Global Open University

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The Global Open University
ग्लोबल ओपन यूनिवर्सिटी
Motto Education For All
Type Nagaland State Government Legislated University, Open
Established 2006
Director Imotemsu Ao
Academic staff
Location Dimapur, Nagaland, India
Campus Wokha, Dimapur, Kohima
Nickname TGOU
Affiliations UGC, AICTE, DEC, COL
The Global Open University, Dimapur Campus

The Global Open University is an Indian university established in 2005 in Dimapur, Nagaland. It has been established under the provisions of The Global Open University Act 2006 (Act 3 of 2006) of the Government of Nagaland with a view to introducing vocational, job oriented and empoyment centric education in the North-East in general and in the State of Nagaland in particular. The Global Open University, Nagaland (A State University established by the Government of Nagaland) has been legislated by the Nagaland State Legislative Assembly under The Global Open University Act 2006 (Act 3 of 2006) which received the assent of the Governor of Nagaland on 30 August 2006 and was notified vide Notification number Law/Act-10/2006 on 18 September 2006. The provisions of The Global Open University Act 2006 were published in the Nagaland Official Gazette on 18 September 2006 for general information.

The university has operated since April 2007 from Dimapur, in a campus allotted by the Government of Nagaland. The university's campus was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, on 5 June 2007. Two other campuses have subsequently been launched at Wokha and Kohima, with interim headquarters remaining at Dimapur. The Governor of Nagaland is Chancellor of the University. The Global Open University (TGOU), Nagaland is administered by a Governing Council.[1]

Joint venture[edit]

The Global Open University is a joint public-private partnership venture between the Government of Nagaland and the World Institution Building Programme (WIBP). The state government gives grants-in-aid to sponsor the students from Nagaland by paying their fee, and the WIBP as the sponsoring agency for the university provides Rs. 7 Crore as the Corpus Fund in the name of The Global Open University.[2]

Accreditation and recognition[edit]

International Association of Educators for World Peace.

TGOU is recognized as a State University by the University Grants Commission of India (UGC)[3] The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) recognizes IGNOU conferred degrees as on par with the degrees conferred by its members.

In 2008, the Global Open University was recognised by the Distance Education Council in 2008 and was accorded provisional recognition for offering distance programmes the same year.


The Global Open University offers academic degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the following areas:[4]

  • Management and Commerce
  • Health and Medical Sciences
  • Ecology and Environment.llll
  • Law and Juridical Science
  • Psychology and Counseling
  • Education
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Computers and Information Technology
  • Library and Information Science
  • Applied Science
  • Social Science
  • Tourism, Travel & Hospitality Management

Online certificate courses[edit]

The university also offers short-term online certificate courses apart from its distance education degree courses. These certificate courses are totally online which includes online registration, online study material and also have online examination system. This University also has the courses of laparoscopic surgery conducted at World Laparoscopy Hospital. It also awards distance education degrees but they are not totally online and have only online registration facility.[citation needed]


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