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Gold Medal for Innovation
Updated on 17 Jan, 2019


One of the objectives of NCIDE is to encourage, recognise and promote innovations in distance education. Keeping this in view, the IGNOU has introduced a 'Gold Medal' for innovations in distance education. The purpose of the award is to recognize & promote innovations in ODL system as envisaged by the NCIDE, which has been on a mission to seek creative solutions to promote effectiveness, quality and reach of the ODL system. Entries are invited from different institutions including IGNOU faculty, State Open Universities and other ODL agencies.
 
  • The Gold Medal for 2016 was awarded for developing a Mobile Application as a Learner Support Services.
  • The Gold Medal for 2015 was awarded to the Coordinator of an innovative programme of Master of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies.
  • The Gold Medal for 2014 was awarded to the innovator for attaining 100% Job Placement for IGNOU Tribal Students of Gadchiroli.
  • The Gold Medal for 2013 was jointly awarded to the Coordinators of Postgraduate Diploma in E-learning (PGDEL).
  • The Gold Medal for 2011 was awarded jointly to the Coordinator of an innovative programme for AnganWari Workers Training Programme, and to the Coordinator of a technology enabled innovative solution for Post Graduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (PGDAC) using Vedyadhara Technology Enhanced Open Learning System.
  • The Gold Medal for 2010 was jointly awarded to the Coordinators of two innovative programmes, Certificate in Competency in Power Distribution (For Technicians) and Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education Enabling Inclusion (Cerebral Palsy).
  • The Gold Medal for 2008 was awarded to an innovative instructional design for Certificate Programme in Motor Cycle Service and Repair of the IGNOU-HHML Project.
  • The Gold Medal for 2007 was awarded to an innovative instructional design for Certificate Programme in Craft & Design (Pottery).
  • The Gold Medal for 2006 was awarded to the Innovation in Open and Distance Education on the use of EduSat.