“IGNOU Education is stepping stone for foreign higher education, employment, promotion and positive personality” was the feedback of many IGNOU students under Nagpur Region. These are the views expressed by the students in the Regional Webinar organized by IGNOU Nagpur Regional Centre as part of its Foundation Day.
The Regional Centre organized the webinar entitled “IGNOU’s Role in Fulfilling Youngster’s Aspirations – Views of Nagpur Region Young Students”. Students from varied backgrounds were invited to present their views. The participants include a student doing M.Sc. in United Kingdom, 2 women students from backward Gadchiroli District (an Aspirational District), a reverse syndrome psychology student and many others.
Dr. P. Sivaswaroop, Regional Director welcomed the participants and guests. He said that every year the Regional Centre celebrates its Foundation Day with a specific theme and invites students appropriate to the theme. Last year the theme was “Education at 75+” and students of 75+ year’s age were invited to share their experiences. Similarly this year young students were invited to share their views on how IGNOU helped in fulfilling their aspirations. He specially thanked Prof Gautam R Desiraju, Institute of Science, Bengaluru for his presence.
Dr. K. D. Prasad, IGNOU New Delhi in his Inaugural address complimented Nagpur Regional Centre for providing best services to the students and reaching to remote and rural areas. He explained the importance of character, integrity, values and positive attitude in human life.
Rahul Chaure, BA Graduate from IGNOU and who is studying in M.Sc. at University of Aberdeen, UK thanked IGNOU for providing international standard education. Mrs. Usha Ramesh Jade a resident of Armulkasa village in Korchi Taluka of Gadchiroli district said that she got a Job in her village based on her BPP qualification. She was so inspired with IGNOU studies and she got her 3 daughters admitted into IGNOU. Total 4 members of this remote village family are IGNOU students. Durga Mahendrasingh Chauhan from Dharmitola village Kurkheda taluka Gadchirol district said that she did BPP and now doing BA. She got job in a local office based on BPP, BA. She requested that the study centre closed at Kurkheda be reopened, otherwise their studies will hamper as they cannot travel to Gadchiroli. Dr Sivaswaroop assured that University is committed for providing access to interior students and efforts are on to open Centre in Kurkheda.
Vinay Haridas Khobragade from Nagbhid in Chandrapur District said that due to poor economic conditions he joined Job and pursued various courses through IGNOU. He attended classes at Nagpur, Chennai, Hyderabad and Raipur and appreciated the quality of service.
Swati Khandelwal who did MAPC said that IGNOU gives lot of freedom and choice because of which she enjoyed her professional life, personal life and also studied well. Priyanka Bhaskar Banwale informed that due to IGNOU MA English she got promotion and is now Vice Principal in her school.
Simran Chandwani from Gondia shared that she was inspired by her father who did MAPC from IGNOU. She joined BAPC and it transformed her from introvert to a positive out looking personality. Recently she completed her MA Psychology from RTMNU.
Gagandeep Singh from Nanded said that while he was studying in Regular college at the age of 19 he faced very black period in his life. He lost all his hope for his future then Dr. Tasneem Anjum, Coordinator of P. N. College, Nanded Study Centre guided his parents and he studied BA Philosophy and then MA English. Now he teaches English in a high school and he is liked by all his students. He said IGNOU offered quality education, valid degree through distance education. All these have opened a new door for him. Shakti Mehta a person with multiple disabilities and down syndrome completed BAPC and MAPC from IGNOU. He is now CEO of the Shakti School for learning disabled students.
His mother expressed her heartfelt gratitude to IGNOU for making her son capable of running his own school. Taking him as model, every year 10-12 learning disabled students are joining IGNOU for various courses. She said IGNOU offers Ray of hope to all such learners. She appreciated Regional Centre Nagpur and the Study Centre for being highly student friendly.
Dr. Sasicoumar Brumot, ARD welcomed the gathering and Dr. Y. Venkateshwarlu, ARD proposed vote of thanks. The program was live broadcasted on Regional Centre Nagpur Youtube and Facebook. The recorded videos are available on Facebook and Youtube.