While colleges and universities across the country are closed due to the current health crisis, IGNOU has redesigned the curriculum for several courses to offer them digitally online.
The new Courses offered by IGNOU in the digital space are of MA in Hindi, MA in Gandhi and Peace Studies, BA in Tourism Studies, certificate course in Arabic, certificate in Information Technology, certificate programme in Library and Information Science.
E-inauguration was done by MHRD Minister Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal. He stated that –
“India’s student population is equal to, if not more than, the population of America. In such a scenario, the online mode of education is needed to reach out to students. We have already run initiatives like National Digital Library (NDL), Swayam, Swayam Prabha, Diksha among other platforms. We are moving fast in the direction of digital education and IGNOU has also taken a step in the same direction”
IGNOU is already offering several of its services digitally now, such as e-Gyankosh – a national digital IGNOU library, Gyanvani – FM radio and Gyandhara – internet audio.