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Functions and Activities
Updated on 30 Aug, 2024


General Planning

  • Preparation of Strategic Plans which include Five-Year Plan, Annual Action Plan and EFC for the activities proposed in these plans of the University. Mid-term appraisal of activities in Plans;
  • Plans to utilize grants under Special Component Plan (SCP) and Tribal Sub Plan (TSP);
  • Policies and procedures for understanding academic/training needs of society/industries, quality control and trends in higher education under the ODL;
  • Preparation of Annual Report of the University and placing it before the Board of Management;
  • Research Studies and Data Analysis in the areas of economics of education, workforce requirement, Admission trends, need assessment, feedback and Impact studies on learning outcomes to strengthen plans, policies, learning contents and academic support services;
  • Evaluation of proposal of new academic programmes. The Division assists in examining admission demand; financial feasibility and work force requirements in design of proposed programmes. The proposal with observations of the Division is placed for approval of the Planning Board and its standing committee i.e. Academic Programme Committee;
  •  Assisting /coordinating the ‘University Review Committees’/ ‘Academic Performance Audit’.
  • Assigning Programme, Course codes and Colour scheme for new academic programmes

Costs and Funding

  •  Cost of design and delivery of academic Programme;
  •  Revision of programme fee is charged from students;
  •  Cost Analysis of various activities and deliverables of universities;
  •  Allocation of annual budget to School (s) of Studies and other operation units in coordination with Finance & Account Division.

Project Control Unit

  •  Monitoring, processing and coordination for externally funded projects. Vetting and processing of MOUs and MOCs with external funding/collaborative agencies.

Sharing of IGNOU Self Learning Instructional Materials

  •  Policy and procedure for sharing of IGNOU’s Self Learning Instructional Materials (SLIM) with SOUs and Dual Mode Institutions. The division is nodal agency for processing of MOUs and MOCs for sharing of IGNOU’s study materials.

Management Information System (MIS)

  •  Periodic updating of information/database of Management Information System (MIS) of the university. The requisite data along with its analysis on prime aspects of input, output and process subcomponents of the University are periodically published or made available to authorities. The information extracted from MIS is integral part of various publications of the University like Annual Report, Profile, Vice-chancellor reports etc.;
  •  Nodal unit for collection, analysis and tabulation of information for All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE)


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[Updated on 18-Jul-2024]