Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has announced to partner with the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) and Common Services Centres (CSCs) of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY).
“After the MoU, IGNOU will be able to collaborate with NeGD to prepare e-governance training videos. NeGD will be providing all the technical assistance required for the LMS. While partnering with CSCs will be fruitful for IGNOU students,”IGNOU’s Vice Chancellor VC Ravindra Kumar said during university’s Independence Day celebrations.
Referring CSCs as the access points for electronic service delivery, Kumar said that the NeGD and the CSCs will help the university to reach out to villages in India. This will contribute to “a digitally and financially inclusive society”, Kumar added. He also said that IGNOU students can use all CSC centres as CSC wallets.
The three (IGNOU, NeGD, MEITY – CSC) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding in this regard on August 22, 2017.
IGNOU DIGI NEWS – university’s digital news portal was also launched during the event along with the digital version of the Bachelors Preparatory Programme in form of a CD. According to a press release by the university, the CD will be distributed along with the study materials.