ENTRANCE PREVIEWNo entrance exam, which is one of the reasons I chose it. The admissions process is long and arduous. I had to run around to different departments with different forms, but having no exam made it easier. There was no formal interview at time of admission.
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
It is affordable, which is the major draw for TGOU. They cut expenses by being independent study. I graduated in 2011 and my degree cost about 14000 rupees. Looking at the current website it is now 18125 plus 150 per exam sitting fee. Also they've added a thesis, which I did not have to complete during my days.
I don't know what to say, this question is not applicable. TGOU is an correspondence college, so they didn't really have campus events. However, my degree is valid. I gained employment at American Express shortly after graduation and basically doubled my income prior to obtaining a degree with this university.
I did not have to stay in a hostel or eat mess food, as I did my studies by correspondence. Therefore the costs of living would be similar during study as your current situation. Many people complete degrees through TGOU while working full time, myself included.
As each course is independent study, we did not have a normal student/professor relationship. However, if one assumes that the courses were compiled by the faculty I'd say that they were very competent. One of the ways TGOU keeps their costs so low is by not having the normal faculty/student dynamic.
Exams took place at a scheduled time and place. You come and sit in a classroom and were monitored while you took a timed test. Some were very easy. But there were issues. For example one course a friend of mine took that you could opt to take in Hindi or in English only had Hindi exam papers. He answered the essays in English in order to complete the class in English.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
The courses were surprisingly good. All courses were done as independent study. At the beginning of each semester you receive course materials, which are very complete, and study independently. At the end of the semester you appear before an invigilator to take an exam on the course, which is the entirety of your grade. For some courses there are also essays, however, I did not take any of those courses.
No, they do not, as far as I am aware. I never had any internship nor was any required to complete the course.
As stated before, the college is done by correspondence with the exception of exams, so therefore you have the freedom to celebrate any events at your home or in your community, the college did not host any. It is not a college for those seeking collegiate experience, but it is good for those who need a degree without fuss.