Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) celebrated its 30th Foundation Day on November 19, 2015
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) celebrated its Foundation Day on November 19, 2015 (Thursday) while it completed 30 years of its existence.
The Headquarters at New Delhi and the Regional Centres spread across the country had planned a number of cultural events and academic activities on the occasion.
The Foundation Day Lecture on “Higher Education- Changing Scenario” was delivered by Prof. Girish Chandra Tripathi, Vice Chancellor; Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi. Prof. Nageshwar Rao, Vice Chancellor of IGNOU and Prof. Sushma Yadav, Pro-Vice Chancellor IGNOU presided over the function.
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) takes education to the ‘unreached’ segments of the population — not just those in the remote corners of the country but also to people in Bollywood (actor Deepika Padukone registered for a B.A Sociology programme in 2005.) It’s also meant for those keen on professional development while working and for the growing ranks of “digital natives who prefer distance modality to the four-walled regimen,” elaborates M Aslam, vice chancellor, IGNOU.
Almost all courses are delivered through the English and Hindi medium except the certificate in food and nutrition, which is in 14 languages. The university now has 21 schools of studies; some centres; a network of 67 regional centres, including 47 directly connected to IGNOU, nine in the north-east, six for the army, four for the navy and one Assam Rifles centre; about 3,240 study centres and 82 overseas centres.
Source: Shrawan Kumar & Vikas, HT Campus Specialists