IGNOU to focus on rural, backward sections

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The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has decided to set up study centres for educationally and economically backward and minority sections of the society as per recommendation of the Sachar Committee.

Beside many other initiatives, the university would introduce foundation course in Bhojpuri language and translate the study material in regional languages for a wider access to higher education for all sections of the society.

Talking to reporters here on Friday, pro vice-chancellor of IGNOU Prof KR Srivathsan said the university had recently taken many new initiatives on higher education and effective learner’s support services. A number of schools had been activated to meet the requirements of the society, he said and added new activated schools covered a wide range of learning including law, agriculture, journalism and new media, gender and development, tourism, hospitality service sectoral management, vocational education, extension and development, foreign languages, translation, performing and visual arts. Currently 21 schools are offering more than 300 programmes.

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