Blended Learning Approach and Student’s Satisfaction: A Case Study of IGNOU Programmes

  • Geetika S. Johry IGNOU
  • Urshla Kant
  • Ali Asgar IGNOU
Keywords: Skill gap, Trained human manpower, Blended learning, Student’s satisfaction, Employability


The industrial sector in India today is witnessing a huge
gap between demand and supply of trained human resources. We
have an increasing supply of new entrants into the workforce as well
as existing workers looking for new jobs who do not have the
requisite skills for these openings. The industry needs today has to
meet the growing business requirements. It has been realized by the
policy makers that there is a need for launching more skill-based
academic programmes and capacity building initiatives as per the
industrial needs. Keeping these situations in mind and realizing
growing demands of skilled workers, School of Vocational Education
and Training (SOVET), Indira Gandhi National Open University has
developed many programmes thereby contributing towards developing
employability skills of country’s educated youth and capacity building
of present workforce. Major skill based programmes are being offered
through blended learning mode. Therefore one of the objectives of
the present paper was to discuss two selected programmes and
their major course components. Moreover student’s satisfaction in
terms of learning materials, academic counselling, various support
services and overall satisfaction level about the programme have
also been examined in this paper. The present study is based on
primary data collected through structured questionnaire and secondary
data taken from published documents and reports etc.

Author Biographies

Urshla Kant

Assistant Professor, School of Vocational Education and Training, IGNOU, New Delhi

Ali Asgar, IGNOU

Assistant Professor, Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE), IGNOU, New Delhi