ignou An Open University is a university that has minimal or no entry requirements. Open universities generally offer distance learning programs and focus more on distance education. Further, There are several benefits of studying in an open university like the students need not travel distant places to pursue the course of their choice and can rely on the online sources for their education.

IGNOU and DU SOL, both the Universities offer distance learning programs. Moreover, Both of them offer to learn through the distance education medium, which is a viable alternative for students who need a flexible medium of instruction to achieve higher education and vocational skills.


IGNOU or Indira Gandhi National Open University was established by an Act of the Parliament in 1985 which offers both regular as well as distance learning programs. Moreover, It is one of the biggest Universities in Asia. Further, The University offers study programs at the Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Doctorate level. The University also offers certificate programs and PG Diploma courses.

The University has a network of 67 regional centers with 20 schools of study.


IGNOU offers both regular and distance learning courses. Further, The University offers 250+ Bachelor, Master, Diploma, Certificate, and diploma programs. Moreover, The programs offered at the University are based on students’ needs analysis. And online programs as well as via 21 schools of study like School of Agriculture, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, School of Tourism, School of Management Studies, School of Social Sciences, School of Law, etc.

Moreover, The courses offered at IGNOU include Bachelor’s degree programs, Master’s degree programs, Doctoral programs, online certificate courses, Diploma programs, M.Phil programs, Ph.D. degree programs, Advanced diploma programs, Advanced certificate programs, Non-Credit programs, and Advanced online certificate programs.


Further Delhi University is one of the most reputed universities in India and across the globe. DU is one of the largest Universities of the country with more than 80 academic departments, 16 faculties, and 7 lakh students.

Moreover, Delhi University is the central University where the President of India is the Visitor and the Vice- President of the country is the Chancellor. Moreover, The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is the Pro-Chancellor of the University.

North Campus.

Further, It mainly consists of two campuses: The North Campus and the South Campus. Maximum colleges are located on these two campuses while some colleges are located off-campus. Moreover, The Vice-Chancellor Office and all the faculties and departments of the University are located on the North Campus.


The courses offered as well as is B.A. Further Program, B.Com. B.Com. Honors, B.A. (Hons) Political Science, B.A. Honours English at the Undergraduate level and M.A. Hindi, M.A. Sanskrit, M.Com., M.A. Political Science at the postgraduate level.


Both IGNOU and DU are the reputed Universities of the country. Also, Both of them offer regular as well as distance learning programs.

REPUTATION IGNOU is one of the largest Universities in Asia.


DU is also one of the most reputed Universities in the country.
EXAMINATION CENTER The examination center of IGNOU is situated throughout the country. DU has its examination center in New Delhi only. It has two campuses.
ATTENDANCE Sometimes, students are required to attend classes. Attendance of the class in DU SOL is not compulsory.
ADMISSION CRITERIA The Admission to the various degree programs at IGNOU.The University conducts entrance exams like IGNOU OPENMAT, NCHMCT JEE, etc to offer admission to candidates in different courses.


Moreover, Admission in most of the DU courses is offered based on the cut off released by the University.
RECOGNITION The IGNOU degree is recognized worldwide and has the same value everywhere. The DU SOL degree does not carry the same value that is given to the DU regular degree.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF THE EXAMINATION The difficulty level of the IGNOU examination. The level of the questions asked in the examination is moderate.
FEE The fees of the courses depend on the course opted by the candidate. Depending on the course taken by candidates the fee varies at DU.
ASSIGNMENT IGNOU provides students with an assignment. DU SOL doesn’t provide any kind of Assignment.
STUDY MATERIAL The study material offered by IGNOU is excellent. It contains all the information and candidates can rely on it completely for the examination. The study material offered by SOL DU is also good and sufficient. But at the time of examination, Candidates need to rely more on self- study.



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