The Indira Gandhi National Open University, the National Resource Centre for Open and Distance Learning, with international recognition and presence provides seamless access to sustainable and learner-centric quality education, skill upgradation and training to all by using innovative technologies and methodologies and ensuring convergence of existing systems for large-scale human resource development, required for promoting integrated national development and global understanding.
The School of Management Studies, which began to operate in 1987 with the launch of Diploma in Management as a pilot programme of the University, today offers 10 programmes in Management and 14 programmes in Commerce. The Management Programme currently consists of 50 courses. In the Commercediscipline, the school offers BCom, MCom, PGDIBO and BPP; consisting of a total of 30 courses.In terms of the spread and enrolment, the IGNOU Management Programme is one of the leading management programmes in the world. It also offers MBA programmes to various African countries, as part of the Pan-African e-network project.