Indira Gandhi National Open University
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), established by an Act of Parliament in 1985, has continuously striven to build an inclusive knowledge society through inclusive education. It has tried to increase the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) by offering high-quality teaching through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode. The University began by offering two academic programmes in 1987, i.e., Diploma in Management and Diploma in Distance Education, with a strength of 4,528 students. Today, it serves the educational aspirations of over 3 million students in India and other countries through 21 Schools of Studies and a network of 67 regional centres, around 2,667 learner support centres and 29 overseas partner institutions. The University offers about 228 certificate, diploma, degree and doctoral programmes, with a strength of nearly 810 faculty members and 574 academic staff at the headquarters and regional centres and about 33,212 academic counsellors from conventional institutions of higher learning, professional organisations, and industry among others.
IGNOU Regional Centre–Bhopal
IGNOU Regional Centre-Bhopal was established in September 1986, on Teacher’s Day. Presently, 31 Districts of Madhya Pradesh covered by this Regional Centre include Agar Malwa, Alirajpur, Ashok Nagar, Badwani, Betul, Bhind, Bhopal, Burhanpur, Datia, Dewas, Dhar, Guna, Gwalior, Harda, Hoshangabad, Indore, Jhabua, Khandwa, Khargone, Mandsaur, Morena, Neemuch, Raisen, Rajgarh, Ratlam, Sehore, Shajapur, Sheopur, Shivpuri, Ujjain and Vidisha; with its network of 133 Learner Support Centres. At present, there are 11 Regular Study Centres, 65 Programme Study Centres and 57 Special Study Centres.
Regional Institute of Education (RIE) NCERT Bhopal
National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is an autonomous organization set up in the year 1961 by the Government of India to assist and advise the Central and State Governments on policies and programmes for qualitative improvement in school education. It is an apex organization that has been setup to advise and assist the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India and Departments of Education in States and Union Territories in formulation and implementation of their policies and programmes in the field of school Education.
PSS, Central Institute of Vocational Education NCERT
The Pandit Sunderlal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education (PSSCIVE), Bhopal is a constituent unit of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), which is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. The Institute advises and assists the Central and State Governments on policy planning and implementation of vocationalisation of education and vocational education and training. It develops competency based curricula, courseware and e-learning materials for vocationalisation of education in schools. The Institute has six Departments, namely (i) Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, (ii) Business and Commerce, (iii) Engineering and Technology, (iv) Health and Paramedical, (v) Home Science and Hospitality Management, (vi) Humanities, Science, Education and Research. The Centre/Cell includes the following: (i) Curriculum Development and Evaluation Centre, (ii) Centre for International Relations, (iii) Programme Planning and Monitoring Centre, (iv) National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) Cell.
The Institute is functioning as the UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre in India.