The 36th convocation of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) was organized in the auditorium located at Rajiv Gandhi Navodaya Vidyalaya Tapovan.
Degrees were awarded to 2794 students in the function. President Draupadi Murmu participated in the program as the chief guest through online medium.
The convocation ceremony was held simultaneously at IGNOU headquarters and regional centers on Monday.
The broadcast of the headquarters’ program through online medium was also seen at the regional centers.
President Draupadi Murmu said that IGNOU is the largest open university in the world. This country is providing higher education through distance education abroad. IGNOU centers are located in every district of Uttarakhand. Where every year a large number of students are registered.
Dr. Anil Kumar Dimri, Senior Regional Director, IGNOU Regional Center Dehradun said that 2794 students of the Regional Center were awarded degrees. These included 1415 undergraduate degree programmes, 952 postgraduate degree programmes, 297 postgraduate diploma programmes, 50 diploma programs and 80 certificate programmes. This number is about five percent more than the previous year.
He informed that IGNOU is providing free education to jail inmates, higher education to the country’s armed and security forces under Akashdeep and Gyandeep projects.
Special guest Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Cabinet Minister Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat also participated in the convocation ceremony.
Dr. Anil Dimri told that recently A+++ grade has also been given by the bank for the excellent work done by the university. Since the Corona period, higher education is being provided to the students through online medium by IGNOU.
Under the New Education Policy-2020, special training programs are being run for professors of various universities and colleges under the aegis of IGNOU and UGC.
Additional Director Dr. Ranjan Kumar, Assistant Regional Director Dr. Jagdamba Prasad, Section Officer Rakesh Chandra Nauni, Coordinator of Dehradun Study Center Dr. Onima Sharma etc. were present in the programme.
Abhirup Roy of Tour and Travel Management Program awarded Gold Medal in the Convocation program organized at Muktadhara Auditorium Agartala.
475 students among total qualified 1540 received degrees in this convocation program.