‘IGNOU mulls new centres in tribal-dominated areas’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 May 2018 09:44:48


Staff Reporter,

CONNECTING transgenders with mainstream of education is a revolutionary initiative, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is presently focused on the same. IGNOU through its high-quality, innovative and need-based programmes at different levels is committed to promote, co-ordinate and regulate standards of education offered through open and distance learning in the country. Within a short span, IGNOU has rendered a significant contribution to areas of higher education community education and professional development.

Now, IGNOU plans to establish new centres in tribal-dominated areas to connect tribal community students with main stream of education, informed Venu Gopal Reddy, Director, Regional Services Division, IGNOU, New Delhi. Director, Regional Services Division, Reddy was addressing a press conference to share IGNOU’s future workplan and other initiatives on Saturday.

While interacting with mediapersons, Director of Regional Services Division Reddy informed that at present IGNOU has no regular centres in more than dozen of districts in Madhya Pradesh. Now, IGNOU has targeted to add 5,000 to 6,000 students by establishing 15 to 20 new centres across the State.

Presently, 2 regional study centres are operated in Madhya Pradesh in Bhopal and Jabalpur. He added that IGNOU is making efforts to extend its services in entire Mahakoshal region.

Finance Officer from New Delhi Professor K Ravishankar said that IGNOU presently is in search of a building at the centre of the city. New building at the centre of the city will ensure easy approach of students who will avail its benefits on a large scale.
Senior officer fromMadurai -based IGNOU Dr M Salingam, Regional Director from Bhopal-based Regional Study Centre, Dr Amit Chaturvedi and Regional Director, Jabalpur, Dr Shambhusharan Singh also attended the conference.