IGNOU launches short-term course in Gandhi studies for IAS officers

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Updated on Jan 27, 2020 10:32 IST

IGNOU celebrated the 71st Republic Day in its campus in Maidan Garhi, Delhi.  Prof Nageshwar Rao, the Vice Chancellor of IGNOU, hoisted the national flag.

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) celebrated the 71st Republic Day in its campus in Maidan Garhi, Delhi. Prof Nageshwar Rao, the Vice Chancellor of IGNOU, hoisted the national flag and also received the guard of honour by IGNOU guards. He informed that the university has designed a short-term course for IAS officers in Gandhi Studies for the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Government of India.

He further informed that the "Samarth platform" of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for enabling online admission has been doing well, saving the resources of the university. Also, he praised the Material Production & Distribution Division (MPDD) for providing the study material on time for the session of January 2020. He informed that the circulation of books to the students is being done in a judicious manner without delay. 

He emphasised on the quality of the study material of IGNOU and said that IGNOU has democratised higher education by amassing resources from across the country. The syllabi specific course material has helped standardisation and quality across programmes. He further mentioned that the effort in accumulating different sources from across the country has been enormous but worthwhile for education in the country.

He shared with the IGNOU fraternity that the 7 point criteria are being followed by IGNOU as well to ensure quality to its learners and that the university is well on its way to be NAAC accredited. Prof Rao also congratulated IGNOU employees, faculty and staff members on getting 2nd Rank in Swachh Campus Ranking 2019 (Non-Residential Category) by MHRD.

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