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The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has been chosen by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India to set up the Dr. Ambedkar Centre of Excellence (DACE). The objective of DACE is to empower the Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates by providing them high quality coaching absolutely free of cost for civil services Examinations (Prelims and Mains).

IGNOU is the premier university of open and distance learning. A University without the conventional classrooms, as it is called, excels in reaching out to the learners through the length and breadth of the country, making use of multi-media modes of teaching-learning aids. The learner-centric approach of IGNOU includes various Television, Radio and Internet platforms like Gyan Darshan, Gyan Vani, and Facebook Live besides the printed Self -Learning Material or SLM that the University develops. IGNOU has also been striving to realise its mandate of inclusion, democratization and reaching the unreached. In the same vein, IGNOU proposes to take forward the mettle of DACE.


The DACE in IGNOU would thus operate in the hybrid mode (both face to face and online) in order to achieve its laid down objectives. Following are the objectives of DACE in IGNOU:

  • Impart quality coaching for SC candidates;
  • Create a corpus of aspiring civil servants who can uphold the virtues of service, commitment and honesty;
  • Inculcate awareness on issues of social justice, equality and environment.

Mission Statement of DACE

"Create a repository of resourceful opportunities to learn, imbibe, compete and succeed through honing of skills related to adaptation, judgement and informed choice in the aspirants"

IGNOU has a dedicated faculty, excellent infrastructure facilities and we use latest information and communication technology. The one stop coaching under DACE in IGNOU shall be interactive and participatory, relying on regular assignments and evaluation, weekly quizzes, test series and personalized attention to all the candidates. Our learning management system portal makes a befitting environment to learn, imbibe and grow.