IGNOU establishes new regional centre buildings in Noida, Bengaluru and Pune
Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan laid the foundation of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) regional centres in Noida, Bengaluru and Pune virtually.
Pradhan said IGNOU is playing a crucial role in taking higher education to the common people and excellent infrastructure is important for providing quality education.
He also said that National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 aims to turn India into a global knowledge hub and the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system that IGNOU follows requires regulations to make possible the same.
IGNOU vice-chancellor Nageshwar Rao said the occasion was a historic one and thanked the education minister. Rao also said that together with the education ministry, IGNOU will work towards making India a global knowledge hub as envisioned by the National Education Policy 2020. He focused on the importance of tech-enabled education.
Pro-vice-chancellor of IGNOU, R.P. Das, said it is important to provide facilities at the regional level to ensure quality student services.
Pro-vice-chancellor Uma Knajilal said embracing technology will make these smart regional centres tech-enabled and provide top-notch educational services to students.
Pro-vice-chancellor Sumita Kukreti said IGNOU will boost its reach and coverage by having its own infrastructure at key places in India. This will not only provide quality education but also boost the gross enrolment ratio of IGNOU.