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Updated on 15 May, 2024

Center for Online education (CoE) is a flexible instructional delivery system under an ambit of Indira Gandhi National Open University popularly known as IGNOU- A Peoples University that encompasses any kind of learning which takes place via the Internet and its portal https://iop.ignouonline.ac.in.   IGNOU gives educators an opportunity to reach students who may not be able to enroll in a traditional classroom course and supports students who need to work on their own schedule and at their own pace. The quantity of distance learning and online degrees in most disciplines is large and increasing rapidly. Schools and institutions that offer online learning are also increasing in number. Students pursuing degrees via the online approach must be selective to ensure that their coursework is done through a respected and credentialed institution.
Centre for Online Education (COE) was established on June 7, 2019 vide notification/Admn(c)/Not./ 2019/237 by renaming Inter University Consortium (IUC) with approval of the Board of Management in the meeting held on May 05, 2019.

Centre for Online Education (COE) received “Best Centre Award 2023” on the occasion of 38thFoundation day of IGNOU on 19th Nov 2023.

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 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 group of leaners using latest online technologies and pedagogies.

  • To provide need-based online learning opportunities for continuous professional development and skill up gradation 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

Rationale for Considering Online Education:
CoE has become a viable and exciting method for instructional delivery in the global business society that runs on a 24/7 schedule (24 hours a day/7 days a week) because it provides students with great flexibility. With the increased availability of the Internet and computer technology, students are able to access information anytime and anyplace that would normally be available only through a traditional classroom. Studies have shown that students learn just as effectively in an online classroom as they do in the traditional classroom


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