Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is the largest University in the World with more than 32 lakhs students spread across India and Globe. To provide effective student support services to the students, IGNOU has established 56 Regional Centres at various cities across the country.
These Regional Centres are supposed to educate the people especially unreached sections about Distance Education method and motivate people towards Higher Education. And also to study local conditions in the region and ensure quality education to the desiring people nearest to their place of residence.
The Regional Centre activities include identifying proper institutions and academic counselors with appropriate qualification and monitor the classes, conduction of exams and conduction of convocation etc. Every year IGNOU New Delhi presents Gold Medal to the Regional Centre providing best services to the students.
This year the Best Services Gold Medal and Certificate were presented to Nagpur Regional Centre during the recently held 32nd Convocation. Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President of India was the Chief Guest of IGNOU main function at New Delhi.
A Special Committee was constituted to analyze the performances of all the 56 Regional Centres in the country and based on its Recommendation the IGNOU Vice Chancellor Prof. Nageshwar Rao approved the name of Nagpur Regional Centre for the Best Services Award. Dr. P. Sivaswaroop, Regional Director, IGNOU Nagpur Regional Centre received the Gold Medal through the hands of the Vice President of India at New Delhi.
On this occasion Dr. Sivaswaroop said that “This is the success for the dedicated and committed services rendered by all the functionaries including academic counselors, study centre functionaries like Coordinators, Program Incharges, Assistant Coordinators, Assistant Program Incharges, Assistants etc. and Regional Centre functionaries”. It is also to note that during the last 10 years there are no student related RTI queries, Consumer cases and legal cases in the Nagpur region. He further stated that “Service with Sincerity” is the motto of Nagpur Regional Centre.