IGNOU to conduct campus placement drive in Banking Sector

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is conducting campus placement drive for the openings of Business Development Executives in the Banking Sector today (Friday, November 2, 2018) from 10.00 AM onwards at Baba Saheb Ambedkar Convention Centre, IGNOU Campus New Delhi, citing a statement issued by IGNOU, NDTV reported.


Graduates and those pursuing postgraduate program are eligible to take part in the campus recruitment, noted the report. The students are also required to carry two copies of their latest resume (including IGNOU enrolment number), Identity Proof, Address Proof and Passport size photographs at the time of the interview, said the report. As the job requirement is urgent, the candidates should be willing to join immediately. The list of selected/shortlisted students will be declared by the end of the day, said the report.

Campus placement cell

The mission and endeavour of this Cell are to enhance and facilitate the process of gainful employment for its different and distributive learner population for entry-level jobs as well as mid-career level employment opportunities, matching and commensurate with their personal and academic profiles. In the present day business scenario, companies demand job-ready candidates for employment in the shortest possible period. The qualified students are expected to be equipped with employable skills suitable for respective sectors.

Taking into account the scenario, the cell has aligned its strategies to enhance the Employability Quotient of our students by imparting employable skills training after their skills mapping and bridging the gaps through appropriate training. The cell conducts on-campus and off-campus placement and employability enhancement activities at the headquarters and some Regional Centres. The CPC will be operationalising placement cells at 6 Regional Centres of IGNOU that have extensive IGNOU alumni to reach out to the dispersed IGNOU alumni more effectively.

IGNOU) was formed 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 the 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 the 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.


  • Provide access to higher education to all segments of the society
  • Offer high-quality, innovative and need-based programmes at different levels, to all those who require them
  • Reach out to the disadvantaged by offering programmes in all parts of the country at affordable costs
  • Promote, coordinate and regulate the standards of education provided through open and distance learning in the country.
  • To achieve the twin objectives of widening access for all sections of society and providing continuing professional development and training to all sectors of the economy, the University uses a variety of media and latest technology in imparting education


  • The IGNOU, the National Resource Centre for Open and Distance Learning, with international recognition and presence, shall provide seamless access to sustainable and learner-centric quality education, skill up gradation 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 University has made a significant mark in the areas of higher education, community education and continuing professional development
  • The University has been networking with reputed public institutions and private enterprises for enhancing the educational opportunities being offered by it
  • As a world leader in distance education, IGNOU has been conferred with awards of excellence by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada, several times.
  • The University is committed to quality in teaching, research, training and extension activities, and acts as a national resource centre for expertise and infrastructure in the ODL system
  • IGNOU has established the Centre for Extension Education, National Centre for Disability Studies and the National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education, to focus on specific learner groups and enrich the distance learning system.
  • With the launch of EduSat (a satellite dedicated only to education) on 20th September 2004 and the establishment of the Inter-University Consortium, the University has ushered in a new era of technology-enabled learning in the country. All the regional centres and high enrolment study centres have been provided with effective two-way video-conferencing network connectivity, which has made it possible to transact interactive digital content.
  • Emphasis is now being laid on developing interactive multimedia and online learning, and adding value to the traditional distance education delivery mode with modern technology-enabled education within the framework of blended learning.
  • Over the years, IGNOU has lived up to the country’s expectations of providing education to the marginalised sections of society. Free of cost education is offered to all jail inmates across the country. A large number of SC/ST students have been admitted to various programs of the University.