Defence Unit coordinates the activities pertaining to three Defence wings of India: Army, Navy and Air Force, in addition to for CISF and Assam Rifles. The projects pertaining to Defence Forces are designated as ‘Gyandeep’ for Indian Army; ‘Sagardeep’ for Indian Navy; and ‘Akashdeep’ for Indian Air Force.
Currently there are around 4.2 lakhs army personnel are registered for various course under Gyandeep with a total revenue generation of around 31.5 crores.
The admissions for other wings are in the pipeline. The Defence Unit processes the admissions and coordinates with Student Registration Division, Student Evaluation Division, Finance Division and other authorities of IGNOU.
Community College Scheme-Regarding
The Board of Management of the Indira Gandhi National Open University in its 113th Meeting held on May 31, 2012 resolved as under :
"......... Community College Scheme be subjected to a thorough time-bound review. Till then all actions be kept in abeyance. The Vice-Chancellor may constitute the Review Committee(s) to complete the task in six months."