Shimla, April 26
Distance education, provided by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), has played an important role in spreading higher education given the geographical conditions of Himachal Pradesh. Minister of Education, Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan, said this while addressing the IGNOU 35th Convocation.
The main program was held at IGNOU headquarters in Delhi and the live broadcast of this feature was available on all regional channels. Appreciating the study materials prepared by IGNOU, he underlined the importance of the distance education system.
The special guest of the ceremony, hosted by the IGNOU Regional Center here, the Director of the Central Research Institute (CRI), Dr. NK Pandey, awarded the gold medal to two students for their excellent performances in the master’s programs. No less than 73 students received diplomas and diplomas.
Pandey urged them to contribute to society and nation building through education and knowledge and to encourage the underprivileged to pursue higher education through IGNOU.
A total of 9,196 learners in the state were deemed eligible to graduate during this convocation and 73 attended the convocation, said IGNOU Regional Director Dr. Joginder Kumar Yadav who also presented the report for 2020-2021.
He said that during Covid, a strong network of regional centers and study centers made full use of digital media platforms to bring IGNOU programs to rural and remote areas, resulting in an unprecedented increase in student enrollment. students.