IGNOU conducts 30th convocation

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 18 Apr 2017 09:42:19


Business Bureau,

INDIRA Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has conducted its 30th Convocation recently by awarding degrees/diplomas to 2,10,811 students. To help its students spread across the country, it was held through Technology Mediated Web Convocation at 56 regional centres including Nagpur.


Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of State for HRD (Higher Education), Government of India delivered the convocation address at the main function at IGNOU New Delhi. Prof Ravindra Kumar, Vice Chancellor of IGNOU presented the Vice Chancellor report.


At Nagpur the convocation was held at Guru Nanak Bhavan, RTM Nagpur University. From Nagpur a total of 1,517 students were eligible for receiving their degrees and diplomas out of which 283 students were invited in person. 882 B.Ed students will be sent their certificates by speed post. Dr S P Kane, Vice Chancellor, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University was the guest of honour at Nagpur venue and delivered regional convocation address. One student of this region Gunja Sanjay Joshi, received the University gold medal for her PG Diploma in Analytical Chemistry, as she stood all India first for this programme. The gold medal was awarded at New Delhi. Speciality of the convocation at Nagpur was that three prisoners including 1 facing death penalty were due for BA and MA degree. Five students are above 60 years, thereby reinforcing the concept of ‘lifelong learning’. It is also glad to note that more than 50 students from Gadchiroli received their post graduation certificates which include MA English, MA Political Science, MA Public Administration, MA Hindi.
Dr P Sivaswaroop, Regional Director, IGNOU Nagpur in his report enlisted various activities of the RC in ‘Reaching the unreached’.
Dr S P Kane in his regional convocation address congratulated the awardees.