IMPHAL: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Regional Centre Imphal celebrated its 33rd convocation at Tribal Researched Institute Chingmeirong on Monday.
While delivering a convocation speech, Commissioner of Higher and Technical Education (SCERT) M. Harekrishna said that today IGNOU open distance learning system is an indispensable educational system and it is probably the only means which an increase the gross enrollment ratio of the nation.
Highlighting the IGNOU programs and disciplines of offers and he said that Parliament of India has passed the Indira Gandhi National Open University Act in the year 1985. The first Open University was established as Andhra Pradesh Open University (APOU) in the year 1982 at Andhra Pradesh, which is now full-fledged, has been set up in Dr. B.R Ambedkar Open University.
He further said that IGNOU is to advance in learning and acknowledgement by varieties including the use of information, competition, technology, providing opportunities for higher education to large signal populations and to promote the educational well being of the community. It is generally to encourage the open and distance universities educational system in pattern of the country to co-ordinated and determine standard in such education system, said the Commissioner.
The university continuously strikes to build knowledge in the society by focusing marcher of the best of what the educational world. The IGNOU is an institution that strike to reach out to the large number of peoples who have skills able to equip and fundamentals for enforcement programs, which will certainly extend help towards the society and enlarged inculcate more confident amongst the youth, he added.
He also further stated that IGNOU education institute served about 3 millions students in India as well as abroad with 226 academic programs ranging from doctorate to awareness level. It outreached in most all the corner of the country and segment of the society and adding he said that the Imphal IGNOU regional centre occupied central position of the state for delivery of programs offers by the university as a resource centre in the Manipur.
In conclusion of his speech, he expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the entire 1, 069 candidates who have successfully completed their degrees of Post Graduate (PG) and Diploma Courses where counseling are conducted regularly during their academic session as per the council scheduled time tables with the monthly performance submitted.
The 33rd convocation ceremony was attended by Regional Director of Imphal, Dr. S.J. Neethirajan, and Assistant Regional Director of Imphal Dr. Oinam Jayalakhsmi Devi.