The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched Gyandarshan channel for imparting knowledge through Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and social media World over.
The channel of IGNOU was launched through webcasting along with the IGNOU Electronic Media Production Centre (EMPC) page on Facebook. The channel and page will help the university to make its programme available on the mobile phones too.
According to IGNOU Vice Chancellor Prof Ravindra Kumar, it is a major step for implementing the education through electronic media.
“We are digital and open university now. There is no distance between us and our learners,” he added.
“We will use this platform as a promotional tool for our country’s cultural awareness and empowerment on a variety of themes on issues and challenges related to societal development, cultural heritage, environment etc,” Prof Kapil Kumar, Director, Electronic Media Production Centre (EMPC), IGNOU, said.
“This channel will also serve the Indian Diasporas world over, not only to promote Indian culture but also enlightening them with contemporary achievements of India. Similarly, the EMPC FB page will be providing regular updates on Indian education and will be a major source of feedback from the learners from all over the world,” he added.
The practice will not only help the working professionals but also help Armed forces personnel to continue their studies while guarding the borders of the country. Kumar also stated that the armed forces save our democracy and freedom and IGNOU is bound to facilitate their educational development.
IGNOU had already started GyanVani interactive radio counseling programmes through both broadcast as well as webcasting.