A Status Study of Cancellation of Distance Education Admission Cases in India

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Shyni DUGGAL

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IGNOU being one of the largest universities of the world in terms of students’ enrollment, not only contributing to the increasing Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) of Higher Education of India in a big way by admitting lakh of students every year, but it is also democratizing the higher education; and promoting life-long education in India. IGNOU is offering relatively flexible entry to aspirants of the higher education, without putting much emphasis on rigidity of subjects/courses studied or percentage obtained as compared to the face-to-face mode universities. Further, there is no restriction in terms of intake capacity for most of its Programmes vis-à-vis maximum number of students to be admitted. Consequently, cumulative strength of students admitted in IGNOU is more than three million. However, there are number of students who are quitting IGNOU due to certain reasons by applying cancellation of their admission. Though the number of such students is not very large, still it has become a persisting trend. To minimize the persisting withdrawal trend, researcher felt that there was a need to analyse the phenomenon of cancellation of admission, which would help in suggesting strategies for containing the same.

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Shyni DUGGAL, Indira Gandhi National Open University Regional Centre NCT New Delhi

Shyni DUGGAL has done Graduation in History Honours and Post-Graduation in History from University of Delhi. Then she did her B.Ed., M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Education from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. She has also done Post Graduate Diploma and Master’s Degree in Distance Education from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), and PG Diploma in Linguistics. Presently she is working as Assistant Regional Director with IGNOU’s Regional Centre Delhi-1, New Delhi. Before joining IGNOU she has worked with DEE, NCERT, New Delhi; Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi and District Institute of Education and Training, Keshav Puram, Delhi. Her areas of specialization are Teacher Education, Distance Education and Educational Administration.
She may be contacted at shyniduggal@ignou.a.in

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