1066 learners receive degree, diploma at IGNOU convocation
Srinagar, May 23: Indhira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) today held its 23rd convocation at Sri Pratap College here in which 1066 learners received degrees and diploma certificates.
During the function, 907 learners received degree certificates while as 159 received the diploma certificates.
IGNOU Regional Director, Dr Mirza Nehal Ahmed Beigh said that during the last four years, IGNOU’s roll, despite facing stiff competition from both public and private institutions, had risen from 11 lakh to 35 lakh.
“National and international reach, wide range of academic programmes, flexible entry qualifications, diverse learner groups, walk-in admissions and examinations and modular programmes based on credit systems are some of the basic features behind the success of this university,” he said.
About the Regional Centre Srinagar, he said the Centre was established in February 1999 with jurisdiction over the valley and Leh, with just four study centres and 14 programmes offered. “In just 12 years, this centre has enrolled over 80,000 learners,” he said.
Islamic University of Science & Technology Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdur Rashid Trag who was the Guest of Honour said the contribution of IGNOU was ‘unparalleled.’
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