Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) 2021 Recruitment Notification. IGNOU has released official notification for the job openings of Assistant Regional Director and Regional Director positions. Check the eligibility and notification prior to apply for the positions.

Closing Date is on :- 15th, September, 2021.

No. of Posts and Vacancies :- 

Assistant Regional Director - 05 Posts

Regional Director - 05 Posts

Job Location - Various Locations

Other Qualification Details :-

Indira Gandhi National Open University invites Online applications from the eligible candidates, in the prescribed Application Proforma available on the website of the University, for appointment on deputation basis, to the posts of Regional Directors and Assistant Regional Directors, in various Regional Centres of IGNOU located in the North Eastern States, Jammu & Kashmir (Srinagar) and Port Blair (Andaman & Nicobar), as under:

Note - For complete details including Qualification, reservation, relaxation in upper age limit, examination fee, selection process, how to apply online, general information & instructions and other details do check official notification for complete details and do apply via proper channel only. Qualification, Salary, Age Limit, No.of post, and more Details Kindly Refer Official Notification.  


Preferably below 55 Years of Age

Application Fee:

Rs.500/- for UR/OBC/EWS category. No application fee will be charged from SC/ST/PwBD/Women applicants

General Instructions:

1. The positions are meant for the IGNOU Regional Centres located in the North Eastern Region; Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir and Port Blair in Andaman & Nicobar region, only which cannot be changed under any circumstances.

2. The appointment on deputation shall be through all India advertisement and selection by the duly constituted Selection Committees as per IGNOU Act and Statutes read with UGC Regulations 2018 as per standard deputation terms and conditions of the Department of Personnel & Training, Govt of India.

3. All applicants are required to apply online in the prescribed format of application form as available on the University website with complete and correct information and attachments within the prescribed time limit indicated in the advertisement. Application forms, downloaded and submitted offline, would Not be accepted.

4. Applicants should possess the prescribed qualifications and experience as on the closing date of application through online mode, as prescribed in the advertisement.

5. A minimum of 55% marks (or an equivalent grade in a point-scale, wherever the grading system is followed) at the Master’s level shall be the essential qualification. A relaxation of 5% marks shall be provided (from 55% to 50%) at the Bachelor’s as well as at the Master’s level for the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Classes (OBC) (non-creamy layer)/ Differently Abled [Persons with Benchmark Disability PwBD)] in the respective category of PwBD advertised

6. The reservation/relaxation for applicants from SC, ST, EWS,OBC (non-creamy layer), and Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) categories will be applicable as per UGC/Central Government norms.

7. The time taken by candidates to acquire M.Phil. and/or Ph.D. Degree shall not be considered as teaching/research experience to be claimed for appointment. Further the period of active service spent on pursuing research degree simultaneously with teaching assignment without taking any kind of leave, shall be counted as teaching experience

8. The applications received for the post of Regional Director (deputation basis) shall be screened as per screening criteria for Associate Professors as per UGC Regulations 2018 appended with this advertisement for short listing the applicants to be called for interview

9. Publications ‘under submission’ or submitted to referees will not be considered towards calculation of marks for publication criteria. Further, all the items for which marks are claimed should be strictly in accordance with the screening guidelines attached with this advertisement.

10. Application fees, as applicable, is to be submitted online, through credit/debit card/ Net Banking, as per details given below: Rs.500/- for UR/OBC/EWS category. No application fee will be charged from SC/ST/PwBD/Women applicants. Fees once paid will not be refunded or adjusted under any circumstances. Applicants applying for more than one post/department must apply separately and pay fees separately.

11. In order to avoid last minute rush, the applicants are advised to apply early. In case of any persistent issue like technical error etc., the applicants can mail their problem at the email [email protected] . The University shall Not be responsible for any postal delay.

12. Consequent upon adoption of self-certification provisions as required by the Govt. of India, the University shall process the applications entirely on the basis of information/documents uploaded with the application. In case the information/documents are found to be false/ incorrect by way of omission or commission, the responsibility shall lie solely with the applicant and the applicant shall be liable for action as per law.

13. No interim correspondence regarding selection process will be entertained at any stage during the process.

14. The Shortlisted candidates called for interview should report along with all the testimonials/certificates (in original) along with valid photo ID (Aadhaar/Voter Id/Driving License/Passport)


Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi- 110068

Selection Process :-

1. Mode of recruitment: Deputation

2. The applications so received (against Regional Director and Asst Regional Directors posts) shall be placed before a Screening Committee, which on the basis of criteria so decided, as per UGC Regulations 2018 for Associate Professors and Assistant Professors, respectively, shall prepare a list of all the eligible candidates indicating the marks scored by them in descending order i.e. starting from the candidate getting the highest marks towards the candidates getting the lower marks.

3. In case of tie in the marks of two or more candidates, the candidate having the higher/highest marks at the Master’s level shall be ranked above the other(s).

4. Based on their score as per criteria given above, a maximum of upto 15 candidates will be called for interview against each post of Regional Director (deputation basis) and Assistant Regional Director (deputation basis). In case of any dispute with regard to screening of the applications, the decision of the Screening Committee shall be final.

5. The marks awarded to the candidates during the process of screening of applications shall not have any weightage/credit or merit during assessment/interview of the candidates by the Selection Committee as these marks shall be used only for screening/shortlisting purposes.

6. The University shall not be responsible for any error/omission/commission/suppression of relevant information by the applicant knowingly or unknowingly while filling up the application form and uploading the documents.

7. In case the applicant gets screened/shortlisted/ selected/ appointed on the basis of the incorrect/ inadmissible/forged/ fabricated credentials furnished by him/her, his/her candidature shall be liable to be cancelled at any stage of the recruitment/at any time during the tenure of the service and appropriate legal action under applicable law shall be initiated against the applicant.

8. The University reserves the right to modify/withdraw/cancel any communication made to the applicant. In case of any dispute arising out of such a situation, the decision of the University shall be final and binding on the applicant.

Steps to Apply :-

1. For further details regarding qualifications, eligibility criteria etc.

2. kindly visit the University website Any addendum/corrigendum shall be posted only on the University website.

3. The online portal will be open from 05.08.2021.

4. The last date for submission of online application is 15.09.2021 or 30 days from the date of publication of advertisement in the Employment News, whichever is later.

5. The hard copy of the printout of application submitted online alongwith selfattested copies of necessary certificates/documents, copies of No objection Certificate, Vigilance clearance etc. should reach the Director, Academic Coordination Division, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi- 110068 on or before 10 days after the closing date of submission of Online application, through registered/speed post.

6. The envelop containing application form should clearly indicate the name of post and Advt. No.

Official Notification