Connecting Together To Achieve Greater Heights
In the last 35 years of its existence, IGNOU has made significant contributions in democratizing higher education in the country by extending educational opportunities to all segments of the society. So far about 34 lakh students have received their degree/diploma/certificate from IGNOU. That makes it the single largest alumni network in the world!
The Alumni Association of IGNOU (AAI) aims at providing a common platform to the IGNOU Alumni, facilitating communication and sharing of experience. We firmly believe that an active alumni network can make a significant contribution to the academic and corporate life of the University. With such a massive alumni base, our hopes are really high!
Objectives of Alumni Association of IGNOU (AAI)
To foster close relationship between IGNOU Alumni and the University;
To provide opportunities for community service and to act as goodwill ambassadors of IGNOU within India and abroad ;
To provide academic and professional interaction and networking among IGNOU Alumni and endeavor to create career opportunities for the IGNOU student community;
To accept funds in the form of gift, donation, subscription, etc. and utilize the same for achieving objectives of the Association;
To uphold the democratic and inclusive traditions of IGNOU and to strive for their furtherance, through all the activities of the Association, including the organization of Annual and periodic Lectures / Seminars / Symposia, etc. centered around themes that deepen the understanding and appreciation of the values enshrined in the Preamble of the University (IGNOU) ;
To promote learning and innovation in the fields of science, literature, education, social science, liberal arts, fine arts and other systemic area of ODL & Online learning ;
To realize the enormous benefits that may come from the engagement of IGNOU Alumni with the University ;
To serve as effective interlocutors in upholding the cause of peace and disarmament and in promoting friendship and co-operation between peoples and nations across the world and in providing appropriate material and intellectual support to the University, particularly in locating and augmenting its frontline systemic research in ODL ;
To organize socio-cultural events and interactions between Alumni and their family members ;
To honour the distinguished Alumni of IGNOU, who have excelled and contributed in their respective domains ; and
To have “Chapters of the Association” within India at different Regional Centers of IGNOU established by the University and outside India for furtherance of the objectives of the Association.