The Global Open University, Nagaland has been established under the provisions of The Global Open University Act 2006 (Act 3 of 2006) of the Government of Nagaland with a view to introducing vocational, job oriented and employment centric education in the North-East in general and in the State of Nagaland in particular. The State Government of Nagaland has taken bold steps in strengthening the activities of The Global Open University, Nagaland for enabling the World Institution Building Programme (WIBP) to develop adequate infrastructure in Nagaland in general and at Wokha, Kohima and Dimapur in particular. After receiving the assent from the His Excellency, Governor of Nagaland, the establishment of the university was notified in Government Gazette vide notification number Law/Act-10/2006 on dated 18th September 2006. The Distance Education Council, New Delhi has recognised the Global Open University (TGOU), Nagaland vide letter DEC/GOU/NGL/Recog/2008/8685 dated 2nd June 2008. The Global Open University (TGOU), Nagaland is empowered to award degree as specified under section 22 of the UGC Act, 1956 vide UGC Letter No. 4- 2/2007 (CPP-1) dated 26th February 2008.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Global Open University, Dimapur