The Global Open University is a prestigious university delivering quality rich education. The university came into function in the year of 2006 having its roots in Dimapur of the Indian state of Nagaland. The purpose of the university is to impart and cater the needs of quality higher education making the students efficient to face any challenges that comes in their way in the due course of the career. The Governor of Nagaland acts as the Chancellor of the University.
The Global Open University, Nagaland, legislated by the Government of Nagaland under The Global Open University Act 2006 (Act 3 of 2006) received the assent of the Governor of Nagaland on 30 August 2006 and was notified vide Notification number Law/Act-10/2006 on 18 September 2006. The provisions of The Global Open University Act 2006 were published in the Nagaland Official Gazette on 18 September 2006 for general information. Campuses of the University
The Global Open University, Nagaland has established three campuses (at Wokha, Dimapur and Kohima) with Interim Headquarters at Dimapur. Dimapur Campus : The Hon'ble Chief Minister of Nagaland Mr. Neiphiu Rio inaugurated the Interim Headquarters of the University at Dimapur on the occasion of World Environment Day, 5th June 2007 and allotted the Youth Hostel Complex of the Government of Nagaland for running job oriented and vocational courses at Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral levels. Wokha Campus : The Hon'ble Minister for Higher Education, Government of Nagaland, Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu inaugurated Wokha Campus of the University on 29th May 2007. The University is situated in Orchid Hills at Wokha with a view to catering to the growing needs for conducting distance education programmes for young boys and girls besides government employees, teachers and educators. Kohima Campus : The Global Open University, Nagaland is conducting different programmes from its Kohima Campus situated at the Old Ministers Hill. The meetings of the Governing Council, the Executive Council and other Bodies of The Global Open University are also held periodically in this campus for designing a masterplan paradigm for strengthening the cause of distance and virtual education in India in general and Nagaland in particular. The Global Open University has envisaged an action plan for improving the quality of education in India as it has been felt that quality is the single most important issue in education, business and government today. As many students leave or graduate from the school and college unprepared to meet the demands of the society, this problem has a ripple effect throughout the society. Students who are not prepared to become responsible and productive citizens become a burden to the society. These students, products of an education system that does not focus on quality, increase social welfare costs. They impact the criminal justice system, they are not prepared to meet the needs of the next generations, and, most importantly, they are citizens who feel alienated from society.