In an announcement made by Indra Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Vice Chancellor Rajasekharan Pillai, recently, that the open varsity is to soon extend its facility of full time on campus programmes in its Regional Centres. The Vice Chancellor made the announced the above at a function, 'Aagmann', organised by the on campus Students' Society of IGNOU for welcoming new students to the varsity. The occasion was marked by performances by full time students as well as hearing-impaired students. The varsity currently has 22 full-time academic programmes with around 500 students enrolled in them. These programmes had been launched last year at the New-Delhi campus of IGNOU for the first time.