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Updated on 01 Dec, 2022

UGC has Approved UGC-HRDC-Equivalent ‘Refresher’ and ‘Short-Term Professional Development’ Programmes of STRIDE-IGNOU since March 2022.

UGC has approved the Refresher Programmes and Short-Term Professional Development Programmes (STPs/FDPs) of STRIDE-IGNOU as equivalent to UGC-HRDC for all purposes, including API and CAS. This has been approved in the 78th meeting of the Academic Council of IGNOU dated 13th June, 2022.

Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE) was setup as the Division of Distance Education in 1986, soon after the establishment of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in 1985 to cater to the training needs of various functionaries of the IGNOU. Later, based on the proposal by Commonwealth of Learning (COL), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, the Division of Distance Education of IGNOU was upgraded into the Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE) in 1993 with a aim of setting up a training and research institute for distance education in the South Asian Region.

STRIDE has been conducting training and research activities for IGNOU, State Open Universities (SOUs) and distance education institutes all across the country and has also been involved in conducting the distance education training, research and capacity building programmes at the International sphere.



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[Updated on 02-Dec-2022]