The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) would open new study centerâ€™s at government colleges and institutes affiliated to a recognized university, said vice chancellor Nageshwar Rao during his visit to Nagpur on Sunday. He was accompanied by regional director P Sivaswaroop. While addressing the media-persons, Rao said that as per new Open and Distance Learning Regulation, Ignou has asked all centerâ€™s without any affiliation to get the compliance within three months.
Regional director of IGNOU Sivaswaroop said that the Nagpur regional center has 34 study centerâ€™s at Nagpur University, Institute of Science, Vasantrao Naik Government Institute of Arts and Social Sciences, G H Raisoni College and some in Amravati University. Rao said there were such cases in other parts of the country and following implementation of the new rules, they plan to include the center name on the degrees as well.
Another reform planned in the upcoming year would be conducting online exams and implementing choice-based credit system (CBCS) for the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) course offered by IGNOU.
NAAC ranking for open universities would now be a must. The decision was taken by the government. Rao also disclosed that the past one-year had been tough for Ignou students especially because of study material. IGNOU is a central University (under Government of India) with all India jurisdiction and having Centers in 32 countries.
It offers various program’s in distance, face-to-face or online mode, through which, one, who has desire to acquire knowledge/ skills/ qualification in their chosen field, can join the University.