s digital initiatives to provide for affordable access to quality education through a virtual learning environment for anyone, anytime and anywhere.

The Centre will support in the process improvement and service enhancement through automation and digitization in line with digital initiatives of the nation to provide high quality education to all at their doorsteps.


  • To provide personalized, digitally connected, experiential learning to diverse groups of learners using the latest online technologies and pedagogies.

  • To provide need-based online learning opportunities for continuous professional development and skill upgradation to in-service professionals.

  • Strive towards continuous updation of learning technologies through research in and networking with other institutions working in the area of online/ virtual learning.

  • To provide capacity building opportunities to all online education providers in the country.

To ensure quality assurance in design, development and implementation of online education matching the requirements of national and international standards